Recent Arrivals

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Vint Description Cl ? Cs Bt Cs (£) Bt (£) +
Red Bordeaux
2010 Lanessan, Halves 37.5 IB 1 0 160 -
2008 L'Hospitalet de Gazin 75 IB 1 0 225 -
2000

La Lagune, Magnums

150 IB 1 0 600 -
Tasting Notes for La Lagune, Magnums, 2000:
An uninspiring effort from one of my favorite estates, La Lagune's dark ruby-colored, elegant, medium-bodied 2000 reveals plenty of new oak, but lacks concentration, expansiveness, and persistence. It is a pretty wine, but short and insubstantial. Anticipated maturity: now-2011. The Wine Advocate, #146 Apr-03.
Parker Points: 86
Drinking Period: 2003-2011
1996

Latour

75 IB 1 0 6300 -
Tasting Notes for Latour, 1996:
97 points. Fifty-six percent of the 1996 production made it into the Grand Vin, a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. It is a massive, backward wine that comes close to being a monster. The 1996 appears to be a modern day version of 1966 or 1970, rather than the sweeter, more sumptuous, fatter styles of 1982 or 1990. The wine reveals an opaque ruby/purple colour, as well as reticent but emerging aromas of roasted nuts, blackberry fruit, tobacco and coffee with hints of pain grille in the background. massive and full-bodied in the mouth, it possesses extremely high tannin, fabulous concentration and purity and an impeccably long finish. This wine, bottled in July 1998, will require at least a decade of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2012 - 2040. Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate 4/99.
Parker Points: 99
Drinking Period: 2015-2050
1996

Pichon Baron

75 DP 1 0 1345 -
Tasting Notes for Pichon Baron, 1996:
Pichon Longueville Baron's 1996 has turned out to be even better than I thought from cask. The high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend (about 80%) resulted in a wine that has put on weight in the bottle. An opaque purple color is accompanied by beautiful aromas of tobacco, new saddle leather, roasted coffee, and cassis. It is dense, medium to full-bodied, and backward, with moderately high tannin, but plenty of sweet fruit, glycerin, and extract to balance out the wine's structure. This well-endowed, classic Pauillac should be at its finest between 2006-2022. Wine Advocate #122 April 1999
Parker Points: 91
Drinking Period: 2006-2022
1990 Leoville Barton 75 DP 0 12 - 125
1986

Margaux

75 DP 0 1 - 420
Tasting Notes for Margaux, 1986:
96 points. The 1986 Margaux continues to be the most powerful, tannic, and muscular Margaux made in decades. One wonders if the 1928 or 1945 had as much power and depth as the 1986? The black/ruby/purple color reveals no sign of age. The reluctant nose offers up aromas of smoky, toasty new oak and blackcurrants, as well as a few flowers. The wine is mammoth, with extraordinary extract, superb balance, and a frightfully tannic finish. A Margaux of immense stature, it is made in a masculine, full-bodied style that is in complete contrast to the 1990. It should prove nearly immortal in terms of aging potential, but will it have the awesome potential I first predicted? Tasted 12 Times Since Bottling With Consistent Notes. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2050. Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate 10/94.
Parker Points: 0
Drinking Period: 
1986

Petrus

75 IB 0 1 - 1300
Tasting Notes for Petrus, 1986:
The more I tasted this wine, the more I felt it leaves a lot to be desired. The wine has developed an herbaceous tea, smoky, and cherry-scented nose with new oak lurking in the background. The wine, which has lost its baby fat, sags a bit in the middle, and reveals a Medoc-like austerity and tannic structure atypical for a Pomerol. It is closer to medium than full body, and appears to be going through an awkward stage. Will it come around, or continue to lose fruit? Anticipated maturity: Now-2010. Last tasted 2/97 Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1 Jan 1998
Parker Points: 87
Drinking Period: 1997-2010
1961

Ausone

75 DP 0 2 - 695
Tasting Notes for Ausone, 1961:
A ripe, port-like nose of dried fruits, herbs, old tea, and minerals made for an intriguing set of aromatics. In the mouth, the wine reveals more sweetness and fat than one expects from Ausone, but an underlying pruny quality suggested the fruit was more than merely overripe. Hard tannin, acidity, and earthiness were noticeable in the background, but overall this was a good to excellent wine, with its positive attributes outweighing the more troublesome ones. Last tasted 3/97 Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1 Jan 1998
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: 
1961

Haut Brion

75 DP 0 1 - 1950
Tasting Notes for Haut Brion, 1961:
100 points. The 1961 Haut-Brion was pure perfection, with gloriously intense aromas of tobacco, cedar, minerals, and sweet red and black fruits complemented by smoky wood. This has always been a prodigious effort (it was the debut vintage for Jean Delmas). The notes for this wine are taken from the description of Series IV - Flight D of the 1995 tasting conducted in Munich by Helga and Hardy Rodenstock. Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate 2/96.
Parker Points: 0
Drinking Period: 
1960

Calon Segur

75 DP 0 1 - 95
Tasting Notes for Calon Segur, 1960:
A good, solid wine, but given the vintage and the overall quality of its two most famous neighbors, Montrose and Cos d'Estournel, the 1961 Calon-Segur is a disappointment. The color lacks the great depth and richness of this vintage, and this wine seems much less concentrated and rich than others. In 1987, the wine was fit to drink, but living dangerously with high acidity poking its head through the moderate levels of extract. It remains a mediocre effort, particularly for a 1961. Anticipated maturity: Now. Last tasted, 6/87. Robert Parker- Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 83
Drinking Period: 
1960 Mouton Rothschild 75 DP 0 1 - 295
1947 Palmer 75 DP 0 1 - 550
White Bordeaux
2008 d'Yquem 75 IB 1 0 1600 -
Red Burgundy
2014 Chambertin - Rousseau, Armand 75 IB 0 18 - 950
2014 Chambertin Clos de Beze - Rousseau, Armand 75 IB 0 4 - 950
2014 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses - Mugnier, J F 75 IB 0 1 - 625
2014 Charmes Chambertin - Rousseau, Armand 75 IB 1 0 2350 -
2014 Clos de la Roche - Dujac 75 IB 0 10 - 315
2014 Clos de la Roche - Rousseau, Armand 75 IB 0 6 - 233
2014 Clos de la Roche - Rousseau, Armand 75 IB 0 1 - 230
2014 Clos St Denis - Dujac 75 IB 0 12 - 315
2014 Clos Vougeot - Meo Camuzet 75 IB 0 3 - 158
2014 Corton Les Perrieres - Meo Camuzet 75 IB 0 3 - 125
2014 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques - Rousseau, Armand 75 IB 0 8 - 395
2014 Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques - Rousseau, Armand 75 IB 0 8 - 160
2014 Mazy Chambertin - Rousseau, Armand 75 IB 0 6 - 209
2014 Nuits St Georges Aux Murgers - Meo Camuzet 75 IB 0 3 - 95
2014 Richebourg - Meo Camuzet 75 IB 0 1 - 990
2014 Ruchottes Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes - Rousseau, Armand 75 IB 1 0 3590 -
2014 Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux - Meo Camuzet 75 IB 0 1 - 990
2014 Vosne Romanee Les Chaumes - Meo Camuzet 75 IB 0 2 - 89
2013 Gevrey Chambertin Combe aux Moines - Fourrier 75 IB 0 6 - 100
2013 Gevrey Chambertin Goulots - Fourrier 75 IB 0 6 - 110
2013 Gevrey Chambertin Les Champeaux - Fourrier 75 IB 0 6 - 120
2013 Gevrey Chambertin VV - Fourrier 75 IB 1 0 600 -
2013 Vosne Romanee Aux Malconsorts - Cathiard, Sylvain 75 IB 0 1 - 295
2012 Romanee St Vivant - DRC 75 IB 0 8 - 1050
2011 Clos de la Roche - Lignier Michelot 75 IB 1 0 900 -
2011 Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques - Fourrier 75 IB 0 6 - 200
2011 Gevrey Chambertin Combe aux Moines - Fourrier 75 IB 0 6 - 100
2011 Griotte Chambertin - Fourrier 75 IB 0 1 - 395
2011 Morey St Denis Les Chenevery - Lignier Michelot 75 IB 1 0 360 -
2010 Grands Echezeaux - DRC 75 IB 0 1 - 1050
2008 Bonnes Mares - Roumier, Georges 75 IB 0 1 - 625
2008 Corton Bressandes - Chandon de Briailles 75 DP 1 0 450 -
2008 Romanee St Vivant - Follin Arbelet 75 IB 0 1 - 250
2006 Bonnes Mares - Dujac 75 IB 0 1 - 375
2006 Echezeaux - Dujac 75 IB 0 1 - 325
2005 Richebourg - DRC 75 IB 0 6 - 2350
2003 La Tache, Magnums - DRC 150 IB 0 2 - 6950
2003 Romanee St Vivant, Magnums - DRC 150 IB 0 1 - 2950
2002 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses - Mugnier, J F 75 IB 0 1 - 875
2002 Vosne Romanee Les Brulees - Engel, Rene 75 IB 0 1 - 350
2001 Clos Vougeot - Engel, Rene 75 IB 0 1 - 350
2000 Clos Vougeot - Engel, Rene 75 IB 0 2 - 415
1999

Vosne Romanee Les Suchots - Lamarche, Francois

75 IB 1 0 1100 -
Tasting Notes for Vosne Romanee Les Suchots - Lamarche, Francois, 1999:
Attractive fruit. Rich and ripe and almost sweet. But fresh nevertheless. Medium weight only, it seems. Very loush. Very seductive. Good length. From 2007. Clive Coates The Vine February/March 2001.
Parker Points: 
Drinking Period: 
1997 Romanee St Vivant - Arnoux, Robert 75 DP 0 2 - 360
1990 Clos Vougeot - Engel, Rene 75 IB 1 0 12500 -
1990 Musigny - Mugnier, J F 75 IB 0 1 - 1300
1990 Vosne Romanee Les Brulees - Engel, Rene 75 IB 0 11 - 675
1971 Romanee St Vivant - Noellat, Charles 75 IB 0 1 - 750
1969

La Tache - DRC

75 IB 0 1 - 2100
Tasting Notes for La Tache - DRC, 1969:
PRODUCTION: 2,017 cases. A healthy, medium to dark garnet color with considerable rust and brown at the edge is typical of a 26-year old, high class red Burgundy. A pungent, smoked duck, Asian spice, sweet, red and black fruit, caramel-like bouquet explodes from the glass. If there is ever a wine that can be said to reek of terroir, it is this 1969. From one of the more structured vintages in the last 25 years (let's hope the finest 1993s turn out this well), this fully mature, medium to full-bodied La Tache still retains some tannin. It is beautifully sweet, expansive, and rich, with complex aromatics. If the flavors deliver outstanding ripeness and complexity, the tannin in the more rustic finish is obtrusive. I would not push this wine's longevity curve any further given the fact that this example was from a magnum in pristine condition. It is a terrific La Tache that proves that in some instances, great red Burgundy can last for 25+ years Wine Advocate # 100 Aug 1995
Parker Points: 94
Drinking Period: 
1964 Romanee St Vivant - Leroy 75 IB 0 2 - 1950
1961 Grands Echezeaux - Leroy 75 IB 0 1 - 1150
1959 Musigny - Bouchard Pere et Fils 75 IB 0 2 - 750
White Burgundy
2012 Le Montrachet - Ramonet 75 IB 0 1 - 1350
2008 Chablis Les Clos, Magnums - Raveneau, Francois 150 IB 0 1 - 1350
2008 Puligny Montrachet Clos de la Mouchere - Boillot, Henri 75 IB 0 6 - 100
2007 Chablis Les Clos, Magnums - Raveneau, Francois 150 IB 0 1 - 1350
2007 Chablis Montmains - Fevre, William 75 DP 4 0 195 -
2007 Chablis Valmur - Raveneau, Francois 75 IB 0 1 - 310
2007 Meursault Les Charmes - Roulot, Domaine 75 IB 0 1 - 400
2007 Meursault Les Genevrieres - Coche Dury 75 IB 0 1 - 895
2007 Meursault Les Perrieres - Darviot Perrin 75 IB 1 0 775 -
2006 Chablis Les Clos - Raveneau, Francois 75 IB 0 1 - 410
2005 Chevalier Montrachet - Leflaive, Domaine 75 IB 0 2 - 450
2005 Chevalier Montrachet - Leflaive, Domaine 75 IB 0 6 - 450
2005 Meursault Les Charmes - Roulot, Domaine 75 IB 0 1 - 350
2005 Meursault Les Gouttes d'Or - D'Auvenay 75 IB 0 1 - 950
2004 Chablis Valmur - Raveneau, Francois 75 IB 0 3 - 275
2002 Chablis Valmur - Raveneau, Francois 75 IB 0 1 - 395
2002

Le Montrachet - Jadot, Louis

75 IB 0 1 - 450
Tasting Notes for Le Montrachet - Jadot, Louis, 2002:
The 2002 Montrachet was re-tasted in early February, 2004 immediately after bottling. It reveals a highly expressive nose of sap-laden rocks, spices, and ginger. On the palate, this medium to full-bodied, velvety-textured effort is seamless, rich, broad, and ample. Loads of spices, hazelnuts, cloves, pears, and honeyed minerals can be discerned in its complex, harmonious character. Its pure, lush personality and impressively bold flavors linger throughout its long, suave finish. Given that this wine had recently been subjected to filtration and the shock of being bottled, I have every confidence in the world that it will gain even more power, flesh, and length over the next 2-3 years. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 95
Drinking Period: 2008-2020
2001 Chablis Valmur - Raveneau, Francois 75 IB 0 3 - 310
2001 Meursault - Coche Dury 75 DP 0 1 - 385
2000

Meursault Les Rougeots - Coche Dury

75 IB 0 1 - 500
Tasting Notes for Meursault Les Rougeots - Coche Dury, 2000:
The smoky mineral-scented 2000 Meursault Rougeots is intense, concentrated, and medium to full-bodied. Muscular and dense, it is the finest Rougeots Coche has produced in years. Loads of white fruits are intermingled with butter and spices in this seamless offering. This wine has tremendous complexity, depth, and length. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 93-94
Drinking Period: 2001-2012
1997 Chablis Valmur - Raveneau, Francois 75 DP 0 5 - 295
1996 Chablis Les Clos - Raveneau, Francois 75 IB 0 1 - 550
1996

Meursault Les Rougeots - Coche Dury

75 IB 0 1 - 675
Tasting Notes for Meursault Les Rougeots - Coche Dury, 1996:
The outstanding Meursault Rougeots possesses awesome mineral depth on the nose and a super-concentrated, luscious, broad-shouldered, yet defined, focused and highly-delineated personality. It is medium-to-full-bodied, refined, and precise. This wine is filled with oily minerals intertwined with zest citrus peels. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 90-93
Drinking Period: 2001-2008
1990 Meursault - Coche Dury 75 IB 0 1 - 625
Red Rhone
2006 Chateauneuf du Pape - Rayas, Ch 75 IB 0 1 - 290
2005 Chateauneuf du Pape - Rayas, Ch 75 IB 0 6 - 450
2005 Chateauneuf du Pape - Rayas, Ch 75 IB 0 1 - 450
2004 Chateauneuf du Pape - Rayas, Ch 75 IB 0 1 - 310
2003 Chateauneuf du Pape - Rayas, Ch 75 IB 0 1 - 360
2001 Chateauneuf du Pape - Rayas, Ch 75 IB 0 2 - 310
1999 Cornas - Verset, Noel 75 DP 0 1 - 395
1995 Chateauneuf du Pape - Rayas, Ch 75 IB 0 1 - 650
1990

Chateauneuf du Pape Clos des Papes - Avril

75 DP 2 0 2040 -
Tasting Notes for Chateauneuf du Pape Clos des Papes - Avril, 1990:
From a fabulous vintage, the 1990 is one of the greatest offerings from Clos des Papes. This was the last vintage vinified with 100% stems, and the result is a full-bodied, opulent, sweet, multidimensional, expansive Chateauneuf du Pape. It has hit its plateau of maturity, where it should rest for 10-15 years. Terrific! eRobertParker.com, #E2003 Jan-03.
Parker Points: 96
Drinking Period: 2003- 2018
1990 Hermitage - Chave, Jean Louis 75 IB 0 1 - 595
1988 Hermitage - Chave, Jean Louis 75 DP 0 4 - 195
1983 Hermitage La Chapelle - Jaboulet-Aine, Paul 75 DP 1 0 1200 -
White Rhone
2000 Hermitage Blanc - Chave, Jean Louis 75 DP 0 5 - 135
1999

Ch de Beaucastel Blanc - Perrin

75 DP 1 0 495 -
Tasting Notes for Ch de Beaucastel Blanc - Perrin, 1999:
Readers seeking white Beaucastels for long-term aging should check out the 1999 Chateauneuf du Pape. It offers a sensational bouquet, but its acid profile results in more delineation as well as greater potential for longevity. Full, concentrated, and layered, it will drink well for 10-15 years. The Wine Advocate, #138 Dec-01.
Parker Points: 95
Drinking Period: 2001-2016
1994

Ch de Beaucastel Roussanne Vieilles Vignes Blanc - Perrin

75 DP 1 0 795 -
Tasting Notes for Ch de Beaucastel Roussanne Vieilles Vignes Blanc - Perrin, 1994:
The 1994 Roussanne Vieilles Vignes is sensational, and perhaps even more fragrant and unctuous than the 1995. The nose, which offers up aromas of honey, roses, pain grille, and white flowers, is followed by a wine of exceptional body, thickness, richness, and purity. It is a splendidly rich, flamboyant wine that will undoubtedly close down and appear more structured with another year or two in the bottle. It should keep for 15-20 years. Last tasted 6/96. Rhone Book, #B3 Jan-97.
Parker Points: 96
Drinking Period: 1997-2015
Champagne
2004 Bollinger Grande Annee, Magnums - Bollinger 150 IB 6 0 730 -
1997 Salon - Salon 75 IB 0 1 - 275
1992 Bollinger - Bollinger 75 DP 0 1 - 150
1990

Louis Roederer Cristal - Louis Roederer

75 DP 0 1 - 295
Tasting Notes for Louis Roederer Cristal - Louis Roederer, 1990:
(97 points) The Louis Roederer 1990 Cristal is awesome! A classic of power and finesse, richness and delicacy, it may be the greatest Cristal I have ever tasted! Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate.
Parker Points: 0
Drinking Period: 
1988 Bollinger Grande Annee - Bollinger 75 DP 0 1 - 150
1988 Dom Perignon Rose, Magnums - Moet et Chandon 150 DP 0 3 - 850
1988 Louis Roederer Cristal - Louis Roederer 75 DP 0 1 - 350
1985 Krug Clos du Mesnil - Krug 75 DP 0 1 - 1340
1982 Belle Epoque Rose - Perrier Jouet 75 DP 0 1 - 295
1979 Belle Epoque - Perrier Jouet 75 DP 0 2 - 250
1979 Bollinger - Bollinger 75 DP 0 1 - 325
1979 Louis Roederer Cristal - Louis Roederer 75 DP 0 1 - 395
1976 Krug - Krug 75 DP 0 1 - 595
1973 Bollinger RD - Bollinger 75 DP 0 1 - 350
1973 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne - Taittinger 75 DP 0 1 - 495
1971 Dom Perignon Oenotheque - Moet et Chandon 75 DP 0 1 - 1050
1969 Perrier Jouet Rose - Perrier Jouet 75 DP 0 1 - 450
1966 Dom Perignon - Moet et Chandon 75 DP 0 1 - 495
1964 Renaudin Bollinger - Renaudin Bollinger 75 DP 0 1 - 395
1964 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne - Taittinger 75 DP 0 1 - 350
1961 Dom Perignon - Moet et Chandon 75 DP 0 1 - 495
Italy
2014 Ornellaia, Magnums - Ornellaia, Tenuta del 150 IB 0 2 - 225
2008 Sammarco - Rampolla, Castello dei 75 IB 0 6 - 70
1964 Barolo Riserva - Borgogno & Figli 75 DP 0 2 - 70
1964 Barolo Riserva Speciale - Conterno, Aldo 75 DP 0 2 - 225
1964 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva - Biondi Santi 75 DP 0 1 - 595
1958 Barolo - Mascarello, Bartolo 75 DP 0 1 - 495
1955 Barolo Riserva - Conterno, Giacomo 75 DP 0 1 - 295
Spain
1981 Rioja Gran Reserva - Remelluri 75 DP 0 2 - 80
1978 Imperial Rioja Reserva - C V N E 75 DP 0 6 - 95
1964 Rioja Glorioso Gran Reserva Cosecha Especial - Palacio, Bodegas 75 DP 0 2 - 90
1964 Rioja Royal Reserva - Franco Espanolas, Bodegas 75 DP 0 2 - 65
1964 Vega Sicilia Unico - Vega Sicilia 75 DP 0 1 - 295
1959 Imperial Rioja - C V N E 75 DP 0 2 - 140
1957 Imperial Rioja Gran Reserva - C V N E 75 DP 0 2 - 190
Australia
1998 St Henri Shiraz - Penfolds 75 DP 0 6 - 85
New Zealand
2014 Escarpment The Edge Pinot Noir - Escarpment 75 DP 0 10 - 8
2013 Te Mata Coleraine Cabernet Merlot - Te Mata 75 DP 10 0 376 -
Wine List Last Updated: 26/06/2017 17:25:56