Ryst Dupeyron Reserve Joseph Millesime vintage Armagnac
The 1994 Dupeyron Armagnac is the expression of a single year and has a unique character associated with the year and the cask in which it has been stored. These vintages are bottled at the alcohol level in which they naturally come out of the cask. There is a wonderful contrast between the sweet and sour flavours of wood, amplified by the strong alcoholic degree. Rich palate feeling the alcohol and the concentration of dry plums, spicy with persistent flavour of rancio and of spices, but round, soft and long in the finish. The tannins are very present, but full-bodied and round.
The Maison Ryst-Dupeyon was founded by Joseph Dupeyron in 1905.
Price: £68.95 (3 in Stock)
Colhieta Single Harvest Port
This 1994 J W Hart Tawny Colheita is elegant and complex. An amalgamation of rich flavours is marked by the presence of dried fruits, with a burst of freshness in red cherries enhanced by an exuberant note of spice. Perfect for pairing with an exquisite salted caramel tart.
Price: £69.00 (12 in Stock)
The Calem 1994 Vintage Port has been stored in the Calem cellars since production.
The 1994 Calem Vintage Port has a deep garnet colour, with a hint of blue in the meniscus. Black fruits and blackberries dominate on the nose with tobacco and spirits. Beautiful in the mouth with alcohol and resolved tannins, great fruit still dominates. Lovely finish. 92/100 TC VWP 11/19
It has a dense, even, opaque crimson colour, with a very rich, dark well of black fruit and floral aromas, with all sorts of mineral and delicately spicy nuances. On the palate this has a beautifully focused sweetness, with a supple, svelte quality of black fruits, that is pure and very long and silky through the mid palate.
Price: £89.95 (16 in Stock)
Barbera is a wine of prestige, rich colors that refer generally to the ruby purple, just what clothes cardinals; the bouquet is ample and composite, with fruity notes of blackberry, cherry, strawberry and red fruit jam and spicy aromas reminiscent of cinnamon, vanilla, green pepper.
Price: £39.00 (1 in Stock)
This 1994 wine is from the famous Pomerol region in right bank Bordeaux. It displays a deep garnet colour, a pungent, jammy, strawberry, black-cherry, weedy tobacco, and spicy-scented nose, attractive ripeness, medium body, low acidity, and a sweet, long, lusty finish.
Price: £59.95 (19 in Stock)
Pauillac 5th Growth Classification
*** 90 Points - Robert Parker ***
"Grand-Puy-Lacoste is the drinker's Pauillac. It is not an investment wine (having been largely forgotten by the trophy hunters and investors looking to make a quick buck), although certain vintages (1982 and 1990) have tripled in price. Grand-Puy-Lacoste, usually loaded with character and personality, has enjoyed three fine vintages in 1993-95, with each of these years under-priced for such quality. The 1994 has turned out to be an outstanding effort for this estate. The wine reveals even more flesh than it did prior to bottling, as well as the high tannin that marks many of this vintage's wines.
Price: £94.00 (1 in Stock)
St Emilion Grand Cru
This 1994 wine from the famous Saint-Emilion region in Bordeaux is medium bodied with pops of cherry, liquorice and currants. A wonderful texture coats the palate with fresh and fine medium grain tannin.
Price: £62.95 (47 in Stock)
Margaux, 4th Growth Classification
The successful 1994 exhibits an intense, dark purple colour, sweet, spicy, cedary, jammy aromas, classic, medium to full-bodied, tannic, backward flavors, and excellent length and overall purity. This may be the largest-framed, most concentrated Prieure-Lichine made in the past 30 years.
Price: £59.95 (8 in Stock)
Chateau de Beaucastel Pierre Perrin
Château de Beaucastel has long been considered one of the great wines of France. It is unanimously renowned for its balance, elegance and ageing potential. Beaucastel has an extraordinary terroir at the Northern end of the appellation with heavy exposure to the Mistral. All 13 varieties of the appellation have been organically grown here since the sixties.
1994 was a good year for Rhone Wines and the Beaucastel has striking colour. The nose is profound and sweet, with black truffle, under-wood, and earthy notes. The mouth is fruity, fleshy and round, with soft tannins. It can be drunk but will improve with time.
Price: £79.00 (8 in Stock)
"The 1994 Croft exhibits an impressive dark ruby/purple color, and a developed, forward, more evolved style than expected. It is moderately sweet, full-bodied, expansive, pure, and rich, but made in an up-front, flattering style. Although outstanding, it is not one of the superstars of the vintage. It will keep for twenty years. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2020". 90 points. Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate.
Price: £89.00 (11 in Stock)