Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Italy's north-western Piedmont region. This aristocratic red has its vineyards situated in the Langhe, on the right-hand side of the Tanaro river and extending from the area north-east of Alba to the communes of Barbaresco, Nieve and Treiso. The dominant variety grown is Nebbiolo, but Dolcetto and Barbera also play a part. The vines are generally grown on limestone-rich marl soils. similar to the Tortonium soils of the Barolo and La Morra areas in Barolo. Similar to its more famous sibling Barolo, Barbaresco is made from 100% Nebbiolo and shares its cult status as one of the finest wines in the world.
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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.
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Cotes de Bourg
Deep ruby colour with purple rim. Some class on the nose, black fruits,leather and white pepper. The palate gives purity of fruit and soft tannins. A very enjoyable easy drinking claret.
Price: £22.95 (44 in Stock)
Ruby red 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: £59.95 (7 in Stock)
St Julien 2me Cru Classe
*** 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 (12 in Stock)
An attractive, cedary, creme de cassis-dominated wine made by Bruno Borie at Ducru-Beaucaillou as an exclusivity for the firm of Nathaniel Johnson, this wine shows lovely fruit, medium to full body, sweet tannins.
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Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
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.
The quinta’s high proportion of old vines (45% are over 25 years old) is of critical importance. The old vines are very low-yielding, producing on average less than 1Kg of grapes each, giving intense and concentrated musts which are ideal for classic Vintage Port.
Price: £69.00 (4 in Stock)
Quinta do Bomfim Vintage Port
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Exceptionally aromatic, with aromas of violets, which is quite typical of the Vintage Port from 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.
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Feuerheerd's Colheita Port is a port from a single harvest aged in oak casks for a minimum of seven years and bottled by demand. After carefully selecting the grapes, the wine was matured in seasoned oak casks to produce a rich, mellow flavour and to show the fine balance and elegance of an old tawny.
Serve with fruit-cake or rich dessert.
Price: £29.95 (10 in Stock)