Named for a 14th-century wine jug found in Avignon, Domaine du Pegau is owned and operated by the legendary Feraud family, who have overseen its vineyards for multiple generations. This wine is simply a monster, coupling thick blackberry and raspberry aromas with intense dark plum and smoked meat.
In 1946, Étienne Guigal established this domaine, which is now under the direction of his son, Marcel. Guigal produces stunning cuvées from both northern and southern Rhône appellations. Dazzling flavors of thick-cut bacon, rich black truffle, crème de cassis, and white pepper make this wine a must-have for holiday sipping.
The late Paul Avril’s son, Vincent, is in charge of this venerable estate, where he carries on his family’s traditions brilliantly. This wine has almost too many attributes to list; nevertheless, its highlights include black tea, viscous framboise, grilled meat, and garrigue, a fragrant type of Mediterranean shrubland composed of lavender, thyme, and oak.
Domaine Leflaive is known to bottle some of the richest, most enchanting, most complex whites in all of Burgundy. This pure Chardonnay has aromas of melted butter, honeysuckle, and lemon zest. On the palate the wine is viscous, revealing intense flavors of lemon meringue, wet stone, and tropical fruit.
Located in the Côte de Nuits, Domaine d’Eugénie is owned by François Pinault and managed by Michel Mallard and Frédéric Engerer, president of Chateau Latour in Bordeaux. This delicious wine reveals notes of star anise, rich dark soil, red plum, and hints of maraschino.
Perhaps the most magnificent vineyard in Burgundy, this property produces Pinot Noir that has the potential to age for decades. This exuberant vintage possesses concentrated flavors of sweet ripe cherry, saddle leather, Asian spices, and granite. The 2007 La Tâche is a rare luxury not to be missed.
Founded in Ribera del Duero by Peter Sisseck in 1995, Pingus produces this wine in frustratingly minuscule quantities. Widely acknowledged as one of the greatest wines in the world, this Tempranillo is made from vines that range from 60 to 70 years old. The exotic flavor profile progresses from black currant and vanilla to white […]
Named for the inhabitants of Numancia, who defeated the Romans in the first century B.C., Bodega Numanthia Termes in Toro produces this 100 percent Tempranillo (Tinto de Toro) from vineyards located on the south bank of the Duero River. Its spectacular bouquet of spicy new oak and blackberry pie mingles with flavors of tar and […]
Family owned since 1822, Fonseca continues to be admired by collectors as one of the finest port houses. Head winemaker David Guimaraens, the great-great-great-grandson of founder Manoel Pedro Guimaraens, upholds his family’s tradition of excellence with this vintage port, which brims with aromas of blackberry jam, white pepper, and licorice.