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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Casa Castillo Jumilla Las Gravas 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £250.07
2018

Casa Castillo Jumilla Las Gravas 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The 2018 Las Gravas is a blend of 90% Monastrell from limestone gravel soils and 10% Garnacha also planted in the same gravel soils, but it's obviously much younger than the Monastrell. It fermented in underground pools with 25% to 30% full clusters and indigenous yeasts and matured in 5,000-liter oak foudres and 500-liter oak barrels for 16 months. It's an incredibly elegant and delicate Las Gravas, nuanced and with a discrete profile, a little shy at first. The palate is also super elegant and balanced, with refined tannins, a velvety texture and very fine chalky minerality. The north-facing vineyard, the backbone of this wine in a challenging and cooler year, is now 40 years old and has vigor and balance, which has resulted in an incredible wine through a lot of work in the vineyard. This has to be the finest vintage to date, a real triumph over the adverse conditions of the year that transcends the quality of the vintage. They used a lower percentage of Garnacha to avoid too much florality in the blend, and the wine is more serious. It's less explosive than the 2017, but I'd say, more gravelly... Bravo! 34,500 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2020.
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Jumilla 6x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £250.07
Comando G La Bruja de Rozas 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £162.47
2019

Comando G La Bruja de Rozas 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

The 2019 La Bruja de Rozas was one of the few 2019s already bottled when I tasted the whole range in November 2020. This is a village Garnacha from Las Rozas de Puerto Real, their first approach to the grape, trying to capture the essence of the fresh fruit and the fluidity of the wine. 2019 is a ripe vintage, and the wine is a little more powerful, juicy and balanced, with rich aromas and flavors. It comes from different plots of old vines ranging from 40 to 65 years of age and planted at some 900 meters in altitude on sandy granite soils in a zone that has plenty of rain, averaging 800 liters per year. Like all of their vineyards, these plots are worked organically and biodynamically. Each vineyard fermented separately in oak vats with indigenous yeasts with a soft maceration. The wine matured in oak vats of different sizes, ranging from 1,500 to 6,000 liters. The 2019 effect seems to be quite mild here; the wine follows the profile of the 2018, despite being a little riper, and it's still very balanced. There are notes of flowers, basil and a touch of bacon intermixed with the wild berries and herbs. There's a little more concentration, and the tannins are a little chalkier and more austere. But there is no excess ripeness or anything out of place, and it has acidity and length and finishes dry and mineral. 41,853 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2020.
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Madrid 6x75cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £162.47
Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £394.06
2016

Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Quite different from the 2015 was the 2016 Reserva, a red from a cooler year with good yields, so they were able to increase production of this wine over twofold and increase the quality! It took some seven months to complete fermentation, and the élevage in barrel lasted some 29 months. It has an incredible nose, violets and something musky, intriguing, complex and nuanced, mysterious and difficult to define, with some notes reminiscent of soy sauce. The palate is seamless and with terrific balance, a silky texture and very fine but chalky tannins. This is an amazing Ribera del Duero. 18,834 bottles and 519 magnums produced. It was bottled in April 2019.
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Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £394.06
Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £334.07
2017

Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2017 (6x75cl)

Tim Atkin MW (96)

Produced in what Jorge Monzón calls the "tragic", frost-hit 2017 vintage, when yields were down 85%, this shows that, in the right hands, what survived was often very good indeed. Marrying Tinto Fino with 5% Monastrell and 2% Albillo Mayor, all of it aged in old wood, this is herbal, chalky and intense, with stem ginger and wild strawberry flavours, fine tannins and impressive length.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 2 96 (TA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £334.07
Vega Sicilia Alion 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £440.87
2016

Vega Sicilia Alion 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96)

A very savory and succulent Alion with so much complexity of flavor with berries, chocolate and dried meat. Some cedar, too. Full body. Vertical and very long. Purity of fruit and tannins to this wine. Needs two or three years to soften. Release in 2020. Better after 2022.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 2 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £440.87
Vega Sicilia Unico 2010 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £845.03
2010

Vega Sicilia Unico 2010 (3x75cl)

Tim Atkin MW (100)

Vega Sicilia Único Reserva 2010 (14%) Perfection is as rare in wine as it is in most things in life, but this is a stunning Único, reflecting the quality of one of the greatest vintages of the last century. Blended with 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, as it was in 2009, it's still a very youthful wine right now, with closeknit tannins, thrilling acidity, layers of spices, fresh earth, tobacco, red and black fruits, some oak sweetness and a wonderfully refreshing, leafy undertone. Simply stunning.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Nov 2021

Castilla y Leon 3x75cl 19 100 (TA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £845.03
Vivaltus 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £511.07
2016

Vivaltus 2016 (6x75cl)

Tim Atkin MW (97)

What a début! Even given the distinguished track record of consultant Jean-Claude Berrouet, this is a remarkable wine. Elegant and refreshing, it has very fine tannins, floral top notes, subtle oak and just a hint of leafiness from 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Delivery to Storage from 19 Nov 2021

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 97 (TA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £511.07
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Casa Castillo Jumilla Las Gravas 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £195.00
2018

Casa Castillo Jumilla Las Gravas 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The 2018 Las Gravas is a blend of 90% Monastrell from limestone gravel soils and 10% Garnacha also planted in the same gravel soils, but it's obviously much younger than the Monastrell. It fermented in underground pools with 25% to 30% full clusters and indigenous yeasts and matured in 5,000-liter oak foudres and 500-liter oak barrels for 16 months. It's an incredibly elegant and delicate Las Gravas, nuanced and with a discrete profile, a little shy at first. The palate is also super elegant and balanced, with refined tannins, a velvety texture and very fine chalky minerality. The north-facing vineyard, the backbone of this wine in a challenging and cooler year, is now 40 years old and has vigor and balance, which has resulted in an incredible wine through a lot of work in the vineyard. This has to be the finest vintage to date, a real triumph over the adverse conditions of the year that transcends the quality of the vintage. They used a lower percentage of Garnacha to avoid too much florality in the blend, and the wine is more serious. It's less explosive than the 2017, but I'd say, more gravelly... Bravo! 34,500 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2020.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Jumilla 6x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £195.00
Comando G La Bruja de Rozas 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £122.00
2019

Comando G La Bruja de Rozas 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

The 2019 La Bruja de Rozas was one of the few 2019s already bottled when I tasted the whole range in November 2020. This is a village Garnacha from Las Rozas de Puerto Real, their first approach to the grape, trying to capture the essence of the fresh fruit and the fluidity of the wine. 2019 is a ripe vintage, and the wine is a little more powerful, juicy and balanced, with rich aromas and flavors. It comes from different plots of old vines ranging from 40 to 65 years of age and planted at some 900 meters in altitude on sandy granite soils in a zone that has plenty of rain, averaging 800 liters per year. Like all of their vineyards, these plots are worked organically and biodynamically. Each vineyard fermented separately in oak vats with indigenous yeasts with a soft maceration. The wine matured in oak vats of different sizes, ranging from 1,500 to 6,000 liters. The 2019 effect seems to be quite mild here; the wine follows the profile of the 2018, despite being a little riper, and it's still very balanced. There are notes of flowers, basil and a touch of bacon intermixed with the wild berries and herbs. There's a little more concentration, and the tannins are a little chalkier and more austere. But there is no excess ripeness or anything out of place, and it has acidity and length and finishes dry and mineral. 41,853 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2020.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Madrid 6x75cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £122.00
Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £314.99
2016

Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Quite different from the 2015 was the 2016 Reserva, a red from a cooler year with good yields, so they were able to increase production of this wine over twofold and increase the quality! It took some seven months to complete fermentation, and the élevage in barrel lasted some 29 months. It has an incredible nose, violets and something musky, intriguing, complex and nuanced, mysterious and difficult to define, with some notes reminiscent of soy sauce. The palate is seamless and with terrific balance, a silky texture and very fine but chalky tannins. This is an amazing Ribera del Duero. 18,834 bottles and 519 magnums produced. It was bottled in April 2019.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £314.99
Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £265.00
2017

Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2017 (6x75cl)

Tim Atkin MW (96)

Produced in what Jorge Monzón calls the "tragic", frost-hit 2017 vintage, when yields were down 85%, this shows that, in the right hands, what survived was often very good indeed. Marrying Tinto Fino with 5% Monastrell and 2% Albillo Mayor, all of it aged in old wood, this is herbal, chalky and intense, with stem ginger and wild strawberry flavours, fine tannins and impressive length.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2021

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 2 96 (TA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £265.00
Vega Sicilia Alion 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £354.00
2016

Vega Sicilia Alion 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96)

A very savory and succulent Alion with so much complexity of flavor with berries, chocolate and dried meat. Some cedar, too. Full body. Vertical and very long. Purity of fruit and tannins to this wine. Needs two or three years to soften. Release in 2020. Better after 2022.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 2 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £354.00
Vega Sicilia Unico 2010 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £697.50
2010

Vega Sicilia Unico 2010 (3x75cl)

Tim Atkin MW (100)

Vega Sicilia Único Reserva 2010 (14%) Perfection is as rare in wine as it is in most things in life, but this is a stunning Único, reflecting the quality of one of the greatest vintages of the last century. Blended with 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, as it was in 2009, it's still a very youthful wine right now, with closeknit tannins, thrilling acidity, layers of spices, fresh earth, tobacco, red and black fruits, some oak sweetness and a wonderfully refreshing, leafy undertone. Simply stunning.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Nov 2021

Castilla y Leon 3x75cl 19 100 (TA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £697.50
Vivaltus 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £412.50
2016

Vivaltus 2016 (6x75cl)

Tim Atkin MW (97)

What a début! Even given the distinguished track record of consultant Jean-Claude Berrouet, this is a remarkable wine. Elegant and refreshing, it has very fine tannins, floral top notes, subtle oak and just a hint of leafiness from 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Delivery to Storage from 19 Nov 2021

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 97 (TA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £412.50

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