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1996 Fonseca Port

Guimaraens Single Quinta Vintage Port (Price includes a solid oak gift box with silk liner as illustrated)

Tasting note:
Complex and elegant bottle matured bouquet. Plum and cherry fruit with spicy, aromatic background. Lean, stylish wine with good structure. Fresh, firm finish that holds well.
Reviews
"It is not without reason that Fonseca is described as the Margaux of the Douro; its wines have a femininity and grace that never flatter to deceive. The 1996 Single Quinta is a perfect example; combining fresh aromatics and layers of berry fruit flavours with a firm but unobtrusive tannic structure. Enormously concentrated, and perfectly balanced this wine is archetypical Fonseca." Parker, buyers Guide.

Price: £49.95 (1 in Stock)

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Barbera del Monferrato, 1996

Tenuta Gaiano

Barbera del Monferrato is a wine of prestige, rich colors that refer generally to the ruby purple, just what clothes cardinals; the bouquet is ample and composite, with fruity notes of blackberry, cherry, strawberry and red fruit jam and spicy aromas reminiscent of cinnamon, vanilla, green pepper.

Price: £39.00 (1 in Stock)

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Barros Port, 1996

Vintage Port SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl

This is an old Tawny Port from a single year, matured in cask for at least 8 years before bottling. This is a honeyed, raisin-scented nutty Port, elegant and pungent in style, with a full-flavoured, warm palate.

Price: £49.95 (10 in Stock)

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Blandys Madeira, 1996

Malmsey Colheita Madeira

Blandys Colheita Madeira is aged in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, whereby the wine is gently heated by warm air in the lofts of the company’s south-facing lodge in Funchal. Over the years the casks are transferred from the top floor to the middle floor and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. The wine is regularly racked during the ageing process and is finally bottled when the desired balance of maturity is reached. Blandys 1996 Malmsey Colheita Madeira 50cl is 100% Bual and is a medium rich style of Madeira.

*Bottled in 2011

Price: £41.99 (4 in Stock)

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Cabreo, 1996

Il Borgo - Tenimenti Ruffino

Shows aristocratic aromas and flavors of black fruits and earth, a polished, velvety character on the palate and firm tannins. Pairs well with roasted meats, game and aged cheeses.

Price: £59.00 (1 in Stock)

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Chateau Certan-de-may, 1996

Pomerol

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Moderately saturated medium red. Somewhat riper aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, smoke, tar, tobacco and pepper, plus a hint of green coffee beans. More intensely flavored and vinous than the '97; in a rather fruity style but a wine of modest sweetness. Finishes with tongue-dusting tannins and more length than the '97, but still betrays a slight greenness. (ST) (5/1998)

Price: £79.95 (2 in Stock)

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Chateau La Tour Carnet, 1996

Haut Medoc, 4th Growth Classification - Torn Label

A classified growth that remains somewhat under-the-radar. La Tour Carnet’s 1996 is made primarily from Cabernet Sauvignon blended with small percentages of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The dark ruby/plum colour is followed by a rich, lush, round, fully mature wine with low acidity, ripe fruit and a classic Bordeaux character.

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Chateau Labegorce-Zede, 1996

Margaux

The 1996 Château Labégorce-Zédé displays a clear medium intensity ruby red colour slowly turning into garnet. It reveals a maturing nose of tobacco, dark fruit and an herbal note. The palate is spicy with vanilla tones, high tannin, medium acidity and medium length. A nice claret.

Price: £42.95 (2 in Stock)

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Chateau Marbuzet, 1996

Saint Estephe

The 1996 Chateau Marbuzet has a dark ruby colour. Iron, game and deep red fruits fill the nose with exciting aromas. Plump, seductive flavors cover the palate with a hit of '96 acidity on the finish keeping everything balanced and in proper order. A bit of lavender makes its way into things after being exposed to air for 60 minutes.
Perfect now.

Price: £59.95 (1 in Stock)

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Chateau Pavie Decesse, 1996

St Emilion Grand Cru Classe

This estate has been rejuvenated thanks to the inspired leadership of Gerard Perse and it has never produced better wines. The 1996 has quantities of redcurrant fruit in the nose, along with earth and spice. This is a pleasant wine that is in its prime now and so will gain no benefit from additional cellaring.

Price: £59.95 (11 in Stock)

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