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Bordeaux Margaux

  • Chateau Margaux 2007 NZD $1,629.95
    "The elegant 2007 Chateau Margaux’s purity, depth of fruit, and overall equilibrium are impressive. A dark ruby/purple color is accompanied by notes of spring flowers, black currants, and blackberries, a soft, lush, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and delicacy allied to impressive depth, texture, and length. Already drinkable, it should continue to offer exceptional pleasure for 15 or more years." -- Robert Parker 93-95/100... more »

Bordeaux Medoc

  • Chateau Loudenne Blanc 2013 NZD $31.95 $24.95 Out of Stock
    Aged for 8 months on fine lees with a regular stirring done in French oak barrles one third of which is renewed every year. Pale yellow in colour with hints of green. Intense fruity nose strong in citrus. The attack is sharp. Good volume on the palate with a good length. The finish is fruity freeing peach flavours and woody notes.... more »
  • Chateau Loudenne Rouge 2012 NZD $46.95 NZD $42.95
    Aged for 16 months in French oak barrels renewed by one third every year, this beautiful Médoc displays a nice dark shinny crimson. An intensive fruity nose of red berries. Slightly woody with notes of vanilla. Good volume on the palate the attack is well structured and ample. The long lasting finish is aromatic and very elegant with dainty persistence. Even though approachable now, this is a classy Medoc that will keep evolving for the next 5 years plus.... more »

Bordeaux Pauillac

  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1996 NZD $1,799.95 Out of Stock
    "The 1996 Lafite-Rothschild is unquestionably this renowned estate's greatest wine. The wine exhibits a thick-looking, ruby/purple color, and a knock-out nose of lead pencil, minerals, flowers, and black currant scents. Extremely powerful and full-bodied, with remarkable complexity for such a young wine, this huge Lafite is oozing with extract and richness, yet has managed to preserve its quintessentially elegant personality. The wine of the vintage?" (Robert Parker - Wine Advocate) 100/100 ... more »
  • Chateau Latour 2006 NZD $1,694.95
    "The 2006 Latour performed even better from bottle than from barrel. Only 38% of the production (10,000 cases) made it into the grand vin, a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Merlot and a small amount of Cabernet Franc. From barrel, I thought it was a modern day version of the 1996 or 1986, and certainly the 1996 comparison still holds. I thought it was somewhat austere from barrel, but that is no longer an issue. This is a beautifully rich Chateau Latour boasting a dense ruby/purple color, a sweet, smoky, charcoal, cassis, graphite, and forest floor-scented nose, full body, an attractive freshness, and sweet, noble tannins. This layered Latour is one of the vintage's top dozen or so wines. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2030. Latour's brilliant manager, Frederic Engerer, has purchased 15 hectares of old vine Grenache and Syrah in the Cotes du Rhone region, the Drome, at a cool-climate elevation. I can't wait to see the first vintage from this Cotes du Rhone project." -- Robert Parker 95/100... more »
  • Reserve de la Comtesse 2012 NZD $98.95 NZD $94.95
    “Half of the production went into the second wine, the 2012 Reserve de la Comtesse (64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot). It is a medium-bodied, pleasant, creamy, seductive effort. While it does not possess a great deal of depth, it reveals a dark ruby color, attractive smoky, black currant and plum-like notes and light tannin.” Robert Parker, Wine Advocate... more »

Bordeaux Pessac-Leognan

  • Chateau Haut-Brion 2007 NZD $1,349.95
    "This is dense, smoky, brooding and suggestive of depth, with a little meaty vein to the fruit on the nose. Here we have 43% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Cabernet Franc, and 43% of the harvest so there should be 8900 cases produced. It is weightier than Le Clarence, a little plummy and fleshy, but still elegant. There is a lot of evident structure, with a supple composition laid over a core of firm tannins. A little length here. A good wine with potential, although it is not overtly expressed. From my 2007 Bordeaux primeur assessment. 16-17+/20 (April 2008)" -- The Wine Doctor... more »

Bordeaux Saint-Emilion

  • Chateau Carteau Pin de Fleurs 2016 NZD $34.95 NZD $29.95
    Made from a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc from a relatively small vineyard of around 14 hectares with an average vine age of 30 years, expression, terroir and definition is how you would characterize this Saint-Emilion. Soft, with an ample middle palate, supple tannins and great depth from a great vintage of 2016. Approachable now however will also cellar for the next 5-6 years.... more »
  • Chateau Carteau Pin de Fleurs Grand Cru 2015 NZD $59.95 NZD $56.95
    A small vineyard holding in the appellation of Saint-Emilion Grand Cru of approximately 7 hectares and classical Saint-Emilion varieties of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and sometimes a little Petit Verdot. The wine is full bodied, very well layered with great texture, concentration and depth. On the palate it exhibits dust, dry earth, dry herbs and black truffle. Young at the moment with potential to age for the next 15 years plus.... more »
  • Chateau Lafon La Tuilerie 2012 NZD $64.95 NZD $49.95
    2012 was one of the best vintages on record in Bordeaux. Seeing the prices of other 2012 Bordeaux, this is a sure thing in fact it's a complete steal! Owned and operated by the Lafon family well known in Bordeaux as wine growers and makers, this is pretty much the flagship of the company. 2012 is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon, its incredibly ripe and concentrated. On the nose it displays cassis, floral undergrowth, tar and mint. Because of the nature of the 2012 vintage, it offers superb ripe tannins, interlinked with espresso froth, mocca, lead pencil yet remaining fresh, pure and vibrant. Superb 10-15 second finish with excellent length. An outstanding offering for those that love classic Bordeaux at its best. Cellar for 8 years plus.... more »
  • Chateau Lafon La Tuilerie 2013 NZD $64.95 NZD $49.95
    2013 was a vintage vastly different to 2009 and 2010, cooler with less heat yet a good long summer. This resulted in very even ripeness particularly for those producers that did a lot of work in the vineyard. Classical St. Emilion, vibrant acidity, lovely middle palate, freshness and good intensity. Without doubt one of the best balanced wines that we’ve seen in the last few years from Lafon la Tuilerie. Approachable now however this will be a gem in another few years, it has the pedigree and the composure to excel!... more »

Bordeaux Saint-Estephe

  • Chateau Cos D’Estournel 2009 NZD $789.95 Out of Stock
    “One of the greatest young wines I have ever tasted, the monumental 2009 Cos d’Estournel has lived up to its pre-bottling potential. A remarkable effort from winemaking guru Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot (33%) and a touch of Cabernet Franc (2%) was cropped at 33 hectoliters per hectare. It boasts an inky/black/purple color along with an extraordinary bouquet of white flowers interwoven with blackberry and blueberry liqueur, incense, charcoal and graphite. The wine hits the palate with extraordinary purity, balance and intensity as well as perfect equilibrium, and a seamless integration of tannin, acidity, wood and alcohol. An iconic wine as well as a remarkable achievement, it is the greatest Cos d’Estournel ever produced. It is approachable enough at present that one could appreciate it with several hours of decanting, but it will not hit its prime for a decade, and should age effortlessly for a half century.” Score 100/100 Robert Parker... more »

Bordeaux Saint-Julien

  • Chateau Lagrange 2005 NZD $159.95 $145.95 Out of Stock
    Sweet, toasty, oaky notes interwoven with hints of black olives, blackberries, cassis, and spice box are found in this densely saturated ruby/purple-hued 2005. While rich, with impressive concentration and purity, it is also tannic, full-bodied, and painfully backward and foreboding. This is another long-term prospect that will require patience.Robert Parker - Wine Advocate... more »
  • Chateau Leoville Barton 2012 NZD $164.95 NZD $156.95
    “Dense ruby/purple, with cassis licorice and forest floors notes in the aromatics, Léoville-Barton’s 2012 is a relatively big, rich, masculine style of wine. This full-bodied wine needs 5-8 years of cellaring and should evolve easily for 25-30 years. Drink: 2023 – 2053. 92/100” – Robert Parker... more »
  • Chateau Talbot 2012 NZD $136.95 NZD $129.95
    "A juicy style of wine, Talbot's 2012 has a dense ruby/purple color, plenty of black and red currant fruit, a touch of plum, soft tannin and a spicy, medium-bodied mouthfeel. It is excellent, with no hollowness or astringency. This is a very successful wine in this vintage and should drink well for 15-20 years. 90/100" – Robert Parker... more »

Burgundy

  • Didier Fornerol Cotes de Nuits Villages Blanc 2015 NZD $44.95 NZD $39.95
    Didier Fornerol has thrust forward with wines that are simply excellent and value for money, specially when it comes to Burgundy. The 2015 Cotes de Nuits Villages white captures this vintage perfectly, medium to full bodied with lovely acidity, depth and definition. At its price, it is excellent white Burgundy, clean, precise and pure. Drink now or over the next 4-5 years.... more »
  • Didier Fornerol Cotes de Nuits Villages Rouge 2013 NZD $44.95 NZD $39.95
    An excellent example of lovely Cotes de Nuits red Burgundy that displays terroir, complexity and structure. 2013 vintage is starting to drink beautifully now, it has savoury aromas of thyme, game and forest floor. Fornerol is able to capture the essence of the Cotes de Nuits even though his wines are always excellent value for money and also capable of aging.... more »
  • Didier Fornerol Cotes de Nuits Villages Rouge 2015 NZD $49.95 NZD $44.95
    Didier Fornerol operated by ex-owner of Domaine de L’Arlot has reached enormous heights over the past 10-15 years. Even though this is just a Cotes de Nuits Villages, it typifies what Cotes de Nuits can do even at their most basic level. Medium bodied, precise vibrant and fresh, with savoury notes and primary fruit flavours of maraschino cherry and cepes, beautifully balanced and textured with finesse, simply