This special 5 bottle assorted case, limited to only 600 made, features five wines from the 2009 vintage in Bordeaux that each received 100 points from Robert Parker in The Wine Advocate. The case contains one bottle each of the following wines:Clos Fourtet 2009Château Cos d'Estournel 2009Château Pape Clément (Blanc) 2009Château Léoville Poyferré 2009Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2009In addition to the 5 bottles, each case will include the following features:- 1 year gift subscription to The Wine Advocate- A video by Robert Parker (also posted on erobertparker.com) which educates buyers on how one of the biggest voices in Bordeaux comes up with his 100 point scores- A letter signed by each of the 5 chateaux owners discussing the unique 2009 vintage and confirming that all the bottles have been sourced directly from, and in collaboration with, the chateaux
Winemaker's Notes: Our 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a complex and layered expression of California Cabernet. The wine has a dark garnet color and is bursting with fruit even as it is poured. On the palate, it has an extraordinarily rich attack, a satin texture and an exuberant expression of fruit on the mid-palate that comes from picking grapes at the peak of their ripeness. Given proper cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2032.
It's fascinating to taste the 2004 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne after the 2002, something I have been able to do on a few occasions. The 2004 is all about minerality, precision and tension. It doesn't have the sheer richness or power of the 2002, but it makes up for that with its crystalline purity and sheer energy. Bright hints of lemon oil, white flowers and crushed rocks are layered into the pointed, vibrant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2034.