Pop's Wines & Spirits

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March 23, 2012

                                                            

They say $50 (Wine Spectator), we say $42+, when bought by the case!!
..... 94 points too!!
You want a big name? You could pay $150 for a 2009 Lynch Bages (96 points) or you can buy almost four bottles of Monbousquet (94 points)

You want price? You can find this in New York City for $89.95 per bottle!

".....2009 is the greatest vintage I have tasted in Bordeaux since 1982, of which it is a modern-day version, but greatly improved. It is more consistent....."
Robert Parker

“This very structured, but polished, style shows a solid coat of coffee for the large core of crushed fig, plum sauce and steeped black currant fruit. Stays dense, but has a strong graphite and iron edge buried deeply on the finish, which should let this assimilate in the cellar. Lovely mineral, sanguine edge. Beautifully built. Best from 2014 through 2030.” ($50)
94 points, Wine Spectator, March 31, 2012

2009 Chateau Monbousquet, St Emilion Grand Cru, 750ml
$57.29 - Good Wine Stores
$51.56 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$45.83 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$515.61 - Pop's Case Price
Limited! We have good supply, but we may see very brisk sales


They say $22 (WineReviewOnline.com), we say $19+, when bought by the case!!
..... 91 points too!!

“I love authentic Sancerre, such as this one, because it transmits an earthy chalky edginess, along with the grapefruity side of Sauvignon Blanc. The 2010 Chateau de Sancerre has length and body, elements often lacking in modern Sancerre. It virtually sparkles on the tongue, which makes it easy to recommend.”($22)
91 points, WineReviewOnline.com, March 20, 2012

2010 Sancerre, Chateau de Sancerre, Marnier-Lapostolle, 750ml
$26.25 - Good Wine Stores
$23.62 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$21.00 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$236.25 - Pop's Case Price


Read this review.....
..... 90 points too!!
Ahh...... the Tanzer review, always conservative compares to 92-94 for the other reviewers. Other 90 point Tanzer scores: $35, $80, $45, $37. You seeing what I'm seeing?

“Bright dark red. Sweeter on the nose than the 2010, offering scents and flavors of currant, plum, mocha and earth. At once saline and sweet, and a bit more concentrated than the 2010. The fat middle palate is nicely framed by harmonious acidity. Finishes broad, spicy and long, with a fine dusting of tannins that spread out to coat the palate. Lovely balance here.”
90 points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Mar/Apr 12

2009 Durigutti Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina, 750ml
$18.10 - Good Wine Stores
$16.29 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$14.48 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$162.90 - Pop's Case Price
Limited!!


They say $22 (Wine Enthusiast), we say $14+, when bought by the case!..... 91 points too!!
"They packed a lot of flavor into this rich Chardonnay for the price. It’s toasty buttery and popcorny from winemaker treatment, with ripe fruit notes of pineapples and exotic tropical fruits. A brisk streak of minerals and acidity provides clean balance." ($22)
91 points, Editor’s Choice, The Wine Enthusiast, February, 2012

2009 Cambria Chardonnay, Katherine's Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley, 750ml
$19.35 - Good Wine Stores
$17.41 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$15.48 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$174.15 - Pop's Case Price


94 points from the best Burgundy reviewer.....
“An unusually high-toned nose also displays a touch of wood that sets off subtle lower register notes of earth and humus that carry over to the textured and relatively supple medium weight plus flavors that possess excellent dry extract levels that completely buffer the firm and dense tannins on the deep, long and sappy finish. Terrific quality here but again, for the patient. Outstanding!”
94 points, Burghound, Allen Meadows, Issue 42, May 06, 2011

2008 Pommard, Grand Clos des Epenots, Premier Cru, Doamine de Courcel, 750ml
$113.15 - Good Wine Stores
$101.83 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$90.52 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$1018.35 - Pop's Case Price
Limited!!


Declassified $65 Chassagne Montrachet.....
"The best basic French Chardonnay Values come from The Best Vintages Declassifications. 2009 is a great year in Burgundy.

Domaine Rene Lequin-Colin makes 2 wines: (1) a fabulous Chassagne-Montrachet which is rich and decadent and so wonderful with persistent minerality and a long, long aftertaste that goes and goes... and is a terrific buy at $65.99 a bottle. But, that said, the 25% of the batch that they didn't feel was good enough for the $65.99 bottle of wine... TASTES REALLY GOOD when it's $18+ (by the case.)

That's what happens in Burgundy. You make some (1) Great wine and you make some (2) Everyday wine... which has on the label simply: BOURGOGNE BLANC - the more they take from the great wine, the better it is... and the happier the EVERYDAY DRINKER becomes."
Ted Clark, Wine Consultant, Pop's Wines & Spirits, March, 2012

2009 Bourgogne Blanc, Chardonnay, Rene Lequin-Colin, 750ml
$24.15 - Good Wine Stores
$21.73 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$19.32 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$217.35 - Pop's Case Price


   

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