Our company won the International Wine Challenge Fortified Wne Merchant of the Year for the first 5 years of its existence. Our Dessert wine range is also very strong. These wines are among the best value in the world.
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Outstanding Vin Santo produced from half Trebbiano and half Malvasia trained to guyot and grown organically in San Casciano Val di Pesa, Argiano at an altitude of 300m. The grapes were hand-picked on September 20th 2017 and were placed on bamboo racks to dry for four months until they were gently pressed the following January and run off to ferment and breed on 110l 'Caratelli' barrels for the next five years. The wine was bottled in Febuary 2023.
Only 436 37.5cl bottles were produced in total. The wine came out at 13.5 % abv with a residual sugar level of 290 g/l and a total acidity of 6.3 g/l.
You know you are on to something special when Monica Larner of erobertparker.com writes of the wine "This is an extremely precious production of just 400 bottles (tiny 375-milliliter bottles), and I am honored to review this wine....an excellent and precious Vin Santo del Chianti Classico".
We feel very honoured to have 60 of these truly wonderful little bottles to share with you.
Château Suduiraut, Premier Cru Classé in 1855, is one of the great historic vineyards of Sauternes. A rigorous selection in the vineyard and in the cellars ensures the production of Château
Suduirauts wines, which are the accomplished expression of this exceptional terroir.
A wonderful golden yellow in color, Lions de Suduiraut offers a nose with notes of lychee, star fruit and rose, leading into candied fruit and mild spices. On the palate is has a fleshy character, with energy. Aromas of very ripe yellow fruit, candied orange and acacia honey provide great generosity. The finish is clean with a touch of minerality and pleasant bitterness, enhancing the favour of fruit.
Any fresher and I'd have to spank it. Wildly exuberant, the flavours veer from petals to grapefruit, musk to gooseberry. I'd like to say frivolous but it's actually very bloody serious!
jancisrobinson.com of a previous vintage:
Delightfully grapey nose. Utterly fragrant without being OTT. Scented with orange flower water. Cool and juicy and so charming.
The Wine Advocate
G.D. Vajra earns top scores for its perfectly designed portfolio of Piedmont wines. Well balanced against various price points (and all very reasonable), the estate offers excellent high-end Barolos from single vineyards, the super accessible and charming Barolo Albe, and a whole range of lower-end wines that are all creative in terms of graphics and design and extremely innovative in terms of winemaking, blends and overall approach. The G.D. Vajra portfolio should be a model for all sorts of up-and-coming wineries.
Very Limited presentation to commemorate Cambridge Wine Merchants' 30th Anniversary, presented in a cream and gold Ramos Pinto 30 Year Old branded box with exclusive CWM 30th Anniversary branding.
Amber coloured with orange and garnet tones. The delicate green highlights of the meniscus is characteristic of old cask-aged wines and illustrates the quality and advanced age of this fine port. This complex, perfectly balanced port shows rich aromas of dried fruit and vanilla. Agitate the glass and spice aromas of cinnamon and cocoa are liberated. In the mouth, the attack is fresh, fine and delicate. Ripe, dried fruit softly emerges with almond and hazelnut, culminating in vanilla flavours which linger gracefully on the palate. Appreciate this elegant Port at the close of a fine meal with good friends.It should be served at 15º- 19ºC.
Smallest of the Grand Cru Classé of 1855 at just 6.5 hectares and possibly the most obscure, Chateau Suau is hard to find yet quite delicious. Lots of ripe sweet apricot and apples, big and sweet from botrytis. Drink to 2030.
Elegant greenish-yellow with brilliance and vibrancy. Complex, it invites discovery of its descriptors in notes of honey and white fruits. Well-integrated oak. Balanced attack with sweetness and freshness, full on the palate, with a long and attractive finish.
Red with violet tones, bright and very expressive. Red mature fruits like plum and cherry and black fruits like dry figs. A spicy aroma characteristic from the Malbec of Cafayate. Vainillas, chocolate and caramel aromas from the oak aging. Palate: with a sweet and harmonic entry and a balanced acidity. Firm tannins, long finish and persistence
"The NV El Candado Pedro Ximenez, produced from sun-dried Pedro Ximenez grapes for two weeks, and aged in a solera for an average of 8-10 years, is bottled with 400 grams of sugar and 17% alcohol. Mahogany color, the nose is a symphony of candied, dried fruits, raisins, figs and dates. The palate is clean, very sweet and spicy, and should be consumed quite fresh (10 degreess C), with chocolate dessert (or as a dessert in itself)."
Luis Gutierrez, www.robertparker.com
"Suffice to say this is the finest, darkest, sweetest, most intoxicating PX I have ever tasted. Valdespino is one of the 100 Most Iconic Wine Estates in my book."
Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com
The NV El Candado Pedro Ximenez, produced from sun-dried Pedro Ximenez grapes for two weeks, and aged in a solera for an average of 8-10 years, is bottled with 400 grams of sugar and 17% alcohol. Mahogany color, the nose is a symphony of candied, dried fruits, raisins, figs and dates. The palate is clean, very sweet and spicy, and should be consumed quite fresh (10 degreess C), with chocolate dessert (or as a dessert in itself).
Luis Gutierrez, www.robertparker.com
A rare Tokaji from the small Breitenbach estate. Rich, waxy, honied, buttery. Hugely compex, with layers of flavour that linger for minutes. Delicious on it's own, but also a beautiful match to balanced desserts or rich cheeses.
Founded in 2006 the Breitenbach winery is nestled in the heart of Hungary's Tokaji wine region. With just 6 hectares of 40-80 year old vines their focus is on the native grapes Furmint and Hárslevel?. Viticulture is done by hand and the mission is quality not quantity which is evident in their wines.
From vineyards across the Garonne river from Sauternes. Similar style, less expensive. Full burnished gold, not particulalry aromatic, syrupy, nice apricoty baked apple flavours , decent oak grip and acid.
Amber in colour. Complex, full of herbs, spices, dried orange peel, maple syrup and almonds. Full-bodied and wonderfully refined by the ripening period, combines hints of marmalade, caramel and almond paste.
An amazing find. This White Port has an incredible development as it has aged in wood; rich and creamy, silky smooth with a high quality milk chocolate character that just goes on and on. Imagine the best Belgian milk chocolate that you have ever had, combined with the rich fruitiness that you get from a Tawny Port and this is the result.
This is a lovely dessert wine with a bright, golden colour. On the nose, it offers aromas of ripe apricot, honey, and orange blossom, along with hints of jasmine and citrus zest. On the palate, it is rich and full-bodied, with flavours of candied citrus, stone fruit, and a touch of tropical fruit. The sweetness is well-balanced with a refreshing acidity that keeps the wine from being cloying. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving lingering notes of honey and apricot.
A Traditional Banyuls, sweet, complex and marvellous, aged partly in glass bonbonnes which are exposed to the sun to achieve rancio characters, and part in old foudre. Banyuls Robert Pages is a blend of Grenache (90%) and Grenache Gris (10%). With 80 g/l residual sugar, this traditional style is a striking, fleshy wine with complex aromas of baked plums, dried figs, bitter orange, coffee, vanilla and spices. Incredibly complex and layered, the palate is opulent, round and sweet yet with a fresh and pure nutty finish. It is an excellent match with blue cheeses such as Roquefort or Gorgonzola or with a cheese plate in general.