Haut Medoc 5me Cru Classe
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91 points Wine Spectator
17.5/20 Jancis Robinson
Opulent red. Intense aromas of currants, cigar tobacco and berries. Full-bodied, with a solid core of silky tannins and a long finish. Well-made. (3/2003)
Another excellent Haut-Médoc with great colour and verve but no exaggeration of style. Sweet, chewy and with lots of potential. A wine that leaps out of the glass.
Price: £99.00 (2 in Stock)
St Emilion Grand Cru Bordeaux
Dark cherry core color, bricking at waist. All leather, graphite, cigar box and pencil shavings upon opening. Fleshy merlot texture, acidic balance, integrated tannins. With aeration, smoky and roasted fruits came to the fore - like charcoal filtered plums. Textbook 60/40 blend. As others have observed, this is squarely in its drinking window and showing really well. Cellar Tracker Review
Price: £89.00 (13 in Stock)
Pauillac, 5ème Cru Classé
***97 Points - Robert Parker***
***95 Points - Jeff Leve***
***93 Points - Jeannie Cho Lee***
Beginning to open magnificently, the still dense purple-colored 2000 reveals a blossoming bouquet of blackberries, cassis, graphite and pen ink. Full-bodied with velvety tannins that have resolved themselves beautifully over the last eleven years, this wine is still an adolescent, but it exhibits admirable purity, texture, mouthfeel and power combined with elegance. One of the all-time great examples of Lynch Bages, the 2000 is just beginning to drink well yet promises to last for another 20-25+ years".
Price: £295.00 (2 in Stock)
Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe
97 Points (Parker)
"The 2000 Mouton Rothschild is at its best with about 24-48 hours of decanting. A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot, the wine offers a saturated ruby/purple color in addition to reticent but promising aromas of toast, coffee, licorice, creme de cassis, and roasted nuts. Dense, chewy, and backward, with tremendous purity and density in addition to obvious toasty oak, it is full-bodied, powerful, tannic, and backward. Twenty-four to 48 hours of aeration only hints at its ultimate potential. This blockbuster will be exceptionally long-lived. It is not as expressive as the other first-growth Medocs, but give it time.
Price: £1950.00 (1 in Stock)
Medoc Cru Grand Bourgeois
92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This is a beautiful wine and certainly one of the great sleepers of the vintage. I originally predicted that this wine would be at full maturity between 2007 and 2028, but I would push that back by a good 4-5 years. Still inky/purple, with notes of acacia flowers intermixed with wet rocks, black currants, and blueberries, the wine is full-bodied, displays no real evidence of any oak, and offers up terrific concentration, texture, and length. (RP) (6/2010)
Price: £89.00 (4 in Stock)
St Emilion Grand Cru Classe
The Tertre Daugay from the outstanding 2000 vintage is rated very highly in reviews. Wine Spectator scored this wine 91/100 (outstanding) nad hailed it as a 'triumph for the estate'. Noted for its luscious ripe fruit backed by toffee and oak, this wine is now fully mature and is firmly in the ideal drinking window.
Price: £49.00 (15 in Stock)
Medoc Cru Bourgeois Superieur
Chateu Tour de By is a substantial 70 hectare estate, located at Bégadan in the northern Medoc. This ever-reliable property produced an opulent, generously fruity 2000 that impressed 'en primeur'and confirmed its early potential during its youth. Now approaching its best it displays vibrancy of fruit with hints of oak in support.
Price: £49.95 (7 in Stock)
Castello di Lucignano - Riserva
Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines.
The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area. This fame is due not just to the high quality of the wines, but also to the classico zone's iconic Tuscan landscape and wine making traditions. This Chianti is characterised by its red and black cherry character, intermingled with notes of wild herbs, mint and spice, supported by a racy acidity and mellow tannins.
Price: £49.00 (3 in Stock)
Reviews: An outstanding port rating 90 points. "A striking, individualistic nose of spring flowers, blackberries, blueberries, and lead pencil shavings emerges from this saturated purple-coloured 2000. Evolved yet expansive, sweet, and generous, it admirably conceals moderately high tannins under a wealth of fruit and glycerin. The aromatic profile and attack merit a score in the mid-nineties, but the finish is short, thus lowering the overall rating. Robert Parker Wine Advocate Rating 90 points (Outstanding) Drink now to 2025
Price: £59.95 (36 in Stock)
Monferrato - Cantina San Mateo - Borgo Lame
A native black grape variety of Northern Italy grown almost exclusively in the provinces of Cuneo and Alessandria in Piedmont. It is relatively easy to cultivate, although it is susceptible to fungal diseases. It ripens before Barbera and Nebbiolo and is often grown in high north-facing sites which would be unsuitable for Nebbiolo. The finest Dolcetto wines come from grapes grown on soils rich with white marls, especially those found on the right bank of the River Tauro. The wines generally are low in tannins and acidity and are usually fruity and fragrant, often with hints of almonds.
Price: £39.00 (1 in Stock)