1er Cru Les Vergers Philippe Colin
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Pauillac, 5th Growth Classification
Brilliant, vibrant, with an almost electric precision on both the nose and palate, Ch. Batailley’s 2011 is delicious, even in its youth. It has poise and elegance with lovely fresh blackcurrants on the nose and fine raspberry and blackberry fruit on the palate, mingling harmoniously with an earthy minerality. One to cellar.
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Barsac, 1er Cru Classe
***(19 points), Decanter***
"Fine, complex and elegant. Final blend under the deft guidance of Berenice Lurton will no doubt create another great vintage for Climens."
Price: £74.95 (4 in Stock)
*** 96 Points Robert Parker ***
Fifty years. A half-century after the legendary 1961 vintage, this year’s wine stood out for its extremely low yields, the result of hail, and, in June, extreme heat. The concentrated result was both beautiful and unexpected, which should herald excellent aging potential.
The opaque blue/purple-colored 2011 Palmer reveals a stunning bouquet of licorice, truffles, camphor, spring flowers, black raspberries and black currants. One of the superstars of the vintage, this brilliant 2011 possesses superb concentration and purity, medium to full body, and remarkable length of close to a minute.
Price: £285.00 (3 in Stock)
Sauternes 1er Cru Classe
***94 Points -Jeannie Cho Lee***
Opulence meets fresh acidity. Unctuous on the palate and heavier than its classic style with 150gm per litre of residual sugar, but the firm acidity balances the sweetness well. A powerful wine that will age for decades.
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Vicchiomaggio Riserva Vigna La Prima Gran Selezione
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Highlighting the range of wine styles within Chianti Classico, even at the highest level of Gran Selezione, this example from Castello Vicchiomaggio showed the less traditional side to the region. Marking it out as a more modern wine was a prominent whiff of vanilla and sweet red fruit on the nose, suggesting maturation in new French oak barriques and the use of very ripe fruit. The palate confirmed that this was a powerful Chianti Classico, with generosity and warmth – the latter evidence of relatively high alcohol – but the oak appeared more subtle on the tongue, and a typically Italianate combination of freshness and high tannin ensured this was a food-friendly fine wine, with a persistent finish.
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Distinctive fragrant esteva (rockrose) nose, indicative of the substantial Touriga Nacional contribution to the final blend. In the mouth there is a wonderful, pure fruit quality (red cherries and strawberry) denoting the fresh acidity, which underpins the wine's structure and balance. A wine of great finesse and poise.
Cockburn's 2011 Vintage Port pairs wonderfully with chocolate desserts, such as chocolate mousse, creamy blue cheeses like Stilton or Roquefort.
""Great nose here with flowers, leaves and a wet earth character. Full body, lightly sweet with a massive finish. This is muscular, toned and intense.
Price: £79.00 (8 in Stock)
Vintage Port IMPERIAL BOTTLE (6 Litre) in oak case
A rare 6Lt bottle.
Price: £895.00 (2 in Stock)
Vintage Port DOUBLE MAGNUM 3.0L
Deep purple black colour. The complex seductive nose has the archetypal Croft opulence but displays impressive depth, background and reserves of aroma. A rich, powerful fruitiness provides the backdrop for heady scents of blossom and rock rose. Luscious ripe berry fruit flavour surges though the palate. The wine’s velvety texture is underpinned by taut, muscular, perfectly integrated tannins, which provide stamina with an attractive firmness and vigour to the finish. More virile and structured than some recent Vintages from this classic house, the 2011 nevertheless displays all the rich ripe fruitiness and exotic scented character associated with the Croft house style.
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Vintage Port IMPERIAL BOTTLE 6.0L
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: £850.00 (1 in Stock)