Bond Quella 2007
Croft Vintage Port 1994The Croft 1994 Vintage has compact, intense blackcurrant and cherry aromas, followed by a rich, firm palate with a good tannic structure. This wine will need cellaring for another 10-15 years.
M. Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne 1998Colour: Deep garnet red, with purplish lights. Nose: Red fruit (rapberry, blackcurrant), with a hint of liquorice. Mouth: Good attack, round and elegant wine with concentrated and gentle tannins. The final is on blackcurrant, raspberry and spicy (pepper) aromas when it is young.
Merryvale Profile 1997Profile is a blend of our best lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, chosen for their concentration, depth of flavor and fine tannin structure. This wine was aged in new French oak chateau barrels and bottled unfiltered. It is very dark and opulently structured -- characteristic of this very ripe vintage. In its youth the wine is loaded with flavors reminiscent of dark berries, plums and black cherries, with fragrant notes of vanilla and spice. The wine's mouthfeel is rich, round and seamless.
Gaja Sorì San Lorenzo 2000The nine-acre Sori San Lorenzo vineyard was acquired by the Gaja family in 1964 and today produces one of Gaja's single-vineyard Langhe Nebbiolo D.O.C. wines. The word Sori means a hilltop with a southern exposure; San Lorenzo is the patron saint of Alba.
Torbreck The Factor 2002 1.5LThe Factor pays homage to the Barossa's unique point of difference - great old Shiraz vineyards and the growers who painstakingly tend and nurture them each year.
Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape 2004Dark ruby colour with purple tinges. The elegant nose shows ripe cherries, spices and a hint of wild herbs. The mouth is round and finely textured, both fleshy and fresh. Fine balance between lovely ripe fruit and a delicate tannic structure.
Brancaia Il Blu 2004The top-product of the Brancaia brand. The Supertuscan IL BLU proves the performance of Brancaia in terms of elegance, complexity and intensity. As a rule, food with pronounced taste, dark meat such as beef or lamb, roast or braised game, dark-feathered game such as pigeon or pheasant.
Two Hands Ares Shiraz 2005Color: Black to the core. Aroma: Very complex amalgam of aromas such as; licorice, tar, earth, cedar, chocolate and the blackest fruits such as Boysenberry, blackberry and fresh prunes. Taste: Incredibly viscous and concentrated with excellent poise and balance for such a powerful wine, the acid and tannins work in perfect harmony. The tannins are integrated throughout and will help the wine mature gracefully.
Chateau Lynch-Bages Pauillac 2009Very powerful and well-balanced. The colour is deep and the nose reflects the sunny growing season with remarkable ripeness and overtones of blackcurrant and black fruit. The wine starts out unctuous and straightforward on the palate with impressively concentrated, elegant tannin accompanied by plenty of body. 2009 Lynch-Bages has a rich and opulent flavour enhanced by fresh acidity that contributes to perfect balance and an incredibly long aftertaste.
Château-Léoville-Las-Cases Saint Julien 2010Dark, intense and concentrated, Château Léoville-Las Cases is a tannic and richly fruity wine that takes over 10-15 years to mature. Château Léoville Las Cases is one of the largest and oldest classified growths in the Médoc. Originally the other two Léovilles, Léoville Poyferré and Léoville Barton were part of the large estate. Today Léoville Las Cases comprises over 209 acres and has been owned since 1950 by the Delon Family.
Château-Haut-Brion Pessac Léognan 2010This wine is a superb ruby-red color with purplish highlights. The initially closed-in bouquet opens up nicely on aeration. The wonderfully subtle aromas follow through in quick succession, starting with oaky overtones, followed by red-berry fruit, leading into terroir character: cocoa powder, roasting coffee, and Havana cigars. The initial softness on the palate gradually evolves to reveal the tannic backbone. Despite their dense structure, the tannins are amazingly silky. The overall freshness carries the flavors through into an aftertaste that goes on and on. This wine has all the depth and smoothness of the 1989, the density of the 2000, the freshness of the 2005 and the richness of the 2009. the 2010 Chateau Haut Brion is so ideally well-balanced, it verges on perfection.
Château-Pétrus Pomerol 2009Bordeaux's most intensely concentrated, richly flavored and unique red wine. An incredible power, depth and richness yet a remarkable balance with penetrating aromas of ripe mulberry, black currant and fruit and spicy vanilla oak, setting it apart from all Bordeaux's finest wines. An excellent complement of beef, lamb, veal and game.
Chateau Trotanoy Pomerol 2009One of the greatest vintages of the last 60 years, and already a benchmark for its power and natural concentration.
Penfolds Grange 2008COLOR: Impenetrable dark core. NOSE: Somewhat intimidating? Yes. Brazen? Never. An immediate and powerful lift of cola/soy/hoisin/red licorice, propelled by tea-smoke and ferric influences. Less obvious nut-husk/tan-bark notes align with lush aromas of ripe (jamon-wrapped) figs and a panaforte plushness. With air, blueberry fruits and mocha arise, the oak (100% new!) remaining concealed-too much aromatic background chatter to register! PALATE: A muscular push/wave/affront across the entire palate-from start to finish. Never oppressive nor ungainly, yet captivatingly forceful. i.e. a vinous lava flow of dark licorice and malt-'molten', with a self-saucing chocolate pudding richness and blackberry, elderberry fruits. Pronounced tannins are unleashed, and the Clare component makes its (9%) presence felt, adding to both flavour pool and extract. Power and density naturally respectful of balance and structure. Penfolds Grange displays fully ripe, intensely flavoured and textured Shiraz grapes. The result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world's great wines. The Grange style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy.
Chateau Trotanoy Pomerol 2010
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013The 2013 CASK 23 combines the signature perfume notes of FAY vineyard with the structure and minerality of S.L.V. Aromas of black cherry, cola, currant and ripe figs begin the nose of this rich and opulent Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate is full of black fruit (black plum and black cherry) and blueberry flavors that lead to an intense, lingering finish with a touch of cocoa. Food pairings: Grilled New York steak, prime rib with jus, or black pepper-crusted Ahi tuna steaks.
Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2013The Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is massive in fruit and tannins.
Domaine La Barroche Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Pure 2007This cuvée reflects a specific terroir and grape variety, as well as a hundred years of ups and downs - unstinting efforts, though crises, wars, etc... as well as years of joy and plenty. The century-old Grenache vines are deeply rooted in this mythical plot like no other, with sandy and red Comtat sandstone soil. Not only rare and unique, the resulting wine is indescribably... pure, as well as ethereal, delicate, elegant, fresh, natural, floral, silky, unctuous and absolute.