Recent Arrivals

The following wines have become available during the last


Vint Description Cl ? Cs Bt Cs (£) Bt (£) +
Red Bordeaux
2012 La Conseillante 75 IB 1 0 950 -
2008

Leoville Poyferre

75 IB 6 0 620 -
Tasting Notes for Leoville Poyferre, 2008:
This powerful, dense, full-bodied 2008 is still backward and unevolved, but it possesses a dense purple color as well as sweet aromas of creme de cassis, vanillin, crushed rocks, and flowers. With high but ripe tannin and a long finish, this wine will benefit from 5-8 years of cellaring, and should keep for three decades thereafter. Robert Parker Wine Advocate April 2009
Parker Points: 92-94
Drinking Period: 2014-2044
2007

Le Pin

75 IB 1 0 18500 -
Tasting Notes for Le Pin, 2007:
Rated - No tasting note given Wine Advocate # 176 Apr 2008
Parker Points: 91-93
Drinking Period: 
2006

Lynch Bages

75 IB 2 0 1025 -
Tasting Notes for Lynch Bages, 2006:
This may turn out to be the finest Lynch Bages made since the 2000. The vintages between 2000 and 2006 are certainly very good, but seemingly lighter-styled in addition to being more forward and soft. The seriously-endowed, dense ruby/purple-tinged 2006 reveals a classic nose of creme de cassis, roasted meats as well as herbs, licorice, and toasty oak. Fleshy, full-bodied, opulent, and well-endowed, it will be at its peak in 5-6 years, and should keep for 20 or more. Wine Advocate # 170 Apr 2007.
Parker Points: 91-93
Drinking Period: 2012-2027
2005

Chasse Spleen

75 IB 1 0 350 -
Tasting Notes for Chasse Spleen, 2005:
A beautiful offering from this top-notch Moulis estate, the deep ruby/purple-tinged 2005 Chasse Spleen offers up scents of cassis, minerals, and flowers. Medium-bodied, moderately tannic, rich, and potentially outstanding, it should be at its peak between 2012-2020+. The Wine Advocate #170 Apr-07.
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: 2012-2020
2004

Gruaud Larose

75 DP 1 8 575 47
Tasting Notes for Gruaud Larose, 2004:
This estate continues to under perform, particularly in view of what the previous owners accomplished. Nothing made today resembles the great vintages of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, or even the top-flight 2000. Nearly every St.-Julien chateau is making better wine, and Gruaud Larose needs a wake-up call. A stricter selection might be a place to start. The dark ruby/garnet-colored 2004 reveals an herbal nose displaying hints of dirty saddle leather intermixed with roasted herbs, spice, black cherries, currants, and a green pepper-like character. It is a lightweight effort with medium body, superficial depth, crisp acidity, and sharp tannins in the finish. While it will keep for 10-15 years, and may become slightly more complex, it remains a major disappointment. The Wine Advocate #171 Jun-07.
Parker Points: 87
Drinking Period: 2007-2017
2004

Haut Brion

75 IB 1 0 3300 -
Tasting Notes for Haut Brion, 2004:
The dark plum/ruby-hued 2004 Haut-Brion exhibits a noble, discrete, smoky bouquet revealing notions of plum liqueur, black currants, sweet cherries, and subtle earth. In addition to its aromatic complexity, this medium-bodied effort reveals classic elegance and delicacy as well as sweet fruit in the mouth and a long finish. Give this streamlined, civilized wine 2-4 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 20-25 years. It is amazingly similar to Haut-BrionŐs 1999. The Wine Advocate #171 Jun-07.
Parker Points: 92
Drinking Period: 2009-2034
2004

Haut Brion

75 IB 2 6 3300 275
Tasting Notes for Haut Brion, 2004:
The dark plum/ruby-hued 2004 Haut-Brion exhibits a noble, discrete, smoky bouquet revealing notions of plum liqueur, black currants, sweet cherries, and subtle earth. In addition to its aromatic complexity, this medium-bodied effort reveals classic elegance and delicacy as well as sweet fruit in the mouth and a long finish. Give this streamlined, civilized wine 2-4 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 20-25 years. It is amazingly similar to Haut-BrionŐs 1999. The Wine Advocate #171 Jun-07.
Parker Points: 92
Drinking Period: 2009-2034
2004

Les Forts de Latour

75 DP 1 0 1850 -
Tasting Notes for Les Forts de Latour, 2004:
The estateŐs second wine continues to go from strength to strength. The 2004 Forts de Latour (includes 75% Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals a deep ruby/purple hue, classic evolved cedary, lead pencil, and cassis characteristics, medium body, beautiful sweetness of fruit, and a more forward, evolved character than its big sibling. Enjoy it over the next 15+ years. Also tasted: 2004 Pauillac (87; $38.00) The Wine Advocate #171 Jun-07.
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 2007-2022
2004

Lynch Bages

75 IB 1 0 1055 -
Tasting Notes for Lynch Bages, 2004:
Attractive cassis aromas jump from the glass of this dark ruby/purple-tinged 2004. While elegant, medium-bodied, soft, and broad in the mouth, it is slightly superficial, without the broodingly deep, backward, muscular personality of this estateŐs wines prior to 2001. Given its flavor profile and softness, the 2004 will have wide consumer appeal if drunk over the next 10-14 years. The Wine Advocate #171 Jun-07.
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2007-2021
2003 Latour 75 DP 0 3 - 595
2003 Margaux 75 DP 0 3 - 391
2002

Haut Brion

75 IB 2 0 3250 -
Tasting Notes for Haut Brion, 2002:
Aromas of minerals, forest floor, fresh mushrooms, plums, and currants are present in the moderately fragrant bouquet. Angular, with hard tannin, medium body, and sweet plums as well as currants, this 2002 is harder and tougher-textured than from barrel. Like many 2002s, it is reserved and angular at present. It remains to be seen whether it will flesh out and reveal more charm and succulence.Wine Advocate # 158 Apr 2005
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2010-2020
2002

Leoville Barton

75 IB 1 0 640 -
Tasting Notes for Leoville Barton, 2002:
Even better from bottle than from cask, and one of the finest wines of the vintage, this dense purple-colored 2002 reveals wonderfully sweet notes of charcoal, fresh mushrooms, smoke, earth, leather, cassis, and cedar. Full-bodied, highly extracted, broodingly backward, dense, and deep, this impressively endowed offering is built for the long term. One of the classic wines of Bordeaux and still realistically priced, Leoville-Barton is becoming increasingly popular because of the extraordinary quality/price ratio it offers. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 92
Drinking Period: 2011-2022
2001

Haut Brion

75 IB 1 0 3550 -
Tasting Notes for Haut Brion, 2001:
James Suckling Wine Spectator: (95-100) Stephen Tanzer: (91-93) Wine Advocate #146 (Apr 2003) Robert Parker (93-95) points. The 2001 Haut Brion has added weight, flesh, and substance. It is not as dense or powerful as the 2000, but it is as noble and potentially as complex. A blend of 52% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 12% Cabernet Franc, it is more evolved and slightly lighter than its fleshier, fuller-bodied sibling, the 2000. A moderately intense perfume of iron, sweet and sour cherries, earth, smoke, black currants, plums, and licorice is followed by a medium-bodied wine with excellent purity, fine density, supple tannin, and a long, persistent finish. Haut-Brion's 2001 represents only 50% of the production. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025.
Parker Points: 0
Drinking Period: 
2001

Margaux

75 IB 2 0 3980 -
Tasting Notes for Margaux, 2001:
Performing well from bottle, Chateau Margaux's 2001, which is somewhat reminiscent of both the 1985 and 1999, is an elegant, seamlessly constructed effort with a deep ruby/purple color, and a beautiful nose of flowers, creme de cassis, blackberries, and cedar. A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, and 4% Cabernet Franc, this forward, opulent beauty can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years. This is one of the most elegant wines of the vintage Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 93
Drinking Period: 2004-2024
2001

Mouton Rothschild

75 IB 1 0 4300 -
Tasting Notes for Mouton Rothschild, 2001:
A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, the opaque purple-colored, chunky 2001 Mouton-Rothschild does not possess the finesse and stature often achieved by this first-growth. It offers a tell-tale cassis-scented nose, and a monolithic, medium to full-bodied style with relatively high, austere tannin in the finish (a characteristics I also noticed in cask). A dry, angular, backward effort for the vintage, it should be forgotten for at least a decade. LetŐs hope the fruit continues to expand and sweeten, but thatŐs no sure thing
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 2013-2025
2000

Haut Batailley

75 IB 1 0 650 -
Tasting Notes for Haut Batailley, 2000:
One of the finest Haut-Batailleys ever made (it certainly rivals the 1996), this deep ruby/purple-colored wine is a beauty. Notes of raspberries, liquified minerals, cassis, and tobacco jump from the glass of this attractive, velvety-textured wine. Some tannin is there, but it is abundantly fruity, low in acidity, and is a quintessentially elegant style of Bordeaux. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2015. The Wine Advocate, #146 Apr-03.
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 2005-2015
2000

Leoville Lascases

75 IB 2 0 2450 -
Tasting Notes for Leoville Lascases, 2000:
This wine has put on weight and, as impressive as it was from cask, it is even more brilliant from bottle. Only 35% of the crop made it into the 2000 Leoville Las Cases, a blend of 76.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.4% Merlot, and 8.8% Cabernet Franc. The wine is truly profound, with an opaque purple color and a tight but promising nose of vanilla, sweet cherry liqueur, black currants, and licorice in a dense, full-bodied, almost painfully rich, intense style with no hard edges. This seamless classic builds in the mouth, with a finish that lasts over 60 seconds. Still primary, yet extraordinarily pure, this compelling wine, which continues to build flavor intensity and exhibit additional layers of texture, is a tour de force in winemaking and certainly one of the great Leoville Las Cases. In another sense, it symbolizes / pays homage to proprietor Michel Delon, who passed away in 2000. Michel has been succeeded by his son, Jean-Hubert, another perfectionist. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2040. The Wine Advocate, #146 Apr-03.
Parker Points: 99
Drinking Period: 2012-2040
1999

Haut Brion

75 IB 1 0 3600 -
Tasting Notes for Haut Brion, 1999:
Deep plum, currant, and mineral notes emerge from the concentrated, beautifully balanced, pure 1999 Haut Brion. It seems to be cut from the same mold as years such as 1979 and 1985. There is a hint of graphite in the abundant fruit. The wine is medium to full-bodied, nuanced, subtle, deep, and provocatively elegant. It is made in a style that only Haut Brion appears capable of achieving. The finish is extremely long, the tannins sweet, and the overall impression one of delicacy interwoven with power and ripeness. Robert Parker- Wine Advocate #140
Parker Points: 93
Drinking Period: 2007-2025
1999

Margaux

75 IB 2 0 4200 -
Tasting Notes for Margaux, 1999:
The sexy, dark plum/purple-colored 1999 Margaux is already revealing complex aromatics. This surprisingly charming and round offering is reminiscent of a vintage such as 1985. Although neither a blockbuster nor a heavyweight, it grows in the mouth revealing tremendous length as well as purity. Administrator Paul Pontallier prefers it to the more austere 1998, as do I. This is an archetypical Chateau Margaux of richness, finesse, balance, and symmetry. It can be drunk young, but promises to age nicely for two decades. Extrapolating backwards, it would probably have something in common with the underrated 1962 Medocs. Wine Advocate #140 April 2002
Parker Points: 94
Drinking Period: 2002-2022
1995

Margaux

75 IB 3 0 4600 -
Tasting Notes for Margaux, 1995:
95 points. Bottled very late (November, 1997), the 1995 has continued to flesh out, developing into one of the great classics made under the Mentzelopoulos regime. The color is opaque ruby/purple. The nose offers aromas of licorice and sweet smoky new oak intermixed with jammy black fruits, licorice, and minerals. The wine is medium to full-bodied, with extraordinary richness, fabulous equilibrium, and hefty tannin in the finish. In spite of its large size and youthfulness, this wine is user-friendly and accessible. This is a thrilling Margaux that will always be softer and more evolved than its broader-shouldered sibling, the 1996. How fascinating it will be to follow the evolution of both of these vintages over the next half century. Robert Parker -The Wine Advocate 2/98.
Parker Points: 95
Drinking Period: 2005-2040
1988

Lafite Rothschild

75 IB 1 0 7700 -
Tasting Notes for Lafite Rothschild, 1988:
Tasted 7 Times Since Bottling With Consistent Notes Broodingly backward and in need of considerable bottle age, the 1988 is a classic expression of Lafite. This deeply-colored wine exhibits the tell-tale Lafite bouquet of cedar, subtle herbs, dried pit fruits, minerals, and cassis. Extremely concentrated, with brilliantly focused flavors and huge tannins, this backward, yet impressively endowed Lafite-Rothschild may well turn out to be the wine of the vintage! Wine Advocate # 95 Oct 1994
Parker Points: 94
Drinking Period: 2000-2035
Red Burgundy
2013 Echezeaux - Fourrier, Jean Marie 75 IB 6 0 1390 -
1995 Musigny Vieilles Vignes - Vogue, Comte Georges de 75 IB 1 0 6950 -
White Burgundy
2014 Bourgogne Blanc - Roulot, Domaine 75 IB 0 6 - 65
2014 Chassagne Montrachet Les Houilleres - Morey Coffinet 75 IB 1 0 450 -
2008 Bienvenues Batard Montrachet - Carillon, Louis 75 DP 0 6 - 275
Red Rhone
2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve - Pegau 75 IB 1 0 470 -
Champagne
1999 Laurent Perrier - Laurent Perrier 75 DP 0 5 - 45
1996 Bollinger Grande Annee - Bollinger 75 DP 0 3 - 125
NV Champagne Henri Giraud Grand Cru Ay Fut de Chene Brut - Giraud, Henri 75 DP 0 1 - 80
French Regional
2010 Mas de Daumas Gassac - Mas de Daumas Gassac 75 IB 0 6 - 32
Italy
2016 Langhe Nascetta - Conterno, Diego 75 IB 4 8 117 10
2015 Barbera d'Alba Superiore 'Priora', - Fratelli Alessandria 75 IB 4 11 204 17
2015 Bolgheri Rosso - Macchiole 75 IB 0 6 - 15
2015 Langhe Nebbiolo Prinsiot - Alessandria, Fratelli 75 IB 20 10 168 14
2013 Barolo - Conterno Diego 75 IB 3 7 280 24
2013 Barolo - Borgogno, Serio & Battista 75 IB 9 5 258 22
2013 Barolo Cannubi - Borgogno, Serio & Battista 75 IB 22 4 312 26
2013 Barolo Ginestra - Conterno Diego 75 IB 10 2 356 30
2013 Barolo Gramolere - Fratelli Alessandria 75 IB 3 6 454 38
2013 Barolo San Lorenzo di Verduno - Fratelli Alessandria 75 IB 2 6 420 35
2013 Chianti Classico - San Giusto A Rentennano 75 IB 0 6 - 19
2013 Chianti Classico - Isole E Olena 75 IB 2 0 195 -
2013 Montevertine - Montevertine 75 IB 0 12 - 32
2012 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie, Magnums - Il Marroneto 150 IB 0 1 - 250
2012 L'Alberello - Grattamacco 75 IB 0 6 - 42
2011 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate - Grasso, Elio 75 IB 0 6 - 41
2011 Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne - Siro Pacenti 75 IB 2 6 520 44
2011 Chianti Classico - San Giusto A Rentennano 75 IB 0 6 - 17
2011 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo - Ama, Castello di 75 IB 0 12 - 23
2011 Guido Alberto - San Guido, Tenuta 75 IB 0 6 - 21
2011 Millepassi Bolgheri - Donna Olimpia 1898 75 IB 0 6 - 29
2009 Chianti Classico Vigna del Sorbo Riserva - Fontodi, Tenuta 75 IB 0 6 - 40
2009 Le Serre Nuove - Ornellaia, Tenuta dell' 75 IB 0 6 - 33
2008 Petra Toscana Rosso - Petra 75 IB 0 6 - 35
2007 Brunello di Montalcino - La Rasina 75 IB 5 0 320 -
2007 Brunello di Montalcino - Valdicava 75 IB 0 6 - 49
2005 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova - Casanova di Neri 75 IB 1 0 660 -
2005 Duemani - Duemani 75 IB 0 6 - 42
2001 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova - Casanova di Neri 75 DP 0 6 - 90
1998 Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto - Giacosa, Bruno 75 IB 0 6 - 195
1997 Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto - Giacosa, Bruno 75 DP 0 4 - 175
Spain
2012 Trossos Tros Blanc - Portal del Priorat 75 IB 0 6 - 45
2009 Rioja Reserva - Marques de Murrieta 75 IB 0 6 - 20
2008 Carmen Gran Reserva - Romero, Benjamin 75 IB 0 12 - 65
Vintage Port
1970 Quinta do Noval - Noval, Quinta do 75 DP 0 2 - 45
Germany
2009 Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese - Loosen, Dr 75 IB 0 6 - 27
2001 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett - Prum, Joh Jos 75 DP 1 0 525 -
Australia
2009 Lagniappe Syrah - Gramercy 75 IB 1 0 540 -
United States
2013 Ridge Geyserville - Ridge 75 IB 1 0 330 -
Wine List Last Updated: 13/12/2017 17:26:15