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Château Leoville Las Cases

"Tasted at Pebbles/Zachy’s 1982 dinner in Hong Kong. The Leoville Las-Cases ’82 was once such a curmudgeonly Saint Julien. It has a delineated bouquet with tobacco, cloves and sous-bois – a little conservative when compared directly against Gruaud Larose. It is well balanced on the medium-bodied palate with broody black, tertiary fruit. There is a palpable stoicism to the Las-Cases ’82, an aloofness and distance that denies the imbiber a personal bond with the wine that is more impressive than pleasurable. Having tasted the 1986 Las-Cases just a few days before, I find that the ’86 has more completeness and persistency. Tasted November 2012." - Neal Martin

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1 case in stock

1982 1 x 150cl 1 DP
£704.33
  • €814.91
  • $884.64
  • $HK6,871.44

(approx)

93 NM Buy
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Château Leoville Las Cases

"Tasted at the Las-Cases off-line at The Square. Many years have passed since I last tasted the ’83 Las-Cases. It is reticent at first, like and old tongue-tied friend entering the room, then it blossoms with aeration offering scents of leather, chestnut, brambly black fruit and freshly rolled tobacco. The palate is medium-bodied with melted red-berry fruits, firm tannins and superb balance. Hints of bell pepper and sandalwood furnish the long, harmonious finish. This is a wonderful wine for the vintage that is drinking perfectly now." - Neal Martin

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1983 12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£1,900.00
  • €2,198.30
  • $2,386.40
  • $HK18,536.40

(approx)

94 NM Buy
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Château Haut Brion

"Tasted at the château, the 1986 Haut Brion is a vintage that I had not tasted for some time. It is a blend of 28% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 62% Cabernet Sauvignon according to the chateau's records. Mirroring the 1996 La Mission, in this vintage that Haut-Brion occupies a higher quality level, with more complexity and vivacity on the nose: dusky black fruit, warm gravel, terracotta and cigar humidor. Lovely! The palate is very well balanced, maybe a little rustic compared to recent vintages, yet with firm body and grip. It's the kind of gruff, almost surly, broad-shouldered 1986s that might be a little curmudgeonly compared to 1985 or 1989, however after 30 years you are compensated with plenty of freshness and focus. I don't think it ranks up there with the best of the First Growth...that would come in other vintages, but it still provides plenty of drinking pleasure for those who love their classic claret with capital "C". Tasted July 2016." - Neal Martin

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1986 12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£4,700.00
  • €5,437.90
  • $5,903.20
  • $HK45,853.20

(approx)

93 NM Buy
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Château Angelus

"Possibly not showing as well as a bottle I had recently from my own cellar, this particular offering, which was about 50% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot, has a dark plum/purple color, but is still quite youthful. A beautiful sweet blueberry and blackberry-scented nose of olive, licorice and cedar wood is followed by a full-bodied and opulent wine, with hints of espresso roast and chocolate as well. It seemed to gain a lot in the glass, but the astringent tannins in the finish still seem a bit awkward and distracting. I think bottles I’ve had have generally shown better, although this is certainly an exceptional wine. It has just suffered somewhat in comparison with several of the other vintages. Drink now to 2030." - Robert Parker

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1989 1 x 150cl 1 IB
£775.00
  • €896.68
  • $973.40
  • $HK7,560.90

(approx)

94 RP Buy
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Château La Conseillante

"Having tasted the 1989 Château La Conseillante on more than a dozen occasions, I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that it is one of my favourite Pomerols from the vintage. Although on its day, the 1989 Clinet can outplay La Conseillante, the fact of the matter is that the latter is the more consistent Pomerol. Here, it has that beguiling bouquet of melted black fruit, sage, undergrowth and hints of bacon fat, like a wagging finger inviting you inside. The palate is smooth and harmonious, a mixture of red and black fruit that seem to revel on the precocity of the growing season, even though it was now 27 years ago. It is a voluminous, mouth-filling Pomerol, but not extravagant, flamboyant for sure and yet never betraying its roots. It's just a wonderful La Conseillante, a thoroughbred Pomerol that puts a smile on your face. Tasted January 2016." - Neal Martin

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2 cases in stock

1989 12 x 75cl 2 IB
OWC
£3,450.00
  • €3,991.65
  • $4,333.20
  • $HK33,658.20

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96 NM Buy
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Château Mouton Rothschild

"Tasted from magnum and presented by Baron Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, the 1989 Château Mouton-Rothschild might not reach the ethereal heights of the 1982 or 1986, but it is certainly a lovely Claret. It has an attractive, slightly leafy bouquet armed with cedar and pencil lead. There is less fruit concentration than I expected, resolutely classic, slightly austere Bordeaux. The palate follows suit. What it lacks in substance it compensates with in balance and personality. This is an understated Mouton-Rothschild that is probably at its peak, although I envisage this offering another two decades of pleasure. Whilst this showing did not replicate some glorious bottles in the past, it remains a very fine Claret that may not be inclined to improve any further. Tasted February 2016." - Neal Martin

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1989 12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£4,275.00
  • €4,946.18
  • $5,369.40
  • $HK41,706.90

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93 NM Buy
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Château Latour

"Conspicuously mature, even for a 1989 Left Bank with a distinct tawny rim. A rather loose-knit, mature nose with dark chocolate. Capsicum, liquorices and burnt toast. Lacking some lift and vigor (although less prune-scented than previous bottles.) The palate is medium-bodied, very savory as if there is a high percentage of Cabernet Franc. Dried blood. Moderate length, this is just lacking breeding and length and on this showing I would certainly drink this over the next 5-8 years. Tasted December 2006." - Neal Martin

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1989 6 x 150cl 6 IB
OWC
£4,300.00
  • €4,975.10
  • $5,400.80
  • $HK41,950.80

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90 NM Buy
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Château Leoville Las Cases

'As one might expect, this is a brilliant wine, but it remains shockingly young, even for the fast evolving 1990s. Its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by a classic, nearly restrained set of aromatics that includes notions of sweet black cherries, black currants, lead pencil, and wet stones. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, and while technically low in acidity, there is a freshness, delineation, and classicism in this full-throttle, rich, concentrated, impeccable 1990. While still youthful, it is easy to appreciate despite its substantial tannins. It is not quite as backward as the 1990 Lafite Rothschild or 1990 Latour. Anticipated maturity: now-2035' - Robert Parker

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1990 12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£3,000.00
  • €3,471.00
  • $3,768.00
  • $HK29,268.00

(approx)

96 RP Buy
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Château Calon Segur

"Tasted from an ex-château bottle at BI Wine & Spirits Calon-Segur dinner in London. The 1995 Calon-Segur was the vintage that raised the profile of this estate and heralded the start of the late Mme Gasqueton's era. At 20 years of age, it shows no signs of reaching the end of its plateau. Far from it. It has an endearing bouquet that still seems youthful: brambly red fruit, asphalt and a light marine influence. Allowing the wine to open, there is a subtle winegum scent. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, impressive depth and backbone, the second half having mellowed in recent years, rendering this approachable; hints of secondary truffle and smoke notes emerging with aeration. It has been several years since I last tasted this wine, but it is one that seems to become more and more impressive with age. Robert Parker rightly lauded this Calon-Ségur at the time of release. Twenty years on, it is fulfilling all its promise. Tasted March 2015." - Neal Martin

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1 case in stock

1995 12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£925.00
  • €1,070.23
  • $1,161.80
  • $HK9,024.30

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94 NM Buy
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Château Pichon Lalande

"What sumptuous pleasures await those who purchase either the 1996 or 1995 Pichon-Lalande. It is hard to choose a favorite, although the 1995 is a smoother, more immediately sexy and accessible wine. It is an exquisite example of Pichon-Lalande with the Merlot component giving the wine a coffee/chocolatey/cherry component to go along with the Cabernet Sauvignon's and Cabernet Franc's complex blackberry/cassis fruit. The wine possesses an opaque black/ruby/purple color, and sexy, flamboyant aromatics of pain grille, black fruits, and cedar. Exquisite on the palate, this full-bodied, layered, multidimensional wine should prove to be one of the vintage's most extraordinary success stories. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2020.

The 1995/1996 vintages are two of the greatest back to back efforts Pichon-Lalande has ever produced, including the 1982/1983 vintages." - Robert Parker

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1 case in stock

1995 12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£2,100.00
  • €2,429.70
  • $2,637.60
  • $HK20,487.60

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96 RP Buy
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Clos du Marquis

"The 1996 Clos du Marquis is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon (lower than recent vintages), 33% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot (that usually goes into Leoville-Las Cases). Much like the 1996 Potensac that I tasted alongside at the château, the nose is youthful and backward with blackberry, freshly tilled soil, cedar and tobacco scents that gain intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a smooth entry, plenty of crisp and pure black fruit laced with cedar, harmonious and long. This is a great Saint Julien at 20 years of age, firing on all cylinders and, to be honest, surpassing some of the Grand Vins in this vintage. Probably still available at a decent price, this comes thoroughly recommended. Tasted July 2016." - Neal Martin

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22 cases in stock

1996 12 x 75cl 22 IB
OWC
£600.00
  • €694.20
  • $753.60
  • $HK5,853.60

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91 NM Buy
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Château Ducru Beaucaillou

"The 1996 Ducru Beaucaillou was picked from 23 September until 8 October, a blend of 25% Merlot and 75% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has evolved a very pure bouquet, almost Burgundy-like, with macerated red cherries and red plum, tobacco, leather and bay leaf. This 1996 seems a little more forward than others, perhaps more 1995 in style, but it is bestowed one of the most seductive and sensual aromatics of the vintage. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity, moving firmly into secondary stage with hints of leather, game and allspice. This is a Ducru Beaucaillou that has resolved to give pleasure at 20 years and not sooner. Hints of Hoisin develop on the finish with Chinese Five-Spice and leave you wanting more. Enjoy this now and over the next 15-20 years. (Incidentally, Bruno Borie poured another bottle that had been decanted and it was astonishingly different. The decanted version, perhaps against expectation, seemed firmer, sharper and more masculine, more "1996" if you like, perhaps revealing the true Ducru Beaucaillou.) Tasted July 2016." - Neal Martin

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1 case in stock

1996 12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£2,000.00
  • €2,314.00
  • $2,512.00
  • $HK19,512.00

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93 NM Buy
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Château Margaux

"The best of the First Growth ‘97s. A limpid, garnet/ruby core with ruby rim. The nose is exquisite with great delineation and purity with much more vigour that the other Firsts. Mint, blackberries, violets and blueberries all leap from the glass, oblivious to the fact that they stem from a poor vintage. The palate has a slightly voluptuous feel to it, rounded black fruits, raspberry, cassis, tobacco, graphite and a touch of Asian spice towads the finish. Sheer class. A superb success for Paul Pontallier in a difficult vintage. Drink now-2025. Tasted September 2006." - Neal Martin

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1997 12 x 75cl 8 IB
OWC
£4,250.00
  • €4,917.25
  • $5,338.00
  • $HK41,463.00

(approx)

95 NM Buy
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Château Palmer (slightly damaged labels)

"A deep garnet core. The nose is tight and showing just a hint of greenness, simpler relative to the ’99. Blackberry, cassis sandalwood and iodine all there but lacking a little lift at present. The medium-bodied palate still has some unresolved tannins at first, but give this time because it mellow and softens beautifully with 15-20 minutes aeration and ends up more expressive than the ’99. Very well-defined and poised towards the finish with just a hint of pain grille inflecting the aftertaste. Drink now-2020. Tasted March 2008." - Neal Martin

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1998 6 x 150cl 1 IB
OWC
£1,600.00
  • €1,851.20
  • $2,009.60
  • $HK15,609.60

(approx)

91 NM Buy
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Château Leoville Poyferre

"The plushest, most ostentatious and dramatic of all the Leovilles in 2000, this wine is already sumptuous, displaying some nuances in its huge nose of vanilla bean, black chocolate, jammy black cherries, cassis, and graphite in a flamboyant style. Opulent, savory, rich, and full-bodied, it is a head-turning, prodigious wine and a complete contrast to the extracted behemoth of Leoville Barton and the backward, classic Leoville Las Cases. The Poyferre’s low acidity, sweet tannin and an already gorgeous mouthfeel make it a wine to drink now as well as over the next 25 or more years." - Robert Parker

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2000 12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£1,450.00
  • €1,677.65
  • $1,821.20
  • $HK14,146.20

(approx)

97 RP Buy
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Château Pichon Lalande

"Sitting next to my former colleague, Pierre Antoine Rovani, at one of the tastings, he commented that he didn’t like the striking green note in the aromatics of this wine, which I didn’t detect at all, and a subsequent bottle at another tasting did not reveal it either. I do think there is a hint of bay leaf and a meatiness to it. In short, I find this to be a spectacular Pichon Lalande. Dense purple in color, with loads of coffee, mocha, creme de cassis, and chocolate notes, this is a somewhat unusual blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, and a whooping 10% Petit Verdot, with a little bit of Cabernet Franc. The Petit Verdot certainly gives the wine more of a tapenade, floral note, which I think can be interpreted by some as herbal. This is a rich, opulent, stunning Pichon Lalande that is beginning to drink beautifully, yet should continue to improve for at least another 10-15 years and last 30 or more years." - Robert Parker

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1 case in stock

2000 12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£2,125.00
  • €2,458.63
  • $2,669.00
  • $HK20,731.50

(approx)

96 RP Buy
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Château Palmer

"Tasted at the Château Palmer vertical in London, the 2000 Château Palmer was closed for a number of years, but it appears to be finally opening. Deep in colour, there remains a slight broodiness on the nose, although it loses its inhibitions and develops potent blackberry, strawberry and mint aromas, perhaps just a smudge of camphor. It is unashamedly rich on the entry: intense and vibrant with layers of black cherry and cassis fruit pierced by a fine line of acidity. This millennial tightens everything up towards the, finish whereupon it reverts to something much more classic in style, long and tensile. It does not quite occupy the same class as the 2005 or the imperial 2010, but it certainly has long-term potential. My advice? Give it another 4-5 years in the cellar. Tasted May 2015." - Neal Martin

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1 case in stock

2000 6 x 150cl 1 IB
OWC
£2,800.00
  • €3,239.60
  • $3,516.80
  • $HK27,316.80

(approx)

94 NM Buy
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Château Talbot

"Poured from a magnum, this has a very similar nose: soft, scents of mulberry plus a little more cold black tea this time. The palate is medium-bodied, well balanced with lots of cedar-infused black fruits. It actually reaches its peak some six hours after opening! Not a long-term Saint Julien but to reiterate, a nice “classic” style of wine. Tasted July 2008." - Neal Martin

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2 cases in stock

2001 12 x 75cl 2 IB
OWC
£650.00
  • €752.05
  • $816.40
  • $HK6,341.40

(approx)

90 NM Buy
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Château Bellevue Mondotte

"The newest baby of Gerard and Chantal Perse, this 5-acre vineyard (with vines averaging 45 years of age) was acquired in 2001. A blend of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon (similar to Pavie-Decesse), it was cropped at a tiny 15 hectoliters per hectare, enjoyed a seven week maceration period, was aged in 100% new oak, the first six months on its lees, and bottled unfined and unfiltered after 24 months of aging. There are only 4,500 bottles of this elixir. While not as complex or delineated as Pavie or Pavie-Decesse, it is opulent, even voluptuous, with a heady perfume of ink, black fruits, truffles, and lead pencil shavings. Full-bodied, expansive, and velvety-textured, this huge, sweet, chewy St.-Emilion boasts great concentration and texture. Drink it during its first 15-18 years of life, although my instincts suggest it will live a lot longer." - Robert Parker

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2 cases in stock

2001 12 x 75cl 2 IB
OWC
£775.00
  • €896.68
  • $973.40
  • $HK7,560.90

(approx)

94 RP Buy
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Château Cos d'Estournel

"A beautiful effort, the 2001 Cos d’Estournel (65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot) exhibits a poised, noble bouquet of black currants, cedar, spice box, and licorice. A hint of truffles emerges as it sits in the glass. Medium-bodied with sweet fruit (mostly black) and nicely integrated wood, it builds incrementally in the mouth, ending with a 50-second finish. Drink this stylish, restrained yet substantial claret over the next 15+ years." - Robert Parker.

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2 cases in stock

2001 12 x 75cl 2 IB
OWC
£1,225.00
  • €1,417.33
  • $1,538.60
  • $HK11,951.10

(approx)

93 RP Buy
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La Mondotte

"A killer wine (I’m so sorry I didn’t buy any), the 2003 La Mondotte is clearly one of the superstars of the vintage. An intriguing perfume of licorice, Asian soy, black currant jam, ripe cherries and subtle toast emerges from this extravagantly rich, voluptuously textured, opulent, full-bodied St.-Emilion. Just coming in to full maturity, it is pure, rich and full. Drink it over the next decade or more." - Robert Parker

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4 cases in stock

2003 6 x 75cl 4 IB
OWC
£1,050.00
  • €1,214.85
  • $1,318.80
  • $HK10,243.80

(approx)

96 RP Buy
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Château Lynch Bages

"A healthy, youthful dark plum/ruby/purple color is followed by a bouquet of smoke, barbecued meats, black currants and new saddle leather. With full body and sweet tannin, this 2003 is strutting its stuff. Although it is not as fine as the 1989, 1990, or 2000, it is a complex, classic Pauillac to enjoy over the next decade." - Robert Parker

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1 case in stock

2003 12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£1,375.00
  • €1,590.88
  • $1,727.00
  • $HK13,414.50

(approx)

94 RP Buy
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Château Talbot

"A sumptuous, complex, Provencal-like bouquet of roasted herbs, cherries, licorice, and underbrush emerges from this dark plum/ruby-colored 2004. Tart acidity provides freshness, but the overall impression is of abundant currant and cherry fruit presented in a forward, superficial style. It is best consumed over the next 10-12 years." - Robert Parker

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2004 12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£635.00
  • €734.70
  • $797.56
  • $HK6,195.06

(approx)

88 RP Buy
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Château Montrose

"An impressive effort for the vintage, the 2004 Montrose possesses a deep ruby/purple-tinged color as well as a sweet nose of black fruits intermixed with notions of smoke, cold steel, earth, and subtle background wood. With excellent texture, a sweet ripeness, medium to full body, and moderate tannin, it should drink well for 15+ years." - Robert Parker

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2004 12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£750.00
  • €867.75
  • $942.00
  • $HK7,317.00

(approx)

91 RP Buy
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Château Beychevelle

"The Grand Vin, the 2005 Beychevelle is a gorgeous wine, with plenty of crème de cassis, floral notes, underbrush and forest floor. It is sweet and medium to full-bodied, with ripe tannin and beautiful texture and purity. Drink it over the next 20 years." - Robert Parker

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1 case in stock

2005 6 x 75cl 1 DP
OWC
£532.99
  • €616.67
  • $669.44
  • $HK5,199.85

(approx)

93 RP Buy
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Château Pavie Decesse

"Somewhat of a paradox to taste, on the palate this wine is close to perfection, but the nose is somewhat reduced, with some fig and prune notes. What doesn’t make sense is that the palate is fresh, full-bodied and super-concentrated, with great blue, red and black fruits, licorice, earth and spice. This is a massive wine, but the nose has me worried." - Robert Parker

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2005 6 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£600.00
  • €694.20
  • $753.60
  • $HK5,853.60

(approx)

95? RP Buy
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Château Hosanna

"This is an absolutely spectacular effort from Christian Moueix’s tiny jewel in Pomerol – Hosanna. An extraordinary nose of blue and black fruits, floral notes, licorice, and truffle soars from the glass of this dense purple wine. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this wine often has the most complex set of aromatics of any Pomerol. Velvety tannins, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel, and stunning finish give this full-bodied, extravagantly rich wine accessibility now, but it is certainly capable of lasting 25 or more years. Sadly, there are only 1,200 cases of this." - Robert Parker

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2 cases in stock

2005 6 x 75cl 2 IB
OWC
£950.00
  • €1,099.15
  • $1,193.20
  • $HK9,268.20

(approx)

98 RP Buy
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Château Beychevelle

"The Grand Vin, the 2005 Beychevelle is a gorgeous wine, with plenty of crème de cassis, floral notes, underbrush and forest floor. It is sweet and medium to full-bodied, with ripe tannin and beautiful texture and purity. Drink it over the next 20 years." - Robert Parker

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3 cases in stock

2005 12 x 75cl 3 IB
OWC
£1,040.00
  • €1,203.28
  • $1,306.24
  • $HK10,146.24

(approx)

93 RP Buy
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Château Clos Fourtet

"Dense ruby/purple, with notes of crushed rock, blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with some licorice and chocolate, this full-bodied, massive wine from proprietor Philippe Cuvelier coincides with the resurrection of this premier grand cru classé in St.-Emilion. As the wine sits in the glass, notes of espresso roast and chocolate emerge. This full-bodied classic should continue to drink well for another 25 years. This is a killer effort." - Robert Parker

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2005 12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£1,500.00
  • €1,735.50
  • $1,884.00
  • $HK14,634.00

(approx)

98 RP Buy
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Château Lafleur

"This amazing wine puts on a display of fireworks in terms of its aromatics, with a stunning nose of blue and black fruits, forest floor, flowers and earth. Dense purple, full-bodied, rich, moderately tannic and super-concentrated, this is a profound Pomerol that still needs another decade of cellaring. This is possibly the greatest Lafleur of the modern era, rivaling the 1982 and 2000. Forget it for another 5-10 years and drink it over the following quarter-century." Tasted June 2015 - Robert Parker

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1 case in stock

2005 6 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£5,800.00
  • €6,710.60
  • $7,284.80
  • $HK56,584.80

(approx)

100 RP Buy
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Château Branon

"Tasted blind at the Farr Vintners' 2006 horizontal, the 2006 Château Branon possesses an upfront bouquet with blackberry and briary, undergrowth and clove scents that display good intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy ripe tannin, well-judged acidity, not overly complex, but nicely defined with a crisp, lightly spiced, cedar-tinged finish. The word that sprung to mind is "delicious." Enjoy this Pessac-Léognan over the next decade. Tasted April 2016." - Neal Martin

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1 case in stock

2006 6 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£185.00
  • €214.05
  • $232.36
  • $HK1,804.86

(approx)

92 NM Buy
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Château Grand Puy Lacoste

"Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. I raved about the 2006 Château Grand Puy-Lacoste when I tasted it from barrel ten years ago. It has evolved a really quite beautiful, very classic Pauillac bouquet with vivacious blackberry, raspberry and wild mint aromas that deftly absorb the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, perhaps a more forward "GPL" than other vintages, but there is genuine fineness to the tannin and that backward finish has great precision. There is the substance to suggest that it will be a long-term Left Bank and you could probably broach it after another 3-4 years. Tasted January 2016." - Neal Martin

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2006 12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£490.00
  • €566.93
  • $615.44
  • $HK4,780.44

(approx)

94 NM Buy
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Château Rauzan Segla

"Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Rauzan-Ségla has a sous-bois and sandalwood-scented bouquet with a light "mahogany bureau" scent developing soon after. The nose is open and inviting. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and bestowed with greater fruit concentration than the nose suggests: blackberry, raspberry mixed with sage, cedar and a touch of sea salt. As usual, this Rauzan-Séglas has a surfeit of personality and while it might not be a contender for the longest-lived Margaux, it is the kind of Left Bank 2006 that you welcome at the dinner table. Tasted January 2016." - Neal Martin

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21 cases in stock

2006 12 x 75cl 21 IB
OWC
£680.00
  • €786.76
  • $854.08
  • $HK6,634.08

(approx)

91 NM Buy
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Château Montrose

"The first vintage under new owner Martin Bouygues,who convinced Jean-Bernard Delmas to come out of retirement to produce this wine, the 2006 Montrose is an undeniable success. A blend of approximately two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon, one-third Merlot, and a tiny dollop of Petit Verdot, the most dramatic difference between the 2006, and wines made by the previous administration is that Jean Delmas produces wines with sweeter, silkier tannins, although analytically, they are as high as those found in the great Montrose vintages of the past. The 2006 is extraordinarily elegant and finesse-styled, but it exhibits stunningly concentrated, sweet blackberry and cassis fruit with hints of flowers and minerals. Full-bodied with a savory, expansive mid-palate as well as sweet, noble tannins, this beauty will benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age, and should drink well for 20-25+ years." - Robert Parker

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1 case in stock

2006 12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£770.00
  • €890.89
  • $967.12
  • $HK7,512.12

(approx)

94+ RP Buy
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Château Duhart Milon

"Showing better than it did from cask, this soft, generous, dark ruby/purple-tinged 2007 exhibits sweet black currant fruit intermixed with cedar, roasted herbs, and subtle smoke. Round, hedonistic, and already complex, this blend of 73.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 26.5% Merlot should drink well for 12-15 years." - Robert Parker

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1 case in stock

2007 12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£660.00
  • €763.62
  • $828.96
  • $HK6,438.96

(approx)

90 RP Buy