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.
As you probably know by now, we are huge fans of La Rioja Alta so we are extremely pleased to offer the latest and perhaps best vintage ever of La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904: the 2005.
The 2005 is a great successor to the 2004 and 2001 which were both very popular indeed. The 2005 vintage might just have the edge on the two former vintages but it is very hard to compare, with each vintage having its own personality.
Today we can offer probably the most anticipated release of the campaign: Château Lafite. At £1400 IB per case of 6 bottles, this is the least expensive quality vintage on the market by some margin. Physical vintages of comparable quality are offered from £1600 per case of 6 bottles (2012) to £2600 per case of 6 bottles (2008).
Chateau Margaux has released its Grand and Second Vin today. As expected, they have released the Grand Vin at the same price as Mouton and Haut Brion, making it yet another very compelling First Growth to buy now at £2320 per case.
Domaine Clarence Dillon have released today two of the star wines from 2014: Chateaux Haut Brion (£2320/case) & Mission Haut Brion (£1420/case). These were the last two wines we tried during our time in Bordeaux and what a send-off it was. The Haut Brion is supremely elegant with an incredibly long finish and the Mission Haut Brion showed its inimitable dark, spicy fruit on the nose but it is also made in a very elegant and focused style this year.
Château Lynch Bages has just released its 2014 vintage at £575 per case. They have made an extremely good wine this year which combines the ripe, dense and complex fruit of the estate with the lovely balance of the vintage.