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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 (11 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 (241 in Stock)

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1996 Pocas Port

Vintage Port

Full red. Very rich of ripe red fruits. Notes rock-rose and violets. Full bodied and rich the palate, showing a remarkable, long lasting and persistent finish.

Price: £74.95 (3 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 (96 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 (12 in Stock)

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Chateau Duhart Milon Rothschild , 1996

Pauillac 4th Growth Classification

*** 92 Points Wine Advocate ****

Reviews
"The 1996 Duhart-Milon-Rothschild is aging in wonderful fashion, to wit, a straight down the fairway Pauilliac. Now at 20 years of age, it has developed a fresh and very brine-scented bouquet with plenty of undergrowth and bell pepper aromas. You could almost imagine a bit of Loire Cabernet Franc in here! The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry, impressive body and backbone, likewise more than enough freshness on the structured finish laced with white pepper and bell pepper. Very classic in style, this is a Duhart for traditionalists, but I for one appreciate its style.

Price: £129.00 (7 in Stock)

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Chateau Leoville Poyferre, 1996

St Julien 2me Cru Classe

*** 93 Points - Robert Parker ***



"This fabulous 1996 was tasted three times from bottle, and it is unquestionably the finest wine produced by this estate since their blockbuster 1990. Medium to full-bodied, with a saturated black/purple color, the nose offers notes of cedar, jammy black fruits, smoke, truffles, and subtle new oak. In the mouth, there is impressive fruit extraction, a tannic, full-bodied structure, and a classic display of power and finesse. The longer it sat in the glass, the more impressive the wine became. Backward, and massive in terms of its extract and richness, this should prove to be a sensational Leoville-Poyferre for drinking over the next three decades.

Price: £149.00 (24 in Stock)

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Chateau Marquis de Terme , 1996

Margaux, 4th Growth Classification

A very tannic, structured wine with an opaque purple color and a sweet creme de cassis nose intermixed with damp earth, vanilla, and licorice, this relatively massive wine has mouth-searing levels of tannin, medium body, and a very backward style that will require considerable patience from its buyers.

Price: £89.00 (10 in Stock)

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Chateau Phelan Segur, 1996

St Estephe, Cru Grand Bourgeois Exceptional

This well-made Cru Bourgeois exhibits a dark ruby color, and a round, attractive nose of black currants, raspberries, and earth. Medium-bodied, with sweet tannin and good purity.

Price: £94.95 (12 in Stock)

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Chateau Potensac, 1996

Medoc

The Chateau Potensac 1996 has plenty of cassis, leaf and cedar to begin with. The wine is fresh and gains in the glass. The fruits have a ripe, creamy edge from the vintage but the wine remains savoury and true. It has ample structure beneath the flesh and is still drinking nicely. A beautiful mature older Medoc.

Price: £69.95 (12 in Stock)

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