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Didier Meuzard Ratafia de Bourgogne NV

Only three cases of this Kermit Lynch Imported Burgundian dessert wine made it to Chicago!
Winemaker's Notes
"Master Distiller Didier Meuzard's goal was to change the perception of Ratafia from rustic to elegant, harsh to gentle. Working with some top growers in the Cote de Nuits, Didier takes freshly harvested Pinot Noir and Gamay grapes and puts them in tank, exactly as if he were going to make a red wine. The trick is to prevent the juice from beginning to ferment! As soon as Didier tastes fermentation on the horizon, he presses off the juice from the skins and then cuts it with a third of his own one-year-old fine. The spirit kills the yeast and the ratafia is born! Didier puts it in old enameled tanks for several months, constantly tasting. When all is harmonious, he bottles his tank, by hand, one bottle at a time. The result is aromas of earth, red Burgundy, and fresh fruit, with only the slightest hint of the fine, which stays in the background and lets the fruit do the talking. The palate is soft and velvety, and the sweetness is tamed and enhanced by the fine, with all coming together seamlessly. You can drink it with dessert, certainly, but you can also do as Didier suggests and just drink it on its own. Didier does recommend drinking it at cellar temperature, with just the slightest chill. There's no need to finish the bottle with any great haste. It will keep several months once opened, much like a great port."
$
3799
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~11 bottlesCheck all Stores

Warres "Otima" Tawny Port 20 Year NV 500 ML

94 Jeb Dunnuck
93 Wine Spectator
(6/30/2018) "Enticing, with green tea, ginger, toasted sesame, caramel and date flavors that glide through, with finely stitched acidity and a flattering flash of sweetness. Delivers understated elegance. Drink now."
$
3599
Discount:
500 ML
Available:
~22 bottlesCheck all Stores

Fonseca 10yr Old Tawny Port NV

90 Wine Spectator
(6/30/2018) "Shows a slightly darker and richer profile than most of its peers, with fig, plum cake, dark licorice and toasted black sesame notes rolling through. Slightly gutsy, offering a brambly edged finish. A muscular tawny. Drink now."
$
3199
Discount:
750 ML
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Keo "St John" Commandaria NV

93+ Our Score
(12/2018) A deliciously rich dessert wine from Cyprus, Commandaria was initially produced by the Knights Templar not long after Richard the Lionheart conquered the island in 1191. Following harvest, the grapes are left to dry and concentrate in the sun. They are pressed and fermented, then aged solera style in barrel, drawn from the bottom and bottled. The result is a tawny-port like drink with a rich texture and deep dried fruit and floral flavors. Long, spicy, complex and wonderful!
$
2799
Discount:
750 ML
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Dow Crusted Port NV

90 Wine Spectator
(8/2016) "Concentrated mocha, dark chocolate and roasted plum flavors mix easily in this rich, spicy version. Cocoa powder accents fill the creamy finish. Drink now."
$
2399
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~22 bottlesCheck all Stores

Quinta do Noval "Black" Port NV

90 Wine Advocate
91 Jeb Dunnuck
(3/15/2018) "The NV Black cuvee comes half from estate vineyards (the rest is sourced from the Cima Corgo region in the Douro Valley) and is aged two years in larger oak and stainless-steel vats. At 20 bucks, it's a terrific, forward, sexy Port offering lots of currants, raisins, candied olives, and dried herb aromas and flavors. It's worth buying."
$
1699
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
120+ bottlesCheck all Stores

Porto Kopke 10 Year Tawny Port NV

89 Wine Advocate
(10/2016) "The NV 10 Year Old Tawny Port was bottled in 2016 with a bar top cork and 111 grams per liter of residual sugar. This is a pleasing tawny with a bit of spice, but only modest concentration. It is, of course, a 10 Year Old. What a 10 typically does well is be fresh and easy, with good balance. That is nicely done. It has only modest structure and an average finish to go with the average concentration, but it certainly tastes great."
$
1599
Discount:
375 ML
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Locations "CA5" NV

89 Our Score
91 Wine Enthusiast
(8/1/2018) "Tempting aromas of dark chocolate, wood smoke and black pepper lead to rich, concentrated layered fruit and oak flavors that are hard to resist. The wine has firm tannins to support all that concentration, but not so much as to dry out the otherwise plush, mouthfilling texture. Made from Petite Sirah, Barbera, Tempranillo, Syrah and Grenache. Editors' Choice."
$
1499
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~48 bottlesCheck all Stores

Locations "F4" NV

Sizzling new release of Dave Phinney's French "Locations." The fourth installment of this multi-vintage, multi-region melange aims to gain on the experience of the prior bottlings and may prove to be the best yet for this Vin Chicago customer favorite!
$
1399
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
Out of stock

Marietta Cellars "Lot 67" California Old Vine Red NV

88 Our Score
88 Vinous, Antonio Galloni
(4/2018) "Marietta's Old Vine Red Lot 67 is pliant, supple and forward, with tons of fruit presence and plenty of personality. This tasty Zinfandel-based red offers tons of character and near-term appeal. At just $15 a bottle, the Old Vine Red is one of the greatest values in wine."
$
1199
Discount:
750 ML
Available:
~43 bottlesCheck all Stores
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