Bodegas LAN, Vina Lanciano Reserva
This lovely 1994 wine from Rioja is a Reserva having spent considerable time maturing in a barrel to impart delicious oaky vanilla flavours. On the nose there are aromas of dusty earth, mushrooms, old wood, ancient library, dried plums that is expected from a mature rioja of this age. On the palate, dry, medium+ acidity, medium alcohol (12.5%), resolved silky medium tannins, full body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with flavours of savoury earth, mushroom, dried plums, prunes, tired red cherries, sweet spices, old leather. Medium+ finish.
Good quality. Classic Rioja !
Price: £59.00 (8 in Stock)
Vintage Port (bin soiled labels)
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 (4 in Stock)
Made for the first time in 1968, Vigorello is the first example of a "Supertuscan". A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with a small addition of Petit Verdot. Conditioned for 24 months in French oak barriques and about 8 months in the bottle.
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An outstanding port scoring 94 points (Robert Parker)
"One of the finest Warres I have ever tasted, this opaque purple-coloured wine is made in a drier style (a la Dow), yet it is expressive, extremely full-bodied, with superb richness, purity, and well-integrated alcohol and tannin. It possesses a great mid-palate as well as impressive length. Tasters should take note of the wealth of peppery, liquorice-scented and flavoured raspberry and blackcurrant fruit. Look for it to be ready to drink in 10-12 years, and keep for 30+. This is a profound example of Warre vintage port." Parker Wine Advocate 1996.
Price: £99.95 (12 in Stock)
Vintage Port - Magnum bottle 150cl
An outstanding port scoring 94 points (Robert Parker) "One of the finest Warres I have ever tasted, this opaque purple-coloured wine is made in a drier style (a la Dow), yet it is expressive, extremely full-bodied, with superb richness, purity, and well-integrated alcohol and tannin. It possesses a great mid-palate as well as impressive length. Tasters should take note of the wealth of peppery, liquorice-scented and flavoured raspberry and blackcurrant fruit. Look for it to be ready to drink in 10-12 years, and keep for 30+. This is a profound example of Warre vintage port." Parker Wine Advocate 1996
Price: £158.00 (2 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)
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)
96 Points (parker)
Reviews: "In a port tasting, tasting Graham's is almost like tasting a big, rich, succulent Merlot after a group of blockbuster, tannic Cabernets. Sweeter and more obvious than many ports, the opaque purple-colored 1994 is fruity, powerful, and rich, with an addictive hedonistic quality. It will be ready to drink in 8-10 years and keep for up to 30. As always, this is a showy, flamboyant port that has the advantage of being slightly sweeter than other 1994s. A great Graham's. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2035." Parker Wine Advocate 1996
Price: £89.95 (0 in Stock)
Federico Paternina Grand Reserva
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This is an outstanding Grand Reserva Rioja from a top producer. Over the years it has aged gracefully and has a fine and elegant bouquet, mellow flavours with a velvety texture and lingering finish. Smooth, full bodied and well structured.
Founded in 1896, Don Federico Paternina established his winery on a site featuring cellars dug in the 16th century in Ollauri, Rioja Alta. After passing through several hands along its history, in 2014, Marqués de la Concordia decided to adopt this historic bodega to its family of wines and are now fully committed to preserving its status as among the most beloved names in Rioja.
Price: £69.00 (0 in Stock)