Cru Recommended Portfolio

Our Recommended Portfolio (The “Fab Forty”) combines wealth preservation with liquidity. It is diversified across regions and maturities. The whole portfolio costs US$ 200,000 currently and can be purchased as a ‘one-off’ from Cru.
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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Ausone 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £4,074.00
2018

Ausone 2018 (6x75cl)

Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (100)

The limestone soils of Ausone set the pace in St Emilion, and they have effortlessly dealt with the drought of the 2018 summer. What you get in the glass here is a push and pull of tannins and acidity, keeping the blackberry, cassis and redcurrant fruit walking the line between them. Eats its 100% new oak, which is apparent only through the creamy texture that becomes apparant through the mid palate as it opens. Displaying both tension and persistency, and the juicy scrape of limestone through the finish. his is deep and ripped, coming out you like a powerhouse, then it stops, tiptoes away, then rises up to slowly stretch out through the palate, displaying incredible tension and length. 3.6pH, 38hl/ha yield.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £4,074.00
Guigal Cote-Rotie La Mouline 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,479.00
2018

Guigal Cote-Rotie La Mouline 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98-100)

Like the 2017, Guigal's 2018 Cote Rotie La Mouline boasts incredible aromatics, with highs ranging from violets and peppery spice to ripe blueberries and raspberries. The oak is in the background, supporting the supple fruit. Full-bodied, lush and silky, La Mouline seems to have it all in 2018.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Rhone 6x75cl 5 98-100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,479.00
Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,400.00
2018

Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98-100)

Lastly, the 2018 Hermitage is still resting in its individual components, and it’s such an education tasting through the samples from Bessards, Péléat, Méal, and Beaumes. In some years, each terroir is easy to see (the spice and complexity from Péléat, the opulence from the Méal, etc.), yet in 2018, the Méal was more structured and inward and the l’Ermite was shockingly opulent and powerful. The crème de la crème was the sample from Les Bessards, and wine doesn’t get any better than that in my opinion. Regardless, all the samples possess incredible quality and show classic, powerful aromatics reminiscent of a classic, almost cooler year paired with massive richness, depth, and structure on the palate. Possibly coming closest in my mind to a hypothetical mix of the 2009 and 2010, this is a legendary Chave Hermitage in the making.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Rhone 6x75cl 1 98-100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,400.00
Lafite Rothschild 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £4,075.00
2018

Lafite Rothschild 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (100)

An immensely structured wine, this is complex, concentrated and yet so contained. The wine impresses with its balance, layers of succulent black-currant fruits and effortless style. A wine for the long term, it should not be touched before 2029.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
1-2 weeks

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £4,075.00
Tignanello 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £740.00
2018

Tignanello 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

This wine brought to mind precise imagery of tailcoats, striped dress pants, wingtip collar shirts and other gentlemen's fashion choices from the Roaring Twenties. Sporting a retro but classic personality, the Marchesi Antinori 2018 Tignanello is quite the dapper and jovial wine that hits the market just as much of the world is emerging from a dark chapter of lockdowns and coronavirus curfews. I love the optimism that springs bright with such clarity and detail from within this blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The 2016 vintage was a benchmark for sure, but I prefer the 2018, thanks to that tinge of nostalgia or emotion that is so deftly rendered in this cool, long growing season.
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Tuscany 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £740.00

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