I attended a very exciting tasting and dinner last week at Zucca restaurant on Bermondsey Street. The theme was comparing 2009 and 2010 white and red Burgundy, which is particularly interesting as the two vintages have produced many wines which are lauded by just about everyone, though for very different reasons. Ripeness and generosity have always been the hallmarks of the 2009 vintage while purity and complexity have been those of the 2010 vintage. However, these are generalities and it was great to be able to taste 3 pairs of white Burgundies and 6 pairs of red Burgundies to gain a better understanding of the two vintages.
Tawny Ports are normally a blend of an average age (i.e. 10 Year Old, 20 Year Old, etc) so it is rare to see a single vintage tawny and even rarer to see one which has been aged for 60 years before bottling.
The release of Opus One every year is always exciting as it is such a popular wine globally. First produced in 1979 by Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild, it has become perhaps the most well-known and popular Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine to come out of the Napa Valley.
Domaine Leflaive has been producing some of the finest white wines from the best vineyards in Burgundy for decades. It is always a pleasure to drink their wines as they have an inimitable spicy character which makes them not only unique in Burgundy, but in the world as well.
A beautiful summer's day like today is not normally the best time to offer red Bordeaux but we thought this opportunity was too good to miss. We have just secured some Château du Tertre, Margaux 2009 which we can offer at less than £30 per bottle on the table. It is not often we come across well-scored, 2009 classed growth Margaux at anywhere near this price so please find below the offer:
Château du Tertre, Margaux 2009 - £274.40 IB per case of 12 bottles
We are pleased to offer the brilliant Sassicaia 2012, at what we believe is the best price in the market.
The 2012 vintage has just been scored 99 out of a 100 by the Wine Enthousiast, surpassing the legendary 2004, 2008 and 2010.
9 cases of 6x75cl Sassicaia 2012 at £480 per case in bond.