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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Format Price Note Ratingsort descending
California Aston Estate 2009 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

2 Bottle 75cl £65
California Inglenook 2009 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

2 Case 6 75cl £300
White Burgundy Colin-Morey 2009 Bienvenue Batard Montrachet

1 Case 6 75cl £2,400
Red Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2009 Gevrey 1er Cru Champeaux

4 Case 6 75cl £245
Red Burgundy Hospices de Beaune 2009 Beaune 1er Cru Cuvee Rousseau Deslandes

1 Bottle 300cl £295
California Sine Qua Non 2009 This is Not and Exit (4xSyrah, 2xGrenache)

3 Case 6 75cl £2,050
White Bordeaux 2009 Blanc de Lynch Bages

[Duty Paid]

1 Case 6 75cl £275£260
Champagne 2009 Pol Roger Cuvee Winston Churchill

5 Case 6 75cl £680
  • The wine has an inviting, bright golden hue, and a fine, regular stream of bubbles.
    At first the refined nose exudes subtle hints of brioche and sweet spice combining with citrus flavours and floral fragrances.
    As the wine warms in the glass, it becomes more powerful and the nose develops complex nuances of toasted nuts, acacia blossom and honeycomb.
    The palate is round and creamy supported by notes of fresh fruit.
    The structure is opulent, underpinned by fabulous balance. The finish is long and powerful.

    Champagne Pol Roger created their Prestige Cuvée in homage to Sir Winston Churchill mindful of the qualities that he sought in his champagne : robustness, a full-bodied character and relative maturity. The exact blend is a closely guarded family secret but it is undeniable that the composition would meet with the approval of the man to whom it is dedicated : "My tastes are simple, I am easily satisfied with the best". Pinot Noir predominates, providing structure, breadth and robustness whilst Chardonnay contributes elegance, finesse and subtlety. Composed exclusively of grapes sourced from Grands Crus Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards which were already under vine during Churchill's lifetime. Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill is only made in the very best vintages and is always released later than the other vintage dated Champagnes from Pol Roger, marking Churchill's appreciation for older wines.

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California Jonata 2009 Tierra

4 Bottle 75cl £55
92
Red Bordeaux 2009 Armailhac

2 Case 6 150cl £550
  • The finest d'Armailhac I have tasted to date, the 2009 is largely Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) blended with a big wallop of Merlot (25%) and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Its dense purple color is followed by a big, sweet kiss of asphalt, black currants, mocha, barbecue smoke, cedar and spice. This medium to full-bodied, well-made, impressively endowed Pauillac should drink well for 20+ years. Drink: 2012 - 2032

    Score: 92 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (199), March 2012

    This may be the finest d'Armailhac I have ever tasted. Made in a textured, full-bodied, sumptuous style, it is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and the balance primarily Cabernet Franc with a tiny dosage of Petit Verdot. It exhibits a deep ruby/purple hue along with floral, red and black currant, cedar, and spice characteristics. Deep, medium to full-bodied, and impressively pure as well as long, it should drink well for 25 years. (Tasted three times.) Drink 2010-2035. 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: 90/93 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (188), April 2010

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92
Red Burgundy Lignier-Michelot 2009 Morey 1er Cru Faconnieres

4 Case 3 150cl £295
  • Tasting note: A more restrained nose of cassis, plum, violets and earth marries into seductively textured, lacy and ultra-pure flavors that are wonderfully refined, indeed to the point where they possess a silky mouth feel and culminate in a superbly long and punchy finish that is the epitome of finesse. This offers excellent qualit

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92
Red Burgundy Lignier-Michelot 2009 Clos de la Roche

2 Case 12 75cl £1,450
  • Tasting note: A notably ripe and wonderfully complex nose offers up notes of raspberry and cherry liqueur before merging seamlessly with seductive, pure and concentrated broad-shouldered flavors that possess unusually refined tannins and an explosive finish. This should provide very satisfactory results in 12 to 15 years.

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93
Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2009 Echezeaux

2 Case 6 75cl £760
  • Tasting note: In stark contrast to the fresh, bright and expressive nose that I saw from cask, this has shut down hard and while persistent swirling and plenty air coaxes subtle spice notes as well as plum and red cherry to emerge, it's clear that this is going to require some bottle age before it blossoms. Otherwise there is fine concentration to the medium-bodied flavors that coat the palate on the delicious, complex, balanced and lingering finish that evidences very firm tannins that impart a notable austerity. A "buy and forget" wine built for the long-term.
     

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93
California Verite 2009 Desir

3 Bottle 75cl £180
93
California Verite 2009 Desir

1 Case 6 75cl £1,080
93
California Verite 2009 Desir

1 Bottle 150cl £380
93
Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2009 Griotte Chambertin

4 Case 6 75cl £550
  • Tasting note: This is one of the few wines to display noticeable reduction and it's enough to knock down the nose though my score assumes that this will be corrected before it is bottled. There is good richness and vibrancy to the solidly well-concentrated flavors that possess plenty of tannin-buffering dry extract though the palate impression of the finish is still quite firm, all wrapped in a backend that delivers excellent persistence. This is a bit more rough and tumble than one typically sees from a classic Griotte though it does not display any overt rusticity

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93
Red Burgundy Lignier-Michelot 2009 Morey 1er Cru Chenevery

2 Case 12 75cl £630
  • Tasting note: A very fresh and high-toned nose features notes of cherry, blue berry, stone and hints of both floral elements and wood that complement the rich yet fine middle weight flavors that possess lovely detail and punch on the wonderfully pure and impeccably well-balanced finish. This is a wine of poise and Zen-like harmony.

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Red Burgundy Lignier-Michelot 2009 Clos de la Roche

1 Bottle 300cl £450£395
  • Tasting note: A notably ripe and wonderfully complex nose offers up notes of raspberry and cherry liqueur before merging seamlessly with seductive, pure and concentrated broad-shouldered flavors that possess unusually refined tannins and an explosive finish. This should provide very satisfactory results in 12 to 15 years.

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93
Italy 2009 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo

1 Case 6 150cl £2,000
  • Bartolo Mascarello fans will want to stock up on the 2009 Barolo, a great choice for indulging in pure pleasure while vintages like 2006, 2008 and 2010 take their time to develop in bottle. Dried rose petals, fennel, anise, sweet tobacco and mint are all very much alive in the glass. The 2009 is ethereal, graceful and utterly beguiling from the very first taste. I expect the 2009 will mature relatively quickly by the estate's standards, but there is more positive to that than negative.

     

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94
California Jonata 2009 Sangre

3 Bottle 75cl £80
94
California Shafer 2009 Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon

1 Case 6 150cl £2,150
94
California Colgin 2009 Cariad

2 Case 3 75cl £810
94
Red Burgundy Meo-Camuzet 2009 Echezeaux

1 Case 12 75cl £5,750
  • Tasting note: A highly-spiced nose of purple and cassis is sprinkled with warm earth and anise notes that leads to rich, intense and quite generous broad-shouldered flavors that brim with seemingly buckets of tannin-buffering dry extract that culminate in a palate staining and strikingly persistent finish. I very much like the balance and while this is certainly firm, it's not hard or aggressive.

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94
Rhone Chapoutier 2009 Ermitage Les Greffieux

1 Case 6 75cl £520
  • The inky/black/purple-colored 2009 Ermitage Les Greffieux (473 cases) offers a stunning perfume of crushed rocks, lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, licorice, blackberries and blueberries. Impressively endowed as well as tannic and backward, with good acidity, this 2009 needs a decade of cellaring and should evolve effortlessly for 35-50+ years. As I have written many times, all of these wines are produced from rigidly cultivated, bio-dynamically managed vineyards. That has been the rule since Michel Chapoutier first took over this firm in the late 1980s. Now, with over 20 years of biodynamic viticulture under his belt, Chapoutier remains committed to this rather radical style of organic farming. He believes the effect is to reduce rot in damp, rainy vintages. Moreover, he has observed that after 10 to 15 years of biodynamic farming, the natural acids tend to be more vivid and the overall pH of the soils (as well as the wines) has dropped. Controversial, outspoken and brutally candid, Chapoutier, who suffers no fools, continues to admirably produce wines that are among the finest in the world and potentially the longest lived. Refusing to acidify, chaptalize, or touch the wines in any way, he clearly wants every wine to capture the very essence of its terroir and vintage personality. In this, he succeeds remarkably. No one has made more effort in resurrecting the once-forgotten backwater appellation of St.-Peray than Michel Chapoutier. Working in conjunction with the famed Michelin three-star restaurant family, the Pics, Chapoutier has produced a sensational 2010 Gamme Pic and Chapoutier St.-Peray, and the first single-vineyard St.-Peray, the 2010 Lieu-Dit Peyrolles St.-Peray, which is one of the greatest St.-Perays I have ever tasted. This appellation is all steep hillside vineyards planted in pure, decomposed granite soils, not dissimilar from Hermitage, but they are located on the other side of the Rhone, facing the city of Valence. The single-vineyard wines, or selections parcellaires, 2010 whites are absolutely amazing, with production levels ranging from 300 to 700 or 800 cases of each cuvee. These wines are for true connoisseurs, as they are expensive and meant for long, long evolutions, but they capture the essence of a vintage and terroir as well as any wines in the world. As for the selections parcellaires of 2010 reds, Chapoutier likes this vintage almost as much as 2009, but feels it is very different, emphasizing more acidity and minerality, whereas 2009 is a combination of pure power, concentration and great potential longevity. Michel Chapoutier considers the 2009s, which are all in bottle, to be among the greatest wines he has ever produced, equaling his finest wines of 2006, 2003, 1999, 1990 and 1989 (his debut year).

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94
California Ridge 2009 Lytton Springs Zinfandel

2 Bottle 300cl £220
95
Red Burgundy Bouchard Pere 2009 Bonnes Mares

1 Case 6 75cl £1,075
  • Tasting note: In contrast to many of the wines in the range that are quite expressive, this is actually quite reticent if not downright mute with very ripe but elusive aromas of mocha, plum and spicy cassis. The extremely rich, powerful and concentrated big-bodied flavors possess a suave mouth feel as the sap almost completely buffers the unusually generous but quite serious and long finish. This is a classic Bonnes Mares in terms of its underlying architecture and should require between 15 and 20 years to be at its best.

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95
White Bordeaux 2009 Climens

8 Case 24 37.5cl £465
  • Rounded and broad in feel for now, with richly layered toasted almond, ginger cream, brioche and glazed apple notes that all glide through the viscous finish, where a flash of green tea can be found. This has the buried zip for the long haul, which it will need to assimilate fully. There's lots in reserve. Best from 2015 through 2034. 4,165 cases made. Score: 95

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95
Red Burgundy Jadot, Louis 2009 Clos de Beze

4 Case 6 75cl £1,350£1,250
  • A strikingly complex nose features an intense spiciness to the otherwise ripe, elegant and nuanced red berry liqueur aromas that are in keeping with the equally spicy and intense broad-shouldered and tautly muscular flavors, all wrapped in a mouth coating and very firm finish that delivers stunning persistence. I like the underlying sense of tension that adds vibrancy to the moderately austere and mineral-driven finale. This should be excellent in time.

    Score: 93/95
     

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95
Red Burgundy de Montille 2009 Vosne 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts

1 Bottle 150cl £560
  • The 2009 Vosne-Romanée Les Malconsorts graces the palate with finesse and nuance to spare. Hints of graphite, spices and crushed rocks add complexity to the fruit, but this is ultimately a wine of texture above all else. Silky tannins frame the highly expressive finesse. The 2009 Malconsorts has really come together over the last six months. It is more immediate than the 2010 tasted alongside it, but in a perfect world a well-stocked cellar would have both vintages. This is a flat-out great Malconsorts from Etienne de Montille. 

    -- Antonio Galloni 95+ Antonio Galloni 2019 - 2039

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95
White Bordeaux 2009 La Mission Haut Brion Blanc -

4 Case 6 75cl £2,375
96
California Verite 2009 Joie

3 Bottle 75cl £195
96
California Verite 2009 Joie

1 Bottle 150cl £410
96
California Verite 2009 Muse

3 Bottle 75cl £180
96
California Verite 2009 Muse

1 Bottle 150cl £380
96

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