Madeira is made on the volcanic island of the same name situated in the Atlantic ocean some 400 miles off the North African coast. The sub-tropical island was discovered in 1419 and named for the word for wood or timber.
This sweet, amber-tinged Madeira, has keen acidity and a long and mellow finish, with a certain delicacy.
*Bottled in 2014
Price: £79.95 (6 in Stock)
1994 Single Harvest Tawny Port (450 cl) Jeroboam Size
The 1994 Grahams Single Harvest has incredible aromas of dried fruit leaping from the glass. The palate is intensely flavoured with lovely notes of dried orange, and spice wrapped up in a full-bodied smooth texture. This is offset by a lovely note of molasses and figs. Perfectly balanced with a long finish this Graham’s 1994 Tawny Port is a treat and a rarity.
Price: £545.00 (1 in Stock)
Quinta do Passadouro, Vintage Port
In the nose a lot of alcohol. It has a powerful nose but it’s not very complex. Liquorice, dark fruit, dark chocolate. There is also an amaretto cookie element coming through which is quite nice.
Taste: A creamy velvet texture. At the start a lot of freshness which is followed up very quickly with a lot of alcohol that attacks the palate. Dried fruit, some liquorice, and a really nice acidity.
Price: £69.95 (6 in Stock)
Faustino Reserva Edicion Especial
The 2001 Faustino Rioja Reserva shows a translucent red-purple colour with a nose of
quality rich dark red fruit and lively flower notes of violet. The tannins are soft and firm; the wine has high acidity, it is well balanced and harmonious, well structured, with good complexity, sour plums, light spiciness, and medium length aftertaste.
Price: £39.95 (24 in Stock)
Marques de Caceres Rioja Gran Reserva
This rioja Cosecha from the good 1994 vintage has aged gracefully into a classic old gran reserva Rioja, with a garnet and mahogany colour, mellow aromas of coffee, leather and saddle leather, and a long, elegant and drying finish.
Price: £49.95 (6 in Stock)
Knipser - Pinot Rosè Brut Nature
The winery Knipser from Laumersheim in the Palatinate is an outstanding German winery. The critics of the Gault Millau count the Palatine Knipser with the highest rating of 5 stars even the world's top. The special thing about Knipser wine is the consistently high quality: whether red or white, under the direction of Volker, Werner and Stephan Knipser, great wines are constantly being produced. It was first the Knipser red wine, by which the winery from the Palatinate became famous in the 90s. A proven way of the winery Knipser it is also to offer wines until the ripe for sale. Partially, the wine in Laumersheim stored for years in the winery, before it is brought to maturity at the best maturity.
Price: £59.00 (10 in Stock)
100 Points – Wine Spectator
"In a word, superb. It's full-bodied, moderately sweet and incredibly tannic, but there's amazing finesse and refinement to the texture, not to mention fabulous, concentrated aromas of raspberries, violets and other flowers. Perhaps the greatest Taylor ever, it's better than either the '92 or the '70, though it's very like the '70 in structure."
This classically made, opaque purple-coloured wine is crammed with black fruits (blueberries and cassis). It reveals high tannin and a reserved style, but it is enormously constituted with massive body, a formidable mid-palate, and exceptional length.
Price: £149.50 (1 in Stock)
Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe
This is an interesting as well as great vintage for Latour. As indicated in my barrel tasting report, Latour's 1994 possesses an atypically high percentage of Merlot (27%) in the final blend. Because of this, the wine appears to have a sweeter, more fleshy texture than is typical for a young Latour, but do not make the mistake of thinking this will be a commercially-styled, easy to drink wine. It exhibits an opaque dark ruby/purple color, and a backward, intense textbook nose of walnut and cassis scents complemented by smoky pain grille notes that build in the glass. This full-bodied, powerful, layered Latour reveals high tannin, but no bitterness or astringency.
Price: £419.00 (0 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 (0 in Stock)
Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe
*** 91 Points - Robert Parker ***
The 1994 appears to be the finest Mouton-Rothschild made following the 1986 and before the 1995's conception. The wine exhibits a dense, saturated purple color, followed by a classic Mouton nose of sweet black fruits intermingled with smoke, pain grillee, spice, and cedar. Medium to full-bodied, with outstanding concentration, a layered feel, plenty of tannin, and rich, concentrated fruit, this wine is similar to the fine 1988. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025. By the way, the Dutch artist, Appel, has created a gorgeous label for the 1994. Although Mouton-Rothschild can be among the most inconsistent first-growths, …
Price: £389.00 (0 in Stock)