Wine for Laying down, 5-10 Years
2006 CHARLES HEIDSIECK Blanc de Millénaires
Champagne France 12% White
2013 NYETIMBER Tillington Vineyard Brut
England United Kingdom 12% White
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir.
Pleasingly pale, with a fine bead of soft, well-integrated bubbles that fill the nose with aromas of wild strawberry, some perky red berries and a very gentle, soothingly doughy, autolytic note. In the mouth the fine brightness continues, this is not heavy nor too firm but there is a gentl...(read more)L&S
2011 POMMARD Vieilles Vignes La Levrière Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py
Côte d'Or Burgundy France 13% Red
Seems quite oaky, but it's really just that the fruit is a little on the back foot. In need of a racking? No doubting the volume; it's as rich and full as it could be. Rich and tense and relaxed and velvety all the the same time.L&S
2013 CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE Cuvée de la Reine des Bois Domaine de la Mordorée
Southern Rhône Rhône France 15% Red
Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah.
Nose full of sumptuous dark berry fruit and sweet spice. In the depths there are hints of cured meat and leather, with top notes notes of garrigue herbs and floral lift. Despite all the richness, the palate shows outstanding purity and poise. There's energy as well as opulence. It's ready...(read more)L&S
2017 BARBARESCO Cottá Sottimano
Piedmont Italy 14% Red
2010 TERRICCIO Castello del Terriccio
Tuscany Italy 13.5% Red
Tannat, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah.
A wine of gravitas and power, the 2010 Castello del Terriccio doesn't quite have the sexiness of the Lupicaia today. Instead, the flavors are deep, darker and meatier, with considerable depth and formidable tannins that need time to start resolving themselves. The 2010 Castello is a wine f...(read more)Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate
2016 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO Fuligni
Montalcino Tuscany Italy 13.5% Red
The Fuligni 2016 Brunello di Montalcino shows balance and symmetry with plenty of primary intensity to ensure a long cellar life. The bouquet opens to dark plum, dried raspberry, spice, aniseed and grilled herb. I get a lot of Mediterranean lavender and rosemary essence. This is a mid-weig...(read more)Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate (www.robertparker.com)
2015 MONTETI Tenuta Monteti
Bolgheri Tuscany Italy 14.5% Red
Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2015 Monteti is a blend of mostly Petit Verdot with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The bouquet shows savory notes and even a touch of musky animal that is hidden within the rich density and warm-vintage concentration of this Tuscan blend. That meaty personality gives the wine t...(read more)Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate (www.robertparker.com)
2011 LUPICAIA Castello del Terriccio
Maremma Tuscany Italy 14% Red
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.
There is evident heat to the fruit in the 2011 Lupicaia, but the balsam intensity or tertiary aromas also come through. The wine shows green notes of grilled herb and a sharper, more defined level of fruit intensity. The wine is profound and deep. The tannins are very well integrated, and...(read more)Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate (www.robertparker.com)
2016 QUINTA DA ROMANEIRA Reserva
Douro Portugal 13.5% Red
Under the heading ' A new dawn for Douro reds- Many Douro red wines seem to lack polish and sophistication. Not this one', Matthew Jukes writes: 'It has been a long wait for the guardians of the Douro Valley to make truly awesome red wines. While Port is, rightly, the focu...(read more)Matthew Jukes, Moneyweek
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