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RM - Test - 11/30/2017 - White Burgundy

Vintage Item Name Score Qty Retail Link
2010 Chateau de la Tour Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru (Pre-Arrival) 94 12 $179.99 View
2009 Clinet, Pomerol 6-Pack in OWC (Pre-Arrival) 100 1 $2,100.00 View
2010 Domaine Taupenot-Merme 1er Cru Nuits St. Georges "Les Pruliers" (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $95) 93 21 $79.99 View
2009 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Grand Cru Mazoyeres-Chambertin (Pre-Arrival) 95 12 $179.99 View
2010 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Mazoyeres Chambertin Grand Cru (Pre-Arrival) 96 12 $199.99 View
2009 Duhart-Milon, Pauillac 6-Pack in OWC (Pre-Arrival) 97 2 $750.00 View
2006 Gaja "Conteisa" Nebbiolo Langhe (Pre-Arrival) 94 12 $179.99 View
2007 Gaja "Costa Russi" Langhe Rosso (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $400) 98 12 $349.99 View
2010 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan 6-Pack in OWC (Pre-Arrival) 98 2 $1,075.00 View
2010 Lucien Le Moine Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru (Pre-Arrival) 96 6 $259.99 View
2010 Lucien Le Moine Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru (Pre-Arrival) 95 6 $224.99 View
2006 Massolino "Vigna Rionda" Barolo Riserva (Pre-Arrival) 95 12 $149.99 View
2009 Thibault Liger-Belair Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Les St. Georges" (Pre-Arrival) 94 21 $139.99 View


2010 Chateau de la Tour Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru (Pre-Arrival) - 12 available ($179.99)

94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "This is impressively ripe yet superbly fresh with black cherry and floral scents that are trimmed in sauvage hints and a background application of wood. There is excellent mid-palate concentration and richness to the powerful, muscular and energetic large-scaled flavors that possess superb reserves of mouth coating dry extract that serves to impart a seductive mouth feel to the dusty, serious, balanced and strikingly long finish. A genuine knockout." (01/2013)

92 points Vinous: "Good bright, deep red. Medicinal red cherry, raspberry, spices and mint on the vibrant nose. Sweet and suave but at the same time penetrating in the style of the better 2010s, with harmonious acidity framing and energizing the flavors of red fruits, minerals and medicinal herbs. Sexy earth tones contribute complexity, and the long, youthfully tight finish shows an exhilarating spice character. I would not be surprised if this wine merited a higher rating by 2022 or so. 92+ (ST)"

2009 Clinet, Pomerol 6-Pack in OWC (Pre-Arrival) - 1 available ($2,100.00)

100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The wine boasts an opaque black/purple color in addition to a gorgeous bouquet of truffles, charcoal, asphalt, blackberries, blueberries, and meaty, smoky notes. This dense, unctuously-textured Pomerol is built like a skyscraper with multiple layers, sweet tannins, and enormous concentration as well as length. The good news is there will be 4,000 cases of this modern day legend in the making. It should drink well for 30-35 years. While its hard to eclipse a 100-point wine (1989), the 2009 appears to be the finest Clinet has ever made. (RP)" (04/2010)

K&L Notes: PLEASE NOTE: This product is 6 bottles in its Original Wooden Case (OWC), sold only as a 6-bottle case to protect ideal provenance. If the wines must be shipped, they will be sent in pulp shippers to protect the bottles, with the wood case shipped separately. Will call or local delivery orders can be handled as intact OWCs. Please detail any special handling requests at checkout online, or call us with specific instructions.

2010 Domaine Taupenot-Merme 1er Cru Nuits St. Georges "Les Pruliers" (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $95) ($79.99)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Nuits St. Georges Les Pruliers is one of the more immediate of the 1er Crus at Taupenot-Merme. A burst of dark red fruit flows through to the juicy, expressive finish. The firm tannins need time to soften, but I don't see the Pruliers ever becoming as refined as the very best wines in this lineup. (AG)" (02/2012)

92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A densely fruited and notably ripe mix of red currant, plum, cassis and plenty of pungent and warm earth influence. The density continues onto the impressive concentrated medium weight plus flavors that possess good power and a plenitude of dry extract that confers a velvety palate impression, all wrapped into the mouth coating, explosive and outstandingly long finish. This is firmly structured, indeed it's presently quite chewy, yet strikingly complex effort is excellent and well worth a look. In short, this is a classic Nuits that should amply reward long-term cellaring. *Outstanding*" (01/2013)

92 points John Gilman: "The domaines parcel in les Pruliers were replanted in the mid-1970s and now average thirty-five to forty years of age. This wine has turned out beautifully in 2010, offering up a sappy bouquet of black cherries, dark berries, raw cocoa, dark soil tones, a touch of fresh nutmeg, a bit of bonfire and a very sophisticated base of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and pure on the attack, with a very suave personality for a young Pruliers. The finish is long, ripely tannic and beautifully balanced, with fine focus and the vintages great sense of elegance very much in evidence on the backend. High class juice. (Drink between 2020-2060) 92+" (06/2012)

K&L Notes: Romain Taupenot took his family's estate from relative obscurity to one of the great values in 1er and Grand Cru collectible Burgundy. The acclaim is nearly unheard-of - starting with the 2009 vintage, the domaine seems to merit top-of-the-vintage marks (even in line with the region's elite) from Galloni, Robinson, Meadows, Martin, and more. Very few properties in modern Burgundy can sustain this kind of success and keep prices reasonable. Having tasted the wines, it's nearly impossible to disagree with the hype. The wines are simply stunning.

2009 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Grand Cru Mazoyeres-Chambertin (Pre-Arrival) - 12 available ($179.99)

95 points Vinous: "The 2009 Mazoyères-Chambertin is intense and tightly coiled at this stage. Deep layers of fruit struggle to emerge from this reluctant, concentrated wine. Still, with some coaxing the aromas and flavors gradually begin to emerge. This is an intensely mineral, focused Burgundy that will require considerable patience. Saline notes are woven through the long finish. I can't wait to see how this develops. (AG) 95+" (05/2011)

94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Here the nose is actually quite similar to that of the Charmes though it is slightly more deeply pitched. There is superb richness to the round and impressively concentrated big-bodied flavors that are both bigger and firmer with robust and moderately rustic tannins that are in keeping with the broad-scaled, intense and powerful finish. This isn't as refined as the Charmes but it is a picture perfect version of a classic Mazoyères. Well worth considering as this is excellent though note that plenty of patience will be required." (01/2012)

K&L Notes: Romain Taupenot took his family's estate from relative obscurity to one of the great values in 1er and Grand Cru collectible Burgundy. The acclaim is nearly unheard-of - starting with the 2009 vintage, the domaine seems to merit top-of-the-vintage marks (even in line with the region's elite) from Galloni, Robinson, Meadows, Martin, and more. Very few properties in modern Burgundy can sustain this kind of success and keep prices reasonable. Having tasted the wines, it's nearly impossible to disagree with the hype. The wines are simply stunning.

2010 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Mazoyeres Chambertin Grand Cru (Pre-Arrival) - 12 available ($199.99)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Mazoyères-Chambertin boasts a haunting, impossibly elegant bouquet. Hints of dark cherry, espresso, licorice and spice develop in the glass, adding considerable depth but no weight whatsoever. The Mazoyères remains light on its feet and impeccably refined. Sweet, candied notes resonate on the finish. Ultimately the Mazoyères is all about textural finesse, and there is no shortage of that here. (AG)" (02/2012)

94 points John Gilman: "The 2010 Mazoyères-Chambertin from Domaine Taupenot-Merme is also outstanding, offering up a very deep and refined bouquet (particularly for young Mazoyères) of sweet dark berries, grilled meat, a touch of eucalyptus, espresso, currant leaf, woodsmoke and a gentle base of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and quite reserved, with a rock solid core of fruit, excellent focus and balance, ripe tannins and outstanding length and grip on the poised and still quite primary finish. One can easily appreciate how different the personalities are of this and the Charmes, and it is quite sensible to not blend the two wines. A dynamite, young Mazoyères-Chambertin. (Drink between 2022-2075)" (06/2012)

Jancis Robinson: "0.86 ha. Dark crimson. Very majestic nose. Not simple sweetness but just lovely density and concentration but also great balance. Dances and shows no excess of anything. Very sweet but also very firm. But not tough or drying in any way despite the obvious register of tannins here. Bravissimo! 19/20" (07/2011)

K&L Notes: Romain Taupenot took his family's estate from relative obscurity to one of the great values in 1er and Grand Cru collectible Burgundy. The acclaim is nearly unheard-of - starting with the 2009 vintage, the domaine seems to merit top-of-the-vintage marks (even in line with the region's elite) from Galloni, Robinson, Meadows, Martin, and more. Very few properties in modern Burgundy can sustain this kind of success and keep prices reasonable. Having tasted the wines, it's nearly impossible to disagree with the hype. The wines are simply stunning.

2009 Duhart-Milon, Pauillac 6-Pack in OWC (Pre-Arrival) - 2 available ($750.00)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot, it displays an inky/blue/purple color as well as a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice, lead pencil, cedar and subtle barrique smells. Viscous and full-bodied, it is the most concentrated and broadest example of this cuvee I have tasted in over three decades. It will be ready to drink in 5-7 years and should last for three decades or more. Consumers looking to maximize value should be checking out Duhart Milon, as this may be the single smartest purchase in this great and historic vintage! (RP)" (02/2012)

K&L Notes: PLEASE NOTE: This product is 6 bottles in its Original Wooden Case (OWC), sold only as a 6-bottle case to protect ideal provenance. If the wines must be shipped, they will be sent in pulp shippers to protect the bottles, with the wood case shipped separately. Will call or local delivery orders can be handled as intact OWCs. Please detail any special handling requests at checkout online, or call us with specific instructions.

2006 Gaja "Conteisa" Nebbiolo Langhe (Pre-Arrival) - 12 available ($179.99)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Langhe Conteisa is a beautifully firm, transparent wine endowed with expressive red fruits, menthol, flowers and licorice. The 2006 is decidedly more reticent than the 2007, but it shows tons of harmony, length and class. The finish is utterly seductive. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026. (AG)" (02/2010)

93 points Vinous: "Medium red, less saturated than Gaja's wines from Barbaresco. Highly complex nose offers dark chocolate, truffle, minerals and flowers, along with a slight suggestion of dried fruits. Rich and deep but tightly wound; less floral in the mouth today than the examples from Barbaresco. The long, sweet finish mounts slowly, but today the wine's serious tannins are keeping the fruit under wraps. 93+ (ST)" (11/2009)

2007 Gaja "Costa Russi" Langhe Rosso (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $400) - 12 available ($349.99)

98 points Vinous: "The 2007 Langhe Costa Russi combines richness and focus to a degree that has seldom been seen here. This insanely beautiful wine boasts a breathtaking bouquet, explosive, generous fruit and an absolutely eternal finish. Layers of dark red fruit, minerals, flowers and spices saturate every corner of the palate as this mind-blowing Costa Russi struts its stuff. This is a towering effort from Angelo Gaja. The wine should be accessible fairly early and age for decades. (AG)" (02/2010)

97 points Wine Spectator: "Very supple, this red oozes seduction and class. Cherry, raspberry, violet and spice flavors are accented by licorice and mineral notes. An intense wine, but always shows tension and focus. There's a firm structure for support, and this is almost racy on the long mineral aftertaste. Best from 2014 through 2035. (BS)" (03/2011)

2010 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan 6-Pack in OWC (Pre-Arrival) - 2 available ($1,075.00)

98 points James Suckling: "Great aromas of crushed blackberries with flowers and stones that follow through to a full body, with super silky tannins and a long, long finish. It fills your mouth with beautiful fruit and velvety tannins yet shows tension and form. This lasts for minutes on the palate. Structured and superb. Don't touch until 2020." (11/2013)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep plum/purple, Haut-Baillys 2010 required some coaxing to appreciate its subtle notes of barbecue smoke, lead pencil shavings and creme de cassis as well as its touches of pomegranate and forest floor. The oak is pushed far into the background and the tannins are extremely silky, but the intensity of the wine is profound and the finish lingers for close to 55 seconds. This wine is ripe yet delicate, powerful yet stylish, and essentially resembles a remarkable fashion design from a house of haute couture. This wine needs a good 7-8 years of bottle age and should keep for 40-50+ years. This quintessential example of pure finesse, elegance, harmony and delicacy is combined into a wine that lingers intensely with near-perfect poise and character. Haut-Baillys ethereal character is virtually unmatched in Bordeaux. Normally, general manager/winemaker Veronique Sanders fashions a blend that approximates 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. That was the exact blend of her 2009, and I doubt the 2010 deviates significantly from that." (02/2013)

K&L Notes: PLEASE NOTE: This product is 6 bottles in its Original Wooden Case (OWC), sold only as a 6-bottle case to protect ideal provenance. If the wines must be shipped, they will be sent in pulp shippers to protect the bottles, with the wood case shipped separately. Will call or local delivery orders can be handled as intact OWCs. Please detail any special handling requests at checkout online, or call us with specific instructions.

2010 Lucien Le Moine Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru (Pre-Arrival) - 6 available ($259.99)

94-96 points Vinous: "The 2010 Charmes-Chambertin is sublime. It reveals lovely fleshiness and depth. Sweet red berries, flowers and spices flesh out in the glass. The Charmes impresses for its impeccable textural finesse, fabulous balance and overall sense of harmony. The Le Moine Charmes is equal parts true Charmes and Mayozères. (AG)" (02/2012)

95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red. Knockout perfume of red cherry, sandalwood, pepper and exotic oak. Lush and perfumed, with captivating inner-mouth lift to the flavors of red fruits and candied flowers. For a wine with such sweetness, this offers terrific clarity and inner-mouth tension. Conveys an impression of strong, savory extract, with the very long, building finish showing superb length and grip. I underrated this beauty from barrel a year ago. (ST)" (03/2013)

92-94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "There is a floral nose to the red berry and cassis suffused nose that also evidences hints of earth, humus and forest floor. There is an unusual degree of refinement to the round yet precise middle weight flavors that possess a wonderfully complex, balanced and focused backend. This is really quite pretty but unlike many wines that are pretty but have limited depth, this is by contrast quite deep." (04/2012)

94 points Wine Spectator: "A powerful, rich, smoky red, offering loads of spice framing the cherry, raspberry and currant flavors, with a hint of underbrush. A serious spine of tannins keeps the long, saturated finish fresh. Best from 2017 through 2037. 30 cases imported. (BS)" (06/2013)

2010 Lucien Le Moine Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru (Pre-Arrival) - 6 available ($224.99)

93-95 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Reduction dominates the nose but here it seems evident that the fruit beneath the funk is quite ripe. There is excellent volume and richness to the big-bodied flavors that enjoy supporting structural elements that are also phenolically mature before terminating in an austere, powerful and impressively long finish. This is admirably pure and really quite fine, at least within the context of a youthful Clos de Vougeot, an appellation not known for finesse. *Don't Miss!*" (04/2012)

92-94 points Vinous: "The 2010 Clos de Vougeot is a big wine bursting with animal-like raw power. Huge scents of dark fruit, leather, licorice and spices saturate the palate as this intense wine shows off its unique personality. There is no shortage of energy here. In fact, it will be interesting to see if the wine calms down over time, or if it will always remain a bit of a brute. Mounir Saouma has three barrels of Clos de Vougeot, each from a different parcel within the Clos. (AG)" (02/2012)

2006 Massolino "Vigna Rionda" Barolo Riserva (Pre-Arrival) - 12 available ($149.99)

95 points Vinous: "The 2006 Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda is young. Very young. Today the fruit remains quite primary and the aromatics have yet to develop. Still, it is impossible not to admire the wine's structure and the sheer integrity of its fruit. I especially like the way the 2006 continues to open up as it sits in the glass. This is a hugely promising wine from the Massolino brothers, but readers will have to be patient. (AG) 95+" (04/2012)

2009 Thibault Liger-Belair Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Les St. Georges" (Pre-Arrival) ($139.99)

94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A distinctly earthy nose of red currants, iron and a hint of the sauvage that is also reflected by the rich and full-bodied yet supple flavors that are underpinned by relatively sophisticated tannins on the very firm and serious finish that is moderately austere at present. Patience will be required as this tremendous effort is very solidly structured. *Outstanding*" (01/2012)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Nuits St. Georges Les St. Georges bursts from the glass with a dark, powerful voice. This is classic Les St. Georges. At times a bit on the rustic side, the wine makes up for its occasional firmness with tons of fruit, massive structure and tons of personality. There is an implosive quality that suggests the 2009 is holding back much of its potential. I cant wait to taste this with another few years of bottle age. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029. (AG)" (04/2012)

93 points Vinous: "Bright, full red. Cherry, spices, leather and truffley underbrush on the nose. Creamy and rich in the mouth, with grand cru volume to the cherry, raspberry and spice flavors. Not as minerally as usual for this top cuvee, but boasts wonderful retention of fruits and spices for the year. Finishes horizontal, smooth and very long. Lots of millerandage here, notes Liger-Belair (ST)" (04/2012)