John Gilman


Ex Libris Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
90  John Gilman 
John Gilman 90+ "The 2012 Ex Libris Cabernet Sauvignon is still quite young, but it shows off good depth and structure and could blossom into a serious example of the varietal with some extended cellaring. The bouquet is still very primary in its blend of cassis, fresh herb tones, a touch of shoe
Item Number: 18209
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Francois Chidaine Montlouis 'Clos Breuil' Sec 2014
94  John Gilman 
John Gilman 94+ "François Chidaine’s Clos de Breuil bottling is always a bit exotic in a lineup of other Montlouis cuvées, as this vineyard’s flint soils (like Pouilly-Fumé) give the wine a very unique personality. The 2014 is another absolutely stellar wine, delivering a complex and vibrant nose
Item Number: 20704
Bottle:$22.95
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Gauthier Bourgueil 'Jour de Soif' 2014
91  John Gilman 
John Gilman 91 "The Jour de Soif (Thirsty Day) bottling from Pierre Gauthier is really a beautiful bottle of Bourgueil designed to be very, very easy to drink out of the blocks, and the 2014 most assuredly is just that! The pure and vibrant nose jumps right out of the glass in a blend of black
Item Number: 20037
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Gerard Boulay Sancerre 'La Cote' 2014
94  John Gilman 
John Gilman 94 "The 2014 Sancerre La Côte from Domaine Gérard Boulay is a stunning young wine, soaring from the glass in a blaze of gooseberry, tart orange, chalky minerality, a touch of cut grass, incipient notes of petrol and a youthful topnote of citrus peel. On the palate the wine is deep,
Item Number: 20507
Bottle:$44.95
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Billecart-Salmon 'Rose' Brut NV 375ml
Please note this is a 375mL bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
94  James Halliday 
James Halliday 94 "The currently available Brut Rose is based on the '09 vintage, with significant contributions from '08 and '07; 43% is chardonnay, 57% pinot noir and pinot meunier, with a light dosage of 7-8 g/l. It has a perfumed, red-fruits bouquet and a palate full of richness and flavour,
Item Number: 15860
Bottle:$39.95
Case: $479.40
Allow 2-4 days shipping/pickup

Billecart-Salmon 'Rose' Brut NV 1.5L
94  James Halliday 
James Halliday 94 "The currently available Brut Rose is based on the '09 vintage, with significant contributions from '08 and '07; 43% is chardonnay, 57% pinot noir and pinot meunier, with a light dosage of 7-8 g/l. It has a perfumed, red-fruits bouquet and a palate full of richness and flavour,
Item Number: 18369
Bottle:$159.95
Case: $479.85
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Bonnet-Huteau Muscadet Goulaine Vieilles Vignes 2010
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94  John Gilman 
John Gilman 94+ "The old vine bottling of Goulaine from Jean-Jacques and Rémi Bonnet is made from a parcel of sixty-five year-old vines and is aged two years sur lies before bottling. This vineyard is already certified biodynamique and the wine is of course made with indigenous yeasts. The 2010 is
Item Number: 16810
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Chais St. Laurent Chinon Vigne en Veron 2014
88  John Gilman 
John Gilman 88+ "The 2014 Chinon “La Vigne en Véron” from Chais Saint Laurent is a very pleasant, forward style of Chinon produced for early appeal, which it has in abundance in the fine 2014 vintage. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a classic blend of black cherries, a touch of tree bark,
Item Number: 20439
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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H Comte Lafon 'Clos Crochette' Macon-Chardonnay 2014
92  John Gilman 
Wine Spectator 92 "A concentrated white, this exhibits white peach, apple and lemon notes, matched by vivid acidity and a mouthwatering profile. Needs six months or so to relax. Hints of spice and mineral grace the lingering finish. Drink now through 2023. 1,500 cases made.—B.S"  John Gilman 92
Item Number: 21228
Bottle:$29.95
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Chateau du Hureau 'Tuffe' Saumur-Champigny 2012
92  John Gilman 
John Gilman 92+ "The 2012 vintage of Saumur-Champigny Tuffe from the Vatan family is quite a nice bottle in the making, and given how well this cuvée is now drinking from the even more challenging year of 2011, I like the odds of the 2012 really blossoming into an outstanding wine. The bouquet is
Item Number: 20544
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Billecart-Salmon 'Rose' Brut NV
94  James Halliday 
James Halliday 94 "The currently available Brut Rose is based on the '09 vintage, with significant contributions from '08 and '07; 43% is chardonnay, 57% pinot noir and pinot meunier, with a light dosage of 7-8 g/l. It has a perfumed, red-fruits bouquet and a palate full of richness and flavour,
Item Number: 13089
Bottle:$74.95
Case: $899.40
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Corison 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
95  International Wine Report 
Vinous Media 94 "A deep, inky wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is endowed with serious depth. Here the flavors are unusually dark and intense, with plenty of blue and black stone fruits. Graphite, cloves and licorice contribute to an overall impression of gravitas. Far from an easygoing wine, the
Item Number: 21365
Bottle:$89.59
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Algueira Mencia 2014
93  John Gilman 
John Gilman 93 "The 2014 Mencía from Adega Algueira is produced from vineyards ranging from thirty to eighty years of age, with the wine fermented and raised entirely in stainless steel tanks. The bouquet on the 2014 is absolutely classic, wafting from the glass in a blend of pomegranate, black
Item Number: 21676
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
Allow 2-4 days shipping/pickup

Marcel Lapierre Morgon 2011 1.5L
93  John Gilman 
John Gilman 93 "Marcel Lapierre passed away after the 2010 vintage, leaving behind an impressive legacy of great wines that transformed a region. His son, Mathieu Lapierre had worked alongside Marcel for a few years before his passing and the 2011 vintage, which is Mathieu’s first on his own, is

Domaine de l'Ecu 'Orthogneiss' Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2012
94  John Gilman 
John Gilman 94+ "Domaine de l’Écu’s Orthogneiss bottling is produced from vineyards with metamorphosed rock that is far more granitic than the straight micro schist found in the vineyards that make up the Gneiss bottling. As I mentioned last year, the domaine has old vines, with the average age

Francois Chidaine Touraine Rouge 2014
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90  John Gilman 
John Gilman 90 "The 2014 Touraine Rouge from François Chidaine is a blend of 50% Cabernet Franc, 35% Côt and 15% Pineau d’Aunis, with all of the vineyards farmed under biodynamics and the grapes harvested solely by hand. The 2014 vintage has produced a nicely ripe wine, coming in at 12.5 percent

Chateau du Hureau 'Tuffe' Saumur-Champigny 2011
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92  John Gilman 
John Gilman 92+ "I have been very impressed with the wines of Château Hureau for the last four or five years, but I have a sense that the estate is poised to take their wines up into the very top echelon of red wine producers in the region in the years to come. The 2011 Tuffe bottling is

Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers 2011
92  John Gilman 
John Gilman 92 "The 2011 Jadot Cazetiers is another great wine in the making, jumping from the glass in mix of black cherries, cassis, grilled meat, black minerality, espresso and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure on the attack, with a rock solid core of fruit,

Pallus Pensees de Pallus Chinon 2010
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "A very solid, muscular style, with a gutsy structure pumping along underneath the blackberry, black currant and roasted tobacco leaf notes. Broad and smoky through the finish, this features hints of violet and sweet tapenade. One for the cellar. Best from 2014 through 2020. 3,500