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Maison Nicolas Potel Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2007 Red French Wine
Maison Nicolas Potel Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2007 Red French Wine
Extremely Limited!

90-93 Points - Burghound, January 2009
"As it almost always is chez Potel, here the nose is deeper and more serious with obvious earth and game notes that add depth to the red and dark berry fruit aromas that merge into delicious, round and distinctly masculine and powerful flavors that are punchy, long and while not rustic, certainly robust. Despite the muscled quality, this is not an especially big Bonnes Mares by the standards of this grand cru though it is certainly focused and intense. Drink 2015+." -Allen Meadows
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Mollydooker Cabernet Sauvignon Gigglepot Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Australian Red Wine 750 mL
Mollydooker Cabernet Sauvignon Gigglepot Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Australian Red Wine 750 mL

93 points Winespectator 

"Opulent, with rich dark chocolate notes dripping over ripe plum, black cherry and raspberry flavors. Supple and creamy at the core, featuring plenty of details of vanilla bean, cinnamon and chai tea that create a powerful wave of flavor that lingers on the long, toasty and spicy finish. Drink now through 2028. 2,263 cases made." –MW

Gigglepot is a vibrant & elegant wine, full of personality. Forthright flavours of raspberry, briar and dried herbs develop into soft layers of mocha and mint on the palate. The nose has cherry & rhubarb notes with a hint of vanilla, complimented by delicate oak elements of toasted coconut and spice. The balance and intensity of the 2016 Gigglepot allows the true personality of McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon to shine.- The Winemaker

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Mollydooker Shiraz Enchanted Path Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Australian Red Wine
Mollydooker Shiraz Enchanted Path Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Australian Red Wine

Rated 93 points Winespectator

Spicy, wild strawberry flavors are lush and generous, with cinnamon and cigar box aromas. The focused complexity gains traction on the finish, where the tannins firm up. Drink now through 2030.

Mollydooker Shiraz Enchanted Path Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Australian Red Wine

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Mollydooker Velvet Glove Shiraz 2016 Australian Red Wine 750 mL
Mollydooker Velvet Glove Shiraz 2016 Australian Red Wine 750 mL

Wine Advocate 95 points

"The only one of the Mollydooker wines that even hints at needing some bottle age is the 2016 Velvet Glove Shiraz. Hints of hay or alfalfa mark the nose, along with huge raspberry and blueberry fruit. It’s full-bodied, rich and tannic on the palate, picking up hints of chocolate and raisin on the long finish. I wouldn’t suggest cellaring it too long, in case the dried-fruit notes come too much to the fore." September/2018

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Noon Eclipse Proprietary Red Blend 2012 Australian Red Wine 750mL
Noon Eclipse Proprietary Red Blend 2012 Australian Red Wine 750mL

92 Points Vinous Media July 2014

"(88% grenache, 9% shiraz and 3% graciano): Opaque ruby. Assertively perfumed scents of raspberry liqueur, cherry pit, licorice and woodsmoke, with a subtle hint of white pepper adding lift. Sappy and expansive on the palate, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors that put on weight with air. The broad, smoky finish shows resonating spiciness, supple tannins and a whiplash of sweet dark berry fruit." - Josh Raynolds

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Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1998 Red French Rhone Wine
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1998 Red French Rhone Wine

96 Points from Wine Spectator.

#16 in Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines in 2000.

"What a great wine. Full-bodied, with crushed berry, smoke and grilled aromas, all presented quite subtly. Stands out for its natural, down-to-eart taste of clean, pure, shining fruit. A pleasure to drink. Tempting now." - Wine Spectator, Dec. 2000

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Penfolds Grange Bin 95 Shiraz 2010 Red Australian Wine 750 mL
Penfolds Grange Bin 95 Shiraz 2010 Red Australian Wine 750 mL

eRobertParker.com #215 Oct 2014 Lisa Perrotti-Brown Drink: 2022 - 2040

"The 2010 Grange is a 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 96% Shiraz blend made from Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Magill Estate fruit that was aged 17 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads. Very deep purple-black in color, this is classic Grange - amongst the finest produced - replete with fresh, vibrant and youthful black fruit notes showing some blueberry aromas and accents of camphor, anise and the slightest floral hint plus a whiff of oak in the background to lend a cedar-laced lift to this textbook Shiraz nose. Medium to full-bodied in the mouth, it is very taut and finely constructed showing typically firm, grainy, uniform tannins, great concentration and wonderful persistence on the finish. If I have any very slight complaint of this near perfect wine it is that it seems a little too clinical and appears to speak less of the land and the heart of South Australia and more of the very skilled winemaking than did the Grange from the magical 2008 vintage." -Lisa Perrotti-Brown

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Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Tokalon 2014  Red California Wine 750 mL
Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Tokalon 2014 Red California Wine 750 mL

95 points Wine Advocate December 2016

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve To Kalon is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Deep ruby/purple-colored, notes of sweet crème de cassis, blackberry, charcoal and toast are present in the subtle but intense aromatics. The wine is full-bodied and classically crafted, building incrementally on the palate and displaying full-bodied richness, sweet tannin, and a potential to age for 25-30 + years. This is a beauty.

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Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 1.5L California Red Wine
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 1.5L California Red Wine

 ONE 1.5 LITER bottle  in stock no discounts Rating: 100! Points (Robert Parker)  The Wine Advocate October 2014 

"The perfect 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Screaming Eagle is composed of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Made in the classic, iconic Screaming Eagle style that the original proprietress, Jean Philipps, first showcased in the early 1990s, before the winery was sold to Stan Kroenke, the inky/purple-colored, seamless 2012 possesses an extraordinary set of aromatics consisting of pure blackcurrant liqueur, licorice, acacia flowers, graphite and a subtle hint of new oak. Full-bodied, opulent and voluptuous, this profound wine is as prodigious as I thought it would be last year when tasted from barrel. It should age effortlessly for 20 or more years. " -Robert Parker

It would be easy to criticize Screaming Eagle, the tiny boutique producer, with astronomical prices as well as quality. The vineyard, on the valley floor in the eastern Oakville corridor, sells off significant quantities of wine to others. Their production remains 700 to 1,000 cases, along with 500-800 cases of their second wine, Second Flight. There is something magical about this Oakville parcel on the valley floor just under the looming hillsides of such wineries as Phelps, Bacchus and Dalla Valle’s Maya, and across the street from the Rudd Estate, Plumpjack, etc. Different winemaking consultants, from Heidi Barrett, who was in charge when Screaming Eagle soared to prominence in the early nineties, to the present consultant, Michel Rolland, have maintained the remarkable consistency that makes this wine so special. Articulating that is the critic’s challenge, but there is a purity to the crème de cassis fruit that emerges from this vineyard. There is an aromatic intensity and penetration that is truly world-class, and there is incredible balance as well as complexity in these young wines.

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Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2015 California Red Wine 750 mL
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2015 California Red Wine 750 mL

Vinous Media- 98 Points

The 2015 Screaming Eagle is fabulous. Rich and ample on the palate, with soaring aromatics from the Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2015 is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Ripe red plum, pomegranate, mint, kirsch, lavender and sweet spice notes are beautifully delineated in the glass. In this tasting, the Cabernet-based Screaming Eagle is quite a bit more open and accessible than the Merlot-based The Flight. Even so, it will be years before the 2015 Screaming Eagle is ready to drink.

Wine Advocate- 98-100 Points

Blended of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a medium to deep garnet-purple color and nose of crushed blackberries, black cherries and wild blueberries with notions of fragrant earth, garrigue, lavender, Sichuan pepper and dried leaves. Medium-bodied with signature elegance and finesse, it’s the incredibly fine, oh-so-pixelated tannins that help to define the signature of this vineyard, beautifully supporting the elegant fruit, finishing with great poise. This is a very sensuous, pensive style and not for those seeking a full-on blockbuster but rather will greatly pleasure lovers of wines with quiet intensity and subtle depth. Note that this was a tank sample, due to be bottled within a week.

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