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California 2014 Opus One - owc 6x75

1 Case 75cl £1,550
  • Rating

    96

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2019 - 2047

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    31st Oct 2017

    Source

    233, The Wine Advocate

    Blended of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec, the Opus One 2014 Proprietary Red Wine sports an inky purple color and nose of crushed black and red currants, black cherries and mulberries with touches of underbrush, sautéed herbs and pencil shavings plus a waft of spice box. Medium-bodied, finely crafted and with an energetic line lifting the red and black fruits, it has a bold frame of grainy tannins and a very long, earth and spice-layered finish.

Tasting Notes
96
Champagne 2009 Dom Perignon

3 Case 75cl £550
  • “Released before the ‘tighter’ 2008, the standout character of the 2009 according to chef de cave Richard Geoffroy is ‘fruit, glorious, fruit’. With its floral nose, taffeta texture and linear finish, this balances power and restraint with precision and charm.

    Score: 97 Steven Spurrier, Decanter.com, September 2017

    This is a DP that shows the ripeness of the 2009 vintage yet remains full of energy. Gorgeous aromas of cream, apple, mango, honeysuckle, and chalk follow through to a full body and super fine, tight texture. Dense and agile. Vinous. It’s like a top grand cru white Burgundy. Think Batard-Montrachet. More depth than the 2006. Drink now.

    Score: 97 James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, July 2017

    There's a subtle power to this graceful Champagne, which boasts a firm, crystalline frame of acidity married to the fine, satinlike mousse and notes of white raspberry, brioche and Earl Grey tea. Seamless through to the long finish of smoke and spice accents, this opens beautifully in the glass. Drink now through 2029.

    Score: 96 Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, September 2017

    Unbroken sun through August and early September helped to shape an idyllic harvest, on 12th September. Superb maturity of fruit in flawless health has produced a wine with wafting scents of both fresh and confit of spiced lemon and wild cherry. Despite the heat, the wine has freshness, vitality and length. Still a youngster, this will grow greatly by 2019. A more stylish son of the '03, and cousin of the slender and charming '06. Disgorged June 2016. Drinking Window 2019 - 2027

    Score: 96 Michael Edwards, Decanter.com, May 2017

Tasting Notes
97
Red Bordeaux 2001 Mouton Rothschild - owc

1 Case 75cl £4,600
  • The 2001 Mouton Rothschild, a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc from low yields of 28 hectoliters per hectare, was quite closed and nearly impenetrable when I tasted it in 2003. It exhibits a dense ruby/purple color and a hint of new saddle leather intermixed with espresso, black currant liqueur, and Asian spices. The wine is dense on the attack, but excruciatingly tannic and backward, with medium to full body and a certain austerity/angularity in the finish. As I indicated last year, this wine needs to flesh out for it to merit a higher score. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035.

    Score: 90/92Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

Tasting Notes
92
Red Bordeaux 1989 Mouton Rothschild - owc

1 Case 75cl £4,900
  • Considering the vintages and the estate, Mouton's performances in 1989 and 1990 are puzzling. I have tasted these wines multiple times since my last reviews appeared in print. The 1989 Mouton-Rothschild is the superior wine, but in no sense is this a compelling wine if compared to the Moutons produced in 1995, 1986, and 1982. The 1989 displays a dark ruby color that is already beginning to reveal significant lightening at the edge. The bouquet is surprisingly evolved, offering up scents of cedar, sweet black fruits, lead pencil, and toasty oak. This elegant, medium-bodied restrained wine is beautifully made, stylish, and not dissimilar to the 1985. It is an excellent to outstanding Mouton that should be close to full maturity in 4-5 years; it will drink well for 15-20.

Tasting Notes
90
Red Bordeaux 1986 Mouton Rothschild - owc

1 Case 75cl £9,400
  • Deep garnet-black colour. An incredible array of aromas on the nose: blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, espresso, leather, black olive and loam. The palate is absolutely seamless from first impression to finish, effortlessly building layers of complexity in the mouth and leading to a very long, earth and spice finish. I can’t see how this could possibly be improvement so have no alternative but concede perfection. Drink now to 2045+. Tasted March 2009.

Tasting Notes
100
Champagne 2008 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses

3 Case 75cl £1,795
  • A wine of explosive power and energy, the 2008 Clos des Goisses is magnificent. A host of citrus, white flower, lemon confit and orchard fruit overtones race across the palate in a Goisses of striking precision, delineation and tension. The bright flavor profile is very Chardonnay-dominant at this early stage, while the weight and textural depth of the Pinot is especially evident on the mid-palate and finish. I tasted the 2008 from a bottle in disgorgement trials, so my rating is therefore in parentheses. If the commercial wine is anything like this bottle, readers will be in for a treat, as the 2008 Goisses is shaping up to be a magical Champagne.

    Score: 95 - 98

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media.com Maturity: 2023-205801 July 2017

Tasting Notes
98
Australia 2006 Standish The Relic Shiraz

[lying Crown Cellars Hong Kong]

1 Case 75cl £350
93
Red Bordeaux 2010 Margaux

1 Case Mag £6,750
  • The 2010 is a brilliant Chateau Margaux, as one might expect in this vintage. The percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blend hit 90%, the balance Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and only 38% of the crop made it into the Chateau Margaux. Paul Pontallier, the administrator, told me that this wine has even higher levels of tannin than some other extraordinary vintages such as 2005, 2000, 1996, etc. Deep purple, pure and intense, with floral notes, tremendous opulence and palate presence, this is a wine of considerable nobility. With loads of blueberry, black currant and violet-infused fruit and a heady alcohol level above 13.5% (although that looks modest compared to several other first growths, particularly Chateau Latour and Chateau Haut-Brion), its beautifully sweet texture, ripe tannin, abundant depth and profound finish all make for another near-perfect wine that should age effortlessly for 30-40 years.

    Score: 99 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (205), March 2013

    2010 Chateau Margaux: Paul Pontallier was rattling off some interesting statistics about Chateau Margaux. The 2000 (a great, great wine) was 13.1% natural alcohol, the 2005 13.1%, the 2009 13.2%, and the 2010, the highest ever measured, 13.5%. That is still nearly one degree less than the Pauillac first-growth of Chateau Latour at 14.4%. This blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc (representing only 38% of the total production) has the classic, quintessential Margaux character of spring flowers, almost cool-climate precision, medium body, and a seamless integration of tannin, wood and alcohol. The blue and black fruit characteristics are present, and the wine restrained. The most measured and polished of all the first growths I tasted, it is also less concentrated than any of the other first growths, but the elegance is classic. The harvest finished on October 15, which was not their latest by any means. This is one of the few first growths of 2010 where the tannins are remarkably delicate and sweet, and the softness of this wine will provide magical drinking at a relatively early age, yet its balance and concentration will carry it for 20 or more years.

    Score: 96/98 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, May 2011

Tasting Notes
99
Red Burgundy Dujac 2015 Charmes Chambertin

1 Bottle Mag £685
  • This is more aromatically restrained still as the earthy and sauvage-tinged nose only grudgingly provides glimpses of the pretty lavender, spice, tea and red cherry aromas. This possesses an interesting palate impression as the mid-palate is round, supple and caressing yet the finish is dusty, firm, serious and borderline rustic. I suspect that this will loosen up quickly such that it will be approachable after only 7 to 8 years yet require 15 to 18 to arrive at its full peak.

    Score: 92/94 Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (65), January 2017

Tasting Notes
94
Red Burgundy Dujac 2015 Charmes Chambertin - oc 3x75

1 Case 75cl £995
  • This is more aromatically restrained still as the earthy and sauvage-tinged nose only grudgingly provides glimpses of the pretty lavender, spice, tea and red cherry aromas. This possesses an interesting palate impression as the mid-palate is round, supple and caressing yet the finish is dusty, firm, serious and borderline rustic. I suspect that this will loosen up quickly such that it will be approachable after only 7 to 8 years yet require 15 to 18 to arrive at its full peak.

    Score: 92/94 Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (65), January 2017

Tasting Notes
94
Red Bordeaux 1989 Petrus

1 Bottle 75cl £3,300
  • Robert Parker Multi-millionaire collectors will have fun comparing the 1989 and 1990 Petrus. The 1989 has a slightly more saturated color, and seems more tightly knit both aromatically and on the palate. However, this is splitting hairs, as this is another stunningly opulent, rich, full-bodied, amazingly concentrated, exotic, flamboyant Petrus that remains remarkably youthful, and in need of 7-8 more years of bottle age. Additionally, the tannins are slightly more elevated, at least from a tactile impression. However, the 1989 looks to be another 30-year wine, with extraordinary equilibrium between all of its component parts. An amazing effort!

Tasting Notes
100
Red Bordeaux 2009 Forts de Latour - 6x75

1 Case 75cl £995
  • Possibly the best second wine ever made at Latour (and I love how the 1982 is drinking at age 30), the 2009 Les Forts de Latour is composed of two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot blended with a tiny dollop of Petit Verdot, and finished at 13.5% alcohol. Juicy notes of creme de cassis, licorice, camphor, smoke and crushed rocks are followed by a rich, unctuously textured, thick, juicy, exceptionally pure, long wine. This beauty will be at its finest in several years and should keep for three decades. Proprietor Francois Pinault and his director, Frederic Engerer, have pulled out all the stops to produce one of the most monumental Latour's ever made. Score: 95

Tasting Notes
95
Australia 2010 Penfolds Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

1 Case 75cl £1,350
  • Deep garnet-purple in color and sporting a very forward and expressive, creme de cassis-led nose with hints of dried mint, dark chocolate and cigar boxes plus a whiff of dried herbs following, the full-bodied 2010 Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich, concentrated and classic Barossa Cabernet style shaped by medium to firm, grainy tannins and crisp acid. It finishes very long. Drink now to 2015+.   

Tasting Notes
92
Australia 2010 Henschke Hill of Grace - 3x75

3 Case 75cl £1,200
  • Rating

    99

    Release Price

    $800

    Drink Date

    2017 - 2035

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    29th Jun 2015

    Source

    219, The Wine Advocate

    Medium garnet in color, the 2010 Shiraz Hill of Grace reveals a slightly reticent yet beguiling nose of kirsch, dried mulberries and plum preserves with nuances of star anise, potpourri, cloves, dusty earth and menthol. Medium to full-bodied with youthfully taut, mouth-filling perfumed berry preserves and exotic spice flavors, the fruit is well framed by rounded, polished tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with incredible length. It could still benefit from 2-4 years in bottle before entering its drinking window but is already stunning.

Tasting Notes
99
Australia 2010 Penfolds Grange - owc 6x75

3 Case 75cl £1,850
  • Rating

    99

    2022 - 2040

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    31st Oct 2014

    Source

    215, The Wine Advocate

    The 2010 Grange is a 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 96% Shiraz blend made from Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Magill Estate fruit that was aged 17 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads. Very deep purple-black in color, this is classic Grange - amongst the finest produced - replete with fresh, vibrant and youthful black fruit notes showing some blueberry aromas and accents of camphor, anise and the slightest floral hint plus a whiff of oak in the background to lend a cedar-laced lift to this textbook Shiraz nose. Medium to full-bodied in the mouth, it is very taut and finely constructed showing typically firm, grainy, uniform tannins, great concentration and wonderful persistence on the finish. If I have any very slight complaint of this near perfect wine it is that it seems a little too clinical and appears to speak less of the land and the heart of South Australia and more of the very skilled winemaking than did the Grange from the magical 2008 vintage.

Tasting Notes
99
California 2013 Opus One - owc 6x75

1 Case 75cl £1,500
  • Rating

    97+

    Release Price

    $280

    Drink Date

    2016 - 2046

    Reviewed by

     Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    30th Dec 2016

    Source

    228, The Wine Advocate

    The 2013 Opus One, a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec, is a beauty. Velvety textured, without a had edge to be found, notes of crème de cassis, blueberry, subtle wood and floral notes gently rise from the wine’s dense purple color. Beautifully full-bodied and extraordinarily elegant and pure, this is certainly one of their great achievements over the last 37 years. The wine has an exquisite finish and can be drunk now or cellared for 25-30 years.

Tasting Notes
97
New Zealand 2014 Folium Pinot Noir

1 Case 75cl £205
Italy 2012 Isole e Olena Cepparello

2 Bottle Double Mag £250
  • The 2012 Cepparello is just as compelling as it has always been. Sweet, ample and generous from the outset, the 2012 shows all of its pedigree, even at this early stage. Radiant fruit and exquisite aromatics make a strong opening statement as the wine fleshes out in the glass. Ample, creamy and super-expressive, the 2012 is shaping up to be a superb Cepparello. The only thing the 2012 needs is time. An up and down year with hot temperatures in July and early August, followed by rain in September forced DeMarchi to be especially selective and bottle only the best lots. Production is down to 30,000 bottles from 36,000 in 2013 and 32,400 in 2011.

Tasting Notes
97
Italy 2011 Tignanello - 6x75

1 Case 75cl £375
  • Kirsch, rose petal, pomegranate, exotic spices and mint are woven together in a fabric of notable class in the 2011 Tignanello. An exotic wine that captures the essence of the year, the 2011 is endowed with magnificent complexity, nuance and class. The silky, polished finish makes the 2011 incredibly appealing today, but the wines from this site have always aged very well. The 2011 is going to need time to shed some of its baby fat, but it will always remain extroverted and racy to the core. I can't wait to see how the 2011 ages.

     

Tasting Notes
95
Italy 2011 Mascarello Barolo Monprivato - 6x75

1 Case 75cl £475
  • Mauro Mascarello's 2011 Barolo Monprivato is soft, open-knit and surprisingly ready to go today. Dried cherry, anise, crushed flowers, mint and sweet tobacco all find support in a pretty fabric framed by silky, inviting tannins. The 2011 is not a huge Monprivato, but it does offer good balance in a restrained, mid-weight style, even by this wine's historical standards. I have seen Monprivato gain considerable depth and intensity in bottle. It will be interesting to see what happens here. In 2011, Mascarello did not bottle their flagship Riserva Ca'd' Morissio. Instead, all the fruit went into the straight Monprivato.

Tasting Notes
92
Italy 2010 Mascarello Barolo Monprivato - 6x75

1 Case 75cl £800
  • Mascarello's 2010 Barolo Monprivato shows good depth and volume in the glass, but the flavors are also a touch forward, which is a bit unusual for the year. Sweet red cherry, raspberry, mint, white pepper and orange peel linger on the delicate finish, all supported by silky, polished tannins. The 2010 is a bit more fully formed than it was a few months ago, but I don't find the pedigree of the best years, and I say that after having had the 1989, 2004 and 2008 in the days leading up to this visit.

Tasting Notes
89
Italy 2010 Isole e Olena Cabernet Collezione Privata

1 Case Mag £550
  • The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Collezione De Marchi is magnificent. Violets, smoke, plums and cassis jump from the glass in a stunning wine. All I can say is the 2010 is incredible. Just bottled one month ago, the 2010 shows no hard edges, incredibly expressive aromatics and beautifully delineated fruit. The 2010 isn’t a huge wine, but rather one built on exceptional finesse and elegance. It is one of the great wines of what has turned out to be a great Tuscan vintage.

Tasting Notes
98
Italy 2009 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo

1 Case Mag £2,200
  • Bartolo Mascarello fans will want to stock up on the 2009 Barolo, a great choice for indulging in pure pleasure while vintages like 2006, 2008 and 2010 take their time to develop in bottle. Dried rose petals, fennel, anise, sweet tobacco and mint are all very much alive in the glass. The 2009 is ethereal, graceful and utterly beguiling from the very first taste. I expect the 2009 will mature relatively quickly by the estate's standards, but there is more positive to that than negative.

     

Tasting Notes
94
Italy 2006 Roagna Barbaresco Crichet Paje - 6x75

1 Case 75cl £3,600
  • The 2006 Barbaresco Crichët Pajé is one of the most open, accessible vintages of this wine I can remember tasting. But it's still Roagna, which means the wine is powerful and structured, but less so than is typically the case. Iron, smoke, incense, tobacco, autumn leaves and a host of ferrous, savory notes are some of the signatures. As is sometimes the case here, extended time in barrel has dried out the fruit a bit. This is a style that personally gives me less pleasure, although, as the saying goes, your mileage may vary.

    -- Antonio Galloni

Tasting Notes
93
Alsace Zind Humbrecht 2012 Gewurztraminer Clos Windsbuhl - 6x75

1 Case 75cl £285
  • Pale straw. Pristine aromas of canned pineapple, ripe pear, apple juice and white flowers. Silky and precise in the mouth, with complex, deep tropical fruit and flint framed by harmonious acidity. Finishes with a compelling floral perfume. The older Muschelkalklimestone soils of the Clos Windsbuhl really deliver a more feminine, graceful style of Gewürztraminer. This will match perfectly with a lightly curried dish.

Tasting Notes
95
Alsace Zind Humbrecht 2012 Riesling Clos Windsbuhl - 6x75

1 Case 75cl £275
  • Bright yellow. Peach, lemongrass, mango, papaya and rose water on the pretty nose. Tactile and layered on the palate, with intense white stone fruit and ginger flavors lifted by a strong floral element. Impeccably balanced wine with a suave, extremely long finish. This was especially expressive when I originally tasted it from cask, showcasing the exotic tropical fruit aromas typical of the vineyard and the vintage in general, but it has shut down somewhat in bottle, which is also a characteristic of this wine.

Tasting Notes
93
Red Bordeaux 2000 Latour - owc 3x150

1 Case 75cl £4,400
  • 99

    Deep garnet in color, the 2000 Latour has aromas of kirsch, creme de cassis and dried mulberries with nuances of leather, incense, salami and fertile loam. The palate is just starting to mature into a wonderfully satiny texture, with layer upon layer of berry preserve, baking spice and earth notes resulting in a wine of incredible poise.
    99 points – Lisa Perrotti-Brown (In Asia #1112, Nov 2012)

    The 2000 Latour (a relatively abundant 14,000 cases compared to what they produced in 2009, 2008, or 2005) is “packed and stacked.” The extremely rich, black/purple color to the rim is followed by a wine with some subtle smoke, loads of minerals, a hint of vanilla, and plenty of creme de cassis as well as roasted meat and a slight scorched earth character. Broad, savory, and rich, the wine seems to be about 5 years away from full maturity and should drink well for at least 40-50 more years. A great effort, probably eclipsed only by 2003 and 2009. Drink 2010-2060.
    98 points – Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #189, June 2010)

    Neal Martin

    99

    Served blind at the chateau. There is so much brooding intensity in this wine, almost as if it is stalking the senses. Certainly there is remarkable mineralite here, sensational definition with briary and graphite developing with time. The palate is firm and masculine, tannic, powerful, such density and weight on the finish, yet showing no compassion to the tasted…yet.

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99
White Burgundy Vougeraie 2014 Clos Blanc de Vougeot, Vougeot 1er Cru

1 Bottle Jeroboam £290
  • Tasting note: A measured dollop of wood does not impede the appreciation of the floral and earth-inflected white orchard fruit-scented nose. There is better volume and mid-palate density to the attractively punchy and powerful middle weight flavors that display a mild touch of rusticity on the impressively complex and persistent finale. This pretty and softly stony effort should benefit from 4 to 7 years of cellaring.

Tasting Notes
91
White Burgundy Leroux, Benjamin 2014 Corton Charlemagne - 6x75

1 Case 75cl £525
  • (from en Charlemagne; tasted from a new barrel): Bright, healthy yellow. Perfumed aromas of ginger, lavender and sea salt. Very light on its feet thanks to firm mineral-driven acidity and a bracing note of lime. This very suave wine, from a tiny crop, finishes adamantly dry and lively. Leroux has just two barrels of this juice, vs. a normal six or seven.

Tasting Notes
94
White Burgundy Ente 2013 Meursault Clos des Ambres

2 Bottle Mag £825
  • Domaine Arnaud Ente
    2013
    Meursault - Clos des Ambres  ♥
    Villages White barrel
    Score: 89-91
    Tasted: Jun 15, 2015
    Drink: 2020+
    Issue: 59
    Outstanding
    Note: from vines situated in the very best part of En l'Ormeau that average 50 years of age
    Producer note: Arnaud Ente simply said "I really like the 2013s as they remind me quite a bit of the 2007s. We harvested from the 24th of September to the 1st of October and picked the whites early and the reds later. Our parcel of Santenots was hit by hail but most of the other parcels were largely spared. As to the wines, they have that underlying tension that makes them refreshing and inviting and I think that they're going to be very popular among those who love classically style wines, be they red or white." (Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, www.kermitlynch.com, Berkeley, CA; Berry Brothers & Rudd, www.bbr.com, UK).
    Tasting note: Like the Meursault villages cuvée there is a hint of matchstick to the green apple, lemon rind and white orchard fruit scents. There is seductive mouth feel to the generously proportioned medium-bodied flavors where additional lift is provided by the citrus-inflected acidity that is firm enough to suggest that this should be capable of rewarding 6 to 8 years of upside development potential.
     

Tasting Notes
91
Red Burgundy Eugenie 2014 Echezeaux - 6x75

1 Case 75cl £1,500
  • (from the lieu-dit En Orveaux; just 28 hectoliters per hectare produced): Dark, bright red. Captivating aromas of cherry, red berries and dried flowers are accented by topnotes of white pepper and high-pitched spices. Juicy, spicy, penetrating and dry, with a floral light touch and terrific energy giving its tactile fruit a distinctly sappy character. Finishes with suave, fine-grained tannins and excellent glistening, rising length. Incidentally, these vines were 80% frosted in 2016, according to Mallard.

Tasting Notes
92
Red Burgundy Eugenie 2014 Clos de Vougeot - 6x75

1 Case 75cl £975
  • Good dark red. Cool, youthfully inexpressive nose dominated by black cherry and smoky minerality; the strictest of these 2014s today (Mallard described it as Cistercian). Densely packed and very rich but classically dry, with savory minerality currently holding the upper hand over the wine's fruit. This extremely backward wine is also showing its new oak element (85%) in the early going, with the firmly tannic finish displaying a note of caramel along with a strong impression of saline dry extract. 

Tasting Notes
94
Red Burgundy Eugenie 2014 Vosne Romanee Clos d'Eugenie - 6x75

1 Case 75cl £450
  • (from a crop level of 31 hectoliters per hectare and vinified with one-third whole clusters): Bright medium red. Darker and riper on the nose than the basic village bottling, showing good lift to its aromas of black cherry, dark berries, licorice and violet. This juicy, dry, rather elegantly styled wine offers an attractive balance of berry intensity and saline minerality. Finishes with suave tannins and very good subtle length. No shortage of volume in this excellent village bottling.

Tasting Notes
90
Red Burgundy Eugenie 2013 Clos de Vougeot - 6x75

1 Case 75cl £825
  • Deep red with ruby highlights. Riper and blacker but a bit monolithic on the nose and palate. Black cherry and licorice scents lead to dark raspberry and crushed stone in the mouth. Not at all herbal but in a very cool style and tightly wound. This powerful, backward, youthfully uncompromising wine is hard to taste today owing to its firm tannic spine and strong medicinal reserve. Will it ultimately surpass the more sensual Grands-Echézeaux?

Tasting Notes
92
Red Burgundy Eugenie 2013 Echezeaux - 6x75

1 Case 75cl £1,200
  • Bright dark red. Darker on the nose than the preceding samples: black raspberry, black cherry, minerals and bitter chocolate. Very tight and in need of patience, offering a distinctly crunchy quality to the youthfully medicinal black cherry, licorice and mineral flavors. No easy sweetness here today. Shows more energy and cut than its 2014 sibling but this wine is also more backward and will need longer to fill out. A classic example of a cool terroir in a cool vintage. Vinous

Tasting Notes
92

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