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  • Château Bouscaut 2013 Blanc, Grand Cru-Classé de Graves, Pessac-Léognan, Sophie Lurton & Laurent Cogombles, 13% vol, 75cl

    Château Bouscaut 2013 Blanc, Grand Cru-Classé de Graves, Pessac-Léognan, Sophie Lurton & Laurent Cogombles, 13% vol, 75cl

    The origins of this estate date back to the 17th century, but more recently, Bouscaut was acquired in 1979 by Lucien Lurton, a well known Bordeaux winemaker who already owned at least ten other prestigious châteaux throughout Bordeaux. Today the estate is run by Sophie Lurton, Lucien’s daughter and her husband Laurent Cogombles. Laurent  is also the present president of the appellation Pessac-Léognan.

     

    There are 47 hectares under vine.  The barrel fermented white is a mix of 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Sémillon, from 150 year old rootstock grown on clay and gravel soils.

     

    The grapes were picked by hand and carefully sorted in the vineyard before arriving at the winery. Vinification was in oak barrels, 40% of which were new, with regular batonnage (stirring of the lees) to add depth and integration of the wood into the wine. The finished wine was then aged for 12 months in wood – 30% of which was new.

     

    Light golden in colour with a fresh and intense nose with flinty mineral notes, fine oak, roasted nuts, grapefruit, peaches and citrus notes. The palate is fresh and vibrant with juicy fruit and fine balancing minerality in the long finish.

    £50.88

  • Chablis Grand Cru “Vaudésir” 2016, Domaine Christian Moreau, Père et Fils, 13% vol, 75cl

    Chablis Grand Cru “Vaudésir” 2016, Domaine Christian Moreau, Père et Fils, 13% vol, 75cl

    WB11

    Moreau’s “Vaudésir” is from vines aged between 40 and 65 years old.

     

    Fermentation is is stainless steel and 65% of the wine stays in steel whilst the remaining 35% is aged in oak – 90% is 1-3 year old wood and only 10% is new. This gives a very restrained expression of oak – it seasons rather than flavours.

     

    Rich and ripe with a lot of weight and power.

    £53.52

  • Hermitage “La Chapelle” 1994, Paul Jaboulet Aîné, 13% vol, 75cl

    Hermitage “La Chapelle” 1994, Paul Jaboulet Aîné, 13% vol, 75cl

    “La Chapelle” is named after the little chapel of Saint-Christophe that sits high up on the hill above Tain overlooking the terraced vineyards of the l’Hermitage. Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné has been the sole owner of this site since 1919.

     

    100% Syrah from old vines (40-60 years). The yields are very low (10 – 15 hectolitres / hectare). The grapes are brought down from the slopes of l’Hermitage on small sledges, after which they were sorted by hand and vinified traditionally in Jaboulet’s winery.

     

    The wine was aged in wood for 15 months.

     

    1994 was a mixed year – a wet and cold spring was followed by a hot summer.  August was spotted with showers right up to the harvest. The rain spoilt what might have been a great vintage, but the grapes had a hard, thick skin, thanks to the hot summer, which allowed Jaboulet to make some fine wines.

     

    Dark ruby in appearance with a touch of brown on the rim. The nose is full of red fruit, cherry and spice aromas with a hint of earthiness and leather. The palate is opulent with red fruits, spice and earth supported by firm tannins and fresh acidity. The finish is long with a hint of sweetness.

     

    A rare chance to taste this fine old classic.

    £60.00

  • Chassagne-Montrachet 2014 “Les Pierres”, Jean-Marc Pillot, 13% vol, 150cl

    Chassagne-Montrachet 2014 “Les Pierres”, Jean-Marc Pillot, 13% vol, 150cl

    WB28

    Jean-Marc Pillot is a young and talented winemaker who runs the 10 hectare domaine started by his great grandfather.

     

    The white wines of the domaine mature quickly and are at their peak 3-4 years after the vintage.

     

    Ripe fruit is set off by a wonderfully elegant mineral core.

    £88.20

  • Château Caronne Ste. Gemme 2014, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, 13% vol, Double Magnum, 300cl

    Château Caronne Ste. Gemme 2014, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, 13% vol, Double Magnum, 300cl

    CL41

    A very reliable Cru Bourgeois property, Château Caronne Ste. Gemme is located in the Haut-Médoc adjacent to St.Julien. Owned by Jean and Francois Nony, the property consists of 45 hectares of vineyards and produces over 20,000 cases a year.

     

    Caronne Ste. Gemme 2014 is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The wine is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel before being transferred for maturation in oak barriques (20% of which are new, the rest being 2nd or 3rd fill) for 12 months.

     

    A rich nose of red fruit, cedar and spices leads on to a powerful palate that is full of red fruit flavours, herbs and oak  balanced by firm  tannins and subtle oak.

    **A Double Magnum – 3 litres, or the equivalent to 4 bottles – in an individual, branded wooden box.**

    £123.60

  • Vieux Château Gaubert 2009, Graves, 13% vol, Double Magnum, 300cl

    Vieux Château Gaubert 2009, Graves, 13% vol, Double Magnum, 300cl

    CL59

    The Haverlan family bought the property in 1988 and the wines made here are delicious. Very sound reds, fleshy with plenty of solid black fruit, mature tannins and creamy oak.

     

    The cépage is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot from 16 hectares of vineyards on classic Graves gravel soils. The harvest is carried out by hand followed by a careful selection of the fruit before a temperature controlled fermentation and lengthy maceration period.

     

    The wine is ages for 18 months in oak, 40% of which is new. 2009 was a superb vintage.

     

    **A Double Magnum – 3 litres, or the equivalent to 4 bottles – in an individual, branded wooden box.**

    £134.40

  • Château Caronne Ste. Gemme 2015, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, Jeroboam, 13% vol, 500cl

    Château Caronne Ste. Gemme 2015, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, Jeroboam, 13% vol, 500cl

    CL38

    A very reliable Cru Bourgeois property, Château Caronne Ste. Gemme is located in the Haut-Médoc adjacent to St.Julien. Owned by Jean and Francois Nony, the property consists of 45 hectares of vineyards and produces over 20,000 cases a year.

     

     

    Caronne-Ste.Gemme is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The wine is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel before being transferred for maturation in oak barriques (20% of which are new, the rest being 2nd or 3rd fill) for 12 months.

     

     

    A rich nose of red fruit, cedar and spices leads on to a powerful palate that is full of red fruit flavours, herbs and oak  balanced by firm  tannins and subtle oak. A lovely wine from a fine vintage.

     

    **A Jeroboam – 5 litres, or the equivalent to 6 2/3 bottles – in an individual, branded wooden box.**

     

    £176.40

  • Château Caronne Ste. Gemme 2012, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, 12.5% vol, Impériale, 600cl

    Château Caronne Ste. Gemme 2012, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, 12.5% vol, Impériale, 600cl

    CL66

    A very reliable Cru Bourgeois property, Château Caronne Ste. Gemme is located in the Haut-Médoc adjacent to St.Julien. Owned by Jean and Francois Nony, the property consists of 45 hectares of vineyards and produces over 20,000 cases a year.

     

     

    Caronne Ste. Gemme 2012 is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The wine is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel before being transferred for maturation in oak barriques (20% of which are new, the rest being 2nd or 3rd fill) for 12 months.

     

     

    A rich nose of red fruit, cedar and spices leads on to a palate that is full and rounded with soft tannins and flavours of red fruits, vanilla, a hint of smoke and subtle oak. A lovely claret from a splendid Bordeaux vintage.

     

    **An Impériale – 6 litres, or the equivalent of 8 bottles – in an individual, branded wooden box.**

    £201.60

  • Vieux Château Gaubert 2009, Graves, 13% vol, Jeroboam, 500cl

    Vieux Château Gaubert 2009, Graves, 13% vol, Jeroboam, 500cl

    CL65

    The Haverlan family bought the property in 1988 and the wines made here are delicious. Very sound reds, fleshy with plenty of solid black fruit, mature tannins and creamy oak.

     

    The cépage is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot from 16 hectares of vineyards on classic Graves gravel soils. The harvest is carried out by hand followed by a careful selection of the fruit before a temperature controlled fermentation and lengthy maceration period.

     

    The wine is ages for 18 months in oak, 40% of which is new. 2009 was a superb vintage.

     

    **A Jeroboam – 5 litres, or the equivalent to 6 2/3 bottles – in an individual, branded wooden box.**

    £222.00