White | Barsac | France | Bordeaux | 375ml
White | Bordeaux | France | 375ml
Very juicy and bright with delicious clementine, white peach and straw notes backed by tangy quinine and honeysuckle hints. Very pure with a long racy finish.Wine Spectator 91 Points
White | Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle | France | Bordeaux | 375ml
James Suckling 95-96 Points: I love the botrytis spice character to this wine with dried apricots and tropical fruits. It's full bodied, medium sweet with a long intense finish. It's very layered. Wine of the vintage.
This has quite a bit of sulphur on the nose at first, but it clears with aeration. It remains tightly-coiled, with lemon, honey, apricot and limestone, demonstrating fine minerality. The palate has great tension on the entry, quite spicy and nutty in style, with a vibrant, zesty finish. This is an exuberant Sigalas-Rabaud with great potential.
Sauternes are rich, honeyed wines bursting with notes of vanilla, coconut, dried apricots and subtle spice tones. They are usually very sweet and rich with a soft quality to them that makes them appealing in their youth yet they can age and improve for decades.
Port | Port Blend | Portugal | 375ml
Wine Spectator #13 Top 100 Wines of 2013 97 Points Effusively juicy, rich and concentrated, showing plenty of snap to the crisp and well-spiced flavors of wild berry, dark currant and plum tart. Orange-infused chocolate notes linger on the exotic, mocha-filled finish. Best from 2020 through 2045Beautiful aromas of violets and blueberries with hints of blue slate. Full body, medium sweet with chewy tannins and a long, long finish. A leafy, stemmy, nutty undertone to this with hints of shaved milk chocolate. Very refined and beautiful. 5,000 cases produced of this foot-trodden wine. Try in 2021. James Suckling 95 Points92-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The 2011 Croft is initially taciturn on the nose, even after allowing it 20 minutes in my glass. A light swirling immediately awakens the aromatics to offer blackberry, Seville orange marmalade, blueberries and dried fig – complex and quite compelling. There is real mineralité within this bouquet that, returning after 30 minutes, offers alluring ocean spray scents rolling in off the ocean. The palate is medium-bodied with a velvety-smooth opening that belies the fine, structured tannins underneath. It clams up a little towards the finish, shuts the lid tight and consequently there is the sensation of less persistency here compared to the Taylor’s or Fonseca. But Croft has a knack of filling out with bottle age and becomes both gentle and generous with the passing years. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 92-95 Points
Port | Port | Portugal | 375ml
Sparkling | Champagne | France | 375ml
"In the NV Brut Grand Cru Tradition readers will find a big, powerful wine bursting with character and personality. The intensity and pure depth of Ay come through in this deep, expressive Champagne. An intensely saline, mineral-infused finish adds the last touch of complexity. The NV Grand Cru Tradition is 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay bottled with 6 grams of dosage. This release is based on the 2008 vintage, with the addition of 30% reserve wines from 2007 and 2006." Wine Advocate 91 Points
A slightly heavier style of Champagne with 70% Pino Noir, 20% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Meunier. Light yellow. High-toned aromas of lemon, green apple, toasted almond and herbs. Compact and austere on entry, then juicier in the mid-palate, offering flavors of orchard fruits and peach. Finishes on the lean side, with good cut and an echo of citrus fruits.
White | Riesling | United States | Washington | 375ml
Dessert | Dessert | United States | California | 375ml
Red | Chardonnay | United States | California | 375ml
The 2006 Mr. K. The Nobleman Chardonnay (200 grams of residual sugar per liter) reveals phenomenal fresh, lively acidity as well as wonderful honeyed peach, marmalade, tropical fruit, and creme brulee characteristics. It is a Trockenbeerenauslese-styled wine that is a fitting tribute to the effusive and much revered Alois Kracher.