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Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2012

Fratelli Tedeschi, Pedemonte

  • Land / RegionItalien, Veneto
  • Produzent Tedeschi Fratelli
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Corvina, Corvinone, Rossignola, Oseleta, Negrara, Dindarella
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Vinous May 2017
    Moderately saturated ruby-red; this is darker than Tedeschi's 2013 Amarone. Floral and herbal nuances complement spicy dark plum and blueberry flavors. Offers lovely balance and focus on the long, very lively finish. A blend of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and small amounts of local grapes such as Rossignola, Oseleta and others.

    Wine Spectator 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Wine Spectator Mar 2017
    Firm tannins are tightly knit to the core of crushed blackberry, wild herb, tarry mineral and abundant spice notes in this sleek, full-bodied red. Fresh and focused, this should open nicely with air or short-term cellaring. Best from 2018 through 2027. 10,000 cases made.

    James Suckling 91/100

    91/100 Punkte James Suckling Nov 2016
    Complex aromas of currants, nuts and truffle follow through to a medium body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now.

67.00 CHF

89.00 CHF

Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2012

Fratelli Tedeschi, Pedemonte

  • Land / RegionItalien, Veneto
  • Produzent Tedeschi Fratelli
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Corvina, Corvinone, Rossignola, Oseleta, Negrara, Dindarella
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Vinous May 2017
    Moderately saturated ruby-red; this is darker than Tedeschi's 2013 Amarone. Floral and herbal nuances complement spicy dark plum and blueberry flavors. Offers lovely balance and focus on the long, very lively finish. A blend of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and small amounts of local grapes such as Rossignola, Oseleta and others.

    Wine Spectator 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Wine Spectator Mar 2017
    Firm tannins are tightly knit to the core of crushed blackberry, wild herb, tarry mineral and abundant spice notes in this sleek, full-bodied red. Fresh and focused, this should open nicely with air or short-term cellaring. Best from 2018 through 2027. 10,000 cases made.

    James Suckling 91/100

    91/100 Punkte James Suckling Nov 2016
    Complex aromas of currants, nuts and truffle follow through to a medium body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now.

185.00 CHF

Amarone DOCG 2010

Nicolis, Veneto

  • Land / RegionItalien, Veneto
  • Produzent Nicolis Angelo e Figli
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, Molinara, Croatina
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Vinous May 2017
    Saturated ruby-red. Slightly high-toned aromas of blackberry, mocha, and licorice, lifted by a violet topnote. Then bright and easygoing, offering fresh flavors of dark cherry and mocha. This broad precise Amarone possesses very good energy, freshness and lift which the Molinara, even at only 5% of the total blend, no doubt contributes to. Finishes long, vibrant and ripely tannic, with a note of coffee. Made with a blend of Corvina, Corvinone (70%), Rondinella (20%), Croatina (5%) and Molinara (5%) from vineyards in Negrar, Sant'Ambrogio and San Pietro in Cariano, though the technical sheets say there's 10% Croatina in this blend, I was told that there is in fact a lot less. The wine is aged for thirty months in large oak barrels.

    Wine Spectator 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Wine Spectator, Feb 2017
    A finely balanced red, medium- to full-bodied and fresh, with sculpted tannins structuring the crushed mulberry, wild herb, smoky mineral and spice box flavors. Chewy finish. Drink now through 2027.

48.00 CHF

Anthocyanes 1er Cru Rosé

Extra Brut
Pascal Doquet Champagne, Bio

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Champagne
  • Produzent Doquet Pascal
  • KategorieSchaumwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 90/100

    90/100 Punkte Robert Parker, June 2016
    Based on 2011 (59%) and 2012 (41%), the salmon-colored NV Anthocyanes Rosé Premier Cru is an assemblage of barrel-fermented Pinot Noir (67%) and Chardonnay (33%) from Vertus, de Bergères and Mont Aimé. Disgorged after three years in July 2015 with five grams of dosage, this is a full-bodied, round, intense and very elegant Rosé with great finesse and a persist finish. Serve with food.

    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Vinous, January 2015
    Light orange. High-pitched aromas of dried cherry, pungent herbs and oyster shell, with a strong mineral overtone. Dry and precise on the palate, offering lively red fruit and bitter blood orange flavors and a subtle touch of smokiness. Finishes firm, minerally and very long, leaving energetic strawberry and orange pith notes behind.

69.00 CHF

Arpège 1er Cru

Blanc de Blancs, Extra Brut
Pascal Doquet Champagne, Bio

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Champagne
  • Produzent Doquet Pascal
  • KategorieSchaumwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Chardonnay
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Robert Parker, June 2016
    The NV Arpège Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru is 100% Chardonnay based on 2010 (62%) and 2011 (38%), tirage in March 2012 and disgorgement in January 2015 with 4.5 grams of dosage. There is pure chalk and freshness on the nose, with white and intense fruit, as well as a yeasty Jura-like character. On the palate, this is a very complex and highly mineral Champagne with great purity, finesse, elegance and character. There is a lot of mineral grip and great complexity.

    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Vinous, November 2014
    The NV Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Arpège is a gorgeous, sculpted Champagne built on precision. Crushed rocks, slate, green pears and citrus jump from the glass as this vibrant Champagne shows off its tense, pulsating personality. This is a gorgeous Champagne from Pascal Doquet. The Arpège is a blend of 2010 (19%), 2009 (50%) and 2008 (31%). Disgorged February 7, 2014. Dosage is 4 grams per liter.

66.00 CHF

Arpège 1er Cru

Blanc de Blancs, Extra Brut
Pascal Doquet Champagne, Bio

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Champagne
  • Produzent Doquet Pascal
  • KategorieSchaumwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Chardonnay
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Robert Parker, June 2016
    The NV Arpège Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru is 100% Chardonnay based on 2010 (62%) and 2011 (38%), tirage in March 2012 and disgorgement in January 2015 with 4.5 grams of dosage. There is pure chalk and freshness on the nose, with white and intense fruit, as well as a yeasty Jura-like character. On the palate, this is a very complex and highly mineral Champagne with great purity, finesse, elegance and character. There is a lot of mineral grip and great complexity.

    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Vinous, November 2014
    The NV Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Arpège is a gorgeous, sculpted Champagne built on precision. Crushed rocks, slate, green pears and citrus jump from the glass as this vibrant Champagne shows off its tense, pulsating personality. This is a gorgeous Champagne from Pascal Doquet. The Arpège is a blend of 2010 (19%), 2009 (50%) and 2008 (31%). Disgorged February 7, 2014. Dosage is 4 grams per liter.

139.00 CHF

Barbera d'Alba DOC 2017

Luciano Sandrone

  • Land / RegionItalien, Piemonte
  • Produzent Sandrone Luciano
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Barbera
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019
    The 2017 Barbera d'Alba is a child of a hot vintage, and there's no missing its correspondingly sweet and dark fruit flavors. This vintage actually makes for an especially vibrant expression of Barbera, with solid notes of prune and spice. The fruit comes from parcels between Monforte d'Alba and Novello, from higher elevations where there is more wind and coolness. There is a pretty sweetness here and a nice balance and freshness considering the heat. You might pair this one with a beef-and-beet borscht topped with sour cream and dill.

    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Vinous March 2020
    Ripeness is pushed to the edge in the 2017 Barbera d'Alba, a wine that very much shows the flamboyance of the year. Super-ripe red cherry, red plum, exotic flowers and sweet spice all race out of the glass in a hedonistic, full-throttle wine loaded with personality. There is zero subtlety here, but the wine is undoubtedly very pretty.

31.50 CHF

Barbera d'Alba DOC 2017

Luciano Sandrone

  • Land / RegionItalien, Piemonte
  • Produzent Sandrone Luciano
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Barbera
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019
    The 2017 Barbera d'Alba is a child of a hot vintage, and there's no missing its correspondingly sweet and dark fruit flavors. This vintage actually makes for an especially vibrant expression of Barbera, with solid notes of prune and spice. The fruit comes from parcels between Monforte d'Alba and Novello, from higher elevations where there is more wind and coolness. There is a pretty sweetness here and a nice balance and freshness considering the heat. You might pair this one with a beef-and-beet borscht topped with sour cream and dill.

    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Vinous March 2020
    Ripeness is pushed to the edge in the 2017 Barbera d'Alba, a wine that very much shows the flamboyance of the year. Super-ripe red cherry, red plum, exotic flowers and sweet spice all race out of the glass in a hedonistic, full-throttle wine loaded with personality. There is zero subtlety here, but the wine is undoubtedly very pretty.

69.00 CHF

Barolo Aleste DOCG 2013

Luciano Sandrone

  • Land / RegionItalien, Piemonte
  • Produzent Sandrone Luciano
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Nebbiolo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 97/100

    97/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 31, 2017
    Formerly known as Barolo Cannubi Boschis (the last vintage by that name was 2012), the 2013 Barolo Aleste has been renamed to honor the youngest generation of the Sandrone family, Alessia and Stefano. The wine name Aleste takes the first three letters from each grandchild's name. The move represents the culmination of more than 50 harvests completed by this legendary winemaker and his desire to pass on the torch. His grandchildren are at different points in their respective viticulture and enology university studies. Now under a different name, the wine obviously shows the same delicate floral nuances that you get with this wine (fruit from Cannubi is always harvested first). This is a complete and exciting wine with delicate notes of wild berry and smoke backed by licorice and blue flower.

    vinous 97+/100

    97+/100 Vinous Feb 2017
    The 2013 Barolo Aleste is a wine of striking purity and nuance. It is also one of the most finessed, vivid young Barolos I have ever tasted from Sandrone. The translucence of Nebbiolo comes through loud and clear. Freshly cut flowers, mint and finely cut fruit are some of the signatures. This wine has developed beautifully in recent vintages as the oak influence is less than it was just a few years ago. Beams of tannin and bright, salivating acidity add finesse to this translucent, exceptional Barolo. Aleste is the new name Sandrone is using for the Barolo formerly known as Cannubi Boschis.

    James Suckling 97/100

    97/100 Punkte James Suckling
    Aromas of oyster shell, blackberry and black truffle follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and lots of dark fruits. Flavorful finish. Needs three our four years to open but already excellent. Drink in 2021.

263.00 CHF

Barolo Aleste DOCG 2015

Luciano Sandrone

  • Land / RegionItalien, Piemonte
  • Produzent Sandrone Luciano
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Nebbiolo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Falstaff 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Fallstaff, November 2019
    Aufhellendes Rubingranat. Sehr fein gezeichnete, anregende Nase mit Noten nach Erdbeere und Himbeere, im Hintergrund würziger Waldhonig. Baut sich am Gaumen schön auf, im vorderen Bereich präsente Frucht, entfaltet sich dann mit stoffigem, sattem Tannin, wirkt im Finale allerdings ein wenig spröde.

    Gambero Rosso 3/3

    3 Gläser Gambero Rosso 2020

    Parker 95/100

    95/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019
    There is more purple and black fruit in the 2015 Barolo Aleste compared to past vintages from Luciano Sandrone and also fewer of those floral accents that characterize the Cannubi Boschis where this fruit comes from. All the same, the bouquet comes off equally as intense and as generous as ever, if not more so. This wine also seems ready from an aromatic point of view, even if it needs some extra time to reverberate in the mouth. It is compact and firm, with good, meaty fruit, and it's refreshingly expansive in scope.

    vinous 96/100

    96/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2019
    Sandrone's 2015 Barolo Aleste is a total stunner. Succulent dark cherry, plum, mocha, lavender and spice are all beautifully framed by ripe, silky tannins. Creamy, resonant and super-expressive, the 2015 Aleste hits all the right notes. Next to Le Vigne, Aleste is more typical of what readers might expect from a warm year. It is a gorgeous Barolo from the Sandrone family.

    James Suckling 94/100

    94/100 Punkte James Suckling, November 2019
    Aromas of dried flowers and sweet berries follow through to a full body, very firm and chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Reserved and tight. Try in 2024.

129.00 CHF

Barolo Cannubi Boschis DOCG 2012

Luciano Sandrone

  • Land / RegionItalien, Piemonte
  • Produzent Sandrone Luciano
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Nebbiolo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Falstaff 97/100

    97/100 Punkte Falstaff Dezember 2016
    Glänzendes, sattes Rubin mit feinem ­Granatschimmer. Einprägsame und dichte Nase, zeigt Noten nach Zwetschken, Granatapfel, Himbeere, dazu etwas Leder und ­Trüffel. Rund und geschmeidig in Ansatz und Verlauf, zeigt sich sehr ausgewogen, ­zunächst feine Frucht, öffnet sich dann mit festem Tannin, im Finale salzig, sehr langer Nachhall.

    Parker 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Robert Parker, May 2016
    The 2012 Barolo Cannubi Boschis is a solid and tighter wine compared to the 2012 Le Vigne. Having said that, it veers close to being too austere and hard-bodied, especially at this young stage of its life. Of Sandrone's two new Barolo releases, this wine definitely needs more time to evolve and soften with extra years of bottle aging. The tannins are more evident and the wine's firm backbone acts to support dark fruit flavors with distant accents of spice, licorice and tobacco. The 2012 Luciano Sandrone wines are very good, but remain far from the amazing heights achieved by this historic winery in the best years. Like many of the wines from this vintage (across the various townships that make up the appellation), they are slightly less expressive and they speak at a lower volume.

    vinous 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Vinous, Mar 2016
    The 2012 Barolo Cannubi Boschis opens with beguiling aromatics redolent of crushed rose petal, spices, mint and new leather. Wonderfully layered and nuanced, especially for the year, the 2012 offers good freshness to match its inviting, supple fruit. I would prefer to drink it sooner rather than later, while its alluring, open-knit personality is on full display. In 2012, the fruit tends towards the redder end of spectrum, unusual for Cannubi Boschis, which usually tends towards darker shades of expression. The 2012 is perfumed, lithe and super-classy from start to finish.

252.00 CHF

Barolo Cannubi Boschis DOCG 2012

Luciano Sandrone

  • Land / RegionItalien, Piemonte
  • Produzent Sandrone Luciano
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Nebbiolo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Falstaff 97/100

    97/100 Punkte Falstaff Dezember 2016
    Glänzendes, sattes Rubin mit feinem ­Granatschimmer. Einprägsame und dichte Nase, zeigt Noten nach Zwetschken, Granatapfel, Himbeere, dazu etwas Leder und ­Trüffel. Rund und geschmeidig in Ansatz und Verlauf, zeigt sich sehr ausgewogen, ­zunächst feine Frucht, öffnet sich dann mit festem Tannin, im Finale salzig, sehr langer Nachhall.

    Parker 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Robert Parker, May 2016
    The 2012 Barolo Cannubi Boschis is a solid and tighter wine compared to the 2012 Le Vigne. Having said that, it veers close to being too austere and hard-bodied, especially at this young stage of its life. Of Sandrone's two new Barolo releases, this wine definitely needs more time to evolve and soften with extra years of bottle aging. The tannins are more evident and the wine's firm backbone acts to support dark fruit flavors with distant accents of spice, licorice and tobacco. The 2012 Luciano Sandrone wines are very good, but remain far from the amazing heights achieved by this historic winery in the best years. Like many of the wines from this vintage (across the various townships that make up the appellation), they are slightly less expressive and they speak at a lower volume.

    vinous 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Vinous, Mar 2016
    The 2012 Barolo Cannubi Boschis opens with beguiling aromatics redolent of crushed rose petal, spices, mint and new leather. Wonderfully layered and nuanced, especially for the year, the 2012 offers good freshness to match its inviting, supple fruit. I would prefer to drink it sooner rather than later, while its alluring, open-knit personality is on full display. In 2012, the fruit tends towards the redder end of spectrum, unusual for Cannubi Boschis, which usually tends towards darker shades of expression. The 2012 is perfumed, lithe and super-classy from start to finish.

518.00 CHF

Barolo Le Vigne DOCG 2012

Luciano Sandrone

  • Land / RegionItalien, Piemonte
  • Produzent Sandrone Luciano
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Nebbiolo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Falstaff 97/100

    97/100 Punkte Falstaff Dezember 2016
    Funkelndes, intensives Rubin mit Granatrand. Klare und intensive Nase, nach reifen Kirschen, feine Brombeere, etwas Orangenkompott. Samtig und rund in Ansatz und Verlauf, baut sich in vielen Schichten auf, viel feinmaschiges Tannin, sehr geschliffen, langer Nachhall, ein Hochgenuss!

    Parker 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Robert Parker, May 2016
    The Luciano Sandrone 2012 Barolo le Vigne shows the trademark ripeness that I so often identify in this historic product. The bouquet is round and plush with thick layers of dark cherry marmalade, blackberry preserves and dark currant. Beyond those apparent fruit aromas, Le Vigne offers dark spice and licorice with a beautiful menthol signature on the finish. The wine's natural structure is padded by soft tannins and lush fruit consistency. In all, this important wine is less vibrant and distinctive compared to other excellent vintages such as 2008 and 2010. The 2012 Luciano Sandrone wines are very good, but remain far from the amazing heights achieved by this historic winery in the best years. Like many of the wines from this vintage (across the various townships that make up the appellation), they are slightly less expressive and they speak at a lower volume.

    vinous 94+/100

    94+/100 Punkte Vinous, Mar 2016
    Sandrone's 2012 Barolo Le Vigne is fresh, delineated and totally inviting. Freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries, mint, orange peel, chalk and white pepper make a strong first impression. Precise and finely sculpted throughout, Le Vigne has a bit more energy and aromatic presence than the Cannubi Boschis, and a touch better balance.

    Wine Spectator 95/100

    95/100 Punkte Wine Spectator Feb 2017
    A hint of oak lends this a spicy component, along with cherry, licorice and tar flavors. Racy and bright, with fine intensity and a long, tightly wound finish that seems to go on forever. This shows beautiful purity and class. Best from 2020 through 2036. 380 cases imported.

225.00 CHF
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Barolo Le Vigne DOCG 2012

Luciano Sandrone

  • Land / RegionItalien, Piemonte
  • Produzent Sandrone Luciano
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Nebbiolo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Falstaff 97/100

    97/100 Punkte Falstaff Dezember 2016
    Funkelndes, intensives Rubin mit Granatrand. Klare und intensive Nase, nach reifen Kirschen, feine Brombeere, etwas Orangenkompott. Samtig und rund in Ansatz und Verlauf, baut sich in vielen Schichten auf, viel feinmaschiges Tannin, sehr geschliffen, langer Nachhall, ein Hochgenuss!

    Parker 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Robert Parker, May 2016
    The Luciano Sandrone 2012 Barolo le Vigne shows the trademark ripeness that I so often identify in this historic product. The bouquet is round and plush with thick layers of dark cherry marmalade, blackberry preserves and dark currant. Beyond those apparent fruit aromas, Le Vigne offers dark spice and licorice with a beautiful menthol signature on the finish. The wine's natural structure is padded by soft tannins and lush fruit consistency. In all, this important wine is less vibrant and distinctive compared to other excellent vintages such as 2008 and 2010. The 2012 Luciano Sandrone wines are very good, but remain far from the amazing heights achieved by this historic winery in the best years. Like many of the wines from this vintage (across the various townships that make up the appellation), they are slightly less expressive and they speak at a lower volume.

    vinous 94+/100

    94+/100 Punkte Vinous, Mar 2016
    Sandrone's 2012 Barolo Le Vigne is fresh, delineated and totally inviting. Freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries, mint, orange peel, chalk and white pepper make a strong first impression. Precise and finely sculpted throughout, Le Vigne has a bit more energy and aromatic presence than the Cannubi Boschis, and a touch better balance.

    Wine Spectator 95/100

    95/100 Wine Spectator Feb 2017
    A hint of oak lends this a spicy component, along with cherry, licorice and tar flavors. Racy and bright, with fine intensity and a long, tightly wound finish that seems to go on forever. This shows beautiful purity and class. Best from 2020 through 2036. 380 cases imported.

458.00 CHF
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Barolo Le Vigne DOCG 2013

Luciano Sandrone

  • Land / RegionItalien, Piemonte
  • Produzent Sandrone Luciano
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Nebbiolo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 96+/100

    96+/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 31, 2017
    The 2013 Barolo le Vigne is another stellar achievement from Luciano Sandrone and his family. Since 2010, the blend for this wine has been tweaked just a bit to include more fruit from the Baudana cru in Serralunga d'Alba. This wine shows a ripe and succulent mouthfeel with ample richness and power that drives the wine smoothly over the palate. These darker qualities can be attributed to the Baudana fruit that is known for power and heft. Fruit from the Villero cru in Castiglione Falletto offers delicate perfumes and ethereal elegance. This vineyard site is home to loose, sandy soils. The combination of these two extremes is simply delightful.

    vinous 98/100

    98/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2017
    Sandrone's 2013 Barolo Le Vigne is a real stunner. Powerful, ample and deep, the 2013 exudes class from start to finish. The addition of Serralunga fruit in the blend has added depth and structure in all of the wine's dimensions. Dark red cherry, plum, mint, rose petal, tar and licorice build into the huge, voluptuous finish. Readers who can find the 2013 should not hesitate, as it is outrageously beautiful and also one of the clear wines of the vintage. Vineyard sites are Baudana, Villero, Vignane and Merli.

    James Suckling 96/100

    96/100 Punkte James Suckling
    The aromas to this young Barolo are vivid and bright with blueberry and stone character. Full body, chewy and polished tannins and a flavorful finish. Powerful and balanced. One of my favorites. Drink in 2021.

239.00 CHF

Barolo Le Vigne DOCG 2014

Luciano Sandrone

  • Land / RegionItalien, Piemonte
  • Produzent Sandrone Luciano
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Nebbiolo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Falstaff 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Fallstaff, August 2018
    Glänzendes, intensives Rubin-Granat. Vielschichtige und dichte Nase, nach Trüffel, etwas Lakritze, dann viel Zwetschke und Brombeere. Im Ansatz saftig, gut herausgearbeitet Frucht, dichtes Tannin, wird im hinteren Verlauf aber etwas trocknend, kann noch weitere Lagerung vertragen.

    Parker 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2018
    Luciano Sandrone and his daughter Barbara tell me that the 2014 harvest needs explaining. Many are quick to dismiss it given the difficulties of the growing season that saw abundant rain, hail and bombe d'acqua, or "water bombs," which are a dangerous phenomenon with intense rainfall in a very small radius. But hard work does pay off. The Sandrone family employed 38 people for farming, when the average harvest requires only 22 pairs of vineyard hands. Great care was required to keep the leaves and the clusters healthy. The 2014 Barolo le Vigne is bright and fruit-forward. It is perhaps more accessible in the near term compared to past editions. It delivers dark fruit nuances over a mid-weight and compact mouthfeel.

    vinous 96/100

    96/100 Punkte Vinous, February 2018
    The 2014 Barolo Le Vigne once again shows the wisdom of blending fruit from different sites. If there is a vintage where blending has the potential to be the difference-maker, 2014 is it. So it is hardly surprising to find the 2014 Le Vigne in such great shape. The red cherry jam, mint, cedar and floral notes are all finely sketched. Medium in body and classy, the 2014 is beautifully textured and inviting from start to finish. All the elements are simply in the right place. Vineyard sources are Merli, Vignane, Villero and Baudana.

    James Suckling 95/100

    95/100 Punkte James Suckling, September 2018
    Beautiful aromas of licorice, tar and black cherries following through to a full body. A powerful palate with dense fruit. Chewy and intense. Needs two or three years to soften. A triumph for the vintage. Drink in 2020.

118.00 CHF

Barolo Le Vigne DOCG 2014

Luciano Sandrone

  • Land / RegionItalien, Piemonte
  • Produzent Sandrone Luciano
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Nebbiolo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2018
    Luciano Sandrone and his daughter Barbara tell me that the 2014 harvest needs explaining. Many are quick to dismiss it given the difficulties of the growing season that saw abundant rain, hail and bombe d'acqua, or "water bombs," which are a dangerous phenomenon with intense rainfall in a very small radius. But hard work does pay off. The Sandrone family employed 38 people for farming, when the average harvest requires only 22 pairs of vineyard hands. Great care was required to keep the leaves and the clusters healthy. The 2014 Barolo le Vigne is bright and fruit-forward. It is perhaps more accessible in the near term compared to past editions. It delivers dark fruit nuances over a mid-weight and compact mouthfeel.

    vinous 96/100

    96/100 Punkte Vinous, February 2018
    The 2014 Barolo Le Vigne once again shows the wisdom of blending fruit from different sites. If there is a vintage where blending has the potential to be the difference-maker, 2014 is it. So it is hardly surprising to find the 2014 Le Vigne in such great shape. The red cherry jam, mint, cedar and floral notes are all finely sketched. Medium in body and classy, the 2014 is beautifully textured and inviting from start to finish. All the elements are simply in the right place. Vineyard sources are Merli, Vignane, Villero and Baudana.

    James Suckling 95/100

    95/100 Punkte James Suckling, September 2018
    Beautiful aromas of licorice, tar and black cherries following through to a full body. A powerful palate with dense fruit. Chewy and intense. Needs two or three years to soften. A triumph for the vintage. Drink in 2020.

239.00 CHF

Barolo Le Vigne DOCG 2014

Luciano Sandrone

  • Land / RegionItalien, Piemonte
  • Produzent Sandrone Luciano
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Nebbiolo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2018
    Luciano Sandrone and his daughter Barbara tell me that the 2014 harvest needs explaining. Many are quick to dismiss it given the difficulties of the growing season that saw abundant rain, hail and bombe d'acqua, or "water bombs," which are a dangerous phenomenon with intense rainfall in a very small radius. But hard work does pay off. The Sandrone family employed 38 people for farming, when the average harvest requires only 22 pairs of vineyard hands. Great care was required to keep the leaves and the clusters healthy. The 2014 Barolo le Vigne is bright and fruit-forward. It is perhaps more accessible in the near term compared to past editions. It delivers dark fruit nuances over a mid-weight and compact mouthfeel.

    vinous 96/100

    96/100 Punkte Vinous, February 2018
    The 2014 Barolo Le Vigne once again shows the wisdom of blending fruit from different sites. If there is a vintage where blending has the potential to be the difference-maker, 2014 is it. So it is hardly surprising to find the 2014 Le Vigne in such great shape. The red cherry jam, mint, cedar and floral notes are all finely sketched. Medium in body and classy, the 2014 is beautifully textured and inviting from start to finish. All the elements are simply in the right place. Vineyard sources are Merli, Vignane, Villero and Baudana.

    James Suckling 95/100

    95/100 Punkte James Suckling, September 2018
    Beautiful aromas of licorice, tar and black cherries following through to a full body. A powerful palate with dense fruit. Chewy and intense. Needs two or three years to soften. A triumph for the vintage. Drink in 2020.

489.00 CHF

Barolo Le Vigne DOCG 2015

Luciano Sandrone

  • Land / RegionItalien, Piemonte
  • Produzent Sandrone Luciano
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Nebbiolo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Falstaff 97/100

    97/100 Punkte Fallstaff, November 2019
    Leuchtendes, kraftvolles Rubin mit feinem Granatrand. Intensive und ansprechende Nase, satt nach reifen Zwetschken, Trüffel und etwas Leder, tiefgründig. Fest und zupackend am Gaumen, zeigt viel dichtes, festes Tannin, sehr gut eingebaut, öffnet sich in vielen Schichten, im Finale salzig.

    Parker 95+/100

    95+/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019
    Luciano Sandrone expected this would be a beautiful year for Nebbiolo, with fruit showing the qualities of an important wine all throughout the growing season and right up to harvest. And yes, the 2015 Barolo le Vigne did turn out to be a great vintage, with a full aromatic array of perfumed rose, lavender and violet. For all of its generosity and expressiveness, with just a beautiful bouquet that sings out a seductive mezzo-soprano aria, be forewarned that in the mouth this is followed by rigidity and nervousness. That explosive bouquet might mislead you into thinking this is a rather evolved wine, but you certainly feel its youth on the palate. To be frank, this was an easy year to make wine, and it's not a big surprise that this edition of le Vigne turned out to be as classic and as good as it is. It should get even better with time.

    vinous 95+/100

    95+/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2019
    The 2015 Barolo Le Vigne is a wine of pure and extreme grace. Silky and nuanced on the palate, with tremendous character, the 2015 is all class. Rose petal, mint and sweet red berry fruit are laced together in this super-expressive Barolo. Medium in body, with radiant fruit and brisk tannins, the 2015 Le Vigne is a terrific example of the vintage at its best. Today, the 2015 is decidedly reticent. I have seen Le Vigne open up with time in bottle. I imagine that will be the case here as well, although the wine is quite closed down at this stage. Vineyard sources are Baudana, Villero, Vignane and Merli.

    James Suckling 97/100

    97/100 Punkte James Suckling
    A tight and focused Le Vigne with strawberry, orange-peel and floral aromas and hints of hazelnuts. Not giving it all now. Full-bodied, very intense and focused. Extremely long and polished, tannic finish. Drink from 2023.

118.00 CHF

Blanc de Blancs Brut

Champagne Drappier

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Champagne
  • Produzent Drappier
  • KategorieSchaumwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Chardonnay
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 91/100

    91/100 Robert Parker, April 2020
    Disgorged in July 2019, the latest release of Drappier's NV Brut Blanc de Blancs exhibits aromas of crisp yellow orchard fruit, oyster shell and white flowers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, vinous and incisive, with lovely cut, a youthfully frothy mousse and chalky grip on the finish. Still a little introverted after its recent disgorgement, this is a fine Blanc de Blancs from Drappier, a Pinot Noir specialist.

    vinous 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Vinous, January 2015
    (95% Chardonnay and 5% Pinot Blanc: Pale gold. Candied lemon, lime pith and white flowers on the fragrant nose, with deeper orange and buttered toast qualities emerging with air. Juicy flavors of pear and Meyer lemon show impressive depth and cut, with a gingery nuance adding energy. Bright, focused and mineral-driven on the clinging finish, which leaves behind notes of honeysuckle and brioche.

    James Suckling 92/100

    92/100 Punkte James Suckling October, 2017
    Dried white flowers and white peach fruits with hints of lemon. Smells extremely fresh and lively. The palate has an attractive, fleshy and tangy texture. Flavors follow aromas in the stone fruit zone. Grilled nuts to close. Drink now.

48.00 CHF

Brancaia IL BLU 2016

IGT Toscana

  • Land / RegionItalien, Toscana
  • Produzent Brancaia
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 96/100

    96/100 Punkte Robert Parker September 2019
    This blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese and a smaller percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon has one of the most impressive track records of a modern Tuscan blend that I can think of. The 2016 Il Blu is a beautifully balanced and precise blend that pits the freshness and authenticity of Sangiovese against the softness and fruitiness of the Merlot. Although the Sangiovese plays a supporting role in the blend, its influence and signature go far to creating the overall identity of this special wine. It's a very nice effort to celebrate with a grilled T-bone.

    vinous 95/100

    95/100 Punkte Vinous August 2019
    Brancaia's Il Blu is gorgeous in 2016. Fresh, perfumed and beautifully lifted, the 2016 strikes a captivating balance between power and finesse. Red cherry, flowers, mint, cinnamon and blood orange all give the 2016 brightness and vitality, and yet there is plenty of the richness readers have come to expect from this wine as well. The 2016 is one of the more polished, nuanced vintages of Brancaia I can remember tasting.

    James Suckling 96/100

    96/100 Punkte James Suckling
    This is a beautiful Brancaia feathering a fine line of decadent dark fruit and complex herbal and spicy notes. Blackberries, dark cherries, Thai basil, peppermint tea, bark, cassis and pure blackcurrants all come to mind. A full body, characterized by layered but racy rich fruit, yet there#s an unmistakable current of acidity that doesn#t let go. Very classy and elegant with remarkable finesse and freshness. Drink from 2025.

69.00 CHF

Brancaia IL BLU 2016

IGT Toscana

  • Land / RegionItalien, Toscana
  • Produzent Brancaia
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 96/100

    96/100 Punkte Robert Parker September 2019
    This blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese and a smaller percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon has one of the most impressive track records of a modern Tuscan blend that I can think of. The 2016 Il Blu is a beautifully balanced and precise blend that pits the freshness and authenticity of Sangiovese against the softness and fruitiness of the Merlot. Although the Sangiovese plays a supporting role in the blend, its influence and signature go far to creating the overall identity of this special wine. It's a very nice effort to celebrate with a grilled T-bone.

    vinous 95/100

    95/100 Punkte Vinous August 2019
    Brancaia's Il Blu is gorgeous in 2016. Fresh, perfumed and beautifully lifted, the 2016 strikes a captivating balance between power and finesse. Red cherry, flowers, mint, cinnamon and blood orange all give the 2016 brightness and vitality, and yet there is plenty of the richness readers have come to expect from this wine as well. The 2016 is one of the more polished, nuanced vintages of Brancaia I can remember tasting.

    James Suckling 96/100

    96/100 Punkte James Suckling
    This is a beautiful Brancaia feathering a fine line of decadent dark fruit and complex herbal and spicy notes. Blackberries, dark cherries, Thai basil, peppermint tea, bark, cassis and pure blackcurrants all come to mind. A full body, characterized by layered but racy rich fruit, yet there#s an unmistakable current of acidity that doesn#t let go. Very classy and elegant with remarkable finesse and freshness. Drink from 2025.

620.00 CHF

Cavalli 2014

Toscana IGT
Tenuta Degli Dei

  • Land / RegionItalien, Toscana
  • Produzent Tenuta Degli Dei
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 95/100

    95/100 Punkte Vinous, Jan 2018
    The 2014 Tenuta degli Dei is fabulous. In fact, the 2014 is one of the best recent vintages of this wine I can remember tasting. Aromatically expressive and inviting, the 2014 is terrific. Stylistically, it is perhaps not as overt as some recent editions, but that is not a bad thing given the natural richness that is typical of Panzano. I would like to see the new oak settle down a bit from here. Otherwise, the Tenuta is very nicely done. The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Petit Verdot and 15% Cabernet Franc.

    James Suckling 95/100

    95/100 Punkte James Suckling, August 2017
    A beautifully soft and balanced red with berry, chocolate and vanilla. Full body, round tannins and a juicy finish. A rich and gorgeous wine. Drink or hold. Made from organic grapes.

41.80 CHF

Cepa 21 2009

Ribera del Duero DO
Bodegas Cepa 21

  • Land / RegionSpanien, Castilla y León
  • Produzent Cepa 21
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Guia Penin 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Guía Peñín 2013
    Color cereza, borde granate. Aroma especiado, roble cremoso, tostado, fruta madura. Boca potente, sabroso, tostado, taninos maduros.

    vinous 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Stephen Tanzer, Sep 2012
    Glass-staining ruby. Sexy, oak-spiced aromas of dark berry compote, cola and violet, with subtle vanilla and underbrush nuances. Broad and sweet on the palate, offering ripe blackberry and cherry-vanilla flavors and slow-mounting smokiness. The floral note comes back on the finish, which clings with impressive tenacity and focus. Shows good energy for a ripe vintage.

26.80 CHF

32.80 CHF

Chablis 1er Cru AOC 2017

Montée de Tonnerre
Samuel Billaud

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Burgund
  • Produzent Billaud Samuel
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Chardonnay
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 95/100

    95/100 Punkte Vinous Jan 2020
    One of the highlights in this range, the 2017 Chablis Montée de Tonnerre 1er Cru captures all of the energy and tension that makes wines from this site so distinctive. White flowers, mint, crushed rocks, slate and citrus all pulse through the 2017. The style is all about classical austerity, translucence and crystalline purity.

44.00 CHF

Chablis 1er Cru AOC 2018

Mont de Milieu
Samuel Billaud

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Burgund
  • Produzent Billaud Samuel
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Chardonnay
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Juli 2020
    The 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu is also performing very well, unwinding in the glass with scents of citrus oil, spring blossom, crisp green orchard fruit and grapefruit. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and incisive, it's nicely concentrated, with a tightly wound core, racy acids and a long, beautifully defined finish. This has turned out beautifully.

    vinous 92-94/100

    92-94/100 Punkte Vinous, Juli 2019
    The 2018 Chablis Mont de Milieu 1er Cru is one of the stand outs in this range. Ample and creamy, the 2018 is so wonderfully inviting, even in the early going. All the elements just come together effortlessly. Orchard fruit, citrus confit, spice, wild flowers and a touch of new oak all grace this super-expressive Chablis. The 2018 was done 80% in tank and 20% in a 450-liter oak barrel.

39.80 CHF

Chablis 1er Cru AOC 2018

Montée de Tonnerre
Samuel Billaud

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Burgund
  • Produzent Billaud Samuel
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Chardonnay
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Juli 2020
    The 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre offers up aromas of crisp orchard fruit, honeycomb, pear and dried white flowers, followed by a medium to full-bodied, bright and incisive palate with a delicately textural attack and a tightly wound core. Still youthfully reserved, this vibrant wine will reward a little bottle age.

    vinous 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Vinous, Juli 2020
    The 2018 Chablis Montée de Tonnerre 1er Cru comes from a hectare of 45-year-old vines and was vinified in stainless steel vats and 450-liter barrels before aging for 18 months on the lees. It has a pretty nose of orange blossom, white peach and Japanese yuzu scents that are beautifully defined. The palate is very well balanced, with Granny Smith apples and pear on the entry, a vibrant thread of acidity, and quite a linear, taut finish that is perhaps more 2017 in style. Overall, this is a superb Montée de Tonnerre for those who like "classic" Chablis.

44.00 CHF

Chablis 1er Cru AOC 2018

Mont de Milieu
Samuel Billaud

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Burgund
  • Produzent Billaud Samuel
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Chardonnay
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Juli 2020
    The 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu is also performing very well, unwinding in the glass with scents of citrus oil, spring blossom, crisp green orchard fruit and grapefruit. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and incisive, it's nicely concentrated, with a tightly wound core, racy acids and a long, beautifully defined finish. This has turned out beautifully.

    vinous 92-94/100

    92-94/100 Punkte Vinous, Juli 2019
    The 2018 Chablis Mont de Milieu 1er Cru is one of the stand outs in this range. Ample and creamy, the 2018 is so wonderfully inviting, even in the early going. All the elements just come together effortlessly. Orchard fruit, citrus confit, spice, wild flowers and a touch of new oak all grace this super-expressive Chablis. The 2018 was done 80% in tank and 20% in a 450-liter oak barrel.

22.80 CHF

Chablis 1er Cru AOC 2018

Vaillons
Samuel Billaud

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Burgund
  • Produzent Billaud Samuel
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Chardonnay
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Juli 2020
    Pretty aromas of crisp green orchard fruit, dried white flowers, oyster shell and orange introduce the 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons Vieilles Vignes, a satiny, medium to full-bodied wine that's bright and incisive, with racy acids and a chalky finish.

    vinous 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Vinous, Juli 2020
    The 2018 Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru has a pale silvery hue. The bouquet is conservative for this particular vineyard, conveying subtle grass clipping and fresh pear tones, perhaps just missing the pizzazz of Billaud#s other cuvées this vintage. The palate is well balanced with a pretty opening: lemon confit, a dab of lemongrass and an underlying salinity that enlivens the finish. A thoroughly enjoyable and well-crafted Vaillons that I suspect will offer most in its youth.

38.00 CHF

Chablis Grand Cru AOC 2017

Blanchot
Samuel Billaud

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Burgund
  • Produzent Billaud Samuel
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Chardonnay
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2019
    Billaud's 2017 Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot was another wine cropped at very low yields, around 20 hectoliters per hectare in this case. Offering up a pretty bouquet of citrus blossom, peaches and pears that's subtly framed by a discrete touch of oak, it's full-bodied, satiny and layered, with a broad attack, a fleshy core and a precise but delicately exotic finish.

    Revue Du Vin 18.5/20

    18.5/20 Punkte La Revue du Vin de France 2020

    vinous 96/100

    96/100 Punkte Vinous Jan 2020
    The 2017 Chablis Blanchot Grand Cru is another rock star wine. Powerful and explosive, with tons of underlying saline energy, the Blanchot is a mind-bendingly beautiful Chablis endowed with tons of character. Exotic floral notes add striking shades of nuance, but it is the wholeness of the Blanchot that stands out most.

82.00 CHF

Chablis Grand Cru AOC 2017

Bougros
Samuel Billaud

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Burgund
  • Produzent Billaud Samuel
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Chardonnay
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 92+/100

    92+/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2019
    Billaud produced a mere 450 liters of the 2017 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros, a full-bodied, fleshy wine that's deep and concentrated, redolent of honeycomb, orange rind and vanilla pod. Despite its broad shoulders, it's racy and precise and concludes with a saline finish, but it won't be easy to find.

    Revue Du Vin 18/20

    18/20 Punkte La Revue du Vin de France 2020

    vinous 96/100

    96/100 Punkte Vinous Jan 2020
    The 2017 Chablis Bougros Grand Cru is a terrific example of just how compelling this vintage is at the top end. Weightless and classically austere, the Bougros offers so much intensity, but in the understated manner that is so typical of first-rate Chablis. Soaring citrus, floral and mineral-infused aromatics add to the wine's sheer appeal. Aging in larger format oak really helps the wine preserve freshness.

82.00 CHF

Chablis Grand Cru AOC 2017

Les Preuses Vieilles Vignes
Samuel Billaud

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Burgund
  • Produzent Billaud Samuel
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Chardonnay
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2019
    The 2017 Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses offers up lovely aromas of orange blossom, oyster shells, iodine and beeswax. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, fine-boned, elegant and precise, with ripe acids and a saline finish. It's a fine rendition of this ethereal climat.

    Revue Du Vin 18.5/20

    18.5/20 Punkte La Revue du Vin de France 2020

    vinous 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Vinous Jan 2020
    The 2017 Chablis Les Preuses Grand Cru is another super-expressive wine in this lineup from Samuel Billaud. It has terrific salinity and energy, if a bit less dimension and texture than the very best wines in the range. In this tasting, it comes across as a mini version of what this cru is tends to express.

86.00 CHF

Chablis Grand Cru AOC 2017

Vaudésir
Samuel Billaud

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Burgund
  • Produzent Billaud Samuel
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Chardonnay
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 94+/100

    94+/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2019
    The 2017 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir is one of the highlights of the portfolio this year, wafting from the glass with aromas of aromatic citrus fruit, clear honey, oyster shell and almond paste. On the palate, it's full-bodied, concentrated and layered, with racy acids and an intense and penetrating finish. This will be well worth following for the better part of two decades.

    vinous 95/100

    95/100 Punkte Vinous Jan 2020
    From a tiny parcel measuring just 0.3 hectares, the 2017 Chablis Vaudésir Grand Cru is broad, creamy and ample in feel. Orange confit, spice, dried flowers, apricot and a kiss of new oak shape this super-expressive, racy Chablis. The 2017 was done in a single 450-liter barrel.

86.00 CHF

Chablis Grand Cru AOC 2018

Les Clos
Samuel Billaud

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Burgund
  • Produzent Billaud Samuel
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Chardonnay
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Juli 2020
    The 2018 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos has turned out very nicely, unwinding in the glass with aromas of ripe orchard fruits, citrus oil, freshly baked bread, dried white flowers and beeswax. Full-bodied, deep and layered, it's textural and multidimensional, with fine depth at the core, ripe but racy acids and a long, saline finish.

    vinous 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Vinous, Juli 2020
    The 2018 Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru is one of the best expressions of this noble vineyard in this vintage. Limpid argent in hue, it has a taut, fresh, flinty bouquet that you might misconstrue as coming from a cooler growing season, a testament to Billaud#s winemaking skill. The palate is likewise underpinned by a fine line of acidity that keeps this Les Clos poised, refreshing and revivifyingly saline. There is just a light sour lemon note mixed with a tang of ginger on the finish, completing a very fine Les Clos that comes highly recommended.

89.00 CHF

Chablis Grand Cru AOC 2018

Les Preuses Vieilles Vignes
Samuel Billaud

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Burgund
  • Produzent Billaud Samuel
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Chardonnay
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Juli 2020
    Wafting from the glass with inviting aromas of orange oil, citrus blossom and nutmeg, the 2018 Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses is full-bodied, satiny and sensuous, with an enveloping core of fruit, racy acids and a long, mineral finish. This is another beautiful wine from Samuel Billaud, and it's already quite demonstrative.

    vinous 94/100

    94/100 Vinous, Juli 2020
    The 2018 Chablis Les Preuses Grand Cru, which comes from 60-year-old vines and spends 18 months on the fine lees, has a vibrant, energetic nose, presenting flint and smoke at first, then subtle dried white flowers soon after, but maintaining a sense of classicism at all times. The palate is very well balanced with peach and nectarine notes on the entry, razor-sharp acidity effortlessly counterbalancing the richness of this Les Preuses. It keeps its foot on the accelerator right to the end. An outstanding Les Preuses from Samuel Billaud.

86.00 CHF

Chablis Grand Cru AOC 2018

Vaudésir
Samuel Billaud

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Burgund
  • Produzent Billaud Samuel
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Chardonnay
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 95/100

    95/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Juli 2020
    Another brilliant wine from Billaud is the 2018 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir, a beautiful cuvée that wafts from the glass with scents of citrus zest, crisp orchard fruit, freshly baked bread, honeycomb and dried white flowers. Full-bodied, satiny and incisive, it's layered and complete, with fine depth at the core, racy acids and a long, elegantly perfumed finish.

    vinous 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Vinous, Juli 2020
    The 2018 Chablis Vaudésir Grand Cru is another scintillating wine that defies the vintage. Detailed scents of green apple mix with lemon peel and flint, and a hint of mirabelle emerges with time. This has a beguiling symmetry on the palate and gently fans out toward the persistent finish, its salinity urging you back for another sip. Glorious.

86.00 CHF

Chardonnay Riserva La Bora 2008

Venezia Giulia IGT, Edi Kante

  • Land / RegionItalien, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • Produzent Kante Azienda Agricola
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Chardonnay
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 94+/100

    94+/100 Punkte Vinous Dec 2013
    Kante won't release his 2008 Chardonnay Selezione La Bora di Kante for a few years, but the wine is shaping up to be a jewel. Ash, smoke, graphite, peaches and apricots are some of the many notes that flesh out in the glass. I can't wait to see how the 2008 develops. Today it is shaping up to be another jewel.

    James Suckling 94/100

    94/100 Punkte James Suckling November 2016
    Very pretty white with sliced cooked apples, apple pie and lemons. Full-bodied, layered and beautiful. Gorgeous chard. Drink now.

54.00 CHF

Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC 2013

Le Vieux Donjon

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Rhône
  • Produzent Le Vieux Donjon
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
  • Bewertung(en)
    Revue Du Vin 18/20

    18/20 Punkte La Revue du Vin de France 2016

    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Vinous, Apr 2016
    Vivid ruby. Highly perfumed, smoke- and mineral-tinged dark berry aromas are complemented by a suave floral element and a suggestion of peppery spices. Fleshy, sweet and broad, offering intense black raspberry and boysenberry flavors and lavender pastille and spicecake flourishes. Develops more weight with air and finishes smooth, broad and very long, with fine-grained tannins lending shape.

102.00 CHF

Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC 2014

Le Vieux Donjon

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Rhône
  • Produzent Le Vieux Donjon
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
  • Bewertung(en)
    Revue Du Vin 18.5/20

    18.5/20 Punkte La Revue du Vin de France 2017

    vinous 92-94/100

    92-94/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2016
    Brilliant ruby-red. Smoke-accented aromas of red and dark berry preserves, star anise and candied flowers convey a subtle hint of garriguein the background. Sweet, seamless and broad on the palate, offering concentrated black raspberry and rose pastille flavors that turn spicier with air. Rich but vibrant as well, with no excess fat. Supple tannins build steadily on a very long, incisive finish that leaves behind notes of dark berries and candied flowers.

102.00 CHF

Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC 2013

Cuvée Réservée, Dom. du Pégau

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Rhône
  • Produzent Domaine du Pégau
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Vinous Apr 2016
    Deep ruby. Potent aromas of ripe dark berries, licorice pastille, woodsmoke, game and garrigue, plus a peppery nuance that adds spiciness and lift. Round and fleshy on the palate, offering intense blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that become livelier and sweeter with air. The very long, energetic, sharply focused finish features fine-grained tannins and subtle, lingering notes of dark berries and smoked meat.

87.00 CHF

115.00 CHF

Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC 2015

Cuvée Réservée, Dom. du Pégau

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Rhône
  • Produzent Domaine du Pégau
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
  • Bewertung(en)
    Falstaff 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Falstaff, März 2018
    Dunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Zart animalisch-würzig unterlegtes dunkles Waldbeerkonfit, zarte Edelholznuancen, deutlicher Kräutertouch. Stoffig, schwarze Kirschen, etwas Lakritze, integrierte Tannine, frische Struktur, dezente Extraktsüße im Abgang, gute Länge, feine Kirschenfrucht im Nachhall.

    Parker 96/100

    96/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 31, 2018
    Now that it has been in bottle a while, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee is looking even better than I projected based on last year's prebottling sample. It's all violets, cherries, subtle allspice and clove and traditional garrigue notes of lavender and thyme. Full-bodied and rich, it's crazy complex, adding hints of tar and black olives on the long, silky finish. It should evolve beautifully over the next two decades.

    vinous 93-95/100

    93-95/100 Punkte Vinous December 2016
    Vivid ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes ripe raspberry, cherry and garrigue, while a suave floral element expands with air. Fleshy, seamless and broad on the palate, offering intense black raspberry and fruitcake flavors that are braced and lifted by a spine of juicy acidity. The floral note builds as the wine opens up and carries through the sweet, strikingly long finish, which leaves behind red fruit liqueur and licorice notes.

76.00 CHF

Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC 2017

La Reine des Bois
Domaine de la Mordorée, Bio

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Rhône
  • Produzent Domaine de la Mordorée
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Counoise, Vaccarese
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 94+/100

    94+/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2019
    The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reine des Bois was bottled just two weeks before I visited the domaine in June, but despite that, it seemed open, lush and delicious on both occasions I tasted it (once blind a week later). Hints of oak and licorice accent black cherries in this big, plush, velvety-textured wine, which is 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% each Syrah and Vaccarèse. It's silky enough to enjoy young but has the requisite stuffing to age well for more than a decade.

    vinous 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Vinous Dec 2019
    Shimmering magenta. Expansive, spice-accented raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by suave incense and potpourri qualities. Seamless, energetic and sweet, offering an array of mineral-laced red and blue fruit preserve and floral pastille flavors and a touch of five-spice powder. Finishes juicy and impressively long, displaying fine-grained tannins and lingering florality.

69.00 CHF

Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC 2017

La Dame Voyageuse
Domaine de la Mordorée, Bio

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Rhône
  • Produzent Domaine de la Mordorée
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Counoise, Vaccarese
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Vinous Dec 2019
    Brilliant ruby-red. Mineral- and spice-accented raspberry and cherry cola aromas are complemented by garrigue and pungent floral nuances. Silky in texture and well- concentrated, offering appealingly sweet red berry and cherry liqueur flavors supported by a spine of juicy acidity. Finishes on a powerful floral note, showing sharp delineation and supple tannins that come on slowly.

52.00 CHF

Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC 2017

Le Vieux Donjon

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Rhône
  • Produzent Le Vieux Donjon
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 95/100

    95/100 Punkte Robert Parker, August 2019
    One of the few estates where the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape actually eclipses the 2016, this is a top-flight effort. Black cherries and red raspberries combine with dried spices in a complex swirl of fruity and savory elements, garnished with sprigs of garrigue. Full-bodied, round and rich, this velvety wine should drink well through at least 2035.

    vinous 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Vinous December 2019
    Limpid ruby-red. A highly perfumed, expansive bouquet evokes ripe red fruits, garrigue and exotic spices, and a smoky mineral note emerges as the wine opens up. Sweet and broad on the palate, offering juicy raspberry, cherry compote, spicecake and candied lavender flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. Conveys both power and finesse and betrays no rough edges. Fine-grained tannins come in late on a very long, spicy finish that leaves suave floral and red fruit preserve notes behind.

54.00 CHF

Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC 2017

Le Vieux Donjon

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Rhône
  • Produzent Le Vieux Donjon
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 95/100

    95/100 Punkte Robert Parker, August 2019
    One of the few estates where the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape actually eclipses the 2016, this is a top-flight effort. Black cherries and red raspberries combine with dried spices in a complex swirl of fruity and savory elements, garnished with sprigs of garrigue. Full-bodied, round and rich, this velvety wine should drink well through at least 2035.

    vinous 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Vinous December 2019
    Limpid ruby-red. A highly perfumed, expansive bouquet evokes ripe red fruits, garrigue and exotic spices, and a smoky mineral note emerges as the wine opens up. Sweet and broad on the palate, offering juicy raspberry, cherry compote, spicecake and candied lavender flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. Conveys both power and finesse and betrays no rough edges. Fine-grained tannins come in late on a very long, spicy finish that leaves suave floral and red fruit preserve notes behind.

112.00 CHF

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc AOC 2015

Cuvée A Tempo
Domaine du Pégau

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Rhône
  • Produzent Domaine du Pégau
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Robert Parker Okt 2016
    A new special cuvée introduced in 2014, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée A Tempo Blanc is an even split of Clairette, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne, all from the Mont Pertuis lieu-dit, that was aged in a mix of very old barrels and stainless steel. There#s a scant 100 cases produced and it has terrific, saliva-inducing minerality as well as ample citrus blossom, white peach, mint and a sea breeze-like saltiness. Tight, focused, medium to full-bodied and with impressive density, it needs 6-12 months of bottle age, and I suspect will keep for over a decade.

    vinous 94-95/100

    94-95/100 Punkte Vinous Apr 2016
    Brilliant straw. A powerful, expansive bouquet evokes mineral-accented Meyer lemon, pear, iodine and jasmine. Sappy citrus and orchard fruit flavors stain the palate and display a suave blend of richness and vivacity, with no undue weight. Juicy, taut and strikingly concentrated, displaying the tension of a Grand Cru Chablis. Finishes minerally, floral and extremely long, conveying a repeating floral quality. This should turn out to be a stunning wine, by any measure, and as white Châteauneuf goes, it'll be monumental.

    Schweizerische Weinzeitung 18/20

    18/20 Punkte Schweizerische Weinzeitung September 2019

168.00 CHF

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge AOC 2014

Cuvée Réservée, Dom. du Pégau

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Rhône
  • Produzent Domaine du Pégau
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Oct 2017
    According to Laurence Féraud, the 2014 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee was bottled in November 2016. It's already drinking well, with charming aromas of potpourri leading the way. It's medium to full-bodied, rounded out by just enough cherry fruit, then drawing to a spicy, leather-and-silk finish. Féraud calls it her little Burgundy.

    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Vinous April 2016
    Light, hazy yellow. Explosive, mineral-driven aromas of fresh pear, peach pit and white flowers carry a gingery background note. Stony, focused and pure on the palate, offering intense orchard fruit and citrus fruit flavors that become weightier with air. Clings with strong tenacity on the finish, which shows excellent clarity and a resonating floral note.

49.00 CHF

Chianti Classico DOCG 2015

Forcole
Tenuta Degli Dei

  • Land / RegionItalien, Toscana
  • Produzent Tenuta Degli Dei
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Sangiovese
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Vinous Jan 2018
    The 2015 Chianti Classico Forcole is terrific. Pliant, generous and inviting, it captures all the natural intensity of the year. Soft contours and silky tannins add to the wine's considerable near- and medium-term appeal, while the flavor profile shows the darker side of Sangiovese. This is a gorgeous Chianti Classico from Cavalli.

    James Suckling 92/100

    92/100 Punkte James Suckling October 2017
    A linear and fresh red with berry, cherry and chocolate flavors. Medium body, fine tannins and a balanced brightness and frutiness. All in finesse and clarity. Drink now.

21.00 CHF

Côtes du Rhône Rosé AOC 2018

La Dame Rousse
Domaine de la Mordorée, Bio

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Rhône
  • Produzent Domaine de la Mordorée
  • KategorieRosé
  • Traubensorte(n)Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Mourvèdre
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 90/100

    90/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Oct 2019
    The 2018 Cotes du Rhone Rose La Dame Rousse is another solid example of this cuvée, which is a perennial value favorite. Plump and flavorful, it's marked by strawberry and melon flavors, with a juicy, mouthwatering finish.

    vinous 90/100

    90/100 Punkte Vinous August 2019
    Light vivid orange. Ripe red berry and citrus fruit aromas are complicated by a subtle floral note and a hint of dusty minerals. Fleshy, spice-tinged raspberry and bitter cherry flavors open up slowly and turn sweeter with air. Distinctly concentrated but lively as well, closing with firm grip and repeating cherry and floral notes. Nothing easygoing here (it does check in at 14.5% alcohol, by the way), despite its relatively humble appellation.

16.80 CHF

Cuvée Charles de Gaulle Brut

Champagne Drappier

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Champagne
  • Produzent Drappier
  • KategorieSchaumwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 92+/100

    92+/100 Robert Parker April 2020
    The latest release of the NV Brut Charles de Gaulle was disgorged in December 2018 with seven and a half grams per liter dosage, and the wine is showing very well, bursting from the glass with a generous bouquet of golden orchard fruits, warm biscuits, honeycomb and peach. On the palate, it's full-bodied, rich and enveloping, with a fleshy core of fruit and nicely integrated dosage that lends the wine an old-fashioned, gourmand profile that's appropriate enough given its namesake. I'd expect this to pick up considerable toasty complexity with additional aging on cork.

    vinous 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Vinous, January 2015
    (80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay: Light yellow-gold. Potent, mineral-tinged Meyer lemon, pear and buttered toast aromas show very good clarity and a hint of anise. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering bitter pear skin and blood orange flavors that deepen and expand with air. Rich yet lithe Champagne with strong finishing cut, lift and stony persistence.

    Vinum 17.5/20

    17.5/20 Punkte Vinum Special 2018

53.00 CHF

Dolcetto d'Alba DOC 2018

Luciano Sandrone

  • Land / RegionItalien, Piemonte
  • Produzent Sandrone Luciano
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Dolcetto
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 90/100

    90/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Juli 2020
    I published a review for this wine last year tasted from barrel and am offering a repeat review here. The Luciano Sandrone 2018 Dolcetto d'Alba has fleshed out over the past 12 months. It offers a generous disposition with blackberry, plum and dried cherry. This vintage has produced tight and streamlined results overall, but the fruit wraps over the palate in rich, pleasurable layers. The blend of fruit used here comes from Monforte d'Alba (Pe Mol and Castelletto), Novello (Ravera and Rocche di San Nicola) and Barolo (Rivassi).

    vinous 90/100

    90/100 Punkte Vinous March 2020
    The 2018 Dolcetto d'Alba is elegant, super-refined and all class. The 2018 shows all the richness that is typical of the Sandrone Dolcetto, but in a more slender style that is actually very appealing. There is plenty of varietal character in the dark fruit, spice and licorice flavors, but the 2018 is more about persistence than size. I loved it.

18.90 CHF

Floramundi 2017

DOCG Cerasuolo Di Vittoria
Tenuta di Donnafugata

  • Land / RegionItalien, Sicilia
  • Produzent Donnafugata
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Nero d'Avola, Frappato
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Robert Parker Oct 2019
    The pretty 2017 Cerasuolo di Vittoria Floramundi is a blend of Nero d'Avola and Frappato that shows a tight, luminous and snappy personality. This is a red wine to drink with snapper or shellfish. It opens to a medium ruby color and lean consistency with wild berry aromas, blueberry, wild rose and a playful touch of bitter almond.

    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Vinous August 2019
    Bright deep red. Perfumed aromas of violet, cinnamon and red berries. Then rich, dense and suave but with lively acidity lifting the inner-mouth perfume of the red berry and red cherry flavor. Finishes long and floral. Lovely Cerasuolo di Vittoria with sneaky concentration and real refinement.

    James Suckling 92/100

    92/100 Punkte James Suckling, April 2019
    Vivid fruit here with crushed strawberries, cherries and lemons, following through to a medium body, firm but light tannins and a crisp finish. Drink now.

22.00 CHF

Fragore Etna Rosso DOC 2016

Tenuta di Donnafugata

  • Land / RegionItalien, Sicilia
  • Produzent Donnafugata
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Nerello Mascalese
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Robert Parker Oct 2019
    Here is a new and exciting wine from the folks at Donnafugata. The 2016 Etna Rosso Contrada Montelaguardia Fragore is a compact and mid-weight expression that opens to a pretty garnet color with dark ruby hues. The bouquet is redolent of wild berry and cassis, but you also get hints of wild rose, smoke, tar and volcanic smoke. As a first vintage of this wine from Etna, the folks at Donnafugata have hit the nail on the head. This is a great wine for a blackened tuna steak on the grill.

    vinous 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Vinous Aug 2019
    Luminous deep red. Knockout nose offers tangy red fruits, minerals and porcini complicated by Oriental spices and broom. Conveys an impression of superb concentration but also of nonpareil refinement, boasting the uncanny combination of tactile presence and deep luscious pristine red fruit, aromatic herb and stony flavors. A wine of great length and potential with a penetrating steely quality and with lots of fruit lurking in the background. This is the first vintage of Donnafugata#s new top of the line Etna Rosso and it#s a beauty. It undoubtedly helps that the grapes come from the Montelaguardia contrada, one of the lesser known but terroir-wise, one of the of the very best Etna contradas of all.

69.00 CHF

Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2014

Steinertal
F.X. Pichler, Wachau

  • Land / RegionÖsterreich, Niederösterreich
  • Produzent Pichler F.X.
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Grüner Veltliner
  • Bewertung(en)
    Falstaff 91-93/100

    91-93/100 Punkte Falstaff Weinguide 2015/16
    Helles Gelbgrün. Feine Kräuterwürze, gelber Apfel, angenehmer Touch von Honigmelone, tabakige Nuancen. Saftig, feine gelbe Tropenfrucht, weiße Steinobstnuancen, frischer Säurebogen, bleibt gut haften, mineralischer Nachhall.

    vinous 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Vinous September 2015
    A strikingly and - for this cepage - unusually citric nose and palate encompass kumquat and pineapple for a piquant and tangy yet tropical, lusciously ripe impression; nor does this wine want in the least for palpable density. And all of this has been achieved at a modest 12.7% alcohol, lending a remarkable sense of lift. The finish here is clear and ringing, introducing site-typical pepper and tobacco while offering crystalline stoniness, floral perfume and green herbal essences. It#s the lightest Grüner Veltliner Smaragd I have ever bottled<(>,<)> notes Lucas Pichler, and I#m confident we#d have to go well back in estate history to find a lower-alcohol exemplar rendered by his father. Bottled in early August, this spent May and June in cask, but was otherwise in tank.

229.00 CHF

Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2016

Kirchweg
Hirtzberger, Wachau

  • Land / RegionÖsterreich, Niederösterreich
  • Produzent Hirtzberger Franz
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Grüner Veltliner
  • Bewertung(en)
    Falstaff 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Falstaff-Weinguide 2017/18

    vinous 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Vinous, December 2018 Once again these vines have provided generous fruitiness - here, Riesling-like, glowingly pit-tinged white peach, mirabelle and lime - as well as haunting, bittersweet inner-mouth perfume and deep, mouthwateringly saline, savory richness suggestive of raw scallop. A satiny feel reinforces the impressions of ripeness and marrowy richness conveyed by the flavors. And like this year#s Rotes Tor Federspiel, we have here a tactile sense of active, stony mineral impingement that lends vibrancy to the near-endlessly juicy finish. Despite this wine#s harboring roughly 13.5% alcohol, it evinces a welcome sense of lift. (For more about this site and its vines, consult especially my tasting notes on its vintage 2013 and 2015 installments.)

31.50 CHF

41.80 CHF

Il Caberlot, IGT Toscana 2013

Podere Il Carnasciale

  • Land / RegionItalien, Toscana
  • Produzent Carnasciale
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Caberlot
  • Bewertung(en)
    Falstaff 95/100

    95/100 Punkte Falstaff, Februar 2017
    Dichtes, undurchdringliches Rubin-Violett. Eröffnet mit betont würzigen Noten, nach Stangensellerie, etwas Lorbeer und Efeu, dahinter satte dunkle Frucht. Würzig und vielschichtig am Gaumen, zeigt Noten nach Maulbeere, dann Kardamom und Lorbeer, etwas weißer Pfeffer, viel saftige Frucht, breitet sich lange aus, kerniges Tannin.

    vinous 95+/100

    95+/100 Punkte Vinous Oct 2016
    The 2013 Il Caberlot (Magnum) is a super-classy vintage of this Tuscan thoroughbred. Bold, pungent and intensely aromatic, the 2013 exudes richness and intensity, but in a gracious, mid-weight style. Black cherry, plum, sage, menthol, licorice and smoke meld into the unctuous, super-refined finish. This is one of the most impressive young Caberlots I have tasted.

272.00 CHF

Il Caberlot, IGT Toscana 2014

Podere Il Carnasciale

  • Land / RegionItalien, Toscana
  • Produzent Carnasciale
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Caberlot
  • Bewertung(en)
    Falstaff 95/100

    95/100 Punkte Falstaff April 2018
    Sattes Rubin mit violetten Schimmer. Eröffnet mit betont würzigen Noten, nach schwarzem Pfeffer und Lorbeerblättern, wild und ungestüm, nach Holunderbeeren und Cassis, Tabak. Am Gaumen erstaunlich vielschichtig, zeigt pralle, dichte Frucht, knackig und intensiv, entfaltet sich mit dichtem, feinmaschigem Tannin, im Finale viele Holunderbeeren.

    Parker 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Oct 2017
    The 2014 Il Caberlot is a beautifully executed wine with an inky dark or otherwise impenetrable appearance. The bouquet shows decisive Cabernet-adjacent aromas of super dense blackberry with black olive and charred rosemary twig. The wine delivers immediate power and intensity with excellent focus and sharpness. Perhaps the mouthfeel is a touch thinner and shorter in this vintage (as is to be expected), but given its overall opulence, this is a welcome characteristic. This wine is usually only available in magnums.

    vinous 96/100

    96/100 Punkte Vinous Jan 2018
    Podere Il Carnasciale's 2014 Il Caberlot is all class. Sophisticated and medium in body in this vintage, it possesses striking aromatic depth and nuance to match its decidedly midweight personality. Layers of bright, red-toned fruit, blood orange and cinnamon add to the wine's decidedly exotic personality. In some vintages, Caberlot is more overt and exuberant, but the 2014 is a cool, reserved wine that needs time in bottle for its inner sweetness to fully emerge. Even at this early stage, though, it is striking.

560.00 CHF

Il Caberlot, IGT Toscana 2015

Podere Il Carnasciale

  • Land / RegionItalien, Toscana
  • Produzent Carnasciale
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Caberlot
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 95+/100

    95+/100 Punkte Robert Parker, May 2019
    Made with the elusive Caberlot grape, the 2015 Il Caberlot (with only 3 ,100 Magnums produced) is a beautifully ripe, dense and rich expression from one of the most beautiful spots in Tuscany. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel and undergo malolactic fermentation in barrique, before a 22-month aging period in small French oak (of which 75% is new). The wine is impeccably balanced and concentrated with dark, plummy fruit, spice, tar and savory tobacco. Caberlot is a distant relative of Cabernet, and you can tell as much as you contemplate the bouquet and full-bodied appearance of the mouthfeel of this warm vintage Tuscan red.

    vinous 96/100

    96/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2019
    The 2015 Il Caberlot opens with a blast of blackberry jam, chocolate, licorice and spice. Exotic and deep, with tremendous character, the 2015 delivers serious flavor intensity while remaining light on its feet for such a powerful wine. The combination of textural resonance and finesse is striking in the 2015.

    James Suckling 96/100

    96/100 Punkte James Suckling September 2018
    Shows a really distinctive herbal edge of blackberry leaves, charcoal and black peppers. Iodine and crushed-stone undertones in addition to vivid blackcurrants. Full-bodied, very linear and well defined with a firm tannin backbone, driven acidity and a mineral, chewy finish. Delicious now but better in 2022.

139.00 CHF

Il Caberlot, IGT Toscana 2014

Podere Il Carnasciale

  • Land / RegionItalien, Toscana
  • Produzent Carnasciale
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Caberlot
  • Bewertung(en)
    Falstaff 95/100

    95/100 Punkte Falstaff April 2018
    Sattes Rubin mit violetten Schimmer. Eröffnet mit betont würzigen Noten, nach schwarzem Pfeffer und Lorbeerblättern, wild und ungestüm, nach Holunderbeeren und Cassis, Tabak. Am Gaumen erstaunlich vielschichtig, zeigt pralle, dichte Frucht, knackig und intensiv, entfaltet sich mit dichtem, feinmaschigem Tannin, im Finale viele Holunderbeeren.

    Parker 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Oct 2017
    The 2014 Il Caberlot is a beautifully executed wine with an inky dark or otherwise impenetrable appearance. The bouquet shows decisive Cabernet-adjacent aromas of super dense blackberry with black olive and charred rosemary twig. The wine delivers immediate power and intensity with excellent focus and sharpness. Perhaps the mouthfeel is a touch thinner and shorter in this vintage (as is to be expected), but given its overall opulence, this is a welcome characteristic. This wine is usually only available in magnums.

    vinous 96/100

    96/100 Punkte Vinous Jan 2018
    Podere Il Carnasciale's 2014 Il Caberlot is all class. Sophisticated and medium in body in this vintage, it possesses striking aromatic depth and nuance to match its decidedly midweight personality. Layers of bright, red-toned fruit, blood orange and cinnamon add to the wine's decidedly exotic personality. In some vintages, Caberlot is more overt and exuberant, but the 2014 is a cool, reserved wine that needs time in bottle for its inner sweetness to fully emerge. Even at this early stage, though, it is striking.

139.00 CHF

Le Piane vino rosso 2012

Le Piane, Boca

  • Land / RegionItalien, Piemonte
  • Produzent Le Piane
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Croatina, Nebbiolo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Robert Parker August31, 2017
    The 2012 Boca represents a traditional blend of 85% Nebbiolo with 15% Vespolina. It sees a longer maceration time and up to four years of aging in large oak casks. The bouquet in this vintage is slightly less expressive and subdued overall. As it warms in the glass, it begins a long and elegant presentation of dried rose, wild berry, licorice, campfire ash and white truffle. What sets this wine apart, however, is the extreme elegance and finesse of the mouthfeel.

    vinous 90-92/100

    90-92/100 Punkte Vinous Apr 2016
    The 2012 Piane Vino Rosso (formerly Colline Novaresi) is deep, powerful and intense, almost unusually so for a Croatina-based wine. Plum, black stone fruit, licorice and smoke meld together in a pliant, resonant red full of personality. Hints of sweet herb and tobacco emerge on the finish, but this is a distinctly deep wine that will require time in bottle to develop its full range of aromatics. Tasted from barrel.

27.20 CHF

34.00 CHF

Le Redini 2015

Toscana IGT
Tenuta Degli Dei

  • Land / RegionItalien, Toscana
  • Produzent Tenuta Degli Dei
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Merlot, Alicante Bouschet
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Vinous Jan 2018
    The 2015 Le Redini, Cavalli's Merlot/Alicante blend, is decidedly racy and exotic in this vintage. Black cherry, chocolate, licorice and menthol effortlessly fill out the 2015's supple frame. Readers should expect a bold, juicy wine built on super-ripe fruit.

    James Suckling 92/100

    92/100 Punkte James Suckling August 2017
    A linear and racy red with berry, chocolate and walnut character. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now.

22.80 CHF

Le Redini 2017

Toscana IGT
Tenuta Degli Dei

  • Land / RegionItalien, Toscana
  • Produzent Tenuta Degli Dei
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Merlot, Alicante Bouschet
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 95/100

    95/100 Punkte Vinous Aug 2019
    The 2017 Le Redini, Cavalli's Merlot/Alicante blend, is a wine of tremendous character and personality. Deep and beautifully layered on the palate, with striking aromatics, the Redini has so much to offer. Black cherry, blackberry liqueur, hard candy chocolate, wild flowers, spice, lavender and mint are some of the many notes that develop with time in the glass. The 2017 is exotic and compelling. In a word: superb.

22.80 CHF

Lealtanza Reserva 2012

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Altanza

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Altanza
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2019
    Vivid ruby. Aromas of ripe red and blue fruits, pipe tobacco and cedary oak develop a smoky element as the wine stretches out. Sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering lively cherry and boysenberry flavors and subtle licorice and spice nuances. Finishes on a chewy note, delivering sneaky tannins, a lingering suggestion of dark chocolate and strong persistence.

22.00 CHF

Lealtanza Reserva Sorolla 2010

Rioja DOCa, Bodegas Altanza

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Altanza
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Guia Penin 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Guía Peñín 2019

    vinous 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2019
    Brilliant ruby-red. An exotically perfumed, expansive bouquet evokes ripe red and blue fruits, cherry liqueur, vanilla and pipe tobacco, energized by a smoky mineral overtone. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering sweet, concentrated boysenberry, spicecake and mocha flavors that are given spine and lift by a core of juicy acidity. Rich yet energetic in style, displaying excellent finishing clarity, harmonious tannins and a lingering licorice note.

59.00 CHF

Lealtanza Rioja DOCa 2012

Reserva Selección de Familia
Bodegas Altanza

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Altanza
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Guia Penin 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Guía Peñín 2019

    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2019
    (fermented in large French oak casks, followed by 18 months of aging in new French oak barriques) Bright violet. Highly perfumed dark berry, cherry preserve, mocha and vanilla scents are sharpened by building mineral and cracked pepper flourishes. Sweet, seamless and penetrating on the palate, offering juicy cherry cola, blueberry and spicecake flavors that flesh out slowly on the back half. Shows impressive energy and solid dark fruit thrust on the long, gently tannic finish, which shows no rough edges.

25.80 CHF

Malvasia 2015

Venezia Giulia IGT, Edi Kante

  • Land / RegionItalien, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • Produzent Kante Azienda Agricola
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Malvasia
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2019
    There is a nice freshness to the 2015 Malvasia, with loads of ripe fruit and peach and honey, delivered with great balance and intensity. The mouthful is a little lean, but it also shows a peachy softness. This wine doesn't offer sweetness so much as a fully loaded fragrance. The wine sees 12 months in barrique. Accompany it with grilled prawns marinated in Worcestershire, black pepper, honey, orange juice and a half cup of this wine.

    vinous 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Vinous May 2018
    Vivid straw-green. Clean and fresh mineral notes complement fresh apple, white peach and sage aromas and flavors. The perfumed back end showcases a slightly herbal edge and zingy acidity. Only 12% alcohol makes for a very refreshing wine that is light on its feet while packing in just enough flavor to keep it interesting. A nicely done balancing act, this wine boasts sneaky concentration and subtle length.

32.00 CHF

Maremma Toscana DOC 2017

Brancaia

  • Land / RegionItalien, Toscana
  • Produzent Brancaia in Maremma
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 91+/100


    91+/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Sept 2019
    Brancaia's 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark and thickly concentrated wine with plenty of black fruit, spice, tar and campfire ash. This was a scorching hot and dry year, and this wine reminds you of this fact thanks to its concentration and thick density. There is some sweetness here, in the form of blackberry syrup and crème de cassis, and the wine's structure is apparent. Everything is enhanced and enlarged in this vintage. Although the score is similar, this wine is very different in character to the 2016 vintage. I've given this wine a shorter drinking window as well. Open it soon with some lamb and stuffed black olives. Some 20,000 bottles were made.

    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Vinous Aug 2019
    The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is bold, forward and resonant, with striking depth and plenty of varietal character. Black cherry, mocha, truffle, leather, spice, menthol and espresso give the 2017 terrific aromatic intensity and nuance to play off the wine's natural exuberance. Stated more simply, the 2017 is flat-out delicious.

27.80 CHF

Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore DOC 2017

Luciano Sandrone, Barolo

  • Land / RegionItalien, Piemonte
  • Produzent Sandrone Luciano
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Nebbiolo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Falstaff 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Fallstaff, Februar 2020
    Intensives, funkelndes Rubingranat. Feine gezeichnete, duftige Nase, Noten nach Weichsel und Himbeere. Im Ansatz viel saftige Kirschfrucht, etwas Granatapfel, öffnet sich dann mit feinmaschigem, dichtem Tannin, herzhaft und lange, salziges Finale.

    Parker 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019
    With scorching heat and little rain overall, there was reason for worry during the 2017 growing season at large, but in the Roero zone by the banks of the Tanaro river, the hilly Valmaggiore vineyards received more rain than other parts of Piedmont, so these grapes did not suffer as much. Lovely notes of red rose and some herbal tones appear on the nose of the 2017 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore, coupled with balsam, spice and rosemary. It's voluminous in the mouth, and while the Le Vigne Barolo tends to be the most floral and delicately ethereal of Sandrone's release, this bouquet is distinctive in its own way. It would be a nice pair with a mushroom risotto.

    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Vinous March 2020
    The 2017 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore is bright, fruity and absolutely delicious. The warm vintage seems to have given the Valmaggiore an extra kick of mid-palate sweetness, which is not a bad thing for a wine that can at times be a bit lean. Sweet red berry fruit and floral notes are nicely pushed forward. The 2017 will benefit from a few years in bottle, which will allow the aromatics to develop, but it is impeccable in its balance and super-classy, even in the early going.

39.00 CHF

Orvieto Classico DOC 2015

Villa Barbi
Decugnano dei Barbi

12.00 CHF

16.00 CHF

Pelagrilli 2015

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Siro Pacenti

  • Land / RegionItalien, Toscana
  • Produzent Siro Pacenti
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Sangiovese
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 95/100

    95/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Januar 2020
    The Siro Pacenti 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli is a rich and pleasing wine with very nice aromatics. Of these two new releases, the Pelagrilli is more characteristic of Tuscany and Sangiovese. The Vecchie Vigne expression tastes far more international or contemporary (read: it has more oak flavors) in comparison. I tend to prefer this wine especially in a vintage like 2015 that is so naturally expressive and powerful to begin with. The bouquet opens to dried cherry with dusty mineral notes and dried Mediterranean herb. On the the finish, you taste some of that sweetness that comes with aging in French barrique. Some 23 ,000 bottles were released in January 2020.

    vinous 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Vinous, März 2020
    Medium dark bright red. Brooding nose hints at tar, earth, menthol and tobacco complicating medium-ripe red cherry and blood orange aromas. Very clean and long, with lively red cherry strawberry jelly, botanical herbs and a hint of chocolate on the long youthfully chewy and delicately peppery finish. Outstanding young Brunello that is marked by the clay notes of the soils of the Pellagrilli zone of Montalcino. This strikes me as one of the best young Pellagrilli Brunellos ever. Made from 25-35 years old vines and spent 24 months in 50% new oak barriques.

    Wine Spectator 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Wine Spectator, Juni 2020
    Effusive aromas and flavors of black currant, black cherry, plum and spice mark this generous, polished red. Well-structured, picking up earth and iron accents for good measure. Shows terrific balance and a long finish.

59.80 CHF

Pinot Bianco Solo 2017

Venezia Giulia IGT
Bastianich

  • Land / RegionItalien, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • Produzent Bastianich
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Pinot Bianco
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 91-93/100

    91-93/100 Punkte Robert Parker, August 2019
    This wine has a range rather than a single score because it was not clear when it would rereleased. The 2017 Collio Orientali del Friuli Pinot Bianco Riserva represents a first attempt to vinify this grape by this Friuli estate. The fruit was pressed lightly and fermented in large oak casks, remaining in oak until June of the following year before going into bottle to rest for more time. The wine is wide and large in the mouth, covering the palate with pretty tones of apricot and stone fruit along with almond and pastry crust. This was not an easy vintage, but this represents a noble effort nonetheless.

    vinous 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Vinous, Jan 2020
    Bright straw. Clean, very pure aromas of minerals, green apple and pear. Then similar flavors to the aromas, with hints of minerals and mint plus repeating green apple nuances on the long brisk finish.

    James Suckling 93/100

    93/100 Punkte James Suckling, Juli 2020
    A fruity, beautiful white with sliced-apple and honey aromas and flavors. Medium to full body. Juicy finish. Fantastic depth and integrity. Something new and exciting from here. Drink now.

39.80 CHF

Pouilly-Fuissé Vers Cras 2016

AOC Château de Beauregard

  • Land / RegionFrankreich, Burgund
  • Produzent Château de Beauregard
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Chardonnay
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 93+/100

    93+/100 Punkte Vinous November 2017
    Full medium yellow. Exotic lift to the perfumed, highly expressive aromas of pèche de vigne, nectarine, honeysuckle, acacia flower and wild herbs. Delivers outstanding intensity, depth and purity of flavor, with underlying minerality providing lift but no austerity. This sharply delineated wine is more about finesse than power. Finishes wonderfully bright, dense and long. This should be long-lived for a 2016 Pouilly-Fuissé.

41.00 CHF

Raposo 2016

Rioja DOCa
Sierra de Toloño

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Sierra de Toloño
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019
    There is a new red from the village of Villabuena de Álava, a warmer place that tends to deliver more Mediterranean wines than the cooler Rivas de Tereso, and the wines are gentler and rounder, with a touch of aromatic herbs. The 2016 Raposo is the first vintage produced from some old plots planted with old vines, Tempranillo with intense flavors (the old vines have other grapes, but they represent a very small percentage) fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in 3,000-liter oak vats for some 12 months.

    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2019
    (raised in large, used French oak barrels) Deep, lurid ruby color. An expansive, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red fruits, baking spices, tobacco and potpourri and smoky minerals, with a hint of licorice in the background. Sweet, seamless and penetrating on the palate, offering concentrated raspberry, cherry-cola and spicecake flavors that are underscored by a vein of juicy acidity. Smooth, even tannins build slowly on the impressively long finish, which strongly echoes the red fruit and floral notes.

    James Suckling 93/100

    93/100 Punkte James Suckling August 2018
    Plenty of spicy saffron and clove aromas hover over ripe red plums and mulberries. The palate has nice fruit-focus and depth with good tannin-weight and detail. Drink or hold.

27.00 CHF

Raposo 2016

Rioja DOCa
Sierra de Toloño

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Sierra de Toloño
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019
    There is a new red from the village of Villabuena de Álava, a warmer place that tends to deliver more Mediterranean wines than the cooler Rivas de Tereso, and the wines are gentler and rounder, with a touch of aromatic herbs. The 2016 Raposo is the first vintage produced from some old plots planted with old vines, Tempranillo with intense flavors (the old vines have other grapes, but they represent a very small percentage) fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in 3,000-liter oak vats for some 12 months.

    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2019
    (raised in large, used French oak barrels) Deep, lurid ruby color. An expansive, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red fruits, baking spices, tobacco and potpourri and smoky minerals, with a hint of licorice in the background. Sweet, seamless and penetrating on the palate, offering concentrated raspberry, cherry-cola and spicecake flavors that are underscored by a vein of juicy acidity. Smooth, even tannins build slowly on the impressively long finish, which strongly echoes the red fruit and floral notes.

    James Suckling 93/100

    93/100 Punkte James Suckling August 2018
    Plenty of spicy saffron and clove aromas hover over ripe red plums and mulberries. The palate has nice fruit-focus and depth with good tannin-weight and detail. Drink or hold.

56.00 CHF

Raposo 2016

Rioja DOCa
Sierra de Toloño

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Sierra de Toloño
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019
    There is a new red from the village of Villabuena de Álava, a warmer place that tends to deliver more Mediterranean wines than the cooler Rivas de Tereso, and the wines are gentler and rounder, with a touch of aromatic herbs. The 2016 Raposo is the first vintage produced from some old plots planted with old vines, Tempranillo with intense flavors (the old vines have other grapes, but they represent a very small percentage) fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in 3,000-liter oak vats for some 12 months.

    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2019
    (raised in large, used French oak barrels) Deep, lurid ruby color. An expansive, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red fruits, baking spices, tobacco and potpourri and smoky minerals, with a hint of licorice in the background. Sweet, seamless and penetrating on the palate, offering concentrated raspberry, cherry-cola and spicecake flavors that are underscored by a vein of juicy acidity. Smooth, even tannins build slowly on the impressively long finish, which strongly echoes the red fruit and floral notes.

    James Suckling 93/100

    93/100 Punkte James Suckling August 2018
    Plenty of spicy saffron and clove aromas hover over ripe red plums and mulberries. The palate has nice fruit-focus and depth with good tannin-weight and detail. Drink or hold.

104.00 CHF

Riesling Ried Pfaffenberg 2016

Selection, Knoll
Wachau

  • Land / RegionÖsterreich, Niederösterreich
  • Produzent Knoll Emmerich
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Riesling
  • Bewertung(en)
    Falstaff 95/100

    95/100 Punkte Falstaff Weinguide 2017/18

    vinous 95/100

    95/100 Punkte Vinous, December 2018
    Like the corresponding Kabinett, this displays hauntingly bittersweet, musky floral perfume allied to fresh lime and white peach. It also offers a memorably savory sweet-saline crustacean-mineral meld that suggests a rich, iodine-laced shrimp-shell reduction. Crystalline stony impingements and mouthwateringly marine mineral nuances enhance a prodigiously interactive finish so bright and vibrant it#s almost incandescent.

    James Suckling 95/100

    95/100 Punkte James Suckling
    Still slightly closed on the nose, but this is super-seductive and has a very long, silky finish. Enormous freshness. Wait until at least 2018 to get the best out of this, then drink for decades.

52.80 CHF

Riesling Smaragd 2015

Kellerberg
F.X. Pichler, Wachau

  • Land / RegionÖsterreich, Niederösterreich
  • Produzent Pichler F.X.
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Riesling
  • Bewertung(en)
    Falstaff 96/100

    96/100 Punkte Falstaff Weinguide 2016/17
    Mittleres Gelbgrün, Silberreflexe. Feine Anklänge von Maracuja, ein Hauch von Steinobst und Blütenhonig, zart nach Orangenzesten. Kraftvoll, straff, engmaschig, gelbe Tropenfrucht, extraktsüßer Nachhall, mineralischer Touch, sicheres Reifepotenzial.

    Parker 93-94/100

    93-94/100 Robert Parker Jun 2016
    The 2015 Riesling Smaragd Dürnsteiner Kellerberg displays a clear, ripe and concentrated bouquet of white fruits intermixed with crystalline flavors of the weathered gneiss and granite soils. Full-bodied, piquant and full of tension, this is a stunningly clear and refreshing Smaragds from a warm year. The alcohol is well hidden and the finish is very long and vibrantly fresh. There is a lot of mineral tension and music in this wine that should be cellared for another five or six years.

    vinous 95-96/100

    95-96/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2017
    A pungently smoky, incisive, savory mélange of sage, dark tobacco and black pepper is allied to ripe peach and garlanded with heliotrope in a head-turningly intense nose. That full range of elements reprises on a polished palate, whose textural caress and sweet sense of ripeness are combined with welcome, tangy, chewy counterpoint of peach skin and a refreshingly juicy squirt of fresh lime. The finish offers a mouthwateringly prolonged, kaleidoscopic interaction of fruity, savory and smoky elements plenty rich, yet with rare cut and animation for its vintage.

79.00 CHF

Riesling Smaragd 2015

Ried Schütt, Knoll
Wachau

  • Land / RegionÖsterreich, Niederösterreich
  • Produzent Knoll Emmerich
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Riesling
  • Bewertung(en)
    Falstaff 94-96/100

    94-96/100 Punkte Falstaff Weinguide 2016/17
    Helles Gelbgrün, Silberreflexe. Frische weiße Steinobstanklänge, zart nach Ringlotten, feiner Blütenhonig, ein Hauch von frischen Ananas. Komplex, saftige Textur, angenehme Extraktsüße, finessenreiche Säurestruktur, zitronige Nuancen im Abgang, sehr gutes Entwicklungspotenzial.

    vinous 92-93/100

    92-93/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2017
    The most multidimensional of its vintage#s Knoll Rieslings, this combines the focus, brightness, extract-richness and animation of the corresponding Pfaffenberg Selektion with extra measures of textural silkiness and depth of fruit. Succulent white peach is complemented by juiciness of fresh lime and piquancy of hazelnut and peach kernel, along with a fascinating range of marine mineral nuances. The finish is forceful and saliva-inducing, full of intrigue, yet never abandons vintage-typical fruitiness or forgets Riesling#s obligation to refresh.

275.00 CHF

Riesling Spätlese 2017

Laurentiuslay 1. Lage
Carl Loewen, Mosel

  • Land / RegionDeutschland, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
  • Produzent Weingut Carl Loewen
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Riesling
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Vinous April 2020
    A penetratingly pungent and amazingly Muscat-like nose combines sage and oregano with orange blossom, apricot and tangerine. (There is still a faint chive-like post-fermentative, post-sulfuring note, but it isn#t disturbing.) The satiny, lusciously fruited midpalate gains invigorating and complementary counterpoint from zesty impingements of orange peel and hickory nut. Fifty grams of residual sugar are wholly supportive. The finish delivers lots of refreshment as well as a load of crushed stone.

    James Suckling 95/100

    95/100 Punkte James Suckling June 2018
    A breathtaking Spätlese! Succulent and vibrant with a bright acidity, carrying the long and super clean finish. Better from 2020, but it shows enormous aging potential.

21.50 CHF

Rioja San Vicente DOCa 2015

Señorio de San Vicente

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Señorío de San Vicente
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Guia Penin 96/100

    96/100 Punkte Guia Penin 2020

    Parker 94+/100

    94+/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2019
    The 2015 San Vicente was produced with 18 hectares of Tempranillo Peludo, a particular strain of Tempranillo planted from a massal selection in 1985 in the village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. The destemmed grapes fermented in French oak vats, and the wine matured in new oak barrels (90% French, 10% American) for 20 months. This really reminds me of the initial vintages of this wine, 1991 and 1994, but with the wisdom of the older vines, it feels very integrated and compact, in line with the 2005. It's a serious and balanced wine that's harmonious and has incipient complexity, with aromatic herbs and spices and a mixture of red and black fruit. It's elegant and medium-bodied, with fine-grained tannins, good grip and a remarkable finish. This has oak, but it feels quite integrated. It has the stuffing and balance to develop nicely in bottle. 2015 is behaving much better than expected.

    vinous 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2019
    (raised in 90% French and 10% American oak barrels, all new, for two years) Youthful violet color. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes oak-spiced dark berries, potpourri, vanilla and incense, along with a smoky mineral overtone. Sappy, plush and seamless on the palate, offering deeply concentrated raspberry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors that deepen steadily on the back half. The impressively long, spice-tinged finish displays sneaky tannins, outstanding clarity and an echo of candied rose.

54.00 CHF

Rioja Tinto DOCa 2016

Sierra de Toloño

  • Land / RegionSpanien, La Rioja
  • Produzent Sierra de Toloño
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Tempranillo
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2019
    (all de-stemmed fruit; fermented in stainless steel tanks and then aged for a year in neutral French oak barrels) Youthful violet color. A highly perfumed bouquet displays an array of red and blue fruits and fresh flowers, along with mineral and allspice accents. Juicy and appealingly sweet, offering vibrant black raspberry and cherry flavors and a subtle licorice nuance that builds with air. Finishes silky, sweet and long, with discreet tannins that fold smoothly into the sappy, clinging fruit.

    James Suckling 92/100

    92/100 Punkte James Suckling August 2018
    Rich and concentrated, dark summer berries. This is quite pure and fruit-driven. The palate has impressive depth and fleshy allure. Supple and even-paced, this is a very fresh, juicy and attractive wine. Drink or hold.

79.00 CHF

Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2017

Siro Pacenti

  • Land / RegionItalien, Toscana
  • Produzent Siro Pacenti
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Sangiovese
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Vinous Oct 2019
    Leave it to Giancarlo Pacenti to make one of the most polished Rossos of 2017. Sleek and racy, with tons of persistence, the 2017 is super-expressive today. Dark cherry, spice, menthol, licorice and espresso all run through this mid-weight, striking Rosso. All the elements are impeccably balanced, in a pliant, racy Rosso that delivers the goods. This is such a delicious wine.

34.80 CHF

Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2018

Siro Pacenti

  • Land / RegionItalien, Toscana
  • Produzent Siro Pacenti
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Sangiovese
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Vinous, März 2020
    Pale red; this wine#s very pretty color strikes me as being one of the less dark Rossos made by Pacenti in years. Inviting floral notes (rose, violet) complement strawberry, red cherry and delicate flint and herb aromas. Then very fresh and juicy, with a steely quality to the red fruit and herb flavors that are really perked up by a strong peppery component on the long, lively youthfully chewy finish. Made from 15 years old Sangiovese vines, this is a really lovely fruit-forward and also surprisingly spicy Rosso di Montalcino.

34.80 CHF

Sherazade DOC Sicilia 2018

Tenuta di Donnafugata

  • Land / RegionItalien, Sicilia
  • Produzent Donnafugata
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Nero d'Avola
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Vinous Aug 2019
    Bright deep red. Very perfumed and precise nose of violets, black cherry and delicate herbs. Then juicy and fresh, with outstanding sugar-acid-tannin balance on the crisp, long and lively finish. Delicious, lovely medium-bodied, very fresh red that can take a little chilling. Maybe the best Sherazade ever.

17.50 CHF

Sul Vulcano Etna Rosato DOC 2018

Tenuta di Donnafugata

  • Land / RegionItalien, Sicilia
  • Produzent Donnafugata
  • KategorieRosé
  • Traubensorte(n)Nerello Mascalese
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 90+/100

    90+/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Oct 2019
    Welcome to the first rosato to join the Donnafugata family of wines. The 2018 Etna Rosato Sul Vulcano is an unoaked Nerello Mascalese that opens to a very pretty, pale pink color with soft tones of wild berry, apple and mint tea. Delicate mineral sensations give the wine beautiful focus and clarity. The presentation is excellent all around. I could see this as a great accompaniment to a Moroccan-style chicken tagine.

    vinous 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Vinous April 2019
    Bright orange-tinged pale pink. Captivating aromas of raspberry, pomegranate, wisteria and minerals. Then multilayered and dense, with zingy acidity lifting the mineral red fruit and floral flavors. Finishes long, sweet and suave. An outstanding Rosato characterized by great precision and sneaky concentration. Made with 100% Nerello Mascalese via cold maceration in press for 6-12 hours at 10°C followed by fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. A new wine from Donnafugata, and I would say they have a real winner on their hands. Well done.

21.00 CHF

27.90 CHF

TROS blanc Montsant DO 2011

Trossos, Alfredo Arribas

  • Land / RegionSpanien, Catalunya
  • Produzent Alfredo Arribas, Montsant
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Grenache Blanc
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Apr 2012
    The 2010 Trossos Tros Blanc is a pure Garnacha Blanca from 90-year-old, biodynamically farmed vines and is aged in 50% French oak. It has a creamy, almond and nougat-scented bouquet that stylishly combines the aromatic qualities of the grape variety with the new oak. The palate is harmonious, smooth and creamy, with pure scents of white chocolate, fresh apricot and quince leading to a delineated, precise, elegant finish. Excellent. Drink now-2016+.

    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Stephen Tanzer, Sep 2012
    (100% garnatxa blanca, aged for ten months in large French oak casks): Light yellow-gold. Pungent, highly perfumed aromas of candied peach, poached pear, honey and vanilla, with a floral overtone and a hint of ginger. Fleshy and expansive on the palate, offering gently sweet orchard fruit flavors and a bracing lemon pith quality. Finishes smooth, sappy and long, with lingering spiciness.

99.00 CHF

149.00 CHF

Vespa Bianco 2015

Venezia Giulia IGT
Bastianich

  • Land / RegionItalien, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • Produzent Bastianich
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Picolit
  • Bewertung(en)
    Parker 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2019
    Here's another winning edition of this great wine. The 2015 Vespa Bianco has that familiar creamy texture and richness but a more evolved aromatic profile. What's special about this vintage is the dimension it now shows along with some very tonic fruit at the back. It is spicy and warm, with flashes of bright tangerine, and offers so much intensity and textural purity. This beautiful wine calls for a nice grilled ocean fish, such as orata or (more readily available in North America) a black sea bass.

    vinous 92+/100

    92+/100 Punkte Vinous May 2018
    Vivid straw yellow. Slightly reticent nose at first, then gains depth and complexity with aeration offering aromas of yellow apple, pear and nectarine complicated by botanical herbs and minerals. Then similar flavors to the aromas nicely extended by saline freshness on the tactile back end which is enlivened by a hint of peppery ginger. A Vespa Bianco that is very promising but needs to be cellared; put this away for another three years at least.

    James Suckling 93/100

    93/100 Punkte James Suckling
    This is always a very serious red for the money, and 2015 could be one of the most exciting editions. Sesame seeds are dispersed among brambleberries and fields of bright blueberries and lavender. Full-bodied and fine but juicy. Grainy tannins dive deep into the vibrant dark fruit, buffing it with care to gleam brightly on the finish. Drink now.

25.90 CHF

34.80 CHF

Weissburgunder Dellago 2018

Alto Adige DOC
Kellerei Bozen

  • Land / RegionItalien, Trentino-Alto Adige
  • Produzent Kellerei Bozen
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Pinot Bianco
  • Bewertung(en)
    Falstaff 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Falstaff Weinguide 2019/20
    Intensives, leuchtendes Strohgelb. Kernige Nase, die längeren Kontakt mit der Feinhefe vermuten lässt, vielschichtig nach Südfrüchten, satter gelber Pfirsich, zarter Honig, Birnenkompott. Am Gaumen geschmeidig und leicht cremig, öffnet sich auf fruchtbetontem Kern, zeigt eleganten Körper mit gelbfruchtigen Ansätzen, spannungsvoll, lange und harmonisch.

    vinous 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2020
    Very pale straw-green. Perfumed, pristine aromas typical of Pinot Bianco (white flowers, chamomile, beeswax, white peach) on the inviting nose. Then soft, subdued and mellow in a style typical of Pinot Bianco when ripe grapes are used, displaying varietally accurate flavors similar to the aromas. Closes bright and fresh, with a hint of salinity at the back.

21.80 CHF

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