2008

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96 points John Gilman: ...blazing purity, stunning intensity of flavor and laser-like presentation of its underlying terroir... The superb, vibrant bouquet roars from the glass in a blend of oranges, sweet grapefruit, a beautiful base of soil tones, orange peel, a gentle touch of lanolin, very… ...
JG 96
WA 96
WS 93
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Huet Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux 1ere Trie 2008  (#307829)

Dessert Wine from Vouvray, Loire, France

96 points John Gilman: ...blazing purity, stunning intensity of flavor and laser-like presentation of its underlying terroir... The superb, vibrant bouquet roars from the glass in a blend of oranges, sweet grapefruit, a beautiful base of soil tones,…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 12+ available
JG 96
WA 96
WS 93
90 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): Saturated ruby. Lively, spice-accented aromas of cassis, licorice, violet and tobacco. Dense, juicy and intensely flavored, with energetic red and blackberry qualities and licorice and floral pastille nuances. Firm tannins add shape to the gently… ...
IWC 90
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Chave/J.L. Selection Hermitage Farconnet 2008  (#329096)

Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France

90 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): Saturated ruby. Lively, spice-accented aromas of cassis, licorice, violet and tobacco. Dense, juicy and intensely flavored, with energetic red and blackberry qualities and licorice and floral…

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94 points James Suckling: Lemon and grapefruit tightly cut into place with powerful acidity and lots of lemon citrus on the nose as well as grilled hazelnuts. The palate has impressively deep-set citrus flavors, and refreshing layers build with terrific depth, power and nutty warmth. (10/7/16) ...
JS 94
WS 92
W&S 91
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Ployez-Jacquemart Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne 2008  (#328512)

Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France

94 points James Suckling: Lemon and grapefruit tightly cut into place with powerful acidity and lots of lemon citrus on the nose as well as grilled hazelnuts. The palate has impressively deep-set citrus flavors, and refreshing layers build with…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 4 available
JS 94
WS 92
W&S 91
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93 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): There is a hint of vegetal here that actually adds breadth to the sauvage, cool and wonderfully fresh and complex nose of red currants, earth and humus. The silky yet focused, intense and overtly austere big-bodied flavors possess an excellent sense of underlying… ...
AM 93
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Gaunoux/Michel Corton-Renardes 2008  (#313704)

Pinot Noir from Aloxe-Corton, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France

93 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): There is a hint of vegetal here that actually adds breadth to the sauvage, cool and wonderfully fresh and complex nose of red currants, earth and humus. The silky yet focused, intense and overtly austere big…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 8 available
WHWC Staff Notes: Finally, Pascal served us his classic Quarts de Chaume along with a peach tart. This single estate wine shows plenty of botrytis along with gentle honey tones, apricot, quince, and a nice dose of orange zest. On the palate, the wine displays an unctuousness reserved for wines of… ...
JG 89
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Laffourcade Quarts de Chaume Chateau de l'echarderie 2008  (#329082)

Dessert Wine from Quarts de Chaume, Loire, France

WHWC Staff Notes: Finally, Pascal served us his classic Quarts de Chaume along with a peach tart. This single estate wine shows plenty of botrytis along with gentle honey tones, apricot, quince, and a nice dose of orange zest. On the palate, the wine…

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91-94 points Fine Wine Review: The Vosne-Beaux Monts is more closed in the nose than the foregoing wines. It shows good depth and purity to its violet flavors with finesse, intensity, and razor cut. (Issue #128; 2010) 93 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): Medium red. Reticent,… ...
FWR 91-94
IWC 93
AM 90-92
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Clavelier Vosne-Romanee 1er cru Les Beaux Monts 2008  (#312148)

Pinot Noir from Vosne-Romanée, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

91-94 points Fine Wine Review: The Vosne-Beaux Monts is more closed in the nose than the foregoing wines. It shows good depth and purity to its violet flavors with finesse, intensity, and razor cut. (Issue #128; 2010) 93 points Stephen Tanzer …

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FWR 91-94
IWC 93
AM 90-92
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92-96 points Fine Wine Review: The Nuits-Cras is deep, spicy, round, and generous with minerality, violets, and length. Bruno says that his plot is more gravelly, while the old Lamadone plot that Lamarche and Comte Ligier-Belair now split is more marne. (Issue #128; 2010) ...
FWR 92-96
AM 92
IWC 91
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Clavelier Nuits-St-Georges 1er cru Aux Cras 2008  (#331940)

Pinot Noir from Nuits-St.-Georges, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

92-96 points Fine Wine Review: The Nuits-Cras is deep, spicy, round, and generous with minerality, violets, and length. Bruno says that his plot is more gravelly, while the old Lamadone plot that Lamarche and Comte Ligier-Belair now split is more…

750ml Bottle | Pre-arrival, 4 available
FWR 92-96
AM 92
IWC 91
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The aromatic profile shows high tones of wild flowers, black tea, and forest floor laced with fresh strawberries, quince, and very subtle Asian spices underneath the ethereal fruit. The palate is defined by focused, chalky minerality underpinned by taut acidity and concentrated mid-palate flavors of… ...
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Thierry Richoux Irancy Veaupessiot 2008  (#326101)

Pinot Noir from Irancy, Burgundy, France

The aromatic profile shows high tones of wild flowers, black tea, and forest floor laced with fresh strawberries, quince, and very subtle Asian spices underneath the ethereal fruit. The palate is defined by focused, chalky minerality underpinned by…

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