"As Guigal says, the 2004 Cote Rotie Chateau d’Ampuis is "very Burgundian." Forest floor, herb, underbrush, red currant, and sweet cherry notes dominate the aromatics and flavors of this medium-weight, peppery, slightly herbaceous wine. It has turned out to be outstanding, no easy task in a year with record-setting yields and many overly vegetal northern Rhones. This is a sexy, seductive 2004 to enjoy over the next 7-8 years. "
Sporting an opaque, black-colored robe with dark purple trim, the 2003 Fonseca Vintage Port exhibits a nose of profound depth. Its sweet black mass of dark fruit and spice aromas leads to a character of immense depth, richness, and weight. Full-bodied, viscous, and almost impenetrable, this dense, backward port is powerful and exceptionally long in the finish. Possibly the most masculine Fonseca I?ve ever encountered, it coats the taster's palate with licorice, jammy black fruits, and notes of chocolate that last for over a minute. This blockbuster will require at least three decades to fully blossom. Anticipated maturity: 2035-2060.
A luxurious, handcrafted wooden case of 9 bottles containing 1 bottle each of:Chateau HAUT BRION (100 RP)Chateau LAFITE ROTHSCHILD (99 RP)Chateau LATOUR (100 RP)Chateau MARGAUX (99 RP)Chateau MOUTON ROTHSCHILD (99 RP)Chateau CHEVAL BLANC (99 RP)Chateau LA MISSION HAUT BRION (100 RP)Chateau d'YQUEMand PETRUS (100 RP)Each bottle inside the case is packed in its own personalized and individual box.* only two available