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2016 Brunello di Montalcino: Radiance Personified

In this year of incredible stress, heartache and forced changes to the way that we all have to live, there is certainly a comfort in looking at past vintages that are only now being released. Never before have these wines been more like a time capsule. There is no other vintage or category of wine that I’ve been looking forward to more than the 2016 Brunello di Montalcinos. The big question is: Do the 2016s live up to our expectations?

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Grouse Club, UK

Upholding the tradition of a proper lunch with all its bells and whistles is the informally titled Grouse Club, formed for no reason but to share the titular game bird after the Glorious Twelfth.

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St. John, London

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Vinous Favorites

2017 Tenet Wines Syrah The Pundit Columbia Valley ($25.00) 90

2017 Tenet Wines Syrah The Pundit Columbia Valley, 90 points

This hedonistic Syrah boasts kirsch, licorice and espresso scents and flavors, complicated by spices, dried herbs and a whiff of smoked meat, with its almost jammy sweetness leavened by a savory quality. A perennial Syrah value, the 2017 is especially plush, ripe and silky. (ST)

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Cellar Favorites

Montchovet 2017

2017 Domaine Didier Montchovet Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune

Why a piddling Bourgogne Hautes-Côte de Whatever? What numbskull chooses to cellar such low ranking Burgundy? And who the hell is Didier Montchovet? Pull up a chair and let me explain why I chose this particular wine.

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