Château Rieussec, 1er Grand Cru Classé, Sauternes 2010
"Impressive clarity on the nose, with fresh pineapple, grapefruit and a touch of lime flower, and tangible minerality. The palate has that "Tropicana" vibe with guava, almond and pineapple that slightly obfuscates the terroir towards the finish." – Robert Parker. 90 – 92 points.
Drink 2014 - 2035
£239.70 Case of 6
Château Coutet, Barsac 2010
"Endowed with a delightful bouquet of freshly sliced mango, Tropicana and a touch of honey, with good definition and minerality. The palate is medium-bodied with very impressive balance and poise, and is slightly viscous in the mouth, with almond, lemon curd and a touch of orange peel. The finish is composed and long." – Robert Parker. 93 – 95 points.
Drink 2014 - 2035
£360.00 Case of 6
Domaine de l'A Cotes de Castillon 2009
Côtes de Castillon is an excellent satellite appellation to the east of St-Emilion. Like many of the fringe appellations, the best estates offer very good value for money and the tiny Domaine de l’A is a fine example of this. Their2009 was a triumph and will drink beautifully 2014 – 2020.
Château Chasse-Spleen, Moulis 2009
Along with Château Poujeaux this is the leading estate in Moulis, and, before the classification was annulled, it was a Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel. A degree of myth surrounds the unusual name: some attribute it to a comment Lord Byron made when visiting the Château whilst others think it was named after Baudelaire’s poem Spleen. The wines are typically full-bodied, concentrated with lots of fruit and a good dark colour. They also age very well.
Château Marquis de Terme, Margaux 2009
"A ripe, woodsy wine with plenty of forest floor, black currant, cherry and dusty, loamy soil notes, this wine is showing quite well, with medium to full-bodied, silky tannins and a long finish. It should certainly last for 20+ years." – Robert Parker. 89 points.
Drink 2014 - 2032
Château du Terte, Margaux 5ème cru Classé 2009
A Margaux 5th Growth that counts Cantenac-Brown and Giscours amongst its neighbours. This 12th Century estate, one of the oldest in the Médoc, has been reinvigorated since it was bought by Eric Jelgersma in 1997. The 2009 is rich and deep purple in colour with characteristic floral finesse.
“A seductive, opulent, textured Margaux with notes of licorice, black fruits, asphalt, pen ink and truffle, this is one of the finest du Tertres ever made.” 92 points. Robert Parker
Château de Myrat, Cru Classé Barsac 2009
“Excellent ultra-ripe peach and melon aromas, clear, pure, rich, complex, very Barsac, with the nice acidity linked to the village. Very well made and surely magnificent value for money.” 17/20. Decanter Magazine
Chateau Gloria, St Julien 2009
“While this estate is not a classified growth, it certainly performs like one in 2009… The 2009 Gloria is a very smart purchase for those looking to maximize their buying power. In fact, this may be the value of the vintage.” 93 points. Robert Parker
La Goulée, Médoc 2010
"This offering from the owners of Cos d'Estournel is a high quality, impeccably well-made Bordeaux displaying a dark ruby/purple hue along with notes of chocolate, black currants, herbs and spice. Opulent, round and full-bodied" Robert Parker. 90 – 92 points.
Drink 2014 - 2023