Elio Grasso 'Vigna Chiniera' Gavarini
lio Grasso is making monumental wines with great balance and classic varietal character. Split between the worlds of new wave and traditonal Piemontese winemaking Elio has been able to fuse the two incorporating the best of both. Micro-oxygenation and large oak barrels give the wine more suppleness, more depth, smoothness without giving up the fruit or terroir of Barolo. Simply stunning wines. The Gavarini is more aromatic and ethereal
Price: £94.00 (12 in Stock)
This 1998 wine comes from the Calatayud region in Spain which is known for its big and bold red wines – mainly made from Garnacha grapes. Its aromas and flavours involve dark berried fruits enveloped in spicy undertones. Soft on the palate with silky tannins and lovely balance, rich cranberry notes carry through to a subtle savoury note on the finish.
Price: £29.95 (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 (1 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 (17 in Stock)
St Julien, 3rd Growth Classification
90-92 Points Wine Journal
"A great Langoa - nose slowly opening up. Dark black fruits with masses of pencil-lead aromas. Good depth with structured inky black fruits. This is an excellent well-made wine. Tasted May 2000." Neil Martin, Wine Journal
Price: £89.00 (12 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)
St Emilion Grand Cru
The 1998 still reveals an unmistakable similarity to the famed Pomerol, Lafleur. Kirsch liqueur, spice, and mineral notes are the hallmarks of this wine, which combines breed, power, and elegance. Supple tannin, a medium-bodied, plush texture, and fine purity characterize this delicious, complex, stylish St.-Emilion.
Price: £89.00 (12 in Stock)
The 1998 chateau Senejac is light and bright, then building a little more interest - stays defined and juicy, very well done, if not the most concentrated, it has an attractively lively weave of fruit, tannin and acidity.
Price: £28.95 (8 in Stock)
Sauternes 1er Cru Classe
‘A beautiful, slightly golden yellow, this wine is still very young to express much on the initial nose. After swirling, and even more so after a few minutes in the glass, there come scents of citrus, raisins and also more floral aromas with delicate lime flower. These are still early days and time is needed for these impressions to develop. In the mouth the great quality and potential are obvious. The attack is round, and the volume quickly fills the whole mouth. What sweetness and what pleasure - with just enough acidity. Flavours of mandarin, apricot, fruit paste, then the vanillary, lightly grilled notes associated with the long élevage in barrel.
Price: £335.00 (6 in Stock)
Vieux Mas des Papes
The 1998 Vieux Mas des Papes is drinking very well right now- earthy nose, rich fruit. Leather and resolved tannins, has the fruit to hold on a few more years and the tannins would continue to develop
Price: £59.95 (6 in Stock)