Colheta Single Harvest Tawny Port
The Messias colheita port from the outstanding 1964 vintage has been aged in a barrel until bottling this year.
The extended barrel aging has given this wine a complex fusion of dried fruit and cedar notes. On the palate the wine is smooth and full bodies with plenty nuts and sweet fruit on the palate, fine balance. A tremendous finish which goes on forever. There's no question about the quality on display here.
Price: £159.00 (8 in Stock)
Saint-Julien, 2eme Grand Cru classe (Very top shoulder - good labels)
A very flavourful wine now in full maturity, the 1964 Ducru-Beaucaillou defines such wine adjectives as elegant, graceful, and well-bred. Medium dark ruby with an amber edge, the bouquet is spicy, cedary, and subtly herbaceous. Velvety, round, medium-bodied flavours exhibit good concentration
Price: £195.00 (7 in Stock)
Barolo lies just south-west of Alba in Italy's north-western Piedmont region. It is considered one of the finest and longest-lived wines, often referred to as 'the king of wines and the wine of kings'. Wine production is strictly limited to the vineyards located on steep hills around the towns of Barolo, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba and Monforte d'Alba, Despite the different characteristics of these wines due to the varied terroir, they do display similar traits. These include a garnet color, powerful structure, firm tannins and high levels of acidity and alcohol, with the capacity to age for many years.
Price: £149.00 (41 in Stock)
St Estephe 2nd Growth Classification (Berry Bros Label)
Reviews "Sweet cigar box, soil, creme de cassis, savory plum, mineral and earthiness. Full of secondary nuances, subtle and gentle yet with good liveliness and finesse. Though a bit lack of intensity but lovely drinking pleasure. Long finish with spices and tobacco aftertaste." Cellar Tracker
Price: £149.00 (5 in Stock)
Inferno is one of five viticultural sub-zones specifically identified as producing Valtellina wines of particularly high quality: the other four are Grumello, Sassella, Maroggia and Valgella. Inferno means 'hell' in Italian, and refers to the slopes between Sondrio town and the village of Tresivio. Although DOC laws do not explain the origins of this name, it has been suggested that in summer the slopes here get noticeably hotter than the rest of the valley. Just across Sondrio to the west is Sassella, the finest of the Valtellina sub-zones.
Price: £69.00 (1 in Stock)
J.P.O Malvasia Reserva Madeira, Garrafeira Particular
A very rare Madeira, the J.P.O displays an intensely rich nose and a full mouthful of raisins and caramel, a long powerful finish and finely balanced acidity belying its relative youth. Showing incredible concentration but also a degree of finesse.
Price: £495.00 (1 in Stock)
This wine is made from grapes harvested in various vineyards located on hills in the Valpolicella zone (Mezzane and Tregnago hills). Different sources and different grape varieties are important to obtain well-balanced wines with the fine structure that only a few single areas in the Valpolicella zone can provide. Notes: Color: strong ruby red. Clear and transparent. Bouquet: notes of vanilla and ethereal airs depending on the period of aging in the barrel; notes of sweet fruits such as currants, blueberries, cherries depending on the varieties of grapes. Flavor: wine with a velvety, raisiny character combined with the structure and typical stylish bitterness to give it good balance.
Price: £159.00 (3 in Stock)
N. Negri- Riserva
Made mostly from Nebbiolo, the Negri Sassella is a beautifully crafted wine. grown on the steep slopes of in this mountainous area, means that the grapes get maximum light exposure: the vineyards enjoy similar sunshine hours to those in Mediterranean Sicily. Vines are almost all planted on terraces carved into the granite and slate rock. Here, nebbiolo has a chance to fully ripen, offering plush fruit, distinctive minerality and just enough tannin and acidity.
Price: £74.95 (2 in Stock)
Berteletti - Riserva
Spanna has often been cited by wine experts as one of Italy’s greatest ageing wines. Spanna’s longevity can be attributed, at least in part, to the addition of smaller amounts of less tannic, more acidic grape varieties. Tasting notes: The nose opens up beautifully after about an hour and the wine has gorgeous ripe and sweet fruit, nice acidity, and perfectly softened tannins. This is a very individual and complex wine.
Price: £69.00 (6 in Stock)
Szamorodni Dry, Monimpex (Half litre, 50cl)
This dry version of Tokaji is produced from ripe and very ripe but healthy clusters, it can be compared to some wines from Jura and Jerez. Its character is determined by the long barrel ageing partly under the yeast veil or flor (biological ageing). The flor gives the wine an amazing freshness, while the rancio character comes from the oxidation of the late harvested grapes.
Price: £129.00 (1 in Stock)