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 (3 in Stock)
St Julien 4me Cru Classe
Beychevelle is on the rebound as evidenced by what they have accomplished over recent years. This light to medium-weight wine exhibits a dark ruby color, and a straightforward, redcurrant-scented nose with toast and earth in the background. Low acidity, high tannin, and sweet fruit result in a good impression.
Price: £89.95 (5 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 (5 in Stock)
Ch. du Tertre’s 1994 is a very successful effort in a difficult vintage. The 1994 shows a dark plum/ruby colour with a little lightening at the edge. A nose of roasted herbs intermixed with black cherry, plum, fig, and currant also has a hint of chocolate and earth. Medium-bodied, with ripe but noticeable tannin, excellent definition.
Price: £59.95 (1 in Stock)
Pauillac 5th Growth Classification - scuffed labels
*** 90 Points - Robert Parker ***
"Grand-Puy-Lacoste is the drinker's Pauillac. It is not an investment wine (having been largely forgotten by the trophy hunters and investors looking to make a quick buck), although certain vintages (1982 and 1990) have tripled in price. Grand-Puy-Lacoste, usually loaded with character and personality, has enjoyed three fine vintages in 1993-95, with each of these years under-priced for such quality. The 1994 has turned out to be an outstanding effort for this estate. The wine reveals even more flesh than it did prior to bottling, as well as the high tannin that marks many of this vintage's wines.
Price: £94.00 (4 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: £395.00 (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)
St Estephe Second Grand Cru classé
*** 91 Points Outstanding - Robert Parker ***
Montrose has been one of Bordeaux's most consistently successful chateaux since 1989. An opaque purple color suggests a wine of considerable intensity. One of the most successful 1994s of the northern Medoc, the wine's closed aromatics offer jammy black fruits, plums, spice, and earth. On the palate, there is impressive extract, purity, and copious amounts of sweet blackcurrant fruit nicely balanced by moderate yet ripe tannin. Medium-bodied, with excellent to outstanding concentration, this impressive Montrose should be close to full maturity with another 4-5 years of cellaring.
Price: £139.00 (2 in Stock)
Margaux, 4th Growth Classification
The successful 1994 exhibits an intense, dark purple colour, sweet, spicy, cedary, jammy aromas, classic, medium to full-bodied, tannic, backward flavors, and excellent length and overall purity. This may be the largest-framed, most concentrated Prieure-Lichine made in the past 30 years.
Price: £59.95 (11 in Stock)