Chateau Phelan Segur, St Estephe, 2006, Bordeaux, 37.5cl
Château Phélan Ségur 2006 is a red wine from Saint-Estèphe that is based on merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc and has an alcoholic strength of 12%. It is the ideal red to combine with roasted red meat. It obtained the following scores with robert parker: 88 and wine spectator: 90.
- To the eye: 2006 Château Phélan Ségur shows a dark red
- On the nose: nose evokes fruits like raspberry, currant and a touch of fresh herbs.
- In the mouth: the palate displays an active tannic but well balanced. Middle and elegant finish.
Chateau Senejac, Haut Medoc, 2016
Château Sénéjac 2016 presents a deep red colour with garnet reflections. The first nose is very open, precise with notes of black cherries and blackberries. After stirring, the nose takes on its fullness, with complex notes of red fruits, associated with the toasted vanilla from the barrel. The palate is dense and opulent. The texture is very precise, thanks to very good quality tannins and good management of our extractions during vinification. Sénéjac 2016 is powerful while remaining very elegant and is expressed by a good length in the mouth, silky and well-integrated tannins. This vintage is one of the best of the property. It combines concentration and gluttony and it is undoubtedly a very good aging potential.
Chateau Sociando Mallet, Haut Medoc, 2015
The wines of Sociando-Mallet are characterized by a very deep and dark colour, complex aromas of red fruits and a well-integrated, fine, oaky touch. They are by tradition long-keeping wines. The wines are full-bodied, straight and elegant, with a lot of freshness and depth.
Some graphite and toasted spicy fruits, which create an impressive opening. Iodine and dark berries follow. The palate has a similarly spicy start, which builds waves of fine, ripe tannin, that hold impressively fresh and deep.
Château Lafon-Rochet, Grand Cru Classé, Saint Estèphe, 2008
A strong effort for this vintage, the 2008 exhibits a dark plum/purple color, plenty of firm, rugged, austere tannins, copious red and black fruits, admirable flavor intensity and medium body. Cellar it for 3-4 years and drink it over the following 15.
Château Lafon-Rochet is a 4ème Cru Classé St-Estèphe estate that has been owned by the Tesseron family since 1959. The property has one of the best terroirs in Bordeaux: its one block of 45 hectares is on a gravelly rise not far from Pauillac, and overlooks first growth Lafite Rothschild and second growth Cos d’Estournel.
Chateau Poujeaux, Cru Bourgeois, Moulis, 2009
2009 Poujeaux shows the estate made a big jump in quality since it was purchased by the owners of Chateau Clos Fourtet in St. Emilion. Stephane Derenoncourt is lending his skills to the winery as well. The 2009 is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Ripe blackberries, cassis, olives, spice and pepper make up the perfume. This thick, rich, full bodied, powerful wine should drink well young.
Château la Tour Carnet, Grand Cru Classé, Haut-Médoc, 2009
Deeply-coloured. Powerful nose of ripe red fruits (strawberry) with slightly burnt oak presence. Power takes centre-stage on the palate with lovely fat at point of entry. A robust style with a good framework still showing pronounced oak. Slightly dry tannins on the finish. Wonderful potential.
‘This dense purple wine displays notes of charcoal, subtle toast and white chocolate as well as blueberry and blackberry liqueur intermixed with hints of graphite and licorice. Dense, full-bodied, unctuously textured, and quite long and thick, this concentrated, impressively endowed wine is silky-textured and already accessible. However, I suspect its best days are at least 5-7 years ahead of it. It should keep for a minimum of two decades.’ – 92pts, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (199), March 2012.
Château La Tour Carnet
Château La Tour Carnet is a 4emé Cru Classé property owned since by Bernard Magrez. ‘It is one of the most picturesque chateaux in Bordeaux, dating from the 12th century, with real towers and a Camelot-style moat surrounding it. A large estate, they have been making top-flight wines for well over a decade, yet the prices remain very realistic for a classified growth Bordeaux.’ – Robert Parker, Wine Critic.
Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal, Pauillac, 2009
Probably the finest Haut-Bages Liberal since the 1982, this beautifully rich wine has an inky purple colour, a big, sweet kiss of creme de cassis, incense, some background spicy oak and forest floor. Its gorgeous fruit, full-bodied opulence, impressive purity, expansive texture and broad, savory finish make for a terrific wine to drink over the next 25+ years. (Feb 2012)
Clos Louie – ‘Louison & Leopoldine’, Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon, France 2014
A tiny organic vineyard with pre-phylloxeric vines owned by Pascal and Sophie Lucin Douteau. ‘Louison & Leopoldine’ is their second wine; with a high proportion of Cabernet Franc it has a charm and elegance and is drinking wonderfully right now.
‘Red cherry with hints of mint, creamy and smooth on the palate. Expressive and with fine depth of flavour – a good find.’ – www.bordeaux.com
Chateau Reynon, Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux, 2016
Hard to beat in terms of value for money, the 2016 Reynon has vibrant, plummy fruit character and notes of dark chocolate on the palate. The higher proportion of cabernet sauvignon (17%) this year lends the wine energy and freshness. 2019–2027.
Chateau Le Doyenne, Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux,
- The 2016 La Doyenne, a Première Côtes de Bordeaux, has an understated but pure bouquet with red cherries, boysenberry jam and violet aromas that unfurl nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, fine structure, subtle but slightly tarry fruit and a gently but insistent grip on the finish.
Chateau Caronne Ste Gemme, Haut Medoc, 2014
Situated 500 metres from St Julien, adjacent to Château Gruaud Larose and Château Lascombes, this property is blessed with some very fine vineyards producing fruit worthy of Classes Growth status delivering outstanding value for money. In 2013 Francois Nony installed a new winemaking team, including Olivier Seze and Bruno Sauquet (previously at Montrose) to take this Château to the next level. This has proved to be a great decision.
Deep, almost opaque in colour, intense cassis dominates the bouquet but there is also a delicious freshness. Aged in 25% new oak, the palate is brooding, meaty and sturdy, balanced with beautifully ripe tannin and notes of cedar.
Casal Mendes – Rosé, Bairrada, Portugal, 6 bottle offer
A delicious Portuguese classic – serve it cold
Bela Sombra, triple, wooden gift box
Quinta da Alorna 2013 Bela Sombra Reserva Red (Tejo) Limited edition
A superb gift of 3 bottles presented in a triple wooden box
Smoky, spicy and rich, this dense wine is full of firm tannins that keep it structured and concentrated. This limited-edition wine brings out berry fruits and final acidity that gives a juicy character to the aftertaste. Perfect for drinking now.
Welsh wine selection, box of 6
Mixed Welsh wine box
A lovely selection of 6 Welsh wines from South, West and North Wales. Three of our favourite vineyards making excellent wine.
From south Wales – Parva Farm Vineyard
Parva Farm Vineyard is situated in the beautiful Wye Valley overlooking the village of Tintern and its historic Abbey.
One bottle each of:
Bryn Heulog Tintern Parva 2017
Nettles, gooseberry & white peach with a nice fleshy mid palate and good length of finish.
Pinot Noir Tintern Parva 2017
A nicely balanced, light, fruity red wine. On the palate cherries and raspberries with a hint of gooseberry.
From north Wales – Conwy vineyard
Conwy vineyard is situated at Llandudno Junction in Conwy with the stunning backdrop of the Snowdonia National Parkllaeth.
One bottle each of:
Solaris Conwy vineyard 2018
A still white wine made from the Solaris grape. Restrained herbaceous, grassy aromas and a stony minerality give way to layers of green apple, peach and lime citrus.
Rondo Conwy vineyard 2018
Beautiful medium bodied red wine with hedgerow fruit aromas and flavours of blackberry. The gentle use of one-year old oak gives a soft rounded flavour that marries with the wine’s natural acidity.
From the west coast of Wales – Llaethliw vineyard
Llaethliw vineyard is situated at the foothills of the Cambrian mountains in Neuaddlwyd Aberaeron.
1 bottle each of:
Llaethliw White 2018
A clear pale, yellow colour, on the nose it has fresh green apple aromas coupled with scents of gooseberry, stone fruits and meadow grass. The wine has a nice mineral aspect that is pursued by a generous citrus acidity.
Llaethliw Red 2018
Light purple and ready to be enjoyed now. It has aromas of ripe plum and dark cherries with notes of blackberry, cassis and an earthy undertone that leads on to a soft and smooth tannin structure. Incredibly soft and easy to drink.
Sauvignon blanc mixed case
Easily one of the most popular grape varieties. Sauvignon Blanc produces fresh, dry, aromatic wines all over the world, from the intensely aromatic wines of Marlborough, New Zealand, to the more traditional flinty wines of France.
We’ve put together a selection of varying styles spanning 5 countries, India, Portugal, Italy, France and New Zealand offering an ideal opportunity to try something new!
Please note Featherdrop now sold out so this mixed case will contain 2 Sauvignon Grain d’Automne Pays d’Oc
1 x Fairfields – Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2019 New Zealand
A delicious, crisp dry white wine with vibrant fresh herbal aromas and ripe gooseberry overtones.
1 x Quinta da Alorna – Sauvignon Blanc, Tejo, 2019 Portugal
Ripe notes of pineapple, blood orange and guava intertwine with herbal notes of asparagus and freshly mown grass. Dry, fresh and crisp on the palate with good persistence. An excellent aperitif or pair with goats’ cheese salad. Enjoy over the next couple years.
2 x Sauvignon “Grain d’Automne” Pay’s d’Oc IGP Domaine Bergon, 2019 France
This wine is sourced from vineyards near the town of Beziers. Very fresh grassy Sauvignon grape character. Full rich flavour with good acidity.
1 x San Simone – Sauvignon, Prestige Line, Friuli Grave, 2019 Italy
Light straw yellow colour with slight greenish hints. Broad, varietal, aromatic on the nose, with citric notes of grapefruit, yellow pepper, tomato leaf, sage and balsamic aromas. On the palate it is rich, fragrant and aromatic, with natural acidity and a persistent and pleasant slight bitter aftertaste.
1 x Sula – Sauvignon Blanc, Nashik, 2018 India
Sula Vineyards is at the forefront of the Indian wine revolution. The wines are served in the best restaurants worldwide. Herbaceous, crisp and dry, with aromas of bell peppers, freshly cut green grass and refreshing acidity on the palate.
Featherdrop, Sauvignon Blanc, 2019 New Zealand (Sold out) Classic Marlborough style with zesty citrus and gooseberry flavours but with a twist of fresh mint and minerality on the finish.
“In the Pink” Welsh wine offer
2 bottle each of:
Tintern Parva Bwthyn Rhosyn (Bronze Medal), 2018
– Off dry rosé, made mainly from Pinot Noir and a touch of Pinot Gris. Light, fruity bouquet, fresh palate with red berry fruits.
Llaethliw Rosé, 2018
Bright watermelon flesh in colour, this wine offer a pleasant floral nose with hints of juicy stone fruits and crisp red apple. Once in the mouth you will experience bags of juicy citrus acidity with some notes of raspberry and sour cherry. Certainly one for the warmer summer months, to be enjoyed in the sunshine, with friends (from a distance) or as an aperitif.
Regent Rosé, Conwy Vineyard, 2019
A complex dry rosé using the Regent grape, grown on the vineyard in Anglesey. A nose of crushed red berry with wild strawberries and red pear notes on the palate. Great to quaff on a summer’s day but also a wine that works perfectly with Asian style dishes.
Black Pig Distillery – Costa Alentejana Gin (50cl – 40% Vol.)
– The Gin Black Pig Costa Alentejana (Alentejo Coast) is a sensory experience, that reflects an immense blue sea, golden beach sands, monumental cliffs and breath taking views of an alentejo coast full of colors and aromas. This incredible coast has the climate that serves as a sanctuary for the gin’s botanicals that inspire this gin. The citric flavours, filled with freshness from the alentejo lemons, wild fragancies from the dune’s junipers, the delicate flower touch of the rosemary are the essence of this gin. Symbol of the preservation, respect and harmony with the ecosystem, the “Pata Negra”, is the flagship of the Alentejo, representing a territory where he always lived. From this perfect symbiosis between nature, the alchemy of aromas and the production process, an ecological cycle is created, from the harvest to the bottle. More than a gin, a perfume, that essence that makes you close your eyes and to do that time travel that awakes your senses and remembers you of the aromas from the trails, dunes and sea of the Alentejo Coast.
– This gin won the gold medal in the Frankfurt International Trophy 2019 and in the Women ́s wine and spirits awards 2019
– Botanicals: Alentejo Lemon, Gumrock rose, pennyroyal, french lavender, rosemary, ginger and other botanicals picked up from the Vicentine route.
Set, Vino Tinto Artesano, 2015
This wine is a 100% Garnatxa from vineyard just outside the village of Torroja in the Priorat region of Catalonia. the word SET mean thirst in Catalan and is a reference to the fact that, because of the landscape, the roots of the vines have to dig deep to find water resulting in really low yields of characterful, amazing quality grapes. Only 842 bottles of this wine exist in the world!