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Ryst-Dupeyon Armagnac, 1996

Ryst Dupeyron Reserve Joseph Millesime vintage Armagnac
50cl bottle

The 1996 Dupeyron Armagnac is the expression of a single year and has a unique character associated with the year and the cask in which it has been stored. These vintages are bottled at the alcohol level in which they naturally come out of the cask. There is a wonderful contrast between the sweet and sour flavours of wood, amplified by the strong alcoholic degree. Rich palate feeling the alcohol and the concentration of dry plums, spicy with persistent flavour of rancio and of spices, but round, soft and long in the finish. The tannins are very present, but full-bodied and round.

The Maison Ryst-Dupeyon was founded by Joseph Dupeyron in 1905.

Price: £68.95 (7 in Stock)

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1992 Burmester Port, 1996

Vintage Port
In Branded Gift Box

This 1996 Burmester Vintage Port from the fabulous 1996 Port Vintage has outstanding provenance! This bottle has been stored at the Burmester cellars on Porto since bottling until it was acquired by us earlier this year.

The 1996 Burmester is a beautiful mature tawny colour. On the nose it has cocoa, chocolate together with a hint of mint. On the palate this is quite complex - medium bodied with a perfect balance between the acidity, tannins and flavours, there is a little spiciness in the mouth that adds to the experience. Long, long finish. This is in a good place and should hold well for the next decade or so.

Price: £59.95 (126 in Stock)

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J W Hart, 1996

Colheita Single Harvest Port
Magnum (1.5l)

This 1996 J W Hart Tawny Colheita is elegant and complex. An amalgamation of rich flavours is marked by the presence of dried fruits, with a burst of freshness in red cherries enhanced by an exuberant note of spice. Perfect for pairing with an exquisite salted caramel tart.

Price: £119.00 (4 in Stock)

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J W Hart, 1996

Colhieta Single Harvest Port

This 1996 J W Hart Tawny Colheita is elegant and complex. An amalgamation of rich flavours is marked by the presence of dried fruits, with a burst of freshness in red cherries enhanced by an exuberant note of spice. Perfect for pairing with an exquisite salted caramel tart.

Price: £39.95 (22 in Stock)

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1996 Barros Port

Vintage Port
Special Offer | Was £79.95 | Now £59.95

Excellent provenance - library release from Barros.

The 1996 Vintage Port from Barros has a wonderful intensity of colour and is full of floral aromas and rich, sweet fruits. The opulent palate explodes with black and red fruit, complexity and structure wrapped in a deep elegance through to an endless finish.
Drink now- 2030+

These bottles have been stored in the Barros cellars until release to us in 2020. The bottles are in perfect condition.

Price: £59.95 (223 in Stock)

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1996 Taylor's Port , 1996

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port -HALF BOTTLE 37.5 cl

Very typical Taylor's style on the nose, rather reserved, spicy and stylish fruit. Gentle, and a lovely silkiness to at the start. Fine fruit, very stylish composition. Appropriate grip and texture. Lots of tannin evident on a second taste. This is rather good. From a Port Styles tasting. 16.5-17+/20 (Wine Doctor 2007).

Price: £39.95 (91 in Stock)

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Aglianico, 1996

del Vulture, Armando Martino

The real magic of Aglianico appears to the patient. Just like its Northern Italian stable-mate Nebbiolo (the only grape allowed in majestic Barolo and Barbaresco), well-made Aglianico wines really don’t start to come into their best until 10 or so years of age. The time softens the wines firm tannic structure and enamel-removing acidity revealing lush layers of sweetened fruit and dried floral aromas intermixed with dusty and spiced smoke savory flavors.

Price: £39.00 (2 in Stock)

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Barros Port, 1996

Colheita Port

Vivid golden colour. Rich and elegant nose, combining the dried fruits aromas with the aromatic wood notes. Soft and silky in the taste, full with ripe figs and sweet flavours. A sensation of depth, in an elegant and distinctive style. Perfect and overwhelming finish.

Colheita, or single harvest ports, are aged in the barrel. Contrast this with vintage ports which are aged in the bottle and only have a short drinking window after opening. Colheita ports have had air working on them through the cask during all the years of aging, giving them a open-life of a month or longer. Lighter and more delicate than vintage ports,

Price: £54.95 (120 in Stock)

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Chateau Beausite, 1996

Berry Brothers front Label

The 1996 Beau-site has notes of wood, leather, cedar, lead, blackcurrant. Grippy tannins and good acidity. Fully mature - drink now.

Price: £59.95 (10 in Stock)

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Chateau d'Armailhac, 1996

Pauillac, 5th Growth classification

From the very good 1996 vintage, the Chateau d'Armailhac has a ripe, fleshy nose of cooked meats, red-berried fruit, leather and roasted herbs. The wine is medium-bodied, and a mature gamey palate. A little cigar box and firm tannin - good finish.

Price: £119.00 (4 in Stock)

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