La Spinetta - Campè
93-points Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate “The 2006 Barolo Campe’ is one of the most elegant wines I have ever tasted from La Spinetta. A deep, translucent red, the Campe’ opens with a captivating bouquet of roses, spices, flowers and cherries, all of which resonate on the palate. The wine turns muscular in the glass, with powerful tannins that frame the expressive, generous fruit. There is plenty of richness and concentration, yet without the over-ripeness and excessive oakiness of past vintages. Smoke, tar and herbs are just some of the nuances that come to life as the dense fruit provides a wonderful foil to the tannins on the finish.
Price: £139.00 (3 in Stock)
St Emilion Grand Cru Classe
A 2006 St Emilion Grand Cru Classe red wine magnum bottle.
Now under full control of the Moueix family, with Christian Moueix's son Edouard managing the estate, and their new technical director Eric Murisasco is making the wine.
In 2006 the Moueix family did not own the estate outright, but did have some influence, and the 2006 is certainly a good effort, with notes of kirsch liqueur, crushed rock, and some subtle herbs. (Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Apr 05)
Price: £89.95 (5 in Stock)
Cotes de Bourg
The 2006 Cotes de Bourge is deep ruby in colour with garnet rim. Some class on the nose, black fruits,leather and white pepper. The palate gives purity of fruit and soft tannins. A very enjoyable and food-worthy claret.
Price: £29.95 (35 in Stock)
This 2006 Magnum Graves is a ruby red in colour with black core; violets, blackberry, cherry, fresh black fruit with blueberry; dried herbs, granite, wet earth with hint of powdered sugar-gum; leather, a little brett, sappy-herbal, molasses, Cinnamon. Dry, med+ acid, med+ alc., med+ tannins.
Price: £69.95 (1 in Stock)
Margaux, 3rd Growth Classification
The 2006 Giscours has a herbaceous, earthy nose with truffle notes intermixed with sweet cherries, plums, and currants are present in this soft, medium garnet wine. The wine is already evolved and best drunk over the next 10-15 years. The wine's plushness, and the concentration is very good.
Price: £69.00 (3 in Stock)
St Julien 2me Cru Classe
A 2006 Chateau Gruaud Larose Red Wine
*** 91 Points - Wine Journal ***
"This is an impressive showing for Gruaud-Larose under blind conditions. It has a reserved, cedar, leafy nose with good definition and poise with good lift – very Pauillac in style with the Cabernet driving it along. The palate is full-bodied, very well balanced with good acidity. Firm tannins, ripe and elegant, very well poised on the briary finish. Charming. Tasted January 2010." Neil Martin, Wine Journal.
Price: £79.00 (9 in Stock)
Domaine Font de Michelle, Etienne Gonnet
A profound, smokey, leathery nose with an intriguing aromatic note like sandalwood. Beautiful palate with a gorgeous, silky texture, and a very sweet impression. Intense, wonderfully scented Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Producer Guilllaume Gonnet produces this Châteauneuf-du-Pape from equal quantities of Grenache and Syrah, the vines farmed biodynamically and on average, between 50 and 90 years old. That age of vine leads to an especially intense, pure Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with tonnes of dark fruit aroma, touches of mixed herbs and liquorice. As expected for wines of this area, the alcohol is up around 14.
Price: £52.95 (1 in Stock)
Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
The 2006 Vintage Port Wine from Dow's is a deep dark colour. The nose is dominated by ripe berry fruit aromas with a layer of spice giving great complexity. The mouth is very structured with a long and lingering fresh peppery finish.
Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira is set in the remote, hot and dry Douro Superior and commands a magnificent north bank position, overlooking a broad sweep of the Douro. Senhora da Ribeira’s wines are some of the finest in the Douro and they complement those from Bomfim in the composition of Dow’s classic Vintage Ports. The latter would be incomplete if one of the two was absent.
Price: £69.00 (3 in Stock)
Quinta do Bomfim Vintage Port
The 2006 Dow's Vintage Port Wine is exceptionally aromatic, with aromas of violets, which is quite typical of Dow's. In the nose blackberry ringtones, black currant and plum. There is also present notes of esteva contribution of the Touriga Nacional. This is a vibrating wine, which shows already quite complex and subtle. Has something of spices, from the relatively high proportion of Sousão, which are balanced by fresh acidity and minerality. On the palate its dry but firm with a long finish and ripe tannins.
Price: £29.95 (18 in Stock)
Echezeaux Grand cru Jean Tardy
This 2006 Echezeaux red wine is very fruity and shows the new oak, but the aromas are not nearly as wood-driven as you might expect from 100% new oak. This is a big and powerful wine. Very long finish and shows a lot of promise. The ebullient Jean Tardy, in partnership with his son Guillaume, is a perfectionist and huge enthusiast of the wines of Burgundy. A visit to his cellar, or a conducted tour of his disparate plots, will immediately confirm these facts. A tasting here is always enjoyable, certainly for the high quality of the wines, but also for the Tardys’ warmth. Powerful bouquets, rich pure flavours and good balance are the hallmarks here.
Price: £99.00 (19 in Stock)