• JD 94
    • VN 92
    • WA 92
    jebdunnuck.com, 94 points

    This terroir always delivers a wild, opulent, gamey style of wine, and the 2017 Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert doesn’t disappoint. Loads of chocolaty black fruits, ground pepper, truffle, and smoked game, as well...

    Reg: $39.94 $28.94
    24+ in stock
    • JD 96
    • WA 92
    • WS 91
    jebdunnuck.com, 96 points

    More reserved but no less brilliant, the 2017 Shiraz Lily's Garden comes from the McLaren Vale and spent 18 months in just 9% new French oak. Classic Syrah notes of dark black fruits, damp herbs, scorched earth, and...

    $64.94
    24+ in stock
    • JD 99
    • JS 96
    • WA 95
    jebdunnuck.com, 99 points

    (JD 97-99 points) I was blown away by the 2018 Côte Rôtie Château D'Ampuis, which is certainly in the same league as the famed La Las. Coming from seven single vineyards and seeing the same upbringing as the flagship...

    Reg: $134.94 $109.94
    2 in Pre-Arrival
    • JS 95
    • VN 94
    • JD 93
    jamessuckling.com, 95 points

    (JS 94-95 points) This is a juicy and flavorful young wine with dusty and polished tannins. Lots of wild fruit and dark-berry and volcanic/salt undertones. Flavorful finish.

    Reg: $79.94 $59.94
    24+ in stock
    • WA 95
    • JD 93
    • JS 93
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 95 points

    A superb Maison Bleue, the 2019 Hermitage La Maison Bleue seamlessly blends cherries and cassis into a purple mashup of fruit carried on rich, velvety waves of texture. Full-bodied and intense, it finishes complex and...

    Reg: $74.94 $64.94
    24+ in stock
    • JS 98
    • VN 92
    jamessuckling.com, 98 points

    Layered aromas of plums, black cherries, leather, bark and iron. Full-bodied with a lot of nuance. Firm, gripping tannins. Dried roses and crushed blackberries mix with dark, mineral complexity, leaving a buzz on the...

    $39.94
    24+ in stock
    • VN 97
    • WA 96
    • JD 96
    Vinous, 97 points

    (95-97 points) The 2020 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard is a showstopper. Super-ripe red cherry jam, spice, rose petal, mint and blood orange explode from the glass. Even with all of the opulence of the year, the Colson...

    Reg: $44.94 $39.94
    24+ in stock
    • JD 100
    • JS 98
    • WA 98
    jebdunnuck.com, 100 points

    The star of the show as well as one of the wines of this great vintage, the 2019 Ermitage Le Pavillon comes all from broken granite soils of the Bessards lieu-dit and was all destemmed, vinified in concrete tanks, and...

    Reg: $395.00 $325.00
    15 in Pre-Arrival
    • DC 96
    • JD 96
    • JL 95
    Decanter, 96 points

    2015 is the first vintage of this cuvée, which replaces the Petite Chapelle. There's a certain meaty aspect to the nose, a savoury note that brings aged Pinot Noir to mind. It has a minty freshness, crisp and well-defined...

    Reg: $99.94 $79.94
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
    • WS 94
    Wine Spectator, 94 points

    This polished red shows some restraint to the ripe, dense, velvety core of blueberry, huckleberry and dark chocolate, with a note of malty Assam black tea. Fresh green dried herbal notes and a hint of black olive linger...

    Reg: $39.94 $34.94
    24+ in stock
    • JD 99
    • VN 96
    • WS 95
    jebdunnuck.com, 99 points

    Lastly, the 2019 Cornas La Sabarotte is a candidate for the wine of the vintage in Cornas, and it’s about as thrilling as they come. Much riper and sexier, it reminds me of a great Hermitage from the Meal lieu-dit and has...

    Reg: $109.94 $99.94
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
    • JD 98
    • VN 98
    • WA 97
    jebdunnuck.com, 98 points

    Probably one of my favorite wines in the world is the La Mouline Côte Rôtie from the Guigal family. Coming from old vines and a warmer, steep, terraced parcel not far from the estate, it also includes a big chunk of...

    Reg: $425.00 $345.00
    6 in Pre-Arrival
    • JD 98
    • WA 97
    • JS 96
    jebdunnuck.com, 98 points

    98+ Deeply colored, the 2019 Côte Rotie La Mordorée is the flagship Côte Rôtie, offering gorgeous blackberry and black raspberry fruits as well as scorched earth, flowers, and peppery herbs. This beauty is full-bodied...

    Reg: $189.94 $159.94
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
    • WE 95
    • W&S 94
    • JD 94
    Wine Enthusiast, 95 points

    Extreme amounts of cracked black pepper spice up the crumbled lilac, dark-black-plum and snappy red-currant aromas on the dynamic nose of this cool-climate bottling. There's a wild zestiness to the palate, where the...

    Reg: $39.94 $34.94
    24+ in stock
    • JD 96
    • WA 95
    • WS 95
    jebdunnuck.com, 96 points

    Moving to the top Côte Rôties, the 2016 Côte Rôtie Chateau D'Ampuis comes from a blend of top sites (7 different lieux-dits) and sees the same care and élevage as the La Las. Revealing a ruby/purple hue as well as a...

    Reg: $139.94 $119.94
    8 in Pre-Arrival
    • JD 98
    • WS 96
    • WA 96
    jebdunnuck.com, 98 points

    Deep purple-colored, the 2017 Côte Rôtie La Mordorée (a mix from the La Côte Brune and the Côte Blonde lieux-dits) is another incredibly concentrated, yet elegant and ethereal wine from Chapoutier. Rock star levels of...

    Reg: $179.94 $159.94
    1 in stock
    • JD 98
    • JS 97
    • VN 97
    jebdunnuck.com, 98 points

    (96-98 points) Lastly, the 2018 La Sangre de Jonata is 97% Syrah and 3% Viognier brought up in 15% new French oak (8% whole clusters). The 2018 will be a gorgeous vintage for this cuvée, offering lots of bloody blue and...

    Reg: $179.94 $169.94
    15 in stock
    • WA 93
    • JS 92
    • JD 91
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 93 points

    (93+ points) Seemingly refined by the additional elevage since I reviewed a barrel sample last year, the 2019 Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert remains a big, rich, dark-fruited and almost tarry effort, but this...

    Reg: $43.94 $38.94
    24+ in stock
    • JD 98
    • WA 97
    • WS 96
    jebdunnuck.com, 98 points

    Straight up stunning, the 2018 Côte Rôtie La Mordorée does everything right and is a borderline perfect Côte Rôtie readers should snatch up. Coming from the La Côte Brune and Côte Blonde lieux-dits, it’s 100% Syrah (I...

    Reg: $179.94 $159.94
    13 in stock
    • JD 97
    • WS 93
    • WA 93
    jebdunnuck.com, 97 points

    More Hermitage-like notes of cassis, graphite, scorched earth, and burning embers emerge from the 2019 Saint Joseph Les Royes, a full-bodied, deep, powerful yet also focused and pure Saint Joseph. With incredible purity...

    Reg: $59.94 $54.94
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
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    • WA 99
    • JH 99
    • VN 98
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 99 points

    The 2016 Grange includes 3% Cabernet Sauvignon and was sourced from Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Clare Valley, with a little bit from Magill Estate, in the suburbs of Adelaide. Aged in 100% new American oak (as...

    Reg: $695.00 $545.00
    5 in Pre-Arrival
    • JL 99
    • JD 98
    • WA 96
    TheWineCellarInsider.com, 99 points

    Powerful aromatics packed with blackberry and black cherry liqueur, crushed stone, smoke, licorice, coffee, crème de cassis and vanilla get your attention. This thick, viscous, flamboyant wine is a head turner. Silky...

    Reg: $349.00 $269.94
    23 in Pre-Arrival
    • JL 94
    • VN 94
    • JD 94
    TheWineCellarInsider.com, 94 points

    Produced from 100% old vine Syrah, planted in Cote Blonde, the wine pops with scents of flowers, smoke, earth, cherries, thyme and earth. Power and elegance, length, finesse and complexity that does not finish until you...

    Reg: $99.94 $79.94
    13 in stock
    • JS 95
    • JD 94
    • WS 93
    jamessuckling.com, 95 points

    All of the classic Cote-Rotie aromas (leather, smoked bacon, spices and black cherry) pour from the glass of this rich and fleshy wine. Very silky texture, in spite of the generous, fine tannins, which build beautifully...

    Reg: $89.94 $79.94
    14 in Pre-Arrival
  • Reg: $64.94 $59.94
    24+ in stock
    • JS 96
    • JD 95
    • VN 92
    jamessuckling.com, 96 points

    Some tea-bag and sweet-tobacco character to the dark-fruit and lightly toasted-oak character on both the nose and palate. Full-bodied, chewy and polished with a long, flavorful finish. Fine, powdery tannins. Needs time to...

    $39.94
    24+ in stock
    • WA 97
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 97 points

    (94 - 97 points) Tasted from a new barrel, the 2018 Cote Rotie Rose Pourpre features mocha and plum notes. It's full-bodied, rich and velvety, with that weight offset by cool menthol notes, and the lengthy finish even...

    Reg: $159.94 $139.94
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
    • DC 91
    • WA 91
    Decanter, 91 points

    The Jaboulets need little introduction, being as they are one of the leading winemaking families in this small part of the world. This Crozes-Hermitage has structure and breadth thanks to 12 months spent in new French...

    Reg: $44.94 $34.94
    24+ in stock
    • JD 98
    • DC 95
    • WA 95
    jebdunnuck.com, 98 points

    While not submitted to my tasting (and it wasn't presented from barrel last year), it would be hard to imagine there won't be a Les Vieilles Fontaines cuvée. Don't miss a chance to buy a bottle if you find one. Moving to...

    Reg: $89.94 $74.94
    24+ in Pre-Arrival
    • DC 92
    Decanter, 92 points

    From Caroline Frey, also of Bordeaux’s Château La Lagune, this has a savoury nose and a lively blackcurrant and berry palate boasting black pepper spiciness. Serious, but smooth and supple, and ever so easy to drink.

    Reg: $24.94 $19.94
    24+ in stock
 

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