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  • Leroy Bourgogne Blanc 2016

    £69.99

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  • Littorai Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

    £89.99

    “The 2019 Chardonnay Charles Heintz Vineyard shows the textural pliancy typical of this site, while also retaining terrific freshness and verve, with fewer of the tropical overtones that are often found in Heintz Chardonnays. All the elements are so impeccably balanced. Drinking window: 2021-2029. 94 points

    Ted Lemon describes 2019 as year with a good deal of rain early on and average crop levels. Harvest began on September 3, moderately early, but more or less in line with historical norms, and wrapped up on October 8. I thought the Anderson Valley Pinots were especially fine this year, but all the Pinots are marked by energy and the purity of flavor that is such a house signature. A recent bottle of the 2017 Wendling Pinot Noir reminded me of how these wines really blossom with a bit of time in bottle. Lastly, the 2019 Chardonnays are also absolutely brilliant across the board, another reminder of just how strong the vintage has turned out to be for Chardonnay.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/21)

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  • Littorai Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

    £81.49

    “The 2018 Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard is creamy, ample and so inviting. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, licorice, lavender and spice all meld together in a Pinot of tremendous depth, richness and texture. The 2018 is classic Hirsch. I can’t wait to taste this from bottle. 93-96 points

    As always, I tasted two full vintages at Littorai with Ted Lemon. The 2018 Pinots, all of which are still in barrel, are shaping up to be truly special. That is evident from the first wine in the tasting, the Savoy Pinot. Lemon told me he used more whole clusters than ever before in 2018. In tasting, the wines are marked by an extreme sense of transparency. Sadly, the Cerise Pinot fell victim to smoke taint. That is pretty much the only unfortunate event of 2018. I found the Chardonnays much more reticent than the Pinots. Those wines are in tank, and my impression is that those wines are going through a dumb phase. It happens. The bottled 2017s have largely turned out as I had expected. Overall, the wines are strong, although there is no getting around the challenges of the heat, especially in some of the Pinots. The Chardonnays generally fared better.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/20)

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  • Luigi Baudana Barolo Baudana 2015

    £64.99

    “The 2015 Barolo Baudana is powerful, ample and deep, with tons of brightness to play off the sweet red cherry and pomegranate fruit. Already quite expressive, the 2015 appears to have a very bright future. Even today, its balance is simply impeccable. Within the context of the year, the 2015 Baudana is one of the most polished refined wines readers will taste. Drinking window: 2022-2044. 94+ points

    The Vajra family continues to do remarkable work in revitalizing the Baudana estate. The appellation Barolo is gorgeous, while the two vineyard designates are both distinctive, as they should be. Stylistically, the wines are bigger and more overt than the Barolos the Vajras make at their G.D. Vajra estate. Then again, here we are in Serralunga.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (02/19)

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  • Marc Colin Saint-Aubin Premier Cru En Montceau 2018

    £45.99

    “The 2018 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Montceau is also performing well from bottle, mingling aromas of pear, pomelo, orange oil, fresh bread and ginger. Medium to full-bodied, racy and tensile, with fine depth at the core but a more open, giving profile than the 2017 vintage, this will offer a broad drinking window. Drink: 2022-2042. 92+ points

    Damien Colin reported that his yields were some 30% below average and that the crop ripened rapidly, “even very rapidly.” Indeed, having projected a September 15 start, he began picking on September 7. Alcohol levels came in for the most part between 13% and 13.5%, with good phenolic maturity and lower pHs than in 2018. Having learned from a succession of warm vintages, every effort was made to retain freshness: working with cool grapes, minimal bâtonnage and moderate percentages of new oak. And in the vineyards, Colin is backing off rognage, working more flexibly to adapt to the vintage. All this translates to a very fine vintage chez Colin, delivering wines that are more concentrated and more clearly defined by site than the charming, open and expressive 2018s, also revisited here.”

    William Kelley, Wine Advocate (01/21)

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  • Marco de Bartoli Bukkuram Sole d’Agosto Passito di Pantellaria 2019

    £48.99

    “Marco de Bartoli has long been one of the best wine estates not just in Sicily but in all of Italy. Sadly, Marco, a very likable man who did so much for Marsala production, is no longer with us, but his son Renato has followed brilliantly in his footsteps, expanding the winery’s portfolio and promoting research of old local vines. For example, de Bartoli’s is the first Catarratto bottling made exclusively from the Lucido biotype (not a clone) of Catarratto Comune , of which there are three: Comune, Lucido and Extralucido. Although generations of growers has repeated the received wisdom that the last two gave the best wines, until de Bartoli came along with his Lucido bottling nobody had bothered to see if that was really the case. Those consumers who have never found a Marsala wine to like owe it to themselves to try the ones by made by de Bartoli.”

    Ian D’Agata, Vinous (12/15)

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  • Marco de Bartoli Integer Zibibbo 2018

    £31.99

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  • Maria & Sepp Muster Erde 2018

    £49.99

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  • Maria & Sepp Muster Sgaminegg 2015

    £43.99

    “From very poor, chalky marly soils with low-yielding Sauvignon and Morillon (Chardonnay) grapes (roughly 50/50), the 2015 Sgaminegg is still very young, with lots of lemon, kumquat and grapefruit aromas intermixing with notes of crushed stones. On the palate, this is a round, lush, very tight, fresh and almost tannic wine that is still challenging, a bit drying and far too young. However, this is a promising wine. Tasted July 2018. Drink: 2023-2040. 93+ points”

    Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (239)

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  • Maria & Sepp Muster Vom Opok Sauvignon 2017

    £26.49

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  • Marie-Courtin Extra Brut Allegeance Rose 2013

    £68.99

    “The 2013 Rosé Allégeance, 100% Pinot Noir, is powerful and authoritative in expression, with plenty of depth. Some rough edges remain, however, including volatile acidity that is on the high side. Zero dosage. Disgorged: May 2018. Drinking window: 2018-2022. 89 points

    Dominique Moreau is a true original. Imbued with tremendous character and personality, her wines are among the most compelling in Champagne. Biodynamic farming, minimal handling in the cellar and bottling with no dosage are some of the signatures that inform these deep, often stark, pure Champagnes. Marie Courtin fans will notice the addition of a new wine, the Présence Sans Soufre, a Pinot Blanc/Chardonnay blend that is terrific in its first release. Unfortunately I was not able to taste the 2016 Resonance or 2014 Efflorescene, as the wines aren’t released yet.These are not always easy wines, but the time to explore them is always handsomely rewarded.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (11/18)

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  • Massolino Barolo Margheria 2015

    £69.99

    “Massolino’s 2015 Barolo Margheria is a powerful, driven wine that shows the sinewy muscles of Serralunga off to great effect. Dark red cherry, plum, iron, sage, smoke, white pepper and rose petal open up in the glass, but the Margheria is a wine of structure, power and depth, its mid-weight feel notwithstanding. As is often the case, the Margheria is a beguiling wine that shows the flavor and textural complexity Nebbiolo can reach in Piedmont’s top sites. Drinking window: 2023-2040. 93+ points

    Brothers Franco and Roberto Massolino turned out a gorgeous set of 2015 Barolos. The Massolinos gave the 2015s about 21 days on the skins. Both primary and secondary fermentation were done in cement, and the wines were aged in cask. More than those details, though, these Barolos stand out because they are very expressive to site, something that was not easy to achieve in 2015.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (02/19)

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