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Purchase or express interest in the wines from the 2011 Burgundy vintage.
"Once again the Mistral and warm, late Indian summer has blessed us with a great vintage" - Marc Perrin, Beaucastel
Starting at just £11.50 a bottle in bond, the new releases of Bins 28, 150, 407 and 389 offer real value for money and, show immense potential for ageing - if you can resist.
With many lines of rare or old fine wines - and all available by the bottle.
Recent tastings have proved that it is, without a shadow of a doubt, a spectacular vintage and set to be seen as one of the great Port vintages of all time, creating wines of intensity, power and quite surprising poise.
Very lifted, fragrant Cabernet fruit, with wild violets and crushed hedgerow berries. Concentrated in the vineyard rather than the winery, with very fine tannins and crunchy acidity - it has an almost Burgundian feel. Very graceful, complex and long, this proves that there is still value to be found in Bordeaux.
£84 per Case
12 bottles In Bond
Fragrant on the nose, with notes of lime flower, lemongrass and citrus. The palate is crisp and zesty;
notes of lemon-peel, cut-grass and crushed stones melding to give an attractive, balanced character.
Only £99 per Case
12 bottles In Bond
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En Primeur is a French wine trade term for wine which is sold prior to being bottled,
for delivery at a future date.
Why buy En Primeur?
Bringing wine in from other merchants couldn't be easier! We provide drink dates,
tasting notes and market values where available. What's more, for sealed original cases, there is no RHD
While much of the wine sold today is designed for immediate drinking, a number of
wines improve with age. Storing in a professional wine storage facility is ideal for serious collectors and investors
From just £9.36 per case per year, our leading fine wine storage service offers:
As one of the largest managers of
private customer reserves in the UK, we are ideally placed to operate a flourishing trading service for fine
Selling wines on our customers' behalf for many years, our proactive wine-trading team are fully attuned to
market conditions, and ready to provide up-to-the-minute advice about the wines in your cellar.
The Cavallotto brothers think this is the finest Bricco Boschis they have ever produced from 'god's little vineyard'. It seems very open and expressive at this early stage, with lovely aromatics of dried flowers, North African spice and crushed raspberry. On the palate, this is effortlessly dense, with high quality tannins. Serious and long, it will no doubt close down before revealing all its complexities.
Piedmont is a powerhouse for quality wine in Italy, with a number of producers, traditional and forward-thinking, leading the charge. Both barolo and barbaresco have been transformed in the last thirty years, so that the old definitions no longer apply. Nebbiolo remains the noble grape but viticulture, vinification - and pricing - have changed irrevocably. Modern wines are elegant, rich and fruit-focused, with a fine veneer of new oak; even traditional wines are less woody and display sleeker tannins than in the days of yore, and the caricature of pruney, blood-coloured and astringent barolo, or of soft-centred and overstretched barbaresco is now consigned to history. The region delivers a multitude of wines from other grapes too, white, red, sweet and sparkling, and a near-unbroken run of good and great vintages since the mid-nineties have added to the appeal.
A changeable year in terms of the weather. Drought in June and July, alongside extremely high temperatures threatened to stress the vines, but this was averted by an uncharacteristically wet August. An Indian summer than extended from the middle of September through into November allowed the grapes to reach full maturity. Producers from both Tuscany and Piemonte have lauded the vintage as being good to great, although they have expressed susprise following the difficult summer. The wines at this stage appear to be balanced and concentrated, with a sense of freshness.
Established in 1854, Lay & wheeler is an international fine wine merchant specialising in en primeur, in bond and fine wine sales, cellerage and broking.
Lay & Wheeler Limited,
Holton Park,Holton St Mary,
Suffolk CO7 6NN.
Tel: 01473 313 300
+44 (0)1473 313 300 (Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm) | email@example.com
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Contact Address: Lay & Wheeler Limited, Holton Park, Holton St Mary, Suffolk CO7 6NN
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