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  • Olivier Leflaive Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2018

    £54.99

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  • Olivier Leflaive Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru Abbaye de Morgeot Recolte du Domaine 2018

    £69.95

    “The 2017 is a great success for Olivier Leflaive and the house’s able winemaker Franck Grux. While the scale of this important négociant house sometimes wins it short shrift from Burgundy collectors, the truth of the matter is found in the glass. The whole range this year is very solid indeed, and with Leflaive’s “Récolte du Domaine” range, Grux has evidently pulled out all the stops to produce wines that can confound the prejudices of even the most skeptical. Many of these bottlings are derived from Olivier Leflaive’s share of the Domaine Leflaive vineyards, which only recently reverted to him, and these cuvées in particular are worth every effort to seek out.”

    William Kelley, Wine Advocate (11/19)

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  • Olivier Leflaive Meursault Clos du Cromin 2018

    £52.99

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  • Olivier Leflaive Meursault Premier Cru Les Poruzots 2018

    £69.99

    “The 2018 Meursault 1er Cru Le Porusot (Récolte du Domaine) has turned out very nicely, opening in the glass with notes of citrus oil, Anjou pear, toasted hazelnuts and struck match. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and incisive, it’s elegantly textural, with fine depth at the core, tangy acids and a long, precise finish. Impressively concentrated and dynamic for the vintage, it is well worth seeking out. Drink: 2022-2042. 93 points”

    William Kelley, Wine Advocate (01/21)

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  • Olivier Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet Les Meix 2018

    £55.95

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  • Olivier Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru Referts 2018

    £69.95

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  • Ostertag Riesling Heissenberg 2020

    £39.99

    “2016 is the first vintage after André Ostertag’s great 2015 and the second since his son Arthur has been involved more deeply. André has just announced that he will step back a bit to fight against his Parkinson disease, which he has been living with for ten years. In August this year, right before the harvest, his treatment proved insufficient and required André to stay in hospital for several weeks. For the first time since 1980, he wasn’t able to harvest at the domaine, and his son had to replace him overnight. However, during our meeting in late October, André said that “from a picker’s perspective, no harvest had ever been as calm and serene than this 2018 harvest.”

    In his typical calm and quiet way, André said, “Arthur’s influence is growing more and more, and his mark on the 2017s is already very obvious.” He added that “the next generation is terrific and will keep writing the history of the domaine in its own way.” In his letter to friends and partners a few days later, he asked us all to “prepare to be surprised by this new wave blossoming at the domaine with contagious energy!”

    The whole team of The Wine Advocate—and surely all of our readers who have been lucky enough to drink the wines from Domaine Ostertag for so many years—are wishing André Ostertag good luck and success to what he calls cultivating his “inner hillsides in order to come back as soon as possible with renewed energy, ready to support the domaine’s third generation without pushing too hard.” André’s spirit, will and energy has always been great. We don’t have any doubts that we will taste with him again soon. Until then, take care André, and take our very best and warmest wishes.

    Ostertag’s 2016s are formidable! They are not as rich and massively structured as the great and age-worthy 2015s, but in terms of freshness, mineral expression, elegance and finesse, they are absolutely fabulous and by no means lesser wines compared to the prestigious 2015 vintage. Namely, the Pinots Gris wines are coming out great this year. They are not only dry but also full of freshness and tension, so perfect wines to have with food. The Grand Cru Muenchberg is a great wine and worth cellaring for many years. This is also the Riesling from the same terroir that is, once again, one of the finest I have tasted from the 2016 vintage in Alsace this far. I had it again in London a couple of days ago and enjoyed it during the whole evening. This wine took me on a journey, telling me about mirabelles, weathered stones and dried herbs. It is a gorgeous wine that I had to buy immediately. However, the 2016 Heissenberg from a “hot” gneiss and sandstone terroir, is also a great Riesling with unrivaled elegance, finesse and subtleness. If you can’t manage to get a Munechberg or would like to compare it with another great terroir wine, this is the one to buy. As I told you last year, Ostertag is also becoming one of Alsace’s finest red wine producers. Keep the 2015 for many years, and try the 2016, which is even finer and fresher. As a Pinot lover, I couldn’t resist it here as well…”

    Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (239)

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  • Ostertag Riesling Muenchberg Grand Cru 2019

    £49.99

    “Things will never be the same for me at Ostertag. This year, André Ostertag decided to step back and let his son Arthur take over the main winemaking duties while he heals from Parkinson’s. I first met André in 1992, and he is one of the nicest people in Alsace wine. I wish him well and hope to see him back and active at the estate before long. Today, the Ostertag estate farms 15 hectares divided over more than 100 plots of vines. Arthur spent his first full year back at the winery in 2016 and was entrusted with two plots of Riesling (less than 0.1 hectares), the grapes from which were usually part of the Riesling Les Jardins. This became Arthur’s pet project; he made about 400 bottles in 2016, following winemaking methods similar to his father’s (though he prefers not to make, at least for now, a pied de cuve from the indigenous yeasts). The lineup of wines I tried this year at the estate was extremely impressive.”

    Ian D’Agata, Vinous (01/19)

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  • Rollin Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2017

    £88.99

    “Bottled. Seems subtle at first but opens up to a complex if embryonic combination of lemon and orange fruit, stony freshness and the suggestion of the round creamy character of lees and barrel. Drink: 2023-2030. 17.5 points”

    Julia Harding, Wine Advocate (01/19)

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  • Valette Macon-Villages 2017

    £25.99

    “Aromas of minty green apples and citrus oil introduce the 2017 Mâcon-Villages, a medium to full-bodied, supple and fleshy wine that’s bright and layered, concluding with a saline finish. This bottling comes from comparatively young vines and is vinified and matured in tank. The 2017 is quite easy to understand and makes a great introduction to the wines of this fascinating and idiosyncratic domaine. Drinking window: 2019-2029. 89 points

    After years of trying, it was with great interest that I at last paid a visit to Philippe Valette’s elusive 8.5-hectare Chaintré estate. The Valette family were the first to exit the local cooperative, and they rapidly won a reputation for rich, concentrated wines that were frequently celebrated in the pages of this publication. On leaving school in 1990, Philippe began to convert the domaine to organic farming, and since 1992, their wines have never been chaptalized. Influenced by a meeting with Pierre Overnoy, Valette has come to identify with the natural wine movement, and today, his wines see little or no sulfur and increasingly long élevage—indeed, the 2006 Clos de Monsieur Noly spent fully 12 years in barrel. If the estate’s wines through the late 1990s were simply powerful, textural examples of high-quality white Burgundy (notes on several will appear in the next installment of Up From the Cellar), the wines being released today belong in a category of their own. Complex and sapid, I find them fascinating, but readers should be prepared to find wines that are quite different from any of the Valettes’ neighbors. Anyone who appreciates the Jura bottlings of Jean-François Ganevat or the Thomas Pico Chablis wines is likely to love them! My experience is that they often benefit from extended aeration, and I tend to decant Valette’s wines or follow them over several days.”

    William Kelley, Wine Advocate (244)

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