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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
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
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
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
White Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2016 Beaune Clos des Mouches

5 Case 6 75cl £450
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
Rhone Jaboulet-Aine 1999 Hermitage La Chapelle

1 Case 6 75cl £390
  • Wine Advocate #147
    Jun 2003 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 89 Drink: 2006 - 2028 $87-$163 (165)
    I retasted the 1999 Hermitage La Chapelle. While it is unquestionably an excellent effort, it is well below the standards of the appellation’s benchmark producers. It requires another 3-5 years of cellaring, and should last twenty-five years, but it will always lack volume and density, and possess a certain austerity.

Tasting Notes
89
Red Burgundy Lamarche, Francois 1999 Echezeaux

1 Case 6 75cl £900
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 Burgundy Romanee Conti 2007 Assortment - owc

[1RC-3LT-2R-2RSV-2GE-2E]

1 Case 12 75cl £36,950
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
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
Red Burgundy Romanee Conti 2011 Richebourg

[owc - UK stock]

1 Case 3 75cl £5,850
NV Leoville Barton (1)

test bulk

1 Case 75cl £1,200
Red Bordeaux 2000 Lagrange

1 Case 12 75cl £750
  • Rating

    93

    Drink Date

    2010 - 2030

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    23rd Apr 2003

    Source

    146, The Wine Advocate

    An impressive performance by Lagrange, the 2000 possesses a saturated ruby/purple color with obvious notes of melted licorice, creme de cassis, and toasty new oak. This ripe, dense, full-bodied St.-Julien is chewy, thick, high in tannin, large-bodied, and impressively long and dense. As always, it is less expressive than some of its peers, but it is loaded as well as reasonably priced. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030.

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93
Red Bordeaux 2000 Talbot

1 Case 12 75cl £895
  • Parker score - 90 To my surprise, the in the bottle tastings revealed a supple, open-knit, surprisingly accessible and open-styled wine. Although not a blockbuster, this outstanding St.-Julien reveals admirable richness, a layered texture, sweet tannin, and abundant quantities of smoky cassis, licorice, herb, earth, and leather characteristics. With complex aromatics and splendid richness, it admirably blends power with elegance. Some tannin suggests 2-3 years of cellaring might be warranted, but drinking it now hardly seems like infanticide. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2020.

Tasting Notes
90
Red Bordeaux 2000 Moulin de Cadet

1 Case 12 75cl £150
Red Bordeaux 2000 Latour a Pomerol

1 Case 12 75cl £1,100
  • Rating

    94

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2020 - 2045

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    28th Oct 2016

    Source

    227, The Wine Advocate

    Tasted at the Latour-à-Pomerol vertical in London. The 2000 Latour-à-Pomerol is a classic in the making and far exceeded expectations. Apparently Mme Lacoste inspected the vineyard with Jean-Pierre Moueix during the harvest at the ripe old age of 94! The nose is more powerful than the 2005, unrestrained, almost feral but totally captivating. Here there are opulent blackberries, blueberry and even a faint touch of eau-de-vie. The palate is dense in the mouth and yet wonderfully balanced, rounded and sensual with layers of tarry black fruit fanning out on the prolonged finish. Do not ignore this Pomerol among the pantheon of great millennial Right Banks. The quiet horse of the vintage? Tasted December 2015.

Tasting Notes
94
Red Bordeaux 2000 Trotanoy

1 Case 6 75cl £1,150
  • Rating

    95

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2020 - 2045

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    30th Jun 2017

    Source

    231, The Wine Advocate

    Tasted at the Trotanoy vertical in Hong Kong, the 2000 Trotanoy seems to be improving with age. It has an outstanding bouquet with far more fruit intensity than I anticipated: mulberry, blackberry, briary, broom and white pepper all mingling together with superb delineation. The palate displays exquisite balance, fresh and focused with a clean and precise finish that is only just beginning to show what it can do. Like so many millennial Bordeaux it has matured at its own pace, however, on this showing it seems determined to reward those with the greatest patience. Tasted November 2016.

Tasting Notes
95
Red Bordeaux 2000 Palmer

1 Case 6 75cl £1,325
  • One of the sexiest wines for drinking now and over the next 10-15 years is undoubtedly the 2000 Palmer. A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, the wine has an almost exotic floral nose, soft, undulating tannins, and tremendous opulence and flesh, with a full-bodied mouthfeel, silky tannins, and loads of floral notes intermixed with blue and black fruits as well as hints of smoke and incense in its complex aromatics. This wine is drinking beautifully and should continue to do so for up to two more decades.

    Score: 95 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (189), June 2010

    This has turned out to be a prodigious Palmer. The saturated purple colour offers up sexy, full-bodied, almost masculine notes of roasted meats, blackberries, and crème de cassis intermixed with notions of toast, smoke, and camphor. Only 50% of the production made it into the 2000, a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 47% Merlot. The wine is opulent, rich, and full-bodied, with tannin that has become sweeter with age. It’s best showing yet, most importantly, has been from a bottle. This is a great Palmer that should rival the best of recent vintages, which have all been stunning, as this estate continues to go from strength to strength. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2030

    Score: 96 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

    Score: 93/94 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (139), February 2002

    Score: 92/94+ Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

    Score: 97 James Suckling, Wine Spectator (Mar 31, 03), March 2003

    Score: 97 James Suckling, Wine Spectator Weekly (16 Jan 03), January 2003

    Score: 92/94 James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, January 2003

    Please note that these tasting notes/scores are not intended to be exhaustive and in some cases they may not be the most recently published figures. However, we always do our best to add latest scores and reviews when these come to our attention. We advise customers who wish to purchase wines based simply on critical reviews to carry out further research into the latest reports.

     

Tasting Notes
95
Red Bordeaux 2004 Margaux

1 Case 12 75cl £3,750
  • The supple-textured 2004 Chateau Margaux is reminiscent of the 2001 or 1999. It exhibits a superb blue/purple color to the rim as well as sweet aromas of flowers, blueberries, creme de cassis, licorice, and smoke, superb fruit intensity, medium body, classic elegance, and silky, sweet tannin in the long finish. This beauty can be drunk now or cellared for two decades or more.

    Score: 93 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (171), June 2007

    The 2004 Chateau Margaux, which has put on weight since I tasted it a year ago, is a superb example of why in certain cool, late ripening vintages, the en primeur tastings are easily 4-6 weeks too soon. At the January, 2006 tasting, the wine exhibited a gorgeous nose of licorice, white flowers, black currant liqueur, and subtle new oak. This aromatic, medium to full-bodied, superbly concentrated Margaux reminds me of a lighter version of the 1996. Precise, extremely well-delineated, beautifully pure, and, as the French would say, tres Margaux, it should be at its apogee between 2009-2028.

    Score: 92/94 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (165), June 2006

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93
Red Bordeaux 2000 La Conseillante

1 Case 12 75cl £1,980
  • The prodigious 2000 is one of the great wines of the vintage. Undoubtedly the finest La Conseillante since the 1990 and 1989, it is more structured, cocentrated, powerful, and denser than either of those wines. An opaque purple color is followed by a tight but immensely promising nose of black raspberry liquer intermixed with blueberries, cassis, licorice, and toasty new oak. There is stunning concentration and purity, high tannin for this estate, full body, and that layered, sweet mid-section that only comes from low yields and/or great vintages. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2030. Last tasted, 10/02.

    Score: 96Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

Tasting Notes
96
Red Bordeaux 2006 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux

1 Case 12 75cl £1,725
  • Rating

    86

    Release Price

    $75

    Drink Date

    2009 - 2016

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    25th Feb 2009

    Source

    181, The Wine Advocate

    The light, fresh, sensual, round 2006 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux exhibits moderate levels of dark cherry and red currant fruit accompanied by background herb and spice characteristics. Drink it over the next 5-7 years.

Tasting Notes
86
Red Bordeaux 2000 Vieux Chateau Certan

1 Case 6 75cl £1,200
  • Rating:

    95

    Price ($)

    NA

    Drink Date

    NA

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    29th Jun 2010

    Source

    189, The Wine Advocate

Tasting Notes
95
Red Bordeaux 1996 Bahans Haut Brion

1 Case 12 75cl £1,450
  • The 1996 Bahans-Haut-Brion (Haut-Brion's second wine) showed every bit as well as it did prior to bottling. The wine is an atypically powerful, rich, tobacco and black fruit-scented wine that is much less forward than normal, but rich, with a nose that is unmistakably Haut-Brion-like. It reveals roasted herbs, scorched earth, and sweet black fruits in both its aromas and flavors. This tannic, structured Bahans will be at its finest between 2002-2012.

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    Wine Advocate #115
    Feb 1998 Robert M. Parker, Jr. (87-89) Drink: 1998 - 2010 $79-$130
    One of the finest second wines being made in Bordeaux is Haut-Brion's Bahans-Haut-Brion. I have drunk several cases of the remarkable 1989, and I believe the 1995 and 1996 both merit consumer interest.

    The 1996 does not have the weight and density of the bigger 1995, but it is an impressive, spicy, rich Bahans-Haut-Brion with more tannin and structure than usual. It possesses an intriguing lead pencil, smoke, fruitcake, and cedar-scented nose, as well as fine delineation and palate presence. This wine requires several years of cellaring; it should drink well for 10-12 years.
     

    Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition 
    Jan 1998 Robert M. Parker, Jr. (87-89) Drink: 1997 $79-$130
    The 1996 Bahans-Haut-Brion looks to be another excellent second wine from this estate. The color is dark ruby, and the wine is medium-bodied, sweet, rich, and already revealing some of the evolved complexity of the Haut-Brion terroir. Last tasted 3/97

Tasting Notes
88
Red Bordeaux 2001 La Mission Haut Brion

1 Case 12 75cl £2,000
  • The 2001's juicy, peppery, meaty bouquet reveals notions of black currants, black cherries, tobacco leaf, and smoky barbecue. This expressive, medium-bodied, seductive La Mission has shed most of its tannin, revealing a gentle roundness. The wine builds incrementally in the mouth, finishing with impressive purity and length. Neither the biggest nor most flamboyant La Mission-Haut-Brion, it is a classic example to drink over the next 10-15 years while waiting for the bombastic, massive 2000 to evolve.

    Score: 92 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (202), August 2012

Tasting Notes
92
Red Bordeaux 2004 Phelan Segur

1 Case 12 75cl £320
  • Rating

    87

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    29th Jun 2007

    Source

    171, The Wine Advocate

    Dark ruby/plum-hued with an evolved nose of cedar, dried herbs, sweet cherries, and plums, this medium-bodied, attractive St.-Estephe is best consumed during its first 7-8 years of life.

Tasting Notes
87
Red Bordeaux 2000 Canon La Gaffeliere

1 Case 6 75cl £475
  • Rating

    94

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2010 - 2020

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    29th Jun 2010

    Source

    189, The Wine Advocate

    Performing as I expected, but still several years away from full maturity, this extraordinarily flamboyant, full-bodied, opulent, sexy St. Emilion stood out for its backward structure and youthful personality. A dark plum/garnet hue is followed by a superb bouquet of roasted coffee, kirsch, blackberries, licorice, herbs, and forest floor. Full-bodied, dense, rich, and pure, it is a total hedonistic as well as intellectual turn-on. Enjoy it over the next decade.

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94
Red Bordeaux 1998 Ausone

1 Case 6 75cl £2,500
  • A dense opaque purple color offers up restrained, but pure aromas of liquid minerals, blackberries, black raspberries, and flowers. Medium to full-bodied, with high tannin but a long, super-pure, symmetrical mouth-feel, this dazzling, extremely complex Ausone requires 6-10 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2050.

Tasting Notes
94
Red Bordeaux 1996 Pichon Lalande

1 Case 6 75cl £1,200
  • Just starting to drink really well. Great balance and medium body with real finesse, subtlety and maturity on the nose. Very well mannered and rewarding.

    Score: 18

    JancisRobinson.com, Jancisrobinson.com Maturity: 2009-202019 April 2011

    Wonderful perfumes of blackberry, Indian spice and eucalyptus. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and firm tannins. Needs some time to loosen up.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2008.

    Score: 92

    James Suckling, Wine Spectator Maturity: 2008+01 January 2007

    Deep ruby-red. Very sexy aromas of currant, blackberry and brown sugar, all lifted by an ineffable floral quality from the thoroughly ripe cabernet sauvignon that comprises three-quarters of the blend. Dense, fresh and thick with extract; a wonderful combination of texture and guts. Has a core of steel and a powerful structure I haven't found in more recent vintages from this chateau. A very serious style of Pichon-Lalande, with much less merlot than usual. Finishes with terrific length and grip. Drink between 2005 and 2025. (95+ points)

    Score: 95

    Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar Maturity: 2005-202501 July 2002

    The 1996 Pichon-Lalande is just as awesome from bottle as it was from multiple cask tastings. For Pichon-Lalande, the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon is atypically high. This wine normally contains 35-50% Merlot in the blend, but the 1996 is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot. Only 50% of the estate's production made it into the grand vin. The color is a saturated ruby/purple. The nose suggests sweet, nearly overripe Cabernet Sauvignon, with its blueberry/blackberry/cassis scents intermixed with high quality, subtle, toasty new oak. Deep and full-bodied, with fabulous concentration and a sweet, opulent texture, this wine was singing in full harmony when I tasted it in January. Given the wine's abnormally high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, I would suspect it will close down. It possesses plenty of tannin, but the wine's overwhelming fruit richness dominates its personality.

    Score: 96

    Robert Parker, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2004-202501 April 1999

Tasting Notes
96
White Bordeaux 2001 Climens

1 Case 12 Half bottle £795
  • A prodigious offering, the 2001 Climens’ light medium bold color with a greenish hue is followed by ethereal aromas of tropical fruits (primarily pineapple), honeysuckle, and flowers. It is a medium-bodied wine of monumental richness, extraordinary precision/delineation, great purity, and moderate sweetness. The finish seemingly lasts forever. This monumental effort is the stuff of legends. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040+.

    Score: 100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (153), June 2004

    Score: 96/99 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

    The Climens 2001 has always possessed a deliriously complex and intense bouquet that is beautifully defined: dried quince and marmalade, honeycomb and antique furniture. There is an inchoate, resinous element that will surely surface over the next decade or so. This is a bouquet that demands attention and in this blind tasting, sticks out from the crowd, a sui generis. Since I last tasted it, the palate has opened up and is beginning to pump on all cylinders. It is wonderfully balanced with fabulous intensity and a long, citrus-tinged finish that is utterly beguiling. As Kate Bush once sang: "Wow". Drink 2014-2040

    Score: 99 Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (215), October 2014

Tasting Notes
99
White Bordeaux 2001 Suduiraut

1 Case 12 Half bottle £285
  • Rating

    94

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2014 - 2034

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    31st Oct 2014

    Source

    215, The Wine Advocate

    The Suduiraut 2001 has an attractive bouquet of honeycomb, passion fruit and a touch of petrol that are well defined, if not as complex as more recent vintages such as the 2009. The palate is well balanced with fine citrus lemon and apricot notes. This is very harmonious and focused, although it does not quite fan out with the precocity you might expect. This was Christian Seely’s first vintage at the estate, and while it is an excellent wine, I think he has overseen even better vintages since then.

Tasting Notes
94
Vintage Port 1977 Fonseca

1 Case 12 75cl £1,990
  • Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. If Fonseca lacks the sheer weight and power of a Taylor, Dow or Warre, or the opulent sweetness and intensity of a Graham, it excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavors. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports. When it is young, it often loses out in blind tastings to the heavier, weightier, more tannic wines, but I always find myself upgrading my opinion of Fonseca after it has had 7-10 years of age. The 1977 has developed magnificently in the bottle, and while it clearly needs another decade to reach its summit, it is the best Fonseca since the 1970 and 1963.

Tasting Notes
93
Vintage Port 2000 Cockburns

1 Case 6 75cl £190
  • Rating

    95

    Drink Date

    2010 - 2035

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    30th Oct 2002

    Source

    143, The Wine Advocate

    Potentially one of the most compelling wines of the vintage, this inky black/purple-colored 2000 exhibits notes of scorched earth, melted asphalt, blackberry liqueur, and a pungent, penetrating intensity that reverberates in the mouth as well as the head. Full-bodied, massive, and concentrated, with a 45-second finish, this thrilling effort should drink well between 2010-2035.

Tasting Notes
95

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