Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port
92 Points - Neil Martin
From The excellent 2005 vintage, this wine is an inky black colour with a narrow purple rim. The nose is built on a sturdy foundation of rich and potent blackcurrant, cherry and blackberry aromas interlaced with notes of apricot and plum. Hints of cedar wood, gumcistus and violet provide the exotic scented dimension which is the hallmark of Vargellas followed Vintage Ports. On the palate the first impression is supple and restrained but the finish reveals a tightly knit fabric of sinewy tannin and unleashes a powerful surge of rich black fruit flavour.
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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 (18 in Stock)
2005 Taylor's Vargellas & Taylor's Terra Feita (2x75cl) - Presented In a 2 bottle Taylor's Gift Box with Spiegelau glasses.
A lovely selection of two of Taylor's best vineyards, the Quinta de Vargellas and the Quinta de Terra Feita from the very good 2005 port vintage. Both bottles are beautifully presented in a luxury Taylor's box with 2 spiegelau glasses as illustrated.
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Bollinger Grand Annee Rose (Presented in original box as illustrated)
A salmon pink tint which is indicative of peaches, the Grand Annee Rose is principally charming champagne to observe. Its communicative palate involves notes of sweet red fruits, caramel and tangerine whilst including the deeper density of an alomost ‘nettly’undertone. An energetic nose conveyings scents of sweet strawberries, firm red fruits and blackberries. The lasting perfume of rose petals leads to a taste of complete elegance.
Price: £89.50 (0 in Stock)
Pauillac, 5th Growth Classification
On the nose, this 2005 Chateau Batailley Grand Cru Classe is clean, pronounced and black fruit-led. As we may expect from a “left bank” wine that is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, it is the characteristics of this grape that lead. Black cherry and ripe plum along with a restrained note of blackcurrant form the bulk of the bouquet of this lovely Pauillac, although subtle oak notes of cedar and toast are also present and well integrated. Good, long finish.
Once in the mouth, this 2005 Chateau Batailley Grand Cru Classe Pauillac is dry, with a high level of acidity and tannin that look to make this wine suitable for prolonged ageing.
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94 points Decanter
This feels a true step up in quality. The Cabernet Sauvignon has been increased by this point, and it gives an extra dimension to the wine. It's very well balanced, with juicy flavours of cassis, fig, liquorice and chargrilled cedar. What a wine the 2005 is, it just keeps on delivering, bringing out the best of the vintage and of the estate. (JA) (1/2018)
93 points Wine Enthusiast
This seems to tread the line between power and great style with ease. While the fruit is concentrated, it is sweet and ripe, balanced with acidity. Very poised, layered with some good firm tannins and a solid core of dry fruits.
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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.
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Deep rich colour with mahogany rim and some fine sediment. Open and developed bouquet of sweet, earthy black fruit, vegetation and a touch of cedar.
Deliciously mature with a full body and very soft tannin. Long, complex length. A very good Cru bourgeois, at its peak.
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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.
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This fully mature claret from the excellent 2005 vintage needs a little time to evolve in the decanter. Lot of tertiary characteristics, some gaminess give way to a nice aged smell with coffee and barrel spices. Medium body, the palate shows cherry fruit and coffee notes with an elegant finish.
Price: £34.95 (0 in Stock)