Here are some highlights from our July Sale update.
For the full list, please click on the section headings, above.
Fleur de Thénac Rouge 2014 – Whilst this is not technically Bordeaux, our best-selling red wine is located a stone's throw over the AOC Bordeaux boundary in Bergerac. We have sold over 1500 cases of this vintage and we are now clearing the decks of the remaining cases, ready for the 2015. As a result, you can now buy this wine for just £60 per doz in bond, £55 for 2+ doz or £50 for 5+ doz.
FURTHER REDUCED Prieure Lichine 2016 – This wine has an impressive 96 point score from Antonio Galloni and it is almost 20% cheaper than its en primeur release price. Now down to just £295 per doz, this looks like great value.
FURTHER REDUCED Lynch Moussas 2015 – An amazing £100 discount on a 92 point rated Classed Growth Pauillac – now £250 per doz down from £350. “…fresh, nicely composed, unapologetically classic in style and it seems grow in the glass with aeration” (Neal Martin).
ADDED TO SALE – 2015 Pontet Canet – Universally well received by all the critics, including a huge 98 from Suckling, 97+ from Galloni and 96+ from Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW. Now with 12% off and just £835 per doz.
ADDED TO SALE – 2015 Malartic Lagravière Rouge – “an especially dark, sumptuous style, but it all works beautifully. The 2015 was positively thrilling each of the three times I tasted it.” As you can see, Antonio Galloni (96+ points) loves this wine and it is now just £380 per doz in bond.
FURTHER REDUCED – Three wines from Nuits-St-Georges’ Robert Chevillon. His Nuits Chaignots 2015 has 90-92 Burghound points and £100 off - £550 per doz. Then we have 2 vintages of his 1er Cru Nuits Roncières – 2015 (£560 per doz down from £660 with 91-93 Burghound points) and 2014 (£425 per doz down from £480 with 90-92 Burghound points).
FURTHER REDUCED Vosne Beauxmonts, Georges Noellat 2016 – Noellat’s wines have attained an almost cult-like status and are increasingly hard to find. This wine now has almost 14% off and is £1900 per doz.
FURTHER REDUCED Chassagne Chenevottes, Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey 2016 – Speaking of hot producers, they don’t come much hotter than PYCM. There was only one barrel of this 1er cru Chassagne produced and it is now £1095 per doz.
ADDED TO SALE – Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Pierre Usseglio 2017 is a lot of wine for not a lot of money – just £180 per doz, down from £220. It has 92-94 from the Wine Advocate, who describe it as a “lush, full-bodied beast.”
FURTHER REDUCED The legendary Beaucastel bottling - Châteauneuf Hommage à Jacques Perrin from the 2012 vintage now has £300 off and is £2500 per doz (and can be bought in 3 bottle cases). It has 99 points from Jeb Dunnuck who describes it as a “tour de force.” We also have the 96+ point 2013 vintage at £1800 per doz, down from £2160.
ADDED TO SALE – A 96 point Brunello from the great 2013 vintage. Brunello Lucere, San Filippo 2013 has over 16% off and is just £360 per doz. Suckling (96 points) describes it as “so pretty and refined. Polished. A gorgeous wine.” Bruce Sanderson of the Wine Spectator says it is “Rich yet lively, leaving a mouthwatering impression on the long, saline aftertaste.” We also have the 2012 vintage of San Filippo’s Riserva Lucere at £780 per doz, down from £895. This wine has 98 points from Suckling and 95 from the Wine Spectator.
FURTHER REDUCED Mastrojanni’s Brunello di Montaclino 2013 now has almost 18% off - £320 per doz down from £390. JancisRobinson.com’s Italian expert, Walter Speller, says this of it: “Ripe, concentrated fruit tightly packed with fine, grainy tannins. Impressive balance, staying power and youth.”
FURTHER REDUCED The often ‘forgotten’ Rinaldi is Francesco and his 2013 Barolo Cannubi is a 95 point Galloni “super-impressive” wine from a great Piedmont vintage. It now has almost 20% off and is just £390 per doz.
FURTHER REDUCED We have the brilliant single vineyard wines from Sam Neill’s Two Paddocks, all with even more of a discount! These all have scores in the 94–96 points range and are all priced between £400 and £420 per doz. These are amongst the world’s finest Pinots from outside Burgundy.
FURTHER REDUCED Bernkasteler Doctor Spatlese, Dr Thanisch 2015 is “breathtakingly graceful, complex and multi-layered” according to Jean Fisch and David Rayer of the excellent Mosel Fine Wines publication. £235 per doz represents great value for this 94 point wine.
ADDED TO SALE – We have a treasure trove of high-scoring, very rare wines from the great J.J. Prüm. Starting with the 97 point 2015 Graacher Himmelreich Auslese Goldkap Versteigerung (Auction wine) in bottles (£2100 per doz) and halves (£2100 per 24). Next we have the even more rare 2016 Graacher Himmelreich Auslese Lange Goldkap Versteigerung in bottles (£3780 per doz) or halves (£3600 per 24). Finally, Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Versteigerung 2017 in bottles (£1050 per doz) and the 2016 of the same wine in magnums (£1150 per 6).
FURTHER REDUCED Taylor 1994 (Ex Oporto Cellars in 2018) is a parcel of one of the very best vintages for this shipper in recent memory. With 100 points from James Suckling and 97 from Parker, this is a piece of vintage Port history for £1150 per dozen.
FURTHER REDUCED Cockburn 2015 has 97 points from the late, great Derek Smedley MW and now has even more discount and is - £335 per doz down from £420.
Vin Doux Naturel
FURTHER REDUCED Rivesaltes, Prieure du Monastir del Camp 1968 - for those born in this difficult vintage (elsewhere), this is a chance to buy a great, rare wine from your birth year at just over £43 per bottle. 92 points Neal Martin and 17.5 from Jancis Robinson MW.
FURTHER REDUCED Hennessy Paradis will need little introduction to those who love Cognac. For those who are new to this remarkable elixir, why not start near the very top of the tree? Was £650 per bottle and is now £550 per 70cl bottle.
FURTHER REDUCED Pappy Van Winkle's 20 Year Old Family Reserve Bourbon has become something of a cult bottle. We have 8 bottles, now at the cheapest listing in Europe - £1150 each down from £1344 each.
This new section contains wines which are not packed in original cases or cartons but which are otherwise perfect. Where packaging is not a concern there are some fantastic savings to be had here.
FURTHER REDUCED Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes, Ponsot 2005 - This is one of the great red Burgundies from a fabulous vintage. With 99 points from the usually reserved Burghound and 96-98 from the Wine Advocate, we have 12 bottles, not in their original carton, for £9995 per doz in bond.
FURTHER REDUCED Volnay, Leroy SA 1980 - This might seem expensive for a village Volnay (now with an extra £200 off - £5500 per doz down from £6500) but this is a great vintage which is nearly 40 years old and it was made by Madame Bize-Leroy - arguably the world's most famous vigneronne. We also have '76 Romanée-St-Vivant and several more in excellent condition, having remained in professional storage in the UK since we sold them originally more than 15 years ago.
FURTHER REDUCED Scharzhofberger Spatlese, Egon Müller 2006 is one of the very best vineyards owned by one of the very best winemakers in the world. These 12 bottles, which no longer have their original packaging, are now £1300 per doz, down from £1500.
The vast majority of these wines are not imperfect at all, they just have minor condition issues, many of which are superficial. We also have several Bordeaux legends from the much-lauded 1982 vintage with some lower levels and subsequently, substantial discounts.
FURTHER REDUCED Pétrus 1990 - Iconic doesn't really begin to describe this Château and vintage. We have 4 doz, in 12 bottle OWCs, all with US strip labels. As a result, these are discounted by a total of £7500 per case (!!!!) – now £39,000 per doz. Photos available.
FURTHER REDUCED Pétrus 1982 – Another truly great vintage of this majestic property. We have 17 bottles, all in their original wooden cases but with some slightly damaged labels. We have discounted these from £4375 per bottle to £3875 per bottle in bond. Photos available..
Our usual minimum order has been reduced from £500 to £250 for all wines in the sale
Prices are in bond, exclusive of UK duty, delivery and VAT
Offered subject to confirmation & remaining unsold, E&OE