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104 | Domaine des Bosquet Ac Gigondas 2009
Gigondas, France | WS-93 | RP-93

"This is powerfully rendered, boasting dark fig, plum and blackberry fruit flavors spiked with sweet spice, licorice snap and mesquite notes. Rich and rounded in feel, but the cut is there, and this should cruise nicely in the cellar. From the Bréchet family of Château de Vaudieu in Châteauneuf-du- Pape, and a property fast on the rise. Best from 2012 through 2020." Wine Spectator

Donors: Butch & Anne Barr

107 | Chateaunuef-du Pape Domaine
Rhone, France

Chateaunuef-du Pape Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Rouge 2008 | RP-87-89
"The 2008 Vieux Télégraphe is disarmingly ripe and friendly in its youth; the red berry fruit is in the ascendant and the darker, more profound saturnine notes, courtesy of the Mourvèdre, will have to wait. The quality of the wine, as ever, is clear with its determined purity of purpose and firmness of intent." Berry Bros & Rudd, Wine & Spirit Merchants website.

Chateaunuef-du Pape Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Rouge 2009 | RP-88-90
This is a wine devoted to pleasure. Sourced from two parcels with an average vine age of thirty-two years, it captivates the senses with its silky array of sweetness, depth and freshness. It is named for Antoniette Boillot, who donated her domaine and vines in Auxey, Meursault and Volnay to the Hospices in 1898. The wine engages you with its floral and cherry compote aromatics, while the contrasting palate of darker fruits and earth tones demands your attention with every sip.

Chateuanuef-du Pape Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Blanc
2010 | WS-94
The styles of these white wines can range from lean and minerally to oily and rich. Some Châteauneuf-du-Pape blancs are made to be drunk young while others are age worthy and can be cellared for years before they are enjoyed. The tasting profile of the age worthy wines tend to be very complex with flavors including peaches, almonds, star fruit, fennel, honey and anise, to name a few.

Donor: Thomas J. Bjornsen

115 | Louis Roderer Cristal 2004
Champagne, France | RP-97

Cristal is one of Champagnes three icons of excellence. The 2004 Cristal is a true vintage Champagne with a powerful structure that is layered with considerable fruit. Chardonnay plays the leading role in these champagnes. Cristal is often accessible young. A visit to these historic cellars is an eye-opening experience. The 2004 Cristal has come together beautifully and is shaping up to be a truly great, monumental Champagnes that lives up to its status.

Donors: Lad & Sandee Dawson

117 | Chateau d'Yquem 1997
Sauternes, Gironde, France | RP 96

Chateau d'Y'quem is in a league of its own. The 1997's light gold color is accompanied by a gorgeous perfume of caramel, honeysuckle, peach, apricot, and smoky wood. Full-bodied and unctuously-textured, with good underlying acidity as well as loads of sweetness and glycerin. Aromas of honey and spices, with an intense botrytis nose. The thick and fruity flavor is accented by marvelous orange peel and lemon rind character. Medium sweetness. Balanced, yet thick. A memorable sauterne for any wine lover for years to come.

Donor: Sir Lloyd Crawley

122 | A Taste of St. Julien
St Julien, France

Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou | 2000 | WS-95, RP 95
The wine displays a floral note, with hints of boysenberries, black raspberries, black currants and a touch of background oak. This wine is extremely aromatic, full-bodied, and very tight, with big, silky tannins and a long, caressing finish.

Chateau Leoville Barton | 2000 | WS 97, RP 95
Leoville Barton is a St Julien second growth wine that is English owned and a truly wonderful claret. The 2000 Barton is amazingly rich and silky. Lots of chocolate and blackberry aromas with hints of raspberries. Full-bodied, with round tannins, great concentration and a long, long finish. It is truly a collector's wine that will age for years.

Donors: Clement & Cherry Brown

123 | Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2000
St Julien, France | RP 99, WS 100

Leoville Las Cases continues to make a wine meant for long-term enjoyment. This full-bodied blend of nearly 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.4% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc still has a youthful ruby/purple color. In two words this wine is absolutely fantastic. This is one of the most exciting Bordeaux to come along. It shows intense aromas of berries, currants and minerals, with hints of mint. Full-bodied and packed with fruit and tannins, its long finish is refined and silky.

Donors: Clement & Cherry Brown and Chip Kirby & Terry Thompson

125 | Grand Cru Classic Chateau Cheval Blanc, 1983
St Emilion, France | RP 95

The 1983 Cheval Blanc is a glorious wine. It shows significant evolved color with explosive aromatic notes of sweet jammy plum, black currant, smoke, coffee, and Asian spice, opulent, medium to full-bodied and lush. This is a gorgeous, very sexy, seductive style of Cheval Blanc that has been consistently delicious from the time it was bottled. The 1983 is far superior to anything Cheval Blanc has subsequently produced in the past 25 years except for the `90, `00, and `05. It is a most memorable wine experience.

Donor: Sir Lloyd Crawley

126 | DRC Delight
Burgundy, France

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Vosne-Romanee 1er-Cuvee Duvault-Blochet | 2002 | WS- 91
Ruby red in the glass, with a slight fading at the rim. Nose of cherries, spice, cranberry, citrus, orange rind, pomegranate, ginger, and a slight floral component. Over the course of the evening, a truffle note also emerged. On the palate, tart cherries, cranberry, tea and mineral. Lovely high acidity, fairly low tannin, exceptional balance; elegance in a glass. While the nose gained greater complexity over the course of the evening, air did not do the palate any favours.

Domaine De La Romanee-Conti-Romanee St. Vivant Marey-Monge | 1976
This was made during the period DRC was still farming the RSV parcel for the heirs of the Marey-Monge family, who at one time owned the RSV in its entirety. Like many of the vintage's reds, 1976 DRCs have good concentration but hard tannins that never seem to come around. But on this night, this '76 RSV was so seductive and regal. Rose petals, cherry liqueur nose. Intense ripe, sweet red fruits, round, expansive, seductive, and haunting. It was like opening a chest full of great memories. Very long, youthful, and still full of promise.

Donors: Vince & Suzanne Mastracco and Herbert White

130 | Domaine de la Romanee Conti-la Tache 2003
Burgundy, France | WS- 97

A black cherry pit fruited nose of pungent minerality eventually give rise to an array of Asian spice, with a particular focus of soy sauce and other exotic aromas. The palate bursts with spicy Vosne qualities mixed with a marvelous umami-like savor that extends from start to finish, unleashing layers of seamless black cherry pit fruit. There is also nice lift to this wine as the acid is in wonderful balance (especially for the vintage). Dark and broad but without undue weight.

"Caramel and blackcurrant on the nose. Tastes of earth, spice, dark cherries, and blackberries. Many layers. Very complex. Elegant finish. A wine that is very young and lively." K. Stoddard

Donor: Herbert White

131 | Chateau Petrus 1975
Pomerol, France | WS-98+

This wine has a gorgeous nose of overripe black cherries, mocha, caramel, chocolate, and a hint of iron and blood. Full-bodied, super-concentrated, with wonderful rounded tannins and extract. The `75 Petrus has been called a 50-70 year wine, with exquisite concentration and intensity. For any wine lover this bottle will be a once in a lifetime experience.

Full amber-edged medium red. Knockout decadent nose combines roast coffee, mocha, chocolate, iron, truffle and smoke, along with a leesy nuance that reminded me of a great old Champagne. Hugely sweet and thick with extract, but with great steely grip and huge tannic clout. A classic, somewhat tough, old-style Petrus that should drink well for another 20 years.

Donor: Sir Lloyd Crawley

133 | First Growth Bordeaux
Pessac-Leognan and Paulliac, France

Chateau Haut Brion | 2000 | RP-99
Haut Brion is a Left Bank 1st growth Bordeaux. 2000 was the greatest vintage of the last 20 years, even surpassing the vaunted 2005. The 2000 Haut-Brion (a blend of 51% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc) has shown incredibly at all tastings and is one of the three or four most prodigious wines of the vintage. A compelling nose of roasted herbs, scorched earth, sweet blueberries, plums, black currants, and a hint of graphite is followed by a deep, layered, sumptuously textured, full-bodied Haut-Brion, but one with extraordinary complexity. Today this wine is fully evolved and totally approachable.This is full-bodied, yet very fine and reserved, with silky tannins and a medium finish. A memorable Bordeaux one of the best of the last 20 years. It is no wonder that Jay McIerney (WSJ) calls this his favorite all time wine.

Chateau Latour | 1983
Chateau Latour is a first growth Pauillac Bordeaux. It has been a wine for the ages with the classic profile of a Pauillac using decades old vines of primarily cabernet. 1983 is a solid, firm traditional Latour wine with a softening tannin structure and aromas of chocolate, ripe fruit and meat. Full-bodied, thick and chewy with a long finish it is simply gorgeous.

Donors: Mike & Babs Bowers

134 | Chateau Ausone 2006
St Emilion, France | RP-98

Ausone has become one of the most fabled Right Bank wines. Since 1998 nobody has made as many fabled wines as proprietor Alain Vauthier. Boasting an inky/blue/purple color as well as an extraordinary, precise bouquet of minerals, flowers, blueberry liqueur, and black currants, this wine possesses fabulous fruit and great intensity, but what makes it so special is its precision, focus, and almost ethereal lightness despite substantial flavor intensity and depth. It is a ballerina with density and power.

Donor: Sir Lloyd Crawley

135 | Grand Vin de Chateau Latour 1990
Paulliac, France | WS-100 | RP-98

There is no doubting the 1990 Latour is a candidate for the wine of the vintage. Remarkably youthful, with a deep purple color, and full-bodied, powerful, massive richness, everything is held together by high levels of tannin. The finish, which lasts for 35-40 seconds, reveals layers of flavor as well as impressive purity. Amazing. It's a wine with perfect structure, perfect strength. Greatest modern Latour and one of the all-time great Bordeaux.

Donors: Butch & Anne Barr

136 | Rothschild Pair
Paulliac, France

Chateau Mouton Rothschild | 1995 | RP-97
A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 19% Merlot, it reveals an opaque purple color, and aromas of cassis, truffles, coffee, licorice, and spice. In the mouth, the wine is "great stuff," with superb density, a full-bodied personality, rich mid-palate, and a layered, profound finish that lasts for 40+ seconds. This wine is the greatest Bordeaux wine of the 1995 vintage and it is certainly one of Mouton-Rothschild's greatest vintages.

Chateau Lafite Rothschild | 2001 | RP-95 | WS-96
The 2001 Lafite Rothschild's deep, saturated plum/purple color is accompanied by lead pencil liqueur-like notes intermixed with sweet red and black currants, plums, and cedar. Extremely elegant, medium-bodied, with intense concentration, richness, and sweet tannin, it appears to be on a rapid evolutionary track. The classy 2001 should be at its finest between 2007-2020.

Donors: Scott & Judy Cleckley and Herbert White

137 | Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1990
Paulliac, France | RP-96

Lafite-Rothschild is a Paulliac 1st growth known for its elegance and capacity for aging. It was ranked as the number 1st growth and has not veered far from that ranking over the last 160+ years. The 1990 is only a few points short of perfection and has turned out far better than early assessments. It boasts gorgeous aromas of cedar, tobacco leaf, cassis, and lead pencil shavings.

Dark red color. Nose was distinctly California in style: plenty of up-front fruit, a hint of graphite, and plenty of cedar. In the mouth, an improbably velvety texture that allowed for an expansive, notably ripe palate that was fruit-forward and easy drinking to come to the forefront. At the same time, the wine was distinctly evolved, with mature notes of damp earth, cedar, mushroom, and herbs surrounding the rich black fruit. The mouth feel was exceptional

Donors: Mike & Babs Bowers

139 | Three's a Party
Côte de Nuits, France

Morey St. Denis 1er Cru, 'Clos de la Bussiere',
Domaine George Roumier | 2005
"Medium-full colour. Fresh nose. Stylish but still a bit hidden. Medium-full body. Good grip. Fruity and with good dimension. Balanced. Good plus." Clive Coates

Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru, 'Les Poissenots',
Domaine Humert Freres | 2003
"Leafy and hightoned on the nose with nuanced notes of game, red fruit and minerals rising from the glass. On the palate this is very fine and bright with real freshness to the red fruited mid-palate that leans towards wild red berry/ red currant tones. the finish is a bit simple and easy but the fruit is pure with appealing freshness." Gregory Dal Piaz

Morey-Saint-Denis Domaine Dujac | 1992
"A more restrained yet more elegant nose features a hint of sulfur that does not materially detract from the cool and otherwise pure nose of green fruit and floral aromas that merge into detailed, stony and very racy middle weight flavors that possess excellent intensity on the mouth coating and persistent finish." Allen Meadows, Burghound

Donors: Clement & Cherry Brown and Vince & Suzanne Mastracco

157 | A Grand Taste
France

Grand Cru Corton Charlemagne Bouchard Pere & Fils | 2002 |
BH-96
Corton-Charlemagne is a historic appellation for Grand Cru Chardonnay in the Cote de Beaune of Burgundy. Bouchard Pere et Fils is a Beaune-based domain that is one of the largest in Burgundy (over 300 acres). They are known particularly for their Grand Cru white wines and in particular for the Corton Charlemagne. Their summary for this particular wine was compact: "a strong note of brioche complements wonderfully fresh and astonishingly intense, pure and focused apple fruit. One of the great Burgundy whites for this outstanding vintage of 2002."

Grand Cru Bâtard-Montrachet, Domaine Bernard Morey | 2005 | WS-93, BH-93
A much more reserved if not brooding nose of moderate oak treatment, high-toned acacia blossom with undertones of earth, anise and jasmine tea complements the rich, full and very powerful flavors brimming with dry extract that confers a borderline chewy character to the explosive and notably dry finish. It will be ready in 2012. This classic Bâtard is robust and seriously intense, a wonderful white wine from a top White Burgundy Vintage and a top producer.

Smith Haut-Lafitte Blanc Pessac Leognan | 2005 | WS-96
A stunningly, rich, concentrated effort, the 2005 may be one of the finest whites Smith Haut-Lafitte has ever produced. It exhibits notes of honeyed oranges, honeysuckle, spring flowers, lemon grass, and melons. Gorgeous acidity, excellent concentration, and a beautiful texture result in an impressive, full-bodied wine to consume over the next two decades.

Donors: Jim & Linda Clayton

W301 | Pierre Paillard Bouzy Grand Cru Champagne

1 bottle | Bouzy, Champagne, France | Donor: David Witkowsky

W302 | Alsacian Influence

1 bottle of each: 2007 Pichler-Krutzler, Veltliner (Austria); 2001 Trimbach Clos Ste. Hune, Riesling (Alsace, France); 2009 Bassermann-Jordan Jesuitengarten GG, Riesling (Germany) | Donors: Dave & BG Kirk

W303 | 2000 Chateau Cos d'Estournel

1 bottle | St. Estephe, France | Donors: Mike & Babs Bowers

W304 | 2000 Chateau Latour a Pomerol

1 bottle | Pomerol, France | Donors: Mike & Babs Bowers

W305 | 2005 Corton Grancey, Louis Latour (Grand Cru)

1 bottle | Cote de Beaune, France | Donors: Clement & Cherry Brown

W306 | 2006 Volnay 1er Cru

1 bottle | Cote de Beaune, France, "Clos des Ducs" (Monopole Domaine Marquis d'Angerville) | Donors: Clement & Cherry Brown

W307 | 2009 Domaine des Bosquet Ac Gigondas

6 bottles | Gigondas, France | Donors: Butch & Anne Barr

W308 | 1998 Hermitage Le Vignon Red Rhone Wine

3 bottles | France | Donors: Fred & Donna Malvin

W309 | 2009 St. Veran Corsin

3 bottles | France | Donors: Butch & Anne Barr

W310 | 2006 Domaine Grand Veneur, Chateauneuf-du-Pape

1 magnum | France | Donor: Anonymous

W311 | 2009 Aubert de Vilaine Bouzeron Aligote

1 magnum | France | Donor: Anonymous

W312 | 2009 Clos du Tart, Grand Cru

1 bottle | Morey-Saint-Denis, France | Donor: Laura Flippin

W342 | 2009 Le Roc Des Anges

3 bottles of Le Roc Des Anges 2009, Cote du Rousillion Village | Donor: Butch & Anne Barr


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