2016 Remi Poisot Corton Bressandes

- Insane Value for Grand Cru Burgundy at $89.99

- Amazing 2016 Poisot Freshness

- Remarkable Complexity

- A Wow Wine

2016 Remi Poisot Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

- My Favorite White Grand Cru

- Top 1% Finesse

- Insane Nose: Hazelnut, Ripe Green Apples, Aged Gouda, Iodine, Huge Minerals and Grilled Nuts

- Really Intense and Deep on the Palate

Future Price Hike Warning:

Before I get into the wines, there is some news that DRC has leased vineyards in Corton

Charlemagne from Bonneau du Martray. For me, as a wine importer this means one thing. Corton Charlemagne is going up in price. Corton Charlemagne made by DRC will be the most expensive Corton Charlemagne on the Market which will increase prices for other producers (the Halo Effect).

6 Questions used to be a regular feature that I used to adore reading in the Sunday NY Times Magazine.  Now I want to bring the format to Fass Selections by featuring our favorite wine producers and their candid responses to questions. I love this format as it extends beyond the traditional wine questions and shows am irreverent human side to all the people I work with and work with us.

Recently. I had an interesting E-Mail exchange with one of our most educated customers.  He had heard that a particular wine was not “beautiful” and wanted to know if he should buy it.  I thought about it and replied that 1) the wine was not particularly beautiful and 2) whether or not he should buy it depended on whether or not what was good about the wine was something that would be useful to him at some point in the next 5 years.

I Aboslutely Love, Love, Love JanotBos 

- Gorgeous, Elegant Chardonnay Fruit

- Lovely Aromatics

- The Precision and Minerality of Top Tier German Riesling

- These Wines Represent a Unique, Incredible Style

- If I Could Design a Burgundy That I Wanted from Scratch, This Would Be It

Two Teeny Amounts of Wines from the Classic 2014 Vintage

2014 Chassagne Montrachet

- Stunning, stunning Nose of Liquid Minerals and Flowers

- World Class Energy and Denisty

- Balance Achieved by Few Winemaker

6 Questions used to be a regular feature that I used to adore reading in the Sunday NY Times Magazine.  Now I want to bring the format to Fass Selections by featuring our favorite wine producers and their candid responses to questions. I love this format as it extends beyond the traditional wine questions and shows am irreverent human side to all the people I work with and work

with us.

If People Ask for 3 Recommendations in Burgundy, I Always Make JJ Morel One of the Visits

Morel's Minimal Lack of Cellar Intervention Makes These Wines Unpredictable, Distinctive and Special

2016 JJ Morel St. Aubin Rouge

- Incredibly Low Yields in 2016

- Dark Fruits, Dense and Deep

- An Unbridled Beauty

2016 JJ Morel St.

Out of Barrel, I Ranked More 100 Pointers in 2017 than in 2015

- Smaller Quantities than in 2015

- Same Deep Fruit, Amazing Acidity, Incredible Aromatics, More Crunch

2017 Domaine de la Côte St. Epine St. Joseph St. Epine Vieilles Vignes Rouge

- From 85+ Year Old Vines, $24.99 a Bottle, $22.99 on a CASE!

- Nose of Huge Red and Black Berry Fruit

- Deep, Deep, Deep Deep Wine - Big and Ripe Yet Stunningly Fresh

- You Can't Get a Better Value in the Northern Rhone

2017 Domaine de la Côte St.

Barolo Riserva "Le Strette" 2010

- Highest Rated Vintage of the Past 30 Years

- Classic, Incredibly Well Made, Old School Barolo

- Really, Really, Really Well Made - Incredible Balance

- Intense Aromatics (Roses, Light Cherry)

- Amazing Structure - Will Age for a Decade Plus

Le Strette Nas-Cetta Pasinot 2016

- Single Vineyard, 70 Year Old Vines

- The Grape Is Related to Nebbiolo -  The Complexity of a Red

- "A Red Dressed as a White"

- Complex, Mineral, Salty, Deep, Juicy

- So Dense Y

This may be the most bizarre top 10 list I’ve ever done because I really am not generally a fan of Italian white wines.  I’ve already written a blog post about why but, in short, I find them generally fruity, overly floral and insufficiently mineral to satisfy my admittedly geeky palate.  Having said that, I’ve come across enough Italian whites that I like to (barely) fill up a top 10 list. 

I will admit that I have not boiled the ocean here.

6 Questions used to be a regular feature that I used to adore reading in the Sunday NY Times Magazine.  Now I want to bring the format to Fass Selections by featuring our favorite wine producers and their candid responses to questions. I love this format as it extends beyond the traditional wine questions and shows am irreverent human side to all the people I work with and work with us.
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