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One of the most serious English Sparkling producers. This historic estate has been in the Goring family since 1743. The tiny 16-acre vineyard is close-planted on a steep south-facing chalk escarpment described as 'similar to the Côte des Blancs' in Champagne. The fruit is picked very selectively with quality being the absolute focus. The grapes are pressed gently using a traditional Coquard press. After three years on the lees this wine, composed of 45% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay & 22% Pinot Meunier, is hand disgorged and balanced with a minimal dosage of just 4g/L. It has a fine counterbalance between toasty richness and power from the wines élevage in Burgundian French Oak barrels, with racy acidity, tension and a focused chalky minerality.

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Friday
May242013

Keith's Burgundy Hotline: Meo-Camuzet Wines Arrive!

By: Keith Wollenberg | K&L Burgundy Buyer

Hello Burgundy Lovers,

Our handful of 2010 Meo Camuzet wines have rolled in, but will not be here long, needless to say.  Once again, our allocation is so tiny that there is simply no way to allocate them, so I am just making certain you Burgundy Lovers are the first to hear about them, and then it is first come, first served.  

These wines are her in redwood City and are live on the web at www.klwines.com Or, call us at 800-247-5987 to place an order.

 

2010 Meo-Camuzet Bourgogne Rouge $30.99

Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Outstanding! A very fresh, pure and expressive nose offers up notes of straw, citrus and white orchard fruit aromas before merging into detailed and energetic middle weight flavors. This very dry and agreeably crisp effort delivers good length and the energy makes it a solidly attractive drink that would make a good choice for a house white"    


2010 Méo-Camuzet Frère et Soeur Fixin $54.99

Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A very fresh nose of mostly dark berry fruit, earth and violet aromas leads to nicely detailed middle weight flavors that are not only delicious but evidence very little in the way of rusticity. This forward effort isn't especially complex but it is correct."    K&L Notes: Méo stresses that for his négoce wines that he does everything as though these were domaine wines, which is to say all of the vineyard work and harvesting plus of course the vinification and élevage duties. 


2010 Méo-Camuzet Frère et Soeur Chambolle-Musigny : $79.95

89-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "exuberantly fresh and expressive nose speaks of pretty red berry fruit that is discreetly interwoven with herbal and floral nuances. The detailed and intensely mineral-driven flavors possess excellent precision and like the straight villages cuvée, this is very Chambolle in character. Here though there is a bit more overall depth and length and I particularly like the sense of balance coupled with plenty of underlying tension." (1/2012)  87-90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good full red. Raspberry, flowers, minerals and mint on the nose. Sweet and harmonious if still a bit youthfully tight.  ... Read More » 


2010 Méo-Camuzet Frère et Soeur Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Les Cras" $149.95

89-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "An exuberantly fresh and expressive nose speaks of pretty red berry fruit that is discreetly interwoven with herbal and floral nuances. The detailed and intensely mineral-driven flavors possess excellent precision and like the straight villages cuvée, this is very Chambolle in character. Here though there is a bit more overall depth and length and I particularly like the sense of balance coupled with plenty of underlying tension." (1/2012)  89-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red. High-toned aromas of raspberry and orange-zest. Dense, sappy and dry, with cherry and saline flavors. N  ... Read More » 


2010 Domaine Meo-Camuzet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Aux Murgers" : $159.95

91-93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Outstanding! A soft touch of wood frames a notably ripe nose of black pinot fruit that exhibits gentle spice and earth notes. There is an overtly muscular character to the robust and powerful medium-bodied flavors that possess plenty of dry extract that confers a velvety quality to the otherwise chewy, firm and built to age finish." (1/2012)  90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Nuits St. Georges Aux Murgers wafts from the glass with sweet floral notes and exotic spices. This is a more ethereal, feminine style of Nuits that impresses for its grace and subtle, feminine personality. I e  ... Read More »  Limit of 1 per customer


2010 Domaine Meo-Camuzet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Boudots" : $164.99

92-94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Outstanding! This is also intensely floral with a mix of spice and earth nuances adding breadth to the otherwise pure and perfumed nose of red currant, plum and cassis aromas. There is excellent richness and volume to the concentrated and mouth coating medium weight plus flavors that are shaped by buried tannins on the very firm, balanced and hugely long finish. Unlike the Chaumes however, this will very likely match or even exceed its 2005 counterpart. Note however that plenty of patience will be a requisite." (1/2012)  90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Nuits St. Georges Les Boudo  ... Read More » 


2010 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Clos Vougeot Grand Cru $259.95

92-95 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "This is slightly riper with hints of menthol to the densely fruited nose of cassis, plum and black berry liqueur aromas. There is a high degree of phenolic maturity to the structural elements that shape the very rich, mouth coating and hugely long finish. While this is not quite as youthfully austere as it usually is, it's still going to require close to 20 years of cellar time so this is by no means forward. Once again, the quality is exceptional and this is another wine that could match, or even surpass, its 2005 counterpart." (1/2012)  92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Clos de V  ... Read More »  Limit of 1 per customer


 

Mr. Keith WOLLENBERG

Directeur Commercial Bourgogne

K&L Wine Merchants

http://www.klwines.com

+1-650-556-2724 Direct Line

Keithw@klwines.com

 

Thursday
May092013

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 www.klwines.com  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."

 

A Santé,

-Keith

 

Mr. Keith WOLLENBERG

Directeur Commercial Bourgogne

K&L Wine Merchants

http://www.klwines.com

+1-650-556-2724 Direct Line

Keithw@klwines.com

 

Tuesday
May072013

Keith's Burgundy Hotline: Paul Pernot Wines are HERE

By: Keith Wollenberg | K&L Burgundy Buyer

Hello Burgundy Lovers,

I wanted to let you know our ship has come in, and the 2011 Paul Pernot wines were on board.  As always, supplies are limited, particularly of the top wines.

These wines are in-stock, and are available on the web at http://www.klwines.com or by calling 800-247-5987.

 

The Wines:

 

2011 Domaine Paul Pernot Bourgogne Chardonnay $19.99

 

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Bourgogne Chardonnay is bright, floral and nicely focused. This is a tasty, uncomplicated Bourgogne that captures the personality of the year." (8/2012)   


2011 Domaine Paul Pernot Puligny-Montrachet $44.99

88-90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale yellow-green. Lively aromas of stone and citrus fruits, spearmint and menthol. Then fat, sweet and lush in the mouth, with flavors of lemon and fresh mint showing the bright side of the vintage. Very good balance and length here, and very Puligny." (9/2012)  88 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pernot’s 2011 Puligny-Montrachet is nicely focused. Medium in body, the Puligny offers up pretty white stone fruits and flowers, showing the brighter side of the vintage. This is another tasty, straightforward offering with good length, but limited elegance. The Puligny is made from a blend of p  ... Read More » 

 


2011 Domaine Paul Pernot Meursault Blagny 1er Cru "La Piece Sous le Bois" : $59.95 Limit of 6 per customer

88-90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright yellow-green. Aromas of lemon, lime, crushed stone, nutmeg and wild herbs. In a distinctly juicy, cooler, Puligny style, with good cut but a slight bitter edge to the flavors of menthol, minerals and spices. Finishes with a peppery, crushed stone firmness. A very rocky wine, from a site with very thin soil" (9/2012)  89 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Meursault Blagny La Piece Sous Le Bois shows good depth and body in a soft, caressing expression of Meursault. White flowers, flint and pears are layered into the vibrant finish. Anticipated maturity" (8/2012)   


2011 Domaine Paul Pernot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Folatières"  $79.99 Limit of 6 per customer

90-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright greenish yellow. Aromas of buttery peach, citrus fruit, white flowers and noble herbs. Dense, sweet and lively, offering an enticing sugar/acid balance and lovely perfumed lift. Not as exuberant as usual for this cuvee at this stage but its harmonious acidity and underlying minerality lend grip to the finish and extend the wine's brisk flavors." (9/2012)  91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Puligny-Montrachet Folatieres boasts gorgeous balance between the richness of the fruit and mineral notes. Crystalline notes appear on the mid-palate, adding brightness and focus. The fi  ... Read More » 


2011 Domaine Paul Pernot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Pucelles" : $99.95 Limit of 6 per customer

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pernot’s 2011 Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles is another of the more up-front wines in this lineup. It possesses excellent depth and plenty of richness, with layers of fruit that blossom through to the soft, layered finish. In 2011, the Pucelles is all about fruit, and there is no shortage of that here. This is a very representative wine for the year." (8/2012)  90-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright green-tinged yellow. Musky, ripe aromas of snap pea, smoked meat and clove, complicated by a leesy nuance. Rich, ripe and opulent for the vintage, with silky stone fruit flavors framed on t  ... Read More » 


2011 Domaine Paul Pernot Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru  $159.95 Limit of 3 per customer

90-93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale yellow. Sweet peach, lemon, yellow flowers, mint and noble herbs on the nose, complicated by notes of hazelnut and basil. Dense and ripe but less pliant than the Pucelles, displaying good cut to the lemon, lime and floral flavors. Finishes firmer and longer than the Pucelles but less opulent today" (9/2012)  90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the more extroverted wines in the lineup, the 2011 Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet boasts considerable depth and harmony. Citrus, white flowers, floral-infused honey and chamomile take shape in the glass. This is a decidedly understated, fem  ... Read More » 


2011 Domaine Paul Pernot Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru  $189.95 Limit of 3 per customer

92-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright yellow with green highlights. Deep aromas of fresh apricot, crushed stone and clove. Dense, deeply pitched and soil-driven, with a distinctly saline aspect to the flavors of spices, menthol and flowers. Impressively concentrated for the vintage but quite closed today. The saline quality carries through onto the serious, slowly mounting finish. Pernot notes that his Batard vines are on the Chassagne side of the vineyard, and thus this wine is very different in style from his Bienvenue, which is on the Puligny side." (9/2012)  91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Batard-Mont  ... Read More » 


A Santé,

-Keith

 

Mr. Keith WOLLENBERG

Directeur Commercial Bourgogne

K&L Wine Merchants

http://www.klwines.com

+1-650-556-2724 Direct Line

Keithw@klwines.com