Colheita Port (Presented in a dark mocha leather effect goft box as illustrated)
The Barros from the excellent 2002 vintage is full-bodied, soft and velvety with distinctive flavours of dried fruit, which persist forever. It should be stored in a cool, dry, protected from light and temperature variations. The bottle should be stored upright.
Having just celebrated their 100th year trading in 2013 Barros Port is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious companies producing and trading in Port. Much of their success comes from Colheita ports – old tawnies from a single year matured in cask for a minimum period of seven years. Their expertise in Colheitas has established them as the stand out producer of this style.
Price: £35.00 (21 in Stock)
Sercial Colheita Madeira (H/Litre, 50cl)
Golden colour with topaz reflections. Complex and intense notes of
dried fruits, spices, and citrus aromas. Dry and fresh on the palate with along and spicy finish.
Blandy’s Sercial Colheita was aged inseasoned 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.
Price: £44.95 (2 in Stock)
Colheita Port in branded wooden case
We are delighted to offer a UK exclusive on Burmester Colheita Ports.
The 2002 Burmester Colheita Port is a classic wine of exceptional quality and elegance. The Port is made from a single harvest (a "Vintage Tawny") and aged in small 550-litre oak barrels in their Vila Nova de Gaia Cellars. It is bottled at least seven years after the harvest.
The 2002 Colheita has a Complex nose with dark berries, cress, coffee Full-bodied and great balance. Smooth palate that reflects the nose. Very good length.
Price: £46.95 (47 in Stock)
Pauillac, 5th Growth Classification
Batailley is a favourite chateau of ours, producing classic claret that almost always rewards patience. Stern and unloveable in their youth, with age these wines eventually blossom into a mellow aromatically complex maturity. Just don't drink them too early!
"The ’02 Batailley has a surprisingly deep colour. The nose displays good intensity and lift with blackberry, briary, sous-bois and a touch of bay leaf, all with fine delineation if lacking some vigour. With time in the glass, there are more tar and cedar-wood aromas emerging. The palate is medium-bodied but with a sinewy entry, rounded tannins, with notes of blackberry, cedar, pencil shavings and a touch of plum.
Price: £42.95 (1 in Stock)
Margaux, 3rd Growth Classification
The 2002 Giscours has a herbaceous, earthy nose with truffle notes intermixed with sweet cherries, plums, and currants are present in this soft, medium garnet wine. The wine is already evolved and best drunk over the next 10-15 years. The wine's plushness, and the concentration is very good.
Dense, compact very Cabernet nose. Round and lively. Very brilliant fruit. Tannins on the finish. Quite a classical structure. Should age well. Pretty dry on the finish at the moment. But long. Giscours is no longer cheap, alas, though the quality has risen considerably.
Price: £59.95 (12 in Stock)
Margaux, 3rd Growth Classification
The 1999 Giscours has a dense, compact very Cabernet nose. Round and lively. Very brilliant fruit. Tannins on the finish. Quite a classical structure. Should age well. Pretty dry on the finish at the moment. But long. Giscours is no longer cheap, alas, though the quality has risen considerably.
Price: £59.95 (1 in Stock)
Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe,
*** 94 Points Robert Parker ***
*** 94 Points Wine Journal ***
Reviews: "A brilliant offering and a candidate for wine of the vintage, this is classic Lafite that reminded me somewhat of the 1976, although the vintage conditions were completely different. This is a medium-weight, quintessentially elegant style of Lafite with notes of lead pencil shavings/graphite along with black currants, plums, and crushed rocks/mineral. Wonderfully pure, dense, with a deep ruby/purple color and loads of fruit, definition, and a long finish, this is a brilliant, elegant Lafite Rothschild that builds incrementally in the mouth and has more power and density than it initially seems.
Price: £750.00 (1 in Stock)
Medoc Cru Bourgeois
From the very good 2002 vintage, the Lafon is showing a dark color. Slight barnyard aromatic interest mixed with spice. Medium body and finish. Cherries, blackberry, mixed with peppers and spice and a little leather. Mature Bordeaux
Price: £36.95 (5 in Stock)
Margaux Premiere Grand Cru Classe
93 Points - Robert Parker
95 Points - Wine Journal
"Performing better from bottle than at any time in cask (which of course is the objective of great winemaking, isn’t it?), this wine reveals a dense ruby/purple color in a style somewhat reminiscent of the 1988 but with more power, concentration, and volume. It has a beautifully elegant nose of black fruits intermixed with truffle, flower, and oak. The wine is medium to full-bodied, dense, with wonderful precision, freshness, and a long, full-bodied finish with impressive levels of concentration. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 2005
"Very refined on the nose.
Price: £395.00 (1 in Stock)
Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe
*** 93 Points Robert Parker ***
"Dense purple to the rim, this wine exhibits the classic cassis aroma that is so characteristic of Mouton. Medium to full-bodied, tannic, powerful, and cut somewhat from the 1988 mold, this is a backward, chewy, well-endowed Mouton-Rothschild that will require considerable patience from those who purchase it. A blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot, the wine needs a good decade of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030+." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 2005
Rating 93 Points (RP)
Price: £440.00 (1 in Stock)