December Newsletter: Gifts for All, New Wine, Old Wine, Magnums & Dessert Wine Sale

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Highlights from this month’s newsletter…

 NEW WINE, OLD WINE 

Dear Fine Wine Drinking Public,

We share a passionate conviction that the finest examples from Italy and France are the most interesting, satisfying wines to be found, and in terms of diversity and value . . . no contest!! Our focus is selecting great producers, getting their treasures to you in perfect condition, and ceaselessly searching for new glitter to add to our portfolio. This year has been particularly transformative in terms of the latter. We are, of course, excited to share these new wines with you, and we can’t wait to unveil a few more early next year.

We also continue our efforts to unearth vintage treasures from the cellars of our producers, and while we may not have the deepest selection of old vintages compared to some merchants, we choose to source only direct from the grower. It is really a simple choice for us, because with fine wine, we believe that the only thing more important than the name of the grower is the provenance of the bottle. So, provenance guaranteed, impeccable storage and shipping conditions equal zero risk for you.

Feast your eyes on our December selection of vintage gems. You may never see these wines offered again, anywhere. Some of them were purchased from the European direct-from-domaine stocks of esteemed fellow importer Robert Chadderdon following his recent retirement from the wine and spirits business, and they wear his import strip.

Here’s to the small pleasures that can ornament the tree of life.

For fine wine,

Dixon Brooke and Kermit Lynch  

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 Old Wines 

Poggio di Sotto

From the greatest terroir in Montalcino, these vintages have a head start on their way to peak maturity.

per bottle

2006 Rosso di Montalcino

$85.00

2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

247.00

2005 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

220.00

2004 Brunello di Montalcino magnum

400.00

2001 Brunello di Montalcino

150.00

2000 Brunello di Montalcino

150.00

Maume

New allocations from Burgundy traditionalist Bertrand Maume. Pinot Noir with soul!

2009 Mazis-Chambertin

$212.00

2008 Bourgogne Rouge

29.00

2007 Gevrey-Chambertin “Lavaux Saint-Jacques”

108.00

2006 Gevrey-Chambertin “Champeaux”

89.00

2006 Gevrey-Chambertin

52.00

2001 Gevrey-Chambertin “En Pallud”

65.00

DOMAINE De Cherisey

From the high altitudes of the Côte d’Or just above Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault, the magical terroir of Blagny produces some of Burgundy’s most mesmerizing, long-lived wines.

2008 Puligny-Montrachet “Hameau de Blagny”

$87.00

2008 Meursault-Blagny “La Genelotte”

87.00

2007 Blagny Rouge “La Genelotte”

49.00

2004 Meursault-Blagny “La Genelotte”

90.00

2004 Blagny Rouge “La Genelotte”

69.00

1999 Puligny-Montrachet “Hameau de Blagny”

140.00

ChÂteau GombaudeGuillot

Topflight aristocratic Pomerol grown organically and sold at a fraction of its true value. Our advice? Jump on it before they’re gone!

2006 Pomerol

$66.00

2001 Pomerol

76.00

2000 Pomerol

76.00

2000 Pomerol magnum

156.00

1998 Pomerol

76.00

1998 Pomerol magnum

170.00

1995 Pomerol magnum

170.00

1994 Pomerol magnum

131.00

ChÂteau d’Epiré

In the twenties and thirties, Epiré sold at the same price as Yquem. We won’t be shy about it—this is the ultimate in terms of Chenin Blanc from schist.

per bottle

2007 Savennières “Cuvée Spéciale”

$40.00

2005 Savennières Sec

35.00

2002 Savennières “Cuvée Spéciale”

45.00

1997 Savennières Sec

45.00

1991 Savennières “Cuvée Spéciale”

66.00

Bernard Faurie

The last of the Mohicans? Bernard Faurie, a lovely man, farms one-hundred-year-old vines on the Hermitage slope and produces majestic, terroir-driven wines that bring glory to this great appellation.

2007 Hermitage Rouge “Bessards/Méal”

$120.00

2007 Hermitage Rouge “Greffieux/Bessards”

105.00

2005 Hermitage Rouge “Greffieux/Bessards”

125.00

2004 Hermitage Rouge “Bessards/Méal”

125.00

MORE VINTAGE SELECTIONS

2007 Barolo • Bartolo Mascarello

$125.00

2006 Bandol Rouge • Domaine de Terrebrune

48.00

2005 Brunello di Montalcino • Salvioni

166.00

2004 Nuits-Saint-Georges “Les Chaignots” • Robert Chevillon

89.00

2001 Bandol Rouge • Domaine de Terrebrune

85.00

2001 Barolo • A. & G. Fantino

50.00

1996 Bourgueil “Les Perrières” • Catherine & Pierre Breton

77.00

 New Wines 

Albert Boxler

If you’ve got a good friend, give him or her a bottle of that 2008 Sélection de Grains Nobles. You’ll make a lasting impression.

per bottle

2011 Edelzwicker Réserve

$24.00

2011 Gewurztraminer Réserve

45.00

2011 Riesling Sommerberg Grand Cru

75.00

2011 Pinot Gris Brand Grand Cru

75.00

2008 Pinot Gris Sommerberg Grand Cru SGN

100.00

Bénédicte et Grégoire Hubau

The anti-Bordeaux Bordeaux. Bénédicte and Grégoire’s Château Moulin produces “natural” wines with an uncommon twist: longevity and precision.

2010 Canon Fronsac • Château Moulin

$28.00

2010 Fronsac Cuvée “Piverts” • Château Moulin

28.00*

*Unsulfured cuvée

André Perret

Here you’ll discover perfection from the northern Rhône. Can a perfectionist have soul? Oh, baby!

2011 Saint-Joseph Blanc

$38.00

2011 Condrieu “Chéry”

77.00

2011 Saint-Joseph Rouge

37.00

Manni Nössing

Pure as the driven snow: vino bianco from Italy’s northernmost wine region. Geographically, at least, Manni looks down upon the others.

2012 Kerner

$30.00

2012 Grüner Veltliner

30.00

Fattoria Moretto

Lambrusco (dry Italian sparkling red wine) like you’ve never experienced it! This is also the first discovery added to our portfolio by Mr. Anthony Lucien Lynch. Ask him and he’ll tell you all about it.

2012 Lambrusco Secco

$18.00

2012 Lambrusco Secco “Monovitigno”

24.00

Château Feuillet

Kermit imported a wine from the picturesque Valle d’Aosta back in the late seventies, and everyone said, “SO WHAT!” Don’t let that happen to Dixon Brooke, who turned up these two beauties.

2012 Valle d’Aosta “Torrette”

$24.00

2012 Valle d’Aosta “Petite Arvine”

28.00

clos Canarelli

Abbatucci and Canarelli, the cutting edge not only in Corsica—who do you think placed the rings around Saturn? And biodynamically, no less!

2012 Corse Figari Rosé

$35.00

2012 Corse Figari Blanc

47.00

2011 Corse Figari Rouge

43.00

2010 Carcaghjolu Neru

90.00

2010 Tarra d’Orasi Rouge

112.00

Giuseppe Quintarelli

The Maestro of the Veneto. But listen, Abbatucci, Canarelli, Quintarelli . . . Maybe you should drop by and pick up some wine for the holidays.

2012 Bianco Secco Cà del Merlo

$42.00

2004 Rosso Cà del Merlo

85.00

2003 Amabile del Cerè “Bandito” tenth

265.00

2001 Recioto della Valpolicella Classico tenth

185.00

PLUS, Cellar Selection: 2000 Amarone della Valpolicella, now taking requests. Wine arrives in mid-December!

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