One of the vintage's most compelling wines (what's new about that?), Alain Vauthier's beloved 2004 Ausone has closed down considerably since I tasted it out of barrel, but it remains among the most concentrated wines of the vintage. Furthermore, along with Petrus, it will probably be the..
An exceptional old vine blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc from St Emilion Grand Cru next to a very favourable, fast draining and well-exposed site. Beautifully rich and full with good black cherry fruit, cassis and chocolate flavours. Excelling structure and very much ready to drink now. Th..
Château Valandraud have consistently impressed critics due to their high quality, and due to their relatively short supply, they are almost always in high demand. You can find lots of French earthiness in this wine which still shows very good fruit. From one of the exceptional vintag..
From the rolling foothills of the Piedmont, this wine is a blend from two top vineyards, aged for a total of 24 months in oak, half in barrel and half in old oak casks. Full and rich with berries and floral notes as well as aromas of licorice, dried herbs and spices. ..
This deep crimson Cabernet exudes opulent aromas of blackcurrants, cherry jam and dark chocolate which mingle with warming cinnamon and nutmeg. The palate is dominated by luscious dark fruit and gentle hints of baking spices, star anise and coffee. To create a wine that is both approachable and surp..
Dark ripe fruits front and center with unbelievable persistance. Layers and layers of fruit and spice. Powerfully structured, but still showing restraint and not flabby in any way. Absolutely delicious now and should astonish with more bottle age...
Wine Advocate June, 2011 The 2009 Flor de Pingus (3000 cases) will ultimately spend 14 months in a mix of new and used French oak. It is opaque purple in colour with a primary perfume of pain grille, mineral, spice box, incense, and blackberry. Locked and loaded with remarkable concentration and dep..
Drink now through to 2029. Decant for two hours before serving. The iconic Napa Valley winery Duckhorn Vineyards never does anything by halves and this outstanding Cabernet is no exception. Consistently rated over 90 points by the world’s top wine critics, this skillfully-made wine deftly captures b..
The DuMol winery was only founded in 1996 as a hobby, but since Andy Smith was recruited as winemaker in 1999 they have been producing some of the best examlpes of what the Russian River Valley has to offer. A truly superb Pinot Noir with Robert Parker scoring this vintage a tremendous 97 points. A ..
Gaja’s 2005 Sori San Lorenzo is a dense, dark beauty of sensual, irresistible charm. This richly-textured, expansive wine flows with masses of ripe dark fruit, menthol, licorice and mineral in a sumptuous, full-bodied style...
Hamilton Russels Vineyards are widely regarded as one of the best producers from South Africa and there Pinots and Chardonnays are some of the best the 'New World' has to offer. The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in Walker Bay has a wonderful maritime climate which is perfect for producing these icon..