Late Bottled Vintage Port - HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl Includes original gift box
Special release from the Ferreira Cellars.
When a wine is as dense, plummy and pretty as this, you're in business. It's somewhat round and fat, but it's rightly balanced by driving cherry fruit and bitter chocolate. An LBV rich enough to top off vanilla ice cream yet vital enough to be drunk by the glass is a good thing to have in the house.
Price: £38.95 (6 in Stock)
A very good port Port that has a very good complexity and mouth feel. Drinking well now as showing some maturity with a little tannin. This will hold for another decade, not as backward as some of the other port producers. 90/100 TC - Barros Tasting @ Barros Mar 2016.
Price: £79.95 (7 in Stock)
Biondi Santi - Annata
Biondi Santi's brunello di Montalcino is an elegant, age-worthy wine which is known for its brilliant garnet hue and its bouquet of berries with underlying vanilla and spice. A hint of earthiness brings balance to the finest examples.
Price: £195.00 (2 in Stock)
St Emilion Grand Cru
A great value rustic St Emilion. Medium garnet in colour, aromas of dried fruit such as raisin and fig with tertiary notes of wet leaves and vegetal, animal notes of meaty and farmyard, with a bit of sweet spice such as cinnamon. On the palate the wine is fairly simple with medium body and medium tannin.
Price: £49.95 (3 in Stock)
The 1994 Chateau Chasse-Spleen has fully developed with a medium aroma intensity of fresh red berries, dried black currants, prunes, sweet spice, cold coffee, stable floor, dry earth, gravel dust and dried herbs. At its peak and ready to drink now.
Price: £42.95 (9 in Stock)
St Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classe
Robert Parker writes of this wine... "Dark ruby/purple-coloured, with a complex, spicy, tobacco, vanilla, blackcurrant, mineral, and floral-scented nose, the 1994 is a bigger, more structured wine than the 1993, its older sibling, but is it better? The wine finishes with mouthsearing tannin, which detracts from the otherwise impressive aromatics and sweet, medium-bodied, lush attack. As I have written many times in the past, Cheval Blanc has a tendency to fatten up, put on weight, and expand both aromatically and texturally with age, so perhaps this wine will move in that direction. If it does, my rating will appear unduly conservative.
Price: £350.00 (2 in Stock)
Pauillac, 5th Growth classification
Made in an attractive, more muscular style, the 1994 displays a dark ruby/purple color, spicy, meaty, curranty aromas with a touch of cedar and earth, moderate tannin, and good flesh and structure. It may develop into an upper eighty point wine if the tannin melts away without a loss of fruit.
*Robert Parker's Wine Advocate*
Price: £74.95 (7 in Stock)
Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe
*** 92 Points Robert Parker ***
"This is one of the surprise sleeper wines of the vintage which has more successes than many people suspect in spite of all the rain. The tremendous drainage enjoyed by the Haut Brion vineyard worked in its favor during this wet September harvest. The color is deep plum/ruby with a bit of lightening at the edge. Notes of compost, truffle, earth, spice box, dried herbs, and licorice compete with sweet black cherry and currant fruit. The wine is medium-bodied, with a relatively plump, chewy feel to it. It is certainly one of the top half dozen or so wines of the vintage.
Price: £445.00 (2 in Stock)
St Julien 2eme Cru Classe
90 Points - Outstanding - Robert Parker
"It is no secret that Anthony Barton's efforts over the last decade at his St.-Julien estate, Leoville-Barton, is resulting in terrific wines at still reasonable prices. This estate has been extremely successful in recent vintages. An impressive, serious, classic Bordeaux for collectors who are willing to forget about it for at least a decade, this well-endowed offering is a 30-year wine. The dense, murky, purple color, closed aromatics, massive flavor richness, and high tannin recall the old, non-compromised, beefy, blockbuster Medocs produced thirty years ago.
Price: £89.00 (1 in Stock)
St Julien 2me Cru Classe
A garnet core with deep brick rim, slightly brighter than the 1993. The nose is very conservative upon the first couple of sniffs, but be patient because it evolves an attractive mulberry scented aromas with touches of bilberry and Satsuma. The palate is medium-bodied, harmonious, firm tannins, rather conservative but with very good weight and far more freshness and vigour that I was expecting. Quite meaty and very savoury towards the rustic finish, it is almost as if it wants to be Figeac! Very fine considering the vintage and far superior to the lamentable 1993. Drink now-2014 Tasted March 2008.
Price: £69.00 (1 in Stock)