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Divin De Corbin 2017

Château Corbin, situated in the Saint Emilion AOC on the border of the Pomerol appellation, is one of the patriarchs of Saint Emilion. Its foundations date back to the 15th century, and according to legend Corbin, was the stronghold that belonged to the “Black Prince” Edouard de Plantagenet who fought the French in the early stages of the Hundred Year War. Since 1999, the estate has been managed by Anabelle Cruse Bardinet, a Bordeaux University oenology graduate, who represents the 4th generation of the family to lead the Chateau. VINEYARD Varietals: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet franc Soils: Clay and sandy clay with ferric clay subsoil Size of the vineyard: 13 ha (by the border of Pomerol) Age of the vine :15 20 years Planting density: 7 500 vines/ha Average Yield: 35 hl/ha Harvest: By hand with double sorting WINEMAKING Vinification: Plot by plot vinification in concrete vats. Maceration 3 4weeks Aging: In French oak barrels Bottling: At the Château TASTING NOTES Divin offers in its dark dress a wonderful expression of pure and concentrated dark fruit. The palate is immediately seduced by the structure of its body: juicy, fresh with fine and elegant tannins. A divine wine that will charm all palates! "This is a soft and juicy wine, the only wine made at this estate in 2017 because of frost. Black-currant flavors and fresh fruitiness come through the light tannic character. Drink the wine from 2021. " - 90 points, Wine Enthusiast

Louis M. Martini Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Our 2017 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a boisterous wine with an assertive profile, offering ripe notes of black currant, plum, crushed fennel and cedar. Rich and rustic, this Cabernet features distinct brambly undertones and finishes memorably with structured, lingering tannins. Grapes were picked early in the morning to preserve maximum flavor en route to the winery. All lots were aged and evaluated separately, allowing us to craft a harmonious wine before marrying the final blend in barrel to finish aging. In total, the wine spent 17 months in a combination of French and American oak (29% new). Varietal: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petite Sirah "A firm, juicy red with blackberries, chocolate and light tobacco. Some vanilla. Medium to full body. Round tannins. Fruity and fresh. Drink now." - James Suckling, 92 points

Yangarra Roussanne 2017

2017 growing season was one of the coolest on record with a long ripening period. The grapes were hand-picked and carefully basket pressed, with only 60% of the extractable juice used to eliminate any potential broadness. No sulphur was added, and the juice was transferred to French oak barriques (10% New) without any settling or fining, where it underwent wild yeast fermentation. The wine was matured for 7 months, stirred monthly with the lees retained. No fining occured, just filtration. Pale gold colour with green highlights. Rich bouquet of apricots, white peaches, quince and Meyer lemon with subtle nuances of honey and dried white flowers. Deep and rich medium-bodied palate with a crisp acidity and creamy, oily texture for a smooth ride. Wet stone minerals are the foundation for a fruit mix of ripe peach, apple and citrus with undertones of honeycomb toffee and brioche. Closes with a persistent buttery and nutty finish. "Poached quince and pears with spicy and lightly honeyed aromas. The palate has a smoothly formed, fleshy texture. The honeyed, lees-derived influence sits well in this complex and textural white. Drink now." - 92 points, James Suckling

Handpicked Capella Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Mornington Peninsula, Australia The 2017 vintage on the Mornington Peninsula was a classic one in which overall mild and stable conditions produced superb quality fruit and wines of great balance, finesse and longevity. Dubbed by some a “Goldilocks” vintage, 2017 delivered just enough and not too much of everything. Vines ripened slowly, building great depth of flavour while retaining fine balance in sugar and acid. Harvest began in early-March, a little later than the long-term average, and somewhat of a relief after the record-early vintage of 2016. Fruit from select blocks at Capella Vineyard is handpicked, destemmed, and sorted by hand to ensure only the finest berries make it into this beautifully perfumed, supple and silky wine. The aromas are classic Pinot Noir – cherries, strawberries, and earthy spice - with the purity and perfume we have come to expect of Capella Vineyard. The palate combines power and grace with great texture and silky-smooth tannin. Recommended Serving Temperature: 15-17°C Food Pairing: Peking Duck, Roasted Quail, Mushroom Risotto

Tenuta Sant’Antonio Amarone Della Valpolicella Antonio Castagnedi 2017

A family tradition, a wine that tells a story. Antonio Castagnedi loves his family and the good wine of his land. This is dedicated to him and to his love. Produced from the municipality of Mezzane di Sotto - Monti Garbi District (Verona)
  • Colour: ruby red with purple reflections.
  • Nose: ripe red fruit, spicy aromas of liquorice, black pepper, and hints of chocolate.
  • Palate: well balanced, with fat tannins, soft, warm, savoury, elegant, fine and fresh.
  • Corvina and Corvinone 70% - Rondinella 20% - Croatina 5% - Oseleta 5%
"Intense dried cranberry and steely blackcurrant on the nose. Balsamic, dried-herb and licoricy oak, too. Full and very concentrated on the palate with a focused, flavorful drive of spicy fruit and well-integrated tannins that pushes on and on. Tempting now, but best from 2023." - 93 points, James Suckling

Chateau Malartic Lagraviere Rouge 2017

The Grand Cru Classé in red Malartic-Lagravière appellation Pessac-Léognan vintage 2017 keeps all its promises and once again honors the tradition of wines from the Bordeaux region. The Merlots, with the dry and warm June and July, are fleshy, round and aromatic. After the rains at the end of September, the Cabernets finish refining their tannins, preserving the freshness and thus offering extraordinary complexity, sap and silkiness. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot “Ripe, with succulent plum, cassis and raspberry fruit paste flavors, lined with liquorice and anise details, showing a well-integrated apple wood note on the finish, backed by a light scoring of tar. Exhibits lots of compact energy, so this should unwind nicely in the cellar.” – James Molesworth at Wine Spectator

Chateau de Pommard Santenay Premier Cru “La Maladière” 2017

Located above the village of Santenay, our Premier Cru “La Maladière” combines a marly-clay and limestone-rich soil that produces a mineral and lively Chardonnay. Lying at the southern extremity of the Côte de Beaune, the appellation was created in 1937. Renowned for its intense red wines across the world, Santenay also produces a handful of chiselled white wines like our “La Maladière”. Behind its pale lemon colour, this Santenay Premier Cru “La Maladière” hides medium intensity aromas of lemon, apple, and pear, as well as notes of honeysuckle. With refreshing acidity, the palate reveals flavours of white fruits, lime and subtle hints of vanilla. Chiseled and lively, it is a Chardonnay enjoyable now. Recommended Serving Temperature: 12°C

Neyen Espiritu De Apalta 2017

The vineyard is perfectly adapted to the estate, located in the old terraces of the Tinguiririca River, where the Andes Mountains and Coastal Range untied in a half-moon formation that protects the 130 year old vines. Grapes are harvested at first light on the fruit carefully double sorted and destemmed. The fruit is then gravity fed into 5000L tanks, where they are fermented with native yeasts. The wine is then racked off to 225L French oak barrels, where the wine is aged for 14 months. After this period, the wine is finished in 3000L foudres for 6 months to achieve perfect integration. Complex aromas of raspberry and blackcurrent mix with notes of vanilla and subtle pepper, cedar and leather. The palate is fresh and elegant, with smooth tannins and a persistent finish. Certification: V-Label.EU (Vegan Certified) 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Carménère "Impressive clarity of blackberries and licorice with cassia bark, wild herbs and leaves, as well as blackcurrants and purple berries. The palate has a sleek, powerful and focused style with such long, athletic yet fine tannins, driving the long, juicy finish. A blend of 55% cabernet sauvignon and 45% carmenere. Drink or hold." - 95 points, James Suckling

Chateau Malartic Lagraviere Blanc 2017

The white wines present exceptional quality. The cool August produced superbly balanced grapes, highlighting their aromatic profiles. For the whites, the aromatic profiles are superb; the wines show a crisp line of acidity, good tightness and a pleasant sappiness, with plenty of fruit and a good quality framework. 80% Sauvignon, 20% Sémillon “Attractive, fresh-lemon and grassy nuances with wild herbs and slightly flinty elements, too. The palate has such intense and fresh acidity. Fine lemons and limes and a thrillingly dry, long finish. ” – Janvier at James Suckling

l’usine Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2017

WINEMARKER’S NOTES The blend exhibits darker aromatics of blueberry, raspberry, black pepper, vanilla crème and a slight funk. The entry is refined yet immense with flavors of redcurrant, cherry tart and traces of spice that follow through to the mid-palate. The backbone of acidity and a lengthy finish sets up the wine to age for many years. Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir Alcohol: 14.1% Maturation: Aged 10 months in French Oak, 60% New

Chateau de Pommard Volnay 2017

The pebble-rich and limestone soils of Volnay, rising between 230 and 280 meters above sea level, makes for a delicate, aromatic, and elegant Pinot Noir revealing the feminine profile of the appellation. Cultivated since the Middle Ages, the vineyard located on the steep slopes of the hill of Chaignot has always been a perfect fit for Burgundy’s native red grape variety. With a delicate nose of peonies, strawberries, raspberries and cherries, our Volnay 2017 shows a feminine profile. The palate reveals notes of pomegranate and sweet spices, such as vanilla and cinnamon, as well as silky and smooth tannins. With pronounced intensity and long finish, it is a Pinot Noir made for aging, that will evolve beautifully. Recommended Serving Temperature: 16°C

Podere Le Ripi Cielo d’Ulisse 2017

Cielo d'Ulisse 2017 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Curiosity leads to Culture leads to Sensitivity leads to Enthusiasm leads to Love leads to Magic leads to Universal Love. Because Everybody feels the Magic. Therefore, Curiosity is a Universal Gift. - Francesco Illy Deep dark with lighter shadows, flavors are quite complex and the progression of different fragrances is endless, beginning with smaller black and red fruits, all surrounded by a vibrant and lively scent of fermentation. If you are patient, such scents will be turning into floral notes like rose and velvety flowers. Our vineyards on the western slopes are surrounded by a fresh forest and very close to the Ombrone river. This means that they can handle well warmer seasons, exactly like 2017 has been. This is why the wine was able to maintain a nice dynamic taste, light without it being too sweet. At the same time the wine shows itself as quite ready and welcoming. Ageing: 24 months aging in oak barrels and 20 months in cement Grape variety: 100% Sangiovese "Underbrush, new leather, tobacco and mature berry aromas along with whiffs of dried mint form the nose on this polished red. On the velvety smooth, delicious palate, dense, fine-grained tannins envelop fleshy Morello cherry, crushed raspberry, star anise and cinnamon. Drink through 2029." - Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast