Ryst Dupeyron Reserve Joseph Millesime vintage Armagnac
The 1993 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: £74.95 (3 in Stock)
1er Grand Cru Classe St. Emilion
One of the more impressive wines from the Canon region, the 1993 Canon exhibits expansive, sweet fruit that more than compensates for the moderate tannin level. This well-made, medium-bodied, lean wine is an ideal candidate for cellaring or drinking
Price: £69.95 (1 in Stock)
"L'Eglise-Clinet is one of the best-situated vineyards in Pomerol, and proprietor/winemaker, Denis Durantou, is one of the most meticulous producers in Bordeaux. The vineyard is composed of tracts of very old vines (one planted in 1930). The wine, which is made from extremely small yields of two tons per acre, is normally a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, all of it aged in 60% new oak casks. This wine may merit a higher rating. I am not a fan of red wines with green overtones, so perhaps the spicy, green peppery bouquet held my score down. Nevertheless, this deep ruby/purple-coloured wine possesses an undeniably grilled meat, smoky, peppery, sweet, fruity nose that is evolved and intense.
Price: £89.95 (11 in Stock)
Cantenac (Margaux) Cru bourgois exceptionnel.
The 1993 Chateau d'Agludet reveals a pretty bouquet of ripe berry fruit intermingled with scents of earth, herbs, and wood. It is medium-bodied, compact, and small-framed, as well as soft, and accessible.
***Robert Parker's Wine Advocate***
Price: £59.95 (8 in Stock)
St Julien, 2eme Growth Classification
The Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou is one of the Medoc's more successful wines, the 1993 has reached full maturity. It exhibits a dark ruby/purple color, and a moderately attractive nose of minerals and jammy cranberry fruit intermixed with black currants. In the mouth, this wine has lost its baby fat, revealing medium body, and an elegant, measured personality. Pure, with well-integrated tannin, this is a stylish, graceful Ducru-Beaucaillou."
Price: £119.00 (1 in Stock)
Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru ClassePessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe
*** 90 Points Robert parker ***
"Quite a surprise in a difficult vintage, a strict selection and the superb terroir of Haut Brion triumphed over a very challenging year that produced many hard, relatively herbaceous wines. The color is a surprisingly saturated deep plum/ruby. Some sweet berry fruit intermixed with menthol, graphite, damp earth, and a hint of mushroom emerges in this medium-bodied, very elegant Haut Brion that is still firmly structured but has sweet tannin and surprising length and ripeness. The wine will always represent a sleeper style. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2015. Last tasted, 11/02.
Price: £395.00 (3 in Stock)
St Estephe Cru Bourgeois
A simple, straight-forward nose of pencil-lead and iron The palate is fairly well balanced, supple with good acidity and a nice freshness and "innocence" about it. Pencil-shaving and tobacco on the finish. Approachable - drinking now.
Price: £59.95 (11 in Stock)
St Julien, 4me Cru Classe
A sumptuous, complex, Provencal-like bouquet of roasted herbs, cherries, licorice, and underbrush emerges from this dark plum/ruby-colored 1993. Tart acidity provides freshness,
Price: £79.95 (10 in Stock)
St Emilion Grand Cru Classe.
Troplong-Mondot has been on a head-long charge to higher and higher quality since 1988. Their 1993 is a black/purple-colored wine with gorgeous purity, ripeness, and extract, aligned to a wine with considerable elegance, finesse, and personality. It offers superb richness, medium body, layers of beautifully delineated black-cherry and cassis fruit, fine acidity, and ripe tannin. A stunning example of the vintage, Wine Advocate 90-92
Price: £92.95 (6 in Stock)