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Franz Hirtzberger Grüner Veltliner Spitzer Rotes Tor Federspiel 2018, 0.75L
Grüner Veltliner from Wachau, Niederösterreich

"Medium yellow-green color with silver highlights. A hint of meadow herbs, fine yellow tropical fruit, candied orange zest, and a mineral touch. Complex and juicy, with a fine fruity sweetness, fresh acidity, and yellow fruit on the delicately salty finish; good length, has potential." 92 Peter Moser, Falstaff Magazin

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Marcel Deiss Schoffweg 'Le chemin des brebis' 2018, 0.75L
Blend from Bergheim, Alsace

"The 2018 Schoffweg "Le chemin des brebis" offers a pure, rich and intense, very elegant and concentrated bouquet of crushed limestone rocks and lemon peels. Fresh and elegant, dense and refined yet full-bodied, tight and complex on the palate, this is a very salty Schoffweg with a promising, finely bitter finish. This is still far too tight and young to be served now, even from a big glass, but it's a promising white in the Burgundian style. The cuvée includes a part that was fermented on the mash in clay amphora. 13.9% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted at the domaine in May 2022." 94 Stephen Reinhardt, Wine Advocate

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Carignan Prima 2018, 0.75L
Merlot from Côtes de Bordeaux Cadillac, Bordeaux

"Plum, ripe-blackberry, tar, chocolate and walnut aromas. It’s medium-to full-bodied with sleek, round tannins and a creamy texture. Delicious. Nicely done for the vintage. Rich and layered. 100% merlot." 93 James Suckling

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La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou Cuvee Colbert 2018, 0.75L
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot from St. Julien, Bordeaux

A rare, approximately 6,000-bottle production of La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou aged in a single 45-hectolitre ovoid foudre fashioned from the last of the ancient Morat oaks. At about 340 years in age, Le Chêne de Morat was the last oak of the Royal Tronçais and was planted in the 1660s by order of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, then Comptroller and later Minister of the Marine to Louis XIV. Upon being cut down in 2005, the tree was purchased at auction by Tonnellerie Sylvain.

“Bordeaux cooperage Tonnellerie Sylvain bought the magnificent 340-year-old oak at auction [for €37,700] – and orders are already flooding in for barrels from the aromatic wood. The oak, Le Chêne de Morat, is the last of an exceptional parcel of Tronçais oak from central France, planted in 1669 during the reign of Louis XIV. ‘The majority were felled in 1984 but four remained and this is the last survivor,’ said Jean-Luc Sylvain, manager of the family-owned company. An estimated 60 barrels will be produced from the tree which measures 40m in height with a circumference of 4.6m. A tree roughly 200 years old provides staves for 10 barrels. The slow growth and height of the tree contributes to the quality of the wood and richness of aroma.” - James Lawther MW, Decanter Magazine

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La Gravette de Certan 2018, 0.75L
Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon from Pomerol, Bordeaux

"Currant, chocolate, wet-earth and cedar aromas follow through to a medium to full body with integrated, refined tannins that build on the palate and follow through in a polished way. Give it three or four years to open, as it seems rather tight. Almost all merlot with some cabernet sauvignon. Try after 2025." 95 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, Mar 2021

"The second wine of this beautiful estate certainly doesn't taste like a second wine, and the 2018 La Gravette De Certan certainly put a smile on my face. Based on 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in 50% new barrels, it has the same supple, seamless, sexy style of the Grand Vin, only with the volume turned down slightly. Redcurrants, truffle, tobacco, hints of chocolate, and damp earth all emerge on the nose, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a beautiful core of sweet fruit, silky tannins, and a great finish. It can be drunk today or cellared for 15 years or more." 94  Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com

"The 2018 La Gravette de Certan is a gorgeous second wine. Pliant, creamy and so expressive, La Gravette is everything a second wine should be. Juicy dark cherry fruit, spice, licorice, new leather and lavender fill out the layers effortlessly. No, the 2018 is not quite the 2016, but it's close." 92 Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Vinous.com

 

 

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Le Carillon de l`Angelus 2018, 0.75L
Merlot / Cabernet Franc from St. Emilion, Bordeaux

"Wild-strawberry, blackberry and blueberry aromas with some spices and herbs. It’s full-bodied with a balance of firm yet elegant tannins. The savory mid-palate leads to a clean finale with serious length. Hard not to drink this now, but it needs four or five years to show its true excellence. Second wine of Angelus. Try after 2025." 95 James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, Apr 2019

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Leoville Las Cases 2018, 1.5L
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot from St. Julien, Bordeaux

"Pure magic and one of the finest expressions of this estate I could imagine, as well as a perfect wine, the 2018 Château Léoville Las Cases comes from a mix of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc that spent 19 months in (I believe) all new French oak. Its dense purple color is followed by a profound wine loaded with notions of crème de cassis, lead pencil shavings, melon, crushed stone, tobacco, and violets. Full-bodied, concentrated, and massive on the palate, yet also incredibly well delineated and precise, it has a wonderful mix of seemingly ripe, sunny fruit from a warm year yet the minerality, purity, and precision of a cooler year. This wine is going to be just about immortal; however, do your best to hide bottles for a solid 10-15 years. Drink: 2031-2081." 100 Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, Mar 2021

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Saintayme 2018, 0.75L
Merlot from St. Emilion, Bordeaux

“Emerging from the talents of Denis Durantou, the 100% Merlot 2018 Saintayme should be snatched up by readers who want a brilliant, delicious Bordeaux to enjoy over the coming decade. Terrific notes of black cherries, kirsch, flowery incense, cedarwood, and tobacco all define the bouquet, and it's medium to full-bodied and beautifully balanced, with silky tannins and a ripe, hedonistic, yet balanced style that's a joy to drink." 94 Points Jeb Dunnuck

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Bouchard Père & Fils Meursault Les Perrieres 2018, 0.75L
Chardonnay from Meursault, Burgundy

"The 2018 Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières is showing very nicely from bottle, offering up a youthful but already expressive bouquet of citrus oil, pear, blanched almonds, pastry cream and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, racy and incisive, it's elegantly textural, with fine concentration, tangy acids, and a precise, mineral finish. While this Perrières is already deceptively charming, if it gains in depth and complexity with bottle age as much as I suspect it will, this score may seem conservative." 93 William Kelley, Wine Advocate

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Comte Armand Pommard Clos des Epeneaux 2018, 0.75L
Pinot Noir from Pommard, Burgundy

"One of the best Côte de Beaune reds of the vintage. The four blocks that make up the blend of this justly celebrated Pommard Premier Cru red amount to 5.23ha and range in age between 36 and 100 years' old. Aged in one third new wood, it has spice and tobacco pouch top notes, layers of red berry fruit, fresh acidity and firm, yet granular tannins.(Drink between 2024-2035)" 96 Tim Atkin MW, Decanter

"As usual, I sampled the various constituents of the cuvée before tasting a representative blend of the 2018 Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux, and as ever, the whole is superior to the sum of the parts. Wafting from the glass with a deep bouquet of raspberries, cherries, peonies, spices, orange rind, cassis, woodsmoke and espresso roast, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, its lively and concentrated core of fruit framed by rich structuring tannins, concluding with a long and sapid finish. This promises to number among the Côte de Beaune's wines of the vintage, and it will be well worth seeking out." 93-95 William Kelley, Wine Advocate


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Domaine Taupenot-Merme Saint Romain Blanc 2018, 0.75L
Chardonnay from Saint-Romain, Burgundy

"Pale yellow robe with green hue. Saint Romain has notes of white flowers and toasted bread on the nose when young. When it has been aged, the nose changes to Mirabelle (yellow plums) and light honey. In the mouth, its liveliness, minerality and body make it very approachable when young." ​Winemaker Notes

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Henri Jouan Morey-Saint-Denis Clos Sorbè 2018, 0.75L
Pinot Noir from Morey St. Denis, Burgundy

“Bursting from the glass with aromas of blackberries, smoked meats, licorice and cassis, the 2018 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Clos Sorbé is medium to full-bodied, rich and nicely concentrated, built around powdery tannins and concluding with a long, sapid finish. . .” ​90-92 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

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Jean et Sébastien Dauvissat Chablis Les Preuses 2018, 0.75L
Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy

"The 2018 Chablis Les Preuses Grand Cru brings together all the best elements of the house style. Brisk and inviting with terrific energy, the Preuses has so much to offer. Like the Vaillons Vieilles Vignes, the Preuses was vinified in wood, and yet it shows better oak integration and a greater sense of completeness. A kick of Preuses mineral and floral notes punctuate the finish."92-94 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous

 

There is very good Chablis character to the aromas of petrol, quinine, tidal pool and various white-fleshed fruit scents that are trimmed in noticeable if discreet wood toast. The oak influence can be discerned on the palate as well as the firm, serious and youthfully austere finale. ​91-93 Points, Allen Meadows, Burghound
 
 

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Matrot Volnay-Santenots 1er Cru 2018, 0.75L
Pinot Noir from Volnay, Burgundy

“A rich bouquet of cherries, cassis and wild berries mingled with baking chocolate and toasty new oak introduces Matrot's 2018 Volnay 1er Cru Les Santenots, a medium to full-bodied, velvety wine that displays fine depth and concentration, concluding with a long and sapid finish.” 92, William Kelley, Wine Advocate, Feb 2020

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Robert-Denogent Pouilly-Fuissé La Croix Vieilles Vignes 2018, 0.75L
Chardonnay from Pouilly Fuissé, Burgundy

"Once again there is a suggestion of oxidation lurking on the nose of white flowers and notably ripe apricot, peach and pineapple scents. The succulent, powerful and overtly mineral-driven medium weight flavors possess excellent intensity and a lovely texture while displaying fine length on the bitter lemon-inflected finale..." 89-91 Points, Allen Meadows, Burghound.com

"The palate is fresh and vibrant on the nose with touches of dried honey, hazelnut and smoke, building nicely .... Very fine." 91 Neal Martin, Vinous

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Taupenot Merme Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Bel Air 2018, 0.75L
Pinot Noir from Gevrey Chambertin, Burgundy

"The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Bel Air 1er Cru is overtly floral on the nose with raspberry, cranberry and light loamy aromas, more oyster shell scents emerging with time. The palate is well balanced, very terroir-driven with great tension and vibrant red cherry and strawberry fruit bursting forth on the finish. Superb." ​94 Neal Martin, Vinous

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Vincent Cuillier L'Arbre Brut Nature Champagne 2018, 0.75L
Pinot Meunier from Marne, Champagne

"The 2018 Brut Nature Blanc de Noirs L'Arbre is such a pleasure to taste. Creamy and ample in the glass, the 2018 offers a compelling mix of Meunier richness and brighter, more saline accents that serve as an attractive counterpoint. Spice, dried pear, chamomile, dried flowers and ginger build nicely with time in the glass, leading to a vibrant, bracing finish." 92 Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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Croix & Courbet Savadonnay Cotes du Jura 2018, 0.75L
Chardonnay / Savagnin from Cotes du Jura, Jura

"70% Chardonnay, 30% Savagnin Terroir: A parcel selection from 4 ha total; vines planted between 1980 and 1989. The three parcels include: En Lya: western exposure, shallow clay-silt topsoil with limestone scree over a deeper layer of Liassic gray marl Au Calvaire: southeastern exposure on a gentle slope, tucked away in a valley, fine limestone scree and clay topsoil above gray marl Trémoulette: at the bottom of a west-facing slope, fine limestone scree and clay topsoil above gray marl Vinification: ** Whole bunches, gently pressed (pneumatic). Fermentation in in 228-liter barrels (5 to 6 year old), lasting about 3 months. Full malo, with first SO2 addition afterward. Aged 18 months in barrel, followed by another 18 months in tanks. Fined, lightly filtered." Winery Notes

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Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Les Perrieres 2018, 0.75L
Cabernet Franc from Bourgueil, Loire

“Les Perrières’ is the Bretons' greatest red, from one of the most prized hillside parcels in Bourgueil. These old vines give very low yields of 20 hectoliters/hectare on average.” Importer Notes

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Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Rouge Cuvee Les Arboises 2018, 1.5L
Cabernet Franc from Saumur, Loire

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Domaine Lionnet Cornas Terre Brûlée 2018, 0.75L
Syrah from Cornas, Rhône

"Opaque violet color. Precise, mineral-accented scents of blackberry, cassis and exotic spices are accompanied by a slowly emerging floral nuance. Sappy and energetic on the palate, displaying sharp delineation to its concentrated black/blue fruit, floral pastille, olive and allspice flavors. Finishes extremely long and spicy, with intense mineral thrust, a hint of candied violet and subtly chewy, harmonious tannins that make a late appearance. (Drink between 2026-2036)" 95, Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com

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Jean-Claude Marsanne Saint-Joseph 2018, 0.75L
Syrah from St. Joseph, Rhône

"Just a stone's throw from JL Chave and Gonon, this little-known winegrower delivers high-level Syrah at a price that is still angelic, a superb discovery...Deep colour with purple tints. Expressive nose of black fruits, notes of spices of cacao, mineral touch. In the mouth, a traditional, generous, powerful but balanced wine. We find the aromatic personality of the appellation on a beautiful length."

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Louis Barruol Côte Rôtie La Boisselee 2018, 0.75L
Syrah from Côte Rôtie, Rhône

“Sure, it has the violets and spice of great Côte Rôtie, but also a dense and delicious Syrah luxuriance you want to bite off and chew. After a recent tasting, I tried to order a few bottles from the estate for my personal cellar and was sadly denied. Very few bottles of this wine were made, and with demand so high, every last one has now shipped off to the USA. I envy all who can still find a few for the cellar!” Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

"Fresh and focused, offering currant and steeped black cherry notes mixed with hints of alder, bay leaf and rosemary. This has everything knitting nicely through the finish, with a mineral edge lingering." 93 Wine Spectator

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Odinstal Riesling Vulkan 2018, 0.75L
Riesling from Pfalz, Pfalz

"The 2018 Riesling Vulkan opens with a pure, fresh and herbal, slightly flinty and still yeasty bouquet of crushed stones. Lush and round on the palate, this is a bone-dry, linear, fresh and elegant, very pure and grippy Riesling from Odinstal. The finish is salty, piquant and tight. A gorgeous wine that was bottled with no more than 29 milligrams per liter of total SO2. Tasted in Odinstal in December 2019." 93 Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate

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Weingut Robert Weil Riesling Sekt Brut 2018, 0.75L
Riesling from Rheingau, Rheingau

"The 2018 growing season was almost a full degree Celsius warmer than the warmest year in recent history (2003).  The growth in the vineyards reflected this, with early budbreak and very early flowering. To ensure that our wines  retained their cool-climate character, we started the harvest in mid-September. In the end we were thrilled not just with the residual sugar levels across the entire range, but also with the fine, elegant acidity and perfect physiological ripeness of the grapes that will express itself beautifully in these wines." Wiengut Weil

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Maximin Grunhaus Riesling Sekt Brut 2018 2018, 0.75L
Riesling from Mertesdorf, Ruwer

"The vintage 2018 began with a perfect flowering at Maximin Grünhaus. We had no frost or hail damage on the whole property. Due to the hot summer, our harvest began quite early, but thanks to our unique location we harvested beautiful and perfectly ripe Riesling grapes with outstanding acidity levels. The whole harvest in our three grand crus was one big party. The whole team was nothing but smiling faces during this time." Producer Notes, Maxin Grunhaus

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Aldo Conterno Langhe Nebbiolo Il Favot 2018, 0.75L
Nebbiolo from Langhe, Piedmont

"A combination of strawberry, cherry, currant and iodine aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this juicy, complex red. Firms up at the end, with a subtle length." 90 Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator

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Cantine del Castello di Conti Boca Il Rosso delle Donne 2018, 0.75L
Nebbiolo / Vespolina / Uva Rara from Boca, Piedmont

"The 2018 Boca Il Rosso delle Donne is a very pure, focused wine built more on linear energy rather than power. Dried cherry, orange peel, spice, mint, anise and alpine herbs give this mid-weight, ethereal wine plenty of nuance and presence. The 2018 is fabulous. Readers who appreciate subtle reds will adore it." 94 Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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Castello Conti Origini Vino Rosso 2018, 0.75L
Nebbiolo / Bonarda / Vespolina / Barbera / Uva Rara from Piedmont, Piedmont

". . .This lovely, lively wine made from a field blend of grapes local to the Alto Piemonte, including Nebbiolo, Bonarda, Vespolina, Barbera and Uva Rara, is from organically farmed vineyards. The Conti family, famous for its Boca, has created this classic wine which captures the freshness and also the seriousness of this almost mystical Terroir."  Importer Notes, Rosenthal Wine Merchant

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Ferrando Carema Etichetta Bianca 2018, 0.75L
Nebbiolo from Carema, Piedmont

"If there is any wine that defines the Ferrando “oeuvre” it is this one: the white label Carema. No single wine in our portfolio is more illustrative of our work than this brilliant rendition of Nebbiolo. Produced exclusively from the Nebbiolo grape planted in a series of vineyards that sit beneath Mont Blanc (Monte Bianco) in a broad amphitheatre with full southern exposure overlooking the river, Dora Baltea, that runs from the snow-capped mountains south through the Valle d’Aosta into the northwestern range of Piedmont slicing the city of Ivrea in half. The vines are trained in a special way on pergola (known as “tupin” in local dialect) to obtain maximum exposure to the sun in this high altitude district and are planted to soils that are dominated by slate. The appellation of Carema is extremely small: only 16 hectares (approximately 40 acres) are planted to the vine..." ​Rosenthal Wine Merchant

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Guido Porro Barolo Vigna S. Caterina 2018, 0.75L
Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont

"The Guido Porro 2018 Barolo V. S. Caterina shows tannins that are soft and fine, giving this wine an accessible approach. The wine's complexity creeps up on you with dried fruit, wild cherry, earth and grilled herb delivered over a lean-bodied style. Those tannins give the wine a little more bite and grip." 92 Points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate

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Roagna Barbaresco Paje 2018, 0.75L
Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont

"Fresh, lively and linear in profile, racy even, this red exhibits strawberry, cherry, hibiscus, iron and mown hay flavors, with a vibrant structure, fine harmony and a long, fruit- and mineral-tinged finish. Best from 2026 through 2045. 543 cases made." 95, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator.com, Apr 2024

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Roagna Barbera d'Alba 2018, 0.75L
Barbera from Barbera d'Alba, Piedmont

"The 2018 Barbera d'Alba all from Pira, is a very pretty, aromatic wine. In this vintage, the Barbera is a bit more floral and savory, but ess texturally intense than in many years, but that adds to its accessibility. Cedar, tobacco, dried herbs, autumn leaves and earthy notes linger." 90, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Sep 2023

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Roagna Langhe Rosso 2018, 0.75L
Nebbiolo from Langhe, Piedmont

""The 2018 Langhe Rosso is 100% Nebbiolo from Barolo and Barbaresco-designated vineyards. Dried red cherry, mint, spice, tobacco, dried leaves and worn-in leather all grace this super-expressive, ethereal Langhe Rosso. The 2018 comes across as a bit mature aromatically, so I would not push my luck on aging. Even so, it is a delicious wine for readers who want to experience a Nebbiolo with early tertiary complexity. In this vintage Luca Roagna was especially selective with what he bottled for his top wines, so production for the Langhe Rosso is nearly double what it is in most years." 90, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Sep 2023

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Fabio Motta Le Gonnare Bolgheri 2018, 0.75L
Merlot / Syrah from Bolgheri, Tuscany

"Fabio Motta is one of the best performers in Bolgheri among the small producers of the next generation. Almost ready with his new winery, it represents a kind of garagiste in the appellation. He ferments all the wines with natural yeast and manages careful extraction and maceration. His original blend for Le Gonnare sees an addition of Syrah to complete the 85% of Merlot and is aged in 1/3 new French oak barriques. Intense and perfumed it shows kiwi peel and cedar wood aromas, loaded with restrained cassis and bitter orange flavour. The attack is dense and ripe with elegant texture and chewy tension on the finish." 95 Aldo Fiordelli, Decanter Magazine

"Extremely complex and darkly primary in profile, with alternating notes of black plum, blackberry, incense, black tea leaves, licorice stick, and sandalwood. The palate is splendid, combining notes of blood orange and cut cedar. Full bodied with soft tannins, good structure, and a horizontal finish . . ." 92 Raffaele Vecchione, mmt.WinesCritic.com

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Val delle Corti Chianti Classico Riserva 2018, 0.75L
Sangiovese from Chianti Classico, Tuscany

“This is an impressive new release from Val delle Corti in Radda in Chianti. With 5,000 bottles released, the 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva shows an immediate level of austerity and complexity that relaxes to display dark fruit, earth, rusty nail and candied orange peel. There is a Pinot-Noiresque quality to this wine that makes it very attractive. I heartily recommend this under-the-radar discovery. Fruit comes from a cool site at 450 meters in elevation with calcareous marl soils with lots of rock. The vines were planted in 1974.” 94 Wine Advocate.

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Crystallum Chardonnay The Agnes 2018, 0.75L
Chardonnay from Walker Bay, South Africa

"The 2018 The Agnes comes from five vineyards in Hemel-en-Aarde and Overberg, aged in 228- and 500-liter barrels with 10% new oak. It has a discreet bouquet with subtle pressed flower and shale-like aromas that suggest this is a Chardonnay for cellaring. The palate is wonderfully poised, revealing hints of vanilla and coconut flakes on the entry, countered by a crisp line of acidity and a pleasing tautness on the finish. Excellent." 92 Neal Martin, Vinous.com Nov 2019

“It’s always a pleasure to meet with the indefatigable Peter-Allan Finlayson, whose wines at Crystallum I have been shoveling praise upon since his debut vintage …. [he] was on hand to guide me through his latest releases, although he admitted that he had forgotten to bring one of them. Probably had his mind on other things: the impending 2017 harvest and the fact that now he oversees not just Crystallum but Gabrielskloof, whose wines I have reviewed separately. Hopefully the reviews speak for themselves, merely consolidating everything that I have written before, principally that these are some of South Africa's finest Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. Attesting to that was the fine performance of his wine when served against the likes of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti of J-L Trapet at a lunch in Cape Town just a few days earlier. I asked about recent developments at Crystallum, and Fin—as he is known in these parts—told me that he had recently bought a piece of his own land for Crystallum, located around two kilometers past Creation, therefore outside the Hemel-en-Aarde region. At the moment he is still buying fruit from growers, but this single hectare of Pinot Noir is a start to obtaining "dirt" that he can call his own. As usual, these wines are highly recommended, although quantities remain frustratingly small.” Neal Martin, Vinous.com 2015/2017

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Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial 2018, 0.75L
Tempranillo / Cabernet Sauvignon from Sardón de Duero, Castilla y León

"2018 was a cooler year with more rain and higher yields, and the 2018 Selección Especial—77% Tempranillo, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Syrah, 1% Merlot, 0.8% Petit Verdot and 0.3% Garnacha—shows very harmonious and better integrated oak than the 2017. Despite having similar analytical data, the wine comes through as fresher, more balanced, more fluid and with a finer texture given the quality of the tannins. 532,607 bottles produced. It was bottled in May and June 2020." 93, Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, Jun 2021

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Vega-Sicilia Valbuena 5° 2018, 0.75L
Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León

"The 2018 Valbuena comes from a cooler vintage with good yields that required sorting and selecting in search of a happy and vertical version of Valbuena, pushing a little more and giving the wine a little more oak, especially American (5%). It was produced with 96% Tinto Fino and 4% Merlot that went through a three- to four-day cold soak and fermented with indigenous yeasts followed by malolactic in stainless steel. The élevage was in new and used 225-liter oak barrels and 21,000-liter oak vats. It has 14.5% alcohol and a pH of 3.8 and 4.78 grams of acidity (tartaric), so it's ripe and with mellow acidity that gives it a mellow mouthfeel. This is a very spicy vintage for Valbuena, getting closer to the style of Único (while at the same time I felt the 2018 Pintia from Toro was getting closer to the aromatics of some vintages of Valbuena, like 2010). It was a late-ripening year with a tendency toward freshness in the wines. The palate is medium to full-bodied, with very fine tannins that made the wine nicely textured and very elegant. There is a lot of regularity in the Valbuena of the last few years, here with more tension and freshness of the 2017, a little more balsamic even. 180,580 bottles, 5,528 magnums and some larger formats produced. It was bottled in May 2021." 96, Luis Guiterrez, Wine Advocate

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CVNE Cune Rioja Reserva Imperial 2018, 0.75L
Tempranillo / Graciano / Mazuelo from Rioja Alta, La Rioja

"The red 2018 Imperial Reserva keeps the brand profile of finesse, precision and power, produced with grapes that were picked between October 8th and 26th in a year like in the past—cold, rain and snow followed by a warm summer. It's a blend of Tempranillo and 15% Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha that were put through optical sorting and fermented in oak vats with a 20-day maceration. It matured in barrel for 24 months. It's 14% alcohol and has a pH of 3.57. It's a textbook Reserva from Haro, fine-tuning the grapes they use here trying to control the power of this cuvée, which has to be powerful but keeping the freshness. This is quite young and lively, quite impressive, really very good, getting close to the complexity of a Gran Reserva but with the extra oomph of its youth. 150,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2021." 94, Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, Jul 2022 

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Muga Reserva 2018, 0.375L
Tempranillo Blends from Rioja Alta, La Rioja

"This was the only red that Muga made in 2018, and the wines from the best vineyards went into the blend. In other words, top vineyards were declassified. Medium-bodied with very fine tannins that are caressing and refined. Plenty of subtle berries, chocolate and walnuts. Tempranillo with garnacha, mazuelo and graciano. January 2021 release. Drink or hold" 94 Points, James Suckling, JamesSukling.com

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Domaines Lupier Garnacha Navarra La Dama 2018, 0.75L
Grenache from Navarra, Navarra

"No 2017 was produced, so after the 2016 I tasted a while ago, we jump to the 2018 La Dama, vinified by Enrique Basarte and Elisa Úcar and blended and bottled by Raúl Pérez, the new owner of the project. They always look for a more delicate expression of Garnacha from selected stonier plots of old head-pruned and dry-farmed vines in the village of San Martín de Unx that are worked organically and biodynamically but are not certified. The wine is stunning, elegant and aromatic, with depth, complexity and grip. It's incredibly young and expressive and doesn't show its age at all; it has a refined nose and is quite fruit-driven and floral, with very integrated oak (like never before), supple flavors and very fine tannins. It has good ripeness and contained alcohol (13.8%) and good freshness and acidity (with a pH of 3.46 and 6.3 grams of tartaric)." 97 Luis Guterrez, Wine Advocate

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32 Winds Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2018, 0.75L
Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, California

"The 2018 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast is a classic Sonoma Coast Chardonnay from the Martinelli and Quail Hill vineyards. It spent 11 months in 25% new French oak, with 20% of the blend brought up in concrete eggs. Lots of orchard fruits, pear, honeysuckle, and brioche emerge from the glass of this soft, more approachable, delicious Chardonnay , which has a kiss of background oak, medium body, and outstanding length." 91 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, Jul 2020 

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32 Winds Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2018, 0.75L
Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, California

"Moving to the Pinot Noirs, the base appellation 2018 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast was 60% destemmed and spent 11 months in 20% new French oak. This gorgeous Pinot Noir displays lots of red and black raspberry fruits, notes of forest floor, smoked earth, and a touch of graphite. With medium-bodied richness, a solid spine of acidity, building tannins, and straight-up beautiful balance, it's going to benefit from another year or two of bottle age and keep for a decade. It's beautifully done." 94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, Jul 2020

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32 Winds Platt Vineyard Chardonnay 2018, 0.75L
Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, California

"Brought up in a mix of 40% concrete eggs and barrel, 15% being new, the medium gold-hued 2018 Chardonnay Platt Vineyard has lots of buttered citrus, exotic flowers, Meyer lemon, toasted almonds, and a hint of brioche to go with a medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, seamless Chardonnay that has loads of character. It's beautifully done, has plenty of richness, a clean, bright spine of acidity, and a great finish." 95 points, Jeb Dunnuck, Jul 2020 

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32 Winds Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018, 0.75L
Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, California

"Slightly more expensive, the single vineyard 2018 Pinot Noir Platt Vineyard spent 17 months in 20% new barrels. It's a bigger wine, with a touch more mid-palate density and depth, yet it still has plenty of underlying structure and tannic grip, offering up lots of redcurrant and darker cherry fruit as well as curing spices, smoke, and foresty, earthy notes. Give this rocking effort 2-4 years of bottle age and enjoy over the following decade or more. This beauty strikes a good balance between Old World and New World." 95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, Jul 2020 

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Anthill Farms Chardonnay Peugh Vineyard 2018, 0.75L
Chardonnay from Russian River Valley, California

"The 2018 Chardonnay Peugh comes from a vineyard originally planted in 1887 and grafted to Chardonnay in 1944. It was made with 20% new Austrian oak and has bright notions of petrichor, lime peel, green herbs and green pineapple with honeyed notes in the background. The palate is medium-bodied and satiny, swelling with savory flavors that are refreshed by mineral accents and lively acidity, and it finishes very long. The dynamic dichotomy of brightness and savory bass tones is compelling and provides a hint of what this may be like with another five years in bottle." 94+ points Erin Brooks, The Wine Advocate

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Arietta H Block Hudson Vineyards Red Blend 2018, 0.75L
Cabernet Franc / Merlot from Napa Valley, California

"The 2018 Red Blend H Block is a blend of 56% Cabernet Franc and 44% Merlot, co-fermented. Like all of the wines from Hudson, the H Block possesses striking aromatic complexity to match its mid-weight personality. Dried cherry, herbs, iron, tobacco and smoke are some of the many aromas and flavors that grace this wonderfully expressive red wine. Bright acids and clean, minerally notes frame this exquisite red from Arietta. (Drink between 2023-2028) " 95 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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Chanin Syrah Schock Family Vineyard 2018, 0.75L
Syrah from Santa Barbara County, California

"This is a cooler-climate Syrah done with the light touch of a Pinot Noir master. The nose is extremely peppery, reminiscent of a tour through a Tellicherry peppercorn factory, yet with tart cranberry, rust and soil elements as well. The palate is immensely grippy with more white pepper as well as charcoal and brisk red-fruit flavors. It will also cellar very well." ​95 Points Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast

"The 2018 Syrah Schock Family Vineyard is Gavin Chanin's first Syrah, and it is fabulous. Deep and rich, but not at all heavy, the 2018 has so much to offer. Readers will have to be patient, as the 2018 is an embryonic wine at this stage. What comes across is the wine's exceptional balance and harmony. Time will be needed for Syrah aromatics to emerge." ​94 Points Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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Day Zinfandel Sonoma County 2018, 0.75L
Zinfandel / Petite Syrah from Sonoma County, California

"With experience making Zinfandel dating back to the 1990’s, Ehren Jordan is a true vigneron, with decades of experience in cellars and vineyards all over the world. His obsessive hands-on farming practices and minimalist hands-off winemaking approach come through in every bottle- allowing site, variety and vintage to shine through." Producer Notes

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