Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Italy's north-western Piedmont region. This aristocratic red has its vineyards situated in the Langhe, on the right-hand side of the Tanaro river and extending from the area north-east of Alba to the communes of Barbaresco, Nieve and Treiso. The dominant variety grown is Nebbiolo, but Dolcetto and Barbera also play a part. The vines are generally grown on limestone-rich marl soils. similar to the Tortonium soils of the Barolo and La Morra areas in Barolo. Similar to its more famous sibling Barolo, Barbaresco is made from 100% Nebbiolo and shares its cult status as one of the finest wines in the world.
Price: £79.00 (2 in Stock)
Verdelho Colheita Madeira (H/Litre, 50cl) Includes gift box as illustrated
***Silver Medal – Decanter 2015***
***Silver Medal – IWSC 2015
This Verdelho has a clear, light golden colour. On the nose, lemon marmalade, lemon grass honey and notes of brandy. On the palate, medium dry, very fresh and vibrant with well-balanced acidity and residual sugar.
Cellarage & Serving
This wine should be stored upright in a dark room with constant temperature, ideally no higher than 16ºC. Decanting is not necessary, but will help remove any deposit that may have occurred in bottle over time. It has been bottled ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.
Price: £59.99 (6 in Stock)
Pauillac 5eme Cru Classe
The 1998 Chateau Batailley has turned out well, Bell pepper nose, later on cassis and blackcurrant , forest floor; very balanced on the palate, herbs and spices; some eucalyptus and mince; tannins completely resolved; seems to be at peak now; long finish; superb claret. VWP May 2019 TC
Price: £59.95 (6 in Stock)
Pauillac 5th Growth Classification
Price: £94.77 (1 in Stock)
Pauillac, 5th Growth Classification
From the good 1998 vintage, the Croizet Bages has a dark ruby-hued colour. The Croizet Bages reveals a moderately intense nose of cedar, roasted herbs, sweet cherry and currant fruit, damp earth, and fresh mushrooms. This medium-bodied, elegant Pauillac possesses good acidity as well as soft tannins.
Price: £49.95 (1 in Stock)
Pauillac 5me Cru Classe
The 1998 Grand Puy Lacoste is pure crème de cassis, licorice and spice are all present in this wine from Xavier Borie. Medium to full-bodied and ripe, with sweet tannin and a nicely textured mouthfeel, this is a beauty that should continue to drink well for another 15 or so years.
Price: £89.00 (1 in Stock)
Haut Medoc, 3rd Growth Classification
This is a very fine La Lagune. A deep garnet core with tawny rim, the nose straightlaced with cedar, smoke, a touch of cranberry and a little cracked black pepper. The palate is medium-bodied, dry and solid, firm and stoic. Good weight on the finish, and a lingering tobacco aftertaste. Drinking now.
Price: £79.95 (7 in Stock)
Medoc, Cru Bourgeois
From the good 1998 vintage, the Chateau La Tour de By has a slightly diffuse, tobacco scented nose followed by a palate of moderate concentration with cedar and tobacco. Quite a soft texture but with vibrant acidity.
Price: £38.95 (24 in Stock)
Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe
***98 Parker Points***
In a less than perfect Medoc vintage, the 1998 Chateau Lafite has been spectacular since birth, putting on more weight and flesh over the last year. This opaque purple-coloured 1998 is close to perfection. The spectacular nose of lead pencil, smokey, mineral, and black currant fruit soars majestically from the glass. The wine is elegant yet profoundly rich, revealing the essence of Lafite's character. The tannin is sweet, and the wine is spectacularly layered yet never heavy. The finish is sweet, super-rich, yet impeccably balanced and long (50+ seconds).
Price: £795.00 (1 in Stock)
Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe
Many regard Latour as the greatest of Bordeaux's Premier Crus. The 1998 Chateau Latour is a refined, elegant offering with a dark ruby colour, sweet cassis fruit, attractive fat, surprisingly soft tannin, and a good finish. There is firmness and muscle in the background, but this is not an enormous or powerful Latour. However, it is very pure, with the vineyard's mineral/black fruit character presented in a medium-weight format.
Price: £445.00 (1 in Stock)