France | Alsace | Alsace Grand Cru Kuentz-Bas vinifies a glorious dry Muscat from grand cru Pfersigberg, an ample and fleshy white scented of ripe citrus, tropical flowers, and exotic fruits.
France | Burgundy | Aloxe-Corton This rouge—a blend of fruit from two parcels that abut premier cru vineyards—delivers such finesse and pleasure that it makes you wonder why this village isn’t mentioned more often in the same breath as Volnay, Gevrey-Chambertin, and Nuits-Saint-Georges.
Comtesse de Chérisey
France | Burgundy | Meursault-Blagny A regal and refined Chardonnay whose chiseled, flinty frame bespeaks its terroir and the Martelets’ devotion to making fresh, mineral, and age-worthy whites.
Domaine Pierre Guillemot
France | Burgundy | Savigny-aux-Serpentières One of the world’s greatest red Burgundy values, with a track record that would make many grands crus jealous, this is the Guillemot family’s flagship bottling.
France | Burgundy | Saint-Aubin The 2018 Cortons flaunts expressive, nutty aromas, followed by a well-balanced combination of Saint-Aubin zing and a richness reminiscent of neighboring appellations.
France | Languedoc-Roussillon | Languedoc Montpeyroux The appellation of Montpeyroux does not have any official grands crus, but Domaine d’Aupilhac’s Les Cocalières is certainly worthy of such distinction.
France | Burgundy | Saint-Aubin From the most prized terroir of Saint-Aubin, this is a real thoroughbred that you should classify along with the great premiers crus of Chassagne, Puligny, and Meursault.
France | Corsica | Patrimonio The Cuvée Sarah, an aromatic mix of roasted, smoking herbs with plenty of tannins to chew on, goes down with pleasure and calls for another round (and a grill).
Domaine Les Pallières
France | Southern Rhône | Gigondas If you’re familiar with the wines of Vieux Télégraphe, you know that grapes in the hands of the Brunier brothers are treated respectfully to coax nuance and finesse.
Catherine & Pierre Breton
France | Loire | Bourgueil A great option when you need to stop your “natty wine” friends in their un-sulfinated tracks. A seriously playful Cab Franc from the masters of vinous fun.
Domaine Pierre Guillemot
France | Burgundy | Corton Grand Cru Open now if you would like to taste its youthful magic, but don’t miss the transcendent reward of popping the cork in ten to fifteen years.
France | Burgundy | Côte de Nuits-Villages Blind taste this wine and you'll imagine you’re drinking a much fancier 1er or Grand Cru red Burgundy. Gachot-Monot is my go-to when I want to impress my palate without splurging.
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