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  1. 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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  2. Dom Perignon 2009

    Dom Perignon 2009

    €195.00

    Dom Pérignon 2009 is the first vintage of this prestige cuvée to be released out of chronological sequence.
    The pervasive character of the 2009 Champagne vintage is magnificent mature fruit, a viscous, silky texture, and salinity, created under a benign sun. Learn More
  3. Krug Grande Cuvee Gift Boxed

    Krug Grande Cuvee Gift Boxed

    €220.00

    If you are looking for aged vintage Champagne of superb quality but haven't ot the time to wait, then Krug Grande Cuvee is the one for you. With long periods of maturation (6-8 years), Krug champagne continues to age gracefully after release, developing an intensely rich, nutty flavour whilst remaining remarkably fresh.

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  4. Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne

    Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne

    €220.00

    Sleek and slender with an abundant freshness. Immediately seductive yet remains a true Champagne classic. It combines freshness, energy and an almost chalky mineral quality. The Cristal signature is evident. Purity, precision and the harmony of flavours associated with the restrained power of their historic vines, located on the finest Champagne Grand Cru terroirs. Cellar Master Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon sums it up better than anyone, “It is a blue sky, without any clouds” Learn More
  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.

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  6. Gaja Costa Russi 2003

    Gaja Costa Russi 2003

    €395.00

    The 2003 Costa Russi is a noticeably bigger and more powerful wine than the Barbaresco. Although it is less expressive in its aromatics, it shows greater palate presence, with suggestions of super-ripe black cherries, tobacco and earthiness on a full-bodied frame with notable depth and a concentrated yet open-knit personality. It offers excellent balance, yet the hard tannins of the vintage are most penalizing in the Costa Russi and this wine comes across as somewhat heavy and ponderous in style, lacking the characteristic elegance of Gaja’s best wines. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2020.
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  7. 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
  8. Gaja Sori Tildin 2003

    Gaja Sori Tildin 2003

    €395.00

    Even in the super-hot 2003 vintage, Gaja’s Sori Tildin displays its pedigree, with its dark ruby color, finely nuanced, detailed aromatics and layers of ripe red fruit that gradually reveal themselves as this exquisite wine sits in the glass. Offering extraordinary depth of expression as well length on the palate along with great overall balance, it is another remarkable wine from Angelo Gaja. As is usually the case, I also find it to be the most classic of the single-vineyard wines. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2025.94+ Robert Parker

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