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Dear Friends and Wine Lovers,

If you crave the monumental richness and intensity of Amarone you won’t want to miss the Tenuta Sant’Antonio, La Bandina, 2001. Born in the Valpolicella region of Italy, it is often described as a baby Amarone because it is produced by the same method where Corvina grapes are harvested late and allowed to dry in special ventilated rooms. The grapes slowly raisinate concentrating the remaining sugars and melding the flavors into a hedonistic, syrupy, powerhouse of a wine. This is not a wine for the timid.

Gambero Rosso magazine, Italy’s wine authority calls it “...simply one of the best (Valpolicella) we have ever tasted…. You are immersed in a heap of aromas of a rare complexity, ranging from mountain herbs to flowers, damp earth, spices and much more. The palate is explosive but well gauged, the fruit is juicy and the finish is a delight.”

It has won Gambero Rosso’s, Due Bicchieri for six years in a row. In 2001 it was upgraded to Tre Bicchieri, the highest honor given to only the very best wines in Italy.

As you know, any Amarone worth its straw mat sells for over $50. We are offering the Tenuta Sant’Antonio, La Bandina, which has sold for $38.99…..for $29.99, another incredible value from your friends at Le Du’s Wines.

Tenuta Sant’Antonio, La Bandina, 2001 - $29.99
10% discount for 6 bottles
15% discount for 12 bottles

Please note that for this special offer, the six bottle discount rate will not be available through our website. Please order by either phone - 212-924-6999 or by e-mailing us at - Sales.

CHATEAU ANGELUS DINNER
We are pleased to announce the second of our fall series of wine dinners...

db_bistro Chateau Angelus Dinner
Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00pm
Daniel Boulud’s - DB Bistro Moderne
55 West 44th Street

In France the ringing of bells to announce a set of prayers to commemorate the Annunciation and the Incarnation is called the Angelus. In the oldest part of the Chateau Angelus vineyard you can hear the bells from the three neighboring churches.

Chateau Angelus has been owned by the De Bouard family for four generations. While the wines have always been excellent and worthy of their classification in the top tier of the wines of St Emilion, the arrival of perfectionist Hubert de Bouard at the helm of the winery in the mid-eighties has taken the quality of this fabled vineyard to new heights. Robert Parker wrote that “it is only justice that Angelus was elevated to premier grand cru status in 1996’s reclassification”.

Hubert, who will be our host for this dinner, is making some of the greatest wines in Bordeaux, wines that rival in quality the 2 standard bearers of the St Emilion appellation, Cheval Blanc and Ausone.

Please join us for this wonderful evening of Daniel Boulud’s food, and the best of Right Bank Bordeaux. We will be pouring the following wines…

La Fleur de Bouard, Lalande de Pomerol 2003
“It is a noteworthy success in a challenging vintage for this region” - 89 pts Robert Parker.

La Fleur de Bouard, Lalande de Pomerol 2000
“It is a tour de force in winemaking, as so many of the Bouard efforts tend to be” - 95 pts Robert Parker.

Chateau Angelus, St Emilion 2001
“A brilliant performance by Hubert de Bouard” - 93 pts Robert Parker.

Chateau Angelus, St Emilion 2000
“one of the greatest Angelus made to date” - 96-98 pts Robert Parker.

Chateau Angelus, St Emilion 1998
“A dazzling effort” - 93 pts Robert Parker.

Chateau Angelus, St Emilion 1995
“This is the most concentrated of the 1995 St. Emilion premier grand crus… It is not to be missed!” - 95 pts Robert Parker

Seating is very limited for this dinner so reserve early!
Menu will be posted shortly.
Price is $195 per person including tax & gratuity.
Please RSVP to Andy or call 212-924-6999

FREE UPCOMING IN-STORE TASTINGS
Please join us on Thursday September 28th, from 5:30-8:00pm for a tasting of some very special wines. Meg O’Connell from Polaner Imports will be on hand to pour and enlighten us.

First from Galicia in the northwest of Spain we will be pouring what might be the best Albarino on the market today, the Pazo de Senorans 2005. Albarino, one of the great white food wines of the world is crisp and aromatic and pairs beautifully with any seafood. For $23.99 this wine has the depth of bottles twice the price.

From the French southwest we are pouring the Laplace Madiran 2001 which is made from Tannat with a bit of Cabernet Franc and a dab of Cabernet Sauvignon. Decant this one to soften up the tannins then pair it with a grilled hanger steak. It doesn’t get better for $12.99

The Los Planos Syrah 2004 is 100% syrah from Roussillon which sits along the French Mediterranean. This wine has serious fruit concentration for only $12.99

The Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva 2001 expresses the classic 2001 Tuscan vintage with lots of red currants, licorice, and tobacco in an earthy, muscular format for only $25.99

Montrachet Maybe you missed our one year Anniversary party where we poured 24 wines from all over the world…… it’s also possible that you were too busy to attend our free tasting and seminar with the great Alsatian winemaker Phillipe Blanck…. If you admit you couldn’t make it to our free Pinot Noir tasting which featured some of the finest American Pinots, pay attention because we are giving fair warning to all wine lovers.

Do not miss our spectacular, free Burgundy tasting featuring the wines of Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard, this Saturday, September 30th from 3-6pm!!

Here’s what we will be pouring...

Bourgogne Blanc - 86 pts from Burghound.
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Les Caillerets’ - 92 pts. from Burghound
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Les Vergers’ - 91 pts from Burghound
Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru - 93 pts from Burghound
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Morgeot’ (Rouge) - 88 pts from Burghound
Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard - Volnay 1er Cru ‘Clos des Chenes’ - 89 pts from Burghound

You read that right... we will be pouring four Premier Crus and one Grand Cru Burgundy, all from the magnificent 2004 vintage... free... in our store... it doesn’t get better than that.

All wines were crafted by Richard Fontaine from Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard, one of the most exacting winemakers in Chassagne-Montrachet. These wines are classically styled and highly rated... another very special event from your friends at Le Dû’s Wines.

Don't forget, there's 10% discount on all wines poured in our tasting sessions.

Jean-LucOUR FALL SEMINAR SERIES CONTINUES...
Join "James Beard Award Winner" Jean Luc Le Dû and guest lecturers in a series of weekly tastings and discussions appropriate for wine lovers of all levels. Wine is more than a beverage of pleasure; it is a constantly changing landscape of history, geography, art and science. Drawing on his vast knowledge, unique experiences and extensive travels, Jean Luc will use a clear and unpretentious approach to help you understand and navigate mondo vino.

Jean Luc Le Dû has lectured at Degustibus @ Macy's, The Institute of Culinary Education, The Hamptons Food & Wine Festival and The Santa Barbra Uncorked Festival. As a sommelier he has organized many international level wine tastings for clients such as Christie's and Restaurant Daniel.

For reservations call 212-924-6999 or e-mail Andy.
All Seminars run from 6:30-8:00pm and are held in the store.
15% discount on any three seminars.

Wednesday, September 27 - White Burgundy - $75
Wednesday, October 4 - American Pinot Noir - $75
Wednesday, October 11 - A Tour of Northern Italy - $60
Wednesday, October 18 - The World’s Best Wine Values - $50
Wednesday, October 25 - Jean Luc’s Favorite Wine Regions - $70

We hope to see you here...

Jean-Luc Le Dû.

Event Cancellation Policy
Payment is required in full at time of reservation to guarantee a seat. Cancellations received less than two weeks but more than three days prior to each seminar will be refunded with store credit only. Cancellations received within three days of each seminar will not be refunded.

 
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