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Region Vintage Name Qty Type Case Size Format Price Note Rating
White Burgundy 1995 Corton Charlemagne

Bonneau du Martray

4 Bottle 75cl £150
  • Domaine Bonneau du Martray
    1995
    Corton-Charlemagne
    Grand Cru White 750 ml
    Score: 91
    Tasted: Jul 05, 2010
    Drink: Now
     
    Tasting note: A mature and elegant if ever-so-slightly exotic and ripe white pear and green apple suffused nose is followed by medium weight, concentrated and relatively round flavors that offer excellent acid/fruit balance and impressive if not truly sensational length. This is drinking perfectly now though it should certainly hold for at least another decade, perhaps longer. Consistent notes.
     

Tasting Notes
91
White Burgundy 2018 Montrachet

Bouchard Pere

2 Bottle 150cl £930
Red Burgundy 2001 Pommard 1er Cru Epeneaux

Comtes Armand

1 Bottle 75cl £125
  • It's clear that this wine has not budged since I originally reviewed it from bottle in 2004, except perhaps that the nose has closed in on itself somewhat. Wonderfully complex aromas of ripe red and black fruit, crushed herbs and fresh berries with unmistakable earth aromas merge into medium-bodied, powerful, concentrated and vibrant flavors that are firmly structured but not overtly tannic with plenty of underlying material and sappy extract that still buffers the majority of the structure and imparts a velvety character to the precise, minerally and admirably persistent finish. This is an extremely impressive effort that just needs time to soften and broaden as it remains tight and linear.

    Score: 93 Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (32), October 2008

Tasting Notes
93
Red Burgundy 1999 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru

de Vogue

1 Bottle 75cl £295
  • Rating

    93

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2018 - 2028

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    30th Apr 2015

    Source

    218, The Wine Advocate

    The Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru 1999 is deep in color. It has a lovely savory bouquet with hints of Italian cured meats and bacon fat intermingling with briary scents, all with really impressive intensity. The palate is full-bodied and well balanced. There is clearly a bit of sinew here. Truffle and sappy black fruit form the second half with a saline note urging another sip toward the finish. This punches above my expectations, though I would be tempted to keep bottles down in the bunker for another three or four years. Like many 1999s, this is in for the long haul.

Tasting Notes
93
California 1987 Dominus

Dominus Estate

1 Case 6 75cl £1,050
  • Rating

    96

    Release Price

    $45 - 55

    Drink Date

    1993 - 2010

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    26th Oct 1993

    Source

    89, The Wine Advocate

    There were 6,500 cases produced of the 1987 Dominus. It is one of the great wines of the vintage in a year when a handful of California producers made profound Cabernets (i.e., Robert Mondavi Reserve, Dunn Howell Mountain, and Chateau Montelena). The wine is beginning to shut down, but it still displays a rich ruby color and an intensely spicy, fragrant nose of toasty vanillin oak, cassis, and cedar. In the mouth, this medium to full-bodied wine displays considerable tannins, fine integrated acidity, and an opulent, rich, spicy finish. I would suggest cellaring it for another 3-4 years; it should easily keep through the first decade of the next century.

Tasting Notes
96
White Burgundy 2016 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc

Drouhin Joseph

4 Case 6 75cl £475
Red Burgundy 2015 Charmes Chambertin

Dujac

1 Case 3 75cl £900
  • 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 2012 Charmes Chambertin

Dujac

2 Bottle 75cl £230
  • BH - Tasting note: Once again there is enough reduction present to warrant mentioning. This is much like the Combottes in that the mouth feel is exceptionally fine and sophisticated largely thanks to the fine grain of the supporting tannins as well as the abundance of palate coating dry extract. In this case though there is a bit more depth and length and even though the difference is slight it is nonetheless sufficient to push this to another level. At the risk of sounding like a broken record about the reduction, here too it is a concern and thus my score assumes that it will ultimately dissipate with a few years of bottle age.

Tasting Notes
93
Red Burgundy 2012 Echezeaux

Dujac

1 Bottle 75cl £395
  • Tasting note: An exuberantly spicy and floral nose features a variety of red berry fruit scents laced with hints of sandalwood and Asian spices. There is a silky and restrained mouth feel to the intense, concentrated and detailed flavors that brim with dry extract that does a fine job of buffering the moderately firm tannins on the lingering finale. This is unusually accessible in the context of the Dujac 2012s and should drink well earlier than any of these grand crus.

Tasting Notes
93
White Burgundy 2016 Batard Montrachet

Jadot, Louis

2 Case 6 75cl £1,275
  • Strong reduction masks the fruit at present. On the plus side there is lovely verve and freshness to the rich and full-bodied yet, curiously, even finer flavors that are very tightly wound thanks to the firm core of citrus-tinged acidity shaping the serious, classy and hugely impressively persistent finish. This too is definitely going to require extended cellaring before it reaches its peak. Drink 2028+

    Score: 91/94 Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (71), June 2018

    Cask sample. Oak more evident here than on the Corton-Charlemagne. More spice and cedar on the nose and palate. Has a definite sour/citrus creamy freshness but seems less subtle than the Corton. Just a touch sour on the aftertaste; big and long. Drink between 2024-2030.

    Score: 17.5 Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, November 2017

Tasting Notes
94
White Burgundy 2016 Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles

Jadot, Louis

1 Case 3 75cl £775
  • The 2016 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Demoiselles was reduced from the usual nine or ten barrels to just two this year because of frost damage. It has higher-toned fruit compared to the Montrachet at the moment: orange blossom, white peach, white flowers and a subtle cold stone scent that becomes more prominent with aeration. The palate is tensile on the entry with very fine focus. There is a pleasant saline note that becomes pronounced on the second half, spicier than I recall the 2015 being last year, with impressive persistence. Excellent. Drink 2021-2038.

    Score: 93/95 Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (234), December 2017

    The Demoiselles is impressive in 2016, opening in the glass with notes of white flowers, apple, lemon oil and wet stones, framed by a touch of new oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, racy and vertical, with good concentration and impressively tight-knit and serious, its finish long and precise.

    Score: 94 William Kelley, Decanter.com, January 2018

Tasting Notes
95
Red Burgundy 2016 Clos de Beze

Jadot, Louis

1 Case 3 75cl £600
  • The 2016 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru has a glorious bouquet with ample red cherry, redcurrant jus, orange pith and blood orange scents all vying for attention (in an orderly fashion!). The palate is very harmonious with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, quite dense with graphite and tobacco interlaced on the structured and sustained finish. It is not up there with the magnificent 2015 but it will give three decades of serious drinking pleasure. Drink 2022 - 2050.

    Score: 94/96 Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (234), December 2017

    The Clos de Bèze was—appropriately—one of the more reticent wines in the cellar when I tasted it in October, opening with a brooding bouquet of dark berries, grilled meat, espresso and new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and powerful, with deep core of fruit and a chewy chassis of fine-grained, savory tannins. This shows lots of promise and should be very cellarworthy. 2027-2047

    Score: 95 William Kelley, Decanter.com, January 2018

Tasting Notes
96
Red Burgundy 2001 Clos de Beze

Jadot, Louis

1 Bottle 75cl £180
  • As it should be, this is easily the biggest wine of the entire line up with robust, intense, broad-shouldered, supremely complex, solidly structured flavors introduced by deeply spicy, quite aromatic and expressive aromas and dramatic finishing intensity. An altogether superb effort that delivers knock out quality.

    Score: 91/94 Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (10), April 2003

Tasting Notes
94
Red Burgundy 1999 Latricieres-Chambertin

Jadot, Louis

1 Bottle 75cl £125
Red Burgundy 2012 La Grande Rue

Lamarche, Francois

1 Case 6 75cl £1,700
  • Domaine François Lamarche
    2012
    La Grande Rue
    Grand Cru Red 750 ml
    Score: 93
    Tasted: Jan 15, 2015
    Drink: 2027+
    Issue: 57
    Producer note: Nicole Lamarche told me that they began picking the 2013 crop "on the 6th of October and there was quite a bit of sorting required and just to be sure we sorted twice as it's hard to be precise in the vineyards. The flowering passed poorly so our yields were down around once again around 30% but at least we weren't hit by hail. There was good phenolic maturity to the fruit and I elected to use around 30% whole clusters, which is about the same amount that I employed in 2012. That said the fruit didn't have the same concentration as it did in 2012 so there was no point in pushing the extraction. Moreover I really wanted to preserve the freshness and silky textures that appeal to me so I limited the number of punch downs. As to the wines they are refreshing and wonderfully transparent as you can really see the differences between one wine and another." Lamarche noted that her 2012s, three of which are revisited below, were bottled in April 2014. (Jeanne-Marie de Champs, www.ds-collection.com, NY, NY is the agent with many regional importers, including Scott Paul Wines, www.scottpaul.com, Portland, OR, Burgundy Wine Company, www.burgundywinecompany.com, NY, NY, and Glazer's, www.glazers.com, Dallas, TX, PA; Bibendum Wine Ltd., www.bibendum-wine.co.uk, Goedhuis & Co., www.goedhuis.com, Laytons, www.laytons.co.uk, Berry Brothers & Rudd, www.bbr.com, Richards Walford & Co., Ltd., www.r-w.co.uk, The Wine Society, www.thewinesociety.com, Seckford Wines, www.seckfordwines.co.uk and Raeburn Fine Wines, www.raeburnfinewines.com, Edinburgh, all UK; L'Imperatrice Fine Wines, www.imperatrice.com.hk, Hong Kong/China).
    Tasting note: There is just enough wood to notice framing the red currant, black cherry and plum aromas that also display pretty floral and spice notes. There is fine concentration, power and punch to the refined and classy middle weight flavors that possess excellent intensity on the balanced, mouth coating, velvety and beautifully persistent finish. This too will need at least a decade plus of bottle age.
     

Tasting Notes
93
Rhone 2000 Chateau Grillet

Neyret-Gachet

3 Bottle 75cl £175
Red Burgundy 1999 Vosne 1er Cru Duvault Blochet

Romanee Conti

3 Bottle 75cl £1,250
  • Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
    1999
    Vosne-Romanée Cuvée Duvault-Blochet
    1er Cru Red 750 ml
    Score: 92
    Tasted: Aug 18, 2012
    Drink: Try from 2016+
     
    Tasting note: (with thanks to Dr. Reed Day). A ripe and still relatively primary nose features a veritable spice cupboard of black fruit aromas that is followed by ripe, intense, sappy and well-concentrated flavors that are supported by notably firm tannins and outstanding length. This is indisputably still on its way up, indeed the palate impression remains robust and solidly structured so some patience is still in order though we are no longer a decade away from peak drinkability. Tasted multiple times with consistent notes.
     

Tasting Notes
92
Red Burgundy 1994 Grands Echezeaux

Romanee Conti

[owc]

1 Case 6 75cl £9,000
Red Burgundy 1994 Echezeaux

Romanee Conti

3 Bottle 75cl £1,250
Red Burgundy 2005 Gevrey Chambertin

Rousseau

1 Bottle 75cl £195
  • Tasting note: A lovely and expressive nose that is unusually broad relative to its normal backward state features a pretty mix of red, black and violet earth-infused aromas that lead to rich, supple and round flavors that possess good depth and a nervy and racy finish, all wrapped in a nicely long finish.

Tasting Notes
89
Red Burgundy 2005 Ruchottes Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes

Rousseau

1 Case 6 75cl £4,350
  • Tasting note: A more deeply pitched and very cool nose offers up very ripe dark berry fruit, truffles, spice hints and a touch of the sauvage, the latter of which can also be found on the rich, full and sweet medium weight plus flavors that deliver fine punch and precision on the delineated and exceptionally pure mineral infused finish. While always a fine wine in the Rousseau stable, 2005 is one of the best vintages that I have seen and it will age well.

Tasting Notes
94
Red Bordeaux 2011 Vieux Chateau Mazerat

11 Case 6 75cl £250
  • Wine Advocate #212

    Apr 2014 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 93 Drink: 2014 - 2024 $91-$115 (130)
    A spectacular effort from Jonathan Maltus, this inky/purple-colored, complex 2011 (made from 60-year-old vines and a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc) offers up notes of graphite, sweet blackberry and cassis, and hints of earth, espresso, spice and chocolate. Already drinking well, this rich, layered, full-bodied St.-Emilion was cropped at a low 30 hectoliters per hectare. It can be enjoyed now and over the next decade.

     

Tasting Notes
93
Red Bordeaux 2013 Vieux Chateau Mazerat

20 Case 6 75cl £295
  • Rating

    (90 - 92)

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2014 - 2026

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    28th Aug 2014

    Source

    214, The Wine Advocate

    Vieux Chateau Mazerat’s brilliant 2013 emerges from a tiny, clay and limestone-based vineyard near such stars as Chateau Angelus and Canon. Much of this vineyard was planted in 1947. The 2013, a blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc, was made from tiny yields with no more than four bunches of grapes per vine, and even those showed a lot of shatter and millerandage (the falling of berries from poor weather during the flowering). This deep ruby/purple-colored 2013 reveals serious minerality as well as lots of dense mulberry and black cherry fruit, incense and graphite characteristics. Medium-bodied with excellent depth, texture and richness, it should be drinkable upon release, and last for 10-12 years thereafter.

Tasting Notes
91
Red Bordeaux 2014 Vieux Chateau Mazerat

20 Case 6 75cl £295
  • Rating

    93

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2019 - 2032

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    31st Mar 2017

    Source

    Interim End of March 2017, The Wine Advocate

    The 2014 Vieux Chateau Mazerat has evolved a really quite intriguing bouquet, quite potent and very perfumed, iris and crushed violets, red berry fruit and a touch of wild mint. There is a soupçon of something Burgundian here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine line of acidity, quite sophisticated spicy red fruit with a silky finish that conveys great tension. This has turned into really quite an outstanding wine from Jonathan Maltus.

Tasting Notes
93
Red Bordeaux 2015 Vieux Chateau Mazerat

3 Case 6 75cl £295
  • Rating

    96+

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2020 - 2045

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    27th Apr 2018

    Source

    236, The Wine Advocate

    Coming from a single vineyard possessing vines planted in 1947 and composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon with 35% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Vieux Chateau Mazerat opens with expressive crème de cassis, dark chocolate, charcuterie and plum preserves with hints of incense, Indian spices and cigar box. The palate is big and rich with firm, grainy tannins and a touch of prune character, plus a lively backbone and long earth-laced finish.

Tasting Notes
96
Red Bordeaux 2011 Les Asteries

15 Case 6 75cl £225
  •          Wine Advocate #212

    Apr 2014 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 93 Drink: N/A $77 (185)
    This single vineyard cuvee from Jonathan Maltus is planted with 80-year-old vines that somehow survived the famous frost of 1956. Rooted in a thin layer of clay over limestone, they have produced a sensational dense ruby/purple-colored 2011 offering fragrant notes of forest floor, spring flower, lavender, creme de cassis, and a subtle touch of smoke. Broad, savory, rich and brilliantly executed, this wine can be drunk now or cellared for 12-15 years. The composition is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

Tasting Notes
93
Red Bordeaux 2013 Les Asteries

20 Case 6 75cl £245
  • Rating

    (87 - 89)

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2014 - 2022

    Reviewed by

     Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    28th Aug 2014

    Source

    214, The Wine Advocate

    A blend of 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc, this 2013 offers intense minerality along with notes of crushed chalk, wet stones, red and black currants, and a spicy character. With crisp, zesty acids, medium body and good depth, this is an excellent effort from proprietor Jonathan Malthus. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.

Tasting Notes
89
Red Bordeaux 2014 Les Asteries

20 Case 6 75cl £340
  • Rating

    91

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2018 - 2030

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    31st Mar 2017

    Source

    Interim End of March 2017, The Wine Advocate

    The 2014 Les Asteries has retained those complex aromatics that I remarked upon during primeur. Now in bottle, it offers red and black fruit: kirsch, cranberry jus, incense and potpourri aromas that are nicely defined, perhaps a little more opulent compared directly against the 2014 Le Carré. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red cherry and strawberry interlaced with orange rind and a light tang of Seville orange marmalade, finishing with a marine-influenced, quite lightly finish.

Tasting Notes
91
Red Bordeaux 2015 Les Asteries

20 Case 6 75cl £340
  • Rating

    94

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2018 - 2036

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    27th Apr 2018

    Source

    236, The Wine Advocate

    Blended of 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc and displaying a deep garnet-purple color, the 2015 Les Asteries is scented of cast-iron pan, beef drippings and garrigue over a core of warm plums and black cherry compote with a waft of underbrush and truffles. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and with a firm frame of velvety tannins, it has a refreshing backbone lifting the densely packed fruit to a long, earthy and mineral-laced finish.

Tasting Notes
94
Red Bordeaux 2011 Le Carre

20 Case 6 75cl £195
  •  

    Wine Advocate #212
    Apr 2014 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 91 Drink: 2014 - 2026 $49-$63 (135)
    This parcel, owned by Jonathan Maltus, was carved out of a premier grand cru classe, and the terroir consists of a thin layer of clay over compacted white limestone. The 2011 Le Carre (85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc) reveals good minerality interwoven with blueberry liqueur, white flower and chalk dust characteristics in its medium to full-bodied, pure, rich, concentrated personality. The tannins are supple, and like most successful 2011s, the wine is silky and forward. This impressively-endowed St.-Emilion should drink well for 10-12 years. Only 300 cases were produced.

     

Tasting Notes
91
Red Bordeaux 2012 Le Carre

19 Case 6 75cl £195
  • eRobertParker.com #218

    Apr 2015 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 91 Drink: 2015 - 2030 $56-$72
    Overlying deep limestone, this vineyard sits at the entrance to the medieval village of St.-Emilion. The 2012 (80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc) is rich and full-bodied, with intense minerality, good acidity, plenty of black cherry, raspberry and brambleberry fruit, and a briary Zinfandel-like character intermixed with the crushed rock and spice. This is an impressively endowed St.-Emilion. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.

Tasting Notes
91
Red Bordeaux 2013 Le Carre

20 Case 6 75cl £220
  • Rating

    (88 - 90)

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2014 - 2022

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    28th Aug 2014

    Source

    214, The Wine Advocate

    A blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc from limestone soils, the 2013 La Carre possesses good body and texture for the vintage as well as attractive aromas of chalk dust, blueberries, raspberries and a hint of background oak. Good purity, an enticing texture, decent acidity, and sweet, well-integrated tannin suggest it will drink well when released, and over the following 7-8 years.

Tasting Notes
89
Red Bordeaux 2014 Le Carre

20 Case 6 75cl £210
  • Rating

    91

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2018 - 2028

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    31st Mar 2017

    Source

    Interim End of March 2017, The Wine Advocate

    The 2014 Le Carre has developed throughout its barrel maturation and now in bottle. It has a generous and perfumed bouquet with incense and iris scents permeating the black cherry and blueberry fruit. There is opulence here, for sure, but it is nicely controlled. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, lithe red cherry and raspberry fruit on the entry. This Le Carré has an über-smooth texture, not a hair out of place, becoming ever spicier as it swaggers towards its finish. There is a luscious quality to this Saint Emilion—a discrete wine within Jonathan Maltus' stable, but certainly one worth investigating.

Tasting Notes
91
Red Bordeaux 2015 Le Carre

20 Case 6 75cl £250
  • Rating

    92

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2018 - 2032

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    27th Apr 2018

    Source

    236, The Wine Advocate

    A blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Le Carre opens with crème de cassis and blackberry preserves notes with touches of licorice, chocolate box and black soil plus a touch of cloves. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated and firm, it offers grainy tannins with lovely eclectic spice layers coming through on the long finish.

Tasting Notes
92
Italy 1978 Solaia

1 Bottle 75cl £290
  • At 35 years of age, the 1978 Solaia is still in great shape. Deep, rich and muscular, with great intensity for a wine of its age, the 1978 is an absolutely joy to taste. Over the years, the 1978 has acquired distinctly Sangiovese-inflected overtones, which is fascinating to contemplate.

    -- Antonio Galloni 94 Antonio Galloni 2013 - 2018 Not Available Dec 2013

Tasting Notes
94

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