Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2015

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MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS Call 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) • Visit us at morrellwine.com • Complimentary delivery on all orders over $150 in NY and CT 24 BURGUNDY going againsT The gr ain T he 2011 Armand Rousseau Clos de Beze presents an excellent argument for 2011. Allen Meadows himself went on the record as saying "great wines of the 2011 vintage." 2011 has been called "The Winemakers Vintage" for Burgundy, as it was the quality-minded producers who were willing to push the envelope in both the vineyard and winery—making sacrifices—to produce a smaller set of great wines. Rousseau is renowned for the determination to translate sight-specific terroir through each of their wines. Tending all vineyards by hand and upholding all organic techniques helped a great deal in the difficult 2011 vintage. The Grand Cru Chambertin Clos de Beze may very well be the wine of the vintage. Atypical of the year and striving for perfection, this is a wine to put in the cellar that will reward patience. ✦ Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru 2011 AG 97 » $1200 "Readers who are lucky enough to find the Beze should not hesitate, as it is pure magic. At the same time, it won't be ready to deliver its full potential for a decade-plus." (1306441) soMeTiMes, less is More "Readers who can find any of the 2012s are going to be thrilled, as they are magnificent." Antonio Galloni o ne of Burgundy's top advocates of Biodynamic principels, Comte Armand has become known as the greatest producer in Pommard. Yet they didn't stop there. Having acquired parcels in Auxey-Duresses, Auxey-Duresses premier cru, Volnay and Volnay Fremiets, Comte Armand now produces an enviable selection of sight transparent Burgundy. The 2012 vintage blessed them with quality, but the challenge was in filling the tanks due to such low yields. However, with the removal of any new oak in the winery, Comte Armand has released a set of stunning, pure, brilliant wines. ✦ Comte Armand volnay 2012 AG 92–94 » $82 "An intensely perfumed and vibrant wine, the 2012 Volnay dazzles from start to finish...The last thing my notes say is: Wow!" (1303123)

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