J de Maillac
A rare Armagnac from 1944
Price: £650.00 (1 in Stock)
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Baron de Lustrac is a small traditional éleveur specialising in fine old Armagnac vintages. Their extensive range is sourced from neighbouring estates in the Tenereze and Mas Armagnac regions and they keep an ageing and bottling chais near Magnan, in the Bas Armagnac region.
All Armagnacs are aged in 420ltr oak barrels and sold as single vintages. The grapes used are all harvested from the one particular year, and will only be distilled if the conditions were particularly good. Perfect for big birthdays or as a special drink for the connoisseur as they truly are a fine example of the very best Armagnacs around.
Price: £895.00 (1 in Stock)
Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe
Established around 1680, the Chateau Latour estate is one of the oldest of the Medoc. At the heart of the estate, the principal parcel named "L'Enclos" is 47 hectares of the oldest vines that are preciously maintained because only they are able to give birth to the "Grand Vin". The wine of Chateau Latour is an example of consistent excellence, no matter the vintage. Firm, tannic and concentrated in its youth, it needs a long cellaring to reveal all of its profoundness, strength and extraordinary richness. At perfect maturity, the wine distinguishes itself by an incredible bouquet of black currant, hazelnut and leather.
Price: £999.00 (3 in Stock)
Colheita Port, Single Harvest port (includes Kopke box as illustrated)
An outstanding 1944 Single Harvest Colheita port.
This port has a bright amber colour with a brown-tawny halo. Elegant nose of dried fruits, well integrated with wood notes. Light and fragrant, with wonderful volume and structure. A wine with great freshness and multi-dimensional flavours. Delicate and persistent finish.
Colheita, or single harvest ports, are aged in the barrel. This is a contrast to vintage ports which are aged in the bottle and only have a short drinking window after opening. Colheita ports have had air working on them through the cask during all the years of aging, giving them a open-life of a month or longer.
Price: £695.00 (10 in Stock)
Pinto and Co - Vinho do Porto (Colheita Port)
A rare bottle of single harvest port from Pinto. Bottled for the French market.
Price: £495.00 (1 in Stock)
Vintage Port Good label. Rewaxed. (Top shoulder)
A very pale ochre core, with a nose of nuts and marzipan. This was hot, with toasted nuts, a whiff of mandarins and not too much else. Fragile.
Tasted on the 23rd April 2014 at the Sandeman V20 tasting.
Price: £795.00 (1 in Stock)
Aszu Essencia (Half litre, 50cl)
This 1944 Tokaji Aszu Essencia is a sweet wine of stunning concentration and complexity. A rich complex wine with incredibly deep concentration, bitter oranges, ginger, manuka honey aromas and flavours, but though super sweet it is perfectly balanced with succulent citrus acidity. Harmony, balance and depth are absolutely world class.
After the Essencia, the Aszú Essencia (often confounded with the Essencia) is the second highest quality level among Tokaj wines. Its preparation is the same as that for the Aszú, and it is produced only in excellent years. The quality level is not indicated anymore by the number of puttonyos.
Price: £340.00 (5 in Stock)