Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2016

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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 58 r aising The b ar v ieux Maillet represents what is possible from a relatively small winery, run by a family that is constantly raising the bar. In 2004, Griet Laviale-Van Malderen and her husband Hervé took control of Vieux Maillet's six hectares located on the edge of the Pomerol plateau. One of the first orders of business was the complete renovation and modernization of the winery's cellars. Next, Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted in the vineyards, which were primarily Merlot and Cab Franc. Planted in these diverse soils, the addition of Cabernet added the much-needed depth to Vieux Maillet that has now set it apart in the region. The results are a wine that is both enjoyable in its youth but also able to mature effortlessly for over a decade. Simply stated, Vieux Maillet is just a pleasure to drink. ✦ v ieux Maillet Pomerol 2010 JS 91 » $40 "Sweet and full with a juicy ripe acidity... Vibrant and focused..." (1005244) r e F ine M en T is The k ey l ocated in Margaux, Prieure Lichine is probably best known for its time under the leadership of Alexis Lichine, who revolutionized techniques in both the vineyards and the cellar. He was also responsible for growing the Chateaux holdings significantly, acquiring parcels throughout Margaux. However, it was under the ownership of Alexis' son, Sacha, that the property truly moved into the 21st century. With the help of the Stephane Derenoncourt group, a major replanting began in the late nineties, as well as a move toward sustainable farming and radical changes in the winery. The modern-day Prieure Lichine has over 70 hectares under vine in soils consisting primarily of gravel, sand and clay. It's believed that the diversity of their many sites and expositions is what allows them to create a wine of such balance and elegance in every vintage. Yet it goes beyond terroir, as whole berry fermentation takes place in large tulip-shaped concrete tanks, before being moved to French oak (1/2 new) for 16 months of further refinement. ✦ Prieure Lichine Margaux 2010 JS 94 » $75 "Aromas of blueberries and blackberries with hints of sliced mushroom. Full and round with chewy tannins..." (1203023) b orde AU x

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