he Teeth of the Dog is the logical successor to Knick-Knack Paddywhack.
Retaining the Burgundian theme, this Episode takes its inspiration from the tiny Premier Cru Dent du Chien vineyard situated directly above Le Montrachet. Prior to the appellation boundary being determined in the 1936 classification, the parcel was considered part of the Grand Cru, itself the most-famous Chardonnay vineyard in the world.
Rick discovered this traditional, barrel-fermented Chardonnay at Glen Carlou in September 2018 on one of his reconnaissance missions. The wine had just been bottled and was destined for the cellar’s wine club members, but a change in the farm’s ownership resulted in a strategic rethink. Rick was only too happy to give this dog a home.
Some might say the wine is more Meursault than Chassagne in style, but Rick is not one to miss a tenuous link. Let’s call it ‘status by association’. Whatever you may think, just beware: This Episode may bite.