Ryst Dupeyron Reserve Joseph Millesime vintage Armagnac
Includes original orange colour cardboard gift box
The 1986 Dupeyron Armagnac is the expression of a single year and has a unique character associated with the year and the cask in which it has been stored. These vintages are bottled at the alcohol level in which they naturally come out of the cask. There is a wonderful contrast between the sweet and sour flavours of wood, amplified by the strong alcoholic degree. Rich palate feeling the alcohol and the concentration of dry plums, spicy with persistent flavour of rancio and of spices, but round, soft and long in the finish. The tannins are very present, but full-bodied and round.
The Maison Ryst-Dupeyon was founded by Joseph Dupeyron in 1905.
Price: £89.00 (12 in Stock)
Ronco dei Rosetti
All the varieties are vinified separately. Maceration takes place in truncated cone-shaped wooden vats for a period of 15 days, during which manual plunging of the cap, delestage and pumping over are alternated. This is followed by drawing off and the traditional pressing of the marc, then the wine spends a night in steel, allowing the largest particles to settle, and is racked into new barriques. Malo-lactic fermentation and repeated racking accompany the wine for 16-18 months, until it is time to create the final blend. After five months’ relaxation in large barrels, it is bottled. The wine spends another two years in the bottle before being released onto the market.
Price: £49.00 (1 in Stock)
Sottimano - Brichet
A native black grape variety of Northern Italy grown almost exclusively in the provinces of Cuneo and Alessandria in Piedmont. It is relatively easy to cultivate, although it is susceptible to fungal diseases. It ripens before Barbera and Nebbiolo and is often grown in high north-facing sites which would be unsuitable for Nebbiolo. The finest Dolcetto wines come from grapes grown on soils rich with white marls, especially those found on the right bank of the River Tauro. The wines generally are low in tannins and acidity and are usually fruity and fragrant, often with hints of almonds.
Price: £129.00 (1 in Stock)
Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Italy's north-western Piedmont region. This aristocratic red has its vineyards situated in the Langhe, on the right-hand side of the Tanaro river and extending from the area north-east of Alba to the communes of Barbaresco, Neive and Treiso. The dominant variety grown is Nebbiolo, but Dolcetto and Barbera also play a part. The vines are generally grown on limestone-rich marl soils. similar to the Tortonium soils of the Barolo and La Morra areas in Barolo. Similar to its more famous sibling Barolo, Barbaresco is made from 100% Nebbiolo and shares its cult status as one of the finest wines in the world.
Price: £129.00 (3 in Stock)
Bera - Cascina Palazzo
Barbera is a wine of prestige, rich colors that refer generally to the ruby purple, just what clothes cardinals; the bouquet is ample and composite, with fruity notes of blackberry, cherry, strawberry and red fruit jam and spicy aromas reminiscent of cinnamon, vanilla, green pepper.
Price: £49.00 (1 in Stock)
A classic red italian wine made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape of the 1986 vintage. The wine has aged to produce a garnet core with a clear rim. Lots of oak, leather and soft tannins remain.
Price: £49.00 (3 in Stock)
Decimo Mannu - Golfo degli Angeli
The Cannonau (also known as Cannonao, Cannonadu or Canunau) is the most popular wine from the island of Sardinia. It's mostly produced in the centre of Sardinia, even if we can find production of this famous wine in all the island. The grapes used for this Sardinian wine is the Cannonau. (At least 90 % of this grapes has to be used to be certified as original Cannonau). Cannonau is a very "strong wine" so it should be used with elaborate red meat and some types of cheese.
Price: £59.00 (2 in Stock)
Haut-Medoc, Cru Bourgeous
The 1986 chateau Beaumont is fully mature. In the glass it is dark red with rusting edge. Really nice Bordeaux nose, melange of mixed fruit and autumn leaves. totally integrated tannins. Light-medium body. Pleasant and interesting, but a bit hollow on the mid-palate. Medium finish.
Price: £49.95 (6 in Stock)
Barsac, 1st Growth
Sweet White Wine
The 1986 Climens has a lovely nose of mandarin, orange-blossom and a touch of peach. A little “smudged” by alcohol. The palate has a ripe, citrus and mandarin inspired entry, vibrant palate with good depth, touches of quince and barley sugar towards the finish. Good length. Neil Martin Wine Journal 88 Points
Price: £72.00 (1 in Stock)
the 1986 chateau Lannessan as a Dark ruby red colour, clear and very weighty. A strong, thick fruit nose. Alcoholic 'Ribena'! A hefty blackcurrant aroma, a an equally potent alcoholic bouquet! Dry mouthfeel. A huge, complex taste, dry tannin, a big blackcurrant fruitiness, which is followed by a strong peppery spice. The finish is long.
Price: £48.95 (12 in Stock)