Domaine Font de Michelle, Etienne Gonnet
From the outstanding 2005 Rhone Vintage. A profound, smokey, leathery nose with an intriguing aromatic note like sandalwood. Beautiful palate with a gorgeous, silky texture, and a very sweet impression. Intense, wonderfully scented Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Producer Guilllaume Gonnet produces this Châteauneuf-du-Pape from equal quantities of Grenache and Syrah, the vines farmed biodynamically and on average, between 50 and 90 years old. That age of vine leads to an especially intense, pure Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with tonnes of dark fruit aroma, touches of mixed herbs and liquorice. As expected for wines of this area, the alcohol is up around 14.
Price: £64.95 (2 in Stock)
Domaine Vieux Telegraphe
Strong wine here, this beautiful 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape wine reveals ample ripe dark red fruits, spice, garrigue, jam and kirsch. The wine is rich, round and full bodied, leaving with a finish packed with fresh red and black cherries.
***93 Points- Wine Cellar Insider***
Price: £59.95 (1 in Stock)
2005 Colheita Malmsey Madeira
Cossart Gordon 2005 Malmsey Colheita Madeira is made from grapes harvested in a single year. A colheita Madeira is therefore a type of dated Madeira, like vintage Madeira. It has to be aged for a minimum of 5 years in barrels before it can be called a Colheita Madeira (for Colheita Port it is a minimum of 7 years). There is no maximum age limit for Colheita Madeira but after 19 years ageing it can then legally be called Vintage Madeira. This barrel ageing gives the Colheita Madeira some of the character and complexity of a young vintage Madeira. Madeira is a complex, interesting wine and is made in virtually every vintage.
Price: £32.95 (3 in Stock)
Madeira is made on the volcanic island of the same name situated in the Atlantic ocean some 400 miles off the North African coast. The sub-tropical island was discovered in 1419 by the Portuguese.
This 2005 luscious sweet Malmsey Madeira from D'Oliveiras is topaz, mahogany in color, translucent, with sweet aromas with a very viscous and honey-sweet texture as well as some citrus notes and an aroma of fresh flowers. Pretty fresh for a Malvasia.
It is an excellent addition to pastries, fruit, chocolate, chocolates, hard cheeses, ice cream, caramel & coffee desserts. Malmsey is "meditation wine" with which you can finish a good dinner perfectly.
Price: £59.00 (7 in Stock)
Late Bottled Vintage Port - HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl
In an original Ferreira Gift box
This 2005 Late Bottled Vintage Port wine is a special release from the Ferreira Cellars. Developed and aromatically intense, the wine’s bouquet harbours a strong presence of fully ripened red berries as well as subtle oak notes, such as cedar and tobacco box. In the mouth the wine reveals its excellent harmony and complexity, firm and obvious tannins, and noteworthy flavours of fully ripened red berries and chocolate. This port wine possesses a fine acidity and an enormously elegant, prolonged finish.
Price: £22.95 (15 in Stock)
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Feuerheerd's Colheita Port is a port from a single harvest aged in oak casks for a minimum of seven years and bottled by demand. After carefully selecting the grapes, the wine was matured in seasoned oak casks to produce a rich, mellow flavour and to show the fine balance and elegance of an old tawny.
Serve with fruit-cake or rich dessert.
Price: £24.95 (18 in Stock)
Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Cherbaudes 2005 Vieille Vigne Domaine Fourrier.
2005 1er Cru Cherbaudes 2005 Vieille Vigne Domaine Fourrier.
Tasted blind in Hong Kong, it had been several years since I last tasted the Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru les Cherbaudes from Jean-Marie Fourrier. There is a touch of struck match on the nose that is quite high-toned for Jean-Marie, the fruit much darker when juxtaposed against Rousseau's Clos Saint Jacques '02 (for example). The palate is medium-bodied with touches of orange peel and bell pepper infusing the black fruit. It is nicely balanced, although you feel that a couple more years in bottle will do this no harm at all.
Price: £265.00 (2 in Stock)
La Font del Bosc
Made from super ripe grapes of ancient Grenache vines and fortified to halt fermentation, La Font del Bosc is a fabulous vin doux naturel from the Roussillon’s Maury. Crafted by Le Chai’s Mark Hoddy, it is truly intense, sweet, complex and long.
Price: £26.95 (2 in Stock)
Colheita Single Harvest Tawny Port
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Colheita Ports are created from a single vintage, differentiating them from Tawny Ports, which are a blend of several vintages.
This excellent port from Caves Messias offers maturing notes of dried red fruit, prunes and spice. Smooth with excellent balance. Long and vibrant. (VINTAGES panel, Jan. 2015)
Price: £27.50 (26 in Stock)
Caves Messias is an historic family owned company that produced high quality port since 1926. Under their care and attention they have become renown for the quality of their colheitas and vintage ports at a competitive price. The grapes coming from their Quinta do Cachao Quinta do Rei Estates.
Price: £39.95 (4 in Stock)