Reserve de Leoville Barton 2013, Saint-Julien, is the second wine of 2ème Cru Classé Château Léoville Barton. Léoville Barton is an austere wine, but La Reserve shows its cedary, pure blackcurrant and cassis fruit notes earlier in its life.
Deep honey colour, complex and full flavoured with notes of toffee and caramel, rich, luscious and beautifully balanced.
Elegant aromas of wild dark fruits are layered with subtle hints of vanilla, chocolate and spice. Complex and rich on the palate, with smooth ripe tannins and a long, generous finish.
This wine has all the seriousness, subtleness, elegance and nuances that old Semillon is capable of. A greenish yellow with golden tones. Complex and elegant aromas of citrus, white flowers and vanilla lead to a perfectly balanced palate, with an elegant finish.
Intense deep ruby red in colour, with concentrated aromas of currants, blueberries and cherries and a beautifully balanced palate.
Pavillon de Poyferré 2013 Saint Julien is the second wine of 2ème Cru Classé Chateau Leoville Poyferré. It is made with the same meticulous winemaking care as its bigger brother, but is made from younger vines for earlier drinking. It shows savoury cherry, cassis and cigar box notes, with a grippy palate.
André Brunel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 'Les Cailloux' 2013 is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. The Syrah component is first aged in barrique; then, after the final blending, the new wine is aged for a further 18 months in large oak casks. This is a powerful, herb and plum scented Châteauneuf, with layers of spicy flavours and a long, elegant finish.
Champagne Moutard Prestige Rosé NV is made from 100% Pinot Noir, macerated for a short time on its skins to give it its delicate salmon pink colour. It is then aged for more than 3 years on its lees following fermentation, giving rich, biscuity summer fruit flavours.
A cool climate expression, with grapefruit and mineral flavours coming through on this full-flavoured wine finishing on a long, saline note.
Elegant and poised, this stunning wine shows complex aromas of yellow stone fruits and citrus notes layered with delicate floral nuances. Harmoniously balanced, it has a generous texture on the palate and a wonderful tension on the finish.
Castello di Pomino Benefizio 2016, from the Marchesi di Frescobaldi, is made from 100% Chardonnay, sourced from the single vineyard of the same name, at 700 metres' altitude, and aged in barriques for 10 months. The wine shows complex aromas of mimosa blossom, white peach and ripe banana; the palate is rich, complex and exotic.
Pale golden yellow with a persistent effervescence, this creamy wine offers a good depth of flavour. Ripe, rich fruits dominate, complemented by an abundance of fresh apple, apricots and a tangy hint of orange zest. Harmoniously balanced, the texture is tight with an inviting streak of minerality and a crisp finish.
Les Charmes is a smooth and complex wine showing generous aromas of cherries and raspberries with hints of violets, together with round tannins and a long finish.
Ksara's flagship red, this is a suave wine. Underpinned by the Cabernet Franc it allows the Petit Verdot free rein to delight. A subtle nose of raspberry, blackcurrant and a smooth vanilla character. Bold, balanced and structured on the palate, with firm tannins, this is a rich and very complex wine.
Costa di Bussia Barolo Riserva 2011 is made from 100% estate grown Nebbiolo grapes, aged for at least 3 years in oak casks, then a further 2 years in bottle before release. The result of this careful ageing is a Barolo Riserva of real class, full of spicy, gamey flavours, a firm, grippy mouth-feel, and an extremely long, complex finish.
Carpineto Brunello di Montalcino 2012 was aged for 36 months in Slovenian oak barrels followed by at least 6 months in bottle prior to release. A mature Brunello with a complex bouquet of spice, hints of vanilla, deep red cherries and a touch of raspberry. An elegant style with traditional flavours of savoury roasted meat and leather combine...
Marc Hébrart's delicious Champagne Rosé NV is made from 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay from Premier Cru vineyards around the village of Mareuil-sur-Ay, in Champagne's Marne Valley. It has a complex, mature, biscuity nose, the result of more than 3 years lees ageing in bottle.
Champagne Moutard Brut Prestige NV was awarded 92 points by Wine Spectator in 2014. Made from 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay, selected from the finest vineyard sites and aged on its lees for more than three and a half years.
A powerful wine with a lively salty, mineral character and a hint of liquorice. Rich and full-flavoured on the palate with a lingering finish.
Lovely aromas of sweet peaches and ripe melon with vanilla through to a richly textured palate. Beautifully balanced sweetness which is rich but not cloying with great length retaining freshness throughout.