Colheita Single Harvest Port
This 2005 J W Hart Tawny Colheita is elegant and complex. An amalgamation of rich flavours is marked by the presence of dried fruits, with a burst of freshness in red cherries enhanced by an exuberant note of spice. Perfect for pairing with an exquisite salted caramel tart.
Price: £34.95 (24 in Stock)
Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port
From the very good 2005 vintage the Fonseca Panascal offers an opaque purple black with a narrow magenta rim. The nose is rich and exuberant, brimming with dark, seductive blackberry and cassis aromas laced with liquorice and treacle. The round, luscious palate follows through with a dense jammy infusion of wild berries and a mouthful of velvety tannins. The sumptuous fruity flavours of the mid palate are lifted by an attractive dryness and tannic grip on the finish.
The wines of Quinta Do Panascal are rich, with voluptuous fruitiness, mouth filling density and a velvety texture. Being one of the most highly regarded vineyards in the Douro Valley, these ports are a pure expression of the estate’s terroir.
Price: £42.95 (4 in Stock)
Vintage Port (includes Original Barros Box as pictured)
The Barros 2005 vintage port has a very solid, vivid crimson colour and a nose that is rather spirity at first, with a fresh, almost herbal edge to bright raspberry and vinous fruit, in a style that immediately suggests this is a lighter, more fresh style of Port. On the palate there is plenty of sweetness, with cassis and ripe, sweet liquidised cherry, but also a touch of raisin and date-like fruit. A certain silky, vanilla and thick plum underpinning emerges into the finish, but so does some quite grippy tannin and again a slightly spiritous edge in a wine that perhaps will become a little more harmonious with time in bottle.
Price: £59.95 (72 in Stock)
1er Cru, Cent-Vignes Domaine Jessiaume Père & Fils
Price: £79.95 (6 in Stock)
Pinot Noir Signature, Domaine Champy
This 2005 red wine is made from the Pinot Noir grape. The wines displays a light garnet colour with aromas of raspberry, strawberry, cherry and a hint of spice from oak. It is dry, smooth and medium bodied on the palate with soft tannins and high acidity. Its taste profile is filled with earthy flavours such as dried mushrooms and wet soil. There is certainly a level of complexity here.
Price: £39.95 (2 in Stock)
Presented in a wooden case
The Burmester colheita ports are classic wines of exceptional quality and elegance. Burmester is a Port Wine brand with centuries of history in producing some of the best Ports.Their 2005 barrel aged single harvest port offers a complex nose with raisins, dried prunes and hazelnut notes. Full-bodied with a great balance, a smooth palate that reflects the nose and a fine long length.
Price: £32.95 (13 in Stock)
Includes Burmester Open Lid Gift Box
The 2005 Burmester Vintage Port has come from the Burmester Cellars in Porto where it was cellared until purchased by us.
The 2005 Burmester Vintage Port is beautifully ripe red and dark berry fruits and violets in the nose and the mouth. Pleasantly sweet and smooth. Good acidity and fine tannins at this early stage. Medium bodied and a lovely Port wine. Outstanding.
Price: £49.95 (107 in Stock)
Pauillac 5th Growth Classification
2005 Chateau Clerc Milon
The grapes were harvested between 21 September and 6 October in conditions that may be described as ideal. Although the atypically dry weather meant that yields were relatively low, the wines show rich, powerful and stylish tannins. Overall, the profile of the 2005 vintage is rather reminiscent of 1976, 1982 and 1995.
Cabernet Sauvignon 48 %, Merlot 40 %, Cabernet Franc 10%, Petit Verdot 1%, Carménère 1%
Intensely coloured, the wine still looks very young. The intense and open nose displays ripe fruit, liquorice, spice and roasted coffee aromas.
The structure, well-contained, round and powerful, builds gradually from a clean attack.
Price: £129.00 (4 in Stock)
St Julien 2me Cru Classe
A 2005 Chateau Gruaud Larose Red Wine
*** 91 Points - Wine Journal ***
"This is an impressive showing for Gruaud-Larose under blind conditions. It has a reserved, cedar, leafy nose with good definition and poise with good lift – very Pauillac in style with the Cabernet driving it along. The palate is full-bodied, very well balanced with good acidity. Firm tannins, ripe and elegant, very well poised on the briary finish. Charming. Tasted January 2010." Neil Martin, Wine Journal.
Price: £99.00 (11 in Stock)
Margaux 2nd Growth Classification
Reviews for 2005 Chateau Lascombes
Spicy oak, earth and cedar wood jump from the glass of this fruity, medium-bodied wine. It is not showing quite the density I would have expected, but it is still well-endowed and more evolved than some of the top efforts from the Margaux appellation. It has a dark, ruby/plum color, a slightly narrow finish, and less intensity than I remember. For whatever reason, this didn’t jump out of the horizontal tasting of the appellation of Margaux in 2005. Moreover, I loved this wine from barrel and post-bottling. Score: 88+ Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (219), June …
Price: £129.00 (4 in Stock)