St Julien 2me Growth Classification (MAGNUM Format 150cl)
Now fully mature, this medium-bodied, stylish wine has good black currant fruit, a complex, yet restrained bouquet of cedar and spices, and a good crisp, clean finish.
The vineyards at Leoville Poyferre originally formed part of the great Leoville estate. Following the death of Marquis de la Cases, the vast property was split into three; the Marquis’ son Jean-Pierre took the third that is now Leoville Las Cases, the Marquis’ daughter, Jeanne’s share became what we know as Leoville Poyferre following her marriage to the Baron de Poyferre and the final third was auctioned off and purchased by Hugh Barton.
Price: £295.00 (2 in Stock)
Pauillac 5me Cru Classe (Mid-Shoulder, bin soiled labels)
Neal Martin gave it 91 points, after a 2009 tasting: "Ex-cellar bottle tasted blind at the Lynch Bages vertical. After two disappointing bottles of the Lynch ’66, finally, a truly representative one. Deep garnet colour, clear with dark brick rim. This has a very alluring nose that uncoils slowly, roasted herbs, cedar, graphite, a touch of crushed stone and raspberry leaf. It gains intensity all the time in the glass. Just a beautiful palate, very well balanced, firm tannins, touches of cedar, pencil lead, a hint of orange rind/mandarin, very harmonious and focused although not quite the persistency of a true great.
Price: £149.00 (1 in Stock)
Pauillac, 5th Growth Classification
The Pontet Canet has a good, dark ruby colour. The bouquet of wood and ripe plums is enjoyable, and not complex. In the mouth, the wine has plump, chunky, fruity flavors of good intensity
Price: £99.00 (13 in Stock)
Corvo, a classic Sicilian wine, is produced from Sicilian vines cultivated on warm, sunny hills. Aged in oak barrels it is distinguished by its round, full-bodied and persistent flavour. Together with Corvo Bianco, Corvo Rosso was the first wine to be bottled in Sicily, back in 1824, and is now the best known red wine in Italy thanks to its excellent quality/price ratio and consistent quality. Extremely versatile, it goes well with grilled and roast meats and medium-aged cheeses.
Price: £59.00 (1 in Stock)
Champagne - Brut
"Definitely fully mature champagne. Amber colour with a rather low key nose initially which opened out to something attractive and lightly sherrified nose that really speaks to the jamon iberico we're served at this dinner at Taillevent organised by François Audouze, his 170th wine dinner. Very deep and rich yet dry. Real lift to this wine but it also has a deep, throat- warming finish. There's a note of cheddar on the nose. Very clean and revitalising. Rich and dense." Jancis Robinson
Price: £595.00 (18 in Stock)
"This is an extraordinary house that seems to have been particularly successful with its vintage port since 1977. The 1966 is a top success for that vintage; in fact, it would be hard to find a better port from that year." Robert Parker, Wine Buyer Guide.
Price: £189.00 (11 in Stock)
Vintage Port (UK Bottled Michael Morgan Ltd)
Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. It excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavours. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports. The 1966 is a top success for that vintage and is fully mature, but will hold for 15 or more years.
Price: £225.00 (8 in Stock)
Vintage Port UK Bottling
Graham's is a great port house, producing one of the deepest-coloured and sweetest styles of vintage port. Along with Taylor's and Fonseca, Graham's has probably been the most consistent producer of great port in the post- World War II era. Their vintage ports are truly sublime and sumptuous. The 1966 is full, vigorous, rich and classy on the palate. Not too sweet. This is a big concentrated, very fine example. Bags of life ahead of it.
Price: £225.00 (4 in Stock)
Vecio Friul - Riserva Ducale
75cl - 44° alc.
Aged in prestigious Oak barrels.
Distilled from pomace – the leftover grape skins, seeds, stalks and pulp from the wine press – grappa was invented by frugal Italian wine producers keen to extract the last drop of value from their grapes.
Price: £119.00 (4 in Stock)