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: £129.00 (3 in Stock)
St Emilion Grand Cru Classe
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 (6 in Stock)
** 87 Points - Wine Spectator **
Excellent Value - The 2006 Bel Air La Perponcher exhibits an opaque purple colour, great fruit, opulence as well as voluptuousness, gorgeous flavor purity, good presence on the palate, and a long, heady finish. Excellent
Price: £24.95 (36 in Stock)
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 (42 in Stock)
***17/20- Jancis Robinson***
Tasted blind. Pungent nose. Racy and rich. Lots there. Very flash and sweet and Merlot-y. Rather voluptuous. Jancis Robinson
Price: £42.00 (4 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 (6 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.
Price: £39.95 (2 in Stock)
Clos St. Jean
***93 Points-Robert Parker***
From an under-the-radar vintage, the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape is another full-bodied, layered and beautifully rich wine from this estate. Up-front, perfumed (kirsch and assorted red fruits, leather, wild flowers), concentrated and layered.
Price: £49.95 (2 in Stock)