2017 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti

The wine of Prince de Conti, Romanee-Conti Grand Cru is velvety, seductive and mysterious. The most Proustian of all great wines: concealed in the secret aromas of fading rose petals, much like Romanee-Conti 1956.

Considered the pinnacle of Burgundy, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti produces some of the world’s most revered wines from its tiny vineyards in Vosne-Romanee. Two of the Domaine’s seven Grand Cru vineyards – La Romanée-Conti and La Tache – are monopoles (appellations entirely owned by the Domaine) and unarguably the greatest vineyards in Burgundy. Richebourg, Romanee-St.-Vivant, Grands-Echezeaux, Echezeaux, and Montrachet (in Chassagne) are also Grand Cru vineyards, yielding sublime wines that are among the most highly-sought, seductive and rarest in the world.

2015 Bois-Malot, Bordeaux Supérieur

Château Bois-Malot is located in St-Loubes and situated on the shoreline of the Dordogne River. The soils are clay and light limestone with a subsoil of red pebbles and clay. The wine is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc and is aged for 18 months in tanks, followed by six months in barrels.

If you like framboise you will adore this wine — 2015 was a huge success for this property. As in most years, this wine tastes and smells of raspberries and earth, but with a gentle middle and a soft finish due to the extraordinary vintage. Round, seductive, and filled with easy-drinking character. Great party wine, and a super value.

2015 Bois-Malot, Bordeaux Supérieur – SKU 1368301 (klwines.com)