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Silvia Vannucci's Piaggia Carmignano Riserva 2019 & 2020 Piaggia Cabernet Franc Poggio de’Colli

  We all know the story of Super Tuscan wines, how in the 1970's the likes of Antinori broke the rules and introduced French grape varieties to Italy. Hold on. Re-wind. Quite far, in fact, back to the 1500's when Henry II of France married Catherine de Medici. The French gifted the Medici family some Cabernet vines, which they planted in their vineyards in Carmignano. Carmignano is a tiny 110 hectare appellation in Tuscany, protected from the cold of the north by the Apennines, and from the vagaries of coastal weather by the Montalbano hills, with soils rich in clay and schist. It already had a great reputation for growing local varieties like Sangiovese - by the 1700's it had already been given a protected classification - and it has been blending these with Cabernet varieties for hundreds of years. Roll forward to the 1970's, and Maur
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The truly magical 2016 Château Cos d’Estournel

  We are delighted to offer a parcel of the truly magical 2016 Château Cos d’Estournel.  Château Cos d'Estournel is named after its 19th century owner, Louis-Gaspard d'Estournel, and it was he who built the beautiful oriental edifice that is a landmark for any tourist in the Médoc. Today Cos d'Estournel is without doubt the leading estate in St-Estéphe.  It is located in the south of the appellation on the border with Pauillac and its vineyards are superbly sited on a south-facing gravel ridge with a high clay content, just north of Lafite. ‘This is a monumental, benchmark Cos d’Estournel that will give not years but decades of pleasure’ Neal Martin  

Taylor’s Golden Age 50 Very Old Tawny

  We are delighted to offer Taylor's latest release of their Very Old Tawny aged for half a century in cask, the Taylor’s Golden Age 50 . Taylor’s Ports represent over three and a quarter centuries of family tradition that began with the foundation of Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman in 1692. A heritage of skill and experience passed down the generations ensures that every Taylor’s Port is made to the highest standard. Blended from rare wood-aged ports matured for five decades in oak casks, Taylor’s Golden Age 50 is a special collector’s edition port released in very limited quantities.       Taylor’s cellars are true cathedrals of wine, built several hundred years ago; they provide the perfect conditions for long-term ageing of Port

2010 Pianirossi, Maremma Toscana - Magnums - Special opportunity this summer

Over the past couple of years many of our clients have been enjoying the outstanding 2010 Pianirossi .  The beautiful 40 acre estate is situated in Maremma, to the south west of Montalcino.  Stefano Sincini purchased the estate over 30 years ago and alongside winemaker Carlo Ferrini, they have overseen the continued improvement in quality. Pianirossi is an estate that is still somewhat under the radar of most Italian wine lovers, which is just the way we like it to be... so it remains an outstanding bargain! Special opportunity available for 2010 magnums! The 2010 is a beautiful, mature Tuscan blend from a great Tuscan vintage.     The estates flagship wine is a lovely blend of 40% Petit Verdot, 30% Montepulciano and 30%

Marques de Murrieta Reserva 2017

  We are delighted to offer the new release of Marques de Murrieta's flagship Rioja, the 'Finca Ygay' Reserva 2017 . One of the most famous names in Rioja, Marques de Murrieta was founded in 1852 by Luciano Murrieta, who was inspired by his three-year sojourn in Bordeaux.  His foresight in purchasing the Ygay Estate in 1870, and the marriage of the Bordelaise technique with Spanish grapes has paid off, with a series of superb vintages. 'The wine has concentration and clout, and I always consider it an ultimate example of an updated classical Reserva from Rioja. 2017 was the earliest harvest (started and finished in September), a warm and dry year when the Ygay estate miraculously escaped the terrible frost that decimated most of Europe. The challenge for this wine was to