All our wines are fine wines, but we've selected these which stand out for their rarity or notable high quality.
Decanter Magazine - “Kutch 2013 McDougall Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is the BEST Pinot Noir from the United States and awards the TOP regional trophy!”
"Impeccable Barolo from Renato Corino." - Renato Corino. We second that. It's quite superb. Delicious now with super flavours and complexity. “I loved this wine so much the other night with some pasta and tomato sauce with basil. It was so very very good to drink. So rarely do you get Barolo that has such charm, with warmth, and depth, and delicious flavours when young, yet retains that integrity that a Barolo purist would like to see, that will see it through the next decade or two. Both write-ups from Galloni and Larner get the essence of this wine - “beguiling but plenty of tension..impeccable Barolo”… “expressive and broad with an open and genuine quality that distinguishes it from its peers” - Robin Davis, Founder, SWIG
Out of the single vineyard series, the Schist has the most structure to it. Red and black fruit, fynbos and lavender plus a touch of white pepper on the nose. Excellent fruit purity, fresh acidity and a nicely grippy finish. Intense but not weighty, intricate and refined, extraordinary long on the finish – truly memorable.
Named after the famous Roman military general who defeated Hannibal in the second Punic War. 100% Cabernet Franc, from one vineyard at 400 metres. This extraodinary wine is only made in the best vintages - just 4000 bottles made of the 2010.
The wine spends 24 months in French Barriques, before another 12 months in bottle before release.
Complex spice and floral notes, dusty cherries and plums with some savoury character and green bell pepper. Grippy tannins encompassing a velvety core.
Some of this remarkable wine comes from vines planted in 1888. It is one of the greatest wines we have ever sold. MAXIMUM 2 BOTTLES PER CUSTOMER.
An utterly glorious Cava from a long-established, traditional family producer.
Softly stewed apples mingle with preserved lemon, almond nuttiness and a fresh loaf of sourdough.
‘Great discovery…exquisite…warm brioche…lovely richness’
"A sip is a proper sliver of luxury" - Victoria Moore (The Telegraph)
Utterly gorgeous. The texture of fruit is amazing for a sparkling wine - be it top white burgundy or luxury Champagne. The fruit flavour is so ripe and delicious. It is absolutely top tier fizz.
95 points, 5 Stars ***** - Decanter's only 'Outstanding Champagne' in January issue 2014. OUTSTANDING “Deutz (2006) heads the pack for its gentle, fresh, aromatic character.”
"A very fine elegant expression of 2006… The balance of ripeness and sustaining acidity is spot-on.” - Michael Edwards
FULL BOTTLES. Vanilla, crème caramel, acacia honey, apricot, oak, earth, the tiniest hint of the fresher aromatics of Semillon. Lovely viscosity, almost like Sauternes jelly, but it's not rich. What overwhelmingly comes across is the balance, making it sit in the mouth beautifully and giving it a long lingering finish. This balancing acidity will help it age for years, although it is truly beautiful now.
The 2001 of this wine came out ahead in a blind tasting by sommeliers of the legendary Yquem 2001. The 2009 is a is another great vintage. Is is made by hand-picking literally grape by grape (grain par grain).Chateau La Betrande is in Cadillac in Bordeaux, across the river from Sauternes. They only make 'Summum' in the best vintages, when the conditions are right for botrytis.
The 2013 exudes succulent, spiced aromas on the nose. Moringa flowers, crystallised stem ginger, baked apricots and frangipani. The palate is bold yet silky smooth – honeyed, with some baking spice, tarte tatin and vanilla . It will only take on more of a profile with time.