Vinopolis Newsletter – Wednesday New Addition Edition 11/15/2023

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Wednesday New Addition Edition
Coming Soon: Wines from Domaine Armand Rousseau, Rebholz, Schafer-Frolich, Wagner-Stempel, and more!
“Domaine Armand Rousseau Pere et Fils”
“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.”
-Frederick Wildman, Importer
Arriving Friday:
Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits 2019 750ml $2,999 pre-arrival special, only 3 bottles arriving
Burghound 98 Points “…subtle wood influence on the ripe yet cool nose that combines notes of spice, earth and floral elements with those of dark berries and poached plum. There is excellent intensity to the full-bodied, concentrated and mineral-inflected flavors that coat the palate with sappy dry extract while delivering excellent depth and persistence on the beautifully balanced and imposingly powerful if decidedly compact finale. This strikingly pure effort is already Zen-like in its sense of harmony and should prove to be remarkably long-lived. Brilliant.”
Wine Advocate 96-98 Points “The 2019 Chambertin Grand Cru is very promising, unwinding in the glass with aromas of exotic spices, grilled meats, cherries, cassis, dark chocolate, licorice and loamy soil. Full-bodied, deep and concentrated, it was the most introverted, tightly wound wine in the cellar on the day of my visit. Broad-shouldered and elegantly muscular, it’s bright and precise, concluding with a penetrating finish.”
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Arriving November 24th:
Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos-de-Beze Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits 2019 750ml $3,499 pre-arrival special, only 3 bottles arriving
Decanter 100 Points “Brooding dark fruits on the nose, super-ripe without any jamminess or overt oakiness. Splendid attack, with power and tension. The firm tannins are much more pronounced than in Chambertin, and provide a lot of grip. Truly adolescent and shouldn’t be broached for years. The fruit is currently submerged beneath the assertive structure – this has 13.7% alcohol without any chaptalisation, hence the power. It may well overtake the more elegant Chambertin in 20 years, but who knows?”
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Arriving Friday:
Schafer-Frohlich ‘Schiefergestein’ Riesling Trocken, Nahe 2020 750ml $38 pre-arrival special
Stuart Pigott – James Suckling 95 Points “Forget what you heard about this vintage in Germany, here is a very exciting exception. What a mysterious dry riesling this is, the complex nose of fresh sage, anise and flint pulling you into the staggeringly focused, mineral palate. Dangerously energetic at the explosive wet-stone finish. From organically grown grapes with Fair’n Green certification.”
Schafer-Frohlich Vulkanstein Riesling Trocken, Nahe 2020 750ml $28 pre-arrival special
Not yet reviewed, 2020 review provided for reference
Decanter 94 Points “This wine is effectively made from declassified fruit from Tim Fröhlich’s volcanic grand cru sites of Felsenberg and Kupfergrube, and it’s a hot tip for lovers of thrilling Riesling. Like all his wines, this has a reductive cloud for now but underneath lies a tropical allure with pristine flavours of passion fruit and mango. The body is slender and concentrated, with a stony, long and crystalline finish. Lovely now but this also ages well.”
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Rebholz Chardonnay R Hansjor Rebholz Spatlese Trocken 2020 750ml $39 pre-arrival special
Wine Advocate 94 Points “The 2020 Chardonnay opens with a rich and intense yet also pure and refreshing mineral bouquet with ripe fruit aromas intermingled with fine phenolic notes. Full-bodied and dense on the palate, this is a rich and intense, tightly woven Chardonnay with fine tannins, caramel nuances and saline lemon fruit on the long and complex finish.”
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“Weingut Reichsrat Von Buhl”
Reichsrat Von Buhl Bone Dry Knochentrocken Riesling, Pfalz 2021 750ml $18 pre-arrival special
Winery Note “From variegated sandstone soils with some limestone, loess and clay. Carefully fermented and aged in stainless steel on the lees until March 2022 and bottled without any fining or other technical measures. Only 12.5% alcohol, with 6.2 g/l of acidity and a barely perceptible 0.5 g/l RS. This beautiful, bone-dry Riesling features notes of stone fruits and citrus, with a lively, animating and fresh palate. It’s bone-tingly good!”
Reichsrat von Buhl Brut Trocken Riesling, Pfalz 750ml $29 pre-arrival special
Winery Note “During the last few years, Reichsrat von Buhl has created their own style in the sparkling wine range and was able to achieve an inspiring level of quality. In the future it remains their intent to constantly improve and develop this style of sparkling Sekt wine. Grapes for this 100% Riesling were selectively handpicked from the top vineyards at Von Buhl. This a perfectly clear sparkler with cool pit fruit and fine notes of brioche on the nose. With fresh acidity, a firm palate and a creamy, piquant finish, this is an exceptional bubbly.”
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“Hans Wirsching”
Hans Wirsching Iphofer Silvaner Trocken, Franken 2021 750ml $19.50 pre-arrival special
Wine Enthusiast “This white offers lots of vibrancy, with beautiful texture, sporting white chocolate notes and spice framing the citrusy core. This is long and shows complexity.”
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Wagner-Stempel Weissburgunder Trocken, Rheinhessen 2020 750ml $16.50 pre-arrival special
Wine Advocate 90 Points “The 2020 Weissburgunder Reserve is clear, pure and fresh on the nose that is reminiscent of ripe white fruits (pears) and finely milled stones. Crystalline, precise, fresh and elegant on the palate, this is a medium-bodied Pinot Blanc that is somewhat leaner than the 2019 but not less tensioned or stimulating. The finish is quite intense but in a fruity rather than a structural aspect. 13% stated alcohol. Diam cork. Tasted in January 2022.”
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Wagner-Stempel Hollberg GG Riesling, Rheinhessen 2021 750ml $49 pre-arrival special
Wine Advocate  92 Points “The Siefersheimer 2021 Höllberg Riesling GG is deep, intense and generous on the refined and elegant yet currently still untamed, darker-toned nose that intermingles yeasty with stony but also animal notes. Round and vital on the palate, this is a charming yet also vivacious, tight and persistently saline Höllenberg with a long, quite intense and mouthfilling finish with refreshing lime and lemon notes. Sustainable salinity and purity. 13% stated alcohol. Natural cork stopper. Tasted in December 2022.”
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