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THE WILD LANGUEDOC

by Michael Butler

2010 Collioure “La Pinède”
Domaine La Tour Vieille

What a beauty of a wine this is. It comes from the Catalan region of France, very close to the Spanish border. The blend is predominately Grenache with a bit of Carignan. The grapes derive depth and complexity from very steep terraced vineyards in a rocky schist soil.

This full-bodied red is delicious now, but you can also age it for another two or three years. Though rich and dark, it is still light on its feet, owing to its bright acidity and perfect balance.

$24.00 per bottle $259.20 per case

2010 Pic SAINT Loup • ChÂteau La Roque

The Pic Saint Loup region is one of the most picturesque and lovely areas in all of France. At the cooler, northernmost part of the Languedoc appellation, the vineyards are grown at a fairly high elevation (around 1200 feet) in a clay and limestone soil—all the components to make a deep, elegant, and complex red. Our clients and the critics loved the 2009 for its plump richness; the 2010 adds refreshing buoyancy to the mix.

This wine drinks beautifully now, to heck with waiting . . . but if you choose, you can age it for eight to ten more years. (Kermit claims that the 1990 and 1991 are at their peak.) Pair it with roast pork sprinkled with Provençal herbs, or any other hearty Mediterranean dish.

$16.95 per bottle $183.06 per case

2010 Bronzinelle
ChÂteau SAINT Martin de la Garrigue

Here is a wine you could age for ten more years . . . if you could keep your hands off it. What an aroma! The Bronzinelle has it all: perfectly ripe black cherry fruit, black olives, and Provençal herbs. They all combine to create a wine not unlike a classic Gigondas, and at this price you can have it both ways—buy a case to drink now and a case to lay down. Enjoy this delicious red with a beef daube or your favorite burger, for example.

$18.95 per bottle $204.66 per case

2010 ANTOINE JOBARD

by Dixon Brooke

The only problem here is the severe lack of wine, thanks to a poor flowering in Burgundy that drastically reduced the potential harvest. With its high quality and very limited supply, vintage 2010 will become a reference vintage for serious white Burgundy buyers, and you do not want to miss the boat with one of the hottest wines in all of Burgundy today. Yes, Jobard is making some of Burgundy’s best wines, and yes, they are that good. They possess every quality that makes Meursault exciting, the qualities that set this village apart from all others in white Burgundy country. Rich, powerful, stony, earthy, and deep, these wines are forceful proof of what Chardonnay is capable of in these limestone soils. The Jobards are also guardians of the old tradition in Meursault, making wines that aren’t usually confused with Puligny or Chassagne, wines that are inimitably Meursault. The Jobards are winegrowers first and foremost, and this is exactly why they achieve greatness.

 per bottle

2010 Meursault “Les Tillets”

  $62.00

2010 Meursault Poruzots 1er Cru

  91.00

2010 Meursault Genevrières 1er Cru

  96.00

2010 Meursault Charmes 1er Cru

  96.00

Pre-arrival terms: Half-payment due with order;
balance due upon arrival.

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