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: £129.00 (3 in Stock)
Bollinger Grand Annee Rose (Presented in original box as illustrated)
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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: £99.00 (5 in Stock)
La Grande Annee Champagne (presented in Original Bollinger gift Box)
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Grande Annee, the name, signifies that Bollinger's vintage champagne is only released during 'great' years.
The Grande Annee blend comes only from a particularly fine harvest. When such a harvest occurs the House selects its best wines, cru by cru and grape variety by grape variety - the key to the particular year. Each wine is individually fermented in oak casks prior to blending. On average, the blend is composed of 65% pinot noir and 35% chardonnay.
Price: £84.00 (1 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 (10 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 (2 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)
Late Bottled Vintage Port - HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl
Special release from the Ferreira Cellars.
Price: £21.95 (7 in Stock)
White Colheita Port
Feuerheerd's Colheita Port is a port from a single harvest aged in oak casks for a minimum of seven years and bottled by demand. After carefully selecting the grapes, the wine was matured in seasoned oak casks to produce a rich, mellow flavour and to show the fine balance and elegance of an old tawny.
Serve with fruit-cake or rich dessert.
Price: £29.95 (20 in Stock)
Vintage Port Half bottles 37.5cl
96/100 (Outstanding) Wine journal
94/100 (Outstanding) Wine Advocate
Reviews: "The 2007 Fonseca Vintage Port is opaque purple-colored with a high-class perfume of lavender, Asian spices, pencil lead, incense, and an amalgam of black fruits. On the palate it is voluminous with layered, succulent fruit, outstanding density, and excellent integration of tannin, acidity, and alcohol. The long finish and the wine’s impeccable balance suggest a lengthy evolution and a drinking window extending out to 2045. " Jay Miller, Wine Advocate.
"The nose is quintessential Fonseca, like a riotous party reaching its crescendo in the glass.
Price: £46.95 (2 in Stock)