*** 92 Points Mark Squires - Wine Advocate ***
Scoring an outstanding 92 Points Oscar and Claudia Quevedo have produced a gem of a 1996 Colhieta. The nose offers secondary nuances including caramel apple, maple, toffee, and pralines. On the palate it delivers lots of subtlety, is blessed with plenty of acidity and the finish is long and infused with nuts and caramelised flavours.
"The 1996 Colheita Port is a tawny bottled in 2013 with 114 grams per liter of residual sugar. Mostly a blend of the big three (Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz), this has 114 grams per liter of residual sugar.
Price: £44.95 (13 in Stock)
This wine is a mysterious phenomenon, a magical wine produced in extremely limited quantities and only in a few years each decade. It is the expression of a terroir and confirms something that is for me a deeply held belief. The Nacional is great because of the grapes and where they come from, not because of anything particular that we do. It has a unique personality, an extraordinary intensity and, even after many years of ageing, retains an astonishing youthfulness.
Price: £1650.00 (1 in Stock)
Cabernet Sauvignon, Maestro Raro - Berardenga
The grapes come from the vineyards Rancia Piccola and Poggiolo, the first also called Maestro Raro, adjacent and similar to that of Rancia. The best-known and most widely-planted red grape in the world, Cabernet Sauvignon, was planted here, right in the locus of the Felsina terroir at its most classic. First vintage 1987.
Price: £69.00 (4 in Stock)
Grand Cru, Domaine Georges Mugneret
The 1996 Ruchottes-Chambertin sees everything come together. Like so many Grand Crus from this vintage, it is evolving at a glacial pace. But there is tremendous structure and it might simply be a case of waiting a few more years for it to dispense with a slight toughness. How much patience do you have?
Displaying a medium-to-dark ruby color and violet, rose, blackberry, and blueberry-infused aromatics, this wine is highly-expressive and medium-to-full-bodied. It is structured and dense and exhibits opulent fruit. This is a rich, beautifully ripe, and concentrated wine that is filled with raspberry, cherry, and stone-like flavors that linger in its long and oak-imbued finish.
Price: £395.00 (9 in Stock)
** Robert Parker 98 Points **
"The brilliant 1996 Dom Perignon, which has largely disappeared from the marketplace, may be the finest young example of DP I have ever tasted. Notes of crushed rocks, honeysuckle, lemon oil, orange marmalade, and white pear provide a stunning aromatic display as well as palate impression. Great acidity and huge flavor intensity backed up by vibrant acidity make this an exquisite Champagne. It should drink well for 20-25 years, possibly longer." Parker, Wine Advocate 2005
Price: £269.00 (0 in Stock)
Belle Epoque Vintage Champagne
Pale yellow with gold hints; notes of caramel, leaves, lightly roasted nuts, apple skin, slight oxidation; on the palate still some effervescence bubbles faded rather quickly, pleasing notes of sour apple, burnt caramel, musty chalk; medium body, good lifted acidity with a slightly rich caramel apple note, long in the mouth. Really nice, excellent condition.
Price: £169.00 (0 in Stock)