Weine, vinous:

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Prämierte Weine: vinous

Adènzia Bianco DOC 2018

Cristo di Campobello, Sicilia

  • Land / RegionItalien, Sicilia
  • Produzent Cristo di Campobello
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Grillo, Inzolia
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 91/100

    91/100 Punkte Vinous August 2019
    Very pale bright straw yellow. The nose is two-faceted, starting with perfumed white flowers. With aeration the wine veers towards ripe yellow apple and lime. Enters juicy and suave, with luscious but lifted pomaceous orchard and white stone fruit flavors nicely focused by noteworthy salinity. Finishes long and tactile but with plenty of freshness. Another very successful vintage for this blend of Grillo and Inzolia.

18.90 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.

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

Anthilia DOC Sicilia 2016

Tenuta di Donnafugata

  • Land / RegionItalien, Sicilia
  • Produzent Donnafugata
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Catarratto
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 90/100

    90/100 Punkte Vinous, Sept. 2017
    Pale straw. Easygoing and fruity with white peach, pear and yellow apple aromas and flavors; a lovely wine. The finish is long and bright. Juicy fun wine and only 12.5% alcohol.

    James Suckling 91/100

    91/100 Punkte James Suckling Oct. 2017
    A layered and very intense white with sliced lemon and green apple. Some bay leaf and lemon grass undertones. Full body, tight and fruity with a lively undertone of acidity. Drink now and enjoy. Dynamic white.

11.50 CHF

14.50 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.

68.00 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.

62.00 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

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)
    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.

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)
    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)
    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

Ben Ryé 2016

Passito di Pantelleria DOC Sicilia
Tenuta di Donnafugata

  • Land / RegionItalien, Sicilia
  • Produzent Donnafugata
  • KategorieSüsswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Zibibbo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Gambero Rosso 3/3

    3 Gläser Gambero Rosso 2020

    Parker 96/100

    96/100 Punkte Robert Parker Oct 2019
    Rather than pair this wine with a Sicilian dessert, serve it as the Sicilian dessert. The 2016 Passito di Pantelleria Ben Ryé is a radiant and beautifully fragrant edition with white raisins, honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, caramel, preserved lemon, dried sage, apricot and sea salt. I could go on. The wine is light on its feet thanks to that crisp acidity, yet it has the volume and richness to coat your palate in all its luscious glory. The whole package is explosive.

    vinous 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Vinous August 2019
    Luminous golden-orange. Perfumed and precise honeyed aromas and flavors of cane sugar, peach, mango, papaya, passion fruit and dates. Suave, very sweet and rich, with a dense yet light on its feet quality, this boasts a long finish that features notes of peach and honey. An outstanding Ben Ryé that strikes me as less fragrant but more suave than some recent vintages. Ben Ryé is one of Italy#s five or ten best sweet wines every year and it#s safe to say this year#s version will not harm its reputation any.

65.00 CHF

Ben Ryé 2016

Passito di Pantelleria DOC Sicilia
Tenuta di Donnafugata

  • Land / RegionItalien, Sicilia
  • Produzent Donnafugata
  • KategorieSüsswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Zibibbo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Gambero Rosso 3/3

    3 Gläser Gambero Rosso 2020

    Parker 96/100

    96/100 Punkte Robert Parker Oct 2019
    Rather than pair this wine with a Sicilian dessert, serve it as the Sicilian dessert. The 2016 Passito di Pantelleria Ben Ryé is a radiant and beautifully fragrant edition with white raisins, honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, caramel, preserved lemon, dried sage, apricot and sea salt. I could go on. The wine is light on its feet thanks to that crisp acidity, yet it has the volume and richness to coat your palate in all its luscious glory. The whole package is explosive.

    vinous 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Vinous August 2019
    Luminous golden-orange. Perfumed and precise honeyed aromas and flavors of cane sugar, peach, mango, papaya, passion fruit and dates. Suave, very sweet and rich, with a dense yet light on its feet quality, this boasts a long finish that features notes of peach and honey. An outstanding Ben Ryé that strikes me as less fragrant but more suave than some recent vintages. Ben Ryé is one of Italy#s five or ten best sweet wines every year and it#s safe to say this year#s version will not harm its reputation any.

36.00 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.

47.00 CHF

Brancaia Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

IGT Toscana, Maremma

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

    91/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Oct 2018
    This wine sees fruit sourced from the warm and sunny Maremma area on coastal Tuscany. The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon shows an inky dark appearance with dark garnet color saturation. It offers a fine and chiseled aromatic profile with dark berry fruit followed by spice, anise seeds and an unmistakable balsamic note that reminds me of eucalyptus oil. This is a mid-weight expression of the grape that is both accessible and easy to drink straight out of the gate. It ages in neutral oak for 12 months. Some 20,000 bottles were made.

    vinous 92/100

    92/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2019
    The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, from Brancaia's vineyards in Maremma, expresses a good bit of varietal character and overall nuance. Fleshy, dark and seductive, the 2016 will drink well with minimal cellaring. Today, it is very pretty and delicious.

    James Suckling 92/100

    92/100 Punkte James Suckling, September 2018
    Shows beautiful, blue fruit, as well as lavender, crushed stones and violets. Medium to full body, lithe and endearing tannins and a fine, tangy finish. Drink now.

27.80 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.

152.00 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.

308.00 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

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.

35.90 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.

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.

43.50 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 Clos
Samuel Billaud

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

    94/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2019
    Cropped at a meager 15 hectoliters per hectare, Billaud produced only two barrels of the 2017 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos. Offering up aromas of musky peach, mandarin and green apple, it's full-bodied, deep and textural, with the structure of a red wine on the palate. This is a powerful, super concentrated Les Clos, but it's also nicely balanced.

    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
    A tiny bottling in this range, the 2017 Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru comes from a microscopic parcel measuring a measly 0.08 hectares, which yielded enough to fill a single 228-liter barrel. Dense, rich and concentrated, the Clos is a wine of real distinction and class. Floral, spice and citrus oil accents are some of the many notes that are woven together in a racy, powerful Chablis endowed with tremendous personality and class.

89.00 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

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.

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.

72.00 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.

28.90 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

Châteauneuf-du-Pape rouge 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.

165.00 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

Ciuri Vino Bianco 2016

Terrazze dell'Etna, Sicilia

  • Land / RegionItalien, Sicilia
  • Produzent Terrazze dell'Etna
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Nerello Mascalese
  • Bewertung(en)
    vinous 90/100

    90/100 Punkte Vinous September 2017
    Bright straw. Lemon and green papaya on the perfumed nose. Then fresh and saline, with lemony bite to the fresh orchard fruit flavors. Finishes long and juicy. Made with Nerello Mascalese vinified as a white wine (in other words, without any skin contact). (12.5% alcohol).

15.80 CHF

21.80 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

51.80 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.)

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.

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 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.

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.

139.00 CHF

Lagrein Riserva Taber 2015

Alto Adige DOC
Kellerei Bozen

  • Land / RegionItalien, Trentino-Alto Adige
  • Produzent Kellerei Bozen
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Lagrein
  • Bewertung(en)
    Falstaff 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Falstaff Weinguide 2018/19
    Sattes, undurchdringliches Rubinviolett. Ansprechende, intensive Nase, satt nach Brombeeren und Holunderbeeren, im Hintergrund dunkle Schokolade. Im Ansatz viel präsente, dunkelbeerige Frucht, öffnet sich dann mit viel feinmaschigem, geschliffenem Tannin, saftig und lange, etwas Tabak.

    Gambero Rosso 3/3

    3 Gläser Gambero Rosso 2018

    vinous 95/100

    95/100 Punkte Vinous December 2018
    Fully saturated inky-ruby. Precise aromas and flavors of licorice, tar, blueberries and blackberries with a hint of black pepper and botanical herbs for added depth and complexity. The 2015 Lagrein Riserva Taber finishes long and youthfully chewy but very refined. This is a potentially truly memorable Taber in the making. Well done.

195.00 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 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

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

Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore DOC 2016

Luciano Sandrone, Barolo

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

    94/100 Punkte Robert Parker June 2018
    About ten producers make wine in the Valmaggiore cru in Roero (many of whom are reviewed here), and these wines get better each year I return to taste them. The 2016 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore is particularly beautiful, thanks to ideal growing conditions during that year. The Sandrone family counts 3.5 hectares in this location. As an alternative to Barolo, this wine presents a soft and graceful side of Nebbiolo with delicate fruit nuances and distinct mineral etchings. Indeed, the wine is almost salty in taste. The sandy soils of Valmaggiore contribute to shaping the wine's lively ruby appearance and those tangy wild berry aromas. This wine is only aged in neutral oak.

    vinous 94/100

    94/100 Punkte Vinous, May 2019
    The 2016 Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore is superb. In most vintages, the Valmaggiore is gracious to the point of being somewhat ethereal, but the 2016 is endowed with tremendous depth and a level of textural resonance I have never seen in this wine before. Expressive and layered, with tons of Nebbiolo character, the 2016 Valmaggiore is a total knock-out. Don't miss it!

39.00 CHF
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Nebbiolo d'Alba Valmaggiore DOC 2017

Luciano Sandrone, Barolo

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

16.00 CHF

Pinot Bianco Solo 2017

Venezia Giulia IGT
Bastianich

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

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

Primitivo Muro Sant'Angelo 2015

Contrada Barbatto DOC
Tenute Chiaromonte

  • Land / RegionItalien, Puglia
  • Produzent Chiaromonte
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Primitivo
  • Bewertung(en)
    Gambero Rosso 3/3

    3 Gläser Gambero Rosso 2019

    vinous 93+/100

    93+/100 Punkte Vinous
    Good bright, deep red. Complex nose offers raspberry and sweet spices, plus a complicating note of white pepper and Mediterranean coastal herbs. Creamy and concentrated, even voluptuous, but with energizing harmonious acidity providing noteworthy clarity and cut to the very dense middle palate and long finish. Smooth and multifaceted, this is a superb Primitivo, and still quite youthful.

39.80 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 Heiligenstein 2013

Weingut Hirsch, Kamptal, Bio

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

    95/100 Punkte Falstaff
    Mittleres Gelbgrün. Feiner Blütenhonig, gelbe Steinobstnuancen, mineralischer Touch, facettenreiches Bukett. Lebendig, straffe, frische Struktur, mit feiner Fruchtsüße unterlegt, weiße Nuancen im Abgang, sehr gute Länge, trinkanimierend, mit Zukunftspotenzial im Abgang.

    vinous 93/100

    93/100 Punkte vinous, Nov 2015
    Seductive wisteria and gentian perfume wafts from the glass, presaging a sweet sense of inner-mouth florality that perfectly complements this Riesling's luscious depth of succulent peach, pineapple, orange and lime. A shimmering exchange with stony, saline and alkaline notes plays out on a silky palate, while the finish introduces an invigorating impression of crunched raspberry seeds, subtly integrating their bitterness and that of citrus oils into the floral, fruity, mineral mélange.

33.80 CHF

42.50 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.

54.80 CHF

Riesling Smaragd 2015

Steinertal, Leo Alzinger
Wachau

  • Land / RegionÖsterreich, Niederösterreich
  • Produzent Alzinger
  • KategorieWeisswein
  • Traubensorte(n)Riesling
  • Bewertung(en)
    Falstaff 96/100

    96/100 Punkte Falstaff Weinguide 2016/17
    Helles Gelbgrün, Silberreflexe. Noch etwas scheues Bukett, zart nach Weingartenpfirsich, ein Hauch von Blütenhonig und Mandarinenzesten, mineralischer Touch. Komplex, engmaschig, klar wie ein Gebirgsbach, finessenreich strukturiert, feine Extraktsüße im Nachhall, sehr gute Länge, sicheres Reifepotenzial.

    Parker 90-92/100

    90-92/100 Punkte Robert Parker Jun 2016
    The 2015 Riesling Smaragd Loibner Steinertal offers a very coolish and refreshing bouquet of ripe white fruits. Round, dense and elegant on the palate this is a full-bodied, concentrated, grippy and firmly structured Riesling with a characterizing phenolic grip. Still shy, this wine needs a few years to tell its story.

    vinous 93-94/100

    93-94/100 Punkte Vinous Feb 2017
    Last tasted in June 2016 from tank (after it had spent some time in cask), this opens with a heady display of ripe white peach and muskmelon, but also suggestions of fresh lime that then return on the palate to convey an exhilarating sense of animation, tension and refreshment despite the wine#s textural richness and generous ripeness. Stony and ashen notes, along with piquant lime peel, lend intrigue and a slightly austere note to the strikingly gripping finish, while suggestions of salt-crusted toasted shrimp shell prompt uncontrollable salivation.

45.00 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.

116.00 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 2012

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 2017

    vinous 93/100

    93/100 Punkte Vinous Nov 2015
    Dark ruby. Deeply pitched, smoke-accented dark berry, floral pastille, cured meat and vanilla aromas are lifted by a spicy nuance. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering intense blackberry and cherry compote flavors plus suggestions of cola and mocha. Dusty tannins build through a very long, spicy, lavender-tinged finish. Aged in all-new French and American oak.

52.00 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

Sherazade DOC Sicilia 2017

Tenuta di Donnafugata

  • Land / RegionItalien, Sicilia
  • Produzent Donnafugata
  • KategorieRotwein
  • Traubensorte(n)Nero d'Avola
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    Falstaff 90/100

    90/100 Punkte Falstaff April 2019
    Leuchtend-sattes Rubinrot. In der Nase nach satten Kirschen, reifen Erdbeeren und Waldfrüchten. Am Gaumen zupackend und straff, weitet sich auf dunkelbeerigen Tönen aus, schönes Spiel, im Finale angenehmer Druck.

    vinous 90/100

    90/100 Punkte Vinous August 2019
    Bright medium-dark red-ruby. Herbs, spices and dark plum with a violet topnote. Then more licorice and herbs in the mouth with a juicy mouthfeel. Finishes bright and fresh with good persistence. If wine could be fun, then this is a blast.

    James Suckling 90/100

    90/100 Punkte James Suckling October 2018
    A fresh and fruity nero d#avola with elderberry pie, cranberry sauce and raspberry cheesecake. Light to medium body, bright acidity and a tangy finish. Drink now.

17.50 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

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