Discounted Wines

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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Type Size Price Note Rating
Red Bordeaux 1982 Haut Brion - owc

[two damp affected labels]

1 Case 75cl £7,500£7,250
  • Wine Advocate #183
    Jun 2009 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 95 Drink: 2009 - 2035 $509-$2438
    I know Jean Delmas, whom I respect as one of the world’s greatest wine producers, has always thought the 1982 Haut Brion was similar to the 1959, but I have yet to see that. It seems to me the 1989 is closer to the 1959, another perfect wine and one of the all-time great Haut Brions. While the 1982 is a beauty, it has never hit the highest notes this vintage or terroir can achieve. Complex aromatics of scorched earth, smoked herbs, and sweet red and black currants are followed by a full-bodied, silky-textured wine, but I have never felt this offering has possessed the concentration, texture, or multidimensional personality found in such vintages as 1989, 1990, and more recent years. Nevertheless, this is essentially splitting hairs as the 1982 remains a superb Haut Brion. Seemingly less evolved than the 1990, it is capable of another 20-30 years of longevity. Perhaps there is something in reserve that will reveal itself in the next decade. Drink now-2035. Release price: ($400.00/case)

Tasting Notes
95
Red Bordeaux 1986 Mouton Rothschild - owc

[poor damp affected labels, good fills]

1 Case 75cl £8,250£7,950
  • Wine Advocate: 100

    Wine Advocate August, 1996 After stumbling over some wines I thought were high class Bordeaux, I nailed this wine in one of the blind tastings for this article. In most tastings where a great Bordeaux is inserted with California Cabernets, the Bordeaux comes across as drier, more austere, and not nearly as rich and concentrated (California wines are inevitably fruitier and more massive). To put it mildly, the 1986 Mouton-Rothschild held its own (and then some), in a flight that included the Caymus Special Selection, Stags Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23, Dunn Howell Mountain, and Joseph Phelps Eisele Vineyard. Clearly the youngest looking, most opaque and concentrated wine of the group, it tastes as if it has not budged in development since I first tasted it out of barrel in March, 1987. An enormously concentrated, massive Mouton-Rothschild, comparable in quality, but not style, to the 1982, 1959, and 1945, this impeccably made wine is still in its infancy. Interestingly, when I was in Bordeaux several years ago, I had this wine served to me blind from a magnum that had been opened and decanted 48 hours previously. Even then, it still tasted like a barrel sample! I suspect the 1986 Mouton-Rothschild requires a minimum of 15-20 more years of cellaring; it has the potential to last for 50-100 years! Given the outrageously high prices being fetched by so many of the great 1982s and 1990s (and lest I forget, the 1995 Bordeaux futures), it appears this wine might still be one of the "relative bargains" in the fine wine marketplace. I wonder how many readers will be in shape to drink it when it does finally reach full maturity?

Tasting Notes
100
Red Bordeaux 2002 Gruaud Larose

1 Case 75cl £625£595
  • A sweet, fruity, medium-bodied, surprisingly forward effort, the deep plum/purple-colored 2002 Gruaud Larose exhibits ripe aromas revealing herbaceous as well as spice notes. There is some potentially worrisome astringent tannin in the finish, but the wine’s depth augers well for this being ultimately resolved and integrated. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2018

     

Tasting Notes
90
Red Burgundy Comte Liger-Belair 2015 Clos de Vougeot

1 Bottle 75cl £3,450£2,950
93
California 2007 Peter Michael Cuvee Indigene Chardonnay

1 Case 75cl £1,800£1,400
  • Rating

    98

    Release Price

    $75

    Drink Date

    2010 - 2020

    Reviewed by

     Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    27th Feb 2010

    Source

    187, The Wine Advocate

    The amazing 2007 Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene reveals plenty of waxy, leesy, honeysuckle notes intermixed with orange marmalade, brioche, pineapple, and white citrus scents. The wine is buttressed by considerable acidity and a remarkable finish. This extraordinary effort may be the finest Cuvee Indigene I have ever tasted. Drink it over the next decade.   

     

     

     

    Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene Sonoma County

    Hazy, pale chartreuse color. An exotically perfumed nose displays heady aromas of citrus and orchard fruits, minerals, nougat and dried flowers, with a slow-mounting saffron quality. Deep, weighty pear and Meyer lemon flavors are underscored by smoky mineral and lees notes, which gain power with aeration. Smooth, spherical and strikingly persistent on the very long finish, which repeats the floral and smoky notes.

    -- Stephen Tanzer 94 Stephen Tanzer $110.00 May 2009

Tasting Notes
98
Spain 2007 Pingus

1 Case 75cl £6,250£5,850
  • THE WINE ADVOCATE: 98

     

    JAMES SUCKLING: 97

    Vintage conditions required a stricter selection for the 2007 Pingus. The aromatics are more brooding but seriously multifaceted. Smoke, pencil lead, truffle, Asian spices, blackberry, and licorice notes are followed by a chewy, dense, rich, powerful wine with fully integrated oak, savory black fruits, ripe tannins, and a decade of aging potential. Drink it from 2020 to 2037 if not longer. Jay Miller-Wine Advocate # 189 Jun 2010

Tasting Notes
98