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information 1996

Château Certan de May

"This wine reveals an intensely aromatic cedary, dried herb, and black cherry-scented nose, but its abrasive tannin level is troublesome. Although well-made, it displays a gritty texture, medium body, and an angular, rustic character to the tannin. If that softens (which I doubt), this wine will merit its 87 point score. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2015." - Robert Parker

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8 cases in stock

12 x 75cl 8 IB
OWC
£810.00
  • €928.26
  • $1,040.85
  • $HK8,113.77

(approx)

87 RP Order
information 1998

Château Talbot

"Readers should be aware that this is a wine I underrated in my original report on the 1998 vintage. It is performing better out of bottle than it did from cask. With age, the mid-section has filled out and the wine has put on weight. A deep plum/garnet color is accompanied by an up-front, seductive nose of melted licorice, cedar, plums, black cherries, and cassis. This attractive Talbot is nicely-textured and medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin. It is pleasing to see how this wine has matured. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2016." - Robert Parker

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12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£695.00
  • €796.47
  • $893.08
  • $HK6,961.82

(approx)

88 RP Order
information 2002

Château Figeac

'An aromatic smorgasbord of tobacco smoke, cedar wood, fruitcake, black cherries, and currants jumps from the glass of this medium-bodied, austere, angular 2002. Although somewhat superficial, what is there is complex, elegant, and savory. It will drink well for 8-10 years.' - Robert Parker

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1 case in stock

12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£1,195.00
  • €1,369.47
  • $1,535.58
  • $HK11,970.32

(approx)

88 RP Order
information 2004

Château Palmer

"This stunning wine is one of the vintage’s great successes. Administrator Thomas Duroux has fashioned a modern day version of Palmer’s brilliant 1966. Displaying a rare combination of power and elegance, this dense purple-colored offering exhibits notes of blackberries, truffles, flowers, incense, and camphor. Long, classic, and medium to full-bodied with stunning texture and richness, this superb effort is a candidate for the finest Margaux of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2025+." - Robert Parker

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1 case in stock

12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£2,115.00
  • €2,423.79
  • $2,717.78
  • $HK21,185.96

(approx)

94 RP Order
information 2005

Château Pavie Macquin

"Inky bluish/purple in color, Pavie Macquin produced a prodigious effort from St.-Emilion in 2005. Its crushed, chalky rock minerality, massive body, and high tannin make for a wine to forget for another decade. Super-loaded, concentrated and powerful, this wine should turn out great, but patience will be required. The blackberry and cassis fruit are there in abundance, but so is a massive structure. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035." - Robert Parker

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1 case in stock

12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£1,100.00
  • €1,260.60
  • $1,413.50
  • $HK11,018.70

(approx)

96+ RP Order
information 2005

Alter Ego de Palmer

"The medium to dark ruby 2005 Alter Ego is a sexy, lush, up-front style of 2005, with loads of cedar wood, a fragrant and perfumed personality, and silky tannin. It is moderately endowed, but lusciously suave and seductive. Close to being an outstanding second wine, it will drink well for another 7-10 years." - Robert Parker

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1 case in stock

12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£1,125.00
  • €1,289.25
  • $1,445.63
  • $HK11,269.13

(approx)

89 RP Order
information 2007

Château Barde-Haut

"Tasted at the property, the 2007 Barde-Haut has a pleasant, clean, mulberry and raspberry preserve-scented bouquet, not complex but charming. The palate is medium-bodied with light grainy tannin. This has moved into its secondary phase with morels and black truffle showing strongly in the second half. There is just a slight dryness on the finish, which is no surprise given this is a ten-year-old 2007, but it should continue to give drinking pleasure for another four or five years. Tasted March 2017." - Neal Martin

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9 cases in stock

12 x 75cl 9 IB
OWC
£340.00
  • €389.64
  • $436.90
  • $HK3,405.78

(approx)

87 NM Order
information 2009

Château Angelus

"The 2009 Angélus has a very refined bouquet with a mixture of red and black fruit, quite lavish in style with hints of crushed violet developing in the glass. You cannot help but be taken by the purity of this Angélus. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe and supple tannin, well judged acidity, beautifully balanced with supremely well integrated oak towards the finish. This is a wonderful Angélus that should give another two or three decades of drinking pleasure. Tasted at BI Wines & Spirits' Ten Year On tasting." - Neal Martin

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1 case in stock

6 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£1,685.00
  • €1,931.01
  • $2,165.23
  • $HK16,878.65

(approx)

96 NM Order
information 2010

Alter Ego de Palmer

"Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Alter Ego de Palmer has a very floral bouquet, much more Margaux in character than its peers, with fine definition and mineralite. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannins. Chewy in the mouth, towards the finish is feels a little over-thought, though hopefully it will develop more tension and delineation with time. Tasted January 2014." - Neal Martin

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2 cases in stock

12 x 75cl 2 IB
OC
£800.00
  • €916.80
  • $1,028.00
  • $HK8,013.60

(approx)

90 NM Order
information 2011

Alter Ego de Palmer

"The draconian selection process has resulted in a delicious second wine, the 2011 Alter Ego de Palmer. It boasts plenty of plum, black cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with hints of vanillin and earth. Medium-bodied and supple, it can be drunk early on, but should evolve for 15 or more years. Drink now-2020.

Winemaker Thomas Duroux continues to fine tune this already brilliant estate, producing first-growth quality wines year after year." - Robert Parker

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6 cases in stock

6 x 75cl 6 IB
OWC
£335.00
  • €383.91
  • $430.48
  • $HK3,355.70

(approx)

89 RP Order
information 2011

Château Beychevelle

"Beychevelle appears to have handled the 2011 vintage in an intelligent manner, producing a soft, round, attractive, medium-bodied wine that, while not terribly deep or powerful, is well-balanced with excellent equilibrium and lots of dusty, loamy soil notes interwoven with black cherry and plummy fruit. This pretty St.-Julien can be drunk over the next decade." - Robert Parker

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2 cases in stock

6 x 75cl 2 IB
OWC
£450.00
  • €515.70
  • $578.25
  • $HK4,507.65

(approx)

87 RP Order
information 2012

Château Magrez Fombrauge

"A luxury cuvée from the bigger estate of Château Fombrauge, this wine is a visionary project from Bernard Magrez along with his winemaking team and consultant Michel Rolland. This micro cuvée of 4,000 bottles, a blend of 59% Merlot and 41% Cabernet Franc, is another strong, successful effort. Although this wine saw its Cabernet Franc picked very late (October 17 and 18), it has no sense of overripeness, but a beautiful inky purple color and a sweet blueberry and blackberry nose intermixed with tar, graphite and some spicy oak. It is medium to full-bodied, elegant, pure, and while not the monster that its older siblings (2010, 2009 and 2005) were, it is still a big, rich, impressively concentrated St.-Emilion. Drink it over the next 15 or more years." - Robert Parker

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1 case in stock

6 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£370.00
  • €424.02
  • $475.45
  • $HK3,706.29

(approx)

93+ RP Order
information 2012

Château Latour A Pomerol

"A very strong effort from this estate in the Jean-Pierre Moueix stable, this 2012 (14.5% natural alcohol) has a dense ruby/purple color, a big, sweet kiss of mocha, blackcurrants, and black cherries, and notes of truffle and earth. Full-bodied, ripe and one of the great successes from this estate over recent decades, the 2012 is a must-purchase for Pomerol enthusiasts. Silky tannins, superb concentration and a long, long finish suggest a good 20+ years of evolution at minimum. Bravo!" - Robert Parker

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1 case in stock

12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£575.00
  • €658.95
  • $738.88
  • $HK5,759.78

(approx)

93+ RP Order
information 2013

Château Phelan Segur

"Tasted at the château, the 2013 Phélan-Ségur has one of the superior aromatics from Saint Estèphe—more fruit concentration here, blackberry and raspberry mixed with iodine. As I often find, this appears to have blossomed in bottle both on the nose and in the mouth. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy ripe tannin. This is not complex, but unlike many other 2013s there is weight and presence here, with a muscular finish that might lack finesse, but does offer decent fruit intensity. Drink this flavor-packed, easy-going Saint Estèphe over the next 5 to 8 years. Tasted July 2016." - Neal Martin

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1 case in stock

12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£235.00
  • €269.31
  • $301.98
  • $HK2,354.00

(approx)

87 NM Order
information 2013

Château Pontet Canet

"A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this biodynamically farmed vineyard (a rarity, but increasing in the Bordeaux viticulture), had tiny yields of 15 hectoliters per hectare. This doesn’t translate into super concentration, but this is certainly an outstanding effort in an extremely difficult vintage. The wine has a dense purple color, and classic creme de cassis, licorice and mocha and espresso roast notes that Pontet-Canet has displayed recently. The wine is medium-bodied, possesses excellent purity, equilibrium and sweet, but noticeable tannin. This is by no means at the level of the great vintages that have been so common of late from this incredible property on the Plateau of Pauillac across from Mouton Rothschild, but it’s certainly one of the vintage’s more noteworthy efforts. Give it 2-3 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 15 or so years." - Robert Parker

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5 cases in stock

12 x 75cl 5 IB
OWC
£600.00
  • €687.60
  • $771.00
  • $HK6,010.20

(approx)

90-92 RP Order
information 2014

Château Leoville Poyferre

"The 2014 Léoville Poyferré has a very complex bouquet with blackberry, bilberry, crushed stone, cedar and hints of violet. It is extremely focused, intense rather than overtly powerful. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp and generous, conveying much more tension and precision than the Léoville Las-Cases. It gradually fans out in the second half with real mineralité, quite profound in the context of the vintage. Outstanding. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting." - Neal Martin

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5 cases in stock

6 x 75cl 5 IB
OWC
£280.00
  • €320.88
  • $359.80
  • $HK2,804.76

(approx)

95 NM Order
information 2014

Château Batailley

"The 2014 Batailley has an attractive bouquet, lilting scents of redcurrant and raspberry coulis, quite floral and very precise. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, good depth and body, rounded for Batailley and less austere than usual. It feels closed towards the finish, tight-lipped, but there is certainly grip and presence here. It will require several years in bottle before it can show its true potential, but there is a sense of class to this Batailley that I suspect will become more evident with maturity. Tasted twice with consistent notes." - Neal Martin

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7 cases in stock

12 x 75cl 7 IB
OWC
£320.00
  • €366.72
  • $411.20
  • $HK3,205.44

(approx)

91+ NM Order
information 2014

Château Grand Puy Lacoste

"The 2014 Grand-Puy Lacoste has a bouquet with blackberry, boysenberry, mint and graphite, well defined and focused. It does not have to try too hard to give so much pleasure. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, very crisp acidity, beautifully proportioned with a veneer of top quality new oak that will need three or four years to be fully subsumed. But the purity and elegance of this Pauillac cannot be denied – a quite brilliant contribution to the 2014 vintage. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting." - Neal Martin

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1 case in stock

12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£460.00
  • €527.16
  • $591.10
  • $HK4,607.82

(approx)

95 NM Order
information 2015

Château Petrus (in OWC)

"When I asked winemaker Olivier Berrouet about his greatest challenges in 2015, he replied, “Our biggest challenge is to avoid all the temptations you can have in the vineyard and in the cellar. You can go too far. With our job, if you go too far, you can’t go back. Little steps are best.” His comments eloquently explain the immense pressure of handling a seemingly pressure-less vintage like 2015 in Pomerol. But, with the devil in all the many details that are involved in the pursuit of wine perfection, if anyone has that devil by the horns, it is this incredibly talented young winemaker.

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Petrus (bottled in mid-July 2017) opens in its own time to reveal crushed black cherries, warm plums, mulberries and cedar chest suggestions with touches of anise, lavender, beef drippings and wild thyme plus a waft of crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with generous, exuberant, wonderfully layered red, black and perfumed blue fruits contrasted beautifully by very ripe, very fine-grained and very firm tannins plus an ethereal line of seamless acid, finishing long and minerally. Olivier Berrouet and his team have knocked it out of the park in 2015. Look for this Pétrus to build and unfold over the next 20 years and confidently cellar this legend for 40+ years." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

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4 cases in stock

1 x 75cl 4 IB
OWC
£3,500.00
  • €4,011.00
  • $4,497.50
  • $HK35,059.50

(approx)

100 WA Order
information 2015

Château Lafleur

"The 2015 Lafleur has a quite brilliant bouquet, supremely well defined with extraordinarily pure blackberry, cranberry, cold stone and light floral (rose petal) aromas that are beautifully defined. It is only with aeration that it develops that marine tincture that I picked up on out of barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with an intense opening: layers of blackberry, raspberry coulis, bay leaf and hints of black truffle. This is a multidimensional Lafleur with an arching structure and yet manages to maintain stunning focus and precision on the finish. This is going to be one of the great Lafleur wines to rank alongside the likes of the 1982 and 2000. Heavenly. Anticipated maturity: 2025 - 2055." - Neal Martin

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4 cases in stock

6 x 75cl 4 IB
OWC
£6,250.00
  • €7,162.50
  • $8,031.25
  • $HK62,606.25

(approx)

99 NM Order
information 2016

Château Branaire Ducru

"The 2016 Branaire Ducru has a fragrant bouquet of plush blackberry and graphite aromas, hints of bilberry and briar developing in the glass. The medium-bodied palate is quite succulent and multilayered, offering supple tannin and gentle grip on the finish. Real potential here. One of the best Branaire Ducru in recent years. Chapeau!" - Neal Martin

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1 case in stock

12 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£460.00
  • €527.16
  • $591.10
  • $HK4,607.82

(approx)

93 NM Order
information 2016

Château Canon

"The 2016 Canon has the unenviable task of following the astonishing 2015, and it does a damn good job, even if it doesn’t reach the same ethereal heights. There is a pleasing strictness and poise on the nose; this is less immediate than the 2015, yet intellectual, a Canon that expresses its terroir rather than tons of fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, a smooth texture and a slightly savory but persistent finish, which feels a little plusher than the 2015, implying that this might drink a little earlier. But there is unquestionably immense breeding locked into this rejuvenated Saint-Émilion, which is now firmly ensconced among the top-flight Right Banks." - Neal Martin

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19 cases offered en primeur

6 x 75cl 19 IB
OWC
£890.00
  • €1,019.94
  • $1,143.65
  • $HK8,915.13

(approx)

97 NM Order
information 2016

Marie Jeanne de Château Carmes Haut Brion

"The 2016 Les Carmes Haut-Brion was deeply impressive out of barrel. Now in bottle, does it meet my admittedly high expectations? Yes. Quite deep in color, it delivers the same intense and disarmingly pure bouquet it exhibited during en primeur, offering blackberry, kirsch, fig and pressed iris flowers and wonderful delineation. The palate is medium-bodied, the new oak still prominent but sutured into the fabric of the fruit. There is a discreet sprinkling of cracked black pepper, and the finish is controlled and correct when it might easily have overreached with something more brash. This will age with style, but be warned, it will require several years in the cellar." - Allen Meadows

Size of Glass Case : 32,5 cm long x 21,5 cm Large x 21,5 cm Height
Size of Carton : 44 cm long x 33 cm Large x 33 cm Height
Weight of bouteille (alone) : 3,7 kg
Total Weight (Bottle & Case) : 8 kg
1 / About the Content :
- Aged specially 5 additional months in inert container to optimize its ageing, thus a total of 27 months.
2 / About the bottle:
- Important investment in a unique mold to revive the Marie Jeanne.
- History: The Marie Jeanne was an emblematic container of Bordeaux at the beginning of the XXth century, this unique bottle with a capacity, in Bordeaux of 2.25 L was originally designed to offer the wine a longer life expectancy. It has been replaced over time by finer bottles facilitating transportation
- Ultra-light glass to respect the environment and carbon footprint,
- Homothetic bottle (as high as wide) to optimize the wine preservation
- A specific cork – custom size and tested against cork taint,
- Wax ring that replaces the capsule to optimize and limit the supply of oxygen to the wine and thus optimize its guard,
- Engraved anti counterfeit bottle, only 750 specimens for the world (only 550 released).
3 / About the luxury box:
- Box allowing the Marie Jeanne to be levitating at 22 degrees in order to recreate the ageing conditions "plug on the side" during the second year of aging in barrels - air bubble at the top and cork 100% submerged
- Unique glass custom-box
- Scratch resistant and anti-reflective box allowing exposure to light
4 / About the packaging:
- The box is packed in a scratch resistant plastic film, put in a cradle of foam to protect it from shocks and finally placed in a 3 layered cardboard (very thick) for a safe transport.
5 / The extras:
- Lifetime Warranty: A number of Marie Jeanne are kept to replace those showing a problem approved by the estate.

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1 case in stock

1 x 225cl 1 IB
OC
£1,425.00
  • €1,633.05
  • $1,831.13
  • $HK14,274.23

(approx)

96 NM Order
information 2016

Château Canon

"The 2016 Canon has the unenviable task of following the astonishing 2015, and it does a damn good job, even if it doesn’t reach the same ethereal heights. There is a pleasing strictness and poise on the nose; this is less immediate than the 2015, yet intellectual, a Canon that expresses its terroir rather than tons of fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, a smooth texture and a slightly savory but persistent finish, which feels a little plusher than the 2015, implying that this might drink a little earlier. But there is unquestionably immense breeding locked into this rejuvenated Saint-Émilion, which is now firmly ensconced among the top-flight Right Banks." - Neal Martin

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7 cases in stock

12 x 75cl 7 IB
OWC
£1,700.00
  • €1,948.20
  • $2,184.50
  • $HK17,028.90

(approx)

97 NM Order
information 2016

Château La Mission Haut Brion

"The 2016 La Mission Haut-Brion was stunning from barrel, and now in bottle. It has a sublime bouquet of blackberries, briar and hints of dark chocolate and rose petals that gain intensity with aeration while maintaining ethereal delineation. It never steps on the accelerator too hard. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. There is still a veneer of new oak that will need to be assimilated over the coming years. This is a deep La Mission that caresses the mouth. Touches of graphite lingering on a finish that fans out gloriously. Is the 2016 up there with the 1955 or 1989? Nearly." - Neal Martin

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10 cases in stock

6 x 75cl 10 IB
OWC
£1,975.00
  • €2,263.35
  • $2,537.88
  • $HK19,783.58

(approx)

99 NM Order
information 2016

Château Lafleur

"The 2016 Lafleur is a deeply serious Pomerol that is going to need considerable cellaring. Almost opaque in the glass, it has an almost overwhelmingly intense bouquet of blackberry, oyster shell and touches of graphite; quite strict, just as it showed at en primeur, and utterly compelling. The palate is medium-bodied with edgy tannin. A typically masculine Lafleur delivering firm grip, a lot of backbone and depth, wonderful mineralité and a persistent saline finish with the length of War and Peace. Cellar this Lafleur for at least 15 years if you want to witness it firing on all cylinders." - Neal Martin

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5 cases in stock
2 cases in transit – arriving shortly

6 x 75cl 7 IB
OWC
£5,700.00
  • €6,532.20
  • $7,324.50
  • $HK57,096.90

(approx)

98+ NM Order
information 2017

Château Figeac

"The 2017 Figeac was picked from 7 September to 3 October at 22hl/ha (average across frosted and non-frosted parcels) with 13.5° alcohol. It has a deep purple hue. The bouquet is very well defined, quite strict at first with well-behaved blackberry, raspberry, pressed rose petals and just a touch of violet. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine backbone, fresh in the mouth with a sense of energy, quite precise and linear with a pinch of spice towards the finish, a little graphite lingering on the aftertaste. This is unapologetically classic in style and whilst it might be over-shadowed by the sensational 2015 and 2016 Figeac, this is an impressive follow-up to that might pair that has really put Figeac back on the map." - Neal Martin

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7 cases offered en primeur

6 x 75cl 7 IB
OWC
£730.00
  • €836.58
  • $938.05
  • $HK7,312.41

(approx)

93-95 NM Order
information 2017

Château Lynch Bages

"The 2017 Lynch Bages was picked from 18 September with the young Merlot vines and finishing on 30 September. It was cropped at around 50hl/ha. It is aged in 75% new oak for 18 months. It offers good intensity on the nose, not as precise or as mineral-driven as the 2016 last year, with cedar and pencil shaving infusing the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very refined, a touch of white pepper and cedar with impressive depth on the finish. This will be an approachable Lynch Bages, probably pre-destined to be overshadowed by the magnificent (if nascent) 2016 but it will certainly give 20 to 25 years of drinking pleasure. Tasted four times with consistent notes." - Neal Martin

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9 cases offered en primeur

12 x 75cl 9 IB
OWC
£880.00
  • €1,008.48
  • $1,130.80
  • $HK8,814.96

(approx)

91-93 NM Order
information 2017

Vieux Chateau Certan

"The 2017 Vieux Château Certan was picked in three passages through the vineyard, 12 and 13 September, 18 and 19 September and finally 25 September to 2 October. The yields are 37hl/ha with 14.2° alcohol and a 3.75 pH. It is the first vintage to contain Cabernet Sauvignon for several years. It has a very pure, Merlot-driven bouquet with black cherries, redcurrant and wild strawberry scents, just a hint of iris and incense in the background. The 70% new oak is nicely integrated here. The palate is medium-bodied with edgy tannin, a deep well of black and red fruit interwoven with allspice, truffle, white pepper and a little sage. This Vieux Château Certan manifests more complexity and profundity as it aerates, delivering genuine, spine-tingling mineralité on the persistent finish. It gains even more precision when I return to the property to re-taste it again. Tasted twice, ten days apart at the property." - Neal Martin

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2 cases offered en primeur

6 x 75cl 2 IB
OWC
£1,032.00
  • €1,182.67
  • $1,326.12
  • $HK10,337.54

(approx)

94-96 NM Order
information 1996

Château d'Yquem

"Tasted single blind at Farr’s 2005 dinner in Hong Kong. It is a while since I last tasted this vintage. Like before, the nose is tightly coiled and demands coaxing from the glass, but eventually it yields and offers a lovely bouquet of wild honey, honeysuckle, lemon curd and barleysugar. The palate is more tensile then I remember on the entry, with a keen thread of acidity and notes of mandarin, Seville orange, tinned apricot and honey, hints of almond sprinkled over the finish. It does not quite have the complexity of a top flight Yquem, but it is still a great Sauternes for long-term consideration. Tasted November 2011." - Neal Martin

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1 case in stock

6 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£1,250.00
  • €1,432.50
  • $1,606.25
  • $HK12,521.25

(approx)

95 NM Order
information 1996

Château d'Yquem

"Tasted single blind at Farr’s 2005 dinner in Hong Kong. It is a while since I last tasted this vintage. Like before, the nose is tightly coiled and demands coaxing from the glass, but eventually it yields and offers a lovely bouquet of wild honey, honeysuckle, lemon curd and barleysugar. The palate is more tensile then I remember on the entry, with a keen thread of acidity and notes of mandarin, Seville orange, tinned apricot and honey, hints of almond sprinkled over the finish. It does not quite have the complexity of a top flight Yquem, but it is still a great Sauternes for long-term consideration. Tasted November 2011." - Neal Martin

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1 case in stock

12 x 37.5cl 1 IB
OWC
£1,250.00
  • €1,432.50
  • $1,606.25
  • $HK12,521.25

(approx)

95 NM Order
information 2014

Le Petit Cheval Blanc

"The 2014 Le Petit Cheval Blanc, the first release to be commercialized, has a crisp and well-defined bouquet with scents of linden, yellow flowers and citrus fruit. Certainly there are no pyrazine elements here that Pierre-Olivier Clouet told me that he wanted to avoid. The palate is taut and linear, the acidity noticeable, conveying a light marine influence towards the finish with lip-smacking salinity on the aftertaste. It is a neutral style of Bordeaux Blanc that deftly disguises the oak. It is an impressive wine, though I wager that it will be even more so once the Sémillon comes on board in 2018." - Neal Martin

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1 case in stock

3 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£500.00
  • €573.00
  • $642.50
  • $HK5,008.50

(approx)

91 NM Order
information 2014

Château d'Yquem

"The Château Yquem 2014 was picked over 9 weeks this year, with one-quarter of the grapes picked prior to 15 September. It delivers 134 grams per liter residual sugar and 7.3 grams per liter tartaric acid, with a pH 3.60. It has a captivating bouquet (I know...I know...what else were you expecting) But it entrances with its pure, wild honey notes mixed with almond and white chocolate scents, bestowed with beguiling delineation and focus. The palate is very poised with the acidity nigh on perfect. Occasionally an Yquem only reveals its components parts at this early juncture, necessitates conjecture. However the 2014 has a sense of harmony and completeness already, as if the élevage is merely there to usher it on to its finished state. There is undeniably great depth here, perhaps less conspicuous than other vintages because of that silver thread of acidity: notes of lemon sherbet, orange zest, shaved ginger and again, a few "flakes' of white chocolate. It is extremely long with tenderness rather than power on the finish. It's not quite up there in the rarefied heights of say, the 2001 or 2009, but it is what we call in the trade, "the business."" - Neal Martin

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6 x 75cl 1 IB
OWC
£1,287.50
  • €1,475.48
  • $1,654.44
  • $HK12,896.89

(approx)

96-98 NM Order
information 1990

DRC, Romanee St Vivant Grand Cru

"An expressive and notably ripe nose features complex and well-layered aromas of Vosne spice, earth and moderate secondary nuance is followed by big and relatively powerful medium-bodied robust flavors that show good muscle but no rusticity on the mouth coating and lingering finish that exhibits just a hint of dryness. While this presently displays only a bit of the classic RSV velvet, I would expect this character to become more pronounced with age. Note that while I don't believe there is much, if any, remaining upside development potential, 1990 should be an exceptionally long-lived vintage for this wine. Multiple and consistent notes." - Allen Meadows

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1 x 75cl 1 IB
£2,600.00
  • €2,979.60
  • $3,341.00
  • $HK26,044.20

(approx)

92 AM Order
information 1990

DRC, La Tache 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

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1 x 75cl 1 IB
£4,950.00
  • €5,672.70
  • $6,360.75
  • $HK49,584.15

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99 AM Order