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 7 CHAMPAGNE The besT oF iTs Kind a perfectly mature bottle of Champagne is an experience like no other. From the house of Billecart-Salmon, we find the 100% Blanc de Noirs, Clos Saint-Hilaire, both a wine and a vintage that has been hailed as magnificent. Billecart-Salmon is the oldest, continuously family- owned house in Champagne, with a style that looks more to freshness and balanced acidity than anything else. The old-vine Clos St. Hilaire hails from a single hectare of Pinot Noir from this prestigious, walled-in vineyard. To this day, the '96 Clos Saint Hilaire is considered the greatest expression ever produced of this fabled Champagne. ✦ Billecart Salmon le Clos Saint Hilaire 1996 AG 96 » $455 "...Seductive and utterly compelling..." (1801027) insTanT gr aTiFicaTion T he 2005 vintage did not produce wines for the cellar, but is a tremendous vintage for immediate satisfaction. The Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee is a perfect example. The house style is known for its classic and timeless representation of Champagne. The Coeur de Cuvee is a blend of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir, all from estate vineyards, with a vine age of fifty years or older. It is aged ten months in cask, yet without malolactic fermentation. The result is one of pure finesse and vibrancy, which demands your attention as it evolves in the glass. ✦ vilmart & Cie 1er Cru Coeur de Cuvee 2005 wS 95 » $145 "Highly aromatic, with mulling spices and dried tea rose notes lacing pureed blackberry and plum pie flavors, this is vibrant and refined..." (1802041) an experience liKe no oTher T arlant La Vigne d'Antan is a wine like no other. It starts with the soil, in a vineyard where we find ungrafted Chardonnay vines, which is the only one of its kind. This is the result of an extremely high content of sand, which allows the vines to thrive without the fear of phylloxera. Yet, it was also the experience, passion and respect of terroir shown by Jean-Mary Tarlant which brought these wines to life. As winemaking has passed to the new generation, we see that very little has changed, and that's exactly how we like it . ✦ Tarlant la vigne d'Antan 2002 AG 96 » $230 "...utterly breathtaking from the very first taste...Readers who can find the 2002 should not hesitate, as it is magnificent." (1802051)

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