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Zind Humbrecht 2015 | Single Vineyard & Grand Cru Alsace

March 23rd 2017

Zind-Humbrecht

Olivier Humbrecht was the first Frenchman to pass the Master of Wine exams, and has risen to the status of titan amongst the world’s winemakers. His family domaine, Zind Humbrecht in Turkheim, is a leading estate in Alsace with enviable holdings across the region’s diverse soil types and grand cru parcels. After challenging vintages in 2012, 2013 and 2014, Alsace has reaped the rewards of a glorious growing season in 2015.

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Ch Latour Ex-château release – 2005 Ch Latour & 2011 Les Forts de Latour

March 14th 2017

latour

Since their departure from the en primeur in 2011, Château Latour, the great aristocratic First Growth of Bordeaux now release a mature vintage of both the Grand Vin and its famed second wine Les Forts de Latour each year. These are vintages the château feel are entering their prime of drinking, but which also have an ability to age. This year they have selected the monumental 2005 vintage for Château Latour and the fine, approachable 2011 Les Forts de Latour.

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Dom Ruinart for Breakfast

March 6th 2017

Ruinart

One always looks forward to the latest release from a venerable Champagne house and in Dom Ruinart, one finds a house that has been perfecting its art for nearly three hundred years. Since 1729 when Nicolas Ruinart’s ledger recorded the first sale of ‘vin de bulles’ to the most recent vintages, the house has pursued an unwavering dedication to producing the very best champagne.

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En Primeur: Jean-Marc & Thomas Bouley 2015s

February 17th 2017

Bouley

In the 100 years that the Bouley family have been cultivating vines and making wine in Volnay and Pommard, they have earned a reputation as one of the finest red winemakers in the Côte de Beaune. Today the domaine carries the name of father Jean-Marc and son Thomas, undoubtedly one of the region’s most dynamic young winemakers. The introduction of an impressive new cuverie overlooking the premier cru vineyards of Volnay allows Thomas to make the very finest wines that the village can offer. This is an estate respecting the traditional values of a previous generation through careful and attentive…

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