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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Type Size Price Note Rating
Red Burgundy Faiveley 2016 Corton Clos des Cortons - 6x75

2 Case 75cl £695
Red Burgundy Jadot 2008 Bonnes Mares - owc 6x75

1 Case 75cl £760
  • Tasting note: This offers simply terrific aromatic complexity with elegant and layered ripe black cherry, plum and violet aromas that complement well the textured, serious and solidly concentrated medium weight plus flavors, all wrapped in a powerful, chewy and driving finish that possesses excellent balance and knockout length. This is a seriously impressive young Bonnes Mares that should age gracefully for several decades.
     

Tasting Notes
94
Red Bordeaux 2010 Langoa Barton

1 Case 75cl £460
  • Rating:

    93+

    Price ($)

    $60

    Drink Date

    2018 - 2035

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    28th Feb 2013

    Source

    205, The Wine Advocate

    Another wine showing better from bottle than it did from barrel, the 2010 Langoa Barton has the typical structured, dense style, but just as I thought earlier on, it is a much softer and more developed wine than one ordinarily expects from proprietor Anthony Barton. It is full-bodied and impressively endowed with subtle oak, rich cassis fruit and notes of new saddle leather, forest floor, cedar wood and spice box. Full, authoritative and dense, this wine should be at its best between 2018 and 2035.

Tasting Notes
93
Red Bordeaux 2009 Lynch Bages - owc 6x75

1 Case 75cl £650
  • Performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel, this appears to be the finest Lynch Bages since the 2000, 1990 and 1989. According to the chateau, the 2009 has the highest level of polyphenols ever measured as well as high alcohol (nearly 13.5%). A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest largely Merlot with touches of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it is an expressive, voluptuously textured effort with unctuosity and powerful, juicy, succulent blackberry and black currant flavors, low acids, a layered, massive mouthfeel, but no sense of heaviness or fatigue. This exquisite Lynch Bages should drink well for 30+ years. Score: 98

Tasting Notes
98
Champagne 2002 Dom Perignon

1 Bottle 75cl £125
  • Jancis - 20/20 The 2002 Dom Perignon is at first intensely floral, with perfumed jasmine that dominates the bouquet. With time in the glass the wine gains richness as the flavors turn decidedly riper and almost tropical. Apricots, passion fruit and peaches emerge from this flashy, opulent Dom Perignon. The wine's volume makes it approachable today, but readers in search of more complexity will want to cellar this for at least a few years to allow for some of the baby fat to drop off. Geoffroy describes the vintage as very ripe and adds that some of the Chardonnay showed the ill-effects of the hot growing season in the somewhat burned, dehydrated fruit that came in that year. This bottle was disgorged in July, 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2032. Four new releases of the flagship Dom Perignon are the highlights among these Champagnes from Moet & Chandon. There is a timeless elegance about Dom Perignon that I find comforting and reassuring, like a favorite restaurant or food. For that reason, nothing could have prepared me for the Champagnes I tasted recently with Chef de Caves Richard Geoffroy. While the 2002 Dom Perignon and 1996 Dom Perignon OEenotheque are both for the most part representative of what readers have come to expect from this house, the 2000 Dom Perignon Rose and 1990 Dom Perignon Rose OEenotheque are wines that push the envelope and push it hard. I can't think of another winemaker at a Grande Marque who is willing to take these kinds of risks by turning well-established conventions on their head. Much of what I tasted reminded me of the experimental, searching spirit that defines so many of the smaller-production, artisan Champagnes being made today. As the saying goes 'no guts no glory' and there is plenty of both here. These wines are nothing short of magnificent. Score: 96

Tasting Notes
96
Champagne 2002 Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs

1 Case 75cl £1,150
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