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Region Vintage Name Qty Typesort descending Case Size Format Price Note Rating
California 2016 Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Bevan Cellars

5 Bottle 75cl £185
97
Red Bordeaux 2011 Trotanoy

[Due January 2021]

2 Bottle 6 75cl £560
  • Rating

    92+

    Release Price

    $185 - 275

    Drink Date

    2017 - 2037

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    30th Apr 2014

    Source

    212, The Wine Advocate

    Rich, dense, masculine and substantial, Trotanoy has produced a bigger wine than most 2011s. Similar to the masculinity and robustness of Gazin, with more mineral content, this medium to full-bodied, muscular effort will benefit from 3-4 years of cellaring and should keep for two decades. Think black cherries, earth, baking spices and serious extract!

Tasting Notes
92
Red Bordeaux 2014 La Fleur-Petrus

[Due January 2021]

1 Bottle 300cl £420
  • The 2014 La Fleur Petrus is impressive out of barrel and it continues to evince quality now in bottle. It has a lovely, engaging bouquet with vivacious redcurrant and cranberry fruit, superb mineralité and energy, real focus and a sense of drive in situ. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a sense of symmetry and poise from start to finish. It has perhaps turned into a slightly more elegant and feminine wine than I anticipated, less bullish than the Hosanna. But there is real complexity on the finish with black pepper and clove lingering on the aftertaste. This is superb. Drink Date 2020-2045

    Score: 94 Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Interim En), April 2017

Tasting Notes
94
Vintage Port 1963 Fonseca

7 Bottle 75cl £225
  • Rating

    96

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2013 - 2030

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    28th Feb 2013

    Source

    205, The Wine Advocate

    This example was bottled in Porto and remained in the house’s bin until this tasting. The 1963 Vintage Port has a dark russet color. The nose is beautifully defined, perhaps this particular bottle less exuberant than other that I have encountered. It offers walnut, small cherries, juniper berries and a touch of spirit that expands in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with wonderful balance and fine tannins. It has tremendous weight matched by nigh perfect acidity. It is very harmonious, almost honeyed towards the finish with hazelnut and cloves infusing the decayed fruit and hints of menthol on the spicy aftertaste. This is a sublime Fonseca that will last another two or three decades with ease. Drink now-2030+.

Tasting Notes
96
Vintage Port 1963 Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny

2 Case 4 75cl £1,115
98
Vintage Port 1994 Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny

2 Case 4 75cl £315
97
Vintage Port NV Graham's 40 Year Old Tawny

2 Case 6 75cl £480
96
Red Bordeaux 1995 Margaux

1 Case 12 75cl £4,600
  • In Asia 
    May 2009 Lisa Perrotti-Brown 95 Drink: 2009 - 2030 $461-$1140
    Medium garnet colour going brick at the rim. The nose is beginning to showing signs of evolution with aromas of leather, game, warm cassis, dried plums and cloves. Medium to high acidity, medium body and medium to firm, fine tannins support earthy, blackcurrant-preserve fruit. Long finish. Drink now – 2030+. Tasted February 2009.
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    Wine Advocate #115
    Feb 1998 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 95 Drink: 2005 - 2040 $461-$1140 (300)
    Bottled very late (November, 1997), the 1995 has continued to flesh out, developing into one of the great classics made under the Mentzelopoulos regime. The color is opaque ruby/purple. The nose offers aromas of licorice and sweet smoky new oak intermixed with jammy black fruits, licorice, and minerals. The wine is medium to full-bodied, with extraordinary richness, fabulous equilibrium, and hefty tannin in the finish. In spite of its large size and youthfulness, this wine is user-friendly and accessible. This is a thrilling Margaux that will always be softer and more evolved than its broader-shouldered sibling, the 1996. How fascinating it will be to follow the evolution of both of these vintages over the next half century. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2040.
     

    Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition 
    Jan 1998 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 95 Drink: 2005 - 2025 $461-$1140
    The 1995 has fleshed out, developed more intensity, in addition to some stunning aromatics since I tasted it last spring. It appears to be a sensational Chateau Margaux that should take its place alongside some of the great wines produced at this estate under the Mentzelopoulos regime. Will this vintage ultimately rival the 1990, 1986, 1983, or 1982? I doubt it, but this majestic wine is not far off the mark of those classics. The wine's opaque purple color is followed by a fabulously sweet nose of black fruits, licorice, smoke, and the alluring floral scents that are so typical of Chateau Margaux. There is admirable flavor intensity and presence on the palate, as well as layers of black fruits, full body, and well-integrated toasty oak, acidity, and tannin. In comparison with other great vintages, it is not as creamy-textured and flattering as the 1990, but neither is it as backward and tannic as the 1986. Given the fact that it has developed so spectacularly in cask, this should be a Chateau Margaux to drink between 2005-2025. Last tasted 1/97

Tasting Notes
95
Red Bordeaux 1995 Calon Segur

3 Case 12 75cl £1,100
  • As I have said many times since I first tasted this wine, the 1995 Calon-Segur is one of the great sleepers of the vintage (I bought the wine as a future for a mere $250 a case). The wine has closed down completely since bottling, but it is a sensational effort that may ultimately merit an even higher score. The wine is opaque purple-colored. With coaxing, the tight aromatics reveal some weedy cassis intertwined with truffles, chocolate, and beef blood-like aromas. On the palate, there is an element of sur-maturite (1995 was an extremely late harvest at Calon-Segur), fabulous density and purity, and a boatload of tannin. This deep, broodingly backward, classic Bordeaux will require a decade of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2035. Proprietor Madame Gasqueton (one of The Wine Advocate's heroines of 1997) has produced two unqualified back to back successes. Kudos to Calon-Segur, as both the 1995 and 1996 wines have a strong buy recommendation from me, but only for readers who have the patience to wait them out.

    Score: 92 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (115), February 1998

Tasting Notes
92
Red Bordeaux 1995 Palmer

2 Case 12 75cl £2,250
  • This is one of the best Palmer’s of the decade. The nose is generous with raspberry, strawberry and that touch of lemongrass noted on previous occasions. The palate is full-bodied and precocious, fleshy, lots of stuffing and rounded in texture. Good depth with a savoury second half, nice grippy tannins with a raspberry and cooked meats towards the finish. On this showing the wine could actually benefit from further bottle ageing, but this remains a “solid” long-term Palmer. Impressive, but pleasure will come later. Drink 2010-2020+ Tasted March 2008.

    Wine Journal
    Nov 2008 Neal Martin 95 Drink 2008 - 2025 $192-$375
    This Palmer has a fresh, lively nose with blackberry, freshly rolled tobacco and gravel. Very good definition. The palate is medium-bodied, very fresh with fine tannins. Like other 1995s it is has more masculinity than it showed in its youth, but has great delineation and poise with cedar and a touch of graphite towards the slightly foursquare (for Palmer) finish. Drink now-2025. Tasted June 2008.

    Wine Journal
    Jan 2000 Neal Martin 94-96 Drink N/A $192-$375
    Did nothing for me the first time I tasted this but a far superior bottle in February 2004: a similar colour to the 1996. Nose is more open and has evolved with some lovely morello cherry, savory and lemongrass notes. The palate is complex, very smooth with pain grille and roasted herbs. I under-estimated this wine last time and it has developed far better than expected. Excellent. Then a blind bottle in April 2005. A muted nose, perhaps a bit "fluffy" and lacking definition. But the palate is very concentrated, tannic with ripe liquorice tinged fruit. Good acidity though still quite austere and masculine. Real depth and persistency here. Superb.

Tasting Notes
95
Red Bordeaux 2000 Talbot

1 Case 12 75cl £950
  • 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 1998 Ausone

1 Case 12 75cl £5,500
98
Vintage Port 1994 Taylor's

1 Case 12 75cl £975
  • When tasting young vintage ports, Taylor is always the most backward. Yet potentially, it has the capability to be the most majestic. This classically made, opaque purple-colored wine is crammed with black fruits (blueberries and cassis). It reveals high tannin and a reserved style, but it is enormously constituted with massive body, a formidable mid-palate, and exceptional length. It is a young, rich, powerful Taylor that will require 10-15 years of aging. Compared to the more flashy, forward style of the 1992, the 1994 has more in common with such vintages as 1977 and 1970. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2045.

Tasting Notes
97
Red Bordeaux 2000 Fonroque

[Duty Paid]

1 Case 12 75cl £350
Red Bordeaux 2000 Fonplegade

[Duty Paid]

1 Case 12 75cl £300
  • Rating

    89

    Release Price

    $25

    Drink Date

    2005 - 2018

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    23rd Apr 2003

    Source

    146, The Wine Advocate

    The 2000 is the finest Fonplegade in nearly two decades. Thankfully, there are 4,000 cases of this structured, deep, concentrated wine, with high levels of tannin, but equally impressive levels of extract and richness. Medium to full-bodied, with plum, black currant, and cherry fruit intermixed with mineral and earth, this pure, rich St.-Emilion is an admirable achievement. It is a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2018.

Tasting Notes
89
Red Bordeaux 1995 Leoville Barton

2 Case 12 75cl £850
  • The 1995 reveals an opaque purple color, followed by a sweet, cassis-scented nose intermingled with roasted herbs and spicy oak. One of the more tannic, backward 1995s, with a 1986-like density, richness, and full-bodied power, this slowly evolving, giant-sized St.-Julien will test the patience of all but the most serious Bordeaux wine enthusiasts. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2030.

Tasting Notes
92
Red Bordeaux 2000 Calon Segur

2 Case 12 75cl £1,150
  • Rating

    94

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2018 - 2050

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    28th Oct 2016

    Source

    227, The Wine Advocate

    Tasted from an ex-château bottle at BI Wine & Spirits Calon-Segur dinner in London. The 2000 Calon Segur is one of those wines that reminds you how great the millennial vintage could be. Now at fifteen years old, it has a brilliant, vivacious red berry nose infused with ash and cigar box aromas. The detail here is a beguiling and it just "sings" Saint Estèphe. The palate is medium-bodied with dense, firm tannin that provide a rigid backbone, but it is swathed in copious tobacco-drenched black fruit and a superb line of acidity. It finishes with a twist of bitter cherry on the finish that completes what is a deeply impressive Calon-Ségur; it might just outclass the 2005. Tasted March 2015.

Tasting Notes
94
Red Bordeaux 2000 Beychevelle

1 Case 12 75cl £1,250
  • Deep ruby/purple in color, with a sweet nose of black currants, earth, licorice, and mineral, the 2000 is relatively powerful and dense for the normally restrained and elegant Beychevelle. Medium to full-bodied, dense, and chewy, it is showing even better out of bottle than it was from cask. While it appears to be the finest example made at Beychevelle since the 1989 and 1982, patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020.

Tasting Notes
91
Red Bordeaux 2000 Cos d'Estournel

2 Case 12 75cl £1,700
  • Rating

    97

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2018 - 2035

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    30th Nov 2018

    Source

    Interim End of November 2018, The Wine Advocate

    Blended of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2000 Cos d'Estournel is deep garnet in color with a touch of brick and sporting a lot of tertiary evolution on the nose. It leaps from the glass with opulent sandalwood, Chinese five spice, cigar box and leather scents over a core of prunes, baked cherries, dried mulberries and eucalyptus plus a touch of potpourri. Medium-bodied, the palate is laden with fragrant fruitcake and exotic spice layers, framed by wonderfully plush tannins and a refreshing line, finishing with an exhilarating menthol lift.

Tasting Notes
97
Red Bordeaux 2000 Leoville Barton

1 Case 12 75cl £1,200
  •  found this to be one of the more backward wines of the 2000 vintage and gave it a window of maturity of 2015-2040 when I reviewed it in 2003. In my two recent tastings of it, I changed that window to 2018-2050, which probably says more than the following tasting note could say. This is a behemoth – dense, highly extracted, very tannic, broodingly backward, with a dense purple color and very little evolution since it was bottled 8 years ago. Wonderfully sweet cedar and fruitcake notes are intermixed with hints of creme de cassis, licorice, and earthy forest floor. It is full-bodied and tannic, with everything in place, but like so many wines that come from Leoville Barton, it makes a mockery of many modern-day consumers wanting a wine for immediate gratification. Those who bought it should continue to exercise patience and be proud to own a wonderful classic with five decades of longevity ahead of it.

Tasting Notes
95
Red Burgundy 2016 Musigny Vieilles Vignes

de Vogue

1 Case 3 75cl £2,175
  • A restrained and cool and yet perfumed and ultra-spicy array offers up aromas of dark cherry, raspberry and a wide range of floral elements. The concentrated, tautly muscular and tension-filled flavors possess excellent depth of material as well as an abundance of minerality while exhibiting superb persistence on the firm, dusty, youthfully austere and built-to-age finish where a hint of bitter cherry pit appears. This sleek and classy effort will need an extended stay in a cool cellar. In a word, brilliant.

    Score: 96 Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (73), January 2019

Tasting Notes
96
Red Bordeaux 2008 Mouton Rothschild

[Due January 2021]

1 Case 12 75cl £4,500
  • From an underrated vintage for many Bordeaux wines, the 2008 Mouton-Rothschild reveals classic notes of cigar box, forest floor, underbrush, vanillin, camphor, chocolate and abundant blackcurrant and blackberry fruit. Beautifully finessed tannins coat the mouth, giving the wine a savory, expansive texture with no hard edges. It still has some tannin to shed, but this beauty is evolving quickly, displaying wonderful secondary nuances. It should age for 25+ years.

    Score: 94 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (216), December 2014

Tasting Notes
94
Red Bordeaux 1996 Mouton Rothschild

[due January 2021]

2 Case 6 75cl £2,550
  • 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 2009 Clinet

[Due January 2021]

1 Case 6 75cl £975
  • Clinet has been on a hote streak lately and the 2009 appears to be the greastest wine ever made at the estate, surpassing even the late Jean Michel Arcaute's monumental 1989. A blend of 85 % Merlot and tiny amounts of Cabernet Franc (12%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (3%), this big Pomerol boasts an opaque, moonless night inky/blue/purple color in addition to a gorgeous perfume of blueberry pie, incense, truffles, black raspberries, licorice and wood smoke. Viscous and multidimensional with silky, sweet tannin, massive fruit concentration and full-bodied power, there are nearly 4,000 cases of this thick, juicy, perfect Clinet. It should drink well in 3-5 years and keep for 25-30.

    Score: 100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, March 2012

    The greatest Clinet since the incredible duo produced by the late Jean-Michel Arcaute in 1989 and 1990, the 2009 (tasted on 4 separate occasions) was off the charts in terms of quality and potential. Yields of 47 hectoliters per hectare were not particularly low, and the fruit used in the final blend (87% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon; 14% natural alcohol) was all harvested between September 21 and October 7. The wine boasts an opaque black/purple color in addition to a gorgeous bouquet of truffles, charcoal, asphalt, blackberries, blueberries, and meaty, smoky notes. This dense, unctuously-textured Pomerol is built like a skyscraper with multiple layers, sweet tannins, and enormous concentration as well as length. The good news is there will be 4,000 cases of this modern day legend in the making. It should drink well for 30-35 years. While it's hard to eclipse a 100-point wine (1989), the 2009 appears to be the finest Clinet has ever made. (Tasted four times.) Drink 2010-2045.

    Robert Parker added an asterisk to this wine score to signify that it is a wine he considers has the finest potential of all the offerings he has ever tasted from this estate in nearly 32 years of barrel tasting samples in Bordeaux.

    Score: 97/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (188), April 2010

    The 2009 Clinet has an impressive and complex bouquet with liquorice and truffle infused black fruit, hints of desiccated orange peel and even a dab of honey. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe, succulent, and fine tannins (although not as fine as the 2009 La Conseillante) with a dense, precocious and heady finish. There is hedonism here, but it is on a tight leash. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting. 2021 - 2045

    Score: 95 Neal Martin, vinous.com, March 2019

Tasting Notes
100
Red Bordeaux 2009 Hosanna

[Due January 2021]

1 Case 6 75cl £875
  • Rating

    95+

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2020 - 2042

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    14th Mar 2019

    Source

    March 2019 Week 2, The Wine Advocate

    Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Hosanna has a dark-fruited, broody nose of stewed black plums, blackberry preserves and blackcurrant cordial with touches of pencil lead, bay leaves, beef drippings and fungi. Full-bodied with a firm, chewy frame, the palate gives loads of savory/earthy layers and a ferrous finish.

Tasting Notes
95
Red Bordeaux 2009 Lafite Rothschild

[Due January 2021]

1 Case 6 75cl £3,825
  • Rating

    97

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2019 - 2049

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    14th Mar 2019

    Source

    March 2019 Week 2, The Wine Advocate

    The deep garnet colored 2009 Lafite Rothschild bursts from the glass with red and black currant preserves, warm plums, mulberries and kirsch scents plus suggestions of sweaty leather, cigar box and menthol. Medium-bodied, elegant and firmly structured, it has wonderful freshness and a long earthy/meaty finish.

Tasting Notes
97
Red Bordeaux 2009 Leoville Barton

[Due January 2021]

1 Case 12 75cl £840
  • ROBERT PARKER

    Head and shoulders above its stablemate, Langoa Barton, proprietor Anthony Barton’s 2009 Leoville Barton is another massive, excruciatingly rich, tannic, potentially long-aged wine. Meant for consumers with old fashioned tastes, it boasts a dense opaque purple color as well as a bouquet of licorice, forest floor, unsmoked cigar tobacco and a hint of earth. The wine reveals tremendous denseness and richness, a broad, savory mouthfeel and elevated tannins in the finish. However, there is a sweetness to the tannins and no trace of bitterness and astringency, always a sign of a top vintage as well as fully mature grapes. Still a monolithic baby, this 2009 should be forgotten for at least a decade, and consumed over the next 30-50 years. - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate February 2012

Tasting Notes
93
Red Bordeaux 2009 Leoville Las Cases

[Due January 2021]

1 Case 12 75cl £1,975
  • The 2009 Leoville Las Cases may be the most open-knit and forward Las Cases I have tasted to date. Analytically, it is high in tannin and the alcohol is 13.8%, nearly a record at this estate. This blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc was showing brilliantly at the 2009 tasting I did in Hong Kong and at a later tasting. It boasts an inky/purple color, monumental concentration and lots of sweet, jammy black currant, black cherry and kirsch fruit intermixed with crushed rock and mineral notes. As always, proprietor Jean-Hubert Delon has built a massive wine with exceptional precision, unbelievable purity and aging potential of 40-50 years. I was surprised by the lusciousness of this cuvee on several occasions, and how much more forward it is given the fact that Las Cases can often be forebodingly backward and in need of 10-15 years of cellaring (at age 30, the 1982 is still a baby in terms of development!). The super-concentrated 2009 needs another 5-7 years before additional nuances emerge. This is a brilliant, full-throttle St.-Julien. (98+ Points) Score: 98Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 01 March 2012

Tasting Notes
99
Red Bordeaux 2009 Mouton Rothschild

[Due January 2021]

2 Case 6 75cl £2,725
  • The 2009 Mouton Rothschild has a striking label from Anish Kapoor. The wine is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Merlot that begs comparison as a young wine with what the 1982 tasted like in 1985 or, I suspect, what the 1959 may have tasted like in 1962. Representing 50% of their production, the wine has an inky purple color to the rim and not terribly high alcohol for a 2009 (13.2%), but that is reflected by the high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a remarkable nose of lead pencil shavings, violets, creme de cassis and subtle barrique smells. It is stunningly opulent, fat, and super-concentrated, but the luxurious fruit tends to conceal some rather formidable tannins in the finish. This is an amazing wine that will be slightly more drinkable at an earlier age than I thought from barrel, but capable of lasting 50 or more years. Kudos to the Baroness Philippine de Rothschild and the entire Mouton team, lead by Monsieur Dalhuin.

Tasting Notes
99
Red Bordeaux 2009 Phelan Segur

[Due January 2021]

1 Case 12 75cl £390
  • Rating

    93

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2019 - 2036

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    14th Mar 2019

    Source

    March 2019 Week 2, The Wine Advocate

    Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Phélan Ségur leaps from the glass with scents of crème de cassis, molten chocolate, licorice and blueberry compote with touches of cardamom, Morello cherries and dried mint. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals beautiful poise with a fine frame of grainy tannins and a refreshing backbone, finishing long and mineral laced.

Tasting Notes
93
Red Bordeaux 2009 Roc des Cambes

[Due January 2021]

2 Case 6 75cl £290
Red Bordeaux 2009 Tertre Roteboeuf

[Due January 2021]

1 Case 6 75cl £1,050
  • Le Tertre-Rôteboeuf

    The 2009 Le Tertre-Rôteboeuf has a classically styled nose in the context of the vintage, almost Left Bank in style with touches of pencil box infusing the brambly red berry fruit. There is just a distant tang of autumn bonfire. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, quite tight and structured with a light peppery, cedar-tinged finish that lingers impressively in the mouth. Tasted several times before, this remains an outstanding Saint-Émilion from François Mitjavile. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting.

    -- Neal Martin 96 Neal Martin 2021 - 2045 Not Available Mar 2019

Tasting Notes
96
Red Bordeaux 2010 Mouton Rothschild

[Due January 2021]

1 Case 3 75cl £1,450
  • Only 49% of the production made it into the 2010 Mouton Rothschild, which has a strikingly beautiful label by Jeffrey Koons. This is a truly great wine, with a very high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (94%) and the other 6% Merlot. At 13.9% natural alcohol, Mouton's director, Philippe Dhalluin, has clearly produced another 50- to 60-year wine that has a chance at perfection in about 15 years time, when I suspect this wine will be rounding into drinking condition. It is dense, rich and full-bodied, with the classic Mouton creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice and floral notes, but also some blueberry and hints of subtle espresso and mulberry. The wine has more minerality and precision than the rich, extravagantly opulent 2009, and while that may please some, others will have their patience tested as they wait and wait for this compelling Mouton Rothschild to hit full maturity. Score: 98+

Tasting Notes
98
Red Bordeaux 2010 Petrus

[Due January 2021]

1 Case 3 75cl £8,300
  • Source Reviewer Rating Maturity Current (Release) Cost

    Wine Advocate #205
    Feb 2013 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 100 Drink: 2021 - 2071 $3000-$6348 (1500)
    The harvest at Petrus took place between September 27 and October 12, and the 2010 finished at 14.1% natural alcohol, which is slightly lower than the 2009's 14.5%. The 2010 reminds me somewhat of the pre-1975 vintages of Petrus, a monster-in-the-making, with loads of mulberry, coffee, licorice and black cherry notes with an overlay of enormous amounts of glycerin and depth. Stunningly rich, full-bodied and more tannic and classic than the 2009, this is an awesome Petrus, but probably needs to be forgotten for 8-10 years. It should last at least another 50 or more. 

    Someone told me recently that Petrus had a second wine, so I asked Olivier Berrouet, their young, talented administrator, whether that was true, and he flatly denied it, so if any Asian wine buyers are running across second wines of Petrus in Hong Kong or on mainland China, be warned – they are not genuine. Proprietor Jean Moueix, who I believe is in his late twenties, has taken over for his father, Jean-Francois, who has largely retired, and the younger Moueix has really pushed quality even higher at this renowned estate. Anyone visiting Pomerol would have undoubtedly noticed the renovations at Petrus, as it was once one of the most modest and humble buildings in the appellation. Moreover, I suspect that multi-millionaire/billionaire collectors will have about 50 years to debate over which vintage of Petrus turns out better, the 2009 or 2010. In a perfect world, most people would love to have a few bottles of each, or at least the opportunity to taste them once in a while, as they have become more of a myth than something real, but these wines do, in fact, exist!

     

Tasting Notes
100
Red Bordeaux 2011 Leoville Barton

[Due January 2021]

2 Case 12 75cl £540
  • Tasting Date : 01 April 2014

    Firmly structured, dense and medium-bodied with moderate tannin, this austere and backward yet well-endowed 2011 needs 5-7 years of bottle age. Whether the fruit holds up to the tannic structure remains to be seen, but the dark ruby/purple color, purity and impressive depth as well as concentration augur well for future positive development. Forget this 2011 for 5-6 years and drink it over the following 15-20.

    Rating : 88+/100

Tasting Notes
88
Red Bordeaux 2012 Belair Monange

[Due January 2021]

1 Case 6 75cl £345
  • Rating

    95+

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2015 - 2039

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    30th Apr 2015

    Source

    218, The Wine Advocate

    With some of the oldest vines in all of Bordeaux, especially one parcel from 1905, Belair Monange’s 2012 (14.5% alcohol) is a tribute to this great terroir that was poorly managed and exploited prior to the family of Jean-Pierre Moueix taking over. Now it is Christian Moueix and his son Edouard who manage the property and produce the wine. The 2012 is a beauty, with a deep ruby/purple color, complex notes of minerals, crushed rock, red and black fruits, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, great texture, long finish and true ability and character. It should age beautifully for 20 or more years and yet be drinkable another three or four. Production is small, as only 1,300 cases were produced.

Tasting Notes
95
Red Bordeaux 2012 Gazin

[Due January 2021]

1 Case 12 75cl £540
  • Rating

    95

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2020 - 2045

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    28th Oct 2016

    Source

    227, The Wine Advocate

    Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Gazin has a complex, quite mercurial bouquet that seems quite confit in style at the moment. After five minutes it offers raspberry coulis, wild strawberry, marmalade and minerals. You could nose this all day! The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, beautifully balanced with a harmony all its own. It glides across the mouth, so much so that it almost belies the structure underneath. This is seriously good—a top-drawer Pomerol with long-term ambitions. It may warrant an even higher score in the future. This is one to watch. Tasted January 2016.

Tasting Notes
95
Red Bordeaux 2012 Latour a Pomerol

[Due January 2021]

2 Case 6 75cl £275
  • Rating

    93+

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2015 - 2035

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    30th Apr 2015

    Source

    218, The Wine Advocate

    A very strong effort from this estate in the Jean-Pierre Moueix stable, this 2012 (14.5% natural alcohol) has a dense ruby/purple color, a big, sweet kiss of mocha, blackcurrants, and black cherries, and notes of truffle and earth. Full-bodied, ripe and one of the great successes from this estate over recent decades, the 2012 is a must-purchase for Pomerol enthusiasts. Silky tannins, superb concentration and a long, long finish suggest a good 20+ years of evolution at minimum. Bravo!

Tasting Notes
93
Red Bordeaux 2012 Petrus

[Due january 2021]

1 Case 3 75cl £5,300
  • Rating

    96+

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2020 - 2045

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    28th Oct 2016

    Source

    227, The Wine Advocate

    Tasted blind at the Southwold 2012 tasting, the 2012 Petrus demonstrated a forward, fruit-driven, ripe raspberry and wild strawberry bouquet underneath which lies graphite and forest floor aromas. It seems refined, understated, nonchalant even. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly savory opening, as if there was a tiny drop of Cabernet Franc. The tannins are fine but firm, the red fruit infused with cooked meat, black pepper and sage notes, although I was anticipating a finish armed with more body. That may well develop in time, yet it remains a regal Pomerol that will probably merit a higher score with bottle age, hence the plus-sign against the score. Tasted January 2016.

Tasting Notes
96
Red Bordeaux 2012 Tertre Roteboeuf

[Due January 2021]

1 Case 6 75cl £520
  • Rôteboeuf

    The 2012 Tertre-Roteboeuf is without question one of the wines of the vintage. Remarkably vivid for such a big, super-ripe wine, the 2012 boasts superb nuance and delineation from start to finish. Dense, powerful and explosive, the 2012 is a real head-turner, but it is also going to need at least a few years to shed some baby fat. Still, the 2012 is impressive, even today. With time in the glass the aromas open up and tannins soften a touch, both indications of what is in store for those who can wait. The October 10 harvest was very much in line with the norm here. Tertre-Rôteboeuf is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The 2012 spent 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels.

    -- Antonio Galloni 95+ Antonio Galloni 2018 - 2032 $180.00 Jan 2016

Tasting Notes
95
Red Bordeaux 2013 La Fleur-Petrus

[Due January 2021]

1 Case 6 75cl £640
  • Rating

    91

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2018 - 2032

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    28th Oct 2016

    Source

    227, The Wine Advocate

    The 2013 La Fleur Petrus is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and offers a more enticing bouquet than the Latour-à-Pomerol at this early stage, more depth of fruit on the nose thanks to that pure Merlot: small red cherries, crushed strawberry and just a hint of iodine. The palate is sweet on the entry with crushed red berries, sea salt, bay leaf and a pinch of black pepper. This is well balanced and with more rondeur than the comparatively masculine Latour-à-Pomerol, suave on the finish even if it does not bestow the same complexity as other vintages from this Pomerol estate. Give it just another year in bottle and then it should give 12-15 years drinking pleasure, possibly more.

     

Tasting Notes
91
Red Bordeaux 2013 La Grave a Pomerol, Trigant de Boisset

[Due January 2021]

1 Case 12 75cl £260
  • Medium red. Aromas of red- and blackcurrant and loam are lifted by hints of flowers, licorice and tobacco. Smooth on the palate, offering flavors of red berries and dark plum. Not the last word in complexity but nicely balanced and devoid of the bitter or green tannins typical of many 2013s. Well done.

    -- Ian D'Agata86-89Ian D'AgataNot AvailableMay 2014

     

Tasting Notes
89
Red Bordeaux 2013 Trotanoy

[Due January 2021]

1 Case 6 75cl £425
  • Rating

    92

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2018 - 2036

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    28th Oct 2016

    Source

    227, The Wine Advocate

    The 2013 Trotanoy appears to be maturing nicely in bottle. What I appreciate is the precision on the nose. No, it is not as complex or as intense as other vintages, yet there is admirable detail here, crushed stone mixed with redcurrant and blackberry. The palate is medium-bodied and clearly has commendable depth as it gently grips the mouth. There is substance here, more body if less roundness vis-a-vis the 2013 La Fleur Petrus with a slight edginess towards the finish and a hint of black truffle and smoke on the aftertaste. This should be considered as a success for the vintage and I can see it giving a couple of decades of drinking pleasure.

Tasting Notes
92
Red Bordeaux 2013 Latour a Pomerol

[Due January 2021]

2 Case 6 75cl £225
  • Rating

    89

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2018 - 2030

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    28th Oct 2016

    Source

    227, The Wine Advocate

    The 2013 Latour a Pomerol, a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, had a rather sultry, conservative, tertiary bouquet that seems to lack some fruit intensity. In some ways I found a little more aromatic pleasure in the La Grave à Pomerol. The palate is much better: nicely structured with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, crisp and crunchy blackberry and raspberry fruit with spice and bay leaf, segueing into a precise finish whose only intention is to give drinking pleasure. Give this a year for the aromatics to awaken and then drink over the next 10-15 years.

Tasting Notes
89
Red Bordeaux 2013 Petrus

[Due January 2021]

1 Case 3 75cl £4,600
  • 91

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2018 - 2035

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    28th Oct 2016

    Source

    227, The Wine Advocate

    The 2013 Petrus was bottled in June 2015, a month before I visited the property to taste with winemaker, Olivier Berrouet. "The idea was to not push too much," he told me. "We didn't use too much wood - around 45% new oak. It would be 55% in a good vintage. The pH is 3.55 and it has 13.5% alcohol." It has quite a deep colour for a 2013, very clear and lucid. The nose is undeniably very attractive, gently unfolding with black cherries, iodine, pot pourri and a touch of bilberry. The aromatics are gentle and unassuming, yet still very Pomerol and still very Petrus. The palate is medium-bodied and for a 2013 it is certainly well structured, the tannins imparting a grainy mouthfeel. At the moment it feels saline in the mouth, fresh and with absolutely no sign of greenness. It is a successful wine within the context of the 2013 vintage and I appreciated the sharpness on what you might call its "clinical" finish. There is not so much in the way of persistence here and it departs out the exit door swiftly rather than abruptly. No, it is not the best Petrus ever made, not by a long chalk, nevertheless it is undoubtedly better than off-vintages in the past such as the 1986 and 1996. Tasted July 2016.

Tasting Notes
91
Red Bordeaux 2013 Tertre Roteboeuf

[Due January 2021]

1 Case 6 75cl £480
  • Emilion

    Good deep red-ruby. Wild aromas of roasted red fruits, violet and minerals, plus a whiff of nutty oak. Broad and supple but juicy too, with red fruit, ink, earth and leather flavors saturating the palate. Firm acidity really lifts and extends the flavors on the long, vibrant finish. Displays much less showy torrefaction than usual for this property, but those who prefer their claret refined and graceful will find much to like.

    -- Ian D'Agata 87-90 Ian D'Agata Not Available May 2014

Tasting Notes
90
Red Bordeaux 2014 Belair Monange

[Due January 2021]

1 Case 6 75cl £315
  • Rating

    92

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2020 - 2038

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    31st Mar 2017

    Source

    Interim End of March 2017, The Wine Advocate

    The 2014 Belair-Monange was a slightly perplexing wine when I tasted it from barrel, so I was intrigued to discover how it would perform now in bottle. It has what you might describe as a "straight-laced" bouquet: very direct and nicely delineated, albeit without the frills and nuances of some of the best Saint Emilion wines this vintage. There is an attractive wilted rose petal aroma that emerges with aeration, but I was seeking more intensity. The palate is better than the aromatics: silky smooth in texture, well-judged acidity, genuine depth and gentle grip in the mouth. There is tangible mineralité here, great focus with a sense of tension and "bite" towards the finish. I was probably being parsimonious with my score in barrel, although that is partly vindicated by the nose that needs to get its act together and match the potential of the palate. Let's see how this develops over the next few years.

Tasting Notes
92
Red Bordeaux 2014 La Fleur-Petrus

[Due January 2021]

2 Case 6 75cl £650
  • The 2014 La Fleur Petrus is impressive out of barrel and it continues to evince quality now in bottle. It has a lovely, engaging bouquet with vivacious redcurrant and cranberry fruit, superb mineralité and energy, real focus and a sense of drive in situ. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a sense of symmetry and poise from start to finish. It has perhaps turned into a slightly more elegant and feminine wine than I anticipated, less bullish than the Hosanna. But there is real complexity on the finish with black pepper and clove lingering on the aftertaste. This is superb. Drink Date 2020-2045

    Score: 94 Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Interim En), April 2017

Tasting Notes
94
Red Bordeaux 2014 Tertre Roteboeuf

[Due January 2021]

1 Case 6 75cl £565
  • Rating

    94

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2020 - 2045

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    30th Jun 2017

    Source

    231, The Wine Advocate

    The 2014 Le Tertre Roteboeuf, now in bottle, has a very refined and pure bouquet, with red cherries, wild strawberry and a touch of orange blossom—all very Burgundy-like in style. The palate is very well balanced, with crisp tannin, hints of fig and date infusions that complement the red berry fruit, and a touch of white pepper toward the long finish. This is turning out to be a delicious (as banal as that reads) Le Tertre-Roteboeuf with the tannic structure to suggest that it will give pleasure over the next 20-30 years.

Tasting Notes
94
Rhone 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

Janasse

1 Case 6 75cl £715
100
Vintage Port 1994 Quinta do Noval

1 Case 3 75cl £215
  • Score: 95 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (107), October 1996

    Score: 95 James Suckling, Wine Spectato

Tasting Notes
95
Red Bordeaux 1996 Calon Segur

1 Case 12 75cl £1,000
  • Score: 92 Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

    The 1996 may not be as profound as I had predicted from cask, but it is an exceptional wine. Dark ruby-colored, with a complex nose of dried herbs, Asian spices, and black cherry jam intermixed with cassis, it possesses outstanding purity, and considerable tannin in the finish. This classic, medium to full-bodied, traditionally made wine improves dramatically with airing, suggesting it will have a very long life. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2028.

    Score: 92 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (122), April 1999

    He has gained weight, revealing even more flesh and depth than in 1997. The wine is opaque ruby/purple colored, full bodied, ferociously tannic and crammed with fruit and extract.This wine will require a decade of partience.This appears to be a profond classic muscular, and powerful Calon-Segur that will age effortlessly for 30-40 years. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2035. 
    Readers should remember that this estate possesses one of the greatest terroirs of Bordeaux, and produced a bevy of legendary wines in the twenties, late forties, and early fifties. Since then, it has been something of a hit or miss property, but under her administration, Madame Gasqueton has produced consistently outstanding wines. The 1996, a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, was made from extremely low yields of 35 hectoliters per hectare. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2035.

    Score: 92/94 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (115), February 1998

    Strongly mineral nose. Very fresh and sappy. Good integrity of fruit right through the beginning, middle and end of the tasting experience. Lots of tannin there still which is very slightly dusty. Correct St-Estèphe. Sweet start and then glossy. Drink 2007-17

    Score: 17 Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, September 2006

    Score: 16.2 Farr Vintners, 1996 Bordeaux Blind Tasting 8/9/2006, September 2006

Tasting Notes
92
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