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Californie en vedette

 

Please note that product no. 7 was removed from the catalogue and is unfortunately no longer available in the current offer : Colgin IX Estate Syrah 2012, Napa Valley.

 

Regular price: $254.00
See product page: Abreu Rothwell Hyde 2012
St. Helena AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13004633

David Abreu is one of the most highly respected figures in Californian winemaking. Several illustrious estates employ his services (Bryant, Harlan, Screaming Eagle, etc.), and we can only hope that he will reach similar sublime heights for his own wines.

"Offers loads of cedar wood, black chocolate and coffee as well as hints of underbrush, forest floor, blackcurrants and black cherries. It is delicious, densely colored and dramatic, even flamboyant." – www.erobertparker.com

WA 94, 2012 Vintage

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2027

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Regular price: $179.00
See product page: Araujo Altagracia Proprietary Red 2012
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Malbec, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13141451

Acquired in 2013 by François Pinault (Château Latour) and christened "Eisele Vineyard" in 2016, this remarkable estate is located to the east of Calistoga and applies biodynamic practices to its entire production.

 

"This is a savory and balanced second wine with plum, berry and spices such as cloves and pepper. Full-bodied and velvety with bright acidity underneath and a flavorful finish." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

JS 93, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2025

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Regular price: $253.00
See product page: Bryant Family Vineyard DB4 2013
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 12955550

Donald Bryant, whose eponymous estate is among the most prestigious in California, works with the meticulous winegrower David Abreu and oenologist Marc Gagnon (formerly the second-in-command at Screaming Eagle) with the constant goal of producing exemplary wines.

 

"Bryant’s DB4 is one of Napa Valley’s hidden gems. The 2013 exudes richness and intensity, with no excess weight and fabulous overall balance." – www.vinousmedia.com

 

V 93, 2013 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2028

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Regular price: $1,025.00
See product page: Bryant Family Vineyard Bettina 2013
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 12955533

Donald Bryant, whose eponymous estate is among the most prestigious in California, works with the meticulous winegrower David Abreu and oenologist Marc Gagnon (formerly the second-in-command at Screaming Eagle) with the constant goal of producing exemplary wines.

 

"There’s a phenomenal nose to this wine with crushed berry, wet earth, wet slate and hints of flowers. Full body with a chewy tannic structure, yet soft and polished. Powerful and rich. Muscular and toned." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

JS 97, 2013 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2033

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Regular price: $1,150.00
See product page: Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet-Sauvignon 2013
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet sauvignon
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 12955541

Donald Bryant, whose eponymous estate is among the most prestigious in California, works with the meticulous winegrower David Abreu and oenologist Marc Gagnon (formerly the second-in-command at Screaming Eagle) with the constant goal of producing exemplary wines.

 

"The purity of fruit here is terrific with licorice, black currant and oyster shell. Blackberry too. Full body. The finish is overwhelming with such great intensity and grip." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

WA 96, JS 96, 2013 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2038

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Regular price: $112.00
See product page: Clos du Val Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet sauvignon
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 12075747

Part of the select club of the six Californian Cabernets presented at the Judgment of Paris, Clos du Val has been among the Napa Valley elite for over 40 years.

 

"Unctuous red with blueberry, blackberry and hints of vanilla on the nose and palate. Full body, very fine tannins and a fresh, clean and beautiful finish." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

JS 94, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2027

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Regular price: $785.00
See product page: Colgin Cariad 2012
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13004465

Founded in 1992 by Ann Colgin, this estate benefits from a felicitous location and a star-studded team (winegrower David Abreu, consulting Bordeaux oenologist Alain Raynaud and winemaker Allison Tauziet). The result: cult-status wines that are in demand the world over.

 

"Made from grapes grown by David Abreu at his estate vineyards in Napa... It has great purity, wonderfully sweet, integrated tannin, and a voluptuous mouthfeel and finish of close to 50+ seconds." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 98, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2032

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Regular price: $785.00
See product page: Colgin IX Estate Red 2012
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13004473

Founded in 1992 by Ann Colgin, this estate benefits from a felicitous location and a star-studded team (winegrower David Abreu, consulting Bordeaux oenologist Alain Raynaud and winemaker Allison Tauziet). The result: cult-status wines that are in demand the world over.

 

"This is phenomenal with aromas of walnuts, meat, dark fruits and spices. Full body, soft and silky tannins, and a long finish. This shows subtle and intense character. So succulent and savory." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

WA 99, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2032

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Regular price: $73.00
See product page: Daou Seventeen Forty Reserve 2014
Paso Robles AVA
Cabernet franc, Merlot
Red wine
United States, California, Central Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13094624

Focusing primarily on Bordeaux-style blends, the Daou brothers create wines that deserve a place, along with those from L’Aventure and Booker, among the finest from the Paso Robles region according to The Wine Advocate.

 

"The Cabernet Franc–dominated blend is the 2014 Seventeen Forty Reserve (there’s 35% Merlot in the blend)…. This is a killer wine to enjoy anytime over the coming decade." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 95, 2014 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2027

Regular price: $150.00
See product page: Daou Soul of a Lion 2013
Paso Robles AVA
Cabernet sauvignon, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, Central Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13094659

Focusing primarily on Bordeaux-style blends, the Daou brothers create wines that deserve a place, along with those from L’Aventure and Booker, among the finest from the Paso Robles region according to The Wine Advocate.

 

"One of the gems in this stacked lineup…. [It] is a Cabernet Sauvignon–dominated blend that includes 10% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot … full-bodied, rich, mineral-laced and incredibly textured beauty." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 96, 2013 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2028

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Regular price: $265.00
See product page: Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet sauvignon
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13031711

From the inhospitable Diamond Mountain land to terroirs of remarkable quality, the legacy of Al Brounstein is fascinating. Vinified separately, the Cabernet Sauvignon cuvées are nuanced, expressing three distinct types of soils.

 

"Aromas of blackberry, blueberry and warm stone. Full body, very layered. Perfectly fine tannins. Round and dense texture yet perfectly balanced. A pretty and joyous young wine." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

JS 97, 2013 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2028

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Regular price: $278.00
See product page: Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet sauvignon
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13031682

From the inhospitable Diamond Mountain land to terroirs of remarkable quality, the legacy of Al Brounstein is fascinating. Vinified separately, the Cabernet Sauvignon cuvées are nuanced, expressing three distinct types of soils.

 

"Lots of blackberries, plums and cherries on the nose. Full body, ultra-velvety tannins and a long, long finish. A broad and layered red with refined textures. Very long. Juicy."

 

JS 96, 2013 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2028 

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Regular price: $64.00
See product page: Othello Dominus 2012
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13089489

After finishing his studies at UC Davis, Christian Moueix discovered the Napanook Vineyard in Yountville and went on to acquire it. In production since 1983, the winery makes three cuvées, including the latest one, Othello.

 

The French touch is evident in this Bordeaux blend from the historic Napanook terroir. Christian Moueix has set out to offer an accessible wine that can be enjoyed young. Mission accomplished, Mr. Moueix! – Signature Team

 

ES 91, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2024

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Regular price: $1,457.00
See product page: Harlan Estate 2012
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13004351

Mr. Harlan’s uncompromising standards are on par with those of the artisans behind the great Bordeaux Premiers Grands Crus Classés. Bob Levy, technical director, and Michel Rolland, oenologist, both have had a hand in the success of this quintessentially Californian cult wine.

 

"Probably a candidate for perfection with another 4–5 years of bottle age... [The wine] offers a gorgeous nose… followed by deep, opulent, majestic flavors that caress the palate with high but sweet tannin." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 99+, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2032

Expert Ratings: WA 99
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Regular price: $46.00
See product page: Mount Eden chardonnay 2012
Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
Chardonnay
White wine
United States, California, Central Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13025881

Taking fifth place on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 for its 2012 Santa Cruz Mountain Estate Chardonnay (#17), this tiny estate overlooking Silicon Valley has proven once again that less is more.

 

"The 2012 Chardonnay is a beautiful, open-knit wine to drink now and over the next handful of years…. The style is all about textural softness and polish." – www.vinousmedia.com

 

V 91, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2020

Regular price: $93.00
See product page: Mount Eden Estate Chardonnay 2012
Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
Chardonnay
Estate bottled
White wine
United States, California, Central Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13025709

Taking fifth place on Wine Spectator’s 2015 Top 100 for its Santa Cruz Mountain cuvee, this tiny estate overlooking Silicon Valley has proven once again that less is more.

 

"Spicy, toasty, aromatic oak offers an enticing start, with a fresh, vibrant core of lemon-lime, lemon curd, white peach and stone fruit that is very tight, dense, focused and persistent. Ends with a juicy Key lime aftertaste." – www.winespectator.com

 

WS 95, V 95+, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2027

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Regular price: $162.00
See product page: Peter Michael Mon Plaisir 2014
Knights Valley AVA
Chardonnay
White wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13031658

The Knights Valley and its prized volcanic soil convinced Sir Peter Michael to establish a foothold in the region in 1982. Masterfully tending to grape varieties grown at different altitudes, the estate is producing terrific wines.

 

"Comes across like a Meursault Charmes, exhibiting exotic tropical fruit (mango, peach, pineapple and citrus blossom). Intense and full-bodied, with great acidity and super-richness, this is a wine to drink over the next 7–8 years." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 94-96, 2014 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2024

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Regular price: $188.00
See product page: Peter Michael Ma Belle-Fille 2014
Knights Valley AVA
Chardonnay
White wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13031640

“The 2014 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille has essentially the same aromatic and flavor profile as well as huge body and concentration that also characterized the 2015, with oodles of caramelized citrus and honeysuckle in its explosive aromatics and intense flavors. Both are fabulous Chardonnays like their siblings and should be drunk over the next 10–12 years.”
www.robertparker.com


Aging Potentiel : Drink now or keep until 2026


WA 98, WS 92, JS 96

Regular price: $171.00
See product page: Peter Michael L'Esprit des Pavots 2013
Knights Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13031631
  • Ready to drink from 2016 to 2025.

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Regular price: $345.00
See product page: Peter Michael Les Pavots 2013
Knights Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13031615

“The energy and decadence in this wine is truly breathtaking with dried flowers, wet bark, plum, strawberry and forest fruit. Full body, ultra-soft and velvety tannins. Savory and sappy. Juicy finish. Decadent and more-ish. A wine with a great future and richness.”
www.jamessuckling.com


Aging Potentiel : Drink now or keep until 2039


WA 98+, WS 93, JS 98

Regular price: $55.00
See product page: Pearl Morissette Heintz vineyard Chardonnay 2012
Sonoma Coast AVA
Chardonnay
White wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13141478
Regular price: $55.00
See product page: Pearl Morissette Baranoff Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012
Sonoma Coast AVA
Pinot noir
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13141486
Regular price: $55.00
See product page: Pearl Morissette Spring Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012
Sonoma Coast AVA
Pinot noir
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13141494
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Regular price: $416.00
See product page: Shafer Hillside Select Stags Leap District 2012
Stags Leap District AVA
Cabernet sauvignon
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13108969

Praised from the very first 1978 vintage, Shafer’s Cabernet Sauvignons took top place at an international blind-taste competition in Germany a few years later, beating out the mythic estates of Châteaux Margaux, Latour and Palmer.

 

"A wine with incredible finesse and elegance…. Full body, very fine tannins and fabulous freshness. The length and polish is truly exceptional. The hint of austerity makes it irresistible. A joy to drink. But has a great future ahead of it." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

WA 98-100, JS 98, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2032

Regular price: $255.00
See product page: Signorello Padrone 2013
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13105864

Ray Signorello Jr. has maintained the estate’s reputation for excellence, employing the same artisanal practices used by his father, who established the estate in the mid-70s. The Padrone cuvée is a homage to Signorello senior.

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Regular price: $194.00
See product page: Spottswoode Cabernet-Sauvignon 2012
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet sauvignon
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 12986111

Known for its refined Cabernet Sauvignons that have lengthy aging potential, the Novak family’s production has been certified organic since 1992. A winery well worth discovering.

 

"The intense, explosively rich, full-bodied palate is layered with beautiful purity, stunningly sweet, silky tannins and terrific presence and complexity. This is a gorgeous wine." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 99, JS 98, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2032

Regular price: $61.00
See product page: Tablas Creek Esprit Blanc de Tablas 2014
Paso Robles AVA
Picpoul, Roussanne, White grenache
White wine
United States, California, Central Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13083204
Expert Ratings: WA 94
Regular price: $73.00
See product page: Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas 2014
Paso Robles AVA
Counoise, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
Red wine
United States, California, Central Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13083108

Recognized with awards for its wines as well as its environmental and community efforts, Tablas Creek is undoubtedly one of the local stars that puts the Paso Robles wine region on the map.

 

"Sappy and concentrated, showing strong spicy lift to its bitter cherry and raspberry flavors. The floral note comes back strong on the strikingly long finish, which is shaped by smooth, slow-building tannins." – www.vinousmedia.com

 

V 93, 2013 Vintage Aging Potential:

 

Period of maturity 2018-2026

Expert Ratings: WA 96
Regular price: $60.00
See product page: Terre Rouge Sentinel Oak Vineyard Pyramid Block 2009
California Shenandoah Valley AVA
Syrah
Red wine
United States, California, Sierra Foothills
750 ml
SAQ code: 13057348

Founded in 1986 by Bill Easton and Jane O’Riordan, this artisanal operation specializes in cuvées made from Rhone varieties. Sentinel Oak is the oldest Syrah vineyard in the region.

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Regular price: $42.00
See product page: Turley Juvenile Zinfandel 2014
Zinfandel
Red wine
United States, California, Central Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13047895
  • Drink now or keep until 2019.

Having co-founded Frog’s Leap in 1981, Larry Turley launched his solo wine venture in 1993 with the aim to showcase the power and commanding character that Zinfandel and Petite Syrah are capable of delivering.

 

"Plump and racy, but well-focused, with smoky cracked pepper and black cherry aromas leading to lush, layered flavors of raspberry, licorice and orange zest. A pleasure to drink." – www.winespectator.com

 

WS 92, 2014 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2021

Regular price: $202.00
See product page: Ulysses 2012
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13092477

Instinct and curiosity led Christian Moueix to test the quality of Oakville’s southern terroirs with his latest project, the 2008 acquisition of this property, which he has meticulously restored. Here at last is your chance to discover the inaugural vintage.

 

"Full to medium body, powdery tannins and mouthfeel. Bright acidity that gives the wine beautiful and enticing freshness. Gentle and ethereal red. The first vintage of the new wine from the owners of Dominus." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

JS 97, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2032

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Regular price: $499.00
See product page: Vérité Le Desir 2012
Cabernet franc, Malbec, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
Red wine
United States, California
750 ml
SAQ code: 13085728

Since the 2005 vintage, the estate’s three prized cuvées have been accorded a perfect score of 100 by Robert Parker 12 different times… Top-flight consistency that most wineries can only dream of!

 

"The 2012 Le Désir (64% Cabernet Franc, 24% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Malbec) reminds me of a young vintage of Ausone, such as 2005…. There are 1,900 cases of this super-endowed, prodigious wine that should drink well for 35–40 years." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 100, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2037

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Regular price: $499.00
See product page: Vérité La Joie 2012
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot
Red wine
United States, California
750 ml
SAQ code: 13085701

Since the 2005 vintage, the estate’s three prized cuvées have been accorded a perfect score of 100 by Robert Parker 12 different times… Top-flight consistency that most wineries can only dream of!

 

"The 2012 La Joie, which is a blend of 76% Cabernet, 12% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, blew me away…. A wine of great intensity, purity and equilibrium." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 100, 2012 Vintage Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2032

Regular price: $499.00
See product page: Vérité La Muse 2012
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec
Red wine
United States, California
750 ml
SAQ code: 13085710

Since the 2005 vintage, the estate’s three prized cuvées have been accorded a perfect score of 100 by Robert Parker 12 different times… Top-flight consistency that most wineries can only dream of!

 

"The 2012 La Muse, which is 85% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 4% Malbec, is a smaller cuvée of 1,840 cases… Ripe, round, full-bodied and opulent, this is a wine that can be drunk now or cellared for another three decades." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 97, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2028

Regular price: $213.00
See product page: Vice Versa Cabernet-Sauvignon 2014
Napa Valley AVA
Cabernet sauvignon
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 11012550

Previously vice-president at Mediagrif Interactive Technologies in Montreal, Patrice Breton found himself a second professional life by launching his own wine business in Napa Valley in 2003.

"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is a beauty…. The purity comes through big time, the wine is dense, supple and, like so many 2014s, opulent, plush and endearing." – www.robertparker.com

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2034

WA 95, 2014 Vintage

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Regular price: $121.00
See product page: Château Génot-Boulanger Meursault Bouchères Premier Cru 2013
Meursault Premier Cru AOC/AOP
Chardonnay
White wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune
750 ml
SAQ code: 13184136

Still in family hands, the wines of Charles-Henri Génot and Marie Boulanger retain their aura of quality. The plots, totalling less than 30 hectares, are spread out among 13 Premiers Crus and 3 Grands Crus terroirs.

 

"This lush, smoky white exhibits white peach, apple and light toast flavors, backed by vibrant acidity. Finishes leaner, with an aftertaste of butterscotch and mineral." – www.winespectator.com

 

WS 95, 2013 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2028

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Regular price: $69.00
See product page: Château des Quarts Clos des Quarts 2014
Pouilly-Fuissé AOC/AOP
Chardonnay
White wine
France, Bourgogne, Mâconnais
750 ml
SAQ code: 13042015

Created in 2012 from a partnership between Dominique Lafon (Domaine des Comtes Lafon) and Olivier Merlin (nicknamed "the magician of Mâconnais"), this estate is predestined to rise rapidly to the top to become a reference for the appellation.

 

"This dusty, extract-rich wine stains the palate without leaving any impression of weight. Offers a really remarkable combination of density and delicacy. One-third of these vines were planted in 1917 and the rest are over 70 years of age." – www.vinousmedia.com

 

V 93, B 93 Outstanding, 2014 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2019-2029

Regular price: $71.75
See product page: Chanson Père & Fils Pernand-Vergelesses Premier Cru Les Caradeux 2015
Pernand-Vergelesse Premier Cru AOC/AOP
Chardonnay
White wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune
750 ml
SAQ code: 11853527

Founded in 1750 and owned by Bollinger since 1999, this Beaune estate is really hitting its stride. A modernized fermentation room and the contribution of brilliant oenologist Jean-Pierre Confuron have something to do with it. 

Expert Ratings: WS 91
40
Regular price: $138.00
See product page: Chanson Père & Fils Beaune Premier cru Clos des Mouches 2011
Beaune Premier Cru AOC/AOP
Chardonnay
White wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune
750 ml
SAQ code: 11846141

Founded in 1750 and owned by Bollinger since 1999, this Beaune estate is really hitting its stride. A modernized fermentation room and the contribution of brilliant oenologist Jean-Pierre Confuron have something to do with it.

 

"Appealingly energetic and tension-filled middle-weight flavors that possess a hint of mineral before terminating in a saline-infused, delicious and well-balanced finish that exhibits notably better than average depth and length. Lovely stuff." – www.burghound.com

 

B 91 Sweet Spot Outstanding, 2011 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2021

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Regular price: $74.00
See product page: Domaine des Croix Beaune Premier Cru Les Bressandes 2014
Beaune Premier Cru AOC/AOP
Pinot noir
Red wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune
750 ml
SAQ code: 12141880

Formerly known as Domaine Duchet, this winery was given new life following its purchase in 2005 by a group of investors, which includes the dynamic and gifted David Croix.

 

"There is good richness to the delicious and pliant flavors where the mid-palate is succulent and seductive…. This is really quite attractive and should age well." – www.burghound.com

 

B 89-92, 2014 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2026

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Regular price: $143.00
See product page: Domaine des Croix Corton Grand Cru Les Grèves 2014
Corton Grand Cru AOC/AOP
Pinot noir
Red wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune
750 ml
SAQ code: 13105151

Formerly known as Domaine Duchet, this winery was given new life following its purchase in 2005 by a group of investors, which includes the dynamic and gifted David Croix.

 

"Firmly supported by a round body and assertive minerality, it is not without finesse, and its tannins, though still evident, are racy and polished. A bottle to enjoy in the next decade." – Translated from Le Guide des meilleurs vins de France 2017, La Revue du vin de France

 

B 91-94 Sweet Spot, RVF 17,5 Coup de cœur de l'année, 2014 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2028

Regular price: $66.50
See product page: Domaine d'Henri Vieilles Vignes Chablis Fourchaume Premier Cru 2014
Chablis Premier Cru AOC/AOP
Chardonnay
White wine
France, Bourgogne, Chablis et Grand Auxerrois
750 ml
SAQ code: 13084813
Expert Ratings: RVF 16.5
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Regular price: $68.00
See product page: Louis-Jadot Célébration Beaune 1er Cru 2012
Beaune Premier Cru AOC/AOP
Pinot noir
Red wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune
750 ml
SAQ code: 12921384

Founded in 1859 by Louis Henry Denis Jadot, this estate has been expertly overseen by Pierre-Henri Gagey since 1992. Of its 150 hectares of vines in Burgundy, nearly half are located in Côte-d’Or.

 

"The mid-palate is dense, serious and powerful…. For readers having a child or grandchild in 2012, this would be a good choice to buy in quantity at a price that won’t break the bank." – www.burghound.com

 

V 92-94, B 92 Outstanding, 2012 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2020-2032

Regular price: $149.00
See product page: Louis-Jadot  Célébration Beaune 1er Cru 2015
Beaune Premier Cru AOC/AOP
Pinot noir
Red wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune
1.5 L
SAQ code: 12923689

Founded in 1859 by Louis Henry Denis Jadot, this estate has been expertly overseen by Pierre-Henri Gagey since 1992. Of its 150 hectares of vines in Burgundy, nearly half are located in Côte-d’Or.

46
Regular price: $173.00
See product page: Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru Clavoillon 2014
Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru AOC/AOP
Chardonnay
White wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune
750 ml
SAQ code: 12966929

Anne-Claude Leflaive, who sadly passed away in 2015, had been the driving force at the estate since 1990. She was also regarded as one of the pioneers of biodynamic winegrowing in Burgundy.

 

"The rich, generously proportioned, fleshy and full-bodied flavors are solidly concentrated and a bit more mineral-driven than usual, while ending in an intense, attractively textured and impressively lingering finish." – www.burghound.com

 

B 90-93 Outstanding, 2014 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2029

47
Regular price: $303.00
See product page: Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru Les Pucelles 2014
Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru AOC/AOP
Chardonnay
White wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune
750 ml
SAQ code: 12966902

Anne-Claude Leflaive, who sadly passed away in 2015, had been the driving force at the estate since 1990. She was also regarded as one of the pioneers of biodynamic winegrowing in Burgundy.

 

"As is often the case the palate impression of the highly textured middle weight flavors is finer and more delicate than those of the Combettes, all wrapped in a tension-filled and lightly mineral-inflected finish that is an excercise in harmony and grace. Lovely."

 

Burg 92-95 Outstanding coup de coeur , 2014 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2020-2034

48
Regular price: $59.00
See product page: Domaine Morey-Coffinet Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru Clos St-Jean 2014
Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru AOC/AOP
Pinot noir
Red wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune
750 ml
SAQ code: 11802033

Created in 1978, the estate was a result of the marriage between Michel Morey and Fabienne Coffinet, whose union also merged the land of their respective fathers. With the arrival of Thibault in 2000, the father-son duo have been creating sensational wines.

 

"Rich and solidly voluminous middle-weight flavors that are supported by attractively fine-grained tannins that shape the sleek, punchy and stony finish. This is lovely and worth considering." – www.burghound.com

 

B 90 Outstanding Top Value, 2014 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2022

49
Regular price: $59.00
See product page: Domaine Morey-Coffinnet Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru Morgeot 2014
Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru AOC/AOP
Pinot noir
Red wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune
750 ml
SAQ code: 11491802

Created in 1978, the estate was a result of the marriage between Michel Morey and Fabienne Coffinet, whose union also merged the land of their respective fathers. With the arrival of Thibault in 2000, the father-son duo have been creating sensational wines.

 

Found in the southeast region of the appellation, the Premier Cru "Morgeot" takes its names from the abbey of the same name and has a penchant for producing dense and spicy red wines.

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2023

50
Regular price: $159.00
See product page: Domaine de la Pousse D'Or Corton Grand Cru Clos du Roi 2014
Corton Grand Cru AOC/AOP
Pinot noir
Red wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune
750 ml
SAQ code: 11491159

Managed in the early days by the talented engineer Gérard Potel, who suddenly died in 1997, the estate has been in the hands of one owner since then, Patrick Landanger, who made investments at all levels, from the vine to the storerooms.

 

"This is a big wine with firm tannins to accompany it yet the extract is such that it should be more than capable of not only absorbing the wood treatment, but buffering the tannic spine as well." – www.burghound.com

 

B 94 Don't miss!, 2014 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2020-2034

51
Regular price: $95.00
See product page: Domaine Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 2014
Chassagne-Montrachet AOC/AOP
Pinot noir
Red wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune
750 ml
SAQ code: 13006161

Excellence is deep-seated at this sought-after estate whose wines are revered around the world. Rivalling the elite Chassagne-Montrachet terroirs, it produces whites with enchanting depth and unbelievably elegant reds.

 

"Reveal[s] notes of pepper, ultra-fresh red berry fruit and soft earth nuances. The vibrant and wonderfully delicious middle-weight flavors are almost gulpable yet there is good depth on the balanced and lingering finish." – www.burghound.com

B 89 Outstanding, 2014 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2022

52
Regular price: $165.00
See product page: Domaine Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Boudriottes 2014
Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru AOC/AOP
Chardonnay
White wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune
750 ml
SAQ code: 13006410

Excellence is deep-seated at this sought-after estate whose wines are revered around the world. Rivalling the elite Chassagne-Montrachet terroirs, it produces whites with enchanting depth and unbelievably elegant reds.

 

"Full, lively, delicate… The estate’s very reasonably priced whites are the standard against which others are measured today." – Translated from www.larvf.com

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2020

Regular price: $47.00
See product page: Domaine Trapet Père & Fils Côte-de-Nuits-Villages 2014
Côte-de-Nuits-Villages AOC/AOP
Pinot noir
Red wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Nuits
750 ml
SAQ code: 13102989

This family business, which brings together the Burgundian vineyards of Jean-Louis Trapet and those of his Alsatian wife Andrée, continues to produce wines from its two separate operations following biodynamic principles.

"As to the wines [2014], I like them quite a bit because they’re super fresh and transparent with good concentration and structure that should enable them to drink well both young and old." – www.burghound.com

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2021

54
Regular price: $74.00
See product page: Château de Saint Cosme 2014
Condrieu AOC/AOP
Viognier
White wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13166915

Louis Barruol opened a small-scale "merchant-winegrower" business in 1997. Today, he leads the estate with the same passion and dedication to excellence. The wines persuasively express their terroir.

 

"Gorgeous, with papaya, white peach, mango, persimmon and Cavaillon melon notes seamlessly stitched together, lined with light honeysuckle and jasmine accents and backed by a twinge of bitter citrus oil and well-buried minerality. An exemplary display of large-scale fruit and precision." – www.winespectator.com

 

WS 95, 2014 Vintage Aging

 

Potential: Drink now or keep until 2020

55
Regular price: $33.00
See product page: Château de Saint Cosme 2014
Crozes-Hermitage AOC/AOP
Syrah
Red wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13166940

Louis Barruol opened a small-scale "merchant-winegrower" business in 1997. Today, he leads the estate with the same passion and dedication to excellence. The wines persuasively express their terroir.

 

"Touches of smoke, black tea and singed mesquite give this a perfumed feel, while the core of cherry and plum fruit stays tightly coiled around an iron note. Should unwind well, as the acidity ripples underneath. More minerally than most Crozes." – www.winespectator.com

 

WS 92, V 91-93, 2014 Vintage Aging

 

Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2024

56
Regular price: $36.00
See product page: Château Saint-Cosme 2015
Saint-Joseph AOC/AOP
Syrah
Red wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13166982

Louis Barruol opened a small-scale "merchant-winegrower" business in 1997. Today, he leads the estate with the same passion and dedication to excellence. The wines persuasively express their terroir. "Shows some rusticity, with bay, pepper and game notes leading the way, though there are enough lush blackberry and plum compote flavors at the core to match. Reveals a charcoal edge through the finish. For fans of the old-school style." – www.winespectator.com

 

WA 91-93, 2015 Vintage

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2024

57
Regular price: $74.00
See product page: Château de Saint Cosme 2014
Côte Rôtie AOC/AOP
Syrah
Red wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13166931
  • Drink now or keep 11 years following the vintage.

Louis Barruol opened a small-scale "merchant-winegrower" business in 1997. Today, he leads the estate with the same passion and dedication to excellence. The wines persuasively express their terroir. "A firm, taut, minerally style, with lots of iron-edged grip striding from start to finish, while red currant and damson plum fruit push out from the core.… This will need some time to stretch out fully." – www.winespectator.com WS 94, 2014 Vintage Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2019-2029

Regular price: $108.25
See product page: Château de Saint Cosme Le Claux 2015
Gigondas AOC/AOP
Grenache
Red wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône méridional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13171790

Louis Barruol opened a small-scale "merchant-winegrower" business in 1997. Today, he leads the estate with the same passion and dedication to excellence. The wines persuasively express their terroir.

Regular price: $108.25
See product page: Château de Saint Cosme Hominis Fides Gigondas 2015
Gigondas AOC/AOP
Grenache
Red wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône méridional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13171677

Louis Barruol opened a small-scale "merchant-winegrower" business in 1997. Today, he leads the estate with the same passion and dedication to excellence. The wines persuasively express their terroir.

Regular price: $108.25
See product page: Château de Saint Cosme Le Poste 2015
Gigondas AOC/AOP
Grenache
Red wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône méridional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13166991
Expert Ratings: WS 98
Regular price: $39.00
See product page: Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016
Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC/AOP
Bourboulenc, Clairette, Roussanne, White grenache
White wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône méridional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13170341

Thrown into the business in 2000 after his ailing father had to give up the helm, Alexandre Favier wasted no time proving his winegrowing skills, which are clearly evident in his commanding wines.

 

"A superb cuvée with aromatic subtleties that range from exotic fruit and fennel to pear and flowers. Beautiful balance in the mouth, where the acidity contributes freshness and a chalky, mineral finish." – Signature Team

 

ES 92, WS 93, 2015 Vintage Aging

 

Potential: Drink now or keep until 2020

62
Regular price: $335.00
See product page: E. Guigal Hermitage Ex-Voto 2012
Hermitage AOC/AOP
Marsanne, Roussanne
White wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13098570

The Guigals run a major wine merchant business and are one of the iconic figures of the northern Rhone region, successfully active in several appellations. They also own prestigious cru parcels, such as the celebrated "La Mouline," "La Turque" and "La Landonne" in Côte-Rôtie. "Remarkably creamy in feel and seriously long, delivering echoes of citrus oil and smoke. Hard to resist now, but this isn’t going anywhere for a while." – www.winespectator.com WA 96, WS 97, 2012 Vintage Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2032

63
Regular price: $157.00
See product page: E. Guigal Château d'Ampuis 2012
Côte Rôtie AOC/AOP
Syrah, Viognier
Red wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13098625

The Guigals run a major wine merchant business and are one of the iconic figures of the northern Rhone region, successfully active in several appellations. They also own prestigious cru parcels, such as the celebrated "La Mouline," "La Turque" and "La Landonne" in Côte-Rôtie.

 

"Cassis, licorice, smoked meats, graphite and peppery spice all emerge from this beautifully concentrated, full-bodied, seamless Côte-Rôtie that has building ripe tannin, terrific purity and a blockbuster finish." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 95-96, JS 97, 2012 Vintage Aging

 

Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2032

64
Regular price: $492.00
See product page: E. Guigal Ex-Voto 2012
Hermitage AOC/AOP
Syrah
Red wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13098553

The Guigals run a major wine merchant business and are one of the iconic figures of the northern Rhone region, successfully active in several appellations. They also own prestigious cru parcels, such as the celebrated "La Mouline," "La Turque" and "La Landonne" in Côte-Rôtie.

 

"I love the fine and powdery tannin texture, the heaps of detail and the charming pepper and spice character. A compressed and elegant and more formal style of Syrah. This is a very classy wine with great depth and elegance." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

WS 96, JS 96, RVF 17,5 Coup de cœur de l'année, 2012 Vintage Aging

 

Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2037

65
Regular price: $492.00
See product page: Domaine E. Guigal La Landonne 2012
Côte Rôtie AOC/AOP
Syrah
Red wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13098588

The Guigals run a major wine merchant business and are one of the iconic figures of the northern Rhone region, successfully active in several appellations. They also own prestigious cru parcels, such as the celebrated "La Mouline," "La Turque" and "La Landonne" in Côte-Rôtie.

 

"Offering sensational notes of cassis, caramelized meats, spice box and crushed rocks, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, masses of perfectly ripe tannin and a surprisingly sexy, hard-to-resist profile." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 97-99, WS 98, JS 97, 2012 Vintage Aging

 

Potential: Period of maturity 2022-2037

66
Regular price: $492.00
See product page: Domaine E. Guigal La Mouline 2012
Côte Rôtie AOC/AOP
Syrah, Viognier
Red wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13098609

The Guigals run a major wine merchant business and are one of the iconic figures of the northern Rhone region, successfully active in several appellations. They also own prestigious cru parcels, such as the celebrated "La Mouline," "La Turque" and "La Landonne" in Côte-Rôtie.

 

"A full-bodied, seamless, absolutely hedonistic Côte-Rôtie that has good acidity, ripe, polished tannin and a great finish. Of the three single-parcel Côte-Rôties, it’s the most approachable." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 96-98, WS 96, 2012 Vintage Aging

 

Potential: Period of maturity 2020-2037

67
Regular price: $492.00
See product page: Domaine E. Guigal La Turque 2012
Côte Rôtie AOC/AOP
Syrah, Viognier
Red wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13098617

The Guigals run a major wine merchant business and are one of the iconic figures of the northern Rhone region, successfully active in several appellations. They also own prestigious cru parcels, such as the celebrated "La Mouline," "La Turque" and "La Landonne" in Côte-Rôtie.

 

"Offers Bordeaux-like notes of lead pencil and graphite to go with olive, smoked herbs, pepper and ripe dark fruits…. It nevertheless has full-bodied richness, serious mid-palate depth, lots of sweet tannin and a fabulous finish." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 96-98, WS 97, RVF 18 Coup de cœur de l'année , 2012 Vintage Aging

 

Potential: Period of maturity 2020-2037

Regular price: $35.50
See product page: Gabriel Meffre Sainte Catherine 2015
Gigondas AOC/AOP
Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
Red wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône méridional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13166886
Regular price: $40.00
See product page: Gabriel Meffre Laurus 2015
Gigondas AOC/AOP
Grenache, Syrah
Red wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône méridional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13166894

Since 2009, this important southern Rhone estate has been held by the Boisset group, which leverages its savoir-faire as both producer and merchant-grower, in addition to making sustainable development a top priority.

 

"The 2013 Gigondas Laurus is outstanding…. It offers lots of peppery, Provençal herbs, currants, licorice and hints of loamy earth to go with a medium- to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, textured and lengthy style on the palate." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 91, 2013 Vintage Aging

 

Potential: Drink now or keep until 2023

70
Regular price: $74.00
See product page: François Villard Le Grand Vallon 2016
Condrieu AOC/AOP
Viognier
White wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13158940

Originally a chef, François Villard changed his destiny when he signed up for sommelier training. He immediately discovered a passion for wine, buying his first vines and then producing his own vintage in 1990.

 

"Viognier is beautifully expressed in this superb Condrieu. Eleven months spent aging in oak barrels (35% new) has given it breadth and volume." – Translated from www.domainevillard.com

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2024

52
Regular price: $43.00
See product page: François Villard Mairlant 2015
Saint-Joseph AOC/AOP
Syrah
Red wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13158958

“Made with 45 percent whole clusters and aged for 18 months in barriques, 10 percent of them new). Glass-staining ruby. Primary black and blue fruits, violet, Indian spices and licorice on the deeply perfumed nose. Sweet, concentrated blueberry and cherry liqueur flavors spread out nicely on the palate, picking up a touch of spiciness on the back half. Lush, broad and seamless in style, finishing with strong thrust and supple tannins that contribute structure and subtle grip.” www.vinous.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2023


V 91, JS 92


(816 bt)

72
Regular price: $89.00
See product page: François Villard Le Gallet Blanc 2014
Côte Rôtie AOC/AOP
Syrah
Red wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13158923

Originally a chef, François Villard changed his destiny when he signed up for sommelier training. He immediately discovered a passion for wine, buying his first vines and then producing his own vintage in 1990.

 

"Made of 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier, this Côte-Rôtie was aged for 18 months in oak (50% new). Round and pleasing, with a certain suppleness, it is wonderfully delightful." – Translated from www.domainevillard.com

 

Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2025

Regular price: $47.00
See product page: Château du Moulin-à-Vent Croix des Vérillats 2014
Moulin-à-Vent AOC/AOP
Gamay
Red wine
France, Beaujolais
750 ml
SAQ code: 13159029
  • Drink now or keep 7 years following the vintage.

74
Regular price: $54.00
See product page: Chateau du Moulin-à-Vent La Rochelle 2012
Moulin-à-Vent AOC/AOP
Gamay
Red wine
France, Beaujolais
750 ml
SAQ code: 13169702

Situated on one of the best vineyards in the region, the eponymous château has enjoyed a renaissance thanks to Jean-Jacques Parinet, who took over in 2009. The entire estate has been redesigned and revamped from top to bottom. Gamay fans have reason to rejoice.

 

"Superbly balanced, with concentrated fruit yet silky tannins, La Rochelle will make wine lovers very happy in a decade." – Translated from Le Guide des meilleurs vins de France 2015, La Revue du vin de France

 

WA 91, V 91, RVF 16,5, 2012 Vintage Aging

 

Potential: Drink now or keep until 2022

75
Regular price: $56.00
See product page: Domaine de Bellivière Vieilles Vignes Éparses 2013
Coteaux du Loir AOC/AOP
Chenin blanc
White wine
France, Vallée de la Loire, Touraine
750 ml
SAQ code: 11975997
Organic product

Nature reigns at this young estate, which received biodynamic certification in 2011. A hands-off approach to fermentation allows indigenous yeasts to determine the direction, regulated by the ambient temperature of limestone cellars.

 

"Produces a compact white with exceptional aromatic finesse…. Vieilles Vignes Éparses 2013 is bursting with vitality, yellow fruit flavours and citrusy zest." – Translated from Le Guide des meilleurs vins de France 2017, La Revue du vin de France

 

RVF 17, 2013 Vintage Aging

 

Potential: Drink now or keep until 2023

76
Regular price: $69.00
See product page: Domaine de Bellivière Calligramme 2013
Jasnières AOC/AOP
Chenin blanc
White wine
France, Vallée de la Loire, Touraine
750 ml
SAQ code: 11976009

Nature reigns at this young estate, which received biodynamic certification in 2011. A hands-off approach to fermentation allows indigenous yeasts to determine the direction, regulated by the ambient temperature of limestone cellars.

 

"Vines over 50 years old … the Calligramme 2013 is incisive and vivacious, with dominant root flavours." – Translated from Le Guide des meilleurs vins de France 2017, La Revue du vin de France

 

RVF 16,5, 2013 Vintage Aging

 

Potential: Drink now or keep until 2023

77
Regular price: $85.00
See product page: Domaine Didier Dagueneau 2014
Pouilly-Fumé ou Blanc Fumé de Pouilly AOC/AOP
Sauvignon blanc
White wine
France, Vallée de la Loire, Centre Loire
750 ml
SAQ code: 13158894
  • Drink now or keep 6 years following the vintage.

Didier Dagueneau tragically passed away in 2008, but the spirit of "the genius of the Saint-Andelain Hill" can still be felt. His son Louis-Benjamin brilliantly pursues his father’s ambition to create Sauvignon Blancs of uncommon purity.

 

"A blend of four parcels … the 2014s are outstanding, and all warrant cellaring." – Translated from Le Guide des meilleurs vins de France 2017, La Revue du vin de France

 

RVF 15,5, 2013 Vintage Aging

 

Potential: Drink now or keep until 2019

78
Regular price: $103.00
See product page: Domaine Didier Dagueneau Pur Sang Blanc 2014
Pouilly-Fumé ou Blanc Fumé de Pouilly AOC/AOP
Sauvignon blanc
White wine
France, Vallée de la Loire, Centre Loire
750 ml
SAQ code: 13158860
  • Drink now or keep 9 years following the vintage.

Didier Dagueneau tragically passed away in 2008, but the spirit of "the genius of the Saint-Andelain Hill" can still be felt. His son Louis-Benjamin brilliantly pursues his father’s ambition to create Sauvignon Blancs of uncommon purity.

 

"Pur Sang’s crunchy, well-defined body reveals incredible vibrancy and spirited fruit, with white pepper accents. Big yet elegant, this harmonious and exacting wine keeps delivering on a lengthy finish." – Translated from Le Guide des meilleurs vins de France 2017, La Revue du vin de France

 

RVF 18, 2014 Vintage Aging

 

Potential: Drink now or keep until 2025

79
Regular price: $112.00
See product page: Domaine Didier Dagueneau Buisson Renard 2014
Pouilly-Fumé ou Blanc Fumé de Pouilly AOC/AOP
Sauvignon blanc
White wine
France, Vallée de la Loire, Centre Loire
750 ml
SAQ code: 13158907

Didier Dagueneau tragically passed away in 2008, but the spirit of "the genius of the Saint-Andelain Hill" can still be felt. His son Louis-Benjamin brilliantly pursues his father’s ambition to create Sauvignon Blancs of uncommon purity.

 

"Floral and lively, the freshness of Buisson Renard recalls citrus zest, but avoids any hint of bitterness. An honest, clean wine with a crystal-like aspect." – Translated from Le Guide des meilleurs vins de France 2017, La Revue du vin de France

 

RVF 17, 2014 Vintage Aging

 

Potential: Drink now or keep until 2024

80
Regular price: $190.00
See product page: Domaine Didier Dagueneau Le Mont Damné 2014
Sancerre AOC/AOP
Sauvignon blanc
White wine
France, Vallée de la Loire, Centre Loire
750 ml
SAQ code: 13158886

Didier Dagueneau tragically passed away in 2008, but the spirit of "the genius of the Saint-Andelain Hill" can still be felt. His son Louis-Benjamin brilliantly pursues his father’s ambition to create Sauvignon Blancs of uncommon purity.

 

"Picked earlier than usual, this wine delivers firmness and tension, along with a chalky note and saline inflection. A radiant, well-rounded wine." – Translated from the -Guide des vins Bettane & Desseauve 2017

 

B&D 18, 2014 Vintage Aging

 

Potential: Drink now or keep until 2026

81
Regular price: $141.00
See product page: Didier Dagueneau Pouilly-Fumé Silex 2014
Pouilly-Fumé ou Blanc Fumé de Pouilly AOC/AOP
Sauvignon blanc
White wine
France, Vallée de la Loire, Centre Loire
750 ml
SAQ code: 13158878
  • Drink now or keep 8 years following the vintage.

Didier Dagueneau tragically passed away in 2008, but the spirit of "the genius of the Saint-Andelain Hill" can still be felt. His son Louis-Benjamin brilliantly pursues his father’s ambition to create Sauvignon Blancs of uncommon purity.

 

"Very pure, bursting with saline energy and freshness, it offers a unique aromatic palette. Its sleek, invigorating profile frames a chewy texture and vigorous density right to the end." – Translated from Le Guide des meilleurs vins de France 2017, La Revue du vin de France

 

RVF 19 Coup de cœur de l'année, 2014 Vintage Aging

 

Potential: Drink now or keep until 2028

82
Regular price: $150.00
See product page: Domaine Didier Dagueneau Les Jardins de Babylone 2012
Jurançon AOC/AOP
Petit manseng
White wine
France, Sud-Ouest, Pyrénées/Gascogne
500 ml
SAQ code: 13158915

Didier Dagueneau was convinced that he could make the world’s greatest sweet wines from this small terraced vineyard. His son Louis-Benjamin, named 2016 Winemaker of the Year by the RVF, carries on this quest with brio.

 

"Sweet Petit Manseng is expressed with superb intensity and brilliance, with the sugar and acidity perfectly integrated. It will mature brilliantly over the next 15 years." – Translated from Le Guide des meilleurs vins de France 2017, La Revue du vin de France

 

RVF 17 Coup de cœur de l'année, 2012 Vintage Aging

 

Potential: Drink now or keep until 2027

83
Regular price: $87.00
See product page: Borgogno Fossati 2010
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13133734

This estate, the source of legendary Barolos, was acquired by the Farinetti family in 2008. They aim to preserve its soul and history while continuing to sustain its renown. The handover could not have been planned better!

 

"Very fresh with lots of dark chocolate, dried berry and lemon rind character on the nose and palate. Full, yet silky and racy. Refined finish. Needs a year or two to soften but very pretty." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

WS 92, JS 93, 2010 Vintage Aging

 

Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2028

Regular price: $139.00
See product page: Borgogno Cannubi 2010
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13133769

This estate, the source of legendary Barolos, was acquired by the Farinetti family in 2008. They aim to preserve its soul and history while continuing to sustain its renown. The handover could not have been planned better!

"Subtle aromas of cocoa powder, dark fruits and citrus rind follow through to a full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Very balanced and open now like a top Cannubi should be." – www.jamessuckling.com

WS 93, JS 93, 2010 Vintage Aging

Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2030

85
Regular price: $99.00
See product page: Sergio Barale Bussia Barolo Riserva 2010
Barolo DOCG
Nebbiolo
Riserva
Red wine
Italy, Piedmont
750 ml
SAQ code: 13136011

For over a century, the Barale family has been masterfully creating wine using traditional methods. Native yeasts and fermentation in casks are standard practice and produce wines with impressive aging potential.

 

"The extraordinary quality of the 2010 vintage has produced a classic Barolo that will endure in time and promises a long evolution ahead.… You can still feel the wine’s silky imprint minutes after swallowing." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 97, 2010 Vintage Aging

 

Potential: Drink now or keep until 2030

Regular price: $46.00
See product page: Arianna Occhipinti Il Frappato 2014
Frappato
Red wine
Italy, Sicily, Terre Siciliane
750 ml
SAQ code: 13137049

The woman who knew from a tender age that she wanted to make her own wine is today producing wines that stand apart from the full-bodied ones typically associated with Sicily… and has enjoyed great success thanks in part to an approach deeply rooted in the land.

 

"Arianna Occhipinti has outdone herself with this 2014 Frappato. This is a wine of character and personality…. The nose is pristine. In the mouth, Il Frappato delivers vibrant acidity and snappy fruit flavors." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 93, 2014 Vintage Aging Potential: Drink now or keep until 2020

87
Regular price: $91.00
See product page: Arianna Occhipinti Il Frappato 2014
Frappato
Red wine
Italy, Sicily, Terre Siciliane
1.5 L
SAQ code: 13137022

The woman who knew from a tender age that she wanted to make her own wine is today producing wines that stand apart from the full-bodied ones typically associated with Sicily… and has enjoyed great success thanks in part to an approach deeply rooted in the land.

 

"Arianna Occhipinti has outdone herself with this 2014 Frappato. This is a wine of character and personality…. The nose is pristine. In the mouth, Il Frappato delivers vibrant acidity and snappy fruit flavors." – www.erobertparker.com

 

WA 93, 2014 Vintage Aging

 

Potential: Drink now or keep until 2022

Regular price: $49.25
See product page: Clos des Fous Pucalàn Arenaria Pinot Noir 2015
Valle del Aconcagua DO
Pinot noir
Red wine
Chile, Aconcagua, Valle del Aconcagua
750 ml
SAQ code: 13136265

Four friends decided to create Burgundian-style wines in cool (more extreme) regions of Chile. Regarded by some as madness, their audacity has since been rewarded with success!

Expert Ratings: JS 94
Regular price: $86.75
See product page: Porseleinberg Syrah 2016
Swartland WO
Syrah
Red wine
South Africa, Western Cape, Coastal Region
750 ml
SAQ code: 13141339

Preferring a hyper-traditional approach, energetic and passionate winemaker Marc Kent is the man behind Boekenhoutskloof (The Chocolate Block) and Porseleinberg, one of the Swartland’s most famous wines.

93
Regular price: $173.00
See product page: Kaesler Shiraz Old Bastard 2013
Shiraz
Estate bottled
Red wine
Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley
750 ml
SAQ code: 13136919

“Deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2013 Shiraz Old Bastard has a slowly emerging, complex nose of incense, cloves, star anise, tar, underbrush and earth, with a blackberry and blackcurrant core plus a touch of wild thyme. The big, full, opulently fruited palate delivers tons of flavour layers and wonderful structure with firm, rounded tannins and a racy acid line supporting the generous fruit through the very long finish.”
www.robertparker.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2030


WA 97, WS 93


(90 bt)

Regular price: $74.00
See product page: Felton Road Pinot Noir Calvert 2016
Pinot noir
Red wine
New Zealand, South Island, Central Otago
750 ml
SAQ code: 11953587

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