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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.
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This wine demonstrates the hallmarks of Gaja's finely-honed wine-making technique, offering voluptuous textures, an expansive palate of well-defined fruit and an opulent structure which promises great ageing potential. One is initially struck by the incredible bouquet: incense and ripe red and black fruits. The palate is majestic, offering great presence yet fine tannins which are beautifully masked. A wine of restrained power and elegance, new oak cloaked by sumptuous flavours. Pervasive and wide-ranging, this is a very fine wine.
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 third successive hot vintage, but one which produced few if any problems in the vineyards. In Tuscany, grapes were harvested with excellent sugar levels, leading to well-structured yet supple and balanced wines. Not the blockbuster of 1997, but an undoubtedly fine year. Piemonte experienced a cooler August, but the fine conditions of September permitted the grapes to ripen well, producing wines which were opulent and ripe. The wines are less exuberant than the two preceding years, but exhibit a natural harmony and balance. The lesser cuvées have evolved relatively quickly, but at the top level there is sufficient structure to permit good cellar potential.
The most noble of Piedmont's red grapes where it is used alone in the production of both barolo and barbaresco. A late ripening variety, it is prone to poor autumnal weather; but in the right conditions it soars to heights of complexity, offering both tannic structure and delicacy. When young it exhibits an array of aromas and flavours, with violets, plum and even tar present, and has the potential to age magnificently. Always notably crisp, usually high in alcohol, it needs sensitive handling to avoid astringency. For this reason it has rarely translated successfully to other growing regions.
Established in 1854, Lay & wheeler is an international fine wine merchant specialising in en primeur, in bond and fine wine sales, cellerage and broking.
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