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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Type Case Size Format Price Note Rating
Red Bordeaux 2002 Talbot

3 Case 12 75cl £750£715
  • This fruity, up-front St.-Julien lacks the structure found in most 2002 Medocs, but it compensates for that with a supple, fruit-forward style, and excellent, herb-tinged, leathery, blackberry and cherry notes. Medium-bodied and pure, it will be at its finest between 2005-2015.

    88/90
    Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (149), October 2003

    Drink 2011-18 Solid and sturdy. Very thick and almost inky. Not charming but solid. When tasting it, I wondered if it were Clos du Marquis, Las Cases' second wine.

    16
    Jancis Robinson MW, October 2009

Tasting Notes
90
Red Bordeaux 2003 d'Issan

1 Case 12 75cl £850£750
  • Tasted on several occasions, the 2003 d'Issan has long been a commendable performer in a vintage that did not favour the southern Médoc. The nose is fully matured with black plum and raspberry preserve, the palate with better acidity than its peers with brown spices congregating on the rounded, easy-going finish. Maybe it has recently lost a bit of its luster but it still deserves consideration. Tasted at a private dinner in London.

    -- Neal Martin

Tasting Notes
89
Red Bordeaux 2013 La Grave a Pomerol, Trigant de Boisset

1 Case 12 75cl £260£225
  • Medium red. Aromas of red- and blackcurrant and loam are lifted by hints of flowers, licorice and tobacco. Smooth on the palate, offering flavors of red berries and dark plum. Not the last word in complexity but nicely balanced and devoid of the bitter or green tannins typical of many 2013s. Well done.

    -- Ian D'Agata86-89Ian D'AgataNot AvailableMay 2014

     

Tasting Notes
89
White Bordeaux 1956 Yquem

1 Bottle 75cl £975£825
White Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2016 Meursault 1er Cru Perrieres

2 Case 6 75cl £420£390
  • Pale, bright yellow. Aromas of mirabelle, dusty spices, crushed stone and smoky oak. Rich, plush, ripe wine with lowish acidity but good firming minerality. Thick, spicy and dry, finishing quite backward in the early going, even bitter-edged. This somewhat phenolic, brooding Perrières will need some patience.Rating: 90-92Stephen Tanzer, www.vinousmedia.com (Sep 2017)

Tasting Notes
92
Rhone Beaucastel 2001 CNDP Hommage Jacques Perrin

[Duty Paid]

1 Bottle 75cl £300£275
  • I found this bottle of 2001 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin to be slightly behind a recent bottle from my cellar. Nevertheless, it was perfumed and surprisingly open, with gorgeous cedar, charcuterie, truffle, blackberry and currant-like fruit all soaring from the glass. Full-bodied, seamless and supple, with its tannin, fruit and acidity perfectly balanced, it’s just now on the cusp of moving from its adolescent stage into the early stages of maturity. Give bottles another 3-5 years and enjoy over the following couple of decades. The blend here is the classic, foudre-aged mix of 60% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, 10% Counoise, and 10% Syrah.

    Coming mostly from a plot of old vines located behind the estate, the Perrin Family’s Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage à Jacques Perrin was first created in 1989 and is a tribute to the late Jacques Perrin, who passed away in 1978. Aged all in foudre and normally a blend of 60% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, 10% Counoise and the rest Syrah, it’s only produced in top vintages and there’s normally a scant 400-500 cases to go around. It’s an incredible, yet atypical Châteauneuf du Pape due to its high Mourvèdre content. While most vintages require upwards of a decade of cellaring, the more forward, sexy vintages can certainly be enjoyable in their youth as well.
     

Tasting Notes
96
Rhone Clos du Caillou 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reserve

1 Case 6 150cl £1,425£1,350
  • Rating

    98

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2012 - 2032

    Reviewed by

    Jeb Dunnuck

    Issue Date

    28th Feb 2017

    Source

    229, The Wine Advocate

    The largest scaled and most concentrated in the lineup is easily the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reserve, which is 70% Grenache and 30% Mourvèdre that was raised all in demi-muids. Just a flat out sensational bottle of wine, it offers tons of black currants, licorice, roasted meats and toasted spice aromas and flavors in a full-bodied, seamless, perfectly balanced style that’s drunk well since release. It’s great today, but has another decade or more of longevity.

Tasting Notes
98
Rhone Grand Veneur 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

1 Case 6 150cl £1,850£1,800
  • Rating

    100

    Release Price

    $75 - 90

    Drink Date

    2017 - 2047

    Reviewed by

     Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    31st Oct 2012

    Source

    203, The Wine Advocate

    A monumental effort meriting a perfect score, the super-rich 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a 4,000-bottle blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah from 55- to 105-year-old vines and was aged for 18 months in small oak. The wine offers majestic blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with kirsch, licorice and subtle Provencal herbs in the background. It is akin to chewing meat in the mouth given its viscosity and thickness. This utterly amazing wine comes close to being over the top, but it pulls back just in time. A massive Chateauneuf du Pape (even for a 2010), it needs 5-6 years of cellaring and should age effortlessly for 25-30 years. Bravo!  

Tasting Notes
100
Rhone Vieux Telegraphe 1994 Chateauneuf du Pape

1 Case 12 75cl £690£625
  • Rating

    93

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2003 - 2013

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    1st Jan 2003

    Source

    E2003, The Wine Advocate

    A sleeper vintage for Vieux-Telegraphe is 1994. Because this vineyard tends to mature quickly, the extraordinarily hot, dry summer allowed this estate to harvest in late August and early September, long before many other properties could, and before the rain began. The 1994 offers sweet floral, blue and black fruits intermixed with dried Provencal herbs, tree bark, and earth. Powerful, concentrated, and close to full maturity, it will last for another decade. Moreover, this wine sells for a song since the vintage does not have a reputation such as 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001.   

Tasting Notes
93
Champagne 1990 Taittinger Brut

2 Bottle 150cl £425£375
  • Rating

    90

    Release Price

    $30 - 32

    Drink Date

    NA

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    28th Feb 1997

    Source

    109, The Wine Advocate

    Taittinger's 1990 Brut may be the finest vintage Champagne I have tasted at this level for Taittinger (keep in mind that their luxury cuvee, Comtes de Champagnes, is not yet released). It seems obvious that the quality of the 1990 Champagne vintage is going to be remarkable, and the world-wide demand will be unprecedented. The message - buy them now!

Tasting Notes
90
California Araujo Estate 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard

3 Case 6 75cl £1,470£1,190
95
California Araujo Estate 2012 Eisele Vineyard Altagracia

3 Bottle 75cl £90£80
California Eisele Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Altagracia

3 Case 6 75cl £480£425
90