John Gilman


Domaine de l'Ecu 'Granite' Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2014
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93  John Gilman 
Wine Enthusiast 93 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines of 2016 #7 "Like all the wines from this domaine, this comes from biodynamically produced grapes. It is part of a series of wines named after the subsoil in which the vines are planted. The wine is tense, mineral and still young. It has a flinty
Item Number: 23500
Bottle:$19.95
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Chais St. Laurent Chinon Vigne en Veron 2015
92  John Gilman 
John Gilman 92 "The 2015 Chinon “La Vigne en Véron” from Chais St. Laurent is an outstanding young bottle of Chinon, with all of the depth and intensity of the vintage beautifully displayed. The bouquet is pure, complex and classy, offering up scents of cassis, dark berries, a touch of tree bark,
Item Number: 22281
Bottle:$8.95
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Adegas Guimaro Mencia 2015
92  John Gilman 
John Gilman 92 "The 2015 Mencía from Adegas Guímaro is an excellent wine, offering up a pure and complex bouquet of pomegranate, chicory, graphite, complex slate soil tones, a touch of blood orange and tree bark. On the palate the wine is pure medium-full and transparent, with lovely focus and
Item Number: 23882
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon 1997
95  John Gilman 
John Gilman 95 "The 1997 and 1996 vintages were two very top, top years in Anjou, with the wines quite differently styled, but both years producing superb examples of Moulin Touchais. The 1997 is a nicely botrytized wine, delivering a deep and still quite youthful bouquet of fresh apricot, quince,
Item Number: 24175
Bottle:$44.95
Case: $539.40
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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!
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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
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Billecart-Salmon 'Rose' Brut NV
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94  James Halliday 
Wine Spectator 93 "A lovely rosé in an almost vinous style, with mouthwatering acidity and a fine, lacy mousse carrying appealing flavors of ripe raspberry, white cherry fruit, star anise, mandarin orange peel and honeysuckle. Lightly chalky on the lasting finish. Enjoy with food. Drink now
Item Number: 13089
Bottle:$74.95
Case: $899.40
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Ovum Gewurztraminer 2015
93  John Gilman 
John Gilman 93 "The bouquet wafts from the glass in lovely and utterly classic blend of lychee nut, rosewater, a touch of spices meats, a nice dollop of soil and a touch of white flowers in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and nascently complex, with an
Item Number: 24155
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Gauthier Bourgueil 'Jour de Soif' 2015
91  John Gilman 
John Gilman 91 "The 2015 Jour de Soif bottling of Bourgueil from Pierre Gauthier is a fine follow-up to the lovely 2014 version, offering up a ripe and vibrant bouquet of red and black cherries, tree bark, cigar smoke, dark soil tones, a touch of raw cocoa and some tobacco leaf in the upper
Item Number: 23613
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Corison 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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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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Domaine Huet 'Clos du Bourg' Vouvray Demi-Sec 2015
95  John Gilman 
Wine Advocate 95 "The 2015 Vouvray Clos du Bourg Demi-Sec displays a well defined and complex bouquet of ripe and concentrated fruits intertwined with chalky flavors. Dense and elegant on the palate, with a mouth-filling fruit and a perfect sweetness that counterbalances the raciness and firm
Item Number: 23360
Bottle:$38.95
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Antoine Sunier Regnie 2015
93  John Gilman 
John Gilman 93 "The 2015 Régnié from Antoine Sunier is really quite a stunning example of the vintage. The ripeness here is 13.5 percent, which makes it fairly moderate by the heady standards of 2015 and the wine offers up lovely purity and sappiness on both the nose and palate, without straying
Item Number: 23037
Bottle:$18.95
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Domaine de l'Ecu 'Orthogneiss' Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2014
93  John Gilman 
John Gilman 93 "The 2014 Orthogneiss cuvée from Domaine de l’Écu is superb on both the nose and palate, wafting from the glass in a pure and complex constellation of lemon, bread fruit, gentle maritime scents, spring flowers and a very complex base of minerality. On the palate the wine is deep,
Item Number: 22144
Bottle:$17.95
Case: $215.40
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Cune 'Monopole' 'Classico' Viura 2014
93  John Gilman 
John Gilman 93+ "For decades, this bottling was produced with fifteen percent Manzanilla added into the blend just after the completion of fermentation, with the remainder of the cuvée made up entirely of Viura. It was extremely popular in its day in Spain, but as fashion changed in the 1980s, the
Item Number: 24569
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Francois Chidaine Touraine Rouge 2015
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91  John Gilman 
John Gilman 91 "François Chidaine is one of the finest winemakers in all of the Loire Valley, with his superbly elegant Montlouis and Vouvray bottlings properly exalted. However, his 2015 Touraine Rouge, which is composed of a blend of Côt, Cabernet Franc and Pineau d’Aunis is outstanding and a
Item Number: 21965
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Damien Coquelet Chiroubles 2015
93  John Gilman 
John Gilman 93+ "The 2015 Chiroubles from Damien Coquelet is a fine, fine follow-up to his beautiful 2014 version. The lovely and sappy nose shows just a whisper of baked fruit elements in its mélange of black cherries, pomegranate, gamebird, violets, lovely soil tones and a topnote of woodsmoke.
Item Number: 23064
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Bodegas Exopto 'Bozeto de Exopto' 2015
91  John Gilman 
John Gilman 91+ "The 2015 Bozeto de Exopto from Bodegas Exopto is comprised of a blend of fifty percent Garnacha, forty percent Tempranillo and ten percent Graciano, with the wine raised in French casks of varying age. This is a relatively new project, only started in 2003 by Bordelais winemaker
Item Number: 25006
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Billecart-Salmon 'Rose' Brut NV 1.5L
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94  James Halliday 
Wine Spectator 93 "A lovely rosé in an almost vinous style, with mouthwatering acidity and a fine, lacy mousse carrying appealing flavors of ripe raspberry, white cherry fruit, star anise, mandarin orange peel and honeysuckle. Lightly chalky on the lasting finish. Enjoy with food. Drink now
Item Number: 18369
Bottle:$159.95
Case: $479.85
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

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

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,

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

Domaine Huet 'Clos du Bourg' Vouvray Moelleux 1er Trie 2015
98  John Gilman 
Wine Spectator 97 WS TOP 1002016 Rank 66 "Concentrated, with a core of intense Jonagold apple, glazed Bosc pear, ginger cream and dried quince flavors, carried by filigreed acidity and backed by green tea, verbena, chamomile and persim- mon notes. The finish is extremely long. Best from 2018

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

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

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