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Château Pichon Lalande

"The brilliant, opulent, fleshy 2003 Pichon Lalande (65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot) possesses a high pH of 3.8 as well as 13% alcohol. Reminiscent of the 1982 Pichon Lalande (which never shut down and continues to go from strength to strength), the dense plum/purple-colored 2003 offers gorgeous aromas of blackberries, plum liqueur, sweet cherries, smoke, and melted licorice. Fleshy, full-bodied, and intense, displaying a seamless integration of wood, acidity, tannin, and alcohol, this beauty can be drunk now or cellared for 20 years or more." - Robert Parker

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2 cases in stock

2003 12 x 75cl 2 IB
OWC
£1,225.00
  • €1,422.23
  • $1,587.60
  • $HK12,313.70

(approx)

95 RP Buy
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Solaia

"Always a voluptuous and rounded red. Gorgeous blackberry, black currant and lead pencil aromas. Full-bodied, with well integrated, soft tannins. Long, fruity aftertaste. Best after 2000. 5,000 cases made." - James Suckling, Wine Spectator

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1 case in stock

1995 6 x 75cl 1 IB
OC
£820.00
  • €952.02
  • $1,062.72
  • $HK8,242.64

(approx)

90 JS Buy
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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

"A supremely elegant, dense purple-colored effort, the 1998 reveals aromas of cassis, black raspberries, minerals, and currants. Precise, well-delineated, and medium to full-bodied, with magnificent purity and understated elegance, this noble, restrained wine reveals a tannic finish, suggesting 4-5 more years of cellaring is warranted. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025" - Robert Parker

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1 case in stock

1998 12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£1,250.00
  • €1,451.25
  • $1,620.00
  • $HK12,565.00

(approx)

91 RP Buy
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Ornellaia

"The opulent 2003 Ornellaia (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot) presents a dramatic contrast to the 2004 in its super-ripe, open nose and jammy dark fruit. Ample and warm on the palate, it is clearly the product of a very hot vintage, yet it shows notable freshness along with much persistence, great overall balance and a lingering note of sweetness on the finish. 93/Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018.'"- Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate

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2003 6 x 75cl 1 IB
OC
£700.00
  • €812.70
  • $907.20
  • $HK7,036.40

(approx)

93 WA Buy
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Sine Qua Non 11 Confessions Patine Box Set

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5 cases in stock

2011 6 x 75cl 5 IB
OWC
£2,000.00
  • €2,322.00
  • $2,592.00
  • $HK20,104.00

(approx)

  Buy
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Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

"The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the very best wines I have tasted here in recent years. Dark red cherries, mint, game, smoke, tobacco and licorice are all deeply expressive in a mid-weight, very classic feeling Brunello long on class and personality. Big yet silky tannins frame the dramatic, intense finish. The Valdicava wines are always big, but the 2010 is a bit pulled back, and striking." - Antonio Galloni

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18 cases in stock

2010 6 x 75cl 18 IB
OC
£275.00
  • €319.28
  • $356.40
  • $HK2,764.30

(approx)

94 AG Buy
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Cote Rotie Ampuis Guigal

"The 1995 Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis, which is just being released to the marketplace, is a sensational offering. The bottled wine is even better than its individual component parts. It boasts a dense, saturated deep ruby color, as well as a flamboyant, intense bouquet of crushed pepper, Provencal herbs, black raspberry jam, and smoky sweet oak. The wine is medium to full-bodied, with good underlying acidity, but much more voluptuous and unctuous than it appeared to be from cask. Long, concentrated, and explosively rich, this wine may merit an even higher score after it has had some time to mesh together in bottle. It is a terrific Cote Rotie to drink over the next 10-15+ years." - Robert Parker

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1 case in stock

1995 6 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£500.00
  • €580.50
  • $648.00
  • $HK5,026.00

(approx)

92 RP Buy
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Krug Collection Non OWC

"Disgorged 7-8 years ago, the 1981 Collection is one of the few Krug vintages produced using more Chardonnay than Pinot Noir. It gives a mature, nutty, savory / meaty nose with hints of creamy caramel and fungi/truffles. The palate is ready to drink with plenty of complex earthy / savory evolved flavors and remaining hints of preserved citrus fruits, finishing long and minerally." - The Wine Advocate

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1 case in stock

1981 1 x 150cl 1 IB
£1,250.00
  • €1,451.25
  • $1,620.00
  • $HK12,565.00

(approx)

93 WA Buy
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Domaine Armand Rousseau, Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru

"Subtle if not invisible wood serves as a backdrop for the highly spiced, cool and pure mélange of red currant, dark berry, earth and once again exotic tea nuances. There is knock-out intensity to the gorgeously textured and mineral-inflected flavors that are imposingly scaled yet there is not even a hint of heaviness on the restrained, delineated and explosively long and mouth coating finale. This breathtakingly fine effort is a simply beautiful combination of power and grace." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

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1 case in stock

2013 6 x 75cl 1 IB
OC
£4,650.00
  • €5,398.65
  • $6,026.40
  • $HK46,741.80

(approx)

95-98 AM Buy
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Domaine des Lambrays, Clos Des Lambrays Grand Cru

"Here there is gentle wood setting off a similar if more complex nose that displays prominent floral and spice scents. There is very good volume to the utterly delicious medium weight and wonderfully vibrant flavors that possess really fine delineation before culminating in a mineral-inflected, saline and focused finish. I very much admire the sleek mouth feel as well as the impeccable balance. Lovely juice that is quite firmly structured and a bit less youthfully austere than usual." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

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2 cases in stock

2013 12 x 75cl 2 IB
OWC
£1,370.00
  • €1,590.57
  • $1,775.52
  • $HK13,771.24

(approx)

93 AM Buy
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Domaine Drouhin Laroze, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru

"A reserved and openly taciturn nose reluctantly reveals notes of a cool and exceptionally fresh mélange of plum and red berries that are freely cut with stone and warm earth nuances. The mouth feel is unusually refined and while there is excellent size, weight and concentration to the large-scaled flavors, the tannins are quite fine though dense and it's clear that this markedly persistent and youthfully austere effort will require plenty of cellar time. Note that while it's a minor distinction, this is not quite as austere as the Latricières. In a word, terrific." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

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1 case in stock

2010 12 x 75cl 1 IB
OC
£1,225.00
  • €1,422.23
  • $1,587.60
  • $HK12,313.70

(approx)

92-95 AM Buy
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Château Haut Brion Blanc

"It is always interesting to taste this wine next to its stablemate, Laville Haut-Brion. While Laville has 80% Semillon in it, giving it more fat and concentration, Haut-Brion is 55% Sauvignon Blanc and 45% Semillon. This is a crisp yet powerful wine, full-bodied, with great minerality and a subtle smokiness intermixed with hints of quince, white currant, orange skin, and lemon custard. Long, rich, and tightly knit, with good acidity and no evidence of any oak whatsoever despite the use of 100% new French oak, this wine is set for a long life as well. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2035." - Robert Parker

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1 case in stock

2006 6 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£2,950.00
  • €3,424.95
  • $3,823.20
  • $HK29,653.40

(approx)

95 RP Buy
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Château Ausone

"The 2010 Ausone struck me as another brilliant, potentially perfect wine, which should come as no shock to people who have been following Vauthier’s work over the last decade or more. Backward and intense, this wine offers up notes of crushed chalk/rock mineralilty interwoven with blueberry, black raspberry and cassis as well as some graphite and vanillin. It is incredibly rich but at the same time precise, fresh and vivacious. This is a super wine, but it will require enormous patience from its potential suitors. Forget it for a decade and drink it over the following 50+ years. " - Robert Parker

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1 case in stock

2010 3 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£2,240.00
  • €2,600.64
  • $2,903.04
  • $HK22,516.48

(approx)

98+ RP Buy
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Château Ausone

"The 2010 Ausone struck me as another brilliant, potentially perfect wine, which should come as no shock to people who have been following Vauthier’s work over the last decade or more. Backward and intense, this wine offers up notes of crushed chalk/rock mineralilty interwoven with blueberry, black raspberry and cassis as well as some graphite and vanillin. It is incredibly rich but at the same time precise, fresh and vivacious. This is a super wine, but it will require enormous patience from its potential suitors. Forget it for a decade and drink it over the following 50+ years. " - Robert Parker

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1 case in stock

2010 2 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£1,495.00
  • €1,735.70
  • $1,937.52
  • $HK15,027.74

(approx)

98+ RP Buy
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Château La Conseillante

"This deep ruby/garnet-hued 1990 reveals considerable amber at the edge as well as a knock-out bouquet of cedar, kirsch, licorice, roasted herbs, and spice box. An exuberant, atypically flamboyant effort, it possesses supple texture, medium to full body, sweet fruit, plenty of glycerin, and attractive melted tannin. This wine has been delicious since birth, but additional nuances continue to develop in the bottle. Drink it over the next decade." - Robert Parker

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1 case in stock

1990 12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£3,750.00
  • €4,353.75
  • $4,860.00
  • $HK37,695.00

(approx)

97 RP Buy
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Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon

"Ridge’s flagship offering, the 2010 Monte Bello, composed of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc (13.2% alcohol), was harvested in October and yields were under two tons of fruit per acre. Boasting a deeper ruby/purple color than the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, it exhibits attractive aromas of creme de cassis, dark berries, earth and spice. Firm, rich, structured and broodingly backward, it needs at least 7-8 years of bottle age, and should keep for three decades. Certainly outstanding, although not one of Ridge’s greatest Monte Bellos, time will favor its further development." - Robert Parker

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1 case in stock

2010 6 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£530.00
  • €615.33
  • $686.88
  • $HK5,327.56

(approx)

91+ RP Buy
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DRC, La Tâche Grand Cru

"A stunning, massive, full-on and completely classic La Tâche nose that displays almost unbelievable complexity so with many different elements that it is impossible to even begin to describe them all; the primary components include ethereal and still fresh pinot fruit, clove, knock out spiciness, anise, hoisin, soy and a trace of earth but these elements only hint at the sheer depth. The flavors are big, rich, refined, classy, penetrating and superbly powerful yet everything is in perfect balance and there is more than sufficient sève to balance off the still considerable tannins. The finish is intense, pure and so long that it is haunting; I could literally still taste this wine days later after I had it because it had such a dramatic and emotional impact. In its youth, this was one of the finest young Burgundies that I have ever been privileged to try and it only seems to get better with each passing year. For my taste, this is getting close to arriving at its peak but it's not quite there though again, I stress that this is to my taste and some may find it to already be in its sweet spot of maturation. In short, this is absolutely brilliant." - Allen Meadows, Burghound.com

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1990 1 x 75cl 1 IB
£3,600.00
  • €4,179.60
  • $4,665.60
  • $HK36,187.20

(approx)

99 AM Buy
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Château de Beaucastel, Hommage à Jacques Perrin

'Potentially the wine of the vintage, the 2009 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin had just been bottled two weeks before my visit. A wine of extraordinary density, richness, precision and unreal flavor intensity, it reveals abundant gamey, meaty notes intermixed with smoked duck, Provencal herbs, blueberries, blackberries, kirsch and licorice. This loaded, multidimensional, massively concentrated 2009 is much softer than most Hommages. It should be drinkable in 3-4 years and keep for 30-40 years thereafter. Kudos to one of the world’s great winemaking families! ' - Robert Parker

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1 case in stock

2009 3 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£790.00
  • €917.19
  • $1,023.84
  • $HK7,941.08

(approx)

99 RP Buy
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Etienne Guigal, Hermitage Ex-Voto Rouge

'Just being released, the spectacular 2007 Hermitage Ex-Voto exhibits a discrete hint of oak (despite its 42 month aging in 100% new French oak) along with plenty of creme de cassis, lead pencil shaving and blackberry liqueur characteristics. Full-bodied with magnificent concentration and richness, silky tannins and a long, long finish, this remarkable 2007 is the Hermitage of the vintage. It should drink well for 30-40+ years.'

'The following paragraph is taken from issue #193, but I believe it is so important to understand the Guigal philosophy that I am repeating it verbatim. “As I have written many times before, no one in the wine world is better at ‘raising’ a wine (or as the French call it elevage) than Marcel Guigal, who learned the skills from his father, Etienne. Because everyone tends to focus on vintage conditions and terroir, the importance of a wine’s elevage is often overlooked, but Guigal’s unusually long tank, foudre and small barrel aging regime for all his red wines as well as several of his whites results in an array of remarkable wines time and time again. Even the most challenging vintages, which often taste under-nourished, vegetal and thin in their first year or two of life, tend to take on concentration and character, turning out to be some of the finest wines in many of the most difficult Rhone vintages. Moreover, Guigal’s wines always taste better out of bottle than from barrel, which speaks to his honesty and integrity as well as to his brilliance in deciding how long to age a wine in wood or tank, as well as choosing the perfect moment to bottle it. None of this is as simple as it might sound, and that’s why Marcel Guigal gets my vote as the reigning genius in terms of the upbringing of his wines.” Crozes-Hermitage has become one of the Guigal “go-to” wines for value hunters and he has raised the level of this humble appellation dramatically with his recent efforts. Guigal has become a master of red and white St.-Joseph, producing separate cuvees, all of which are usually stunning. Guigal is the appellation’s largest producer of Condrieu. All of his Condrieus are put through 100% malolactic, with his basic cuvee aged in stainless steel (66%) and small oak barrels (34%). Guigal also excels with white Hermitage. In truly great vintages he also produces a limited cuvee called Ex-Voto, which is a blend of 95% Marsanne and 5% Roussanne from two of the most renowned sectors for Hermitage, l’Ermite and Les Murets. Along with Michel Chapoutier’s St.-Joseph Les Granits, Guigal’s St.-Joseph Vignes de l’Hospice is the top wine of the appellation. Guigal purchased this 8-acre parcel of steep hillside vines from Grippat. Aged 30 months in 100% new oak, this wine is extraordinary. Guigal claims the soil is reminiscent of Les Bessards Vineyard in Hermitage Over the last decade, Guigal has dramatically increased his vineyard holdings in Hermitage, purchasing the estates of Jean-Louis Grippat as well as the Hermitage holdings of De Vallouit. He now has parcels in such famed vineyards as Le Meal, Les Beaumes, Les Bessards and Dionnieres. Guigal’s basic red Hermitage (which has been made for over five decades) is generally aged for more than three years in small casks, of which about 45% are new. In exceptional vintages, Guigal will cull out a special cuvee called Ex-Voto, which is aged 42 months in 100% new French oak. One thousand cases are usually made from three separate vineyards (40% from Les Bessards, 40% from Les Greffieux and 20% from Les Murets.)' - Robert Parker

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6 cases in stock

2007 6 x 75cl 6 IB
OWC
£750.00
  • €870.75
  • $972.00
  • $HK7,539.00

(approx)

98 RP Buy
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Château Cheval Blanc

'I seriously underestimated this wine, as I have often tended to do with Cheval Blanc. A potentially immortal example that has gained significant weight since it has been bottled, this blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot has a saturated purple color and a glorious nose of menthol, plums, mulberries, new saddle leather, cocoa, and vanilla. Remarkably fuller-bodied than I ever remembered it young, with an amazingly seamless texture and tremendous concentration and extract, this full-bodied yet gorgeously pure and elegant wine is impeccably balanced and certainly one of the all-time great Cheval Blancs. If it continues to improve as much as it has over the last three years since bottling, this wine will certainly rival the 2000, 1990, and 1982. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2030. ' - Robert Parker

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2 cases in stock

1998 12 x 75cl 2 IB
OWC
£4,800.00
  • €5,572.80
  • $6,220.80
  • $HK48,249.60

(approx)

96+ RP Buy