Colheita Port Half Bottle 37.5 cl
The small port shipping house of Niepoort has been handcrafting outstanding ports since 1842. Dirk Niepoort is currently the fifth generation of the family to personally oversee every wine which leaves the famous lodge in Vila de Gaia. Their extraordinary reputation is founded on a commitment to ancient vineyards, still treading most of their grapes in old granite ‘lagares' and bottling without filtration. As such, they remain regarded by many as the guardians of authentic port production.
Colheita ports are the products of a single year – in
this case 2005 - but are aged far longer in traditional casks.
Price: £29.95 (8 in Stock)
The Quevedo Vintage Port 2005 is a dark cherry colour. The flavour is of ripe fruit - evocative of black plum and redcurrant. Earthy and well balanced with a touch of dry wood. Some minutes later raspberry and violet flower flavour emerge with a lovely hint of soy. On the palate: balanced and voluminous with very good tannins. Sweet oak combined with dried fruit such as fig, plum or date. Persistent and unique finish.
Quevedo is a family brand producing quality Port from vineyards they have owned for more than one hundred years. The new generation of owners, Oscar and Claudia, are innovating to produce some amazing ports.
Price: £59.95 (30 in Stock)
93 Points Wine Enthusiast
"As ever, Vesuvio is packed with its generous, opulent ripe fruit, showing richness, dense flavours, layers of jam and sweetness with a hint of caramel flavours. This is a Port for indulgence, ripe, rich and packed with flavour."
Price: £59.95 (6 in Stock)
Betsek Tokaji 6 Puttonyos Aszu
Luminous apricot tawny. Apricots and dust and velours on the palate. Very bracing and zesty and one of the first wines in this tasting I have been tempted to swallow. Obviously very high quality. Jancis Robinson
Royal Tokaji now owns 16 hectares of this long established vineyard. Situated to the south east of Mád in Hungary, it produces lusciously refreshing wines that are always in demand. Betsek’s black volcanic topsoil contributes to the mineral and lovely black pepper characters in the wine. Apricot and honey predominate. Betsek is an old Magyar family name and this vineyard produces consistently balanced aszu wines.
Price: £99.95 (1 in Stock)
Quinta Terra Feita Vintage Port
*** 93 points Neil Martin ***
From the good 2005 vintage, the Taylors Terra Feita displays a Deep purple black colour with magenta highlights. Classic black fruit aromas of cherry and cassis provide a dense and impenetrable backdrop for wild scents of mint, resin and gumcistus. On the palate the same intense black fruit character merges with rich dark flavours of and liquorice and chocolate. The tannins are muscular but well integrated and the wine finishes with an explosion of berry fruit and spice.
Neal Martin - 93 Points
Price: £39.95 (12 in Stock)
Haut Medoc 5me Cru Classe
This bordeaux has bags of fruit, tannin and acidity, all tied up in an impeccably-balanced, polished package. Sweet cassis fruit is accompanied by a spicy edge and a long, fresh lift.
Price: £39.00 (0 in Stock)
Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe,
WA - Beautiful, elegant red, blue and black fruits (89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot) as well as some graphite and spice notes jump from the glass of the 2005 Lafite Rothschild. Medium-bodied, with superb purity and texture, this is not a blockbuster by any means, but a meticulously made, lovely-textured Pauillac. Long and pure, this wine should drink well for 25-30 years. There is no danger in pulling the cork on it today. Robert Parker eRobertParker.com 19 Jun 2015
WS - Delivers blackberry, dried porcini, tobacco and licorice aromas. Full-bodied, with layers of velvety tannins and loads of dark chocolate, cigar box, currant, berry and mineral.
Price: £849.00 (0 in Stock)
Margaux Cru Bourgeois
A smooth wine, with vanilla wood flavours, very creamy. The fruit is almost incidental at the moment, but it’s black and firm enough, and with its juicy character should come through well.
Price: £46.95 (0 in Stock)
Frome the outstanding 2005 vintage, the 2005 Picard has a very interesting nose of tobacco, cedar, spice and fruit. The palate stands up with high acidity and forest-floor notes. Medium finish should go well with pasta or red meat.
Saint-Estephe is one of the many famous wine-growing areas of Bordeaux. It gives its name to the red wine appellation AOC Saint-Estephe which is situated at the northern end of the Haut-Medoc region on the gravelly western shores of the Gironde estuary. The wines from Saint-Estephe are richly coloured and deeply flavoured, and are known for their longevity.
Price: £36.95 (0 in Stock)
St Emilion Grand Cru Classe
92 Points - Wine Spectator
Good medium ruby. Lively aromas of wild blackberry, minerals and violet (this has 40% cabernet franc); smells austere. Then sweet, bright and penetrating, with lovely energy and minerality to the dark berry flavours. A very ripe wine that finishes with palate-coating tannins and very good thrust. Consulting enologist Stephane Derenoncourt predicts that this will go truffley with a decade of cellaring.
Château Tertre Daugay is distinguished by its elevated situation, on a promontory, or ‘tertre’, with far-reaching views over the Dordogne valley. In the Middle Ages, the hill site served as a ‘tertre du guet’, or lookout mound, and it is to this that the Château owes its name.
Price: £39.95 (0 in Stock)