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Prices listed here are based on mixed or straight dozen lots and represent a 20% discount off our single bottle shelf price, excluding specific promotions.

NOTE : Purchases of less than 12 units straight or mixed  attract a 25% surcharge to the prices listed here.                        

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BORDEAUX 2016 EN PRIMEUR

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Armand Rousseau Chambertin Grand Cru 2014
97 points Allen Meadows :There is enough wood to notice framing the exuberantly spicy red and dark currant aromas that display an abundance of sauvage and earth nuances. The cool and pure medium weight plus flavors are remarkably refined for a young Chambertin yet there is clearly plenty of power lurking beneath the refined veneer. This is a big but not massive vintage for the Rousseau Cham and I like the sense of proportion and particularly so on the harmonious, superbly long and seamlessly well-balanced finale. As is the case with the 2015 vintage, it's going to be very interesting to see which of these two is the better wine in 15 to 20 years.    

18.5+/20 Jancis Robinson : Very majestic and autumnal on the nose. Very concentrated and all in the future. Not weak at all with much more obvious ripe fruit in the middle than Clos de Beze. Dense and very dry and savoury but the fruit more than stands up to the new oak. Magnificent. Vibrato.

Domaine du Bagnol Rose Cassis 2016
This rosé comes from a handful of parcels in the tiny appellation of Cassis, a stand alone appellation within Provence, that totals seven hectares of vineyards planted in clay and limestone soils, on a gentle north-northwest-facing slope. Grenache-dominated, with smaller percentages of Mourvedre and Cinsault. Like the Cassis Blanc, the wine is taut, fresh and slightly saline. The winery makes only a small quantity of this, making this extremely hard to find, but its deliciousness makes it highly sought after.

The 2016 rosé has a pale cherry color with a slight copper tinge. It is full-bodied and well structured, with fresh red berry fruit, tart apple skin, and notes of spice and dried herbs. As usual, it is a blend of 41% Grenache, 33% Mourvedre, and 26% Cinsault all of which is direct-press juice.   The color is a bit lighter than last year’s, but the wine has a bit more power behind it.

Armand Rousseau, Clos de Beze Grand Cru 2014
93-96 Allen Meadows: In 2014 it's as though the Clos de Bèze and Chambertin have switched places in the sense that this is less expressive, super powerful and appears to be the more structured of the two as well. A discreetly spicy nose consists of sandalwood, essence of black cherry liqueur, violets and a hint of the sauvage. There is seriously good size, weight and power to the imposingly scaled flavors that display almost painful intensity on the driving, explosively long and very firmly structured finish. Unlike most vintages this is actually the harder of the two wines to read today though everything appears to be in place to allow this to age brilliantly.    

18.5/20 Jancis Robinson : 100% new oak. Intense, splendidly purple somehow nose. Black fruits and liqueur-like. Lots of structure and very embryonic. The oak is still pretty obvious. Great framework. Energy. 

Mount Mary Pinot Noir 2015
The Pinot Noir vines were sourced from Western Victoria in 1971. This material was acquired before individual clonal selections were considered, and as such, our older Pinot blocks are a mix of many clones. A visiting French ampelographer once told John Middleton that there were in the order of 30+ clones in our original Pinot block. Subsequent plantings of Pinot on this site have been selections from the original block, and the clonal selection has been somewhat refined. There are also some newer blocks of Pinot  planted (as of 2008) to American rootstocks and are of specific clonal material, namely MV6 and 777. In the winery the emphasis is on simplicity. The Pinot typically spends 10-12 days on skins, in open-top fermenters, with short cold soaks and no post-ferment maceration. This is followed by 16 months of barrel maturation consisting of 25% new oak barriques. Minimal, if any, filtration is carried out prior to bottling. 
Mount Mary Quintets 2015
The vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (25%), Cabernet Franc (15%), Malbec (5%) and Petit Verdot (5%). The percentage of each variety that goes into the final blend changes with the season as factors such as fruitfulness and fruit set vary. The greatest influence we have over the quality of this wine is deciding when to pick each variety. This determines not only the flavours but the quality of tannins, and the acid and alcohol levels. The Quintet is largely fermented in static tanks, where it spends around 12-14 days on skins. This is followed by 22 months of barrel maturation, with 25% of the blend in large format oak (1500L or larger), and 30% in new barriques (225L).
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