Wine List

Click title to see more details and available photographs, we also have an advanced search available.

As wholesalers our prices are set to be as competitive as possible.

Our minimum order value is £750 in the UK & £1000 for exports.

Our prices do not include VAT and are ex London City Bond - UK duty may need to be added.

We prefer to sell odd bottles as one lot.

CSV

Pages

Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Format Pricesort descending Note Rating
California Ramey 2015 Claret

5 Bottle 75cl £20
90
California Garden Creek 2010 Red Tesserae Alexander Valley

6 Bottle 75cl £30
California Garden Creek 2011 Red Tesserae Alexander Valley

3 Bottle 75cl £30
California Jonata NV Miel Jonata

4 Bottle 50cl £30
Red Bordeaux 2003 Chasse Spleen

[Duty Paid]

9 Bottle 75cl £30
  • Rating

    90

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2014 - 2017

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    28th Aug 2014

    Source

    214, The Wine Advocate

    Soft and voluptuous with plenty of red and black currant fruit notes intermixed with licorice, spice box and underbrush, this well-made, medium to full-bodied 2003 has good precision and freshness. Enjoy this beautiful Moulis over the next 2-3 years.

Tasting Notes
90
California Hilt 2014 Chardonnay Old Guard

3 Bottle 75cl £38
California Shafer 2012 Napa Merlot

3 Bottle 75cl £40
90
California Aston Estate 2006 Clone 115 667 Pinot Noir

2 Bottle 75cl £45
California Ramey 2013 Syrah Cole Creek

3 Bottle 75cl £45
Rhone Chapoutier 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois Rouge

[Due 2022]

3 Bottle 75cl £49
California Jonata 2015 Fenix

1 Bottle 75cl £50
93
California Bevan Cellars 2016 Sonoma Coast Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir

1 Bottle 75cl £55
California Jonata 2009 Tierra

2 Bottle 75cl £55
92
California Ramey 2014 Template

3 Bottle 75cl £60
California Shafer 2013 Firebreak Sangiovese

2 Bottle 75cl £60
California Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 2013 Winemaker Series Soda Canyon Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

1 Bottle 75cl £60
California Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 2011 Fay Apologue Cabernet Sauvignon

1 Bottle 75cl £60
California Hilt 2014 Pinot Noir

1 Bottle 150cl £60
Red Burgundy Mortet 2011 Fixin Vieilles Vignes

[Duty Paid]

10 Bottle 75cl £60
  • Domaine Denis Mortet
    2011
    Fixin Vieilles Vignes
    Villages Red 750 ml
    Score: 88
    Tasted: Jan 15, 2014
    Drink: 2017+
    Issue: 53
    Note: from 40 year old vines in the tiny .74 ha vineyard of Champs Pennebaut, which is near the Couchey border for the inveterate map readers among you
    Producer note: Arnaud Mortet observed that the 2012 vintage "suffered through a troubled and extended flowering that was responsible for much of the naturally low yields. The bunches were loose and with tiny berries that allowed the fruit to be super clean at the harvest. I decided to start picking on the 23rd of September and brought in ripe fruit that needed only small amounts of chaptalization and in some cases, none at all. As I have been slowly doing each vintage now, I once again lightened the extraction. I shortened the cool maceration period from 7 days to 5 and did a 21 day total cuvaison. In the same vein I used a bit less new wood as well and it now averages about one-third though that of course varies wine by wine. I completely destemmed in 2012 though I have been thinking about doing some more experimenting with using some whole clusters so we will see going forward. As to the style of the 2012s I think it's the kind of vintage that everyone will like. The wines are ripe but fresh and with a mid-palate succulence that makes them a pleasure to drink." As I commented last year the Mortet 2011s are excellent and now that they are in bottle they confirm the quality that I saw last year. Mortet noted that his 2011s, revisited below, were bottled between January and April, 2013. (Martine's Wines, www.martineswines.com, Novato, CA; multiple UK sources, including Bibendum Wine Ltd., www.bibendum-wine.co.uk, Berry Brothers & Rudd, www.bbr.com, Goedhuis & Co., www.goedhuis.com, Justerini & Brooks, www.justerinis.com, Harrods Limited, www.harrods.com, Laytons, www.laytons.co.uk, and The Wine Society, www.thewinesociety.com, Tanners Wine, www.tanners-wines.co.uk).
    Tasting note: An adroit application of wood sets off fresh and ripe if somber aromas of dark berries, violets and plum. The very round, suave and supple flavors display both good energy and fine volume before terminating in a balanced and persistent finish that exhibits a bit of youthful Fixin austerity and rusticity.
     

Tasting Notes
88
Italy 2003 Pira & Figli Barolo Cannubi Chiara Boschis -

5 Bottle 75cl £60
93
Italy 2008 Jermann, Vintage Tunina

1 Bottle 150cl £60
  • Rating

    92

    Release Price

    $74

    Drink Date

    2012 - 2018

    Reviewed by

    Antonio Galloni

    Issue Date

    28th Feb 2011

    Source

    193, The Wine Advocate

    The 2008 Vintage Tunina is terrific. The wine’s trademark expansive bouquet and generous fruit are beautifully balanced by a vein of minerality that is the hallmark of this cool year. All of the elements come together beautifully in the glass as the 2008 Vintage Tunina shows off layers of succulent peaches, pears, apricots, flowers and mint, along with hints of sweetness from the late-harvested fruit that is such a big component of the wine’s signature style. Vintage Tunina is Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia Istriana and Picolit. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018. These new releases from Silvio Jermann include a number of fabulous bottles. In particular, I was impressed with the top 2008s, a vintage where the cool minerality of the year prevails over the house’s typically lush style, an approach I tend to find less interesting. Jermann has a new red on the horizon, the Pignolo Vigna Truss, from recently purchased hillside vineyards in Dolegna, the home of his massive, new cellar. Previously, Jermann’s Pignolo had mostly come from the flats of Villanova, a far less prestigious village in Isonzo, rather than the Collio. I tasted all of the 2009 entry-level whites from screwcaps. Readers should be aware that Jermann is owned by my wife’s uncle. I have always viewed education as an important component of wine criticism. An article on Friuli without these wines would have been incomplete and ultimately the consumer would have been poorer for their exclusion. For those reasons I have chosen to include the wines in this report. Neither my wife nor I have any financial or other interest, direct or indirect, in this property.

     

Tasting Notes
92
Southern France 2009 Puech-Haut, Prestige Rouge

2 Case 6 75cl £60
  • Rating

    93

    Release Price

    $18

    Drink Date

    NA

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    31st Aug 2010

    Source

    190, The Wine Advocate

    I’m infringing on David Schildknecht’s territory, but he has not yet tasted this wine. From a bio-dynamically farmed estate, this 2009 is a blend of 55% Grenache (from 60- to 75-year-old vines) and 45% Syrah (from 40-year-old vines), all planted in limestone soils, and aged completely in concrete tanks. This remarkable offering is a naked expression of the vivid terroir and excellent fruit found in this region. The incredible aromatics consist of forest floor, spring flowers, sweet black currants, raspberries, licorice, and incense. With a pure, velvety, seamless, full-bodied texture and a finish that lasts 30+ seconds, this wine possesses a stunning integration of acidity, tannin, and alcohol, suggesting this 2009 will age nicely for 3-5 years, possibly as long as a decade. However, it will be hard to resist given its current performance. Bravo! I have followed Chateau Puech Haut for a number of years, and met proprietor Gerald Bru over a decade ago. Bru has employed some extraordinarily talented winemakers, beginning with Michel Rolland, followed by Claude Gros (of Chateau Negly). His current consultant is Philippe Cambie. 

Tasting Notes
93
Vintage Port 1977 Warre's

8 Bottle 75cl £60
  • This house makes rather restrained yet rich, flavorful vintage port and a very good tawny called Nimrod. Their vintage ports seem slow to develop, and while they never quite have the voluptuous richness of a Dow, Graham, or Fonseca, they have a unique mineral-scented character that gives them their own complexity and style. The 1977 is quite powerful, very deep and intense, particularly for Warre

Tasting Notes
92
California 2006 Napanook

[Duty Paid]

11 Bottle 75cl £62
  • Rating:

    92

    Price ($)

    $75

    Drink Date

    2008 - 2023

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    22nd Dec 2008

    Source

    180, The Wine Advocate

    The 2006 Napanook (a 3,500-case blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot) is made in a riper, more California style than usual, displaying more exuberant, up-front notes of kirsch, black currants, and plums. Deep and full-bodied with low acidity, sweet tannin, and a fleshy, succulent personality, it tastes like a classic Napa Cabernet. Consume it over the next 10-15 years.   

Tasting Notes
92
California Jonata 2015 Tierra

3 Bottle 75cl £65
91
California Peter Michael 2014 Coeur A Coeur

2 Bottle 75cl £65
California Hilt 2013 Methode Traditionelle Sparkling

3 Bottle 75cl £70
California Jonata 2015 Jonata Petite Verdot Fuerza

3 Bottle 75cl £70
California Mount Veeder 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

2 Bottle 150cl £70
California Peter Michael 2013 L'Esprit des Pavots

3 Bottle 75cl £70
90
California Hilt 2014 Methode Traditionelle Sparkling

3 Bottle 75cl £75
92
California Peter Michael 2014 Moulin Rouge Pinot Noir

2 Bottle 75cl £75
California Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 2011 Fay Cabernet Sauvignon

1 Bottle 75cl £75
Loire 1989 Huet Vouvray 'Le Haut Lieu' Moelleux 1er Trie

1 Bottle 75cl £75
Loire 1990 Huet Vouvray 'Le Haut Lieu' Moelleux

1 Bottle 75cl £75
California Ramey 2015 Woolsey Road Vineyard Chardonnay

2 Bottle 150cl £76
95
Germany 2010 Dr. Loosen, Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett

1 Case 6 75cl £80
  • Rating

    87

    Release Price

    $26

    Drink Date

    2012 - 2024

    Reviewed by

    David Schildknecht

    Issue Date

    26th Apr 2012

    Source

    200, The Wine Advocate

    Site-typical vanilla-tinged apple with bright inflections of fresh lemon dominate the nose and delicate juicy palate of Loosen’s 2010 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett. This understated Kabinett lacks the mineral savor or finishing refreshment of its Lay counterpart, but is adeptly balanced, admirably persistent, and should perform well for at least a dozen years. Cellarmaster Bernhard Schug offers an unadorned impression of the travails of 2010, in which he extensively double-salt de-acidified his musts. “This was especially necessary for the dry wines,” he points out, adding “I’m frankly surprised that those turned out as well as they did. The most stressful aspect of the harvest is that we waited for gradual diminution of acids and additional ripeness in flavor until we couldn’t wait any longer, and then it was a real rush to pick. It was an agitated, tension-filled autumn, and that is the way the wines turned out, too. We could have de-acidified another gram or so and ended up with an acid profile like that of 2009, but this would have been a mistake and have sacrificed the individuality of the vintage.” While Erni Loosen remains a staunch defender of residually sweet, delicate Mosel Kabinett as a category, his 2010s unfortunately underscore the challenges to achieving consistent success with this genre in an era when even in this, the rainiest growing season in nearly a quarter century, must weights galloped. It was with joy and relief that I began tasting the series of residually sweet Spatlesen from this collection, because what went before – with three exceptions – was frankly disappointing. Loosen has elected to henceforth accentuate the difference between Spatlese and Auslese by incorporating in the latter category, as Schug puts it, “more botrytis than we would have had in an Auslese three years ago.” (For the 2010s, that meant around one-third of the fruit.) The corollary of this – which has the desired result of simplifying the portfolio – is that with the exception of Pralat there is not, and will likely also not be in future, any gold capsule Auslese. Interestingly – though this can certainly be a matter of caprice and luck – only one of the wines in this year’s collection displayed any “Mosel stink” from fermentative residues or reductive reaction with the dose of sulfur applied at bottling, even though this phenomenon can often be a short-term annoyance with the odd Loosen bottling and was encountered quite often in other Mosel collections of the 2010 vintage. (If I could explain the phenomenon in question more adequately chemically, I would be only too glad to publish that explanation; but extended correspondence with scientific specialists has thus-far proved far from decisive.)

     

Tasting Notes
87
California Ramey 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

2 Bottle 150cl £80
California Rivers Marie 2015 Calistoga

4 Bottle 75cl £82
California Bevan Cellars 2014 Ontogeny

1 Bottle 75cl £84
96
California Jonata 2005 Desafio

3 Bottle 75cl £85
94
California Jonata 2014 Desafio

4 Bottle 75cl £85
93
California Rivers Marie 2014 Corona Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2 Bottle 75cl £85
96
California Jonata 2013 Alma

3 Bottle 75cl £90
California Jonata 2014 Alma

4 Bottle 75cl £90
93
California Jonata 2015 Desafio

2 Bottle 75cl £90
95
California Jonata 2014 Fenix

1 Bottle 150cl £90
93
California Peter Michael 2015 Moulin Rouge Pinot Noir

3 Bottle 75cl £90
California Peter Michael 2016 Moulin Rouge Pinot Noir

3 Bottle 75cl £90
California Rivers Marie 2014 Calistoga

5 Bottle 75cl £90
California Araujo Estate 2012 Eisele Vineyard Altagracia

3 Bottle 75cl £90£80
California Kapcsandy 2012 Estate Cuvee State Lane Vineyard

5 Bottle 75cl £90
California Hilt 2014 Pinot Noir

1 Case 3 75cl £90
California Rivers Marie 2014 Lore Cabernet Sauvignon

3 Bottle 75cl £95
96
California Peter Michael 2016 Pinot Noir le Caprice

1 Bottle 75cl £95
97
Italy 2019 Le Volte dell’Ornellaia

3 Case 6 75cl £95
  • The 2018 Le Volte dell’Ornellaia is fresh, fruity and an absolute delight to taste. Crushed red berry fruit, spice and floral notes abound, giving the 2018 an effusive character that is impossible to miss. Silky and gracious, the 2018 will drink well upon release. The purity of the flavors here is really quite lovely.

    -- Antonio Galloni 91 Antonio Galloni 2020 - 2028 $30.00 Jan 2021

Tasting Notes
91
Rhone Jaboulet-Aine 2018 Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert

1 Case 6 75cl £98
  • Rating (93 - 95)

    Release Price NA

    Drink Date 2020 - 2030

    Reviewed by Joe Czerwinski

    Issue Date 19th Dec 2019

    Source December 2019 Week 3, The Wine Advocate

    Although the fruit sourcing has changed from the old days, the 2018 Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert remains a solid offering in the Jaboulet lineup. Violets accent blackberries and plums on the nose, while the palate is full-bodied, lush and velvety, underscored by doses of salinity and licorice on the lengthy finish.

    With properties now in Bordeaux (Château La Lagune), Burgundy (the former Château Corton André) and Switzerland (she purchased a vineyard in the Valais in 2016), proprietor Caroline Frey is increasingly drawn in different directions, so I was fortunate to be able to sit down with her for a few hours at Michelin-starred Maison Chabran in nearby Pont de l'Isère. She brought representative barrel samples of the 2018s, plus the bottled 2017s, which we tasted through before dining. This year, Frey was excited to show me the 2017 Côtes du Rhône Parallele 45, which is now made using only organic grapes. At up to two million bottles (red, white and rosé) per year, that's no small achievement. But as always, we spent the most time on the wines produced from the firm's own vineyards, which are all farmed biodynamically. Frey explained that they cannot be certified, as the winery also processes grapes and wines from the négociant operations. The grapes are all destemmed, although she said they will experiment with whole clusters. "When we did it in 2013, for me it was not OK," she said. She has begun doing more pigeage (punching down) in the winery, versus just remontage (pumping over). "We have good results on the texture—fleshier." The glory of Jaboulet is the legendary Hermitage La Chapelle, which is finally reflecting all of the hard work put into the vineyards by the Frey family and the Jaboulet team. "We still have many things to do," said Frey. "But I think in the past 13 years we've come a long way."

Tasting Notes
93
Rhone Vieux Telegraphe 2015 Pallieres Gigondas les Racines

1 Case 6 75cl £98
  • Rating

    (91 - 93)

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    NA

    Reviewed by

    Jeb Dunnuck

    Issue Date

    28th Oct 2016

    Source

    227, The Wine Advocate

    The 2015 Gigondas les Racines looks to be slightly superior to the Terrasses du Diable at this point and has a more minerality, dark fruit and garrigue in a medium to full-bodied, concentrated, even backwards style. It has depth and length, and will benefit from a few years in bottle.

Tasting Notes
93
Rhone Jaboulet-Aine 2019 Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert

5 Case 6 75cl £99
  • Jeb Dunnuck 92-94

    The 2019 Crozes-Hermitage Domaine De Thalabert showed well, with a floral, pepper, and sappy herb style as well as plenty of darker cherry and currant fruit. With medium to full body, a vibrant, elegant texture, present tannins, and good acidity, this is a classic, balanced Thalabert to hide for 2-4 years and enjoy over the following decade or more.

     

    Drinking Window: 2022 - 2034

    Review Date: 19th November 2020

Tasting Notes
94
California Jonata 2015 Alma

4 Bottle 75cl £100
94
California Jonata 2013 El Desafio Jonata Cabernet Sauvignon

3 Bottle 75cl £100
California Peter Michael 2005 Belle Fille Chardonnay

3 Bottle 75cl £100
  • Rating 94+

    Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date 28th Dec 2007

    Source 174, The Wine Advocate

    Again, orange blossoms, hazelnuts, brioche, smoke, and honeysuckle along with some peach notes are present in the full-bodied, beautifully well-delineated, pure, zesty 2005 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille. There are only 1,600 cases of this wine, which has superb uplift and vibrancy. This 121-acre estate with 114 producing acres of vineyard all located in Knight’s Valley continues to be at the top of their game and I can’t recommend the wines highly enough. I was surprised when I showed up at Peter Michael to find both Nicolas Morlet, who replaced his brother Luc, and Luc Morlet himself, were at my tasting. It seems that Luc is still doing consulting work with his brother firmly entrenched at the winery. This is still one of the best-run wineries in the world, and one might quibble over the fact that there are so many different cuvees of Chardonnay, but they are all subtly different in style/personality. The Morlets proclaimed to me that essentially there is very little difference in the character of the Chardonnays in 2005 and 2006, except they thought the acid levels were slightly higher in 2005 and the 2006s were riper. In any event, these are sensational Chardonnays, and readers couldn’t go wrong no matter which one they buy. Previously recommended: 2005 Sauvignon Blanc l’Apres Midi (93), 2004 Chardonnay Point Rouge (95+), 2004 Chardonnay Mon Plaisir (94), 2004 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille (94), 2004 Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene (97), 2004 Chardonnay La Carriere (95), 2004 Chardonnay Belle Cote (95). Tel. (707) 942-3200; Fax (707) 942-0209

Tasting Notes
94
Italy 1995 Umani Ronchi Cumaro

1 Bottle 150cl £100
Italy 1997 Pieve Santa Restituta (Gaja) Sugarille

4 Bottle 75cl £100
  • A well-structured, big red. Lots of spice, cinnamon and ripe fruit. Full-bodied and very silky, with lots of raisin, spice and berry character and toasted oak. Needs time to mellow. Best after 2003. 1,000 cases made.

    Score: 93 James Suckling, Wine Spectator, June 2002

    Mature ruby with brickstone rim. Cough-syrup herb liqueur, fine dried-fruit notes and quite balsamic oak notes. Fully open on the nose. Quite sweet fruit with a good dollop of tannin but not without depth. Very intense and sweet on the finish and perhaps could be a little fresher. 2005 - 2022

    Score: 16.5 Walter Speller, JancisRobinson.com, April 2013

Tasting Notes
93
California Stag's Leap Wine Cellars NV Fay Golden Rectangle

2 Bottle 75cl £100
Italy 2013 Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco

2 Bottle 150cl £105
  • Rating

    95

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2018 - 2035

    Reviewed by

     Monica Larner

    Issue Date

    31st Oct 2017

    Source

    233, The Wine Advocate

    Wines from the Castello dei Rampolla property show an impressive and especially chiseled quality that gives them a very direct and immediate quality. These are frank and honest wines that stay true to the identity set forth years ago at this historic estate. They stay the course, so to speak. The 2013 Sammarco is Cabernet Sauvignon with Sangiovese and Merlot that tastes nothing like the many blended Bordeaux-inspired reds you find in this part of Italy. Instead, the wine is all-Tuscan in its appeal, with sun-drenched cherry, Mediterranean herb and a pretty balsam note that recalls the thick underbrush and woods of the Chianti Classico countryside. This vintage soars in intensity and beauty.

Tasting Notes
95
California Ramey 2013 Annum Cabernet Sauvignon

5 Bottle 150cl £110
93
California Eisele Vineyard 2015 Syrah

3 Bottle 75cl £110
Italy 2012 Isole e Olena Cepparello

2 Bottle 150cl £115
  • The 2012 Cepparello is just as compelling as it has always been. Sweet, ample and generous from the outset, the 2012 shows all of its pedigree, even at this early stage. Radiant fruit and exquisite aromatics make a strong opening statement as the wine fleshes out in the glass. Ample, creamy and super-expressive, the 2012 is shaping up to be a superb Cepparello. The only thing the 2012 needs is time. An up and down year with hot temperatures in July and early August, followed by rain in September forced DeMarchi to be especially selective and bottle only the best lots. Production is down to 30,000 bottles from 36,000 in 2013 and 32,400 in 2011.

Tasting Notes
97
White Bordeaux 2009 Raymond Lafon

2 Case 6 75cl £115
  • Rating

    93

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2019 - 2034

    Reviewed by

     Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Issue Date

    14th Mar 2019

    Source

    March 2019 Week 2, The Wine Advocate

    Pale gold colored, the 2009 Raymond-Lafon gives compelling marmalade, honey nut, pineapple upside down cake and burnt sugar notes with wafts of petrol and paraffin wax. Opulent with savory undertones, the palate delivers loads of citrus fruit sparks among the richness, with a racy backbone and long, fruity finish. While showing some evolution, this still has plenty of cellaring potential.

Tasting Notes
93

Pages

CSV