41 PRODUCTS ON SALE – WEEK OF MARCH 12, 2018
OAK ROOM WINES
This week we are featuring some of the greatest wines of the world from legendary vineyards and made by legendary wine makers. Treat yourself to a special this week. You won’t be sorry…
2012 Cheval Des Andes Red Blend, Mendoza Argentina (750ml) – $79.99
Fabulous aromas of blackberry, spice and flower. Perfumed. Lavender, rose and lilac too. A wine that grows on the palate with extreme finesse and complexity that shows ultra-fine tannins, currants, and flowers. Super length. Mostly mablec with cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. Best Cheval des Andes ever? Drink or hold.
97 points, James Suckling
2012 was a warmer vintage but they harvested earlier to preserve freshness. The 2012 Cheval des Andes has more floral notes (that they attribute to the early picking) violets and lilies. While the blackberries and blackcurrants are there, they do not overpower the nose. In this vintage the final blend (which changes every year, they have no rules) was 64% Malbec, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon (a higher percentage to provide freshness in this warmer vintage) and then 8% Petit Verdot. This is a hedonistic Cheval showing the character of the vintage but with better balance and more integrated oak than in the earlier releases. They reduced the percentage of new oak to 30% and also started experimenting with some 500-liter barrels that were widely used in 2014, and the aging was longer at 14 months. The palate is powerful, and to drink at around 15 C. It gets more depth and nuanced with time in the glass. Even if young, this is polished and can be drunk starting now.
95 points, Wine Advocate
2013 Domaine Dujac Vosne Romanee aux Malconsorts 1er cru (750ml) – $299.99
Planted in 1610 from scrubland at an elevation primarily between 853 and 919 feet. It is bordered by the Grand Crus La Tâche and Les Gaudichots ou la Tâche to the north, 1er Cru Les Chaumes to the East, and to the south by 1er Cru Aux Boudots in Nuits-Saint-Georges. Only Pinot Noir is planted.
The 2013 Vosne-Romanée Aux Malconsorts is a gorgeous wine for so many reasons, but especially in the way it constantly changes in the glass. At times, it is the wine’s dark, spiced fruit that is pushed forward, while at other times, the bright, citrus-inflected notes typical of the year are more prominent. An exquisite, beautifully layered Burgundy, the 2013 Malconsorts is going to provide fabulous drinking for several decades. Next to the Beaux Monts, the Malconsorts its quite a bit more reserved. Jeremy Seysses notes that yields here were lower than in 2012.
93-95 points, Vinous
This is more restrained though here too there is a plethora of spice elements on the nose dark currant, violet, rose petal and exotic tea scents. The 2013 version of this wine is sleeker than it usually is because while there is clearly good muscle the mouth feel of the medium weight plus flavors is more refined than usual, all wrapped in a powerful, intense and mineral-driven finale. This is, in a word, terrific.
92-94 points, Allen Meadows – Burghound
The 2013 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru les Malconsorts has a touch more fruit on the nose than the Beaux Monts ’13 at this point, the aromatics possessing more volume. The palate is well balanced and very harmonious with lacy tannins that belie that depth of fruit underneath. This has more breeding than the Beaux Monts at this stage and certainly more persistency in the mouth.
92-94 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
(85% vendange entier): Bright, deep red. Much less expressive on the nose today than the Beaux Monts, with a strong element of stony minerality dominating. Densely packed and sweet but youthfully reserved, showing less obvious fruit today than the Beaumonts. But this savory, classically dry wine spreads out horizontally to coat the palate on the very long, slowly mounting back end. This fruit was picked at 11.9% potential alcohol.
92-94 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
2013 Michel Magnien Chambolle Musigny “Les Sentiers” 1 er Cru (750ml) – $122.99
The domaine’s 45 acres are spread across the villages of Morey-Saint-Denis, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, and Vosne Romanée, with holdings in several premier cru and grand cru vineyards. These include the grand crus Clos de la Roche, Clos Saint-Denis, and Charmes-Chambertin. Frédéric Magnien maintains an average vine age of 50 years
Chambolle-Musigny Sentiers 1er Cru lies directly below the grand cru of Bonnes-Mares on the Morey-Saint-Denis side of the village. The name “Sentiers” refers to a path near the vineyard that leads to Clos de Vougeot, and is from a plot purchased by Frédéric’s grandfather Bernard in 1967. The wine is a pure expression of its terroir thanks to its élevage in a combination of used oak and clay jars.
“Wines from this area tend to have a bit more structure and muscle than typical of Chambolle, but still shows the perfume and spice common to wines from this commune. Sentiers has deep soil of white marl and gives a wine that is fresh and floral on the nose with rich red-fruit flavors and minerals on the palate.”
94 points, Decanter
2013 Michel Magnien, Clos Saint Denis Grand Cru (750ml) – $219.99
First mentioned as far back as 1120, fourteenth century Morey was a place of asylum for Cistercian monks who appeared to have possessed numerous vineyards and even a winery by 1306. The appellation extends from Chambolle-Musigny to Gevrey-Chambertin and covers around 148 hectares, 80% of which are planted with grapes for red wines. It was cited for the first time in 1367, but its origins are said to date back to the 11th century. This clos belonged to the canons of the Saint Denis de Vergy Chapter. It is said that the monks have been cultivating vines there since 1203.
Clos-Saint-Denis Grand Cru is the namesake vineyard of the village of Morey and lies adjacent to Clos de la Roche. The vineyard is planted on clay-limestone soil with a mixture of iron oxide, and gives the most finesse and delicacy of Morey’s five grand crus. The wine is a pure expression of its terroir thanks to its élevage in a combination of used oak and clay jars.
Despite its proximity to Clos de la Roche, Clos-Saint-Denis tends to be more like a wine from Chambolle-Musigny with a pretty fragrance of red fruits and flowers and a supple texture on the palate. While it typically shows finesse, a great Clos-Saint-Denis should have a great intensity of flavor and length.
2010 Domaine Armand Rousseaum Mazy Chambertin Grand Cru (750ml) – $299.99
Domaine Armand Rousseau ranks with Romanée-Conti, Leflaive, Jacques Prieur, and a small handful of names that are the stuff of Burgundy legend. These domaines produce impeccable quality wines from vintage to vintage, and consistently place Burgundy at the top of the wine world.
Each of the domaine’s prestigious holdings is in Gevrey Chambertin, with the exception of Grand Cru Clos de la Roche in Morey-St. Denis. The domaine controls a remarkable 8 hectares of Grand Crus, including 6.25 acres in Chambertin and 3.45 in Clos de Bèze. Rousseau owns 5.5 acres in the famed Premier Cru Clos St. Jacques, which accounts for 40% of the total acreage and 100% of the 2.5-acre monopole, Grand Cru Clos des Ruchottes.
In August 2012, following the purchase of Château de Gevrey-Chambertin’s vineyards by its new Chinese owner, Louis Ng Chi-sing, chief operating officer at SJM Holdings in Macau, its management was entrusted to Eric Rousseau of Domaine Rousseau. The five-acre property, which includes the Château, is comprised of small plots of the grand cru and premier cru ‘Chambertin’ vineyards, while the balance is Gevrey-Chambertin AOC.
Eric Rousseau is adamant that yields should be severely limited to promote faithful expression of the individual vineyard. The wines age in barrel for 18 months before bottling. Rousseau releases its wines exactly two years after the vintage.
The 2010 Mazis-Chambertin is explosive and totally beautiful in every way. Sweet red berries, roses, mint and hard candy come together in a striking display of class. Rousseau says the Mazis gets better with age, a frightening prospect considering just how good the wine is today. An endless, seamless finish is the only fitting conclusion. The Mazis is flat-out great. Anticipated maturity: 2025-2035.”
94-96, Wine Advocate
WINES ON SALE THIS WEEK
Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc (750ml) – $13.60
Lewis Chardonnay (750ml) – $53.14
Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay (750ml) – $11.99
Kendall Jackson VR Chardonnay (750ml) – $11.99
Biltmore Pinot Grigio (750ml) – $10.27
Michael David Petite Petit Syrah (750ml) – $13.60
Love Noir Pinot Noir (750ml) – $8.57
19 Crimes Red Blend (750ml) – $7.85
Perrin Cotes Du Rhone Rosé (750ml) – $8.57
Perrin Cotes Du Rhone Rouge (750ml) – $8.57
Chapoutier Belleruche Rosé (750ml) – $11.99
Liberty School Cabernet (750ml) – $12.85
Mount Veeder Cabernet (750ml) – $31.71
Ruffino Sparkling Rosé (750ml) – $9.43
SPIRITS ON SALE THIS WEEK
Grey Goose Vodka (750ml) – $22.86
Beefeater Gin (1.75L) – $26.44
Angels Envy Bourbon (750ml) – $37.96
Kahlua (1.75ml) – $28.47
Absolute Vodka (1.75L) – $22.13
Jim Beam (1.75L) – $20.70
Talisker Storm Single Malt Scotch (750ml) – $34.51
Codigo Reposado (750ml) – $45.73
CSWS Barrel Pick
Gentleman Jack (1.75L) – $47.19
Four Roses Bourbon (1.75L) – $28.46
Admiral Nelson’s Spiced Rum (1.75L) – $12.50
Early Times (1.75L) – $15.95
Belle Meade Bourbon (750ml) – $29.33
Dewars (1.75L) – $27.61
Fireball (1.75L) – $23.30
BEERS ON SALE THIS WEEK
Bell’s Brew Pooltime Ale (12oz) – $1.99 each
Pooltime Ale is a refreshing Belgian-inspired Wheat Ale with light clove notes. The truly distinguishing feature is the use of 100% Montmorency tart cherries grown in the Traverse City region of Michigan. These cherries add a subtle tartness and bright counterpoint to the other flavors, enhancing Pooltime’s fruity character and making it the perfect beer for all summer activities.
Bells Brew Oberon (16oz) – $2.29 each
Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with our signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer. Made with only 4 ingredients, and without the use of any spices or fruit, Oberon is the color and scent of sunny afternoon.
Bell’s Brew Hath No Fury (12oz) – $2.59 each
Originally conceived along the lines of a Belgian Dubbel, Hell Hath No Fury … Ale morphed during development into something entirely different. Brewed with Belgian abbey-style yeast, Hell Hath No Fury … Ale is more akin to a roasty stout, offering warm, roasted notes of coffee & dark chocolate with fruity and clove-like aromas.
CIGARS & ACCESSORIES ON SALE THIS WEEK
March Fantastic Four Cigar Sampler!
La Aurora Preferido Blend Cameroon Robusto
La Aurora 107 Toro
La Aurora Cameroon Toro
La Aurora Corojo Robusto
4 Great Cigars to Try at a Special Price $21.39
Our March sampler features four Fantastic cigars from the oldest factory in the Dominican Republic, La Aurora
Sale prices valid through Saturday, March 17, 2018. First come, first served. No rain checks. No further discounts on sale items. May not be combined with other offers including case discounts. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Prices are subject to change.