Saturday, July 23, 2011

Amazing 20 Year Rye

An impressive Rye and a bargain for a 20 Year Old!!

Hirsch Selection Canadian Rye Whisky 20 Year Old...$43.99
HIRSCH SELECTION™ is a supreme hand picked series representing the finest spirits available; each chosen with connoisseurs of small batch fine spirits in mind. This spectacular Canadian Rye Whisky, bottled in Nova Scotia, is truly worthy of the Hirsch Selection name. Aromatic and smooth, the limited 8 and 20 year old selections will thrill any whiskey enthusiast. Enjoy every drop! Aromatic and smooth, these whiskies were produced using column stills, aged to perfection in oak casks and bottled by Glenora Distillers in Nova Scotia, Canada.

A masterful Sassicaia

In stock now and online

2008 Sassicaia...$187.99
Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia
"This is the best young Sassicaia in years. It's the new 1988, which was great, and sometimes better than the legendary 1985. What incredible aromas here with blueberries, spices, licorice, plums. Graphite too. Subtle and complex. Full and silky with a beautiful texture of fine tannins and an ultra-fine finish. So beautiful now but will be much better in 2015. Owner Niccolo Incisa della Rocchetta says that Sassicaia is always great in years that end with eight: 1958, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998, and 2008. 97 points "
Rated 97/100 James Suckling
(Formerly of the Wine Spectator)

2006 Bruenllo has arrived...

In stock now at Forsyth.

2006 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino...$67.99
"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is a dazzling wine. The aromatics alone are haunting. Sweet red cherries, rosemary, sage, tobacco and cedar are woven into a fabric of nearly indescribable elegance. Costanti’s straight Brunello can sometimes lack a little depth in its fruit, but not in 2006. This totally complete, harmonious Brunello is shaping up to be one of the wines of the vintage. It is a stunner. As delicious as the wine is now, it really needs at least a handful of years for the firm tannins to start melting away. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031."
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator 

2006 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino....$67.99
"Fuligni’s 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the stars of the vintage. Sweet floral notes weave through a core of expressive red fruit as the wine opens up in the glass. The 2006 shows incredible purity and finesse, most notably in its silky, polished tannins. This isn’t a blockbuster, but rather a wine that conquers through its sheer finesse. The wine spent 27 days on the skins. The volume and weight are influenced by the modern school, everything else is traditional all the way. The 2006 is the first vintage in which the percentage of French oak has been dropped to 25%, which has allowed the purity of the fruit to shine through to a degree that I have seldom, if ever, seen here. Rain during June naturally lowered yields and may partly explain why Fuligni’s 2006 is so phenomenal. Simply put, readers won’t want to miss this superb Brunello. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031." 
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

2006 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino...$62.99
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is surprisingly dark and heavy in this vintage. Black fruit, leather, licorice and spices are some of the nuances that emerge from the glass. As delicious as this is, the typical Lisini pedigree and elegance doesn’t come through to the extent it usually does. Ultimately the 2006 Brunello is a rather ponderous wine from this historic property. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020. 
Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 90/100 The Wine Spectator

2006 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino...$72.99
"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is another superb Brunello from Il Poggione. The ripeness of the vintage meets a classic sense of structure as this bold, full-bodied wine takes shape in the glass. The 2006 doesn’t have the elegance or finesse of the 2004, instead it offers a decidedly more virile, masculine expression of Sangiovese. Dark cherries, tobacco, smoke and underbrush wrap around a wall of tannin as the finish builds to a majestic close. Il Poggione’s Brunello remains one of the best values in fine, cellar-worthy wine. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2036."
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator

2006 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino....$61.99
This is a very rich Sangiovese on the nose with dried black cherries and strawberries. Lots of dark chocolate too. Loads of black chocolate cake and dried coffee cake character. Full and very powerful. Lots of ripe tannins. Goes on for minutes. Better in 2014. 
Rated 96/100 James Suckling

On sale now....

2004 Sbragia Rancho del Oso....$49.99 
Compare to Brown Derby at $74.99
Those mountain tannins are here in spades, and even though they’re ripe and sweet, they give the wine a powerful astringency that demands cellaring. But age will certainly reward, for the wine is huge in currant, black cherry and unsweetened chocolate flavors. Open after 2010 and the fruit will shine through in all its ripe, succulent glory. — S.H. (3/1/2008)
Rated 94/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Friday, July 22, 2011

A couple of new ones from Bitter Truth

The Bitter Truth Pimento Dram
»The Bitter Truth – Pimento Dram« is based on selected pimento/allspice (also called jamaicapepper) and the finest Jamaican rum. English explorers coined the term allspice because the berry seemed to embody the flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove all at once. On the Caribbean island of Jamaica, this distinctive aromatic liqueur has been produced for generations by macerating allspice in rum.
Tasting Notes:Sweet, spicy and very intense. Clove initially presents itself in the foreground, fading into the pure flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper which linger on the tongue.

The Bitter Truth Violet Liqueur
»The Bitter Truth – Violet Liqueur« is made from wild violet blossoms that grow in the Alps which are then added to the finest grain spirit. It captures the delicate and elegant flavors of this fragile flower in a very impressive way. This authentic violet liqueur makes it possible to mix classic cocktails like The Aviation and The Blue Moon true to the original recipe, as well as modern cocktails such as the Violette Fizz.
Tasting Notes:Slightly sweet and very flowery. The violet aroma is very subdued and natural.

Tommyknocker is back

A new one from Tommyknocker

Tommyknocker HOP STRIKE BLACK IPA....$10.99 / 6pk
"This beer is characterized by an intermingling of spicy citrus hops and chocolate malt creating an interesting complexity and great first impression on the nose. Hop Strike’s substantial 78 IBUs are balanced by Chocolate Rye resulting in a nice depth of malt character and deep color."
Rated 94/100 on RateBeer

New package on the Brown Maple

Tommyknocker Maple Brown....$9.49 / 6pk
A delicate amount of maple syrup is added to each barrel of our award winning Maple Nut Brown Ale to impart roasted sweetness. This addition balances the nut flavor produced by chocolate malts used in the brewhouse, producing a drinkable dark amber ale with a relatively low alcohol content.

1996 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal. 1999 NABA Silver Medal. 2000 World Beer Cup Gold Medal. 2002 GABF Bronze Medal. 2002 NABA Silver Medal. 2003 GABF Bronze Medal. 2006 GABF Bronze Medal

Original Sin Cider from New York

Original Sin Hard Cider....$11.99 / 6pk

Featured as “One of America’s Great Ciders”
- Food & Wine Magazine, Nov ’09

Gold Medal Winner
- Great International Beer & Cider Competition, Nov ’09

“Our top American cider.” (Blind taste test of 21 ciders)
- The New York Times, Dec ’03

“A favorite of the ciders we tried”
- Chicago Tribune, Aug ‘10

French Single Malt

In stock now at Forsyth

Armorik Whisky Breton....$44.99 / 750ml
"Armorik is produced from fermented malted barley, and in true Celtic fashion, is distilled twice and aged slowly in casks formerly containing Jerez or Porto. Armorik boasts a truly unique, perfectly rounded flavor with exceptional cask aroma, and is characterized by the fullness of its aromas, its peated and fruited palate and subtle spice and salty notes. Allow yourself to be carried away by this unique single malt: round, mellow, yet rich on the palate; subtleness revealed by the long years passed in oak through which all the mysteries of the Celtic soul are revealed." -- importer

Delicious cheese...

In stock now at Forsyth
Chalet du Jura -- amazing French cheese
Modeled after one of the most famous cheeses -- Vacherin Mont d'Or.  Vacherin Mont d'Or is not available in the United States because it is not pasteurized and aged under 60 days.  Chalet du Jura is basically a pasteurized version of Vacherin Mont d'Or.     Vacherin is a name give to the smaller wheels of cheese made at the end of summer when the cow's milk production declines.    The outside of the cheese is wrapped with red pine that actually adds even more character to the cheese.

Steve Jenkins, The Cheese Primer calls Vacherin Mont d'Or "one of the highest achievements of human civilization."

Stone -- St. Louis Edition

Stone IPA with the special St. Louis back label is in stock now at Forsyth.  
Also online

Stone IPA "St. Louis Edition"....$3.79 / 22oz

Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot "Yellow Label" --- $42.99
Comes with this great insulated wine bag.  Great for bringing bottles of wine (or Champagne) to a restaurant to protect them from this heat!  We have sold bags similar to these for $10 each

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Samaroli Scotch

We have a very rare offering of the Samaroli Scotches.  They are just starting to arrive in the U.S. for the first time.  We are taking pre-orders on the following from his 2011 portfolio.  The Scotches are scheduled to arrive early in September.

To order: email

"This was the first time independent bottler Samaroli was at WhiskyFest. Indeed, they are only now being imported to the U.S. I tasted a few of their offerings and really enjoyed them. (Really cool bottles, too, as you can see pictured on the left!) I look forward to tasting more of their whiskies in the future....People will discover Samaroli here in the U.S. And next year, that table will be more crowded for sure." -- What does John Know?  The Malt Advocate

Info about Silvano Samaroli
Born in Bologna seventy years ago, Silvano Samaroli, has been selecting and bottling the world’s greatest whiskies since 1968. At that time he was the only non-British or non-Scottish person doing this type of work. His story is based on the gamble he took, a chance taken rather recklessly but with great determination and almost maniacal perfectionism. Selecting great malts means drinking sample after sample, a thing that is anything but easy to do. Many whiskies are cask strength, so can easily exceed 50° abv and, above all, in-depth knowledge of the very complicated world of Scottish malt distilleries is indispensable. Silvano Samaroli is now famous and esteemed and selects samples sent to him from all the most important distilleries; small bottles, each of which comes from a specific cask; Samaroli chooses the cask and has it bottled with his own labels.

Samaroli Evolution Multi Vintage Pure Malt Top Class...$259.99
90 proof
Notes: A harmonious vatting of whiskies aged from ten to over forty years in special sherry and oak casks, produced exclusively by Scotland’s last artisan distilleries, which still use the same procedure as a hundred years ago. NoAge is the only whisky for which the reduction of original alcohol lasts for no less than twelve months, as was the custom in the 19th century. All the batches are re-blended every two-three months. A small percentage of water is added to it, so that it is gradually absorbed by the whisky’s various organoleptic components. This practice has been abandoned by everyone else, as it was too expensive. NoAge does not undergo artificial colouring, nor is it submitted to chill filtration, which could remove its original components and natural aromas.

Samaroli Laphroaig 1996 Cask Strength...$189.99
114 proof
Notes: The bouquet opens musky and earthy, immediately after, in the chorus of sensations, the voice of smoothness stands out, with vanilla and a complex fruity hint, which unfolds for complete discovery in the mouth. Then comes an explosion of myrtle, juniper berries and the buttery sweetness of pollen dissolves the initial austere character. The sweet notes round off and refine the form, the smoky notes support the structure: it is a successful combination of smoke and cream. The perfume of heather whipped by a salty wind. A fire that has gone out, under a linden tree, in May.

Definitely one of Islay’s most famous distilleries and officially in activity since 1815, even if some people indicate 1810 as the construction date. Founder Donald Johnston followed in the footsteps of his father, who founded Lagavulin. Parts of the original buildings, including the malthouse, are still used in the production cycle to this day. The in-house maturation, the stills’ necks and lyne arms, the selection of the foreshot (head) and feint (tail), done later than in other distilleries, and the maturation, carried out exclusively in American oak barrels, are the elements that are combined to ensure the “saltiness and sea air” that are its trademark features.

Samaroli Bunnahabhain 1990....$189.99
80 poof
Duration And Aging Method: Very penetrating refined bouquet. Impetuous but at the same time clear. Mature but lively. Hard and also smooth, clean and at the same time ample. Has great character.As deep as the oceanPowerful - doesn’t pass unnoticed.

Bunnahabhain stands on the shores of the Sound of Islay, which separates Islay from Jura on the east. The ship that seems to be waiting to unload malt has been there since 1974, when it ran aground on the rocks. Tourists once bought Bunnahabhain (‘Boon-a-havn’) almost by mistake. For a certain period it was the top selling brand at the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre in Edinburgh. It is one of the soft Islay malts, founded in 1881 – the same year as Bruichladdich – and for the same reason: to meet the rising demand for whisky for the blending industry. Due to the isolated nature of the zone, the first owners had to build roads, houses and grocery shops for the distillery workers, as well as a school for their children. Bunnahabhain became an example of a self-sufficient community. The malt whiskies produced on the isle of Islay are generally phenolic, pungent and salty; since 1883, Bunnahabhain has contradicted this commonplace, having always produced a smooth almost winey whisky, with an impressive constancy and regularity. A few years after the construction of Bunnahabhain, the owners joined up with two other distilleries, forming Highland Distilleries. Closed for a short period in the early eighties and re-opened almost immediately, since 1963 has two pairs of stills.

Samaroli Glenburgie 1989....$189.99
80 proof
Notes: A fragrant grass and vanilla nose, rather astringent, but delicate and aromatic. Sweetish with a touch of salty aftertaste and pleasantly long finish.

In 1810, William Paul founded the distillery with the name “Kilnflat”; in 1871 it was licensed to Charles Hay and changed its name to Glenburgie. As with many distilleries, it changed ownership several times; in 1936 Ballantines bought it to use the valuable product in its blended whiskies. In the sixties it used a head for the modified still, on which the long neck was replaced by a drum-shaped rectifier in order to produce various styles of whisky according to the number of rectifier plates; this still was named “Lomond”, after the nearby Loch, close to which stood the Inverleven distillery, the first to use this technology. Glenburgie adopted these stills, producing two different malts (Glenburgie and Glencraig) but in 1981 reverted to using traditional stills. This very rare single malt represents Speyside whiskies’ finesse very well. Glenburgie is now controlled by Pernod Ricard (Pernod’s Chivas Bros group).

Samaroli Highland Park 1989....$189.99
80 proof
Notes: Well balanced bouquet with slight peat and pleasant “medicinal” hints to the nose and on the palate. Mature with a pleasant aftertaste. Excellent. 

Highland Park has existed for over 200 years and been produced during the reigns of six sovereigns; it is now recognized as one of the best Highland Malt Whiskies. There are no accelerated maturation programmes and today’s processes meet the same exacting standards as always. This does not mean that the distillery is not open to innovation, but only when it does not jeopardise the quality of the whisky

Samaroli Linkwood Top Class 1983....$282.99
90 proof
Notes: Elegant but with character. Harmonically complex bouquet with the typical elements of Speyside malts, such as honey, ether, pears and vanilla at the finish. Well balanced. A whisky of days gone by.

Built in 1821 by Peter Brown when whisky was still more or less illegal, began actual production in 1825. The records show that Peter Brown ran the distillery until his death in 1868. The distillery was entirely rebuilt in 1873 and again in 1963, with the refurbishment keeping part of the water-powered machinery. It is now owned by Diageo and runs two distilleries alongside each other. It has always had unusually large stills. Its magnificent spirit stills produce one of the most fragrant Speyside single malts. 

Samaroli Caol Ila Top Class 1980....$294.99
90 proof
Fermentation Method: Caol Ila matured for 31 years in casks: a truly selection. Predominant medicinal and iodine nose, but nevertheless well amalgamated in an overall aromatic structure that supports and accompanies it. Medicinal herbs, vanilla, leather and liquorice in the background complete the expression. Remarkably persistent on the palate, where the typical Islay saltiness predominates.

Caol Ila (Gaelic for “Sound of Islay” and pronounced Cool EELA) was founded in 1846 by Hector Henderson. The distillery was not successful and in 1854 changed hands, when it was bought by Norman Buchanan, owner of the Isle of Jura Distillery. In 1863 the company was bought by Bulloch Lade & Co. of Glasgow and since 1880 over 147,000 litres of whisky have been produced every year. After various other changes in ownership, Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. purchased 100% of the company in 1930. Closed during World War II, production continued afterwards until 1972, when the entire distillery was demolished. A larger distillery was built in the original architectural style and production began again in 1974.

Samaroli Glenlivet Top Class 1977...$334.99
80 proof
Notes: With a traditional character, unleashes intense concentrated aromas. The slow development in the glass makes it mysterious and surprising, definitely very satisfying from a hedonistic point of view. Dry prunes, tamarind, toffee pear, leather, raisins, developed tones of vanilla and many other aromas follow in succession with a long aromatic persistence. Embracing on the palate, with considerable delicacy and elegance, a perfect match between nose and palate.Superlative and unrivalled, of very rare quality. 
Founded in 1824, has been in activity since, even during the Great Depression, only closing during World War II. Even if there are no official documents to prove it, Alexander Gordon, 4th Duke of Gordon, seems to have been fundamental for the issuing of the Excise Act (1823), following which his tenant, George Smith, who up until then had been an illegal distiller, was able to apply for and be the first to obtain Glenlivet a legal licence for producing spirits.

The same George Smith founded a second distillery in 1849 - Cairngorm-Delnabo – but just a few years later (1855-56), together the two were unable to meet the growing demand. The two separate sites caused economic problems and operating and organization difficulties, so in 1858 a third larger plant was opened that was able to exceed the output of the first two put together.

Production began in the new premises in 1859. When George Smith died in 1871, his son James Gordon Smith inherited the distillery, which was already famous for the quality of its product, so much so that other distilleries in the zone renamed their products “Glenlivet”; J.G. Smith was compelled to take legal action and only in 1880 obtained ownership of the name Glenlivet. The distillery is now owned by Pernod Ricard and produces approximately 6 million litres per year, the majority of which are sold a single malts.

Samaroli Tomintoul Top Class 1967...$389.99
80 proof
Notes: What more can we say? 44 years old and doesn’t feel it. With this selection, anybody who has not had the pleasure of tasting Silvano Samaroli’s first bottlings will be able to experience otherwise incomparable emotions. Very elegant pear extract backed up by a vein of pleasant smooth alcohol that prolongs the multidimensional sensation endlessly. This spirit is a promenade that transports you mind and soul to heights of Absolute Quality that are very hard to find.

Reputedly the highest village in Highlands, standing at 345 metres (1,132 feet) above sea level. In Gaelic Tom an t-Sabhail means hillock of the barn and is a village in the Moray Council zone; in 1975 it became part of Banffshire and its population has dropped from approximately 1,700 (in 1841) to just 322 inhabitants in the 2001 census. In spit of being very small, the charming village is included in the Whisky Trail, along with Dufftown, Keith, Tomnavoulin and Marypark. The surrounding countryside is the Glenlivet Estate The Tomintoul distillery was the result of the fusion of two Glasgow whisky broking firms. The distillery, launched in the early sixties, is obviously modern and its design won the approval of the Royal Fine Art Commission. It is located on a plateau in the hills below the village. Tomintoul was the third “new” distillery to be built in the 20th century. In 1974 its stills were increased to two pairs. Whisky stocks are estimated at approximately 80,000 casks, of which some date back to the first year of production (1965).

Great Summer White....

This wine is another one of our popular whites, but we have been having trouble getting it as it sells very fast.  Finally back in stock and a new package finished in a screw cap now.
2010 Domaine de la Salette Côtes de Gascogne Blanc...$11.99 
Made from 80% Colombard, 10% Ugni Blanc and 10% Gros Manseng.
Fresh, clean and lively with intense exotic fruit aromas. Crisp, clean and zesty in the mouth, it offers delicate flavors of citrus fruit and grapefruit, and a long lingering finish. Enjoy as an aperitif or with grilled fish, shellfish and appetizers.
"As most shrewd readers know, Cotes de Gascogne whites can offer excellent value. Most of them are made from a combination of grapes, in this case, 80% Colombard and the rest equal parts Ugni Blanc and Gros Manseng. Crisp, elegant, honeyed grapefruit notes intermixed with some lemon zest and orange rind offer up loads of fruit in this medium-bodied, naked wine, which is completely unoaked and exuberant. Drink it over the next year." 
- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate 

Another great Rose

From the maker of our now famous Picpoul de Pinet....
2010 Hugues de Beauvignac Syrah Rosé...$11.99
100% Syrah, bled off after 8 hours of maceration.   This is one of the fuller bodied Rose wines you will taste from this year.  Pink colored, firm in the style of a Tavel rosé, the wine shows strawberry aromas, candy notes on the nose and cherry and pomegranate flavors on the palate. The wine is silky, elegant, crisp and refreshing.

"Fruity, with strawberry and plum flavors that remain fresh through the spicy finish. Drink now. 10,000 cases made. –KM"
- The Wine Spectator

2010 Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone ROSE

"Great bargains continue to emerge from Domaine Grand Veneur as well as from their negociant arm of the business, labeled Alain Jaume." -- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2010 Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rose...$15.99
This beautiful Rose is mostly Grenache with the rest being composed of Syrah and Cinsault.   The first batch of 2010 sold out quickly, we just received another load from the importer.   July in St. Louis is ideal for a great Rose like Grand Veneur Rose.   Pronounced Strawberry nose that comes through on the palate.  The wine is round and fresh, with a nice dry finish.  Chill it down and enjoy.

Real Beaujolais....

2010 Manoir du Carra Beaujolais-Villages Unfiltered...$13.99This 100% Gamay wine is produced from a selection of old vines (70 to 100 years old) with much smaller yields than most Beaujolais.    This "real" unfiltered Beaujolais is much better than the negociant producers.  In fact, Manoir du Carra sell off at least 25% of their juice that they feel is not good enough for their wine.   Ruby red color, black berry and cherry aromas. Ample in the mouth, very elegant and long lingering finish.   This is a perfect red to chill during these hot summer months.  Fresh and delicious.

Great White Burgundy....

Great Value -- something that is not said very often about White Burgundy.  Forget that this is a 
Macon-Villages -- this is just GREAT WHITE BURGUNDY

2008 Guillemot-Michel Macon Villages "Quintaine"....$29.99
"Even better (than the 2009), no doubt because it’s had an extra year of bottle age to give it some complexity, is the 2008 Macon-Villages Quintaine. Coming from 45-year-old vines, this wine has an expressive nose of green apples, sweet, exotic melons, white peach and buttered citrus. Medium to full-bodied, with great acidity, loads of minerality, and a hint of tropical fruit in the mouth.  Two beautiful wines from this 17.3-acre estate in the Maconnais, owned by Marc and Pierre Guillemot, this estate has been biodynamically farmed for 20 years, which is impressive."
92/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

We only got in 8 cases - reserve some online

Monday, July 18, 2011

Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection

We have 3 winners....

Blake S.
Nick P.
Brad B.

Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection....$49.99 / 375ml

What to do with only 3 bottles and so many people wanting them?

We decided to try a raffle.  We have tickets to fill out at all four of our stores.  Just stop by during stores hours starting now until 7pm on July 16th and fill out your name, phone# and email.   On Monday, July 18th, we will gather up the tickets from all four stores and have a drawing.   The 3 names we draw will get a bottle of Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection reserved for them to purchase ($49.99 / 375ml).

More info.
  • No purchase necessary, but you must fill out the tickets in person at the stores
  • No email or phone call sign ups.
  • Must 21 years of age to enter
  • Only 1 entry per person 
  • (for additional entries,  each bottle of Buffalo Trace you purchase you can enter again)
  • You do not need to be present for the drawing, we will contact the winners via phone or email

We have 1 bottle of the 1989 Barrels - Rediscovered
and 2 bottles fo the 1991 Barrels - Rediscovered

Amazing Muscadet....

The Best Muscadet made....2008 Domaine de l'Ecu Muscadet "Expression de Gneiss"...$19.99
100% Melon de Bourgogne sourced from a 4 hectare vineyard.
Sub-soil: gneiss
Small Production: only 555 cases madeA perfect match to fish, seafood and white meats.

"The Melon de Bourgogne grape often produces Muscadet wines that are delicious but relatively simple. Not true of those made by famed winemaker Guy Bossard, who creates some of the best and most complex Muscadets you can find. This one has a layered palate of citrus, lees, and toast with prominent mineral notes. A superb wine at an incredible price!"
Rated 91/100 International Wine Review