Blanc des Blancs
Includes a leather-effect Gift Box
This 2011 Blanc des Blancs is an outstanding sparkling wine from Portugal and comes from 100% Chardonnay grapes selected from a small cultivation in in Quinta do Valdoeiro.
The unique characteristics of the Chardonnay grapes produce a sparkling Blanc de Blancs wine that is pale yellow colour and medium intensity, fine bubbles and persistent bead. The aroma reveals delicate, citrus notes embedded on the creamy complexity of the "sur lies" recalling roasted almonds and bread. In the mouth there is a soft mousse and crisp acidity, forming an elegant and balanced wine.
Price: £29.95 (3 in Stock)
A 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Croft. The near perfect viticultural conditions which prevailed in the Douro Valley in 2011 was bound to allow for great things in Croft's highly regarded Quinta da Roêda. This Quinta always forms the core around which Croft craft their Vintage Port blend, yet in this excellent year all of the blend's components have been sourced from here, producing a scented, exotic and lusciously opulent style. In the words of wine-maker David guimareans, the high perfomance of Quinta da Roêda gave this vintage 'an additional layer of density and depth of flavour' with silky, integrated tannins and powerful grip on the finish.
Price: £75.00 (1 in Stock)
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A 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Messias Port. Caves Messias is an historic family owned company that 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.
Price: £69.95 (18 in Stock)
Tortoniano, Michele Chiarlo
This 2011 Tortoniano red wine is from the Nebbiolo grape grown around the town of Barolo, this wine is full and complex with a rich and intense aroma. Well structured with earthy notes and firm tannins through to an elegantly long finish.
At 18C with game, roast and grilled meats and mature cheese.
Price: £49.95 (1 in Stock)
La Spinetta - Campè
A 2011 La Spinetta Barolo Red Wine
"This is wild and exotic with dried flowers, earth, spice and berry character. Full-bodied, dense and decadent with ripe and round tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Fabulous depth. So delicious now but will improve with four to five years of bottle age."
Price: £135.00 (2 in Stock)
Gigi Rosso - Riserva Ulivo
A 2011 Gigi Rosso Barolo Red Wine
In the heart of our Arione Estate, an olive tree has survived cold Piedmontese winters for more than 100 years, a testament to the exceptional microclimate of this unique position. In the best vintages, grapes from the Ulivo vineyard (approximately 2 acres or 0.8 Ha) reach a degree of ripeness and intensity of perfume that give the wine its extraordinary bouquet. It is aged for more than four years in the barrel and then the bottle only in the fifth year can the wine legally become a Riserva. Approximately 3,900 bottles are produced (only in the best vintages).
Price: £44.95 (24 in Stock)
Domaine Michel Gaunoux
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This excellent 2011 Bourgoune Red wine is just beginning to come into its own having matured for over 8 years. Quite plush and smooth in the mouth. Pretty grippy on the medium-length finish.
Price: £19.95 (8 in Stock)
Vintage Port - Single Bottle in Presentation Box
The 2011 Burmester Vintage Port Wine is, according to Kim Marcus (Wine Spectator), an "intensely fruity" wine with great complexity and concentration, notes of "raspberries, black plums and wild cherries." This wine offers a "refined finish" with a touch of "dark chocolate, tea and brown sugar." It is a wine that, according to the critic, is ready to drink but has the ability to continue ageing during the next three decades.
"The 2011 J W Burmester has a sweeter, comparatively floral bouquet with open, generous scents of ripe dates, black plum and raisin that need to show a little more restraint.
Price: £79.95 (27 in Stock)
Vintage Port 6x75cl Bottle Case
These 2011 Vintage Port Wines from Burmester are bottled in the cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia during the second spring after the harvest; this has been the process since the beginning of the 20th century. Produced according to the traditional method of foot treading in classic stone "lagares", a Vintage is only declared in years of outstanding and exceptional quality.
The association of Vintage Port with a mature blue cheese such as Stilton is one of the great classic food and wine combinations. The soft buttery texture, mellow character and piquancy of the cheese are perfectly matched by the powerfully majestic flavours of the Vintage Port.
Price: £350.00 (4 in Stock)
Barsac, 1er Cru Classe
A 2011 Barsac 1er Cru Classe sweet white wine.
"Fine, complex and elegant. Final blend under the deft guidance of Berenice Lurton will no doubt create another great vintage for Climens."
***(19 points), Decanter***
Price: £74.95 (4 in Stock)