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  • Taylor’s 2007, 20% vol, 75cl

    Taylor’s 2007, 20% vol, 75cl

    PT03

    Opaque, purple black colour with a narrow violet rim. Characteristically stylish and racy, with a nose of dense blackcurrant and woodland fruit overlaid with discreet herbal nuances and scents of violet and rose petals.

     

    As usual the classic Taylor elegance and understatement conceal the wine’s energy and vigour. On the palate it displays the lean, sinewy and tightly knit tannins which are so much a feature of the Taylor style and the vibrant and clearly delineated fruit flavours which are the hallmark of the 2007 vintage.

    £53.82

  • Vin de Constance 2014, Klein Constantia, Constantia, Cape, 13.5% vol, 50cl

    Vin de Constance 2014, Klein Constantia, Constantia, Cape, 13.5% vol, 50cl

    SAW6

    From these Elysian fields used to come one of the very greatest wines in the world – the legendary Constantia,” writes Hugh Johnson, “Constantia was bought by European courts in the 18th and 19th Centuries in preference to Yquem, Tokay, Madeira…”.

     

    100% Muscat de Frontignan.

     

    A rich, dark golden honey colour with intense perfumed nose of complex spice, cloves and vanilla. Developed secondary flavours of orange marmalade and dark chocolate. An intriguing and ever-evolving wine. The bold, sweet palate is perfectly balanced by tight acidity which results in a long-lingering honeyed finish.

     

    The wine has the potential to age for 20 years +.

     

    £55.44

  • Graham’s 2000, 20% vol, 75cl

    Graham’s 2000, 20% vol, 75cl

    PT26

    Graham’s 2000 Vintage displays a deep ruby colour. On the nose it is packed with aromas of dark fruits such as plums and blackberries. On the palate it has the typical Graham richness and concentration, full-bodied, with great length and intensity on the finish. Approachable now but is still 4 to 5 years from its prime, after which it will age superbly for decades.

     

    Symington Family tasting note 2014

    £56.40

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Ridge Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Ridge Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    USR8

    From the famous Monte Bello Vineyard, this is the “baby brother” to Ridge “Monte Bello” and the wine that, until 2008, was called “Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet”.

     

    The Monte Bello vineyard, situated a mere 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean, sits at an altitude of 2,600 ft, high up in the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, California’s coolest Cabernet producing area.

     

    75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot & 5% Cabernet Franc from between fifteen of twenty estate parcels.   The oldest vines date back to 1949 with further plantings in 1968/9, 1972, 1982, 1987/8, 1990, 1995, 1997/8 and 2008. 

     

    The grapes were de-stemmed, and carefully sorted before being fermented using the native yeasts. The wine was pressed after six days. Natural malolactic was initiated in tank and finished in barrel with additional 16 weeks of lees contact.


    The wine was aged for 19 months in American oak barrels; (70% new, 30% two and three years old).

    Winemakers tasting note:

     

    Deep purple colour. Aromas of blackcurrant, cherries, clove spice, toasted oak, and cocoa. Ripe bramble fruit entry, medium-full body, supple tannins, and sweet oak; firm acid persists in a long finish.”

     

    Eric Baugher – winemaker at Ridge

    £57.18

  • “Cuvée Léonie” Brut N.V., Canard-Duchêne, Magnum, 12% vol, 150cl

    “Cuvée Léonie” Brut N.V., Canard-Duchêne, Magnum, 12% vol, 150cl

    CH30

    Named after Léonie Duchêne, one of the founders of the company, “Cuvée Léonie” is reserved for independent wine merchants and the world’s finest restaurants – we have listed it for several years and it has been our House Champagne since 2011.

     

    The blend is 50% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier and 25% Chardonnay with reserve wine accounting for a significant proportion of the total (25%). Extended ageing in the cellar (3 years) adds depth and complexity.

     

    “All the elements are there: the buttery brioche aromas with top floral notes, the depth of flavours and the finish. It’s the way that it’s all presented that sets it apart. ‘There’s a driving blast of fine mousse, a powerfully zesty mid-palate, and it all develops into a long dry finish”

     


    Sarah Jane Evans MW., on Cuvée Léonie.

    £59.52

  • 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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Ridge Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Ridge Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    From the famous Monte Bello Vineyard, this is the “baby brother” to Ridge “Monte Bello” and the wine that, until 2008, was called “Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet”.

     

    The Monte Bello vineyard, situated a mere 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean, sits at an altitude of 2,600 ft, high up in the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, California’s coolest Cabernet producing area.

     

    81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot & 1% Cabernet Franc from between fifteen of twenty estate parcels.   The oldest vines date back to 1949 with further plantings in 1968/9, 1972, 1982, 1987/8, 1990, 1995, 1997/8 and 2008. 

     

    The grapes were de-stemmed, and carefully sorted before being fermented using the native yeasts. The wine was pressed after six days. Natural malolactic was initiated in tank and finished in barrel with additional 16 weeks of lees contact.

     

    The wine was aged for 18 months in American oak barrels – 45% new wood, the balance 1-3 year old wood.
    Winemakers tasting note:

     

    Opaque purple in colour. Aromas of cassis, anise, and clove spice from barrel ageing. Blackberry fruit on entry, fine grain tannins, black olive, and forest floor. A long finish.

     

    Eric Baugher – winemaker at Ridge

     

    £61.92

  • Graham’s 2011, 20% vol, 75cl

    Graham’s 2011, 20% vol, 75cl

    PT27

    The 2011 Vintage Port has been heralded as likely to mature into one of the greatest Vintages of either this or last century.

     

    It is already a complex wine of incredible intensity. It appears purple-black at the rim with aromas of blue violets, black China tea and ripe red fruit. On the palate, the powerful fruit merges into flavours of bitter dark chocolate with finely balanced acidity and tannins.

     

    This Vintage will age exceptionally well.

    £63.00

  • Bas Armagnac 20 y.o., Baron de Sigognac, 40% vol, 70cl

    Bas Armagnac 20 y.o., Baron de Sigognac, 40% vol, 70cl

    AR02

    The Guasch family have been in Gascony since the 12th century. They have owned the château at Bordeneuve since 1974 and are one of the region’s largest courtier and negociant operations. Today the father-and-son team of Jean-Claude and Thomas look after viticulture, vinification and distillation.

     

    Bordeneuve has 30 hectares dedicated to vineyards; 75% are planted with ugni blanc and the rest with baco. The vineyards are superbly situated on very fine clay-sand soils, which are high in acidity and in some places mixed with iron, hence the name sables fauves or tawny sands. Boulbène topsoil, the characteristic regional sediment, is rich in limestone. The domaine is almost unique in the region as all its production is distilled into armagnac instead of wine.

     

    Very supple on the nose dominated by impressions of vanilla and reminiscent of brioche. Quite velvety on the palate at the start followed by flavours of violets, prunes, and vanilla. A gentle but long finish evokes liquorice, cinnamon and dried fruit.

    £65.88