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Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve 2011 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £611.27
2011

Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve 2011 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (97)

Beautiful deep ruby with incredible richness in aroma--blackberry, blueberry and plum--tempered by sweet spice from the oak. This offers mouth filling lushness, intense fruit, terrific balance and harmony, with a long, complex finish.--Non-blind Flaccianello vertical (July 2014). Best from 2017 through 2032. 4,000 cases made.
3 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Tuscany 6x75cl 3 97 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £611.27
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2011 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £710.58
2011

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2011 (6x75cl)

Matthew Jukes (19.5++)

By contrast to the Bollinger, Comte is not a one-off, nor anything out of the ordinary. It is a label that all committed Champagne lovers adore. Predictable perhaps. But, of course, one thing does vary, and that is the vintage. The ‘worst’ Comte I ever tasted was rather lovely. The ‘best’, and there have been many (1959, 1966, 1996, 2002, 2006) are all sublime and you can now add 2011 to this list. Taittinger always seems to shun the spotlight, unlike Dom Perignon and other more attention-seeking brands and this modesty rather suits this House. I did something that I never do after first tasting my sample bottle. I was so shocked with the sheer class that I sealed the bottle with a simple Champagne stopper and then tasted it again and again over two days. The stress-testing sorts the wheat from the chaff. It is unlikely that anyone who bought a bottle would do this. Still, I like to see how a potentially great wine evolves, opens up, sometimes falls over, and sometimes blossoms over a few days because it gives me an indication of its potential and its true baseline of quality. The fruit is so tense, grand and layered it is remarkable. The flavour, the fizz, the length, the momentum and the overall halo of greatness did not change one iota over nearly 60 hours of being open with no preservation whatsoever. This is a genius, B de B and while it tastes scintillating now, I am confident that it will amaze Comte fans for decades to come.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Apr 2022

Champagne 6x75cl 1 19.5++ (MJ) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £710.58
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve 2011 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £496.00
2011

Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve 2011 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (97)

Beautiful deep ruby with incredible richness in aroma--blackberry, blueberry and plum--tempered by sweet spice from the oak. This offers mouth filling lushness, intense fruit, terrific balance and harmony, with a long, complex finish.--Non-blind Flaccianello vertical (July 2014). Best from 2017 through 2032. 4,000 cases made.
3 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Tuscany 6x75cl 3 97 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £496.00
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2011 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £575.00
2011

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2011 (6x75cl)

Matthew Jukes (19.5++)

By contrast to the Bollinger, Comte is not a one-off, nor anything out of the ordinary. It is a label that all committed Champagne lovers adore. Predictable perhaps. But, of course, one thing does vary, and that is the vintage. The ‘worst’ Comte I ever tasted was rather lovely. The ‘best’, and there have been many (1959, 1966, 1996, 2002, 2006) are all sublime and you can now add 2011 to this list. Taittinger always seems to shun the spotlight, unlike Dom Perignon and other more attention-seeking brands and this modesty rather suits this House. I did something that I never do after first tasting my sample bottle. I was so shocked with the sheer class that I sealed the bottle with a simple Champagne stopper and then tasted it again and again over two days. The stress-testing sorts the wheat from the chaff. It is unlikely that anyone who bought a bottle would do this. Still, I like to see how a potentially great wine evolves, opens up, sometimes falls over, and sometimes blossoms over a few days because it gives me an indication of its potential and its true baseline of quality. The fruit is so tense, grand and layered it is remarkable. The flavour, the fizz, the length, the momentum and the overall halo of greatness did not change one iota over nearly 60 hours of being open with no preservation whatsoever. This is a genius, B de B and while it tastes scintillating now, I am confident that it will amaze Comte fans for decades to come.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Apr 2022

Champagne 6x75cl 1 19.5++ (MJ) Read Review/Description In Bond: £575.00

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