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Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €382.50
2014

Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92+)

Like the other wines I tasted from Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona this year, I am surprised by the soft ripeness achieved in the 2014 Brunello di Montalcino. This was a cool and soggy vintage so those dark and sweet fruit flavors are counterintuitive. However, they elevate the wine to a higher intensity threshold and a more profound flavor profile. The wine offers enough crisp acidity and tannic firmness to hold it tightly together at this young stage in its lifespan. Some 60,000 bottles were released.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 92+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €382.50
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2011 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €325.90
2011

La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2011 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94)

The 2011 Rioja Gran Reserva 904 has been one of my go-to cuvées since my earliest days as a wine lover. This latest release is a blend of 60-year-old Tempranillo from Briñas, Rodenzo and Villalba (89%) and the remainder Graciano from the Montecillo vineyard. Fully de-stemmed and aged for 54 months in American oak, it was bottled in November 2016. This is more reticent and less forthcoming on the nose compared to the Viña Ardanza, gradually unfolding to reveal enticing scents of raspberry, crushed strawberry, warm leather, terra cotta and a touch of meat juice. This needed more decanting than the Ardanza. The palate is beautifully balanced with fine-grained tannins, and ultra-smooth in terms of texture. Layers of red fruit laced with clove, sprigs of fresh mint and blood orange dovetail into a soy-tinged finish that you expect to fan out, though it declines; it needs maybe another 12–18 months to really show what it is capable of. Magnificent.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 20 94 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €325.90
Trotanoy 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,223.70
2014

Trotanoy 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2014 Trotanoy had (que surprise!) closed down on the nose compared to its JP Moueix stablemates. A few swirls of the glass and it reveals very precise, mineral-soaked black fruit laced with black truffle and subtle sous-bois aromas. It soon gathers momentum and the aromas were gaining more and more intensity after five minutes. The palate is outstanding. There is brilliant structure here, immense and almost staggering purity, incredible focus and tension with an electrifying spiciness on the finish. Best Pomerol of the vintage? The only thing wrong with that last sentence is the question mark at the end.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,223.70
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €304.00
2014

Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92+)

Like the other wines I tasted from Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona this year, I am surprised by the soft ripeness achieved in the 2014 Brunello di Montalcino. This was a cool and soggy vintage so those dark and sweet fruit flavors are counterintuitive. However, they elevate the wine to a higher intensity threshold and a more profound flavor profile. The wine offers enough crisp acidity and tannic firmness to hold it tightly together at this young stage in its lifespan. Some 60,000 bottles were released.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 92+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €304.00
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2011 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €256.00
2011

La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2011 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94)

The 2011 Rioja Gran Reserva 904 has been one of my go-to cuvées since my earliest days as a wine lover. This latest release is a blend of 60-year-old Tempranillo from Briñas, Rodenzo and Villalba (89%) and the remainder Graciano from the Montecillo vineyard. Fully de-stemmed and aged for 54 months in American oak, it was bottled in November 2016. This is more reticent and less forthcoming on the nose compared to the Viña Ardanza, gradually unfolding to reveal enticing scents of raspberry, crushed strawberry, warm leather, terra cotta and a touch of meat juice. This needed more decanting than the Ardanza. The palate is beautifully balanced with fine-grained tannins, and ultra-smooth in terms of texture. Layers of red fruit laced with clove, sprigs of fresh mint and blood orange dovetail into a soy-tinged finish that you expect to fan out, though it declines; it needs maybe another 12–18 months to really show what it is capable of. Magnificent.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Rioja 6x75cl 20 94 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €256.00
Trotanoy 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,005.00
2014

Trotanoy 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2014 Trotanoy had (que surprise!) closed down on the nose compared to its JP Moueix stablemates. A few swirls of the glass and it reveals very precise, mineral-soaked black fruit laced with black truffle and subtle sous-bois aromas. It soon gathers momentum and the aromas were gaining more and more intensity after five minutes. The palate is outstanding. There is brilliant structure here, immense and almost staggering purity, incredible focus and tension with an electrifying spiciness on the finish. Best Pomerol of the vintage? The only thing wrong with that last sentence is the question mark at the end.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,005.00

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