Cantenac Margaux 3rd Growth Classification
An outstanding wine, scoring 93 pts, from a superb vintage. Robert Parker, renowned wine critic writes of this wine....."A suave, aristocratic, classic built on delicacy and finesse as opposed to power and blockbuster fruit, the 2000 requires introspection, but what one finds is extremely rewarding. This graceful, symmetrical, refined effort displays a dark ruby/purple colour in addition to a sweet perfume of white flowers intermixed with black currants, liquorice, and subtle new oak. Medium-bodied, with sweet but noticeable tannin, and a dense finish that builds gradually and persistently, it appears to be the finest d'Issan produced in over four decades.
Price: £129.00 (10 in Stock)
Margaux 2nd Growth Classification
From the outstanding 2000 vintage, the Durfort Vivens has a wonderful bouquet on opening. It needs some time in the decanter to find its balance. Lovely fruit and depth of flavour with a good long finish. Still has a tannic backbone and has a long life ahead of it.
Price: £79.95 (11 in Stock)
The 2000 Chateau Gloria is generous and well-structured, these intense, complex wines are typical of the Saint Julien appellation. The result of traditional vinification, they have a strong, rich colour. On the palate, they are expressive, rounded and supple. They should be kept for a few years to express their full potential.
Château Gloria's plots were acquired by Henri Martin, mayor of Saint-Julien Beychevelle during the 20th century. This unavoidable figure of the Médoc (one of the founding members of the Commanderie du Bontemps) has raised this vintage to the level of excellent classified growths of the appellation.
Price: £89.95 (12 in Stock)
Sauternes (Sweet White)
2000 Chateau Guiraud Cru Classé Sauternes
A classic Guiraud with a combination of power and elegance. The flavour is deep and sweet, expansive and impressive, with ample fruit matched with opulent, creamy oak.
Eighty percent of the vineyard is made up of sandy gravel, the remaining 20% being deep earth that is a mixture of clay, limestone and gravel. The plots have a heterogenous soil on a subsoil that introduces numerous aromatic nuances. At the bottom of the slopes the presence of natural springs ensures perfect drainage of the vineyard and prevents the stagnation of humidity.
Every autumn a microscopic fungus called le Botrytis Cinerea appears and transforms the grapes.
Price: £69.00 (1 in Stock)
Pauillac 5th Growth Classification
*** 90 points Robert Parker ***
"AOne of the finest Haut-Batailleys ever made (it certainly rivals the 1996), this deep ruby/purple-colored wine is a beauty. Notes of raspberries, liquified minerals, cassis, and tobacco jump from the glass of this attractive, velvety-textured wine. Some tannin is there, but it is abundantly fruity, low in acidity, and is a quintessentially elegant style of Bordeaux. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2015." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate.
Price: £89.95 (6 in Stock)
Margaux Cru Bourgeois
the 2000 Chateau Monbrison is the finest produced in many years. The ruby/purple-colored, medium-bodied 2000 exhibits sweet floral, mineral, and currant notes, subtle toasty oak, ripe tannin, and a long, persistent finish.
Price: £64.95 (10 in Stock)
Margaux 3rd Growth Classification
*** 96 points Robert Parker ***
Robert Parker writes of this wine... "This has turned out to be a prodigious Palmer. The saturated purple color offers up sexy, full-bodied, almost masculine notes of roasted meats, blackberries, and creme de cassis intermixed with notions of toast, smoke, and camphor. Only 50% of the production made it into the 2000, a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 47% Merlot. The wine is opulent, rich, and full-bodied, with tannin that has become sweeter with age. Its best showing yet, most importantly, has been from bottle. This is a great Palmer that should rival the best of recent vintages, which have all been stunning, as this estate continues to go from strength to strength.
Price: £385.00 (1 in Stock)
St Emilion Grand Cru Classe
*** 96 Points Robert Parker ***
Troplong Mondot’s 2000 is extremely young with an unbelievable deep purple color, the 2000 Troplong Mondot has hardly budged since I tasted it in 2003. Two recent tastings confirmed that this is the greatest Troplong Mondot between their profound 1990 and more recent vintages such as 2005, 2008, and 2009. Copious chocolate, graphite, blackberry, blueberry, cassis, and ink characteristics are present in this full-bodied, powerful, massive St.-Emilion. While the tannins are noticeable, they are better integrated than they were seven years ago, and the fruit, extract, and richness clearly outweigh the wine’s structure.
Price: £159.00 (3 in Stock)
Domaine du Caillou Vacheron Pouzin Non Filtre
Chateauneuf Domaine du Caillou dates back to at least the first part of the 20th century in the Southern Rhone Valley. However, the modern era for Clos du Caillou began when it was purchased in 1956 by the Pouzin family.
The domaine was managed by Claude Pouzin until 1995. At that point in time, Sylvie Pouzin, the daughter of Claude Pouzin and her husband, Jean-Denis Vacheron began to run the estate, taking Clos du Caillou in a new direction.
Price: £89.95 (2 in Stock)
Le Vigne di Zamo' - Tazzelenghe
The varietal gems of Colli Orientali are led by the Refosco grape, which delivers wines with incredible blackberry fruit intensity that is underpinned by a strong line of minerality.
Price: £44.95 (1 in Stock)