We are offering you the rare opportunity to purchase some of Bordeaux’s top flight fine wines as single bottles.
Having travelled up and down the country attending wine shows and holding tastings of these beautiful wines it is obvious that many of you love them but sadly don’t get the opportunity to drink them at home as they are usually sold in cases of 12 by most fine wine merchants.
We decided to do something about this and are offering wine enthusiasts the rare chance of trying these wines as single bottles – you can mix and match any of these wines with our normal range of wines. We have selected Bin Ends of older vintages that are superb examples of mature Clarets and Sauternes and have arranged a special price to make them more accessible to you. Sadly stock is limited due to the fact that they are snapped up fairly quickly. Enjoy!
Chateau Bellevue 2006 £19.99
A Saint Emilion Grand Cru from an ancient property dating back to 1642. It is owned by the Pradel de Lavaux family and Hubert de Bouard of Saint Emilion First Growth Chateau Angelus.
Bellevue’s wines are rich and luscious with aromas of spice, rich raspberry and mulberry, minerals, black cherries and blossoms. They are well structured and are made with finesse – ageing well and having a velvety opulence.
Chateau Nenin 2006 £24.99
A top class Pomerol that has been owned by the Delon family (owners of the Second Growth Chateau Leoville Las Cases) since 1840. The oenologist at the chateau is Jacques Boiseenot who oversees wine making at no less than four out of the five Bordeaux First Growths.
Robert Parker 91 points. “The finest vintage since 2000, the 2006 Nenin comes across as a classic Pomerol with lush kirsch liqueur, mocha, mineral, and floral characteristics. Made in a muscular, rich, full-bodied style with moderate tannins as well as impeccable purity, texture, and length, it should drink well between 2012-2025.”
Chateau La Fleur Morange 2001 £37.99
Promoted to Grand Cru Classé status in the new Saint Emilion Classification of 2012. Owned by Véronique and Jean-François Julien this chateau has received high acclaim from wine critics across the globe.
Robert Parker 92 points. “A sleeper of the vintage, this stunning effort is produced from a 5-acre, 100-year old vineyard planted with 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. Claude Gros, the brilliant oenologist responsible for some of the greatest wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon (Chateau La Negly), guides the winemaking at La Fleur Morange.
A severe crop thinning, leaf pulling, and selection in the cellar resulted in a dense purple-colored 2001 offering a delicious perfume of blackberry and raspberry liqueur, high class toasty new oak, crushed stones, and acacia flowers. The impressive aromas are followed by a dense, full-bodied, beautifully textured St.-Emilion with great purity as well as palate presence.”
Robert Parker: 93 points.
“This is a property I first started watching very carefully with this vintage, and I have loved just about everything that has been produced. Dense ruby/purple, the wine is a modern style of St.-Emilion, with superb ripeness, lots of color, and rich, heady black fruits intermixed with some toasty oak, licorice, and spice. Its expansive, multi-dimensional mouthfeel is opulent, sumptuous, and just beginning to hit full maturity.”
A Sauternes First Growth (Premier Cru) from the Barsac region. These are the wines created by Noble Rot (Botrytis Cinerea) and Climens is one of the rare single variety growths of region, showing fabulous expression of the Semillon grape in its wines. Climens dates back to the 1500s and is owned by the Lurton family (who also own Chateaux Brane Cantenac and Durfort Vivens).
Robert Parker 94 points. “Proprietor Berenice Lurton continues to turn out one of the utterly profound wines from the Barsac Sauternes region.
The 2006 is not up there with their perfect 2001, but it is a beautiful wine and stands out as one of the top wines of 2006. Medium gold, with a slightly more advanced color than I am used to seeing in a young Climens, the wine displays waxy honeyed pineapple and delicate marmalade and citrus notes with a restrained use of new oak.
The wine cuts a full-bodied swath across the palate with terrific acidity, freshness, and moderate sweetness. This is a beauty, but perhaps on a much faster evolutionary track than some of their greatest vintages.”