La Spinetta - Campè
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011
"There is no doubt the 2007 Barolo Campe is impressive. It is a beautifully balanced wine layered with opulent super-ripe fruit new leather and licorice. The French oak is beautifully balanced in this broad-shouldered Barolo while the fruit avoids the overripe tendencies of the past. The wine holds up perfectly in the glass which hasn't always been the case. Tar licorice and spices wrap around the intense finish. This is the finest vintage of Campe to date. Kudos to Giorgio Rivetti and his team for this fabulous effort." Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.
Price: £139.00 (2 in Stock)
Bollinger Grand Annee Rose (Presented in original box as illustrated)
Classic and refined with all the finesse and elegance one expects from the house of Bollinger. Red wine from 'La Côte aux Enfants' in Aÿ is added to the Grand Année to give this beautifully structured, complex, mature, biscuity rosé.
Price: £89.00 (4 in Stock)
The 2007 Charmail possesses great intensity, an inky purple colour to the rim, a tremendous nose of minerals, white acacia flowers, creme de cassis, and black cherries, with some licorice, vanilla, and smoke in the background. This intense, full-throttle offering is made from a blend of 50% Merlot and equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Price: £22.95 (12 in Stock)
Chateau de Sales is Pomerol's largest vineyard, and produces this well-rounded, approachable and early-maturing wine. With a medium weight on the palate, the wine has plenty of savoury-sweet fruit and well-polished tannins, accompanied by aromas of caramel and earth. The 2007 vintage is drinking well now.
Price: £34.95 (5 in Stock)
St Julien 2me Cru Classe
** 92 Points - Robert Parker **
Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 2007 Bordeaux tasting. The 2007 Ducru Beaucaillou has a generous red cherry and wild strawberry bouquet armed with very good fruit concentration. The palate is medium-bodied, fleshy in the mouth with slightly lower acidity than its peers. Harmonious and velvety smooth, there is a fair amount of new oak here, but it is very well integrated with a caressing finish. It still has that Burgundian flair. This is excellent considering the growing season. Tasted March 2015. The Wine Advocate 2015*
Price: £129.00 (6 in Stock)
St Julien, 2me Cru Classe
The ever-impressive Gruaud has punched well above its weight in 2007. It is quite simply one of the most sumptuous, upfront, early-drinking Gruauds we have ever tasted. The intensely rich, pure, fresh nose is followed by generous, creamy, raspberry and blackcurrant fruit that seduces the senses while cedar and licorice add complexity. Without even a hint of the astringency that is apparent in many 2007s, this is as good as some wines double the price, and certainly more enjoyable.
Price: £79.95 (9 in Stock)
Pauillac 2eme Cru Classe
Made up of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon and 26% Merlot, this is a richly perfumed, perfectly poised Pauillac. The palate has a rich ball of fruit, with complex spiciness and impressive depth of flavour. The texture is smooth and supple, with good structure, and freshness. Ready to drink now, the finish is long, fine and very classy.
Price: £99.00 (1 in Stock)
St Emilion Grand Cru
Aromas of blackberry with a touch of liquorice spice and mint. Juicy and intensely flavoured, with sweetened dark berry, violet and menthol flavours. Dense with a great length and grippy tannins.
Price: £36.95 (1 in Stock)
Vintage Port MAGNUM
93/100 (Outstanding) Wine Journal
"There is a nice limpidity on this Croft 2007. It is not the power that strikes you but the purity with black cherries, liquorices, violets and a hint of iodine. Very tight and focused. The palate is full-bodied with chewy tannins on the entry, pure blackberry, raspberry, white pepper and Asian spice towards the finish. Very fine focus, very pure and harmonious. Sensuous finish but it just tapers away when I need more grip and assertiveness. Still, this is a lovely Croft." Neil Martin , Wine Journal
Price: £175.00 (6 in Stock)
*** 100 Points Wine Spectator ***
This has a superb nose of rich, ripe berry fruit with the typical slightly austere and firm reserve of Dow. Analytically drier than usual, it is still blessed with dense fruit on the palate, a magnificent structure, weight and impressively long finish. On this showing, Dow is a strong candidate for wine of the vintage.
Wine Spectator Awards Perfect Score to World-Renowned Port Producer Dow's 2007 Vintage Port, from the Oporto, Portugal based producer, has been awarded a perfect 100-point score from Wine Spectator magazine in the May 31 issue. Only 70 wines have ever been awarded a perfect score by the magazine, who called this Port "The greatest Dow ever made.
Price: £120.00 (7 in Stock)