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 (1 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)
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 (10 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)
CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE VIEILLES VIGNES, DOM. VILLENEUVE
*** 94 Points Robert Parker ***
This estate did not offer their 2008 for tasting, but they have hit the bull’s eye with their brilliant 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape. Aged 80% in tank and 20% in old barrels, this blend of 70% Grenache, 16% Mourvedre, and the rest Syrah, Cinsault, and the white grape Clairette is made from vines that average 65 years of age (some are over 100 years). This dense ruby/purple-hued offering smells like the essence of raspberry jam intermixed with boysenberries and blueberries. Exceptionally pure, with a layered mouthfeel and sweet tannin, this is undeniably the finest wine made by Proprietor Stanislas Wallut since he purchased Domaine de Villeneuve in 1992.
Price: £59.45 (11 in Stock)