St Julien 2me Cru Classe
*** 93 Points - Robert Parker ***
Tasted at the 1999 horizontal at Bordeaux Index. One of my favourite ‘99s, this has a very lifted, well-defined nose that eschews the more opulent bouquet that Didier sometimes conjures. Blackberry, cedar, raspberry leaf, pencil shavings. The palate is medium-bodied, not quite as ebullient as the bottle in Bordeaux last year, but it has great vivacity and purity towards the finish. Sappy blackberry, boysenberry and strawberry with a touch of Asian spice. Excellent. Drink now-2025. Tasted June 2009.
Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, July 2009
Price: £124.00 (10 in Stock)
Castello di Fonterutoli - Marchesi Mazzei
Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
Price: £39.00 (3 in Stock)
Justino's - Tinta Negra Colheita
The wine has a dark amber color with a lucid and consistent yellow edge. More than a Marsala, the impact of the aroma is like a great Viccotto from the Marche region, although it is much finer. The bouquet has less caramel and is less volatile with more notes of prune, dried fruit and bitter coffee. The mouthfeel is sweet and caramel-like with notes of black tea and coffee, while the finish is invigorated by a distinct acidity.
Price: £42.95 (51 in Stock)
95 Points- Gold Medal- Decanter Wine Awards
Complex and with many layers, beginning with a nose of fragrant foraging scents, herbs and earth, then a palate which delivers iodine, milk chocolate and leather. Soft and silky.
Bright red-brown colour. Presents a complex bouquet of fruity aromas, standing-out the red fruits. In the taste it is elegant, well structured and with an excellent aromatic intensity. The freshness is in perfect harmony with the delicious fruity flavours, which are extended through the persistent and seductive finish.
Colheita, or single harvest ports, are aged in the barrel. Contrast this with vintage ports which are aged in the bottle and only have a short drinking window after opening.
Price: £44.95 (5 in Stock)
Val delle Rose
This style of Sangiovese differs from its northern brethren due to the ripeness levels it can achieve in southern Tuscany. The result is a rounder and more savory style of wine. Regulations stipulate that at least 85% of the wine must be made from this variety, with the rest coming from other permitted Tuscan red grapes. Unlike many DOCGs, this wine does not require ageing and can be released in the March after the harvest, less than eight months later; logically, this wine is characterized by lively freshness and crisp character. Other traits come in the form of cherry, pomegranate, plum, leather, cedar and spice notes.
Price: £29.00 (3 in Stock)
La Rosa's classic house style achieved by slow maceration in traditional granite 'Lagares' has produced a wine full of luscious forward fruit with a very attractive nose and a long velvety slightly drier finish across the palate
La Rosa is a vertically integrated Quinta rising to 450 metres above sea level, boasting many hidden micro climates within its cirtilage. Where possible we vintage and mature these small 'lotes' separately in order to achieve the maximum complexity in the finished ports, which would not have been possible from a less diversely planted property.
Price: £69.00 (45 in Stock)
Late Bottled Vintage Port
Special Offer | Was £34 | Now £25
The 1999 Late Bottled Vintage Port from Quinta de al Rosa is now a red orange colour. Nose of sweet black cherry, alcohol and cocoa. Flavour starts with sweet cherry and raisins, followed by some cherry-chocolate. Very smooth and pleasant.
Price: £25.00 (21 in Stock)
Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port
Quinta do Noval is a much-venerated name in the Douro Valley and Nacional is undoubtedly one of the most legendary fortified wines in the world. It is produced from a small area at the heart of the Quinta do Noval vineyard planted with ungrafted vines that have remained untouched by Phylloxera and has an average production of between 250 and 275 cases. 1997 was widely considered to be an exceptional vintage for Ports of fabulous harmony and incredible structure.
Price: £795.00 (1 in Stock)
Quinta do Passadouro, Vintage Port
Niepoort 1999 Quinta Do Passadouro is probably Niepoort’s best Quinta Do Passadouro effort, yet in a not “fully declared” year. The hallmarks remain, with sumptious ripe fruit and silky tannins. First produced in 1992 when it was highly acclaimed by Robert Parker. 100% foot trodden and fermented in lagares without destemming.
Price: £49.95 (6 in Stock)
Vesuvio is unique amongst Port producers in only making Vintage Port, and a mere 2000 cases of the 1999 was be bottled for release. This represents only 8% of the Quinta’s production in 1999.
The 1999 offers plenty of the Quinta de Vesuvio house style of supremely aromatic, full bodied ports. This 1999 vintage will continue to improve over a good 15 to 20 years.
Price: £69.95 (1 in Stock)