07 Mar Kermit Lynch Tasting
Friday, March 10
5 to 7pm
At the Bar
This Friday, join us for a special edition tasting featuring the wines of importer Kermit Lynch! Special guest Greg Powell, one of the guys in the U.S. who knows Lynch’s wines better than anyone, will join us for this event. This tasting highlights some of France’s best regions and producers. Don’t miss the chance to taste this killer lineup!
NV Paul Bara Brut Rose
On Sale $56.99
The delicate range of ripe raspberry, smoky mineral, star anise, honey and lemon pound cake flavors is nonetheless expressive and long in this elegant rosé, riding the lacy mousse and focused by sleek, mouthwatering acidity, with a chalky finish. Drink now through 2020. 711 cases imported.
91 Points, The Wine Spectator
2014 Pierre Breton Chinon “Beaumont”
On Sale $24.99
Supple in feel, featuring a smoky edge and notes of sweet tobacco and fresh humus, while the core of lightly steeped cherry and plum fruit fills in behind. Offers a lingering whiff of game. The perfumy rusticity will win this fans. Drink now through 2020. 95 cases imported.
89 Points, The Wine Spectator
2015 Lapierre Raisins Gaulois
On Sale $13.99
Dark red. Aromas of ripe cherry, blackberry and smoked meat, backed by subtle herb and floral notes. Smooth and weighty on entry and then tighter in the middle, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors firmed by a spine of juicy acidity. Showing unusual heft for the category, this is the most substantial rendition of this bottling that I’ve yet tasted, which isn’t surprising given the vintage. Closes supple and broad, displaying good cling and an echo of sweet dark fruit.
89 Points, Vinous Media
2015 Domaine Dupeuble Beaujolais
On Sale $12.99
Vivid ruby-red. Powerful dark berry, cherry and violet scents are lifted by a smoky mineral nuance and a hint of cracked pepper. Concentrated and juicy on the palate, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors and a touch of candied licorice. Much more serious and powerful than its appellation would suggest, delivering strong closing thrust and lingering dark berry and mineral notes. There’s no way I’d have guessed that this was a straight Beaujolais.
90 Points, Vinous Media
2015 Pierre Breton Morgon
On Sale $29.99
Limpid violet. A seductively perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red berries, Asian spices and potpourri, and subtle cola and licorice nuances emerge with aeration. Juicy and pure on the palate, offering intense raspberry, lavender pastille and spicecake flavors and a refreshingly bitter touch of blood orange. Delivers a serious payload of vibrant berry and spice character without excess weight, and finishes extremely long and nervy, displaying no rough edges and lingering florality.
94 Points, Vinous Media
2013 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape “La Crau”
On Sale $65.99
Limpid ruby. A highly expressive bouquet evokes ripe red berries, potpourri and peppery spices, and a smoky mineral nuance gains strength as the wine opens up. Offers concentrated raspberry liqueur and spicecake flavors and deeper licorice and bitter chocolate flavors sharpened and given spine by juicy acidity. Effortlessly plays richness off elegance and finishes sweet, spicy and impressively long, with velvety tannins lending shape and grip.
92 Points, Vinous Media