La Spinetta - Campè
A 2007 vintage Barolo La Spinetta red wine.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011 ***WA 95***
"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 liquorice. 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.
Price: £139.00 (2 in Stock)
A 2007 vintage Bordeaux wine from Chateau Clos du Clocher. The 2007 wine from Clos du Clocher is a well velvet-textured Pomerol, showing some of the richness of the Merlot. This is a well-balanced, intensely rich wine, the black plum fruit flavors powering through the tannins, and with a good lift of fresh acidity to finish.
Clos du Clocher is a wine estate located in the Pomerol wine-growing appellation. Clos du Clocher comprises three parcels of vineyards, 150 yards apart and situated 300 yards south of the church in Pomerol. It is surrounded by the most famous growths of the appellation.
Price: £44.95 (8 in Stock)
St Julien 2me Cru Classe
This 2007 vintage Bordeaux wine from Ducru Beaucaillou was tasted blind at Farr Vintners Bordeaux tasting; it 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.
** 92 Points - Robert Parker **
Price: £129.00 (6 in Stock)
Domaine Font de Michelle, Etienne Gonnet
The 2007 Chataeuneuf du Pape wine from Etienne Gonnet is a profound, smokey, leathery nose with an intriguing aromatic note like sandalwood. Beautiful palate with a gorgeous, silky texture, and a very sweet impression. Intense, wonderfully scented Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Producer Guilllaume Gonnet produces this Châteauneuf-du-Pape from equal quantities of Grenache and Syrah, the vines farmed biodynamically and on average, between 50 and 90 years old. That age of vine leads to an especially intense, pure Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with tonnes of dark fruit aroma, touches of mixed herbs and liquorice.
Price: £39.95 (1 in Stock)
Vintage Port MAGNUM
An outstanding 2007 Vintage Port Wine from Croft. Please note: this is a rare Magnum bottle of wine - 1.5 liters.
"There is a nice limpidity on this Croft 2007. It is not the power that strikes you but the purity with black cherries, liquorice, 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, 93/100 Points (Outstanding).
Price: £175.00 (6 in Stock)
This 2007 Vintage Port Wine is from Caves Messias; a historic family owned company that has produced high quality port since 1926. Under their care and attention they have become renown for the quality of their colheitas and vintage ports at a competitive price. The grapes coming from their Quinta do Cachao Quinta do Rei Estates.
Bottle Size: 75cl
Alcohol Content: 20% ABV
Price: £42.00 (4 in Stock)
Quevedo Vintage Port 2007 is an intense ruby colour. The nose has a lush aroma of violet nuances with marked presence of plum, grapes and cassis. The palate is dense and rich in fruit, well balanced with good tannins. It is a port full of vigour, full-bodied and with a very long finish.
Quevedo is a family run winery, where the new generation of owners, Oscar and Claudia are innovating to produce some amazing ports. Not widely known in the UK but very highly regarded amongst port aficionados this is one to stock up on.
Price: £49.95 (21 in Stock)
WINE SPECTATOR, JAMES SUCKLING: 94 POINTS
“Fascinating aromas... So much to come with age in the bottle. Very typical for Vesuvio.” - May 2010
ROBERT PARKER, THE WINE ADVOCATE: 91 POINTS
“...youthful, primary Port... tremendous depth and concentration, and a succulence which raises it above the crowd.” - February 2010
JANCIS ROBINSON MW, FINANCIAL TIMES: 17.5/20
“Lots of interesting dry tannins and herbs on the finish. Obviously very much a terroir wine. Lovely long finish.” - May 2009
DECANTER, RICHARD MAYSON: 18/20
“Nothing over-ripe here this year, yet impressive for its ripeness and opulence.
Price: £79.00 (2 in Stock)
Garrido Garcia 2007 Gran Reserva Rioja
This 2007 Gran Reserva Rioja has a nice colour. On the nose there are tobacco aromas. It is a Tempranillo with a harmonious flavours. A good Eduardo Garrido Garcia who goes well with beef stew.
Price: £22.95 (22 in Stock)
"The 2007 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port is a blend of multiple sites meant to express the house style in a great year. It displays a superb aromatic array of pencil lead, Asian spices, incense, blackberry, and floral notes. Dense, suave, and opulent on the palate, this is a mouth-filling, intense, layered wine that has superb grip and concentration. It will effortlessly age for 25+ years and still be delivering pleasure at age 50." Wine Advocate 2010
As always, Taylor Fladgate is one of the benchmarks of a declared vintage in Oporto
***96 Points Wine Advocate***
Price: £89.95 (21 in Stock)