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  1. Meerlust 'Rubicon' Red

    Meerlust 'Rubicon' Red

    €42.95

    Very deep, youthful colour, intense almost purple hue. Very classic Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood and intense spiciness. Still very young but brooding, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded, linear tannins. Learn More
  2. Chateau Gloria 2011

    Chateau Gloria 2011

    €89.95

    Wine Spectator 90 Points

    Mouthfilling, offering a fleshy, briary feel to the plum sauce, steeped currant and blackberry notes, with extra anise, tar and fruitcake details pumping through the finish. Lacks a little refinement in terms of structure, but this offers solid range and depth. Best from 2016 through 2024. Tasted twice, with consistent notes Learn More
  3. Vega Sicilia Tinto Valbuena 2011

    Vega Sicilia Tinto Valbuena 2011

    €165.00

    The 2011 Valbuena was fermented plot by plot, something they started after a deep soil study in the 2010 vintage. 2011 was a very warm and ripe vintage in the zone, and the challenge was to keep the freshness. There are more black fruit aromas, subtle spices and hints of complexity, as well as tertiary aromas that are quite classic and turn more balsamic with time in the glass. Again, this is very different form the 2012 Alión, rounder, riper, richer, more polished, mellow, soft, quite exuberant and hedonistic. 170,000 bottles produced. A couple of weeks before my appointment at Vega Sicilia, the big news broke: Javier Ausás, long time technical director at the Vega Sicilia group (recently renamed Tempos Vega Sicilia, a name that is a little pompous if you ask me), was leaving. A few days before I went, his replacement was named: Gonzalo Iturriaga. Who? That's exactly what everyone thought too! Iturriaga is an agricultural engineer with some experience in Ribera, one year in the early days of Alonso del Yerro, and then five years in Extremadura in charge of the wines of Habla, an ambitious project in a southwestern zone of Spain off the beaten track that didn't really take off. He spent his last five years selling yeasts and other oenological products for the French company Lamothe-Abiet, a CV that a priori looks a little poor for someone who is taking over the most prestigious winery from Spain. But let's give him time -- it will take a few years until we see any of his wines in the market -- and hope for the best. Other than that, they are releasing Único 2007 and 2008 before they sell 2005 and 2006, as the former are lighter vintages, and the latter are more powerful and require/benefit from some time in bottle. After tasting the wines, I followed the opened bottles and was a little worried to see that the wines showed plenty of oxidative aromas the day after, not what I expect for wines designed for a long and slow development in bottle.

    - 94 Points | Robert Parker

    - 30 Bottles in stock.


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  4. Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac 2012

    Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac 2012

    €165.00

    DECANTER
    17.5/20 Points

    JANCIS
    16.5/20 Points

    PARKER
    87-89/100 Points

    Wine Spectator
    91-94/100 Points


    DECANTER - Rich dense colour, big meaty wine with good florality as well as rich fruit, a big wine, very ripe for this vintage.
    Steven Spurrier, Decanter, April 2013

    JANCIS - Blackish purple. Lots of minerals on the nose. Tight and taut and almost painfully tart but there is energy here certainly!
    Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com, April 24 2013

    PARKER - Some of Lynch Bages's tell-tale cedary, black currant, earth and spice characteristics are present in the 2012's moderately intense bouquet. This wine exhibits good purity, a healthy dark ruby/purple color and medium body. There is a slight deficiency in the mid-palate, but it recovers sufficiently and offers up a decent finish that tails off ever so slightly. This good to excellent wine could use more fat and charm in the mid-section. Cellar it for a couple of years and drink it over the following 12-14 years.
    Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Apr 2013

    Wine Spectator - Pure and racy, delivering a core of violet, cassis and cherry, well-framed by a sleek, iron-coated structure. Features a long, taut, focused finish. Shows the austerity of the vintage, but this remains long and pure, with fine cut.
    James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, April 8 2013

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  5. La Mondotte, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2006

    La Mondotte, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2006

    €345.00

    Stephan von Neipperg's tiny jewel of a vineyard 12 acres produces the ultimate garage wine from 50-year old vines. A candidate for the wine of the vintage, this blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc is a big, concentrated effort of extraordinary intensity and richness. A sensational bouquet of sweet blueberry, black raspberry, and black currant fruit interwoven with scents of charcoal, incense, graphite, and pain grille is followed by an extraordinarily intense, full-bodied, amazingly concentrated wine displaying elevated tannins in the finish. It is another uncompromising effort meant for long-term cellaring.

    - 97 Points Robert Parker Learn More
  6. Leoville Las Cases 2010

    Leoville Las Cases 2010

    €395.00

    The 2010 is a quintessentially elegant, classic wine of Bordeaux – firm, rigid, perhaps slightly lighter than most of the other St.-Juliens, but stylish, potentially complex, and reminiscent of the style of the 1986, but more concentrated and powerful. It is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. Learn More

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