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Chateau Carignan Prima 2009
Chateau Carignan Prima 2009
(search item no. 117457)
James Suckling rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 James Suckling rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A vermillion hue and an intense fragrance of blueberry and blackberry. Elegant in mouth, the wine has a fruity structure and mellow tannins. A complex wine that is nicely structured, and well balanced.

A perfect accompaniment for all meats and game and ripened cheese.

My Notes:

About Chateau Carignan:

The estate lies over 150 hectares, 65 of which are planted with vines. The vines lie on south facing clayey-limestone hillsides covered with stony gravel. 30% of the vineyard is over 40 years old and 70% between 8 and 25 years old. The grape varieties planted are 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc.

Chateau Carignan is located at Carignan de Bordeaux, 10km to the east of Bordeaux. The dominant grape variety, as for the other right bank Appellations (Saint Emilion and Pomerol), is Merlot. This variety is in its element on the clayey limestone hillsides and offers supple, well-rounded and highly fruity wines. The Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux AOC (Appellation d'Origine Controlee) was defined by the French government in 1937 as an area of 3,400 hectares spread over 37 communes on the right bank of the river Garonne, forming a narrow strip of vineyards some 60km long and 5km wide from the north of Bordeaux to Langon. A great deal of technical progress has been made throughout the Côtes de Bordeaux and the wines' excellent value and quality have made them much sought after.



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Chateau Carignan Prima 2009
Chateau Carignan Prima 2009
(search item no. 117457)
James Suckling rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 James Suckling rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A vermillion hue and an intense fragrance of blueberry and blackberry. Elegant in mouth, the wine has a fruity structure and mellow tannins. A complex wine that is nicely structured, and well balanced.

A perfect accompaniment for all meats and game and ripened cheese.

My Notes:

About Chateau Carignan:

The estate lies over 150 hectares, 65 of which are planted with vines. The vines lie on south facing clayey-limestone hillsides covered with stony gravel. 30% of the vineyard is over 40 years old and 70% between 8 and 25 years old. The grape varieties planted are 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc.

Chateau Carignan is located at Carignan de Bordeaux, 10km to the east of Bordeaux. The dominant grape variety, as for the other right bank Appellations (Saint Emilion and Pomerol), is Merlot. This variety is in its element on the clayey limestone hillsides and offers supple, well-rounded and highly fruity wines. The Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux AOC (Appellation d'Origine Controlee) was defined by the French government in 1937 as an area of 3,400 hectares spread over 37 communes on the right bank of the river Garonne, forming a narrow strip of vineyards some 60km long and 5km wide from the north of Bordeaux to Langon. A great deal of technical progress has been made throughout the Côtes de Bordeaux and the wines' excellent value and quality have made them much sought after.



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Chateau Moya  2009
Chateau Moya 2009
(search item no. 119276)
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Chateau Moya 2009 shows blackcurrant, mint, slightly oaky (roasted nuts) on the nose. The mouth is full of fruits along with some notes of licorice on the aftertaste which make it fresh. This wine is very concentrated with silky tannins. Easy to drink now and for the next 2 to 3 years.
My Notes:

About Chateau Moya:

Chateau Moya was recently established from the purchase of a vineyard, which was previously maintained as a cooperative winery in the Cotes de Castillon region of Bordeaux.  

In December 2008 David Curl, owner of Château Gaby in Fronsac decided to invest in this beautiful land located a few hundred meters from the Saint-Emilion appellation.

So in Sainte Colombe, on the production area Cotes de Castillon Bordeaux, Damien Landouar, who has been making wine since 1999 in Gaby, will undertake the winemaking to make the great wines in the region.



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Chateau Moya  2009
Chateau Moya 2009
(search item no. 119276)
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Chateau Moya 2009 shows blackcurrant, mint, slightly oaky (roasted nuts) on the nose. The mouth is full of fruits along with some notes of licorice on the aftertaste which make it fresh. This wine is very concentrated with silky tannins. Easy to drink now and for the next 2 to 3 years.
My Notes:

About Chateau Moya:

Chateau Moya was recently established from the purchase of a vineyard, which was previously maintained as a cooperative winery in the Cotes de Castillon region of Bordeaux.  

In December 2008 David Curl, owner of Château Gaby in Fronsac decided to invest in this beautiful land located a few hundred meters from the Saint-Emilion appellation.

So in Sainte Colombe, on the production area Cotes de Castillon Bordeaux, Damien Landouar, who has been making wine since 1999 in Gaby, will undertake the winemaking to make the great wines in the region.



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Chateau Moya  2009
Chateau Moya 2009
(search item no. 119276)
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Chateau Moya 2009 shows blackcurrant, mint, slightly oaky (roasted nuts) on the nose. The mouth is full of fruits along with some notes of licorice on the aftertaste which make it fresh. This wine is very concentrated with silky tannins. Easy to drink now and for the next 2 to 3 years.
My Notes:

About Chateau Moya:

Chateau Moya was recently established from the purchase of a vineyard, which was previously maintained as a cooperative winery in the Cotes de Castillon region of Bordeaux.  

In December 2008 David Curl, owner of Château Gaby in Fronsac decided to invest in this beautiful land located a few hundred meters from the Saint-Emilion appellation.

So in Sainte Colombe, on the production area Cotes de Castillon Bordeaux, Damien Landouar, who has been making wine since 1999 in Gaby, will undertake the winemaking to make the great wines in the region.



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Chateau Moya  2009
Chateau Moya 2009
(search item no. 119276)
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Chateau Moya 2009 shows blackcurrant, mint, slightly oaky (roasted nuts) on the nose. The mouth is full of fruits along with some notes of licorice on the aftertaste which make it fresh. This wine is very concentrated with silky tannins. Easy to drink now and for the next 2 to 3 years.
My Notes:

About Chateau Moya:

Chateau Moya was recently established from the purchase of a vineyard, which was previously maintained as a cooperative winery in the Cotes de Castillon region of Bordeaux.  

In December 2008 David Curl, owner of Château Gaby in Fronsac decided to invest in this beautiful land located a few hundred meters from the Saint-Emilion appellation.

So in Sainte Colombe, on the production area Cotes de Castillon Bordeaux, Damien Landouar, who has been making wine since 1999 in Gaby, will undertake the winemaking to make the great wines in the region.



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Bollinger Grande Annee Brut Champagne 2002
Bollinger Grande Annee Brut Champagne 2002
(search item no. 112034)
older vintages

Australian Wine Companion rating: 97 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $109.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2004 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine News rating: 92 points
1997 The Wine News rating: 96 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1992 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1992 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

La Grande Année is the Prestige Cuvée of Champagne Bollinger. It is only produced when exceptional quality harvests occur, and is the expression of Bollinger's know-how. More than the illustration of the vintage particularity, La Grande Année is the result of the Bollinger style, of its exceptional "terroir" and traditional wine making techniques. La Grande Année develops a beautiful rounded structure and combines rich, complex and intense aromas, the expression of which changes according to the characteristics of the vintage.

Slightly pinkish, or rose gold color which shows the maturity of the wine. Aromas of rhubarb, stone fruits, toasty with notes of exotic spices. The bubble is very present but silky (proof of the lengthy aging on lees).

The grapes come exclusively from Grands and Premiers Crus. The blend of La Grande Année 2002 is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Champagne Bollinger:

About Champagne Bollinger:

In 1829, Champagne Bollinger introduced an instantly recognizable, dry, toasty style that connoisseurs around the globe have coveted ever since. Six generations of the Bollinger family have maintained that trademark style, and Bollinger is one of the rare Grande Marque houses to be owned, controlled and managed by the same family since it was founded.

With 399 acres of vineyards situated in the best Grands Crus and Premiers Crus villages, Bollinger relies on its own estate for nearly two-thirds of its grape requirements, including the Pinot Noir that gives its Champagne its distinctive roundness and elegance. Bollinger is one of a select few houses that can control the quality of its grape supply so carefully.

Bollinger is renowned for its stringent quality standards. It adheres to traditional methods, including individual vinification of each marc and cru, barrel fermentation (it is the last Champagne house to employ a full-time cooper) and extra-aging on the lees prior to disgorgement.

Members of the British Royal Court were among the first to embrace Bollinger’s unmistakable quality, and Queen Victoria made Bollinger the exclusive purveyor to the Court by Royal Warrant in 1884. Besides royalty, loyal devotees have included heads of state, celebrities and even famous fictional characters: Agent 007, James Bond, demands the exclusive Champagne Bollinger.



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Bollinger Grande Annee Brut Champagne 2002
Bollinger Grande Annee Brut Champagne 2002
(search item no. 112034)
older vintages

Australian Wine Companion rating: 97 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $109.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2004 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine News rating: 92 points
1997 The Wine News rating: 96 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1992 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1992 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

La Grande Année is the Prestige Cuvée of Champagne Bollinger. It is only produced when exceptional quality harvests occur, and is the expression of Bollinger's know-how. More than the illustration of the vintage particularity, La Grande Année is the result of the Bollinger style, of its exceptional "terroir" and traditional wine making techniques. La Grande Année develops a beautiful rounded structure and combines rich, complex and intense aromas, the expression of which changes according to the characteristics of the vintage.

Slightly pinkish, or rose gold color which shows the maturity of the wine. Aromas of rhubarb, stone fruits, toasty with notes of exotic spices. The bubble is very present but silky (proof of the lengthy aging on lees).

The grapes come exclusively from Grands and Premiers Crus. The blend of La Grande Année 2002 is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Champagne Bollinger:

About Champagne Bollinger:

In 1829, Champagne Bollinger introduced an instantly recognizable, dry, toasty style that connoisseurs around the globe have coveted ever since. Six generations of the Bollinger family have maintained that trademark style, and Bollinger is one of the rare Grande Marque houses to be owned, controlled and managed by the same family since it was founded.

With 399 acres of vineyards situated in the best Grands Crus and Premiers Crus villages, Bollinger relies on its own estate for nearly two-thirds of its grape requirements, including the Pinot Noir that gives its Champagne its distinctive roundness and elegance. Bollinger is one of a select few houses that can control the quality of its grape supply so carefully.

Bollinger is renowned for its stringent quality standards. It adheres to traditional methods, including individual vinification of each marc and cru, barrel fermentation (it is the last Champagne house to employ a full-time cooper) and extra-aging on the lees prior to disgorgement.

Members of the British Royal Court were among the first to embrace Bollinger’s unmistakable quality, and Queen Victoria made Bollinger the exclusive purveyor to the Court by Royal Warrant in 1884. Besides royalty, loyal devotees have included heads of state, celebrities and even famous fictional characters: Agent 007, James Bond, demands the exclusive Champagne Bollinger.



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Bollinger Grande Annee Brut Champagne 2002
Bollinger Grande Annee Brut Champagne 2002
(search item no. 112034)
older vintages

Australian Wine Companion rating: 97 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $109.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2004 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine News rating: 92 points
1997 The Wine News rating: 96 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1992 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1992 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

La Grande Année is the Prestige Cuvée of Champagne Bollinger. It is only produced when exceptional quality harvests occur, and is the expression of Bollinger's know-how. More than the illustration of the vintage particularity, La Grande Année is the result of the Bollinger style, of its exceptional "terroir" and traditional wine making techniques. La Grande Année develops a beautiful rounded structure and combines rich, complex and intense aromas, the expression of which changes according to the characteristics of the vintage.

Slightly pinkish, or rose gold color which shows the maturity of the wine. Aromas of rhubarb, stone fruits, toasty with notes of exotic spices. The bubble is very present but silky (proof of the lengthy aging on lees).

The grapes come exclusively from Grands and Premiers Crus. The blend of La Grande Année 2002 is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Champagne Bollinger:

About Champagne Bollinger:

In 1829, Champagne Bollinger introduced an instantly recognizable, dry, toasty style that connoisseurs around the globe have coveted ever since. Six generations of the Bollinger family have maintained that trademark style, and Bollinger is one of the rare Grande Marque houses to be owned, controlled and managed by the same family since it was founded.

With 399 acres of vineyards situated in the best Grands Crus and Premiers Crus villages, Bollinger relies on its own estate for nearly two-thirds of its grape requirements, including the Pinot Noir that gives its Champagne its distinctive roundness and elegance. Bollinger is one of a select few houses that can control the quality of its grape supply so carefully.

Bollinger is renowned for its stringent quality standards. It adheres to traditional methods, including individual vinification of each marc and cru, barrel fermentation (it is the last Champagne house to employ a full-time cooper) and extra-aging on the lees prior to disgorgement.

Members of the British Royal Court were among the first to embrace Bollinger’s unmistakable quality, and Queen Victoria made Bollinger the exclusive purveyor to the Court by Royal Warrant in 1884. Besides royalty, loyal devotees have included heads of state, celebrities and even famous fictional characters: Agent 007, James Bond, demands the exclusive Champagne Bollinger.



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Bollinger Grande Annee Brut Champagne 2002
Bollinger Grande Annee Brut Champagne 2002
(search item no. 112034)
older vintages

Australian Wine Companion rating: 97 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $109.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2004 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine News rating: 92 points
1997 The Wine News rating: 96 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1992 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1992 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

La Grande Année is the Prestige Cuvée of Champagne Bollinger. It is only produced when exceptional quality harvests occur, and is the expression of Bollinger's know-how. More than the illustration of the vintage particularity, La Grande Année is the result of the Bollinger style, of its exceptional "terroir" and traditional wine making techniques. La Grande Année develops a beautiful rounded structure and combines rich, complex and intense aromas, the expression of which changes according to the characteristics of the vintage.

Slightly pinkish, or rose gold color which shows the maturity of the wine. Aromas of rhubarb, stone fruits, toasty with notes of exotic spices. The bubble is very present but silky (proof of the lengthy aging on lees).

The grapes come exclusively from Grands and Premiers Crus. The blend of La Grande Année 2002 is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Champagne Bollinger:

About Champagne Bollinger:

In 1829, Champagne Bollinger introduced an instantly recognizable, dry, toasty style that connoisseurs around the globe have coveted ever since. Six generations of the Bollinger family have maintained that trademark style, and Bollinger is one of the rare Grande Marque houses to be owned, controlled and managed by the same family since it was founded.

With 399 acres of vineyards situated in the best Grands Crus and Premiers Crus villages, Bollinger relies on its own estate for nearly two-thirds of its grape requirements, including the Pinot Noir that gives its Champagne its distinctive roundness and elegance. Bollinger is one of a select few houses that can control the quality of its grape supply so carefully.

Bollinger is renowned for its stringent quality standards. It adheres to traditional methods, including individual vinification of each marc and cru, barrel fermentation (it is the last Champagne house to employ a full-time cooper) and extra-aging on the lees prior to disgorgement.

Members of the British Royal Court were among the first to embrace Bollinger’s unmistakable quality, and Queen Victoria made Bollinger the exclusive purveyor to the Court by Royal Warrant in 1884. Besides royalty, loyal devotees have included heads of state, celebrities and even famous fictional characters: Agent 007, James Bond, demands the exclusive Champagne Bollinger.