Affordable Wines with Age
Buying mature wine can require very deep pockets. Lots of collectors buy in advance and forget about their cases as a many saving exercise, but for those who have not had the time or inclination to do so, we’ve put together a list of our favourites below. These are all appropriately aged, are drinking wonderfully now and critically, won’t make enormous holes in your bank balance for the pleasure they provide.
Inevitably with these older wines, the parcels we are able to acquire are very limited in quantity, so if you would like anything here, please order swiftly.
- Free mainland delivery available for orders over £150 (except Highlands & Islands). Case price discount on any 12 bottles or more -
2014 CHÂTEAU L'ARGENTEYRE Cru Bourgeois Médoc
Bordeaux France 13% Red
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah.
Deep colour, full and succulent, stays fresh and with supple mid-palate weight and a fine, direct Médoc character. Refined, but not lacking spice and vigour, this is another excellent Médoc from the Philipp...(read more)L&S
2014 RIOJA RESERVA Bodegas Ruconia
Rioja Alta Rioja Spain 14% Red
Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Graciano.
Intense, dark, red cherry colour. Strong aromas of tobacco, toasty notes, creamy and ripe blackberry aromas. Round, velvety and full of volume, leaving toasted, spicy notes on the palate.Winemaker's notes
2015 CABURNIO Tenuta Monteti
Bolgheri Tuscany Italy 14% Red
Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Syrah.
The 2015 Caburnio is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller parts Merlot, Alicante Bouschet, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc from the beautiful beach community of Capalbio on the Tuscan Coast just a few hours' drive nort...(read more)Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate (www.robertparker.com)
2011 CHÂTEAU FOURCAS DUPRÉ Cru Bourgeois Haut Médoc
Bordeaux France 13.0% Red
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot.
This is pure and classic Bordeaux. A delicious elegance delivers the crisp dark red berry fruit. Seasoned perfectly with lovely cedarwood notes and a sprinkle of clove spice. This is drinking brilliantly now - and tradit...(read more)L&S
2015 CHIANTI CLASSICO Le Fioraie Piemaggio
Chianti Tuscany Italy 13.5% Red
We really are in a sweet spot with Tuscan releases at the moment and this is the first of two consecutive vintages of simply superb wines. The 2015 is slightly more muscular and powerful, plenty of rich berry and damson...(read more)L&S
2012 CHÂTEAU PUYGUERAUD Côtes de Francs
Bordeaux France 14% Red
Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot.
From the Nicolas Thienpont family of estates (which includes Pavie Macquin and Larcis Ducasse)L&S
2018 SAINT VÉRAN En Crèches Domaine Daniel Barraud
Mâconnais Burgundy France 13.5% White
This vineyard's fantastic position up high and facing south east, as well as its rock-laden soil really show the class of this site in warm vintages. The vines here are now 37 years old and the 2018 is a total triumph. F...(read more)L&S
2017 TEUFELSPFAD RIESLING Weingut Braunewell
Rheinhessen Germany 13% White
Another cracker of a wine from Stefan, power, precision, depth and intensity. Rich lime and mandarin fruit, with grip and a slatey mouthfeel. Layered, fragrant, deep and beautifully etched, this wine drinks well now, but...(read more)L&S
2015 TERRAZZE CHIANTI CLASSICO Riserva Castagnoli
Chianti Tuscany Italy 14.5% Red
Grown in very hard-to-manage narrow terraces on a precipitous slope, with each vine on a pole, so everything has to be done by hand. Undoubtedly hideously hard work but the result is one of the most complete and refined...(read more)L&S
2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Beauroy Maison des Hâtes
Chablis Burgundy France 13% White
Lovely. Feels fresh but the fruit weight is soft and generous. Ample and fleshy with warm citrus juice. This is classic Beauroy. The nicely, sunny spot gives that good weight - and then comes a whiff of iodine and crushe...(read more)L&S
2015 SQUERRYES Vintage Brut
England United Kingdom 12% White
Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir.
A slightly fuller style, with great ripeness of fruit - peaches, apples and lemon, but still tightly wound. This is just beginning to show the signs of what it is capable of, - so ready to drink now but will be fascinati...(read more)L&S
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