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  1. Mission Estate VS Pinot Noir, 2016

    Mission's Estate has chosen their very best grapes grown in the Awatere Valley for their Vineyard Selection Pinot Noir. They were selected from a portion of the vineyard that was carefully managed with fruit thinning to encourage optimal ripeness and flavour development.

    It shows good concentration of bright red cherry, forest floor and wild berry aromas, more fruit on the palate with a soft, rich mouthfeel. The wine has a fine structure and really fantastic fruit intensity, supple mouthfeel and a great finish. Drinking really well now but with potential to age well over the next 5-10 years.

    "Garnet-red colour with some depth, lighter on the rime with some bricking. The nose is soft and ethereally full with a broad array of aromatic red berry fruits along with restrained notes of savoury dried herbs, elements of earth and red floral nuances." Raymond Chan

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  2. Chateau Etang, Bois des Dame Rouge, Corbieres, 2013

    Located in the heart of the Corbières, Château Etang des Colombes grows traditional varieties of the AOC Corbières: Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Mourvèdre. This family-owned Chateau has produced superb quality wines for 4 generations and is among the best producers in Corbières. The oldest plots of Château Etang des Colombes are sixty years old, allowing development of the Vieilles Vignes (old vines) for use in Bois des Dames. 

    Deep purple in colour with fruit aromas, vanilla and hints of pepper and clove. Melted tannins are present but which will ensure a promising development - drink now or cellar for up to 15 years.

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  3. Castello di Verrazzano, Chianti Classico DOCG, 2015

    Verrazzano's Chianti Classico, like others in the Greve area of Chianti have typically more concentrated flavours than in Castellina, Gaiole or Castelnuovo Berardegna. However, this is a classic Chianti, deep ruby red in colour with aromas of mature fruits like cherry and blackberry. Light in body with a little oak (from 18 months in barrel) with fine grained tannins and pleasant bursts of juicy wild cherry, cinnamon and a hint of star anise.

    An Organic wine that pairs well with Tuscan appetisers, red meat and game.

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    £17.50
  4. Chateau D'Ollieres Prestige Rose, 2017

    Thanks to inerting, a winemaking technique that prevents any oxidation, this wine is nourished by the finest aromas of the grapes that compose it without losing any of its finesse. It reveals intense and subtle notes of flowers and red fruits.

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  5. Barolo, Sacco, 2013

    Often considered one of Italy's greatest wines, Barolo is definitely one of the most famous and a must try for it's classic tar and roses aromas. This Barolo from the Rocca estate is a classic, dry and austere, autumnal Nebbiolo from this famous Piemonte region. It will delight with its intense bouquet of mature red fruit and tobacco and the ethereal "Tar and Roses" of classic mature Barolo. It is at the lighter end of the Barolo spectrum and fully mature, so expect a more gamey style well suited to roast pheasant, aged beef and other fine meat courses.

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    £22.50
  6. Berton Vineyards Bonsai Shiraz Cabernet, 2016

    Berton use the grapes grown in their original Eden Valley vineyards to use in their flagship wines of which the Bonsai Shiraz Cabernet is one. So named, as the poor soil that is the success story behind this wine restricted growth to tiny rootling’s even after five years.

    Open a bottle and you’ll find blackcurrant, plums and licorice on the nose and on the palate soft tannins and sweet toasty oak combine with ripe plum and black cherry.

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  7. Onomastica Tinto, Rioja Reserva, Bodegas Carlos Serres, 2011
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    A very limited edition, harmonious Reserva, with a deep, elegant bouquet. 

    Aromas of black fruit, vanilla and dark chocolate with hints of spices and mineral notes. Magnificent structure in the mouth; powerful, vigorous, tasty and wide. Very complex powerful finish from this famous estate in Haro. Suits food matches like roast kid and suckling pig, braised meats and aged cheeses, and a surprisingly good match for dark chocolate too.

    Graciously balanced and open, this Rioja is showing maturity in a delicate gossamer style. It will be a great charmer with its energy, velvet tannins and attenuated fruit. Hedonistic character. Drink 2017-2022 Decanter Magazine Premium Red Rioja Panel Tasting March 2017 (2011 vintage)

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  8. Chateau Bouscasse Madiran 'Alain Brumont', 2014
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    100% of 100

    Alain Brumont is the king of the Tannat grape. A beautiful vintage from this remarkable Chateau. Big, intense and complex nose ending with hints of fruit jam, spices and even cocoa! Thick and fruity in the mouth with well developed tannins and a very long finish. His Chateau Montus and Bouscasse are wines which are compared to the top 1st Growths at blind tastings.

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    £23.50
  9. Chateau D'Agassac, Haut Medoc, 2007

    This Cabernet Merlot blend from Chateau d’Agassac is a beautiful full and well-structured wine with good length. Red berries give way to menthol, tobacco and cedar fragrances so typical of this region of Médoc. While the palate features soft, velvety tannins and a silky structure with delicious flavours of fresh thyme, black pepper and camphor.

    "Fine depth of Cabernet/Merlot fruit, good southern Medoc elegance, length and class." Steven Spurrier, Decanter Magazine

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  10. Chateau Dalem, Fronsac, 2014

    Medium bodied with plenty of very fine, grippy tannin, medium acid, flavours of dark cherry, cacao and licorice flow into a fresh, medium length finish. Good right-bank character. Oak is evident but under control and integrates nicely. Pure bottled pleasure.

    Chateau Dalem is best served relatively cool (about 15 degrees) which gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

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    £30.00
  11. Veuve Clicquot Champagne Arrow Magnet Gift - Tokyo

    Maison Veuve Clicquot celebrates the links this famous champagne house has with the new Magnetic Arrow Collection that features 6 important historic destinations around the globe. Tokyo, the city of beautiful cherry blossom, capsule hotels and canned bread is also one of the important destinations and lies 9'606km away from the Maison. 

    The classic Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne is presented in a unique gift box, branded with distinctive Veuve livery and including a magnet printed with the destination city. 

    Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label NV has ample body and fruit to give it splendid character with marked with notes of apple, lemon, brioche and hazelnut.

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    £48.00
  12. Mission Estate Huchet Syrah, Gimblett Gravels, 2013

    The Mission Estate story begins with a group of French Missionaries who sailed to New Zealand with little more than their faith and a few vines. The first record of a commercial sale dates back to 1870 when a parcel of mostly dry reds was sold. The Cellar Master at this time was Brother Cyprian Huchet, the son of a French vigneron from the Loire. Having grown up amongst the vineyards and wine cellars in France, Cyprian Huchet’s wine knowledge became extremely sophisticated and he bought this wealth of knowledge to Mission Estate.

    Mission Huchet Syrah is a tribute to Cyprian Huchet and Mission’s 160 year heritage. Crafted with devotion, combining leading edge technologies and Old World techniques, Huchet is a bold wine of heart & depth with pure dark berry aromas along with some spice components. The palate is full-bodied with fine soft tannins and an array of complex aromas. These fine tannins provide an amazing texture that is velvety and mouth filling and which frame a depth of rich complex aromas which persist long on the finish. If you can resist opening this wine for 10-20 years, you will be rewarded with a wine that is even more silky and fine.

    Presented in a bespoke Huchet box and wrapped in tissue paper.

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    £75.50
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