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Great Wines for Christmas, New Release 2014s from Domaine Robert Chevillon and More Stocks of the 2015 J.J. Prüms!

by Hugh French | Nov 30, 2017

Great Wines for Christmas, New Release 2014s from Domaine Robert Chevillon and More Stocks of the 2015 J.J. Prüms!
 

Last night at MW we put together a line up of wines we thought would be great for the table on Christmas day or very well received as a present for your loved ones. There is still some limited availability of these wines so we'd like to offer them to you.

One of our favourite producers in the Cote de Nuits is Domaine Robert Chevillon. With a history dating back to the early 1900s this stunning domaine continues to produce world class wines across all levels.

Finally the ever popular J.J. Prüm offer we did earlier this year was a smashing success due to two factors. One, J.J. Prüm is an absolute rock star in the Mosel and their approach to quality winemaking is beyond reproach. Secondly, the 2015 vintage was simply stunning, hence people clambering over each other to get them into the cellar. We managed to jag another drop from the distributor and we're proud to offer them to you.

These wines are available now at our special offer prices for the next 7 days only. To place your order return the attached form, by email, by fax on 03 9419 6970 or by or calling us on 03 9419 6990.

Christmas Selection

 

Last night at MW we hosted a fantastic tasting showcasing some things we thought would be perfect for Christmas Day. All the wines showed superbly, so we thought we would offer these out for everyone to snap up at these great prices. Some of the wines however, are now in very limited supply so get in quick if something takes your fancy.  Whether for gifting or an essential part of celebrations, we think these will be perfect for the holiday season.
 

NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose
$115

Lovely stately strawberry fruit, baked apples, brioche and spice. Invigorating acidity, beautifully soft fizz, very gentle and elegant persistence.
Jancisrobinson.com, 16.5 points

 

2014 Domaine Bruno Colin Chassagne-Montrachet
$95

The 2014 Chassagne-Montrachet Village from Bruno Colin has a flattering bouquet: subtle tropical fruit, hints of smoke and pear, then hazelnut developing just behind. The palate is fresh and vibrant with a twist of sour lemon on the entry, impressive mineralité and quite an austere but compelling finish. This punches above village cru level and is strongly recommended.
Neil Martin, The Wine Advocate, 90 points

 

2014 Oakridge 864 Chardonnay
$62

Lime, white nectarine, honey and cashew, struck match and sweet spices. Medium bodied, a smooth glossy cruise through the mouth, with cool acidity, and a smoky quartz-like feel pulling it through the back palate. Delivers layers of complexity and interest, while sticking to the first rule of wine; being good to drink. Delightful. It’s in the slot now, though likely to improve further.
Gary Walsh, WineFront, 95 points
 

 

2016 Sorrenberg Chardonnay
$56

Initially the nose of the 2016 Chardonnay is a little closed but it doesn’t take long to find honeydew melon and citrus with a mealy oak overtone. This carries on to the palate combining with hints of peach and apple and slight spice from the oak. The acidity is well balanced with the oak creating a full lingering mouthfeel. This wine will cellar for 10 years plus.
Barry Morey, Sorrenberg

 

2012 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges V.V.
$99

Lightish cherry red. The aroma is startlingly different from the last few wines tasted – more savoury and earthy, perhaps a touch reduced but the red fruit blossoms on the palate. Dry, earthy, firm, a touch austere overall.
Julia Harding MW, Jancisrobinson.com, 16 points
 

 

2015 By Farr Tout Pres Pinot Noir
$99

With every year that passes, the Tout Pres vineyard’s subtleness and delicate fruit structure are becoming increasingly pronounced in the wine. The bouquet fills the glass with spicy fruit, mineral elements and a hint of integrated French oak, with the darkness and essence of the Moorabool Valley true expressions of site. This wine exhibits primary and secondary flavours, which strengthen the overall integration for a seamless finish. It is a tightly packed combination of plums and undergrowth with an edgy acidity—and one of our favourite drops.
Nick Farr, By Farr

 

2008 Luigi Einaudi Barolo 'Cannubi' DOCG
$150

The 2008 Barolo Nei Cannubi is striking. Freshly cut flowers, mint, spices and sweet red cherries are woven together in a rich, luxurious tapestry of undeniable class. The balance of richness and finesse is fabulous. Silky, polished tannins are barely perceptible, such is the elegance of the fruit. In 2008 the Cannubi is sumptuous, elegant, and flat-out beautiful. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028.
Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate, 94 points

 

2012 Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot
$115

Deep garnet-purple in color and showing a slightly reticent nose of ripe plums, blackcurrants and blackberries with touches of cedar, toast, cinnamon stick, bay leaf and pencil lead, the medium-bodied 2012 Diana Madeline displays outstanding intensity and great elegance on the palate. It has a lovely backbone of firm, fine-grained tannins and balanced acidity to carry the flavors through a finishing with great persistence. Drink it now to 2025+.
Lisa Perotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate, 95+

 

2003 Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse-de-Lalande
$230

Very deep purple. Some extremely ripe fruit on the nose. Dense but with attractive, mineral notes. Quite open and lacy. Real substance on the palate. Remarkably gentle and delicate and only then do the tannins push in. The analysis suggests the tannin level is very high but this is not obvious on the palate - well managed! Fresh note of green apples and great depth of flavour. Neat, well put together. More true to the estate's style than overwhelmed by the vintage than at many other properties.
Jancisrobinson.com, 18+

 

1998 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Merlot
$125

57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Shiraz. 
Blackberry fruit with loads of tannin still on the palate. Potent and vocal, with almost overwhelming intensity. Certainly still ageable – for decades, perhaps. The most muscular of the vintages on display.
Jancisrobinson.com, 17.5

 

2013 Rockford Basket Press
$149

It smells great, as do so many Rockford wines. Cherry and dark chocolate, tar and dried mint, a bit of spice and rosy vanilla perfume. Medium to full bodied, plum and cherry, sage and salt, open weave powdery tannin, fine acid balance, and modest length. The finish is certainly abbreviated compared to the 2014 Rifle Range, and I’d suggest that’s a more powerful Rockford experience this release. Still, good Basket Press with more complexity and nuance to come with bottle age.
Gary Walsh, WineFront, 92+

 

MW Wines Gift Certificate

We also have our MW Wines Gift Certificate available for those that fall into the 'extremely difficult to buy for' category. At any given time we have between 1,000 and 1,500 wines in our climate controlled cellars ready to go. It really does makes a great gift. Just follow this LINK and purchase a gift certificate in denominations of $50.00 from our online shop. You can search for wines on our website or for a full list of what's available contact our Sales Manager Mick Dowling on mick@mwwines.com.au

Domaine Robert Chevillon
 

Bertrand Chevillon called the 2014 "yet one more complicated and stressful vintage where a near-perfect September basically saved the harvest from what was a miserable summer. But it was a definite thrill ride as we went from a great spring with an excellent flowering to a very dry period where it hailed. The hail was dramatic as the hailstones were the size of golf balls! Thankfully the hail struck early enough that the vines were able to recover plus given the dry weather the damaged berries simply desiccated and fell off the bunches. Moreover the north wind was pretty much constant but particularly so in late August and September and this helped to keep the rot and mildew at bay. As to the much-discussed Suzukii flies we really had no trouble except for one parcel of Bourgogne that has young vines. We chose to begin picking on the 11th of September and since the crop was relatively clean there really wasn't much in the way of sorting required. Potential alcohols were in the 12 to 12.2% range which is perfectly fine for us. Yields were for the first time in several vintages comfortable and the berries had normal skin thicknesses which was an excellent plus for quality because often when you have bigger yields the skins aren't especially thick. We did our usual vinification as there was no obvious reason not to. As to wine quality I would put the 2014s between very good to excellent as they should be approachable young but there is no lack of ageability."
Allen Meadows, Burghound, Issue 61

 

2014 Nuits-Saint-Georges V.V.
$115

Smudgy ruby. Quite pale. Very ripe and opulent on the nose. Sweet start and rather less energetic than some. But lots of delivery and lots of pleasure. Just sweeter than the purist norm. 
Jancis Robinson, Jancisrobinson.com, 16.5 points

 

2014 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru 'Les Bousselots'
$155

Noticeable if not generous wood frames the super fresh nose of mostly red berry fruit aromas that are trimmed in discreet notes of earth and tea. There is a lovely sense of underlying tension to the relatively fine detailed flavors where again the tannins are on the finer side. This is both delicious and well-balanced and should reward 6 to 9 years of cellar time.
Allen Meadows, Burghound, 89-92 points

 

2014 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru 'Les Roncieres'
$155

A slightly more deeply pitched array is comprised of red currant, violets, plum, tea and again plenty of earth. The mouth feel of the middle weight flavors is slightly tighter and firmer and I like the taut muscularity displayed by the focused, powerful and long finish. This is much more obviously Nuits in style though it's not overtly rustic.
Allen Meadows, Burghound, 90-92 points

 

2014 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru 'Les Perrieres'
$175

An elegant, pure and airy nose offers up notes of red cherry, pomegranate, lavender and a hint of earth. This is much more mineral-driven than any of the prior wines with its beautifully detailed medium weight flavors that also possess focused power on the saline, dusty and balanced finish that displays sneaky length. This lovely effort will need at least a decade of bottle age.
Allen Meadows, Burghound, 90-93 points

 
 

2014 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru 'Les Chaignots'
$175

Here there are no reductive aromas which allow the spicy red and black pinot fruit scented nose to shine. The round, pure and energetic medium-bodied flavors have both good delineation and a subtle bead of minerality on the balanced finish that, somewhat curiously for Chaignots, displays a hint of rusticity.
Allen Meadows, Burghound, 89-91 points

 
 

2014 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru 'Les Pruliers'
$175

A completely different aromatic profile exhibits an earthy and brooding combination of purple fruit, smoke, humus, earth and a hint of animale. There is more size and weight as well to the concentrated flavors that coat the mouth with dry extract that also serves to buffer the markedly firm finale. This sleek but muscular effort is even tighter and will need a minimum of a decade of cellaring and 12 to 15 would be better still.
Allen Meadows, Burghound, 91-93 points

 
 

2014 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru 'Les Cailles'
$210

A more elegant and more expressive nose evidences distinctly floral notes to the spicy red and dark currant aromas that possess excellent complexity. I very much like the silky texture of the concentrated and opulent mid-palate of the delicious and equally complex middle weight flavors that exude a subtle minerality onto the beautifully long and balanced though mildly austere finish. As is usually the case this is built-to-age and will definitely need it. I would add that among the Chevillon big boys though that if you were going to try one young I would suggest this one.

Allen Meadows, Burghound, 92-94 points

 

2014 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru 'Les Vaucrains'
$210

Ample wood spice is present on the brooding and deeply pitched nose of plum, dark currant, smoked meat and sauvage scents. Though this is an overtly powerful and muscular wine the seductively textured mid-palate is velvety thanks to the copious amount of dry extract that also buffers the notably firm tannic spine on the gorgeously long finale. This strikingly good effort will be approachable somewhat earlier than usual but make no mistake this is still going to require a long stay in a cool cellar.

Allen Meadows, Burghound, 92-95 points

Joh. Jos. Prüm
 

Without a doubt there is no producer of German Riesling more recognisable than Joh. Jos. Prüm. The Mosel producer continues it's long and consistent history with another standout vintage in 2015. We had such a great response from our first release offer that when we were able to get our hands on a second, much smaller quantity from the distributor, we were eager to get these out to those who may have missed out the first time or those who have tried these fantastic wines already and need to get their hands on some more!

 

2015 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese
$81

This was the first – among very few – wines in the 2015 Prüm lineup to lead with a bit of yeasty fermentative “Mosel stink,” but that veil soon parted more than sufficiently to showcase an alliance of ripe honeydew melon with cassis, grapefruit, and hints of cress and lemon peel that subsequently lend incisive, piquant invigoration on a delicate, polished, infectiously juicy palate. Penetrating and sharply focused, but without its efficacious and enlivening acids turning at all aggressive, the tinglingly, refreshingly citric yet soothing and cooling finish serves up a shimmering array of stony, smoky, alkaline and crystalline nuances.
David Schildknecht, Vinous, 94 points

 
 

2015 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese
$97

Fresh lemon, grapefruit, quince preserves and crème de cassis combine for an attention-getting nose and a polished, rich, but insistently bright and juicy palate. The freshness and invigorating tang of citrus and apple are rare for an Auslese, but quince jelly and candied citrus peels simultaneously project confitured concentration. The seductively luscious finish is more soothing and less dynamic than that of the remarkable corresponding Spätlese, but even longer.

David Schildknecht, Vinous, 94 points
 

 

2015 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese
$110

Heady scents of lily, heliotrope, quince preserves and apple jelly set the stage for a creamy, buoyant palate performance similarly dominated by billowing floral perfume and rich fruit confiture. Although the harmonious, lusciously layered finish lacks the clarity of the corresponding Zeltinger, it displays superb persistence and incorporates a mouthwatering suffusion of mineral salts. Here is another instance where the Prüms’ general observation almost certainly holds true: Wehlener Sonnenuhr needs longer to show its potential than a wine of identical Prädikat from one of their other sites.

David Schildknecht, Vinous, 93 points

 

2015 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese GoldKapsel (375mL)
$120

“The characteristic citricity of this site has here largely given way to heady, ripely scented, drippingly luscious Persian melon and white peach, allied with quince jelly and wreathed in honeysuckle. At once creamy and delicate, this youthfully harmonious elixir introduces subtle suggestions of candied lemon and grapefruit peels on a soothingly sustained finish that incorporates strongly saliva-inducing salinity reminiscent of the collection’s Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese. Around one-third of the fruit for this was botrytis-affected, reported Katharina Prüm.

David Schildknecht, Vinous, 94 points
 


These wines are available now at our special offer prices for the next 7 days only. To place your order return the attached form, by email, by fax on 03 9419 6970 or by or calling us on 03 9419 6990.

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