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French Whites 

 

Alsace

2010 Cave de Beblenheim Pinot Gris Réserve Particulière   A wonderfully seductive example of the genre; the palate is pure and focussed, with long and spicy pear nuances. While not as rich as many from Alsace (a positive in my mind), the wine is impeccably made, feminine and beguiling, has great line and length with a lovely backbone of refreshing acidity. Outstanding value    $26.95 per bottle

2009 Domaine Paul Blanck Pinot Gris   $34.95 per bottle

2007 Domaines Schlumberger Les Princes Abbes Pinot Blanc   $29.50 per bottle

Bordeaux

2009 Chateau Doisy Daene Blanc Sec   A stunning wine that amply demonstrates how great white Bordeaux puts all Australian and New Zealand sauvignon blancs in the shade; "A superb nose of white peaches. On the pallet, it is mouth filling and complex, well balanced and elegant. A great success" - Le Figaro Club Vin, 92-94 points; "It has an extraordinarily fresh, jack-in-the-box nose with superb definition and minerality... The palate is extremely taut with racy acidity, fresh green apple, quite sharp, it really electrifies the mouth with white peach towards the delineated finish" - Robert Parker, 88-90 points; "Great length and finish" - Le Revue du Vin de France   $47.95 per bottle

Burgundy

2000 Faiveley Montagny Les Joncs   "Especially beguiling... most people calling out for more" - Divine Magazine    $47.95 per bottle

Chablis

Loire

Sauternes

1988 Chateau Coutet 1er Cru Classe Barsac (375ml)   "Strong notes of the Noble Rot. It is full bodied with a robust character. A vibrant minerality marks a spectacularly long finish"- Chateau Coutet   $145.00 per bottle

1981 Chateau Coutet 1er Cru Classe Barsac (375ml)      $120.00 per bottle

1976 Chateau Coutet 1er Cru Classe Barsac   "Rich and succulent flavors, with plenty of freshness and minerality. A great Coutet!"- Chateau Coutet   $275.00 per bottle

1983 Chateau Doisy Daene 2ème Cru Classe Sauternes      $145.00 per bottle

1983 Chateau Doisy Daene 2ème Cru Classe Sauternes (375ml)      $80.00 per bottle

1983 Chateau Filhot 2ème Cru Classe Sauternes      $155.00 per bottle

1976 Chateau Filhot 2ème Cru Classe Sauternes      $190.00 per bottle

2009 Chateau Gravas Sauternes (375ml)   Delicious Cru Bourgeois from the very good 2009 Sauternes vintage; "Fresh, with a nice floral spine holding the green melon, white peach and yellow apple fruit together. The lively finish shows nice length"- Wine Spectator, 88 points [85-89: Very good; a wine with special qualities]   $56.95 per bottle

2009 Chateau Les Lions de Suduiraut Sauternes   "It has just the right amount of honey along with marmalade flavors. The texture is smooth, accessible and ready to drink. It combines opulence and freshness" - Wine Enthusiast, 90 points; "Quite sweet and fine-grained Sauternes with a silken texture and good length. Beautifully balanced wine without huge botrytis influence but elegant with a lengthy finish. Attractive Sauternes at a good price" - Bob Campbell MW; "Very delicious" - Jancis Robinson, Top 25 Strong and/or Sweet Wines   $89.95 per bottle

2009 Chateau Les Lions de Suduiraut Sauternes (375ml)   $49.95 per bottle

1983 Chateau Piada Barsac      $120.00 per bottle

1983 Chateau Suduiraut 1er Cru Classe Sauternes      $295.00 per bottle