This wine is made from grapes harvested in various vineyards located on hills in the Valpolicella zone (Mezzane and Tregnago hills). Different sources and different grape varieties are important to obtain well-balanced wines with the fine structure that only a few single areas in the Valpolicella zone can provide. Notes: Color: strong ruby red. Clear and transparent. Bouquet: notes of vanilla and ethereal airs depending on the period of aging in the barrel; notes of sweet fruits such as currants, blueberries, cherries depending on the varieties of grapes. Flavor: wine with a velvety, raisiny character combined with the structure and typical stylish bitterness to give it good balance.
Price: £185.00 (3 in Stock)
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: £89.00 (1 in Stock)
Marchesi di Barolo
This 1983 Barbera del Monferrato has a deep ruby hue and a bouquet of ripe plum and cherries, often piqued by a hint of black pepper. Barbera-based wines are known for retaining a balanced acidity even in warmer vintages, making them an ideal partner to tomato-based dishes. These wines are lower in tannin, making them more approachable in their early years. Barbera from Monferrato differs from that made in Asti or Alba in both its provenance and style. Where Alba and Asti produce strongly structured wines, their Monferrato equivalents are more aromatic and often a little less robust.
Price: £49.00 (3 in Stock)
Vintage Armagnac (Comes in original Lustrac Box as illustrated)
Baron de Lustrac is a small traditional éleveur specialising in fine old Armagnac vintages. Their extensive range is sourced from neighbouring estates in the Tenereze and Mas Armagnac regions and they keep an ageing and bottling chais near Magnan, in the Bas Armagnac region.
All Armagnacs are aged in 420ltr oak barrels and sold as single vintages. The grapes used are all harvested from the one particular year, and will only be distilled if the conditions were particularly good. Perfect for big birthdays or as a special drink for the connoisseur as they truly are a fine example of the very best Armagnacs around.
Price: £95.00 (2 in Stock)
Du Chateau Lacaze , Vintage Armagnac (Price includes a dark mocha leather effect gift box with silk liner as illustrated)
Thick and exotic nose with rich vanilla notes, lavender syrup, marzipan coated stewed apples. Sweet orange cordial and Jaffa Cake jelly.
The palate is filled with plenty of floral notes (lavender) but after this has subsided there is a smooth spice and rich dark chocolate and cherry note like eating a huge chunk of Black Forest gateaux. With its depth of floral flavour this can best be described as a gentle giant.
Price: £79.95 (2 in Stock)
Podere Il Poggiolo
Brunello de Montalcino is one of Italys most famous and most expensive red wines. It is produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino located about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Florence in the Tuscany wine region. Brunello, roughly translated as "nice dark one" is the unofficial name of the clone of Sangiovese used in production.
Price: £99.00 (1 in Stock)
The 1983 is an interesting wine, with tertiary notes just starting to come through. Believe it or not, there was some fruit that began to sneak out after the wine was open and in a decanter for about an hour and a half. The fruit involved includes dusty black cherries carried over a mushroom, forest floor, and pencil lead background.
Price: £34.95 (4 in Stock)
one of the most famous sweet wines from Barsac: Chateau Coutet. The 1983 will be fully mature, and matches well with cheeses.
Price: £89.95 (1 in Stock)
Pessac-Leognan First Growth Classification
"The fully mature 1983 is a very good wine that has fine depth, rich, soft, fat, lush fruit, and a good measure of soft tannins in the finish. The overall impression is of a forward, ripe, and voluptuous wine". Robert Parker 3rd Edition
Price: £345.00 (1 in Stock)
The 1983 chateau Lannessan is still holding on with a fair amount of life in it. Wonderful nose with cedar and tobacco notes at the forefront. Classic Bordeaux flavors - still a beautiful color, nice fruit, lots of graphite and cassis and a lingering finish.
Price: £44.95 (1 in Stock)