Just Tasted! Top 5 From France

If you weren’t fully aware, the post-holiday months of January and February are a wine professional’s ideal time to taste. From massive Italian tastings to boutique wineries revealing their latest vintage, I must say that the past few weeks have been chockfull of slurping, spitting and note-taking. Over the next 3 days, I am illuminating my top 5 picks from France, Italy and America. We had to obtain as much possible from these phenomenal estates, so there is decent inventory, for now. I still recommend acting fast, largely since I plan on securing some for my personal cellar! Today, I give you the best of France, and I'm not surprised that all 5 happen to be from the outstanding 2012 vintage!

2012 Mission Haut-Brion - $225

2012 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape
Hommage a Jacques Perrin - $405

2012 Denis Mortet - Gevrey-Chambertin VV- $120

2012 Jamet - Cote-Rotie - $120 

2012 Jacques-Frederic Mugnier
Nuits St Georges Clos de la Marechale 1er Cru - $108