Happy Hour Big Bottle Wednesday - It is Official BIG BOTTLES are now legal for SALE in the STATE of FLORIDA!!!

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 06:00 PM

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Always Drink the Good Stuff First!  - Hey I said that!!

Andrew Lampasone


There is nothing that says party like a big bottle and in case you have not heard as of July 1st it will be legal to sell bottles up to 15 liters in the state of Florida!   Thanks to our good friend Chip Lamarca who is the state representative that has been working on the bill to make this happen over the last five years and Governor Ron Desantis was here at Wine Watch to sign the bill into law!


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We have a big party planned for July 3rd and we will also be putting together an incredible offering featuring the largest list of big bottles ever offered in the state of Florida.  Those of you that know me know that I LOVE big bottles and we have an incredible collection of Magnums and 3 Liters in the store right now and I have been placing orders with some of our good friends so we can have these wines available for the holidays this year.  Never ship a big bottle over the summer months unless you are drinking it as they almost always leak this time of year, Especially the really big ones but anything larger than a magnum should wait till the fall to ship.  Here are all the 6-liter bottles and up and will be available for purchase on July 1st and some will be arriving in the fall as indicated on the offering.

Gov. DeSantis legalizes giant wine bottles in Florida

Big Bottle Party to Celebrate Summer
6 Liter to 15 Liter Bottles NOW on SALE JULY 1st!!
Party at Wine Watch - Wednesday, July 3rd
6pm

NV PHILIPPE GONET BLANC DE BLANCS BRUT SIGNATURE NEBUCHADNEZZAR (15 Liter)
2016 ALEX GAMBAL SAINT AUBIN 1ER CRU EN REMILLY JEROBOAM (3 Liter)
2009 PLUMPJACK CABERNET SAUVIGNON OAKVILLE (6 Liter)

Menu
Cheese and Charcuterie Selections
Spanish Croquette with Pata Negra and Chicken
Francesinha Portuguese Hamburger
Truffle Steak Fries with Parmesan Reggiano
King Salmon in Fried Wonton with Miso Sauce

The fee for this tasting is $95 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail Andy@winewatch.com

 

All the REALLY BIG BOTTLES ON SALE JULY 1st!!!

Champagne
Signature - Champagne Philippe Gonet

NV PHILIPPE GONET BLANC DE BLANCS BRUT SIGNATURE NEBUCHADNEZZAR
Price: $3990.00                Your Price: $3511.20
NV PHILIPPE GONET BLANC DE BLANCS BRUT SIGNATURE METHUSELAH
Price: $995.00                   Your Price: $875.60
Brought to life with the Chardonnays from our terroirs on the Côte des Blancs, the Côte de Sézanne and Montgueux, this wine is characterized by its supple freshness. Our house’s emblematic cuvée is a champagne for all occasions and reflects the style of the winemaker : mineral focused. Marrying structure and freshness, this wine develops aromas of fresh butter and brioche. Characterized by its Chardonnay fruit flavor and straightforwardness, it is both a vivacious and generous Blanc de Blancs champagne.  * Arriving in the Fall of 2024

Taittinger Brut La Francaise (1.5 Liter Magnum) | Wine.com

Taittinger Champagne Brut La Francaise Nebuchadnezzar (15 Liters)
Price: $2565                      Sale $2257.20  * Arriving in the Fall of 2024
Taittinger Champagne Brut La Francaise Balthazar (12 Liters)
Price: $1957.50                Sale $1722.60 * Arriving in the Fall of 2024
Taittinger Champagne Brut La Francaise Salamazr (9 Liters)
Price: $1350.00                Sale $1188.00 * Arriving in the Fall of 2024
Taittinger Champagne Brut La Francaise Methuselah (6 Liters)
Price: $760.00                   Sale $668.80 * Arriving in the Fall of 2024
(91 points) The current bottling of Taittinger’s “Brut La Française” shares the same cépages as the Brut Réserve (forty percent chardonnay, thirty-five percent pinot noir and twenty-five percent pinot meunier), with the wine spending one additional year aging on its fine lees prior to disgorgement. The bouquet on the wine is lovely, offering a classy blend of pear, apple, a complex base of limestone soil, bread dough, gently musky, meunier floral tones and a bit of smokiness in the upper register. On the palate the wine is bright, full and zesty, with fine mid-palate depth, youthful acids, frothy mousse and very good length and grip on the still quite primary finish. This has such nice balance that it is eminently drinkable today, but it really is still a puppy and would be happy with a bit of bottle age to allow its secondary layers of complexity to emerge.  (5/2023)  John Gilman

Burgundy

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2010 ALAIN BURGUET CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BEZE GRAND CRU (6 LITER)
Price: $3900.00                Sale Price: $3200.00
(92-94 Points)  The 2010 Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze shows plenty of muscle in its dark red fruit, minerals, mint and licorice. The Bèze is naturally very tightly wound, but there is more than enough depth and density to think it will be marvelous over time. The tension and energy of the finish are fabulous.  Vinous Media
Louis Jadot Clos Vougeot 2011 | Wine.com
2011 Louis Jadot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Methuselah (6 Liter)  
Price: $ 2081.25                Sale $1831.50  * Arriving in the Fall of 2024
(94 points)  The 2011 Jadot Clos Vougeot is absolutely stellar. The very deep and vibrant nose wafts from the glass in a blaze of red and black cherries, venison, espresso, bonfires, beautifully complex minerality, herb tones and a judicious base of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and properly reserved in personality, with a rock solid core, ripe, well-integrated tannins and superb length and grip on the very energetic and classy finish. This too could very well be a match for the outstanding 2010 version here! (Drink between 2025-2075) (12/2012) John Gilman

Louis Jadot Corton Pougets Grand Cru ...

2011 Louis Jadot Corton Pougets Domaine des Heritiers Methuselah (6 Liter)              
Price: $ 1385.00                Sale $1218.80  * Arriving in the Fall of 2024
(93 points)  Corton “Pougets” can often be a bit marked by its structure out of the blocks, but the elegance of the 2011 vintage has worked its magic on this climat and the wine is about as suave a young Pougets as I can recall tasting from Louis Jadot. The deep and very refined nose jumps from the glass in a blend of red and black cherries, gamebirds, woodsmoke, fresh herb tones, a very complex base of stony soil tones and a nice touch of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and properly reserved, with a rock solid core of fruit, firm, ripe tannins and outstanding focus and grip on the very long and youthful finish. A superb Corton. Drink between 2025-2075. (12/2012) John Gilman

2013 Louis Jadot Corton Pougets Domaine des Heritiers Methuselah (6 Liter)              
Price: $ 1385.00                Sale $1218.80                * Arriving in the Fall of 2024
(92 points)  A juicy, fleshy red, exhibiting pretty strawberry and cherry flavors tinged by oak spice. Firmly structured, elegant and silky in texture, opening with air and winding into a lingering, spicy finish. Best from 2018 through 2032.  (5/2016) Wine Spectator

2011 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru, Les Sentiers Maison Louis Jadot (6 Liter)
Price: $1275.00                Sale $1122.00                   * Arriving in the Fall of 2024

2012 Pommard 1er Cru, Clos de la Commaraine Maison Louis Jadot (6 Liter)
Price: $1125.00                Sale $990.00                      * Arriving in the Fall of 2024

 

Bordeaux
Ch√Ęteau Lynch-Bages Hand-Signed 1980s ...

1985 CHATEAU LYNCH BAGES PAUILLAC 6 LITER
Price: $3250.00                Sale Price: $2500.00
(92 points) The 1985 has been totally disarming, seductive, and sexy since birth. Its corpulence, medium to full-bodied personality, low acidity, attractive silkiness, and copious quantities of herb-tinged cassis fruit have always made this wine a winner. It is beginning to display a few signs that it is at its peak of maturity and will not get any better. In fact, it might be best consumed over the next 5-10 years. As it sat in the glass, the 1985 faded more than any other vintage, but its immense up-front pleasure cannot be denied. This is a wine to decant right before serving, and not to linger over. It is a beautiful, elegant style of Lynch Bages. It is sure to please both connoisseurs and neophytes. Wine Advocate #129 Jun 2000

Chateau Clos L'Eglise, Cotes de ...

1999 CHATEAU CLOS L'EGLISE COTES DE CASTILLON (9 Liter)
Price: $1250.00                Sale Price: $875.00

1) 2003 Chateau Pichon-Longueville au ...

2003 Chateau Pichon-Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac (6 Liter)
Price: $1950.00                Sale $1716.00
(95 Points) Wow. This shows so much ripe fruit and berry character with just the right hint of lead pencil and spice. Full-bodied and very chewy. Big and powerful. Beautiful wine. Superb. Best after 2012. 14,000 cases made.  Wine Spectator

Piedmont

Barbaresco 'Nubiola' DOCG 2013 ...

2013 Pelissero Barbaresco Nubiola ( 5 Liter)
Price: $2300.00                Sale $2024
2010 Pelissero Barbaresco Nubiola ( 5 Liter)
Price: $2700.00                Sale $2376
2013 Pelissero Barbaresco Vanotu ( 12 liter)
Price: $ 5800.00                Sale $5104.00
2013 Pelissero Barbaresco Vanotu ( 15 liter)
Price: $ 6900.00                Sale $6072.00
2013 Pelissero Barbaresco Vanotu ( 5 liter)
Price: $2300.00                Sale $2024
2011 Pelissero Barbaresco Vanotu ( 5 liter)
Price: $1675.00                Sale $1474.00

Cascina Chicco Barolo Rocche ...

2010 Cascina Chicco Barolo Rocche (15 liter) 
Price: $ 5400.00                Sale $4752.00
2015 Cascina Chicco Barolo Rocche (5 liter)
Price: $990.00                   Sale $871.20

Icardi Barolo Parej 2010 | Wine.com

2010 Icardi Barolo Parej (6 Liter)
Price: $1740.00                Sale $1531.20
2010 Icardi Barolo Parej ( 12 Liter)
Price: $ 3900.00                Sale $3432.00

Tuscany

Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve Colli ...

2006 FONTODI COLLI DELLA TOSCANA CENTRALE FLACCIANELLO (6 LITER)
Price: $2500.00                Your Price: $2200.00
(99 Points) Shows excellent color and richness for a Sangiovese, with aromas of sultana, coffee, toasty oak and vanilla bean. Full-bodied, with masses of fruit and chewy tannins. The concentration and depth of fruit and layers of tannins leave me speechless. A blockbuster. Best after 2014.-J.S. Wine Spectator

2020 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve ( 6 Liter)
Price: $ 3015.00                Sale $2653.20
2020 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve ( 12 Liter)
Price: $ 6450.00                Sale $5676.00
2019 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve ( 12 Liter)
Price: $ 6600.00                Sale $5808.00
2019 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve ( 6 Liter)
Price: $ 2910.00                Sale $2560.80
2018 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve ( 6 Liter)
Price: $ 4290.00                Sale $3775.50
2012 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve ( 12 Liter)
Price: $ 6375.00                Sale $5610.00
2011 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve ( 12 Liter)
Price: $ 6375.00                Sale $5610.00
2011 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve ( 6 Liter)
Price: $ 2955.00                Sale $2600.40
2009 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve ( 6 Liter)
Price: $ 2775.00                Sale $2442.00
1999 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve ( 12 Liter)
Price: $ 16500.00             Sale $14520.00

San Giusto a Rentennano Percarlo 2017 ...

2020 TENUTA SAN GIUSTO A RENTENNANO PERCARLO ( 6 liter)
Price: $ 3600.00                Sale $3168.00
(100 points) The 2020 Percarlo is a wine of nearly indescribable finesse and nuance. All the elements are so well balanced. In 2020, Percarlo is wonderfully understated, with mind-blowing balance and barely no perception of tannin. I don’t remember ever tasting a Percarlo with this much linear energy, tension and focus. The clean, mineral-drenched finish is unforgettable. The 2020 is, quite simply, spectacular. (AG) Inner quote mark (8/2023)  Vinous

2019 TENUTA SAN GIUSTO A RENTENNANO PERCARLO ( 6 liter)
Price: $ 2850.00                Sale $2508.00
2018 TENUTA SAN GIUSTO A RENTENNANO PERCARLO ( 6 liter)
Price: $3000.00                                Sale $2640.00
2017 TENUTA SAN GIUSTO A RENTENNANO PERCARLO ( 6 liter)
Price: $3000.00                                Sale $2640.00
2017 TENUTA SAN GIUSTO A RENTENNANO PERCARLO ( 12 liter)
Price: $ 5700.00                Sale $5016.00
2015 TENUTA SAN GIUSTO A RENTENNANO PERCARLO (6 liter)
Price: $ 3225.00                Sale $2838.00
2014 TENUTA SAN GIUSTO A RENTENNANO PERCARLO (5 liter)
Price: $ 2280.00                Sale $2006.40
2013 TENUTA SAN GIUSTO A RENTENNANO PERCARLO (5 liter)
Price: $ 2670.00                Sale $2349.00

 

2015 Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino

2015 Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino (5 liter)
Price: $ 1950.00                                Sale $1716.00
(95 points) This bottle marks the special 50th anniversary of this wine. A little red sticker on the front label commemorates the five decades that have passed since grandfather Primo Pacenti did his first harvest. The medium-weight Canalicchio di Sopra 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows a generous spread of forest fruit, licorice, blue flower, bay leaf, Provence herbs and fragrant wet soil aromas. There is a touch of earthy muskiness that some like to refer to as 'foxy.' Fruit for this Brunello represents a selection of clusters harvested over 10 hectares at 300 to 320 meters above sea level in two sites: Canalicchio and Montosoli. Canalicchio has clay soils for the structure of the wine, and Montosoli adds to the clarity of the aromas. All the vines are over 10 years old. Fermentation is in stainless steel, and aging spans 36 months in Slavonian oak casks. This wine from the warm and sunny 2015 vintage maintains its trademark crispness and freshness nonetheless. (ML) Inner quote mark (1/2020)  Wine Advocate

2013 Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino (12 liter)
Price: $ 4350.00                Sale $3828.00
2012  Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino (12 liter)
Price: $ 3900.00                Sale $3432.00
2012 Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino (5 liter)
Price: $ 1590.00                Sale $1399.20
2004 Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino (5 liter)
Price: $2025.00                                Sale $1782.00
2004 Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (12 liter)
Price: $ 8250.00                Sale $7260.00
2001 Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino (5 liter)
Price: $ 2085.00                Sale $1834.80

 

Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo Chianti ...

2016 Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (6 liter)
Price: $ 1980.00                Sale $1742.40
(98 points) The 2016 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo is another benchmark wine from Tuscany that shows the incredible potential of this iconic vintage. This beautiful single-vineyard Sangiovese reveals a graceful side with dark fruit intensity, cherry, plum, fresh violets and tilled earth. Tar, tobacco and licorice appear as delicate background tones, giving more volume and texture to the wine's sensorial impact. Vigna del Sorbo shows its own precise identity that is fiercely faithful to Sangiovese, but that also pushes the boundaries to go beyond our highest expectations of the grape in terms of color, concentration, aromatic complexity and staying power. That's the Panzano magic in a nutshell. (ML) (7/2019)  Wine Advocate

2012 Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (5 liter)
Price: $ 1740.00                Sale $1531.20
2011 Fontodi Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (5 liter)
Price: $ 1230.00                Sale $1082.40

Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia ...

1995 Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia ( 5 liter)
Price: $1425.00                Sale $1254.00
(94 Points) The 1995 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is showing very well indeed right now, with cassis, spice box, cigar, and leather, and it is long on the palate, with lovely concentration throughout. A smoky incense emerges on the finish, with dried herbs of sage and menthol.  Jeb Dunnuck
Felsina Fontalloro 1997 | Wine.com

1997 Felsina Fontalloro ( 12 Liter)
Price: $ 8400.00                Sale $7392.00
1997 Felsina Fontalloro ( 6 liter)
Price: $ 3975.00                Sale $3498.00
(92 Points) The 1997 Fontalloro may be the finest made from this single vineyard (and I have tasted them back through the early eighties). Aged two years in French oak, there are 3,000 cases of this spectacular wine. Dense ruby/purple-colored, with a chocolate espresso-scented nose infused with cherry liqueur, it is a full-bodied, sweet wine with wonderful fatness, terrific ripeness, plenty of glycerin, and a chewy, long, spicy finish. There is some tannin in this youthful offering, but its appealing flamboyance is attention-getting. It should last for 12-15+ years.  Wine Spectator

1995 Felsina Fontalloro ( 12 Liter)
Price: $ 7125.00                Sale $6270.00
1995 Felsina Fontalloro ( 6 liter)
Price: $ 3225.00                Sale $2838.00
1993  Felsina Fontalloro ( 6 liter)
Price: $3150.00                Sale $2772.00

Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna Del Piano | The Market  Place

2013 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano ( 6 Liter)
Price: $5250.00                                Sale $4620.00
(96 Points) Showing ripe and balanced fruit, the Valdicava 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano (with 15,666 bottles produced) offers many very positive attributes. The wine flaunts a slightly contemporary or international side, and it does so with extreme confidence and elegance. Much of that natural balance comes directly from the classic vintage that exhibits both the structure and acidity necessary for prolonged cellar aging. Now, in the wine's youngest phase, it offers lush primary cherry and blackberry flavors followed carefully by measured spice, toast and red rose potpourri. (ML) (1/2019)  Wine Advocate
2010 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano ( 6 Liter)
Price: $5400.00                                Sale $4752.00
2010 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano ( 9 Liter)
Price: $8250.00                               Sale $7260.00
2010 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano ( 12 Liter)
Price: $11700.00                             Sale $10296.00

The Rest of Italy

Brigaldara Amarone della Valpolicella ...

2001 Brigaldara Amarone della Valpolicella (6 Liter)
Price: $915.00                   Sale $805.20

Carmignano Carmione - Marc De Grazia ...

2021 Pratesi Carmione ( 6 liter)
Price: $675.00                   Sale $594.00

Contesa - Montepulciano d'Abruzzo ...

2015 Contesa Montepulciano Riserva ( 6 Liter)
Price: $ 675.00                  Sale $594.00

Napa Valley
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1987 CAYMUS VINEYARDS SPECIAL SELECTION CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA (6 LITER)
Price: $3800.00                Sale Price: $3200.00

Opus One 1990 | Wine.com

2002 OPUS ONE NAPA (6 LITER)
Price: $6500.00                Sale Price: $5100.00

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2008 PLUMPJACK CABERNET SAUVIGNON OAKVILLE 6 LITER
Price: $2250.00                Sale Price: $1500.00

2009 PLUMPJACK CABERNET SAUVIGNON OAKVILLE 6 LITER
rice: $2250.00                   Sale Price: $1500.00

2009 PLUMPJACK CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA 6 LITER
Price: $2500.00                Sale Price: $1800.00

2017 Dunn Howell Mt. Cabernet Sauvignon ...

1995 DUNN CABERNET SAUVIGNON HOWELL MOUNTAIN 6 LITER
Price: $2450.00                Sale Price: $1950.00

 

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