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We have a little cult here at K&L of steak and claret on Friday nights. If you drop by the store near closing, you will no doubt over hear many of us discussing cuts of beef, potato preperations and the Bordeaux to pair with the beef. One of our favorites for current drinking is the 1999 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc ($49.99) which is drinking perfectly at 16 years old. The composition is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 8% Petite Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. This is a plummy wine from the high percentage of Merlot and I loved the minty focus on the back end. This is long finishing stuff, and has the good acid on the back cut the richness of a big steak. What a treat! 

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Keith's Burgundy Hotline: Spectacular Deal on 2009 Grand Cru Romanée St. Vivant

By: Keith Wollenberg | K&L Burgundy Buyer

Hello Burgundy Lovers,

How often do you see that headline?  In a world where the top wines in Burgundy have become ever scarcer, and ever more expensive, I was excited to find this gem, from the highly regarded 2009 vintage with terrific scores.  Originally $360, and now sold elsewhere at prices up to $400, we have this for $229.95, a discount of more than 35% from the original price.

Of course, quantities are limited to stock on hand.  These bottles are IN STOCK, available at  or by calling 1-800-247-5987.

2009 Domaine Louis Latour Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru "Les Quatre Journaux" (Previously $360) $229.95


94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound  

Don't Miss! A highly spiced, pure and elegant nose that is sheer class in a glass complements perfectly the rich yet well-detailed flavors blessed with an abundance of dry extract that culminate in a delicious, complex, long and beautifully balanced finish. This stunning effort is easily the best wine in the range in 2009 and should amply reward long-term cellaring. (5/ 2011)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

Black cherry juice vies with a dense structure in this powerful wine. It has layers of tannins and sweetness. This is a firm, solid wine packed inside velvet. Age for 10 years and more. (9/ 2011)

93 points Wine Spectator

This ripe, lush red displays cherry and blackberry aromas and flavors, picking up hints of clove, vanilla and licorice as this glides to a long finish. There's a sweetness at the core, yet also firm tannins. The impression is one of ripe fruit. Best from 2013 through 2026. (11/ 2011)

K&L Notes

The scoop on the vineyard, from Domaine Louis Latour: "The Latour family has been proprietors of a part of Romanée-Saint-Vivant since December 1898. 'Les Quatre Journaux' is a magnificent plot of land situated at the South-West of Romanée Saint Vivant, a few meters from the Romanée-Conti vineyard. A 'Journal' is an old Burgundian measurement corresponding to approximately 0.4 hectares (34,28 ares). Even though the Latour’s initial purchase carried the entirety of the plot, half of it was sold some years later. Today Maison Louis Latour owns 0.8 hectares of Romanée-Saint-Vivant."


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