Impeccable bottles from Burgundy, the Rhône and Bordeaux.
A first-class line-up from top-drawer estates that covers white and red Burgundy, the northern and southern Rhône, left- and right-bank Bordeaux. The reds come with the benefit of some medium-term ageing, although all will happily cellar for (at least) a further 5 years.
This mixed case contains two bottles each of:
Condrieu: Domaine Georges Vernay 'Les Terrasses de l'Empire' 2018
"Medium to full-bodied, elegant and seamless, it has terrific purity (especially given the heat in the vintage) as well as lots of white flower, salted citrus, tangerine, and a kiss of rocky minerality. Nicely concentrated as well as balanced, this brilliant wine is not far off the two pricier releases. 94/100."
Jeb Dunnuck - JebDunnuck.com
Chablis: Domaine Christophe Camu 'Beauroy' Premier Cru 2018
Châteauneuf du Pape: Le Vieux Donjon Rouge 2015
"The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is a floral, violet-scented wine that's supple and ripe. Only medium to full-bodied, it showcases complex garrigue and licorice notes rather than oodles of red fruit and comes to a long, silky finish. 93/100."
Joe Czerwinski - The Wine Advocate.
Beaune: Domaine François Gay & Fils 1er Cru 'Les Teurons' 2013
Pomerol: Château Gombaude-Guillot 2014
"This delivers a long, lush stream of pure raspberry ganache flavors, flecked with anise and fruitcake notes, all gliding through a silky, suave finish. What you see is what you get, and it's pretty tasty. Drink now through 2026. 1,500 cases made. 90/100."
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator.
Haut-Médoc: Château Cantemerle 2012
"Bright red ruby with purple tinges. Sexy, floral aromas of raspberry, pepper, licorice and spices are vibrant and precise. Juicy, intense and very smooth, with wonderful energy and precision to the flavors of blackberry, licorice and spices. Very nicely balanced, persistent wine with fine tannins and very good grip - and no green or harsh edges. This excellent wine gets my nod for Haut-Medoc of the vintage in 2012. In fact, I was so smitten that I went out of my way to taste it three different times, just to be sure. 87-90/100."
Ian D'Agata - vinous.com