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Chateau Musar Red 2011 750 ml

Chateau Musar Red 2011 750 ml

CHATEAU MUSAR RED 2011<br />Chateau Musar Lebanon<br /><br />75 cl<br />Typology: Red wine<br />Country: Lebanon<br />Region: Bekaa Valley<br />Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignano, Cinsault<br />Soil: Gravelly with calcareous subsoil<br />Vineyard size: 130 ha<br />Type of planting: Gobelet and double guyot<br />Density of vines per ha 1.600<br />Average age of vineyard: 40 years<br />Average production per hectare: 25 hl<br />Vinification and ageing: Destalking, maceration on the skins for 4 weeks and spontaneous fermentation and malolactic fermentation in cement vats from 60 to 300 hl.<br />Maturation on fine lees for 1 year in French oak barriques, 1 year in vitrified cement vats and 3 years in the bottle.<br />Total sulphur dioxide: 38 mg/l<br />
Price €143.20
Crozes Ermitage Les...

Crozes Ermitage Les...

TYPE: Red wine<br />PRODUCTION AREA: Côtes-du-Rhône<br />VINE: Grenache, Syrah<br />SOIL TYPE: Clayey and calcareous soil.<br />VINIFICATION: The grapes are completely destemmed. Racking lasts about 15 days and favours a good tannic structure.<br />COLOUR: garnet red<br />PERFUME: aromas of red fruits (cherries) and spices (liquorice and pepper)<br />FLAVOUR: wine of great structure. Firm and silky tannins<br />
Price €67.30
Crozes Ermitage Les...

Crozes Ermitage Les...

TYPE: Red wine<br />PRODUCTION AREA: Côtes-du-Rhône<br />VINE: Grenache, Syrah<br />SOIL TYPE: Clayey and calcareous soil.<br />VINIFICATION: The grapes are completely destemmed. Racking lasts about 15 days and favours a good tannic structure.<br />COLOUR: garnet red<br />PERFUME: aromas of red fruits (cherries) and spices (liquorice and pepper)<br />FLAVOUR: wine of great structure. Firm and silky tannins<br />
Price €32.00
Madeira Full Rich H&H 750ml

Madeira Full Rich H&H 750ml

<br />TYPOLOGY: Sweet Fortified Red Wine<br />PRODUCTION AREA: Madeira Island<br />VINE: Tinta Negra Mole<br />VINIFICATION: Wines that go into 'Canteiro' are aged in barrels, usually on the upper floors of the cellars, where the temperature is higher, for a period of two years. This<br />gives rise to a type of oxidative ageing in barrels. Canteiro' wines can only be marketed after a minimum of three years. Madeira is the only wine that is heated, to simulate<br />the effects of the old round trips from the Orient.After harvesting the wines are boosted to 17-20% with wine alcohol, and stored in 'estufas', tanks heated to 45°C for no less<br />than 3 months. They are then left to cool slowly at room temperature and left to rest for several years.<br />COLOUR: dark brown<br />AROMA: caramel nose<br />PAIRINGS: excellent as a wine to accompany desserts, biscuits, chocolate, coffee or on its own as a digestif<br />TASTE: bodied, very fruity, succulent, fragrant and very rich meditation wine<br />DESCRIPTION: The only Madeira producer with its own vineyards since 1850. The winery uses the latest technical innovations, but at the same time, maintains the family<br />traditions of over 200 years of producing the most elegant Madeira wines.<br />AGING: In 700-litre American oak barrels.<br />
Price €21.70
Cotes D.Rhone Belleruche...

Cotes D.Rhone Belleruche...

TYPE: Red wine<br />PRODUCTION AREA: Côtes-du-Rhône<br />VINE: Grenache, Syrah<br />SOIL TYPE: Clayey and calcareous soil.<br />VINIFICATION: The grapes are completely destemmed. Racking lasts about 15 days and favours a good tannic structure.<br />COLOUR: garnet red<br />PERFUME: aromas of red fruits (cherries) and spices (liquorice and pepper)<br />FLAVOUR: wine of great structure. Firm and silky tannins<br />
Price €16.60
Cotes D.Rhone Belleruche...

Cotes D.Rhone Belleruche...

TYPE: Red wine<br />PRODUCTION AREA: Côtes-du-Rhône<br />VINE: Grenache, Syrah<br />SOIL TYPE: Clayey and calcareous soil.<br />VINIFICATION: The grapes are completely destemmed. Racking lasts about 15 days and favours a good tannic structure.<br />COLOUR: garnet red<br />PERFUME: aromas of red fruits (cherries) and spices (liquorice and pepper)<br />FLAVOUR: wine of great structure. Firm and silky tannins<br />
Price €35.70
Porto NIEPORT LBV 2016 0,75 l

Porto NIEPORT LBV 2016 0,75 l

<br />TYPOLOGY: Port<br />PRODUCTION AREA: Douro<br />RAW MATERIAL: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz and others.<br />VINIFICATION: The grapes used to produce the LBV Port come from the vineyards of Cima Corgo, an area located above the Corgo River in the Douro region. The grapes are<br />pressed in the traditional tanks called lagares, followed by maturation of the Port in large old oak vats in the cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia.<br />COLOUR: intense ruby<br />BOUQUET: Intense aroma of wild fruits, spices, notes of dark chocolate, with a slight floral profile, making it a refined and very expressive Port wine<br />PAIRINGS: perfect with desserts in which chocolate predominates, especially dark chocolate. It also goes well with cheeses such as Cheddar and Brie. Ideal with red meat<br />(fillet with pepper) and game.<br />TASTE: fresh and seductive in the mouth, with good texture and body. It has very soft tannins with good acidity, providing a long, firm, vinous finish.<br />DESCRIPTION: independent family business since 1842 Niepoort's mission is to maintain its position as a niche producer by giving continuity to its production and<br />combining centuries of tradition with innovation The importance given to the need to interpret soils, climates and vines has led Niepoort down the path of biodynamics with<br />the aim of finding the right balance between biodiversity and the least invasive intervention possible.<br />AGEING: minimum 4 6 years<br />
Price €30.20
Opus One 2017 California...

Opus One 2017 California...

The winter of 2017 ended a five-year drought with January recording the most rainfall in over 20 years. The abundant rainfall continued into March, causing a modest delay in<br />budbreak, and pushing bloom back by two weeks. Increased soil moisture allowed for healthy vine growth and development. The summer, in turn, was warm and punctuated<br />by occasional heat waves. Despite Mother Nature's variability, favorable weather in August provided optimal conditions for fruit development and maturation. Superb flavors<br />and excellent ripening led to an earlier than expected harvest, which commenced on the 5th of September.<br /><br />The Opus One 2017 offers a harmonious aromatic balance of rich dark fruit, stems of roses, and earthy forest floor. The juicy entry offers a round, silky mouthfeel with just<br />enough acidity to complement the satin texture. This seductive wine shows flavors of black cassis, black cherry and a hint of cocoa powder. The fine-grained, plush tannins<br />evolve into a long, supple finish. A supremely age-worthy wine, it will delight now and for many years to come.<br /><br />Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Petit Verdot 9%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Merlot 5% and Malbec 1%<br /><br />Skin Contact: 20 days<br /><br />Barrel Aging: 17 months in new French oak<br />
Price €675.00
Opus One 2015 California...

Opus One 2015 California...

Opus One was founded by Baron Philippe de Rothschild, legendary proprietor of Château MoutonRothschild, and renowned Napa Valley vintner Robert Mondavi. By<br />combining the great winemaking traditions and innovations of both families, the founders' singular goal was to create an exceptional wine in the heart of Napa Valley.<br /><br />Opus One, like any great work, arose out of passion. Dedicated to uncompromised quality, Opus One's sole purpose is to express this vision and passionate spirit for<br />generations to come.<br /><br />Vintage 2015<br />Marking the warmest year since 2008, the 2015 growing season set a record for early bloom. Drought conditions persisted, and rainfall was erratic, with most of the much-<br />needed rain falling at the end of the previous year and supplemented by only a single storm in February, which was enough water to sustain the vines. Cooler conditions<br />during flowering ultimately lead to a smaller number of berries on each cluster and lower than average yields. Warm summer months led to advanced veraison, which was<br />followed by perfect ripening conditions. Harvest began on September 1 with short pauses; heat spells and continued warmth allowed for the berries to be steadily picked at<br />their ideal maturity. The harvest was completed on October 8.<br />Initial dark fruit, spice and baking aromas in the 2015 Opus One are interwoven with seductive notes of violet, black tea, and sage. The entry is vibrant with ripe dark fruit<br />flavors of plum, blackberry and blueberry followed by hints of vanilla and cocoa. Silky, fine-grained tannins provide structure and a creamy texture. The wine finishes with<br />fresh acidity and a rich, lingering finish that promises longevity in the cellar.<br /><br />Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 81%, Cabernet Franc 7%, Merlot 6%, Petit Verdot 4%, Malbec 2%<br />Skin contact: 21 days<br />Barrel aging: 18 months in new French oak<br />
Price €675.00
Chateau La Pointe Pomerol...

Chateau La Pointe Pomerol...

Château LA POINTE 2012<br />General Information<br />Château La Pointe<br />Vintage: 2012<br />Production: 66 000 bottles<br />Merlot 85% - Cabernet Franc 15%<br />Alcohol content: 13.5°<br />Appellation: Pomerol. Area: Right Bank. Region: Bordeaux.<br />Vineyard and soil type: 23 hectares on small gravel and pebblesoils of the Isle's river terraces, clayey-gravel and sandy soilsover clay or gravel sub-soils.<br />Vinification and ageing: traditional Bordeaux methods.<br />Distribution: through the wine merchants of the Place deBordeaux.<br />Owner: SCE Château La Pointe.<br />General Manager: Eric Monneret. Vine and Wine Consultant: Hubert de Boüard de Laforest.<br />Member of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux.<br />Weather conditions: a great year for Merlot, a great year for Pomerol.<br />This vintage was characterised by a cool and humid spring andearly summer followed by a warm, dry and very sunny secondhalf of the summer with significantly low rainfall<br />(120 mm belowthe thirty year average). This sequence of events was ideal forthe vine's development. As in 2010, flowering took place relatively early (late May). Colour<br />change occurred in early August and got off to a slowstart although the considerable difference between day andnight temperatures ensured good concentration<br />andpreservation of the aromas in the grape skins. The grapes ripened in good conditions, in particular the Merlots, ofremarkably high quality in 2012.<br />The harvests began in early October and took place in greatconditions as we picked slowly and serenely in the brightsunshine, finishing on the 14th October. Botrytis did<br />not affect the vines and we were able to pick each plot at its optimumripeness. The concentration in anthocyanins was outstanding,the grapes displayed complex and<br />intense fruity aromas (a littlemore than in 2011) with soft tannins and crunchy pips.<br />Tasting commentDeep, opaque and intense colour. The first visual impression ofthe wine is very dense overall.The palate reveals a smooth, velvety texture with<br />remarkablepersistence, a taut structure and good freshness on the finish.The oak is extremely well integrated and harmonious, evolvingtowards notes of black fruits and<br />violet.This vintage is characterised by its round, unctuous mid-palateand, on the finish, by those indulgent aromatic fruity notes ofthe style favoured at La Pointe. This well-<br />balanced vintage isalmost ready to be enjoyed although it can also be left to evolvein the cellar for another 15 years.<br /><br />(March 2013, Primeurs tasting comments by Hubert de Boüardde Laforest)<br />When to taste ?<br />To drink or to keep? The 2012 vintage offers exceptional ageing potential.To be enjoyed from 4 to 15 years old and upwards. The aromatic freshness, balance and<br />smoothness of this Merlot-dominant Pomerol will suit lovers of young wines. In its earlyyears it offers floral notes, a tasty, juicy touch of red and blackberries and slightly<br />spicy, toasty notes.The ageing potential of this vintage will also suit connoisseurswho have the patience to wait for the Grands Crus de Bordeauxto develop more evolved<br />aromas of truffle, undergrowth, game, Russian leather and light tobacco.<br />To air, decant or just enjoy?<br />Airing: when the vintage is young (under 10 years old) it isrecommended to decant one hour before serving to ensure goodcontact with air. This oxygenation allows the wine<br />to 'open up',freeing the aromas and softening the tannins. Decanting: when the vintage is old (over 10 years) a naturaldeposit may form in the bottom of the bottle. The wine<br />loveroften asks for the wine to be poured delicately into the decanterso as to leave the deposit in the bottle. Decanting a very oldwine (over 20 years) can, however, be a<br />mistake as suddencontact with air may deteriorate a wine that has become fragilewith age.Just enjoying: another approach is to avoid the ritualizationaround tasting. You<br />simply choose a vintage, open the bottle,pour delicately and take your time in enjoying it, therebyallowing the wine to tell you its own story as it evolves in theglass over the<br />course of the evening.<br />
Price €80.00
Pinot Noir Cloudy Bay 2017...

Pinot Noir Cloudy Bay 2017...

<br />The elegant Marlborough red<br /><br />A balanced and lively expression of Pinot Noir from the Marlborough region.<br /><br />The 2017 growing season began with ideal spring conditions; warm temperatures and few frost events encouraged good canopy growth. Settled weather over flowering led to<br />high potential crops, fruit thinning was widely employed to reduce yield and achieve optimum vine balance. Fastidious canopy management throughout the mild and sunny<br />growing season ensured fruit developed, then ripened, at an ideal rate. The excellent weather during the ripening season was interrupted by rain events during the harvest.<br />The single-minded quality focus of the viticulture and winemaking teams, with hour by hour assessment, led to optimum picking decisions. Our low-yielding, early-ripening<br />vineyards with their open canopies, stood us in good stead in what was a tricky vintage across Marlborough and New Zealand.<br /><br />Nose: Appealingly aromatic, the 2017 Pinot Noir reveals notes of Morello cherry and bramble.<br />Palate: Fine, silky tannins and juicy acidity provide an elegant structure, with complexity coming from gentle toast and.<br /><br />Harvest:<br />We hand-picked the Pinot Noir from March 24th until April 11th, at a point of excellent flavour concentration and acid balance.<br />Vinification: The Pinot Noir fruit was all de-stemmed before being gravity fed into the open topped fermentation vessels. The grape skins were gently plunged with an average<br />of 18 days skin contact. After fermentation the wines were matured in French oak for 11 months, of which 35% was new. Final analysis of our 2017 Pinot Noir shows a pH of<br />3.57, TA of 5.74 g/L and an alcohol of 13.4%.<br />Alcohol 13.4 %;<br />Vintage 2017;<br />pH 3.57;<br />Varietal Pinot Noir;<br />Harvest Friday, March 24, 2017 to Tuesday, April 11, 2017;<br />Residual sugar 2.0 g/L;<br />Acid 5.7 g/L;<br />Closure Screwcap.<br />
Price €45.50
Rossignol Volnay clos des...

Rossignol Volnay clos des...

Volnay Premier Cru Clos des Angles<br />100% Pinot Noir<br />Vintage: 2016<br /><br />Production Area: located in the heart of Volnay, adjacent to the Clos de la Barre and Clos des Ducs<br />Soil: the soil is a mix of brown-grey clay and chalk with small white stones<br />Harvest: by hand<br />Vinification: using up to 50% whole bunches, fermentation with indigenous yeasts, minimal punching down<br />Ageing: aged for 18 months in barrels (20% new oak). Use of sulphites only before bottling<br />Colour: ruby red<br />Bouquet: spicy notes<br />Taste: silky on the palate, with a taut finish<br />Format: 0.75 l bottle<br />Alcoholic Grade: 13% vol<br />
Price €143.20