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White Bordeaux 2001 Guiraud

6 Bottle Half bottle £25
  • A medium gold color is accompanied by notes of caramelized oranges, citrus, honeysuckle, creme brulee, and smoke. Full-bodied and opulent, with tremendous intensity, good acidity, and a persistent finish that lasts nearly a minute, this large-scaled, thick, heady Guiraud is one of the finest examples from this estate that I have ever tasted. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025 Score: 94

Tasting Notes
94
Vintage Port 1985 Dow

2 Bottle 75cl £45
  • A fine, classic Dow nose with notes of cloves, raisin and a touch of fig. Not incredibly complex but refined and inviting. The palate is sweet and fleshy, again cloves, red-berried fruit, a touch of spice and dates towards the finish. Moderate weight, certainly not and imposing, alcoholic Dow, but refined with great elegance and refinement. Drink now-2035 Tasted September 2007.

Tasting Notes
92
Vintage Port 1985 Warre

4 Bottle 75cl £45
  • Rating

    90

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    NA

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    1st Jan 1989

    Source

    Buying Guide, 2nd Edition, The Wine Advocate

    This house makes rather restrained yet rich, flavorful vintage port and a very good tawny called Nimrod. Their vintage ports seem slow to develop, and while they never quite have the voluptuous richness of a Dow, Graham, or Fonseca, they have a unique mineral-scented character that gives them their own complexity and style. The 1985 is the sweetest and richest of the recent Warre vintages. Extremely concentrated, rich, even luscious, this full-bodied, intense, opulent wine has layers of fruit, a full-blown bouquet, and impeccable balance. The soft tannins and precocious appeal of the 1985 suggest rapid maturation.

Tasting Notes
90
Vintage Port 1985 Fonseca

2 Bottle 75cl £50
  • “A troublesome vintage for many shippers, but Fonseca 1985 never fails to impress: tight-knit, dense and minty with a core of concentration and pure berry fruit. Succulent, wonderfully fresh and vibrant at 30 years old. Peacock’s tail of a finish. A real ‘wow’ of a wine that promises to last a lifetime.” 96 pts Richard Mayson

     

    The 1985 vintage was preceded by an exceptionally cold, wet winter, with night temperatures well below freezing in early January. Berry set was excellent and the young bunches perfectly formed. The summer was hot throughout the region, with no rainfall during July and August. Fonseca picked earlier than most other shippers and the harvest was brought in under ideal conditions before the rain which fell later in the month of September. Conditions were ideal for fermentation resulting in must of exceptional colour and weight. Bottled in 1987. Round, rich and firm. Liquorice and freshness. (17.5 points)

    Score: 17 - 18

    Jancis Robinson MW, Jancisrobinson.com Maturity: 2015-203004 October 2012

    Deep crimson. Low key but well mannered nose. Thick, dry and clarety. Rather fine and serious and contained and compact. Yes! This one should run and run - real concentration and density. Lift and excitement. (18.5 points)

    Score: 18 - 19

    Jancis Robinson MW, Jancisrobinson.com Maturity: 2015-203013 October 2004

    Very dark and youthful ruby-purple. Very intense aromas of blackberry and black licorice. Full-bodied and lightly sweet, with chewy tannins and a rich licorice, blackberry undertone. Still tight. Drinkable now, but it needs a few more years. '77/'85/'97 blind Port retrospective. Best after 2010.

    Score: 93

    James Suckling, Wine Spectator Maturity: 2010+01 January 2008

Tasting Notes
96
Red Bordeaux 1996 Grand Puy Ducasse

6 Bottle 75cl £55
  • Rating

    87

    Drink Date

    2002 - 2015

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    23rd Apr 1999

    Source

    122, The Wine Advocate

    This estate, which tends to turn out forward, soft Pauillacs, has made a firm, structured wine. The color is a healthy dark ruby with purple nuances. The nose offers up aromas of cassis, dusty, earthy notes, tobacco leaf, cedar, and spice. Medium-bodied, with excellent depth and ripeness, and the Cabernet Sauvignon component dominating its personality, this is a fine Grand-Puy-Ducasse that should be reasonably priced. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2015.

Tasting Notes
87
Red Bordeaux 1995 Branaire Ducru

3 Bottle 75cl £65
  • Rating

    91

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2002 - 2017

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    1st Jan 1998

    Source

    Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition, The Wine Advocate

    An opaque purple color and a classic, young Bordeaux nose of jammy black currants, high quality toasty new oak, and sweet spices are followed by a rich, medium-bodied wine revealing Branaire's tell-tale elegance and purity. It is not a blockbuster, but rather, a flavorful, intense, supple wine with noticeable tannin in the finish. The 1995 Branaire will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring, and last for two decades. Last tasted 1/97

Tasting Notes
91
White Bordeaux 2004 Yquem

10 Bottle Half bottle £80
  • Rating

    93

    Drink Date

    2018 - 2030

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    30th Apr 2014

    Source

    212, The Wine Advocate

    The 2004 d’Yquem is initially a little disjointed on the nose. It does meld together with aeration, but it never attains the complexity or nuance of a top-flight Yquem. Hints of white chocolate and clear honey emerge with time however; it needs to demonstrate more hubris and ambition. The palate is nicely balanced with a fine line of acidity with a noticeable citric edge. Perhaps this Yquem is amidst a broody spell, for here the likes of de Fargues and Suduiraut appear to offer more spark and more pizzazz. It would not surprise me if this has more to offer in several years’ time. Drink 2018-2030+. Tasted February 2014.

Tasting Notes
93
Red Burgundy Faiveley 1993 Latricieres Chambertin

1 Bottle 75cl £85
  • NM: The 1993 Latricieres Chambertin is a thoroughly enjoyable, if not spectacular, grand cru, archetypal older-style Faiveley: masculine, tannic and a little rustic. Now at 21 years of age, the nose has mellowed with touches of warm leather, cedar and a touch of iodine (that took me more toward Vosne than Gevrey.) Tertiary scents begin to emerge with time. The palate is nicely defined, but perhaps lacks a little weight for a grand cru, even for this age and vintage. The acidity is quite noticeable with an almost Barolo-like finish touched with bay-leaf, though that finish seems to become more diffuse with time in the glass. This is a pleasant Latricières, although I would drink any bottles now.

Tasting Notes
88
Red Burgundy Maume 1999 Charmes Chambertin

4 Bottle 75cl £90
  • Burghound:
    Producer note: A construction crew was pouring the foundation the day of my visit as Bertrand Maume has decided to expand his cellar space. But perhaps even more surprising for long time fans of this traditional domaine is that in 99, a new small press that was used for the Champeaux and the Mazis. Otherwise, it was largely business as usual for the 99s as there were 8 to 10 days of cold maceration and a total cuvaison of 30 to 34 days, depending on the wine. New oak was 25 to 33% for all the wines except the Mazis, which saw 50%. Bertrand says he does not plan to bottle the 99s until May or June, which is late for the vintage (very few domaines will bottle as late as Maume because they are concerned about preserving the freshness of the fruit).

    Tasting note: Medium to dark ruby in color and stylistically much like the Champeaux except this is bigger and more intense with its nicely concentrated, subtly spicy cherry and pinot flavors. Finishes with sweet, ripe tannins and good length. Overall, this is rather easy going.
     

     

     

Tasting Notes
90
Red Bordeaux 1997 Leoville Las Cases

6 Bottle 75cl £125
  • A star of the vintage, this classy, cedary, black currant, and sweet cherry-scented, dense ruby-colored Las Cases exhibits a beautiful dosage of new oak, medium body, expansive, ripe, concentrated flavors, plenty of glycerin, and exceptional purity. It is low in acidity, and already delicious. Anticipated maturity: now-2016.

Tasting Notes
90
White Burgundy Bonneau du Martray 2005 Corton Charlemagne

3 Bottle 75cl £135
  • Tasting note: A ripe and classic nose of distinctly discreet and reserved green fruit and floral aromas that are airy, pure and lightly spiced merge into intense, precise and penetrating medium full flavors blessed with terrific acid/fruit balance and huge length. This is really a lovely wine that is presently a tightly coiled spring and in need of extended bottle aging to really put on display the superb potential here. An understated stunner of a wine as well as ultra refined and one of the best examples of this appellation in 2005.

Tasting Notes
95
Red Bordeaux 1989 Pavie

4 Bottle 75cl £150
  • Rating

    88

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2003 - 2015

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    1st Jan 2003

    Source

    Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition, The Wine Advocate

    Dark plum/garnet with an aroma comprised of underbrush, compost, mushroom, fruitcake, sweet, exotic cherries, and Asian spice, this medium-bodied, relatively hard and angular-styled Pavie is a lot younger than the 1990 and a candidate for two decades of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2015. Last tasted, 1/03.

Tasting Notes
88
Red Burgundy Domaine des Lambrays 1999 Clos des Lambrays

6 Bottle 75cl £180
  • Burghound:

    Tasting note: Reserved black cherry notes and pinot fruit followed by medium weight flavors of bacon, smoke and sappy pinot extract all highlighted by an intense minerality and fine length. This has added a good deal of weight and seems more powerful than before yet it remains very stylish and classy with excellent potential. There is so much baby fat that this could be approached now with food but it seems a shame to waste such fine potential so young. Still, if you're inclined, this is impressive now.

Tasting Notes
92
Red Bordeaux 1998 Angelus

6 Bottle 75cl £215
  • Tasted at Farr Vintners’ vertical from ex-chateau magnum. The bouquet is well defined and much fresher and more complex than the 1999. Here we have lovely bright vivacious red-berried fruit with oyster shell and a scent that reminds me of walking round an old stately home. Very fine definition and the oak is seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins: very silky in the mouth, concentrated but with a great deal of tension and poise. Long and persistent towards the finish, this is a great Angelus that will repay extended cellaring. Tasted October 2011.

Tasting Notes
96
Red Bordeaux 1993 Cheval Blanc

1 Bottle 75cl £270
Red Bordeaux 1998 Margaux

1 Bottle 75cl £315
  • 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
Champagne 1982 Bollinger RD

[in original gift boxes]

2 Bottle 75cl £325
  • Bollinger’s 1982 R.D., disgorged in 1995, makes for a great palate cleanser. Mature, but with enough freshness to drink well for at least another handful of years, the 1982 is a fabulous example of just how well Champagne can age with proper storage. Hints of almond, chamomile, mint, dried pear and baked apple leave a lasting impression in this super-polished, silky Bollinger. The 1982 retains quite a bit of freshness, especially considering it was disgorged more than a decade ago.

    -- Antonio Galloni

    96 

    2016 - 2026

Tasting Notes
96
Red Bordeaux 1996 Cheval Blanc

1 Bottle 75cl £325
  • The elegant, moderately weighted 1996 Cheval Blanc reveals a deep garnet/plum, evolved color. Quintessentially elegant, with a complex nose of black fruits, coconut, smoke, and pain grille, this medium-bodied wine exhibits sweet fruit on the attack, substantial complexity, and a lush, velvety-textured finish. It is very soft and evolved for a 1996. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2015.

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    Wine Advocate #115
    Feb 1998 Robert M. Parker, Jr. (90-93) Drink: 1999 - 2020 $374-$879 (150)
    Typical for this estate's wines, the 1996 has put on considerable weight and flesh since I first tasted it. Forty percent of the 1996 crop was declassified, but the quality of the Cabernet Franc (which often makes up 50%-60% of the final blend) was high. Yields were below 30-35 hectoliters per hectare. This deep garnet/plum-colored Cheval Blanc offers a gorgeously exotic, sweet, smoky, coconut, menthol, jammy raspberry and blackberry-scented nose. Medium body, ripe fruit, outstanding concentration, and a succulent texture place this wine high up on the qualitative hierarchy. An intriguing coffee bean and chocolatey sweetness can be found in the wine's finish. This appears to be an impressive, savory, multidimensional Cheval Blanc that is growing in stature and weight as it ages in cask. Anticipated maturity: 1999-2020.
     

    Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition 
    Jan 1998 Robert M. Parker, Jr. (90-93) Drink: 2001 - 2020 $374-$879
    This wine has put on considerable weight during cask aging and looks exceptionally strong, not surprising given the fact that 1996 is considered a strong vintage for Cabernet Franc. The 1996 Cheval Blanc exhibits a dark, dense garnet/plum color, as well as a hedonistic, smoky, exotic, sweet coconut, black plum, and cherry-scented nose intermingled with smoky oak (about 25% of the new oak is from Taransaud). The wine is ripe and complex, with rich, sweet layers of fruit that hit the palate with outstanding purity and ripeness. It is much more expansive and fatter than when I first tasted it in spring following the vintage. Sixty percent of the crop was used in the grand vin, with 20% of the balance going into the second wine, and the rest sold in bulk. This should turn out to be a sensational Cheval Blanc, rivaling the gorgeous 1995. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2020. Last tasted 11/97

Tasting Notes
90
Red Bordeaux 1989 Montrose

5 Bottle 75cl £350
  • Rating

    100

    Drink Date

    2016 - 2060

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    31st Mar 2017

    Source

    Interim End of March 2017, The Wine Advocate

    For many years I have vehemently argued that the 1989 Montrose is a benchmark wine for the estate. Having tasted it several times over the last couple of months, I have never found a single occasion to alter that view. Tasted at the vertical in London, it continues to shine, having never lost any of its luster in recent years. It is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc that was picked from 11 to 28 September. Lucid in color, the aromatics do not hold back with vibrant blackberry, blueberry and black truffle, hints of sous-bois, all with sensational precision that few can match in this vintage (indeed, its precision lends it a veneer of modernity since "precision" is now more commonplace across Bordeaux). The palate is brilliantly balanced with filigree tannin. There is wonderful backbone here, extremely fresh and tensile, crystalline even with an exceptional detail, mineral-rich finish that lingers in the mouth. Difficult to fault, this might well be the greatest 1989 Montrose that I have tasted, and certainly wishing to take nothing away from the 1990 Montrose that I tasted alongside, the 1989 is now the one I would pick. Is this the greatest Saint Estèphe of the 1980s? I would put it within the top five Bordeaux of the 1980s. Could this be inching its way to perfection??? Tasted June 2016.

Tasting Notes
100
Red Bordeaux 1995 Mouton Rothschild

1 Bottle 75cl £395
  • ROBERT PARKER

    Bottled in June, 1997, this profound Mouton is more accessible than the more muscular 1996. A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 19% Merlot, it reveals an opaque purple color, and reluctant aromas of cassis, truffles, coffee, licorice, and spice. In the mouth, the wine is "great stuff," with superb density, a full-bodied personality, rich mid-palate, and a layered, profound finish that lasts for 40+ seconds. There is outstanding purity and high tannin, but my instincts suggest this wine is lower in acidity and slightly fleshier than the brawnier, bigger 1996. Both are great efforts from Mouton-Rothschild. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2030. Wine Advocate.February, 1998

Tasting Notes
95
Red Bordeaux 1996 Mouton Rothschild

1 Bottle 75cl £395
  • This estate's staff believes that the 1996 Mouton Rothschild is far more complex than the 1995, but less massive. I agree that among the first growths, this wine is exuberant, flamboyant bouquet of roasted coffee, cassis, smoky oak, and soy sauce. The 1996 Mouton Rothschild offers impressive aromas of black currants, framboise, coffee, and new saddle leather. This full-bodied, ripe, rich, concentrated, superbly balanced wine is paradoxical in the sense that the aromatics suggest a far more evolved wine than the flavours reveal. Anticipated: 2007-2030.

    Score: 94+ Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

Tasting Notes
94
Red Bordeaux 1996 Latour

1 Bottle 75cl £450
  • core: 99 Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

    The 1996 is a fabulous wine that should rival, and even eclipse the extraordinary 1995. The 1996 is huge, massive, it boasts an opaque ruby/purple color, as well as extraordinary, thick, monster-sized fruit, glycerin, and extract on the palate, an a finish that lasts for 40 seconds. In addition to being a classic Pauillac, it is a textbook Latour, with formidable power, compelling purity, and remarkable presence on the palate. The nose is just beginning to offer some of the minerals, roasted herbs, grilled meats, cassis, and blackberry character of this great first- growth. Full bodied and layerded, with amazing power and richness, but no sensesof heaviness, this is a wine to buy for your children. Anticipated maturity:2015-2040

    Score: 96/98+ Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (3), November 1998

Tasting Notes
99
White Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2016 Beaune Clos des Mouches

5 Case 6 75cl £450
Rhone Chapoutier 2004 Ermitage Le Meal Blanc - 6x75

[lying Crown Cellars Hong Kong]

1 Case 6 75cl £525
  • Rating

    97

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2015 - 2035

    Reviewed by

    Jeb Dunnuck

    Issue Date

    14th Sep 2015

    Source

    Special Report (Sep 2015), The Wine Advocate

    Showing some of the more mature notes found in the 2006, the medium-gold colored 2004 Ermitage le Meal Blanc is another incredibly concentrated, thick and unctuous effort that's overflowing with notes of browned butter, marzipan, honeyed gold fruits and smoked earth. Layered, full-bodied and with notable freshness and purity, it's drinking beautifully today but has another two-plus decades of evolution.

Tasting Notes
97
Australia 2004 Torbreck Run Rig Shiraz

[lying Crown Cellars Hong Kong]

1 Case 6 75cl £675
  • AY S MILLER: 99

     

    THE WINE ADVOCATE: 99

    The flagship 2004 Run Rig is 96.5% Shiraz and 3.5% Viognier with the Shiraz component aged for 30 months in a mixture of new and used French oak. Yields were a minuscule 14 hl/ha (about 1 ton per acre). Saturated opaque purple/black, it has a remarkably kinky, exotic perfume of fresh asphalt, pencil lead, smoke, pepper, game, blueberry and black raspberry. Full-bodied and voluptuous in the mouth, the wine is dense and packed, with amazing purity, sweet tannins, and a complex collection of sensory stimuli. The wine demands 10 years of cellaring and will provide hedonistic delights through 2035+. 

Tasting Notes
99
Rhone Chapoutier 2006 Ermitage l'Ermite

[lying Crown Cellars Hong Kong]

2 Case 6 75cl £675
  • Average Score98.0

    JEB DUNNUCK: 98

     

    ROBERT PARKER: 98

    More taut, focused and chiseled than the le Pavillon, the blockbuster 2006 Ermitage L'Ermite offers full-bodied richness, a liquid rock-like minerality and sensational notes of black currants, bloody meat, licorice and spice. Reminding me of the 1995, with sensational depth, purity and length, this incredible wine won’t hit maturity for another decade, and will keep for 2-3 decades. Mar 2017, www.robertparker.com

Tasting Notes
98
Italy 2016 Gaja Barbaresco

10 Case 6 75cl £885
  • NEW RELEASE 18.07.2019

    2016 is among the best vintages popping up in this century and it has all the potential to be a must-have for Barbaresco lovers.

    Climate and harvest

    The winter has been mild, with low level of rainfall during the months of January and February. Starting from the end of February 2016 the temperatures finally dropped and stayed low until the end of March. This late winter led to a delay of about 10 days in the bud breaking. The spring has been rainy and mild. During the summer, the temperature growing trend has been steady without any particular heat picks. There has only been a couple of hot weeks in July, with temperatures hovering above the 30° C but never exceeding the 35°C. In particular, the climate trend has been determined by remarkable temperature variations between days and nights during the last part of the growing season.

    Tasting notes

    Barbaresco 2016 reminds us of 2004 for its elegance and finesse although more powerful. In terms of structure, it is closer to 2001 vintage and with more refined tannins. It is extremely elegant on the nose, a mix of dried flowers. The wine has a good structure mainly thanks to the long and beautiful season; intensity of flavors thanks to the important temperature shifts and the cold harvest time; harmony thanks to the steady and moderate growing seasons.

    It is a vintage suitable for a very long aging. It is deep, seriously structured and compact but also very fine and gracious with a rich and complex bouquet, juicy and sweet tannins, and a well-controlled mouthfeel.

    Vineyards

    14 vineyards situated in the municipality of Barbaresco. The land, at a height between 250 and 330 m above the sea level, covers a surface of 21.4 hectares. The plants are 40 years old on average.

Tasting Notes
Champagne 2008 Dom Perignon -

5 Case 3 Mag £895
  • “….I have no hesitation in claiming that 2008 is the greatest Dom Pérignon vintage ever produced.” Tom Stevenson

     

    The 2008 Dom Pérignon is fabulous, but quite remarkably, it was even more open when I tasted it a year ago. Bright, focused and crystalline in its precision, the 2008 is going to need a number of years before it is at its best. Lemon peel, white flowers, mint and white pepper give the 2008 its chiseled, bright profile. Several recent bottles have all been magnificent. What I admire most about the 2008 is the way it shows all the focus, translucence and energy that is such a signature of the year, and yet it is also remarkably deep and vertical. In other words, the 2008 is a Champagne that plays in three dimensions.

    Score: 98

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com Maturity: 2020-205801 July 2018

    Rating

    96+

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2018 - 2040

    Reviewed by

     William Kelley

    Issue Date

    31st Jan 2019

    Source

    End of January 2019, The Wine Advocate

    The finest release of this iconic cuvée since the 1996 vintage, the 2008 Dom Pérignon wafts from the glass with an incipiently complex bouquet of Meyer lemon, green apple, dried white flowers and oyster shell, with only subtle hints of the smoky, autolytic aromas that have been such a prominent signature of recent releases. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and complete, its notable flesh and amplitude controlled by incisive acids, with a youthfully exuberant but elegant mousse and a long, beautifully delineated finish. Considering the sheer size of this cuvée, it's a remarkable achievement and a fitting release with which to conclude Richard Geoffroy's tenure as chef de cave. Given the 2008's intensity and balance, I suspect purists will be anticipating later disgorgements with lower dosage and more time on the lees with particular enthusiasm. Tasted three times, with consistent results.

     

Tasting Notes
98
NV Leoville Barton (1)

test bulk

1 Case 75cl £1,200
Red Bordeaux 1989 Lafite Rothschild -

1 Bottle Mag £1,250
  • The medium to dark ruby-colored 1989 is forward, with the tell-tale fragrance of lead pencils, cedar, and curranty fruit. Its high glycerin and abundant alcohol content reveal the vintage character. The wine has firmed up since bottling and is much less flattering to taste. It is medium-bodied and expansive, with rich fruit, considerable elegance and focus, and a long, full finish loaded with sweet tannin. Anticipated maturity: 1997-2020.

Tasting Notes
92
Red Bordeaux 2000 Montrose

2 Case 12 75cl £1,450
  • Originally rated 96, this wine confirmed its early rating, although again, the backwardness and still very obvious tannins suggest another 7- to 8-year wait. Dense ruby/purple, with a bouquet of blueberry, crushed rock, and some floral notes, the wine is medium to full-bodied , rich, powerful, but again very tannic and still strikingly youthful. For a wine that is already 10 years of age, it remains infantile. This blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot is indeed a special wine and should hit its prime in about 2020 and last at least 30 years afterward.

Tasting Notes
95
Red Burgundy Romanee Conti 2011 Romanee St Vivant -

[owc - UK stock]

3 Bottle 75cl £1,500
  • Tasting note: This is certainly one of, if not the, most floral wine in the range in 2011 with the possible exception of the Richebourg. The extraordinarily elegant and airy nose is positively kaleidoscopic in its sheer breadth of spice elements that combine with the stunningly pure red and black raspberry fruit aromas that are liberally laced with rose petal nuances. The lacy, intense and beautifully precise middle weight flavors are harmonious and impeccably well-balanced on the fabulously long and silky finish where a touch of youthful asperity is present. This should be terrific in time.

Tasting Notes
94
Red Burgundy Romanee Conti 2011 Richebourg

[owc - UK stock]

3 Bottle 75cl £1,950
Champagne 1990 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses

[lying Crown Cellars Hong Kong]

1 Case 6 75cl £2,100
Red Burgundy Romanee Conti 2011 Romanee St Vivant - owc 3x75

[owc - UK stock

1 Case 3 75cl £4,500
  • Tasting note: This is certainly one of, if not the, most floral wine in the range in 2011 with the possible exception of the Richebourg. The extraordinarily elegant and airy nose is positively kaleidoscopic in its sheer breadth of spice elements that combine with the stunningly pure red and black raspberry fruit aromas that are liberally laced with rose petal nuances. The lacy, intense and beautifully precise middle weight flavors are harmonious and impeccably well-balanced on the fabulously long and silky finish where a touch of youthful asperity is present. This should be terrific in time.

Tasting Notes
94

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