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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Type Size Price Note Rating
Red Bordeaux 2002 Montrose

3 Case 75cl £750
  • Rating

    89

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2017 - 2027

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    31st Mar 2017

    Source

    Interim End of March, The Wine Advocate

    The 2002 Montrose was a little fire-cracker in its youth and I had such high expectations. However, recent showings indicate that its either going through an awkward stage or just running out of steam. It is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot picked from 30 September until 12 October. Here, it has a healthy deep color. So far, so good. The nose is quite closed at first and perhaps even curmudgeonly, reluctantly offering blackberry, charcoal and sandalwood aromas. The palate is masculine, aloof, structured but lacking this Saint Estèphe's customary charm, with a slight dustiness on the finish. It is impressive in a surly way. The question is: Do I wish to drink such a stubborn and surly wine? Tasted January 2016.

Tasting Notes
89
Red Bordeaux 2001 Cheval Blanc

1 Case 75cl £3,600
  • Rating

    93

    Release Price

    $166 - 200

    Drink Date

    2007 - 2018

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    30th Jun 2004

    Source

    153, The Wine Advocate

    I was surprised by how soft, opulent, even voluptuous the 2001 Cheval Blanc performed out of bottle as this estate’s wines tend to shut down when young. Its deep ruby/purple color was accompanied by sweet aromas of cranberries, black currants, menthol, Asian spices, and underbrush. This seductive blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc reveals a lush sweetness, medium body, and ripe, well-integrated tannin. A racy effort filled with personality, it should be at its finest between 2007-2018.

Tasting Notes
93
Red Bordeaux 2001 Canon

1 Case 75cl £875
  • Rating

    86?

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    NA

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    31st Mar 2017

    Source

    Interim End of March, The Wine Advocate

    Tasted at the Château Canon vertical, the 2001 Canon is a good if not great contribution to the vintage, though within the context of great Right Bank wines, I am convinced that it should be better. It has a nicely defined nose that rather lacks some elegance and complexity: red pastilles, a touch of cherry liqueur and balsamic. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, quite mature for a 2001, leathery and a little loose knit with an attenuated, soy-tinged finish. This is just so-so. A second bottle is poured and granted, it is better. But it still does not match the bar set by what was a great Right Bank vintage. It just seems rather conservative, unwilling to make the effort to create a great Canon à la 2005, 2009 or 2010. Tasted October 2015.

Tasting Notes
86
Red Bordeaux 2001 Beychevelle

6 Case 75cl £925
  • Rating

    88

    Release Price

    $28 - 35

    Drink Date

    2006 - 2013

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    30th Jun 2004

    Source

    153, The Wine Advocate

    Elegant notes of damp earth, underbrush, sweet cherries, and currants arise from the modest bouquet. While a distinctive soil character dominates the fruit, it offers good richness, medium body, and moderate tannin in an elegant, stylish format. It is good to see this well-known property produce an excellent wine. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2013.

Tasting Notes
88
Red Bordeaux 1999 Mouton Rothschild

2 Case 75cl £4,400
  • Rating

    92

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2017 - 2030

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    28th Feb 2017

    Source

    229, The Wine Advocate

    Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 1999 Mouton-Rothschild is a "useful," perhaps over-looked vintage from the First Growth estate. It has a clean and precise bouquet - you could almost describe this as dainty, which I mean in a positive sense. The fruit is beautifully delineated, almost pastille-like with subtle floral scents emerging with time. The palate is fresh on the entry with supple red berries pierced by a fine line of acidity. No, it is not complex and it has lost a little substance in recent years, yet it is well balanced with sufficient depth and body on the tobacco and cedar-tinged finish. If you can put its status aside, it boils down to nothing more than a well-made, easygoing and refined Pauillac to drink now and over the next decade. Tasted December 2016.

Tasting Notes
92
Red Bordeaux 1999 Margaux

2 Case 75cl £4,100
  • Rating:

    95

    Price ($)

    NA

    Drink Date

    2016 - 2040

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    28th Oct 2016

    Source

    227, The Wine Advocate

    The 1999 Chateau Margaux has been the standout First Growth since I first tasted the wine from barrel. Now reaching its plateau of maturity, it has an understated nose at first, armed with impressive mineralité with a gorgeous graphite seam. The definition and precision here is top class. The palate is medium-bodied and smooth in texture, very harmonious and assured, surprisingly with some new oak still to be fully assimilated into the wine. The signature Margaux traits of crushed black cherries and violets comes through towards the finish, suggestions of raspberry reserve and desiccated orange peel enhancing the long finish. Perhaps I might temper my initial enthusiasm for the 1999 Château Margaux...but only slightly. It comes highly recommended. Tasted May 2016.

Tasting Notes
95
Red Bordeaux 1999 Latour

1 Case 75cl £4,800
  • Readers looking for a modern day version of Latour's magnificent 1962 or 1971 should check out the sensational 1999 Latour. It is a big, concentrated offering, exhibiting a dense ruby/purple color, and a classic nose of minerals, black currants, leather, and vanilla. The wine is long, ripe, and medium-bodied, with high levels of sweet tannin. This surprisingly full, concentrated 1999 should be drinkable in 5-6 years; it will last for three decades.

    Score: 94 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002

    A terrific effort, this sexy, open-knit, opulent effort possesses plenty of tannin, but it is largely concealed by the wine's wealth of fruit, high extraction level, and noticeable glycerin as well as unctuosity. Dense ruby/purple-colored, with a sweet, evolved nose of black fruits (cassis, leather, and blackberries), cedar, spice box, and liquid minerals, this powerful yet seamless Latour will be surprisingly accessible at an unusually young age. Long and full-bodied, with the acidity, tannin, alcohol, and wood all beautifully integrated, it will be at its finest between 2007-2030. A classic!

    Score: 93/95 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

    The opulent, rich, concentrated 1999 is atypically forward and luscious. The dense purple color is followed by precocious, sweet black cherry/cassis aromas backed up by noteworthy liquid mineral and subtle smoky new oak notes. Dense and fat, with low acidity, an opulent, chewy texture, medium to full body, superb power, and a seductive character, it will be drinkable at an unusually early age, but, given its stuffing, will last for two decades or more.

    Score: 92/94 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (128), April 2000

    big yet racy 99. Shows blackberry aromas, with a hint of spice, and is full bodied, with a solid core of fruit, firm tannins and a dark chocolate and coffee aftertaste. Wonderful texture. Goes on and on. Best after 2006.

      James Suckling, Wine Spectator (31/3/2), March 2002

    Score: 93 James Suckling, Wine Spectator (Mar 2002), March 2002

    Score: 90/94 James Suckling, Wine Spectator

    Score: 20/25 Andrew Jefford, Decanter Magazine (Jun 2000), June 2000

    Medicinal and sinewy on the nose. Exciting and vibrant. Deep-flavoured. Long but the tannins are still very evident (though in this case there seems to be enough fruit to stand up to them). Ambitious - needs quite a bit of time yet. Drink 2012-2028. Date tasted 25th June 09.

    Score: 18 Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, September 2009

Tasting Notes
94
Red Bordeaux 1999 Haut Brion

2 Case 75cl £3,800
  • Rating:

    93

    Price ($)

    $169 - 199

    Drink Date

    2007 - 2025

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    30th Apr 2002

    Source

    140, The Wine Advocate

    Deep plum, currant, and mineral notes emerge from the concentrated, beautifully balanced, pure 1999 Haut Brion. It seems to be cut from the same mold as years such as 1979 and 1985. There is a hint of graphite in the abundant fruit. The wine is medium to full-bodied, nuanced, subtle, deep, and provocatively elegant. It is made in a style that only Haut Brion appears capable of achieving. The finish is extremely long, the tannins sweet, and the overall impression one of delicacy interwoven with power and ripeness. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025.

Tasting Notes
93
Red Bordeaux 1998 Margaux

1 Case 75cl £3,850
  • Wine Advocate

    91

    The 1998 Margaux's color is a dense ruby/purple. The wine is tannic and austere, but elegant, with notes of asphalt, blackberries, acacia flowers, and sweet, toasty oak. Subtle, rich, nicely-textured, and medium-bodied, it is built for the long haul. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2030.

    Neal Martin

    94

    A deep garnet core with deep brick rim. The nose has moderate intensity, not the exuberance and exhilaration of the Haut-Brion, but expressive, with notes of blackberry, tar, a touch of leather and bilberry. What it does not have is Margaux's signature aroma of violets - this is more reserved and masculine. The palate is medium-bodied, quite peppery upon entry with good acidity and balance, yet missing the femininity and the finesse that marks out say the 1999 or the 2001. The finish is quite dry, perhaps a little dour compared to other Chateau Margaux. Tasted March 2008.

Tasting Notes
94
Red Bordeaux 1998 Latour

3 Case 75cl £4,450
  • Score: 90 Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

    Score: 90 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

    Score: 89/91 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (128), April 2000

    Score: 90/92 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (122), April 1999

Tasting Notes
90
Red Bordeaux 1994 Cheval Blanc

1 Case 75cl £3,300
  • Rating

    88

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2015 - 2023

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    29th Jul 2016

    Source

    Interim End of July, The Wine Advocate

    It is many years since I last tasted the 1994 Château Cheval Blanc. Here it has an intriguing nose with expressive Cabernet Franc aromas that develop more floral, wilted petal tones with aeration. There are touches of desiccated red cherry and bacon fat. The palate is medium-bodied and nicely structured, quite savory in the mouth and showing some austerity towards the harmonious finish. It is a little curmudgeonly perhaps and I would consume bottles in the next 5-8 years, as it is not going to go anywhere. Tasted March 2015.

Tasting Notes
88
Red Bordeaux 1993 Cheval Blanc

1 Case 75cl £3,400
  • Rating

    87

    Release Price

    $62 - 75

    Drink Date

    1997 - 2005

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    28th Feb 1997

    Source

    109, The Wine Advocate

    Dark ruby with a purple hue, this appealing style of Cheval Blanc offers the tell-tale nose of sweet black fruits, coconut, vanilla, and a touch of menthol. The wine is medium-bodied, elegant, purely made, and while it lacks volume and richness in the mouth, it is soft, delicious, and typical of this property's wines. This tasty, charming 1993 should drink well for 7-8 years.

Tasting Notes
87
Red Bordeaux 2007 Lynch Bages

1 Case 75cl £995
  • ROBERT PARKER: 88

     

    WINE SPECTATOR: 88

    Delicious, supple and close to full maturity, the 2007 Lynch Bages exhibits a dark plum/purple color with some lightening at the edge along with tobacco leaf, bay leaf, black currant and earthy, loamy notes. Medium-bodied, supple and charming, it is best drunk over the next 7-8 years. Wine Advocate.August, 2011

Tasting Notes
88
Red Bordeaux 2007 Leoville Barton

7 Case 75cl £570
  • Rating

    89+

    Release Price

    $55 - 65

    Drink Date

    2012 - 2032

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    27th Apr 2010

    Source

    188, The Wine Advocate

    This muscular, highly-extracted, structured 2007 reveals a boatload of tannin (unusual for this vintage). The wine’s dark ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of cassis, new saddle leather, and forest floor offered in a structured, backward, almost unapproachable format. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring, and if the tannins resolve themselves, it will merit a higher score. It should last for 12-20 years.

Tasting Notes
89
Red Bordeaux 2007 Leoville Barton

2 Case Mag £570
  • Rating

    89+

    Release Price

    $55 - 65

    Drink Date

    2012 - 2032

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    27th Apr 2010

    Source

    188, The Wine Advocate

    This muscular, highly-extracted, structured 2007 reveals a boatload of tannin (unusual for this vintage). The wine’s dark ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of cassis, new saddle leather, and forest floor offered in a structured, backward, almost unapproachable format. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring, and if the tannins resolve themselves, it will merit a higher score. It should last for 12-20 years.

Tasting Notes
89
Red Bordeaux 2006 Lynch Bages

2 Case 75cl £995
  • This classic, powerful, firm Lynch Bages may be as concentrated (if not more so) than the 2005. It possesses a dense purple-tinged color, tell-tale cassis notes interwoven with hints of roast beef, savory herbs, spice box and subtle oak, good acidity and ripe tannin. The result is a full-bodied, fleshy Pauillac that will benefit from another 3-4 years of cellaring. It is capable of lasting 20-25 more years. Drink 2014-2039.

    Score: 94 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (196), August 2011

    1988 or 1995-ish in style, rather than 1996, which seems to be the vintage several 2006s recall, this dense purple-colored wine displays sweet notes of creme de cassis, tobacco leaf, licorice, and some cedar and graphite. The wine has plenty of structure a la 1995 and a backward, muscular personality, but beautiful fruit on the attack and alluring purity and a nicely textured mouthfeel. The finish suggests cellaring for 3-5 years and drinking over the following two decades.

    Score: 92 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (181), February 2009

Tasting Notes
94
Red Bordeaux 2006 Leoville Barton

3 Case 75cl £595
  • Not surprisingly, this wine is closed, masculine, but super-rich, with a denser, more complete and full-bodied style than its sibling, Langoa Barton. Some toasty vanillin is apparent in the black currant aromas intermixed with tobacco leaf, cedar, and spice box. The wine is full-bodied and has a boatload of tannin, not unusual for this estate, as well as an impressively pure, long finish. Everything is here, but this wine, made with uncompromising vision, is meant to be cellared for an exceptionally long period of time. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035.

Tasting Notes
91
Red Bordeaux 2006 Leoville Barton

1 Case Mag £590
  • Not surprisingly, this wine is closed, masculine, but super-rich, with a denser, more complete and full-bodied style than its sibling, Langoa Barton. Some toasty vanillin is apparent in the black currant aromas intermixed with tobacco leaf, cedar, and spice box. The wine is full-bodied and has a boatload of tannin, not unusual for this estate, as well as an impressively pure, long finish. Everything is here, but this wine, made with uncompromising vision, is meant to be cellared for an exceptionally long period of time. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035.

Tasting Notes
91
Red Bordeaux 2009 Cos d'Estournel

1 Bottle Imperial £2,050
100
Red Bordeaux 1995 Forts de Latour

1 Case 75cl £1,650
  • Intense aromas of crushed blackberries and cassis. Full-bodied, with ripe fruit and velvety tannins. Long. Slightly one-dimensional. Needs to develop.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008. James Suckling,Wine Spectator 2007.

Tasting Notes
90
White Burgundy Leroy 2004 Corton Charlemagne

[packed in OWC 6x75]

5 Bottle 75cl £1,950
  • Domaine Leroy
    2004
    Corton-Charlemagne
    Grand Cru White 750 ml
    Score: 95
    Tasted: Apr 26, 2015
    Drink: Now+
     
    Tasting note: A still quite fresh and impressively complex nose is composed by mature green apple, pear, petrol and wet stone. There is equally superb complexity to the still hugely powerful big-bodied, unctuous and even slightly oily flavors that still manage to seem as though you're rolling rocks around in your mouth on the strikingly persistent and palate coating finish. This is a massive wine, particularly for the vintage, that is seductively textured, concentrated and muscular yet it remains precise, pure and balanced with a finale that seems to go on and on without end. For my taste this has arrived at its peak though it should easily be capable of holding her for years to come.
     

Tasting Notes
95
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