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Ausone 2001 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £915.88
2001

Ausone 2001 (1x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95-100)

Lots of currants, mineral and licorice character. Full- to medium-bodied, with racy tannins. Mouthpuckering and very polished. Super well-crafted. Equal to or better than the '00? Final judgment after it's bottled. Score range: 95-100
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 95-100 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £915.88
Bellevue Mondotte 2001 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £209.08
2001

Bellevue Mondotte 2001 (1x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95-100)

First year and a hell of wine. Like Vintage Port. Perhaps slightly overdone, but impressive. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and tannins. Mouthpuckering but outstanding. A modern interpretation of an ancient style of wine. Blockbuster. 90 percent Merlot, 5 percent Cabernet Franc and 5 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. Don't ask the price, which will be out of this world. Score range: 95-100 -JS
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 95-100 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £209.08
Cheval Blanc 1990 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £890.68
1990

Cheval Blanc 1990 (1x75cl)

Decanter (100)

The standout wine of the entire tasting. Powerful, smooth, mouthfilling sweetness, still deeply coloured. You will find it hard to track down this wine on the market today, and even more difficult to avoid paying crazy sums for it, but I can assure you that it stands out for the intense, finely picked-out, fleshy fruit notes of sweet damson and plum unrolling against smoked coffee and liquorice notes. Truffles, tobacco and exotic spices are all here – and it’s hard to imagine how it can have done better. Oh, and Le Petit Cheval in this vintage was 98% Cabernet Franc, so another one to look out for if the beauty of the Cabernet in the main wine is anything to go by. Harvest 11-25 September, 40hl/ha yield. They made 76% first wine and 12% Petit Cheval, with the rest sold off in bulk.
Non SIB - as per photo - repack and low level Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 100 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £890.68
Cheval Blanc 2005 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £996.28
2005

Cheval Blanc 2005 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The 2005 from Cheval Blanc is a quintessentially elegant, beautiful, deep bluish/ruby-colored wine from St.-Emilion, with raspberry, blueberry, and floral notes, impressive density, great precision, freshness and purity. Full-bodied, but extremely light on its feet, I don’t mean to gush, but it is super-intense, rich and just so meticulously crafted! This is another fabulous wine and a perfect expression for this vintage. It is difficult to forget the gorgeous blueberry and raspberry fruit, full body, sweet tannin, a multi-layered texture, and purity and palate presence of this stunning wine. Drink it over the next 20 years. P.S. In 2005, this was 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot.
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £996.28
Cheval Blanc 2018 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £656.68
2018

Cheval Blanc 2018 (1x75cl)

Decanter (100)

A great Cheval Blanc that stands up to the potential that I found during en primeur. Extremely restrained and classic in its construction, shot through with points of mint, liquorice, raspberry and eucalyptus. The fresh aromatics mean you could almost think that it is from a cool year, except for the huge density that runs through the palate, along with a creamy texture. Extremely good-quality. Something that you are going to want to put away for a good few decades. I get big, chewy tannins on the finish. Exceptionally good and extremely elegant. 3.77pH. Bottled July 2020. A yield of 44hl/ha.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 3 100 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £656.68
Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee Grand Cru 2015 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £6,493.48
2015

Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee Grand Cru 2015 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Tasted blind, Louis-Michel Liger-Belair's 2015 La Romanée Grand Cru is simply extraordinary, dominating a flight of great grands crus. The wine wafts from the glass with an extraordinarily complex bouquet in which notes of cherries, cassis and orange rind mingle with fragrant aromas of rose petal and Asian spices, complemented by deeper, more savory bass notes of grilled squab, espresso roast and smoked duck. On the palate, it's full-bodied, multidimensional and complete, with amazing depth and dimension, juicy acids balancing a deep and concentrated core of fruit, and concluding with a long, reverberative finish. This is a powerful, even dramatic La Romanée that ranks as one of the pinnacles of this magical vintage.
1 bottle in perfect condition wrapped in original silk paper. Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Burgundy 1x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £6,493.48
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru 2001 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £5,394.28
2001

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru 2001 (1x75cl)

LaRVF (100)

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru 2001
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Burgundy 1x75cl 1 100 (RVF) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £5,394.28
Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2014 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £974.68
2014

Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2014 (1x75cl)

Vinous (100)

When it comes to comparisons of any kind, all bets are off with the 2014 Monfortino, a Barolo that enters the stratosphere of profound and utterly moving beauty. Seamless and elegant in the glass, with stunning aromatics and perfectly ripe tannins, the 2014 is simply breathtaking in its beauty. In 2014, Roberto Conterno waited to harvest this fruit very late. The result is a Barolo that offers the textural opulence of fruit picked at the end of the season with the aromatic depth and structure of a wine from a cool year. Most incredibly of all, the 2014 is a very tannic wine analytically, and yet the sensation is of a Barolo of softness and opulence. A rush of dark red/purplish berry fruit, blood orange, spice, tobacco and mint builds into the rapturous finish. Readers who can find the 2014 when it is released next year should not hesitate, as it will unquestionably go down as one of the greatest Monfortinos ever made.
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Piedmont 1x75cl 1 100 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £974.68
Haut-Brion 2015 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £711.88
2015

Haut-Brion 2015 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

A blend of 50% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Haut-Brion is reticent to begin, languidly revealing crushed black cherries, ripe black plums and wild blueberries with sparks of cinnamon stick, cloves, nutmeg, espresso, unsmoked cigars, tapenade, crushed rocks and lavender. The full-bodied palate possesses wonderfully complementary contrasts of bold black and blue fruit richness and delicately nuanced cherry fruit, baking spices and floral accents, strutting ripe, finely pixelated tannins and seamless acidity that is placed firmly in the background, finishing very long and with plenty of attitude. This impeccably poised, exquisitely perfumed 2015 Haut-Brion possesses the most alluring yet seemingly effortless beauty. While it bears only a passing resemblance in its opulent personality to the now legendary 1989, like that vintage the 2015 cannot fail to hedonically satiate and intellectually edify all lovers of great Bordeaux who drink it. What’s more, it also has the blue-blooded tenaciousness to remain this jaw-droppingly impressive, throughout its many guises over time, and for a very, very long time.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 20 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £711.88
Haut-Brion 2016 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £711.88
2016

Haut-Brion 2016 (1x75cl)

Decanter (100)

This has a little more reticence initially on the nose than La Mission, but after a few minutes the rich texture begins to reveal itself, with charcoal, tobacco, dark plum and damson fruits that are straining at the leash. It has hidden power and subtle oak toasting - this clearly feels no need to shout about its presence, but there will be plenty to discover over time. You can feel those tannins licking around your teeth, building up one layer at a time. A great wine En primeur that has settled into greatness.
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 40 100 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £711.88
Haut-Brion 2018 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £545.68
2018

Haut-Brion 2018 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The 2018 Haut-Brion is composed of 49.4% Merlot, 38.7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11.9% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, the wine needs a lot of swirling before it begins to release a whole complex melody of notes, one at a time to begin: tilled earth, followed by pronounced licorice, then crushed rocks, then the preserved plums. Eventually, it all comes together into a fascinating crescendo of intense crème de cassis, rose oil, wild blueberries and kirsch notes, giving way to quiet, persistent leitmotif scents of cinnamon stick, truffles and redcurrant jelly. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers all this and more, revealing tightly wound black fruit, red berry and exotic spice layers within a solid, wonderfully plush frame and seamless freshness, finishing with epic length and loads of earth and mineral sparks. This is a profound, highly intellectual, multilayered baby, which will require a good 7-8 years to begin to sing its incredible song, then should cellar a further 40 years at least. By way of reference, think 1989 with more restraint and even greater purity.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 1x75cl 3 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £545.68
Krug Clos du Mesnil 1988 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,593.03
1988

Krug Clos du Mesnil 1988 (1x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (100)

You know you are in for a special night when the first wine served is Krug's 1988 Clos du Mesnil. Where do I start? Everything about the wine is sensational from start to finish. An endless array of crushed rocks, minerals and bright citrus emerges from this intensely pointed, chiseled Champagne. The elegance, though, is really in the texture. The wine has acquired an element of vinosity over the years, with the tiniest and finest of bubbles and simply extraordinary finesse. It is a wine of mind-blowing purity and breathtaking elegance. Simply put, wine does not get better than this. The 1988 Clos du Mesnil is an eternal wine.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Dec 2021

Champagne 1x75cl 4 100 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,593.03
Lafite Rothschild 1986 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,357.48
1986

Lafite Rothschild 1986 (1x75cl)

Decanter (100)

We are in perfectly-aged claret territory here, the most beautiful impression of a wine at its plateau. It's perfectly ready to drink and is still generous, with a long life ahead of it. Its spicy notes, touches of pencil lead and still-concentrated cassis combine with menthol, buttery leather and that classic Médoc saline, mineral-edged flourish - this is the height of well-aged Cabernet Sauvignon.
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 3 100 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,357.48
Lafite Rothschild 2003 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £995.68
2003

Lafite Rothschild 2003 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The 2003 Lafite Rothschild comes as close to perfection as any of the great Lafites made over the past three decades (1982, 1986, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010). This sensational effort came in at 12.7% natural alcohol, it is made in the style of one of this estate’s great classics, the 1959. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color to the rim along with a luxurious bouquet of cedarwood, lead pencil shaving, white chocolate, cocoa and cassis. Fat, rich, opulent and full-bodied with low acidity and stunning seductiveness and complexity, this noble wine possesses a bountiful, generous, heady style. It is just coming into its plateau of maturity where it should hold for 20-25 years. This is one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage – make no mistake about that.
ex-chateau 2021 Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 8 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £995.68
Lafite Rothschild 2020 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £881.08
2020

Lafite Rothschild 2020 (1x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

Rather ethereal and so refined with finesse, focus and brightness that provides incredible energy and pedigree. It’s full-bodied with ultra fine tannins that go on and on. Superb presence with tannins that melt into the wine. This is 12.8%. I love the wine. Lots of dark fruit and fresh tobacco. Lead pencil, too. 92% cabernet sauvignon, 7% merlot and 1% petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 1x75cl 6 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £881.08
Latour 1982 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,951.48
1982

Latour 1982 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

1982 was a great vintage—relatively warm and prolific, producing wines of richness and depth. The 1982 Latour has a medium garnet-brick color and then pow!—it belts out powerful notes of star anise, dried roses, sandalwood and new leather with a core of kirsch, blackberry tart, dried mulberries and blackcurrant pastilles. Full-bodied, rich and spicy with bags of fruit and tons of savory fireworks, it finishes with epic persistence.
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,951.48
Latour 2009 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,159.48
2009

Latour 2009 (1x75cl)

The Wine Cellar Insider (100)

You can sense the ripeness of the sunny vintage in the nose, with its joyous red berries, tobacco leaf, oyster shell, vanilla smoke, mint, cigar box and dark chocolate. Sensuous on the palate, with silky tannins and sweet, ripe, pure fruits, the wine is all power, grace, symmetry and elegance. This is a sexy vintage of Latour that you can really feel, as the wine rests and expands on your palate. Yes this is young. So if you are going to open a bottle, give it 2-3 hours of air, or wait another decade. This is one of the memorable tasting experiences that was impossible to spit.
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 6 100 (WCI) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,159.48
Louis Roederer Cristal Vinotheque Brut 1996 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,263.43
1996

Louis Roederer Cristal Vinotheque Brut 1996 (1x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (100)

A re-release from one of the legendary vintages of the last 30 years, this Champagne still shows some of the intense acidity that marked that year. It has gained maturity, but it's an ageless, magnificent wine. Although it is ready to drink, it will hold well through 2029
Delivery to Storage from 1 Dec 2021

Champagne 1x75cl 3 100 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,263.43
Margaux 1990 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,110.00
1990

Margaux 1990 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The 1990 Chateau Margaux has turned into a sensational wine that eclipses both the 1988 and 1989...and then some. It has a gorgeous, ethereal bouquet with sumptuous red berry fruit, leather, camphor and licorice—it is the kind of nose in which you just immerse yourself. Is there a hint of brettanomyces here? If there is, I don't really care. The palate is soft and sensual with incredible depth. Fleshy and corpulent for Chateau Margaux, and yet surfeit with breeding and finesse, there are layers or red fruit, kirsch, sage and fig, later tobacco and cloves. I feel that this 1990 Château Margaux is at its peak and yet the harmony, the sheer swagger of this wine just wins you over. Magnificent. Tasted May 2016.
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,110.00
Margaux 1996 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £821.68
1996

Margaux 1996 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The 1996 Chateau Margaux, a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, must be a strong contender for wine of the vintage. It offers everything you desire from this First Growth. It is blessed with breathtaking delineation and freshness on the nose, understated at first and then blossoming with mineral-infused black fruit, hints of blueberry, crushed stone and violet. The palate is perfectly balanced with filigree tannin, perfect acidity, a wine where everything seems to be in its right place. Blackberry, crushed stone at the front of the mouth, just a touch of spice towards the finish that shows supreme control. This is a Margaux that seems to light up the senses. It was outstanding in its youth...something that has not changed one bit over the intervening two decades. This may well turn out to be the Left Bank pinnacle of the 1990s. Tasted July 2016.
Ex-Chateau 2021 Delivery to Storage from 7 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 1x75cl 13 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £821.68
Margaux 2020 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £699.88
2020

Margaux 2020 (1x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

So floral and perfumed with blackcurrants, blackberries and some asphalt. Full-bodied with super, fine tannins. Extremely refined with great length and intensity. The wonderful combination of refinement and power is already evident. Superb finish. Another great Margaux.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Dec 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 5 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £699.88
Masseto 2016 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £926.68
2016

Masseto 2016 (1x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Not yet released, the 2016 Masseto is sensational and unquestionably one of the greatest expressions of Merlot in the world. As always, it's 100% Merlot from a single vineyard that has a complex, diverse set of soils and expositions, causing harvest at times to be spread over as much as three weeks. Aged two years in oak, its deep purple color is followed by a powerful bouquet of black cherries, cassis, spicy oak, damp earth, green tobacco, and spring flowers. It's full-bodied, concentrated and masculine on the palate, with serious minerality, yet it stays flawlessly balanced with magical purity of fruit. With no shortage of concentration and structure, this primordial powerhouse of a Merlot needs 4-6 years of bottle age yet should evolve for decades. Merlot, or wine for that matter, doesn’t get any better!
Delivery to Storage from 2 Dec 2021

Tuscany 1x75cl 2 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £926.68
Masseto 2018 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £674.68
2018

Masseto 2018 (1x75cl)

Jane Anson (100)

Axel Heinz turning out yet again a wine that is generous and moreish but that goes deeper, offering layers of coffee, smoked herbs, rosemary, saffron, gentle waves of powerful brambled fruits. Mouthwatering, with tension and precision. Finely spun tannin that are elastic in embracing and taming the exuberant fruits yet chewy enough on the finish to show there is plenty of ageing ability ahead. Makes a big impression and yet has that Italian ability to be gulpable at the same time. A more elegant, moreish version of Merlot than you get in the biggest Pomerols, but every bit as beautiful. 11ha.
Delivery to Storage from 7 Jan 2022

Tuscany 1x75cl 3 100 (JA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £674.68
Mouton Rothschild 1982 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,090.80
1982

Mouton Rothschild 1982 (1x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

A wine that’s singing today, the 1982 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild is one of those wines that needs to be tasted to be believed. It almost has a California Cabernet-like sexiness and opulence paired with pure Bordeaux class. Still solid ruby-colored, with a sensational nose of crème de cassis, lead pencil shaving, sweet tobacco, and even some flowery incense, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a multidimensional, layered texture, straight-up awesome levels of sweet fruit, and a blockbuster finish. This is Bordeaux at its most sexy and hedonistic, and it’s just a joy to drink. Given its relatively youthful vibe, I expect it to continue drinking brilliantly for another two decades and even at that point have a gradual decline. There’s no need to delay gratification though, and it’s certainly ready to go.
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,090.80
Mouton Rothschild 1986 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,008.28
1986

Mouton Rothschild 1986 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The 1986 Mouton-Rothschild is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that was picked from 2 October until 16 October. Winemaker Philippe Dhalluin, who was not working at the property back then, told me that the pH was fairly low at 3.54 when it is usually around 3.75, due to the natural tartaric acid in the vines. It has a powerful and intense bouquet as always: exemplary graphite and cedar scents, a touch of black pepper and incense. It seems to unfurl in the glass, like a motor revving its engine. The palate is beautifully balanced with its trademark firm tannic structure, a Mouton-Rothschild with backbone and masculinity. Layers of black fruit intermingling with mint and graphite, a hint of licorice emanating from the Merlot, gently fanning out and my God, it is incredibly long. It is not like the 1985 Mouton-Rothschild that is so fleshy and generous. This is serious, aristocratic Mouton, a true vin de garde and yes, I do think drinkers will have to wait until it reaches its true peak. Sometimes that's just the way it is. Tasted September 2016.
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 3 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,008.28
Mouton Rothschild 2010 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £729.28
2010

Mouton Rothschild 2010 (1x75cl)

Decanter (100)

Smoked grilled tar on the nose, it feels both very 2010 and supremely Mouton - accomplished and confident. A more glamorous, enticing edge than the other Pauillac Firsts at this 10 year window. There are plentiful tannins but they are lined with air, and the overall feel is of plush, plumped fruits, like being rolled-up in luxurious sheets. It is very different in character to the other two Pauillac Firsts, but no less enjoyable. It feels higher in alcohol, more Cos than Lafite in terms of personality, in the way that Pichon Baron is more Latour than Comtesse, but it is nuanced and clever and surprising.
Delivery to Storage from 26 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 5 100 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £729.28
Palmer 1961 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,628.00
1961

Palmer 1961 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, two bottles of 1961 Château Palmer were opened and compared. The first was a great bottle of wine, beautifully balanced and complex, and yet not quite living up to its status as one of the legendary bottles of the 20th century. That said, I still scored it around the 96 or 97 point mark. The second lived up to the billing. Coming from the late great John Avery's cellar, that is to say, purchased on release and never moved, the first difference is the slightly deeper color compared to the first bottle. The bouquet is difficult to capture in words. Heavenly, ethereal, moving and profound - they are all applicable here. It is still a wine in its prime, with dark berry fruit, hints of graphite and mineral, a touch of wilted violet petals. Its ineffable purity knocks you sideways. The palate is defined by its filigree framework of tannin - precise and lace-like, lending it the texture of a mature Richebourg. Yet it is unmistakably Margaux because there is stunning structure on the finish, astounding precision and a never-ending aftertaste that is borderline supernatural. This bottle reminds me of the first time I tasted the 1961 Palmer several years ago when I gave a perfect score without hesitation. This is exactly the same: a perfect wine and a bona fide legend. Tasted May 2015.
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,628.00
Palmer 2016 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £310.48
2016

Palmer 2016 (1x75cl)

The Wine Cellar Insider (100)

Still showing the color of a barrel sample, the wine is full bodied, silky, polished, fresh, vibrant and pure. The wine tastes as if you ran into the vineyard and grabbed a handful of grapes off the vine, and you ate them just moments before they were crushed. The fruit has so much purity, energy and sensuality, it is impossible not to go back to the glass for another sniff, swirl and sip. Another interesting point is the addition of a gentle chalky minerality in the finish, adding a beautiful layer to the complexity. This is easily one of the great vintages of Chateau Palmer and will age for decades with no effort.
Delivery to Storage from 7 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 1x75cl 6 100 (WCI) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £310.48
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1961 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £16,149.88
1961

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1961 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Of the three benchmark la Chapelles ('90, '78 and '61), the 1961 Hermitage la Chapelle is the largest, most massive and over-the-top of the trio. Offering a stunning - literally off the charts - bouquet of truffles, soy sauce, smoked meats, coffee bean and wood smoke, it is the absolute essence of this cuvee and of the magical, south-facing Hermitage Hill from where it comes. Thick, unctuous and massive on the palate, I can only imagine what this beast of a wine must have tasted like in its youth. I also wish every winemaker/person who comments about a wine being too big, too rich, or too over-the-top could have a glass of this elixir. It's certainly fully mature, yet it still amazingly has sweet tannin and no shortage of fruit or texture. Given its mid-palate density, it will most likely be a 100-year wine. Still, why wait?
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Rhone 1x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £16,149.88
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1978 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,275.20
1978

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1978 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

As heavenly and profound as it gets, the still youthful-colored 1978 Hermitage la Chapelle exhibits an insane bouquet of sweet cassis, truffle, smoked meats and licorice. Full-bodied, multidimensional, decadent and massive on the palate, with a stacked mid-palate and still present, sweet tannin, it tastes like a mix of the more fruit-loaded '90 and the more evolved, smoky and soy-laced '61. You could easily run out of adjectives describing this beauty, but it's a perfect wine any way you look at it. I see no reason to hold off, and it's drinking perfectly for my palate today, but it certainly won't fall off a cliff anytime soon.
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Rhone 1x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,275.20
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Ausone 2001 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £761.00
2001

Ausone 2001 (1x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95-100)

Lots of currants, mineral and licorice character. Full- to medium-bodied, with racy tannins. Mouthpuckering and very polished. Super well-crafted. Equal to or better than the '00? Final judgment after it's bottled. Score range: 95-100
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 95-100 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £761.00
Bellevue Mondotte 2001 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £172.00
2001

Bellevue Mondotte 2001 (1x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95-100)

First year and a hell of wine. Like Vintage Port. Perhaps slightly overdone, but impressive. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and tannins. Mouthpuckering but outstanding. A modern interpretation of an ancient style of wine. Blockbuster. 90 percent Merlot, 5 percent Cabernet Franc and 5 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. Don't ask the price, which will be out of this world. Score range: 95-100 -JS
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 95-100 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £172.00
Cheval Blanc 1990 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £740.00
1990

Cheval Blanc 1990 (1x75cl)

Decanter (100)

The standout wine of the entire tasting. Powerful, smooth, mouthfilling sweetness, still deeply coloured. You will find it hard to track down this wine on the market today, and even more difficult to avoid paying crazy sums for it, but I can assure you that it stands out for the intense, finely picked-out, fleshy fruit notes of sweet damson and plum unrolling against smoked coffee and liquorice notes. Truffles, tobacco and exotic spices are all here – and it’s hard to imagine how it can have done better. Oh, and Le Petit Cheval in this vintage was 98% Cabernet Franc, so another one to look out for if the beauty of the Cabernet in the main wine is anything to go by. Harvest 11-25 September, 40hl/ha yield. They made 76% first wine and 12% Petit Cheval, with the rest sold off in bulk.
Non SIB - as per photo - repack and low level Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 100 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £740.00
Cheval Blanc 2005 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £828.00
2005

Cheval Blanc 2005 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The 2005 from Cheval Blanc is a quintessentially elegant, beautiful, deep bluish/ruby-colored wine from St.-Emilion, with raspberry, blueberry, and floral notes, impressive density, great precision, freshness and purity. Full-bodied, but extremely light on its feet, I don’t mean to gush, but it is super-intense, rich and just so meticulously crafted! This is another fabulous wine and a perfect expression for this vintage. It is difficult to forget the gorgeous blueberry and raspberry fruit, full body, sweet tannin, a multi-layered texture, and purity and palate presence of this stunning wine. Drink it over the next 20 years. P.S. In 2005, this was 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot.
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Cheval Blanc 2018 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £545.00
2018

Cheval Blanc 2018 (1x75cl)

Decanter (100)

A great Cheval Blanc that stands up to the potential that I found during en primeur. Extremely restrained and classic in its construction, shot through with points of mint, liquorice, raspberry and eucalyptus. The fresh aromatics mean you could almost think that it is from a cool year, except for the huge density that runs through the palate, along with a creamy texture. Extremely good-quality. Something that you are going to want to put away for a good few decades. I get big, chewy tannins on the finish. Exceptionally good and extremely elegant. 3.77pH. Bottled July 2020. A yield of 44hl/ha.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 3 100 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £545.00
Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee Grand Cru 2015 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £5,409.00
2015

Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee Grand Cru 2015 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Tasted blind, Louis-Michel Liger-Belair's 2015 La Romanée Grand Cru is simply extraordinary, dominating a flight of great grands crus. The wine wafts from the glass with an extraordinarily complex bouquet in which notes of cherries, cassis and orange rind mingle with fragrant aromas of rose petal and Asian spices, complemented by deeper, more savory bass notes of grilled squab, espresso roast and smoked duck. On the palate, it's full-bodied, multidimensional and complete, with amazing depth and dimension, juicy acids balancing a deep and concentrated core of fruit, and concluding with a long, reverberative finish. This is a powerful, even dramatic La Romanée that ranks as one of the pinnacles of this magical vintage.
1 bottle in perfect condition wrapped in original silk paper. Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Burgundy 1x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £5,409.00
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru 2001 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £4,493.00
2001

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru 2001 (1x75cl)

LaRVF (100)

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru 2001
As per photos Delivery to Storage from 16 Nov 2021

Burgundy 1x75cl 1 100 (RVF) Read Review/Description In Bond: £4,493.00
Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2014 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £810.00
2014

Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2014 (1x75cl)

Vinous (100)

When it comes to comparisons of any kind, all bets are off with the 2014 Monfortino, a Barolo that enters the stratosphere of profound and utterly moving beauty. Seamless and elegant in the glass, with stunning aromatics and perfectly ripe tannins, the 2014 is simply breathtaking in its beauty. In 2014, Roberto Conterno waited to harvest this fruit very late. The result is a Barolo that offers the textural opulence of fruit picked at the end of the season with the aromatic depth and structure of a wine from a cool year. Most incredibly of all, the 2014 is a very tannic wine analytically, and yet the sensation is of a Barolo of softness and opulence. A rush of dark red/purplish berry fruit, blood orange, spice, tobacco and mint builds into the rapturous finish. Readers who can find the 2014 when it is released next year should not hesitate, as it will unquestionably go down as one of the greatest Monfortinos ever made.
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Piedmont 1x75cl 1 100 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £810.00
Haut-Brion 2015 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £591.00
2015

Haut-Brion 2015 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

A blend of 50% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Haut-Brion is reticent to begin, languidly revealing crushed black cherries, ripe black plums and wild blueberries with sparks of cinnamon stick, cloves, nutmeg, espresso, unsmoked cigars, tapenade, crushed rocks and lavender. The full-bodied palate possesses wonderfully complementary contrasts of bold black and blue fruit richness and delicately nuanced cherry fruit, baking spices and floral accents, strutting ripe, finely pixelated tannins and seamless acidity that is placed firmly in the background, finishing very long and with plenty of attitude. This impeccably poised, exquisitely perfumed 2015 Haut-Brion possesses the most alluring yet seemingly effortless beauty. While it bears only a passing resemblance in its opulent personality to the now legendary 1989, like that vintage the 2015 cannot fail to hedonically satiate and intellectually edify all lovers of great Bordeaux who drink it. What’s more, it also has the blue-blooded tenaciousness to remain this jaw-droppingly impressive, throughout its many guises over time, and for a very, very long time.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 20 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £591.00
Haut-Brion 2016 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £591.00
2016

Haut-Brion 2016 (1x75cl)

Decanter (100)

This has a little more reticence initially on the nose than La Mission, but after a few minutes the rich texture begins to reveal itself, with charcoal, tobacco, dark plum and damson fruits that are straining at the leash. It has hidden power and subtle oak toasting - this clearly feels no need to shout about its presence, but there will be plenty to discover over time. You can feel those tannins licking around your teeth, building up one layer at a time. A great wine En primeur that has settled into greatness.
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 40 100 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £591.00
Haut-Brion 2018 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £452.50
2018

Haut-Brion 2018 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The 2018 Haut-Brion is composed of 49.4% Merlot, 38.7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11.9% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, the wine needs a lot of swirling before it begins to release a whole complex melody of notes, one at a time to begin: tilled earth, followed by pronounced licorice, then crushed rocks, then the preserved plums. Eventually, it all comes together into a fascinating crescendo of intense crème de cassis, rose oil, wild blueberries and kirsch notes, giving way to quiet, persistent leitmotif scents of cinnamon stick, truffles and redcurrant jelly. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers all this and more, revealing tightly wound black fruit, red berry and exotic spice layers within a solid, wonderfully plush frame and seamless freshness, finishing with epic length and loads of earth and mineral sparks. This is a profound, highly intellectual, multilayered baby, which will require a good 7-8 years to begin to sing its incredible song, then should cellar a further 40 years at least. By way of reference, think 1989 with more restraint and even greater purity.
In Stock in Bordeaux

Bordeaux 1x75cl 3 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £452.50
Krug Clos du Mesnil 1988 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £2,158.00
1988

Krug Clos du Mesnil 1988 (1x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (100)

You know you are in for a special night when the first wine served is Krug's 1988 Clos du Mesnil. Where do I start? Everything about the wine is sensational from start to finish. An endless array of crushed rocks, minerals and bright citrus emerges from this intensely pointed, chiseled Champagne. The elegance, though, is really in the texture. The wine has acquired an element of vinosity over the years, with the tiniest and finest of bubbles and simply extraordinary finesse. It is a wine of mind-blowing purity and breathtaking elegance. Simply put, wine does not get better than this. The 1988 Clos du Mesnil is an eternal wine.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Dec 2021

Champagne 1x75cl 4 100 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,158.00
Lafite Rothschild 1986 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £1,129.00
1986

Lafite Rothschild 1986 (1x75cl)

Decanter (100)

We are in perfectly-aged claret territory here, the most beautiful impression of a wine at its plateau. It's perfectly ready to drink and is still generous, with a long life ahead of it. Its spicy notes, touches of pencil lead and still-concentrated cassis combine with menthol, buttery leather and that classic Médoc saline, mineral-edged flourish - this is the height of well-aged Cabernet Sauvignon.
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 3 100 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,129.00
Lafite Rothschild 2003 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £827.50
2003

Lafite Rothschild 2003 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The 2003 Lafite Rothschild comes as close to perfection as any of the great Lafites made over the past three decades (1982, 1986, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010). This sensational effort came in at 12.7% natural alcohol, it is made in the style of one of this estate’s great classics, the 1959. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color to the rim along with a luxurious bouquet of cedarwood, lead pencil shaving, white chocolate, cocoa and cassis. Fat, rich, opulent and full-bodied with low acidity and stunning seductiveness and complexity, this noble wine possesses a bountiful, generous, heady style. It is just coming into its plateau of maturity where it should hold for 20-25 years. This is one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage – make no mistake about that.
ex-chateau 2021 Delivery to Storage from 31 Dec 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 8 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £827.50
Lafite Rothschild 2020 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £732.00
2020

Lafite Rothschild 2020 (1x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

Rather ethereal and so refined with finesse, focus and brightness that provides incredible energy and pedigree. It’s full-bodied with ultra fine tannins that go on and on. Superb presence with tannins that melt into the wine. This is 12.8%. I love the wine. Lots of dark fruit and fresh tobacco. Lead pencil, too. 92% cabernet sauvignon, 7% merlot and 1% petit verdot.
Delivery to Storage from 25 Oct 2023

Bordeaux 1x75cl 6 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £732.00
Latour 1982 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £1,624.00
1982

Latour 1982 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

1982 was a great vintage—relatively warm and prolific, producing wines of richness and depth. The 1982 Latour has a medium garnet-brick color and then pow!—it belts out powerful notes of star anise, dried roses, sandalwood and new leather with a core of kirsch, blackberry tart, dried mulberries and blackcurrant pastilles. Full-bodied, rich and spicy with bags of fruit and tons of savory fireworks, it finishes with epic persistence.
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,624.00
Latour 2009 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £964.00
2009

Latour 2009 (1x75cl)

The Wine Cellar Insider (100)

You can sense the ripeness of the sunny vintage in the nose, with its joyous red berries, tobacco leaf, oyster shell, vanilla smoke, mint, cigar box and dark chocolate. Sensuous on the palate, with silky tannins and sweet, ripe, pure fruits, the wine is all power, grace, symmetry and elegance. This is a sexy vintage of Latour that you can really feel, as the wine rests and expands on your palate. Yes this is young. So if you are going to open a bottle, give it 2-3 hours of air, or wait another decade. This is one of the memorable tasting experiences that was impossible to spit.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 6 100 (WCI) Read Review/Description In Bond: £964.00
Louis Roederer Cristal Vinotheque Brut 1996 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £1,050.00
1996

Louis Roederer Cristal Vinotheque Brut 1996 (1x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (100)

A re-release from one of the legendary vintages of the last 30 years, this Champagne still shows some of the intense acidity that marked that year. It has gained maturity, but it's an ageless, magnificent wine. Although it is ready to drink, it will hold well through 2029
Delivery to Storage from 1 Dec 2021

Champagne 1x75cl 3 100 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,050.00
Margaux 1990 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £925.00
1990

Margaux 1990 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The 1990 Chateau Margaux has turned into a sensational wine that eclipses both the 1988 and 1989...and then some. It has a gorgeous, ethereal bouquet with sumptuous red berry fruit, leather, camphor and licorice—it is the kind of nose in which you just immerse yourself. Is there a hint of brettanomyces here? If there is, I don't really care. The palate is soft and sensual with incredible depth. Fleshy and corpulent for Chateau Margaux, and yet surfeit with breeding and finesse, there are layers or red fruit, kirsch, sage and fig, later tobacco and cloves. I feel that this 1990 Château Margaux is at its peak and yet the harmony, the sheer swagger of this wine just wins you over. Magnificent. Tasted May 2016.
As per photos ,1653755 - Repack 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £925.00
Margaux 1996 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £682.50
1996

Margaux 1996 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The 1996 Chateau Margaux, a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, must be a strong contender for wine of the vintage. It offers everything you desire from this First Growth. It is blessed with breathtaking delineation and freshness on the nose, understated at first and then blossoming with mineral-infused black fruit, hints of blueberry, crushed stone and violet. The palate is perfectly balanced with filigree tannin, perfect acidity, a wine where everything seems to be in its right place. Blackberry, crushed stone at the front of the mouth, just a touch of spice towards the finish that shows supreme control. This is a Margaux that seems to light up the senses. It was outstanding in its youth...something that has not changed one bit over the intervening two decades. This may well turn out to be the Left Bank pinnacle of the 1990s. Tasted July 2016.
Ex-Chateau 2021 Delivery to Storage from 7 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 1x75cl 13 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £682.50
Margaux 2020 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £581.00
2020

Margaux 2020 (1x75cl)

James Suckling (99-100)

So floral and perfumed with blackcurrants, blackberries and some asphalt. Full-bodied with super, fine tannins. Extremely refined with great length and intensity. The wonderful combination of refinement and power is already evident. Superb finish. Another great Margaux.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Dec 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 5 99-100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £581.00
Masseto 2016 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £770.00
2016

Masseto 2016 (1x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Not yet released, the 2016 Masseto is sensational and unquestionably one of the greatest expressions of Merlot in the world. As always, it's 100% Merlot from a single vineyard that has a complex, diverse set of soils and expositions, causing harvest at times to be spread over as much as three weeks. Aged two years in oak, its deep purple color is followed by a powerful bouquet of black cherries, cassis, spicy oak, damp earth, green tobacco, and spring flowers. It's full-bodied, concentrated and masculine on the palate, with serious minerality, yet it stays flawlessly balanced with magical purity of fruit. With no shortage of concentration and structure, this primordial powerhouse of a Merlot needs 4-6 years of bottle age yet should evolve for decades. Merlot, or wine for that matter, doesn’t get any better!
Delivery to Storage from 2 Dec 2021

Tuscany 1x75cl 2 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £770.00
Masseto 2018 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £560.00
2018

Masseto 2018 (1x75cl)

Jane Anson (100)

Axel Heinz turning out yet again a wine that is generous and moreish but that goes deeper, offering layers of coffee, smoked herbs, rosemary, saffron, gentle waves of powerful brambled fruits. Mouthwatering, with tension and precision. Finely spun tannin that are elastic in embracing and taming the exuberant fruits yet chewy enough on the finish to show there is plenty of ageing ability ahead. Makes a big impression and yet has that Italian ability to be gulpable at the same time. A more elegant, moreish version of Merlot than you get in the biggest Pomerols, but every bit as beautiful. 11ha.
Delivery to Storage from 7 Jan 2022

Tuscany 1x75cl 3 100 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £560.00
Mouton Rothschild 1982 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £909.00
1982

Mouton Rothschild 1982 (1x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

A wine that’s singing today, the 1982 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild is one of those wines that needs to be tasted to be believed. It almost has a California Cabernet-like sexiness and opulence paired with pure Bordeaux class. Still solid ruby-colored, with a sensational nose of crème de cassis, lead pencil shaving, sweet tobacco, and even some flowery incense, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a multidimensional, layered texture, straight-up awesome levels of sweet fruit, and a blockbuster finish. This is Bordeaux at its most sexy and hedonistic, and it’s just a joy to drink. Given its relatively youthful vibe, I expect it to continue drinking brilliantly for another two decades and even at that point have a gradual decline. There’s no need to delay gratification though, and it’s certainly ready to go.
As per photos ,1956214 - Not SIB, Repack, Damaged label, Low level Delivery to Storage from 16 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £909.00
Mouton Rothschild 1986 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £838.00
1986

Mouton Rothschild 1986 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The 1986 Mouton-Rothschild is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that was picked from 2 October until 16 October. Winemaker Philippe Dhalluin, who was not working at the property back then, told me that the pH was fairly low at 3.54 when it is usually around 3.75, due to the natural tartaric acid in the vines. It has a powerful and intense bouquet as always: exemplary graphite and cedar scents, a touch of black pepper and incense. It seems to unfurl in the glass, like a motor revving its engine. The palate is beautifully balanced with its trademark firm tannic structure, a Mouton-Rothschild with backbone and masculinity. Layers of black fruit intermingling with mint and graphite, a hint of licorice emanating from the Merlot, gently fanning out and my God, it is incredibly long. It is not like the 1985 Mouton-Rothschild that is so fleshy and generous. This is serious, aristocratic Mouton, a true vin de garde and yes, I do think drinkers will have to wait until it reaches its true peak. Sometimes that's just the way it is. Tasted September 2016.
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 3 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £838.00
Mouton Rothschild 2010 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £605.50
2010

Mouton Rothschild 2010 (1x75cl)

Decanter (100)

Smoked grilled tar on the nose, it feels both very 2010 and supremely Mouton - accomplished and confident. A more glamorous, enticing edge than the other Pauillac Firsts at this 10 year window. There are plentiful tannins but they are lined with air, and the overall feel is of plush, plumped fruits, like being rolled-up in luxurious sheets. It is very different in character to the other two Pauillac Firsts, but no less enjoyable. It feels higher in alcohol, more Cos than Lafite in terms of personality, in the way that Pichon Baron is more Latour than Comtesse, but it is nuanced and clever and surprising.
Delivery to Storage from 26 Nov 2021

Bordeaux 1x75cl 5 100 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £605.50
Palmer 1961 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £2,190.00
1961

Palmer 1961 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, two bottles of 1961 Château Palmer were opened and compared. The first was a great bottle of wine, beautifully balanced and complex, and yet not quite living up to its status as one of the legendary bottles of the 20th century. That said, I still scored it around the 96 or 97 point mark. The second lived up to the billing. Coming from the late great John Avery's cellar, that is to say, purchased on release and never moved, the first difference is the slightly deeper color compared to the first bottle. The bouquet is difficult to capture in words. Heavenly, ethereal, moving and profound - they are all applicable here. It is still a wine in its prime, with dark berry fruit, hints of graphite and mineral, a touch of wilted violet petals. Its ineffable purity knocks you sideways. The palate is defined by its filigree framework of tannin - precise and lace-like, lending it the texture of a mature Richebourg. Yet it is unmistakably Margaux because there is stunning structure on the finish, astounding precision and a never-ending aftertaste that is borderline supernatural. This bottle reminds me of the first time I tasted the 1961 Palmer several years ago when I gave a perfect score without hesitation. This is exactly the same: a perfect wine and a bona fide legend. Tasted May 2015.
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Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,190.00
Palmer 2016 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £256.50
2016

Palmer 2016 (1x75cl)

The Wine Cellar Insider (100)

Still showing the color of a barrel sample, the wine is full bodied, silky, polished, fresh, vibrant and pure. The wine tastes as if you ran into the vineyard and grabbed a handful of grapes off the vine, and you ate them just moments before they were crushed. The fruit has so much purity, energy and sensuality, it is impossible not to go back to the glass for another sniff, swirl and sip. Another interesting point is the addition of a gentle chalky minerality in the finish, adding a beautiful layer to the complexity. This is easily one of the great vintages of Chateau Palmer and will age for decades with no effort.
Delivery to Storage from 7 Jan 2022

Bordeaux 1x75cl 6 100 (WCI) Read Review/Description In Bond: £256.50
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1961 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £13,456.00
1961

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1961 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Of the three benchmark la Chapelles ('90, '78 and '61), the 1961 Hermitage la Chapelle is the largest, most massive and over-the-top of the trio. Offering a stunning - literally off the charts - bouquet of truffles, soy sauce, smoked meats, coffee bean and wood smoke, it is the absolute essence of this cuvee and of the magical, south-facing Hermitage Hill from where it comes. Thick, unctuous and massive on the palate, I can only imagine what this beast of a wine must have tasted like in its youth. I also wish every winemaker/person who comments about a wine being too big, too rich, or too over-the-top could have a glass of this elixir. It's certainly fully mature, yet it still amazingly has sweet tannin and no shortage of fruit or texture. Given its mid-palate density, it will most likely be a 100-year wine. Still, why wait?
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Rhone 1x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £13,456.00
Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1978 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £1,896.00
1978

Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 1978 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

As heavenly and profound as it gets, the still youthful-colored 1978 Hermitage la Chapelle exhibits an insane bouquet of sweet cassis, truffle, smoked meats and licorice. Full-bodied, multidimensional, decadent and massive on the palate, with a stacked mid-palate and still present, sweet tannin, it tastes like a mix of the more fruit-loaded '90 and the more evolved, smoky and soy-laced '61. You could easily run out of adjectives describing this beauty, but it's a perfect wine any way you look at it. I see no reason to hold off, and it's drinking perfectly for my palate today, but it certainly won't fall off a cliff anytime soon.
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Rhone 1x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,896.00

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