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Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combe aux Moines 2013 (1x900cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,816.14
2013

Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combe aux Moines 2013 (1x900cl)

Wine Advocate (91-93)

The 2013 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combe Aux Moines appears slightly deeper in color than the other premier crus at this early stage. The nose is extremely well defined with blackberry, briary and limestone scents that gain intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe, supple tannins: red cherries, wild strawberry and a touch of iodine on the aftertaste. This is in touch with the Clos Saint Jacques '13 at this stage, so it will be interesting to compare once in bottle.
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Burgundy 1x900cl 1 91-93 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,816.14
La Mission Haut-Brion 1975 (2x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,999.76
1975

La Mission Haut-Brion 1975 (2x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

This is undisputably the wine of the vintage, a year that was clearly over-exposed and over-rated, largely because it was better than the four vintages that preceded it. However, it was not terribly exciting in the final analysis. The 1975 La Mission-Haut-Brion, which consistently received perfect scores in its first thirty years of life, remains a vibrant, vital wine. While there are some still gorgeous 1975s (i.e., Petrus, l’Evangile, Trotanoy, Lafleur, and Haut-Brion) that came on much later in life, La Mission possesses enough evidence of greatness to stand alone as the finest 1975. From a cool year with a tiny crop, most 1975s are tannic, dense and out of balance. La Mission’s extraordinary terroir, with its well-drained, gravelly soils fared unbelievably well, and the 1975 was a blockbuster for its first 20-30 years of life. While much of the fat has faded away, the wine still possesses a vitality and vigor that belies its 37 years of age. The color is a dark garnet with just a touch of lightening at the rim. Notes of camphor, wood charcoal, black fruits, plums, cedar, damp earth, truffles, asphalt and smoke result in a fabulous set of aromatics that are nothing short of compelling. Based on the aromatics alone, this offering would merit a perfect score, but some of the nasty tannins in this vintage are beginning to make their presence known on the palate. Nevertheless, this is a freak for the year – very concentrated, dense and remarkably youthful. It will undoubtedly provide extraordinary drinking for another 30-50 years. Nothing about this wine indicates it can’t keep going, although its one-time perfection has faded ever so slightly. This amazing effort is a truly profound wine in another disastrous vintage in Bordeaux!
most of the label missing - damaged caps - see photo 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 2x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,999.76
Sassicaia 1985 (2x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £4,614.00
1985

Sassicaia 1985 (2x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Oddly enough, the 1985 Sassicaia was the wine least commented during the conversations that followed this retrospective. Our panel consisted of some two dozen professional wine tasters from around the world, and virtually not a word was uttered with regards to this wine. That's how truly outstanding it is. The soaring beauty of this landmark Sassicaia literally transcends the rather mundane realm of wine critique with its string of adjectives and wearisome descriptors. It hardly deserves to be treated like any of the other gorgeous wines we tasted on this glorious day. In truth, the 1985 Sassicaia does reveal a new perspective onto its perfection each time you have the fortune to taste it. I noticed a layer of bright almond-like sweetness that I don't recall tasting before. The wine seems to be getting younger, not older. Even its appearance is remarkable. Of the various samples presented from the 1980s, this wine exhibited the brightest garnet color and the most youthful personality. It shows stunning volume. The integration is seamless and the wine's many complicated pieces fit together with utmost precision like a jigsaw puzzle that renders a most beautiful Italian masterpiece when admired at completion.
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Tuscany 2x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,614.00
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combe aux Moines 2013 (1x900cl)
In Bond: £2,320.00
2013

Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combe aux Moines 2013 (1x900cl)

Wine Advocate (91-93)

The 2013 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combe Aux Moines appears slightly deeper in color than the other premier crus at this early stage. The nose is extremely well defined with blackberry, briary and limestone scents that gain intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe, supple tannins: red cherries, wild strawberry and a touch of iodine on the aftertaste. This is in touch with the Clos Saint Jacques '13 at this stage, so it will be interesting to compare once in bottle.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Burgundy 1x900cl 1 91-93 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,320.00
La Mission Haut-Brion 1975 (2x75cl)
In Bond: £1,662.00
1975

La Mission Haut-Brion 1975 (2x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

This is undisputably the wine of the vintage, a year that was clearly over-exposed and over-rated, largely because it was better than the four vintages that preceded it. However, it was not terribly exciting in the final analysis. The 1975 La Mission-Haut-Brion, which consistently received perfect scores in its first thirty years of life, remains a vibrant, vital wine. While there are some still gorgeous 1975s (i.e., Petrus, l’Evangile, Trotanoy, Lafleur, and Haut-Brion) that came on much later in life, La Mission possesses enough evidence of greatness to stand alone as the finest 1975. From a cool year with a tiny crop, most 1975s are tannic, dense and out of balance. La Mission’s extraordinary terroir, with its well-drained, gravelly soils fared unbelievably well, and the 1975 was a blockbuster for its first 20-30 years of life. While much of the fat has faded away, the wine still possesses a vitality and vigor that belies its 37 years of age. The color is a dark garnet with just a touch of lightening at the rim. Notes of camphor, wood charcoal, black fruits, plums, cedar, damp earth, truffles, asphalt and smoke result in a fabulous set of aromatics that are nothing short of compelling. Based on the aromatics alone, this offering would merit a perfect score, but some of the nasty tannins in this vintage are beginning to make their presence known on the palate. Nevertheless, this is a freak for the year – very concentrated, dense and remarkably youthful. It will undoubtedly provide extraordinary drinking for another 30-50 years. Nothing about this wine indicates it can’t keep going, although its one-time perfection has faded ever so slightly. This amazing effort is a truly profound wine in another disastrous vintage in Bordeaux!
most of the label missing - damaged caps - see photo 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Bordeaux 2x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,662.00
Sassicaia 1985 (2x75cl)
In Bond: £3,845.00
1985

Sassicaia 1985 (2x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Oddly enough, the 1985 Sassicaia was the wine least commented during the conversations that followed this retrospective. Our panel consisted of some two dozen professional wine tasters from around the world, and virtually not a word was uttered with regards to this wine. That's how truly outstanding it is. The soaring beauty of this landmark Sassicaia literally transcends the rather mundane realm of wine critique with its string of adjectives and wearisome descriptors. It hardly deserves to be treated like any of the other gorgeous wines we tasted on this glorious day. In truth, the 1985 Sassicaia does reveal a new perspective onto its perfection each time you have the fortune to taste it. I noticed a layer of bright almond-like sweetness that I don't recall tasting before. The wine seems to be getting younger, not older. Even its appearance is remarkable. Of the various samples presented from the 1980s, this wine exhibited the brightest garnet color and the most youthful personality. It shows stunning volume. The integration is seamless and the wine's many complicated pieces fit together with utmost precision like a jigsaw puzzle that renders a most beautiful Italian masterpiece when admired at completion.
Repack 1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Tuscany 2x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,845.00

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