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  • Château de Beaulon 12 y.o. Single Estate, Grande Fine Cognac, 40% alc, 70cl

    Château de Beaulon 12 y.o. Single Estate, Grande Fine Cognac, 40% alc, 70cl

    CG14

    The Chateau was built by the “de Vinsons” family in 1480 during the reign of King Louis XIV. At the dawn of the renaissance period Beaulon’s architectural style was still flamboyantly gothic.

     

    The vineyards of the château cover some 90 hectares.  A deliberate and judicious choice of 9 grape varieties set the Château de Beaulon vineyards apart. Contrary to modern trends, Beaulon has remained faithful to the region’s traditional 16th century vine stocks : Folle Blanche, Colombard and Montils for Cognac ; Sémillons, Sauvignon for white pineau ; Cabernets Franc/Sauvignon and Merlots for red pineau.

     

    The fertiliser used on the land is natural and organically based.

     

    The 12 year old Beaulon is a stunning cognac.

     

    Golden almost orange in appearance.

     

    The nose has hints of bread, almond, gorse and wild peach, cinnamon, racy and complex.

     

    The palate is fruity, very rich,  fresh with a very long aftertaste.

    £68.94

  • Bowmore “Darkest” 15 Year Old, Single Islay Malt, 43% vol, 70cl

    Bowmore “Darkest” 15 Year Old, Single Islay Malt, 43% vol, 70cl

    WH27

    The Queen of the Hebrides’, Islay (pronounced “eye-la”) is located just off the west coast of Scotland. Its mild climate and rich peaty soil make it ideal for creating whisky, and despite having a population of not much more than 3,000, it’s home to no fewer than eight distilleries.

     

    Bowmore Distillery has stood on the shores of Loch Indaal, a sea loch that opens out into the Atlantic Ocean, since 1779. The distillery’s proximity to the sea plays a vital role in shaping the final character of the spirit, which breathes in the salty sea air all the while it’s maturing.

     

    It’s Bowmore’s unique combination of the purest water from the Laggan River, floor-malted barley that has been carefully smoked in a peat-fired kiln, the finest oak casks left to mature in their No. 1 Vaults, Islay’s natural environment and a dedicated team of craftsmen that together create the perfect balance for which Bowmore is renowned.

     

    Bowmore’s now legendary No. 1 Vaults is a very special place indeed. The oldest maturation warehouse in Scotland and the only one below sea level, its dark, damp and cold conditions are perfect for maturing whisky. It’s here that Bowmore’s single malts spend their long lives maturing in specially selected oak casks, gradually developing the finest of flavours.

     

    Matured in a combination of both bourbon and sherry casks, it’s the final three years spent in Oloroso sherry casks that gives Bowmore 15 Years Old ‘Darkest’, one of the most beautifully balanced Bowmores, the rich, deep colour reflected in its name, and its warming finish.

     

    Dark amber in appearance, the nose has notes of rich dark chocolate, sun-dried fruits and a tell-tale wisp of Islay smoke. The palate has cedar wood and rich cocoa / toffee flavours with the typical Islay smoke in the background. The finish is rich and robust with a touch of sherry wood sweetness and tannin.

     

    £69.24

  • Coto de Imaz 2012 Reserva, Bodegas El Coto, Oyón, Double Magnum, 13.5% vol, 300cl

    Coto de Imaz 2012 Reserva, Bodegas El Coto, Oyón, Double Magnum, 13.5% vol, 300cl

    El Coto was founded in 1970 in Rioja Alavesa and has grown from modest beginnings into one of the best known Rioja producers. Today El Coto has over 700 hectares of vineyard in production across the three Rioja DOCa sub-zones of Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja and Rioja Alavesa. They also source grapes from all three areas, but mostly from Rioja Alavesa. Head winemaker Cesar Fernandez oversees production, starting with hand-picking into 350 kg crates to ensure the grapes arrive at the winery in pristine condition. Modern and intelligently designed, the emphasis in the winery is on temperature control and gentle handling of the grapes.

     

    100% Tempranillo from low yielding vines predominantly from the Rioja Alta region.

     

    The Tempranillo grapes are fermented in El Coto’s  Oyón cellar in large, temperature controlled stainless steel vats that are fitted with advanced technology for the strict control of fermentation and maceration temperatures and colour extraction. The aim, to achieve the right balance between structure and balance in the wines.

     

    The wine is then aged for 17 months in selected 225 litre, American-oak barrels and then for 3 years in bottle before release.

     

    Deep red in appearance with a hint of brown on the edge, the nose is complex with red berry aromas and smoky vanilla. The palate is round, warm and juicy with spicy red fruit and a soft richness. The gentle tannins add a firm structure and provide elegance and ageing potential.

     

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

    £69.60

  • 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

  • Château de Beaulon “Napoléon” X.O. 20 y.o. Single Estate, Grande Fine Cognac, 40% vol, 70cl

    Château de Beaulon “Napoléon” X.O. 20 y.o. Single Estate, Grande Fine Cognac, 40% vol, 70cl

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    The Chateau was built by the “de Vinsons” family in 1480 during the reign of King Louis XIV. At the dawn of the renaissance period Beaulon’s architectural style was still flamboyantly gothic.

     

    The vineyards of the château cover some 90 hectares.  A deliberate and judicious choice of 9 grape varieties set the Château de Beaulon vineyards apart. Contrary to modern trends, Beaulon has remained firm to the region’s traditional 16th century vine stocks : Folle Blanche, Colombard and Montils for Cognac ; Sémillons, Sauvignon for white pineau ; Cabernets Franc/Sauvignon and Merlots for red pineau.

     

    The fertiliser used on the land is natural and organically based.

     

    Coppery gold in appearance, the nose is Lily of the Valley, angelica, hazelnut,  nutmeg & pear. Cinnamon and vanilla predominate on the palate with raisin and honey. Well-rounded, good character, very seductive.

    £126.00

  • 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

  • Taylor’s 1977, 21% vol, 75cl

    Taylor’s 1977, 21% vol, 75cl

    PT31

    Like all Taylor’s great vintage Ports, Taylor’s 1977 is a blend of wines from several vineyard estates, in particular Quinta de Vargellas and Terra Feita.

     

    Quinta de Vargellas is pre-eminent among the wine estates of the Douro. Located in the wild and hilly eastern reaches of the valley, it has been prized as a source of the finest ports since the 1820s. Today it ranks among the great vineyards of the world.

     

    Like those of Vargellas, the wines of the beautiful old property of Terra Feita are an essential component of the Taylor Vintage Port blend. The wines of Vargellas, sophisticated and aesthetic, provide elegance and finesse with their wonderfully pure and complex fruit, characteristic scent of violets and sinewy but beautifully integrated tannins. The wines of Terra Feita, on the other hand, express a sensuous hedonism and earthiness. Their dense blackberry and cassis fruitiness is overlaid with wild herbal aromas, tarry notes of liquorice and tobacco and a palate crammed with thick mouth- filling tannins. It is the harmony and tension between the contrasting styles of these two great properties which fundamentally define the character of Taylor’s Vintage Ports.

     

    Oporto bottled, and shipped by Deinhard & Co Ltd, Taylor’s UK agent at the time.

     

     

    £150.00

  • “HaLo” 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, 14% vol, 75cl

    “HaLo” 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, 14% vol, 75cl

    USR14

    Eugene Trefethen and his wife Catherine purchased 600 acres in 1968 to create Trefethen Vineyards. At the time, there were fewer than 20 wineries in the Napa Valley which put the Trefethens in a small group of wine families dedicated to a vision of crafting world class wines from Napa Valley. Their first wine was released in 1973 and at the 1979 Gault Millau World Wine Olympics, their 1976 Chardonnay won “Best Chardonnay in the World”.

     

    Rich fruit, crafted in an elegant, age-worthy manner are the hallmarks of the Trefethen style.  The third generation is now active with Loren and Hailey poised to put their generation’s stamp on the Trefethen motto of ‘One Family, One Estate, One Passion.’

     

    HaLo is the Trefethen flagship wine and is named after Hailey and Loren. Made only in exceptional years, production is tiny. 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot from the finest lots of Trefethen’s “Hillside” vineyard.

     

    Extremely dark in appearance, the complex nose has aromas of blackberries and bay leaves with hints of tobacco and mint in the background. There is also the scent of smoke and a touch of forest floor. The palate is rich and juicy with flavours of plums, chocolate, cinnamon and hazelnut. Layers of flavours give way one to the next with cloves, chocolate, plum, raspberry and gamey spice. The wine is wonderfully textured with great structure.

     

    The bottle is made of extremely heavy glass, and the label a real work of art, based on an original piece crafted out of hand painted wine foil by French artist Gérard Puvis.

     

    **  Only 1 Bottle Remaining of the 2012 Vintage  **

    £169.20