Champagne Gruet Brut Cuvée Tradition (Magnum)
Champagne Gruet Brut Cuvée Tradition (Magnum)
Champagne Gruet Brut Cuvée Tradition (Magnum)

Mainly Pinot Noir. Generous and well structured, elegant with soft full flavour and very good length. A classic example of how a small Champagne house can produce a quality bubbly.

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Champagne Mandois – Blanc de Blancs Brut Premier Cru, 2010
Champagne Mandois – Blanc de Blancs Brut Premier Cru, 2010
Champagne Mandois – Blanc de Blancs Brut Premier Cru, 2010

100% Chardonnay, this is a crisp Champagne with fantastic depth of flavour and a long, biscuity finish. Light yellow with green tints. Refined, mature nose blending brioche, mineral and toast notes backed by delicate fruit. The palate shows seductively refined texture, ethereal fullness, freshness and minerality.

 

Product Information (2010 vintage)

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Champagne Mandois – Cuvée Victor Vieilles Vignes, 2005/07
Champagne Mandois – Cuvée Victor Vieilles Vignes, 2005/07
Champagne Mandois – Cuvée Victor Vieilles Vignes, 2005/07

Flagship of the Mandois range, this “Cuvée” was made in the honour of Victor Mandois the founder of the Mandois Champagne House back in 1905. It is made exclusively from the Chardonnay grapes. Older vines, from 50 years and more are selected for this “Cuvée”. Naturally low yielding, these vines bring concentration which is also acquired by partial oak ageing. The nose is typically Chardonnay, with citrus notes, elegance and power. On the palate we find a good body with complexity, structure and the perfect balance. The length is simply amazing equalled by an incredible freshness.

Victor 2002, a 100% Chardonnay symphony to honour the old vines from Chouilly and Vertus. Vinified in oak casks, as Victor Mandois used to do more than a century ago. A Blanc de Blancs vintage with an extraordinary ageing potential.

93 Points Wine Enthusiast (2000 vintage).

“A Champagne that is very much wine. The structure and the richness are just right for a food wine, showing ripe acidity, flavors of plums and apricots, and balancing these primary fruits with a dense, complex structure that takes in yeast, maturity and a tight apple skin finish.” 12/1/2008

Product Information (2005 vintage)

 

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Chardonnay Grand Ardèche, Louis Latour, 2013
Chardonnay Grand Ardèche, Louis Latour, 2013
Chardonnay Grand Ardèche, Louis Latour, 2013

Shimmering pale yellow in colour. On the nose it reveals aromas of vanilla and brioche with hints of honey and acacia. This is a well-balanced wine, ample and generous in the mouth with flavours of almond paste and vanilla.

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Chardonnay, Pays d’Oc IGP, Vieille Grange “Les Fines Roches”, 2015
Chardonnay, Pays d’Oc IGP, Vieille Grange “Les Fines Roches”, 2015
Chardonnay, Pays d’Oc IGP, Vieille Grange “Les Fines Roches”, 2015

Lightly tropical fruity aromas marry with soft buttery notes. Dry and rounded on the palate with texture, richness and finesse that gives this wine charm and completeness.

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Château Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc, 2009
Château Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc, 2009
Château Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc, 2009

Soft and silky on the palate with an almost Right Bank feel, the 2009 Ch. Cantemerle is full if generous, mulberry fruit and supple tannins. The fruit is well balanced by the refreshing acidity, leading to a crisp, clean finish.

‘Gorgeous ripe fruit character, with loads of blueberries, blackberries and flowers. Full body, with velvety tannins and a fruity, fresh, grapefruit aftertaste. Really beautiful. Best ever from here. Best after 2018.’ – 95pts, James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2012.

The Estate
Cantemerle is a Cinquième Cru Classé (Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855) and has 94 hectares of vineyards, planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (30%), Cabernet Franc (6%) and Petit Verdot (4%). The wines are made under the guidance of consultant oenologist, Eric Boissenot, undergoing 12 months’ ageing in French oak, of which 40% is new.

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Chateau Capbern Gasqueton Saint Estephe 2009 – 1.5L
Chateau Capbern Gasqueton Saint Estephe 2009 – 1.5L
Chateau Capbern Gasqueton Saint Estephe 2009 – 1.5L

Jancis Robinson MW, www.jancisrobinson.com. 17.5/20. `From the Calon-Ségur stable and very impressive! Blueish purple crimson. Very juicy and meaty. Lively fruit. Polished. Great vitality. Very much St-Estèphe on the finish. Minerals. But a quite amazing amount of sweetness on the … Read More

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Château Carbonnieux, Grand Cru Classé, Pessac-Léognan, 2009
Château Carbonnieux, Grand Cru Classé, Pessac-Léognan, 2009
Château Carbonnieux, Grand Cru Classé, Pessac-Léognan, 2009

A classic Pessac-Leognan, the 2009 Carbonnieux possesses aromas of sweet black currants and cherries intermixed with hints of roasted herbs, unsmoked cigar tobacco, charcoal and licorice. Medium to full-bodied with more concentration than many vintages, this surprisingly fleshy effort has more poundage and glycerin than this normally light-styled Bordeaux has offered in the past. Harmonious sweet tannins and low acidity give the wine a fleshy mouthfeel and immediate appeal, but most of its aromatic complexity will not emerge for another 5-7 years. It should keep for two decades or more.

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Château Chasse-Spleen, Moulis en Médoc, 2008
Château Chasse-Spleen, Moulis en Médoc, 2008
Château Chasse-Spleen, Moulis en Médoc, 2008

Soft and approachable, this fruit forward claret has immediate appeal. Concentrated black cherry aromas dominate the nose alongside herb and sweet spice hints. The palate shows earthy and more savoury characters and is rounded with a pleasing mouthfeel, all very well balanced.

Château Chasse-Spleen

Château Chasse-Spleen is a leading estate in Moulis. Although classified as a Cru Bourgeois, it regularly outperforms many of the Médoc’s more renowned classed growths.

A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. It is matured in oak barriques (40% new) for 18 months and is bottled unfiltered.

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Château Chasse-Spleen, Moulis en Médoc, 2009
Château Chasse-Spleen, Moulis en Médoc, 2009
Château Chasse-Spleen, Moulis en Médoc, 2009

Beautiful blueberry, black raspberry and cassis fruit as well as incense and graphite jump from the glass of this inky ruby/purple-colored wine. Ripe, medium to full-bodied, dense and rich, this is one of the stars of Moulis in 2009.

Château Chasse-Spleen

Château Chasse-Spleen is a leading estate in Moulis. Although classified as a Cru Bourgeois, it regularly outperforms many of the Médoc’s more renowned classed growths.

A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. It is matured in oak barriques (40% new) for 18 months and is bottled unfiltered.

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Château Chasse-Spleen, Moulis en Médoc, 2010
Château Chasse-Spleen, Moulis en Médoc, 2010
Château Chasse-Spleen, Moulis en Médoc, 2010

A beautiful effort from Chasse-Spleen, this dense purple wine exhibits plenty of black currant and black cherry fruit with some licorice, roasted herbs and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied and supple, the final blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot has produced a fleshy, succulent style of Chasse-Spleen to drink over the next 15+ years.

 

Château Chasse-Spleen

Château Chasse-Spleen is a leading estate in Moulis. Although classified as a Cru Bourgeois, it regularly outperforms many of the Médoc’s more renowned classed growths.

A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. It is matured in oak barriques (40% new) for 18 months and is bottled unfiltered.

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Chateau d’Agassac Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2010 – 1.5L
Chateau d’Agassac Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2010 – 1.5L
Chateau d’Agassac Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2010 – 1.5L

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. 88 points. A superb wine from the Southern Medoc, this blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc is a real sleeper of the vintage. Floral notes intermixed with forest floor, black … Read More

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Château d’Agassac, Cru Bourgeois, 2009 – 1.5L
Château d’Agassac, Cru Bourgeois, 2009 – 1.5L
Château d’Agassac, Cru Bourgeois, 2009 – 1.5L

New Bordeaux – Jane Anson. 93 points. “Very good. Beautiful field of red fruits, with hints of vanilla wood. Very nice power with a beautiful fresh finish.” May 2010   Wine Spectator: 89-92 points. “Mineral and berry aromas, with hints of … Read More

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Château d’Agassac, Haut-Médoc, Cru Bourgeois, 2010
Château d’Agassac, Haut-Médoc, Cru Bourgeois, 2010
Château d’Agassac, Haut-Médoc, Cru Bourgeois, 2010

A superb wine from the Southern Medoc, this blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc is a real sleeper of the vintage. Floral notes intermixed with forest floor, black currant and some subtle smoke and truffle are all present in this seriously endowed, full-bodied wine that is performing beautifully.

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Château d’Aiguilhe, Comtes von Neipperg, Côtes de Castillon, 2010
Château d’Aiguilhe, Comtes von Neipperg, Côtes de Castillon, 2010
Château d’Aiguilhe, Comtes von Neipperg, Côtes de Castillon, 2010

One of the best-run estates in the underrated and undervalued appellation of Cotes de Castillon is Chateau d’Aiguilhe, which is owned by Stephan von Neipperg. As with all of von Neipperg’s wines, Stephane Derenoncourt is the consulting winemaker. The blend is usually 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, although I did not see the statistics on this particular vintage. The 2010 (10,000 cases produced) achieved 14% natural alcohol from modest yields of 34 hectoliters per hectare. It exhibits a deep ruby/purple hue, lots of cassis, crushed rock and floral characteristics, a round, generous, savory, broadly textured style and sweet tannins. Drink it over the next decade.

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Château d’Issan, Margaux, 2005
Château d’Issan, Margaux, 2005
Château d’Issan, Margaux, 2005

From 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, the wine was aged in 55% new oak. Still deep in color, the wine opens with floral, black cherry, forest floor, cassis, tobacco and spicy aromas. With supple, refined textures, concentration of fruit and a long, elegant, blackberry finish, this continues to develop perfectly.

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Chateau d’Yquem, Sauternes, 1999 – 1.5L
Chateau d’Yquem, Sauternes, 1999 – 1.5L
Chateau d’Yquem, Sauternes, 1999 – 1.5L

James Suckling, Wine Spectator 94 points. “The 1999 was particularly impressive for the vintage. It was superbly focused and beautiful on the nose, with sugared lemons, tropical fruit and maple syrup character. Full-bodied and thick, yet very fine, it was extremely … Read More

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Château de Camensac Grand Cru Classé, Haut-Médoc 2014
Château de Camensac Grand Cru Classé, Haut-Médoc 2014
Château de Camensac Grand Cru Classé, Haut-Médoc 2014

– The robe is garnet and bright. The nose is neat and straight. Before stirring, candied citrus notes, fine wooded touch and vanilla. After stirring, come the red fruit aromas, gunflint and spice as pepper. The attack is right. Nice balance. The half body has a beautiful silky and tight grain in an ample and supple volume. The finish is very long with lots of cherry.

– Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 Camensac has a vivid and vivacious bouquet with bright black cherry and boysenberry fruit, a touch of pencil lead developing in the glass. The palate is well balanced with thickset tannin, an Haut-Medoc of commendable structure that may well see it aging more slowly than others. I appreciate the fruit concentration here, while it exerts a pleasant grip on the finish. Give it two or three years in bottle just to soften those edges.

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Château de Sarenceau, Saint-Emilion AC 2001
Château de Sarenceau, Saint-Emilion AC 2001
Château de Sarenceau, Saint-Emilion AC 2001

Fully matured. Notes of truffle, prune & licorice on the nose. Extremely soft on the palate with fresh black fruit flavours despite its age.

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Chateau du Fauga – AC Grand Vin Blanc, Montravel, 2017
Chateau du Fauga – AC Grand Vin Blanc, Montravel, 2017
Chateau du Fauga – AC Grand Vin Blanc, Montravel, 2017

 

Lively, fruity aromas. In clayey-limestone soils, the grapes are very ripe and thus give off aromas of candied fruit. Château Fauga is made with 90% Sauvignon, or 100% according to the vintage. Fermentation is carried out at a low temperature with a skin maceration of 24 hours – adding weight and complexity to the wine. Suggested dishes: Seafood platter, raw vegetables, fondue Savoyarde.

Chateau du Fauga

Chateau du Fauga is an 18th century castle listed as a historical monument, located 200 meters from the banks of the Dordogne in the town of Port Sainte Foy.

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