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Take table theatre to the next level or simply say a BIG thank you with a selection from our extensive collection of large format bottlings. Bound to impress! *Very limited quantities available on most items. Bottle terms and volumes are as follows: Magnum 1.5 litres (2 bottles). Jeroboam 3 litres (4 bottles). Rehoboam 4.5 litres (6 bottles). Methuselah 6 litres (8 bottles). Salmanazar 9 litres (12 bottles). Balthazar 12 litres (16 bottles) Nebuchadnezzar 15 litres (20 bottles).
      Belvedere Vodka (6000ml)
      POLAND
      $699. 00 Bottle
      $8388.00 Dozen
      ABV: 40%
      Belvedere, the luxury vodka brand, is now more impressive than ever in this super-sized 6 litre format!

      Belvedere Vodka from Polmos Zyrardow is crafted from 100% Polish rye, distilled four times and charcoal filtered. Easily recognised by its innovative packaging, the bottle depicts the Belvedere House, the Polish equivalent to the White House, the official residence of the Polish president in Warsaw. 40% Alc./Vol.
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        2008 Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon Vintage Rose Champagne Magnum (1500ml)
        Champagne, FRANCE
        $999. 00 Bottle
        $11988.00 Dozen
        ABV: 12.5%
        Closure: Cork

        Created in 1988 as a tribute to the co-founder Elisabeth Salmon, this cuvee is an elegant and refined rosé composed of 55% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne, along with 45% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs. Less than 10% of the Pinot Noir is vinified as a red wine, with these old vine grapes sourced from the south facing slopes of the Valofroy vineyard located in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. This 2008 rendition shows all the traits from this magnificent year, a highly refined wine with wonderful delicacy of texture and flavour. Dosage is 7g/l.

        Other Reviews.....
        Disgorged with seven grams per liter dosage, the 2008 Brut Rosé Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon is one of the finest wines I've tasted from Billecart in recent years. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of peach, mandarin oil, warm bread, red berries and petals, it's full-bodied, deep and vinous, with lovely mid-palate amplitude, terrific concentration and bright girdling acids. In what is quite a tightly wound vintage and from a house whose style is rather understated, this is a dramatic, fleshy wine that concludes with a long, flavorful finish. Drink 2022 - 2048.
        97+ points
        William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Sep 2021)

        This is very vinous with aromas of iron, strawberries, old roses and geraniums. So aromatic. Full-bodied, really intense and layered with super dryness and depth. Lots of saline and spicy character at the end, such as clove and pepper, as well as hints of flowers and melted butter. Strawberry tart at the end. 17% in aged oak casks. Blend of 55% pinot noir from six villages (Mareuil sur Ay, Ay, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Verzenay and Verzy) and 45% chardonnay from three Grand Crus (Mesnil sur Oger, Cramant and Chouilly). 9% of the blend is red wine from a parcel in the village of Mareuil sur Ay. Bottled June 2009 and disgorged July 2019. Drink or hold.
        98 points
        JamesSuckling.com

        The 2008 Brut Rosé Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon explodes from the glass with a mesmerizing array of aromas, flavors and textures. Blood orange, cinnamon, mint and dried flowers. The 2008 is incredibly young, but it is also incredibly tempting. Patience will be rewarded. In the meantime, readers might enjoy adding a few bottles of the stellar 2007 to their cellars, as the nervy, taut 2008 needs time. The 2008 is 55% Pinot Noir (from Aÿ, Verzy, Verzenay and Mareuil) and 45% Chardonnay (from Chouilly, Avize and Cramant), with 9% still wine from Mareuil. It is the first vintage that includes a portion of wines (17%) done in barrel and the first vintage in which the magnums were aged on the cork rather than on crown seal. Dosage is 7 grams per liter. Drink 2028 - 2043.
        97+ points
        Antonio Galloni - Vinous

        A superb vintage of this renowned prestige cuvée, this is made from a base of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay, to which is added 9% of red wine. Despite ageing on its lees for 10 years, it remains almost shockingly youthful, its vividly primary flavours of red cherry, strawberry and nectarine wrapped up in a taut, tense frame. It’s silky in texture and intricately complex on the long, elegantly harmonious finish, underlined by a saline chalkiness, and it demonstrates all the requisite completeness and character for long ageing, promising a slow and dignified evolution to come. Drinking Window 2021 - 2050.
        98 points
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          Bouvet Saphir Saumur Brut Vintage Magnum (1500ml)
          Saumur, Loire Valley, FRANCE
          $49. 99 Bottle
          $599.88 Dozen
          ABV: 12.5%
          Closure: Cork

          Bouvet Ladubay is regarded by many wine lovers as the finest expression of sparkling wine from the Loire Valley. The house was founded in 1851 by Etienne Bouvet, the son of a vigneron-sommelier who encouraged the young Bouvet in the wine trade. Recognizing the Loire's terroir to be extremely well-suited to the production of sparkling wines, he settled on the bank of the Loire River just outside the town of Saumur. Ms. Ladubay, Etienne’s accountant, soon became his wife, and the firm was christened “Bouvet-Ladubay”.

          Bouvet is regarded by many wine lovers as the finest expression of sparkling wine from the Loire Valley


          After many years of ownership by Champagne Taittinger, Bouvet Ladubay is once again fully owned by the Monmousseau family who have continuously run the business since their purchase in 1932. Bouvet Ladubay employs precisely the same wine making process as Grand Marque Champagne, delivering French sophistication at an everyday price. The grapes for the Bouvet 'Blanc' methode champenoise are predominantly Chenin Blanc, a varietal which has been grown in the Loire Valley prior to the Roman conquest of France. Bouvet source their grapes from 120 properties around Saumur - spread over an area of 15 x 30 kilometres. The notion of using such a diversity of vineyard sites is to provide complexity to the base wines. Domaine Chandon in the Yarra Valley employ a similar process. These 120 micro climates each provide the wine maker with base material that when blended together will create the sensation of considerable complexity. The art of blending is critical and at Bouvet the third generation of blenders from the same family are in charge - in fact they have been creating the blend for the last 60 years. State of the art, temperature controlled stainless-steel fermentation tanks, computer-regulated 'gyropallets,' or riddling machines, highly advanced freezing and disgorging equipment and micro-wave cork heaters have brought Bouvet’s vinification facility to the technical forefront. The winery itself, however, remains an impressive monument to the region’s history with the wines spending their final maturation period within freestone cellars built by Saint Florent monks around 1040. These tunnels cover some 2.6 hectares with eight kilometres of subterranean cellars - storage capacity for some 7,000,000 bottles!

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          Bouvet Saphir Saumur Brut Vintage Double Magnum (3000ml)
          Saumur, Loire Valley, FRANCE
          $150. 00 Bottle
          $1800.00 Dozen
          ABV: 12.5%
          Closure: Cork

          Bouvet Ladubay is regarded by many wine lovers as the finest expression of sparkling wine from the Loire Valley. The house was founded in 1851 by Etienne Bouvet, the son of a vigneron-sommelier who encouraged the young Bouvet in the wine trade. Recognizing the Loire's terroir to be extremely well-suited to the production of sparkling wines, he settled on the bank of the Loire River just outside the town of Saumur. Ms. Ladubay, Etienne’s accountant, soon became his wife, and the firm was christened “Bouvet-Ladubay”. After many years of ownership by Champagne Taittinger, Bouvet Ladubay is once again fully owned by the Monmousseau family who have continuously run the business since their purchase in 1932. Bouvet Ladubay employs precisely the same wine making process as Grand Marque Champagne, delivering French sophistication at an everyday price.

          The grapes for the Bouvet 'Blanc' methode champenoise are predominantly Chenin Blanc, a varietal which has been grown in the Loire Valley prior to the Roman conquest of France. Bouvet source their grapes from 120 properties around Saumur - spread over an area of 15 x 30 kilometres. The notion of using such a diversity of vineyard sites is to provide complexity to the base wines. Domaine Chandon in the Yarra Valley employ a similar process. These 120 micro climates each provide the wine maker with base material that when blended together will create the sensation of considerable complexity. The art of blending is critical and at Bouvet the third generation of blenders from the same family are in charge - in fact they have been creating the blend for the last 60 years. State of the art, temperature controlled stainless-steel fermentation tanks, computer-regulated 'gyropallets,' or riddling machines, highly advanced freezing and disgorging equipment and micro-wave cork heaters have brought Bouvet’s vinification facility to the technical forefront. The winery itself however, remains an impressive monument to the region’s history with the wines spending their final maturation period within freestone cellars built by Saint Florent monks around 1040 AD. These tunnels cover some 2.6 hectares with eight kilometres of subterranean cellars - storage capacity for some 7,000,000 bottles!

          Tasting notes: Our new shipment of Bouvet Saphir has arrived. The wine delivers creamy white mousse, with fine bead of moderate persistence. Straw coloured base wine. The nose has more pronounced lift than that of previous vintages, hints of toast, lees, baked apple and biscuit emerge. Full bodied palate, with excellent flavour profile. Creamy texture, flavours of baked apple over hints of toast, biscuit and citrus. Fresh, crisp acid finish, followed by a long lemon, biscuit and baked apple aftertaste. Cellar 3-4 years Alc/Vol: 12.5%  Very Limited Stocks of the Double Magnum bottlings.

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          Bouvet Saphir Saumur Brut Vintage Methuselah (6000ml)
          Saumur, Loire Valley, FRANCE
          $325. 00 Bottle
          $3900.00 Dozen
          ABV: 12.5%
          Closure: Cork

          Bouvet Ladubay is regarded by many wine lovers as the finest expression of sparkling wine from the Loire Valley. The house was founded in 1851 by Etienne Bouvet, the son of a vigneron-sommelier who encouraged the young Bouvet in the wine trade. Recognizing the Loire's terroir to be extremely well-suited to the production of sparkling wines, he settled on the bank of the Loire River just outside the town of Saumur. Ms. Ladubay, Etienne’s accountant, soon became his wife, and the firm was christened “Bouvet-Ladubay”. After many years of ownership by Champagne Taittinger, Bouvet Ladubay is once again fully owned by the Monmousseau family who have continuously run the business since their purchase in 1932. Bouvet Ladubay employs precisely the same wine making process as Grand Marque Champagne, delivering French sophistication at an everyday price. 

          The grapes for the Bouvet 'Blanc' methode champenoise are predominantly Chenin Blanc, a varietal which has been grown in the Loire Valley prior to the Roman conquest of France. Bouvet source their grapes from 120 properties around Saumur - spread over an area of 15 x 30 kilometres. The notion of using such a diversity of vineyard sites is to provide complexity to the base wines. Domaine Chandon in the Yarra Valley employ a similar process. These 120 micro climates each provide the wine maker with base material that when blended together will create the sensation of considerable complexity. The art of blending is critical and at Bouvet the third generation of blenders from the same family are in charge - in fact they have been creating the blend for the last 60 years. State of the art, temperature controlled stainless-steel fermentation tanks, computer-regulated 'gyropallets,' or riddling machines, highly advanced freezing and disgorging equipment and micro-wave cork heaters have brought Bouvet’s vinification facility to the technical forefront. The winery itself however, remains an impressive monument to the region’s history with the wines spending their final maturation period within freestone cellars built by Saint Florent monks around 1040 AD. These tunnels cover some 2.6 hectares with eight kilometres of subterranean cellars - storage capacity for some 7,000,000 bottles!

          Tasting notes: Our new shipment of Bouvet Saphir has arrived. The wine delivers creamy white mousse, with fine bead of moderate persistence. Straw coloured base wine. The nose has more pronounced lift than that of previous vintages, hints of toast, lees, baked apple and biscuit emerge. Full bodied palate, with excellent flavour profile. Creamy texture, flavours of baked apple over hints of toast, biscuit and citrus. Fresh, crisp acid finish, followed by a long lemon, biscuit and baked apple aftertaste. Cellar 3-4 years (2009-2010) Alc/Vol: 12.5%   Very Limited Stocks of the Imperial bottlings.

            Chartreuse Yellow Liqueur Jeroboam (3000ml)
            FRANCE
            $399. 00 Bottle
            $4788.00 Dozen
            ABV: 40%
            One of the liqueur immortals, Chartreuse is the product of monks from the Carthusian order who originated the product at their establishment in the French Alps called “Grande Chartreuse”. Unfortunately, this order was banished from France to Spain just after the turn of the century, and at Tarragona they again set up with their secret formula compounded of elixirs from 130 odd and rare herbs, water, sugar and fine spirits. (The production has since returned to France.) Green Chartreuse (55%alc./vol.) is most pungent and expensive. Only three monks know how to blend and distill the recipe. They are also the only ones who know which plants they have to macerate to produce the natural green and yellow colours.

            Yellow Chatreuse, first produced in 1838, is just as good (40% alc./vol.), though milder, sweeter and more aromatic. It is not only invaluable as a liqueur with coffee, but is the final decoration for a Gin daisy and other delicate drinks. The much sought after White Chartreuse, the sweetest version of the three, also exists or did exist. Whatever the case, it's unavailable in Australia. Chartreuse is most often drunk on its own or with ice. Alternatively, it makes a refreshing Summer sipper mixed with tonic.
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              2018 Chateau Riotor Rose Magnum (1500ml)
              Provence, FRANCE
              $54. 99 Bottle
              $659.88 Dozen
              Cellar: Drink now (2020)
              ABV: 13.5%
              Closure: Stelvin

              Chateau Riotor is located in the prime Massif des Maures region where wonderfully fresh rose wines are produced. Owned for four generations by the Abeille family (of the famed Chateau Mont-Redon in Chateauneuf-du-Pape), the vineyard is planted with the classic varieties for the region of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah together with a little Rolle (Vermentino) which is blended into the rose.
              Translucent salmon pink in colour. Elevated peach, strawberry and subtle blood orange aromas rise from the glass with some wet stone notes in the background. Delicious peach, raspberry and blood orange fruits have a supple feel across the palate underscored by light musk and stony characters. Dry, brisk finish with a long spicy well rounded aftertaste.
              Drink now.
              Alc. 13.5%

              Other Reviews….
              Pale brilliant pink. Lively, mineral-accented orange zest, strawberry and floral scents show very good clarity and pick up a spicy nuance with aeration. Nicely concentrated yet lively on the palate, offering incisive red berry, blood orange and floral pastille flavors underscored by a dusty mineral quality. Shows sharp delineation and cut on the finish, which hangs on with strong tenacity. Drink 2019-2022.
              91 points
              Josh Raynolds – Vinous

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                2017 Chateau Riotor Rose Magnum (1500ml)
                Provence, FRANCE
                $54. 99 Bottle
                $659.88 Dozen
                Cellar: Drink now (2019)
                ABV: 13.5%
                Closure: Cork
                Translucent salmon pink colour. Subtle raspberry scents merge with peach, light musk and stony notes finishing with a dash of spice. Beautiful supple textural feel with delicious flavours of raspberries, cherries and musk prevailing over traces of pebble stones and spice. Dry brisk conclusion with a long aftertaste.
                Drink now.
                Alc. 13.5%
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                  2003 Clarendon Hills Piggott Range Vineyard Syrah Magnum (1500ml)
                  Clarendon, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                  $450. 00 Bottle
                  $5400.00 Dozen
                  Cellar: 20 - 30 Years (2024-2034)
                  ABV: 14.8%
                  Closure: Cork

                  The Piggott Range Vineyard is an expression of the capacity of a vine to survive in adverse conditions. The vines are around 30 years old and planted on rock and shale with only 10-13 mm of top soil. In normal years the yields are around 1 tonne per acre. In 2003 the result was a miniscule ½ tonne per acre of which can only be described as concentrate. The site is subject to bad weather around flowering giving the vine a poor fruit set.

                  The wine is totally black in colour. The nose is even more pronounced than that of Brookman. Lifted notes of blackberry concentrate, plum concentrate, spice, violets and liquorice. The structure is magnificent – monumental with very highly wound tannin structure. Fine, dry – a formidable backbone to a concentrate of black pepper and blackberry flavours. As in previous vintages this wine is concentration plus, yet still in balance. One could cut the wine with a 50/50 shandy of water and still have a decent drink.
                  Cellar 20-30 years (2024-2034)
                  Alc/Vol: 14.8%

                  Robert Parker's Review
                  From rocky shale/slate soils, the 2003 Syrah Piggott Range should only be purchased by patient consumers. Possessing enormous structure, but also magnificent extract and richness, it offers up aromas of crushed minerals, flowers, blackberry and blueberry liqueur, and pepper. Medium to full-bodied, dense flavors reveal striking elegance as well as balance. There is plenty of tannin lurking under the surface, so I suspect it will need 4-5 years of cellaring. It should keep for 20-25 years. The distinctive roasted character of the Piggott Range Syrahs is noteworthy since this vineyard is a natural amphitheater planted with 35- to 40-year-old Syrah vines.
                  (Notes sourced from Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #155)
                  ROBERT PARKER'S RATING: (91-93) points

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                    2003 Clarendon Hills Astralis Syrah Magnum (1500ml)
                    Clarendon, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                    $1200. 00 Bottle
                    $14400.00 Dozen
                    Cellar: 30 - 50 Years (2034-2054)
                    ABV: 14.8%
                    Closure: Cork

                    A monument of a wine, which has not been made for elderly drinkers. This is a drink for future generations – the sort of wine that might be served up to commemorate your great judgment as a wine collector by your grand children. Matured in 100% new Burgundian Nevers oak. The 2003 Astralis is the tightest of the recent vintages and a perfect expression of the long slow low yielding ripening year. The Burgundian oak staves have been air dried for 3 years and fired over a relatively cool flame, avoiding any charry contribution to the flavour profile.
                    Totally black purple colour – a complete saturate. Magnificent nose of anise, violets, blackberry and spice. A wine with the tannin structure of the Piggott Range yet with the palate voluptuousness of the Hickinbotham. Explosive, mouth filling concentrate of black pepper, blackberry and white pepper. Fine firm tannins which are highly bound with the fruit. Again a triumph for Clarendon Hills and a definitive expression of Romans ability and obsession with winemaking, more than justifying Robert Parker’s lavish praises.
                    Cellar 30-50 years (2034-2054)
                    Alc/Vol: 14.8%
                    Rating: 100/100

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                      2003 Clarendon Hills Blewitt Springs Vineyard Old Vines Grenache Magnum (1500ml)
                      Clarendon, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                      $160. 00 Bottle
                      $1920.00 Dozen
                      Cellar: 10 - 12 Years (2014-2016)
                      ABV: 14.8%
                      Closure: Cork

                      Outstanding colour extraction! Black purple colour with purple hue. The nose is a touch subdued, but reveals aroma of violets, liquorice and blood plum followed by a touch of raspberry and soy. The palate is relatively tight, much more tightly knit than previous vintages from the same vineyard. The grapes for this wine were picked in 4 sessions over a two week period. Bratasiuk flavour profiles his vineyard, as well as paying attention to the ‘numbers’ that evolve from fluid testing.

                      Flavours of liquorice, plum and violet emerge followed by a white pepper back palate and a warm spicy sensation. The tannin structure is fine, much drier than the previous wines, however perfectly balanced with exceptionally long spicy, plum and white pepper aftertaste.
                      Cellar 10-12 years (2014-2016)
                      Alc/Vol: 14.8%

                      Robert Parker's Review
                      According to Roman Bratasiuk, the “Dolly Parton” of Grenache is the 2003 Grenache Old Vines Blewitt Springs, from a vineyard whose soils include quartz, sand, and loam. This opulent, voluptuous, deep ruby/purple-colored effort offers a heady mixture of red and black fruits, incense, licorice, and full-bodied, viscous, exuberant flavors. Drink this delicious offering over the next decade.
                      (Notes sourced from Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate #155)
                      ROBERT PARKER'S RATING: (92-94) points

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                        2001 Clarendon Hills Piggott Range Vineyard Syrah (Shiraz) Magnum (1500ml)
                        Clarendon, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                        $499. 00 Bottle
                        $5988.00 Dozen
                        Cellar: 10 - 15 Years (2012-2017)
                        ABV: 14.8%
                        Closure: Cork

                        The Piggott Range vineyard vines are 25-30 years old, and are planted in rock and shale, with only 10-13 mm top soil. The vine roots work hard to establish themselves and force their way downwards between cracks in the rock and shale to find water. The yields are extremely low at one tonne per acre. The Piggott Syrah is matured in 100% new French oak barriques.

                        Tasting Note: (Tasted early 2000s) Totally opaque black, purple, crimson colour. Superb lifted nose, even more intense than the previous wines. Lifted notes of plum concentrate, blackpepper, spice, blackberry, violets and earth. A sniffers paradise! The palate overwhelms. This is concentration plus, and its hard to believe that the Astralis could surpass this flavour profile. Concentrated flavours of liquorice, blackberry and spice, with a degree of voluptuousness that is almost too much to handle – a sensuous overload. Roman describes this wine as the complete deal ‘steak, eggs and cigar’, one could add sex to that description as well. Layers of strong liquorice, spice and blackpepper followed by a hint of earth and subtle toasted oak. Fine firm tannin structure.

                        Alc/Vol 14.8%

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                          2001 Clarendon Hills Romas Vineyard Grenache Magnum (1500ml)
                          Blewitt Springs, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                          $399. 00 Bottle
                          $4788.00 Dozen
                          Cellar: 10 - 15 Years (2012-2017)
                          ABV: 14.5%
                          Closure: Cork

                          The Romas Vineyard is the highest and steepest section of the Blewitt Springs Vineyard and also produces the lowest yields – between 0.5 and 1 tonne per acre. The vines are between 70-75 years old. The winemaking process is essentially the same as for the other Clarendon Hills Grenache wines, except that the barrel composition has changed. 80% of the casks are one year old whereas 20% are two year old French casks. The minor change in composition compensates for the exceptionally low yields but as with the previous Grenache wines, the purity of fruit flavour is superbly expressed.

                          Tasting Note: This wine is the ultimate expression of Grenache – and is comparable to the finest from any region, anywhere in the world. Totally opaque crimson, purple colour. The nose is superb with wonderfully concentrated aromas of blackberry, spice, blackpepper, violets and just a hint of earth. The palate takes the variety into a realm of its own; total concentrate. It’s hard to even imagine that the humble, often neglected Grenache grape which has for years been blended back with other varietals, can take on such dimensions of flavour. Exotic layers of berries are woven together with flavours of blackberry, blackpepper, spice and liquorice allsorts. The tannins are perfectly balanced and echo the aftertaste of raspberries, exotic plum, blackberries and pepper.
                          Cellar 10-15 years (2012-2017).
                          Alc./vol. 14.5%

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                            2010 Delas Freres Cote Rotie la Landonne Magnum (1500ml)
                            Cote Rotie, Northern Rhone, FRANCE
                            $699. 00 Bottle
                            $8388.00 Dozen
                            ABV: 13%
                            Closure: Cork

                            Other Reviews….
                            Up with some of the greatest Cote Roties out there is Delas's 2010 Cote Rotie la Landonne. Revealing an inky purple color as well as an incredible perfume of spring flowers, violets, black raspberries, graphite and Asian spice, it has drop-dead gorgeous purity, full-bodied richness and a seamless, layered texture that fails to completely cover the wine's underlying tannic grip. Made from 100% Syrah and aged 16 months in new French oak, hide bottles in the cellar for another 4-5 years and enjoy them over the following three decades. Drink: 2019 - 2050
                            98 points
                            Jeb Dunnuck – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate


                            Flirting with perfection, the 2010 Cote Rotie La Landonne offers up scents of black truffles, incense, smoked game, creosote, spring flowers and black fruits. Full-bodied with mouth-staining tannin as well as mouth-saturating extract and richness, this powerful, strikingly intense 2010 is young and unevolved, but it is filled with potential. Interestingly, Jacques Grange told me this cuvee was made from 100% destemmed fruit. Forget this wine for 4-5 years, and drink it over the following three decades.
                            98+ points
                            Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate

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                            2016 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Da Capo Magnum (1500ml)
                            Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
                            $1499. 00 Bottle
                            $17988.00 Dozen
                            Cellar: Drink now - 15 Years (2020-2035)
                            ABV: 15.5%
                            Closure: Cork

                            Grapes for Domaine du Pegau Cuvee da Capo come from the oldest on the property, most over 100 years of age. The blend today is approximately 70% Grenache, along with Syrah and Mourvedre, with the remainder from the various other red grapes that are allowed to be planted in the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation. As a tiny 500 case per year production, Cuvee da Capo is one of the most expensive and in demand wines in the entire Rhone appellation.
                            Dense black as night colour with a deep dark red black hue. Potent ripe black cherry, liquorice, blackberry and black raspberry scents waft through the olfactory senses complexed by elements of scorched earth, hints of new leather, dried herbs and peppered meats. The monster sized palate is epically rich and boasts an out of this world level of concentration with decadent black raspberry, black cherry and liquorice fruits completely saturating every corner of the mouth. A firm robust tannin structure imparts some chewiness to what is otherwise an opulent textural feel. Elements of scorched earth, dried herbs, infusions of incense, spicy dried meats and pepper chime in on the back half. Incredibly expansive and powerful with a finish that lingers on the palate for minutes.
                            Drink over the next 10-15 years.
                            Alc. 15.5%

                            Other Reviews....
                            As impressive as the Cuvée Réservée is, the 2016 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée da Capo brings an extra level of intensity. Turn that volume up to 11 or even 12. Waves of black cherries, plums and chocolate wash across the full-bodied, velvety palate, lingering nearly forever on the finish. As big and bold as it is, it remains breathtakingly elegant and fine. It should evolve gracefully through at least 2040. Drink 2022-2040.
                            99 points
                            Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

                            I was also able to taste the 2016 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Da Capo, which comes mostly from older vines in the La Crau lieu-dit and spends an additional year in a large foudre. The 2016 vintage was truly magical for the region, and this Cuvée Da Capo is unquestionably one of the finest vintages for this cuvée ever made, in the same league as, if not surpassing, the 1998, 2003, 2007, and 2010. Sensational notes of cured meats, crème de cassis, crushed violets, ground pepper, tapenade, truffle, and sweet herbes de Provence all soar from the glass and it hits the palate with a massive, full-bodied style that stays seamless, weightless, and as pure as they come. Traditional, classic Châteauneuf Du Pape doesn’t get better. I hate to be the guy who throws out the “best to date” line very often, but this is truly magical stuff. Drink 2023-2048.
                            100 points
                            JebDunnuck.com

                            Vivid ruby. Intensely perfumed dark berry, cherry preserve and licorice aromas are complemented by hints of game, exotic spices and candied lavender. Deep, sweet and expansive on the palate, offering densely packed raspberry, cola and floral pastille flavors and a strong suggestion of spicecake. Shows superb clarity and power on a ridiculously long, sappy finish that eventually leaves behind cherry liqueur and bitter chocolate notes.
                            97 points
                            Josh Raynolds - Vinous (Dec 2019)

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                            2017 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve Magnum (1500ml)
                            Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
                            $250. 00 Bottle
                            $3000.00 Dozen
                            ABV: 14%
                            Closure: Cork

                            Even though technology has invaded many wineries in the Rhone, Laurence Feraud and her father Paul, of Domaine Pegau have earned a reputation as 'Traditionalists'. The Cuvee Reservee is an illustration of just this stance. Hand harvest and hand sorting, no destemming and the different varietals of the cuvee co fermented together by indigenous yeasts in concrete tanks without temperature control.

                            Laurence Feraud's influence on the estate is increasingly palpable, however there is no doubt that Paul stays on as the inspiration for everything that happens in the vineyards and winery. All up, it makes for a winning father and daughter team that Chateauneuf fans can embrace.

                            Domaine du Pegau Reserve is produced from 85% Grenache, 9% Syrah and 4% Mourvedre, Counoise and other varieties. The grapes are not destemmed, and the natural yeast fermentation is completed in traditional, cement vats before ageing an average of 24 months in old foudres.

                            Other Reviews....
                            The 2017 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Réservée hits the standard assemblage: 80% Grenache, 6% Syrah, 4% Mourvèdre and 10% "others." Still in cask at the time of my visit, it has expressive floral and garrigue notes, plus hints of star anise layered over a base of black cherries. Full-bodied, deep and rich, this looks like a vintage to set aside for a while, with at least 15 years of longevity ahead of it.
                            94-96 points
                            Joe Czerwinski - Wine Advocate (Aug 2019)

                            Deep shimmering ruby. A highly perfumed nose displays scents of ripe red and dark berries, candied lavender, licorice, smoked meat and white pepper, and a building mineral overtone adds vivacity. Juicy and deeply concentrated yet lively as well, offering alluringly sweet cherry, black raspberry, spicecake and floral pastille flavors that spread out and become livelier with aeration. Closes youthfully chewy, sweet and extremely long, with slow-building tannins adding shape and solid grip. There's no Cuvée Da Capo in 2017, incidentally.
                            93-94 points
                            Josh Raynolds - Vinous (Dec 2019)

                            Not yet bottled, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Réservée is a normal blend of 80% Grenache, 6% Syrah, 4% Mourvèdre, and the rest assorted varieties (not destemmed), brought up all in foudre and old barrels. It has classic Pégau notes of ground pepper, earth, meat, truffle, and blackcurrants as well as medium to full body, good density, building tannins, and a great finish. Laurence compared this vintage to 2005, but I think this 2017 has more density and flesh. It’s a beautiful, classic Pégau that reminds me a slightly toned down 2009.
                            94-96 points
                            Jeb Dunnuck (Aug 2019)

                              Grey Goose Vodka (4500ml)
                              Cognac, FRANCE
                              $649. 00 Bottle
                              $7788.00 Dozen
                              ABV: 40%
                              Other reviews... "Crystal-clear and pure. Nose is unabashedly smoky in the first nosings; aeration smoothes it out as fetching aromas of mint, harvested grain and grain husk assert themselves. On palate, the entry is intensely grainy, silky and off-dry; the midpalate offers moderate bite plus chewy tastes of cracked wheat and cocoa bean. Aftertaste is dry, cleansing and medium-long."
                              90-95 points 40%Alc./Vol. - www.wineenthusiast.com

                              Although Grey Goose Vodka is distilled and bottled in Cognac, France the product is 100% American owned. Chairman, Sidney Frank, dreamed of creating a vodka with a taste as radiant as its presentation. "I went to one of the finest distillers in France and asked for their assistance in making this dream of mine a reality" says Frank. "We tested various blends of grains and different water sources. When we tested the mineral water from the Gente springs of Cognac, which is naturally filtered with Champagne Limestone, we realised we had discovered the perfect source."
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                              Hugues Godme Reserve Champagne Premier Cru Magnum (1500ml)
                              Champagne, FRANCE
                              $160. 00 Bottle
                              $1920.00 Dozen
                              Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2017-2022)
                              ABV: 12%
                              Closure: Cork

                              Why buy the Non Vintage Cuvees of the big Champagne houses when you can drink this Superb Grower Champagne for the same price.

                              The Reserve is a blend of 60% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Meunier and 10% Pinot Noir. A creamy white mousse evaporates into a pale straw gold tinged base colour that has a very fine bead showing excellent persistence. Rich, bready yeast lees aromatics tinged with a hint of dried honey rise from the glass followed by oily toast like characters and faint hints of dried nuts. Rich and full with a creamy like texture, the mouth is filled with baked bread, oily toast like characters, citrus and yeast lees with an assortment of dried nuts on the long dry finish. Excellent fresh acidity with a lengthy aftertaste of baked bread, oily toast like characters, yeast lees, citrus and dried nuts. A fuller style with outstanding richness and complexity.
                              Drink over the next 4-5 years.
                              Alc 12%

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                                Laherte Freres Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature Champagne Magnum (1500ml)
                                Champagne, FRANCE
                                $245. 00 Bottle
                                $2940.00 Dozen
                                Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2019-2025)
                                ABV: 12.5%
                                Closure: Cork

                                100% Chardonnay Champagne from the Laherte family's chalkiest soils in Chavot and Épernay. These vineyards are all biodynamically farmed and are not only rich in chalk and chalky clay (marl) but there is also flint and schist. It has been aged for just over two years in bottle following a first fermentation in barrique, foudre and tronconique cask. No dosage. A creamy white mousse sits gracefully above a pale straw coloured base that’s finely threaded by a very persistent bead. Pronounced pear and citrus aromas stand out from the glass with baked bread and yeast lees characters then taking over. Finishes off with some lightly honeyed toast notes. Sculptured mouthfeel with energetic acidity racing through the elegant yeast lees, toast and citrus flavours. Some light brioche and almond nuances are also evident. Finishes bone dry, tense and crisp with a refined citrus, oily toast, yeast lees and chalk tinged aftertaste.
                                Drink over the next 5-6 years.
                                Alc. 12.5%

                                Other Reviews….
                                The NV Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs marries power with energy to a degree I have not seen before here. In this edition, the Brut Nature is decidedly powerful and broad, with less of the tension seen in some previous releases. It's as if all the Chardonnay flavors have been turned up to the maximum. Orange peel, apricot, chamomile and spice are some of the many notes that fill out the layers. The current release is based on 2017, with reserve wines from 2016 and 2015, all done in neutral oak. Zero dosage. Disgorged: February, 2020. Drink 2020 - 2026.
                                92 points
                                Antonio Galloni - Vinous (November 2020)

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                                  Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne Magnum (1500ml)
                                  Champagne, FRANCE
                                  $195. 00 Bottle
                                  $2340.00 Dozen
                                  Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2017-2021)
                                  ABV: 12%
                                  Closure: Cork

                                  Pours with a creamy white mousse that holds well eventually dissipating to reveal a base wine colour of pale straw with pale gold edges. Very fine and profuse bead. Good aromatics with baked bread melding into yeast lees characters and hints of toast followed by citrus and brioche notes. Flavours of freshly baked bread intermingle with oily toast like characters and yeast less underpinned by subtle cashew and citrus nuances. A dry creamy like finish is counterpointed by good crisp acidity. Long oily baked bread, toast, yeast lees and subtle cashew aftertaste.
                                  Drink over the next 3-4 years.
                                  Alc 12%

                                  Tasting Notes sourced from Moet & Chandon:
                                  The Moet & Chandon Non Vintage is a blend of wines from a specific year, with the addition of different reserve wines from earlier years (the precise proportions vary from year to year) in order to achieve consistent quality and character. Moet & Chandon sources grapes from nearly all the different classified vineyards of Champagne which greatly assists to acheive this consistent quality.A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot and Pinot Meunier. Pale yellow colour with a tinge of green. The nose is delicately vinous, with an initial aroma of both lime and vine blossom. The palate shows predominantly Pinot characteristics. Light, persistent sparkle. Very ample in the mouth, with a discreet finish. Esentially an aperitif, but is also a good acompaniment to fish.

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                                    2006 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon
                                    Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                                    $650. 00 Bottle
                                    $7800.00 Dozen
                                    Closure: Cork

                                    "Yet again Bin 707 undisputedly retains its Grange of Cabernet mantra - the 2006 vintage will certainly hold its own in any Bin 707 vertical!" - Peter Gago, winemaker.

                                    Other reviews....
                                    An effortlessly luxuriant and pure wine, with juicy blackcurrant and cassis fruit supported by positive, but fine and ripe tannins; only Penfolds can use 100% American oak to such good effect. Great 707. Drink by 2036.
                                    96 points
                                    James Hallidays Wine Companion 2009

                                    A deep, dark and brooding cabernet that simply needs plenty of time to unlock its brooding layers of rich, meaty fruit. Scented with a wild, heady and floral perfume, it’s steeped in dense aromas of cassis, violets, cedar and dark, high-cocoa chocolate. Framed by a drying cut of firm, fine-grained and kernelly tannin, it’s long, sumptuous and profoundly ripened, finishing with persistent and slightly meaty flavours of dark plums and prunes. I have no doubt the wine has the balance to flower, eventually! (South Australia, 19.1/ 96 points, drink 2036-2046+) - Jeremy Oliver

                                      2003 Penfolds Grange Shiraz Magnum (1500ml)
                                      South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                                      $1999. 00 Bottle
                                      $23988.00 Dozen
                                      Cellar: 4 - 30 Years (2012-2038)
                                      ABV: 14.4%
                                      Closure: Cork
                                      Notes Sourced from Penfolds...
                                      Grange is arguably Australia's most famous wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Grange boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia. Penfolds Grange displays fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and textured Shiraz grapes in combination with new American oak. The result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world's great wines. The Grange style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district blending philosophy.

                                      The 2003 vintage was sourced from vineyards located in Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, McLaren Vale and Magill. Made from a blend of 97% Shiraz and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine was matured for 15 months in new American oak hogsheads.

                                      The 2003 vintage was initially warm and dry, becoming milder later in the season. These conditions prompted an early start of harvest with the fruit reaching optimum ripeness evenly. The vintage produced Shiraz with dense colour, impressive varietal characters and soft tannins.

                                      Deep red colour. The nose is captivating, complex and complete. Unravelling aromatics unfurl with air - blue fruit notes entwined with barrel ferment and maturation elements; nothing singular, always in tandem. Sweet soy, cola and quince paste high notes escape from an ethereal layer (aniseed, fennel and fresh treacle ginger pudding) wafting above. The palate displays dark and liqueur chocolate, laced with Moroccan spices. An underlying tar/graphite blackness is lifted by derived fruit/quince pie flavours - a few years earlier they may have been more brashly varietal and elemental. Pronounced tannins sweep across the palate, although they are certainly part of the wine, never obtrusive. Long, layered and compelling, this wine is at the spicier end of the Grange spectrum.
                                      Drink 2012 to 2038
                                      14.5% Alc

                                      Other Reviews...
                                      To be frank, I agonised over the inclusion of this wine, which is not in the same class as the 2002 or the forthcoming '04, '05 and '06 (a brilliant trio). But it is Australia's iconic red wine, and will improve out of sight over the next 20 years. Deep and bright colour; density and structure; the fruit is rich, but not spongy or dead. Ultra careful selection.
                                      Drink 2015-2030 (leave it in the cellar)
                                      95 Points
                                      James Halliday – The Australian Top 100 – 2008

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                                        2016 Querciabella Chianti Classico Riserva Magnum (1500ml)
                                        Tuscany, ITALY
                                        $195. 00 Bottle
                                        $2340.00 Dozen
                                        ABV: 13.5%
                                        Closure: Cork

                                        Other Reviews....
                                        The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is an attractive wine built on aromatics and structure, with the fruit more in the background. It will be interesting to see if it fleshes out with more time in bottle. Sweet red cherry, lavender, rose petal, mint and spice gradually develop in the glass, but the 2016 remains quite reticent. It will be interesting to see if time in bottle brings out more depth. Today, the 2016 is decidedly shy. I very much like the energy here. Drink 2020 - 2036.
                                        93+ Points
                                        Antonio Galloni - Vinous (August 2019)

                                        A product of organic farming and vegan winemaking protocols, the Querciabella 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Querciabella is a spectacular wine with lots of bright fruit, bold cherry and dried blackberry. Those fruity tones cede to smoke, tobacco and warm earth. The effect is balanced and beautiful. Drink 2021 - 2030.
                                        93+ Points
                                        Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (May 2021)

                                        Energy and firmness showing in a medium-bodied package of currants and cherries, as well as cedar and flowers. Lightly chewy tannins and a linear, tight finish. Needs some time to soften, but already a beauty. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink now, but better after 2021.
                                        91 Points
                                        JamesSuckling.com (November 2019)

                                        A big Chianti Classico, with vanilla and resin notes from new oak wrapped around cherry, strawberry, iron and earth flavors. This verges on racy despite the breadth, with a dense swath of tannins providing grip on the finish. The oak is up front and should be absorbed well over time. Best from 2022 through 2038.
                                        93 Points
                                        Bruce Sanderson - Wine Spectator (October 2020)


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                                        2006 Shirvington Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum (1500ml)
                                        McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                                        Reduced from $130.00
                                        $120. 00 Bottle
                                        $1440.00 Dozen
                                        Closure: Cork

                                        Was $130, Now $120

                                        Other Reviews....
                                        The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon was 100% barrel-fermented and aged for 12 months in 75% new oak, 80% American, 20% French. Opaque purple-colored, it exhibits a fragrant, expressive perfume of toasty oak, vanilla, spice box, black currant, and blackberry liqueur. This is followed by a racy Cabernet, slightly lean, with intense black fruit flavors, good depth and concentration, and enough structure to support 8-10 years of development in the cellar.
                                        92 points
                                        Jay Miller - Wine Advocate #173 (Oct 2007)

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                                          2016 Torbreck The Laird Shiraz Magnum (1500ml)
                                          Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
                                          $1999. 00 Bottle
                                          $23988.00 Dozen
                                          ABV: 15.5%
                                          Closure: Cork

                                          In Scottish terminology, ‘The Laird’ refers to the Lord of the Manor. This single vineyard Shiraz comes from an old vineyard in Marananga planted in 1958, a plot which remains the focus of envy amongst many of the region's winemakers. Previously owned and operated by the legendary Malcolm Seppelt, the vineyard was purchased by Torbreck in 2014 and is perfectly sited with the dry grown, original Barossa clone vines facing south east. The berries are typically small and concentrated and usually harvested in two separate passes.

                                          The French oak selected for the maturation of this wine is considered to be some of the finest in the world. Referred to as Dominique Laurent's 'Magic Casks', the wood is selected from the incredibly tiny and highly prized Troncais forest. The staves are hand split in the French tradition and twice as thick as machine split staves. As a result of the extra thickness the barrels are able to sustain an extended maturation process due to the tighter porosity that comes with the extra wood. Maturation took place in the new hand crafted French oak barriques for a period of 36 months. The barrels were stored in their own temperature controlled, ancient stone shed. In short, no expense has been spared.

                                          Magnificent density of colour featuring an impenetrable inky black heart and an equally deep dark red black hue. Heady aromas of blackberry, cassis, black cherry and liquorice intermix with toasty vanillin cedar, earth, hints of boot polish, leather and spice. Rich, dark and completely saturating, the decadent palate is immersed in opulence with lush blackberry, liquorice and black cherry fruits leading the way. Stunning power and depth with firm chewy tannins largely obscured by the wines sheer enormity. Complexing the back half are elements of toasty vanillin cedar, mocha, scorched earth, dried herbs, leather, black olive and spicy pepper characters. Concludes exceptionally long, thick and deep. Wind back the toasty oak a notch or two and this wine has the potential to be mythical.
                                          Cellar 10-15 years.
                                          Alc. 15.5%

                                          Other Reviews....
                                          A distinctive and very concentrated, single-parcel shiraz that offers a rich plum and raisin nose with plenty of tarry notes and a swathe of baking spices. The palate is packed with rich, dark-plum and black-fruit flavors and the long, strong hold on the finish lasts for minutes. So intense, this is their finest Laird to date. Best from 2028.
                                          99 points
                                          JamesSuckling.com

                                          From the 2ha dry-grown Gnadenfrei vineyard in Marananga. Vines are low yielding and tended by hand. Matured 36 months in new French oak barriques. Barossa shiraz on another scale, every detail exploded into larger-than-life proportions. Impenetrable black. Deeper presence of black plum, licorice and prune, more exotic old-vine spice, more smoky dark chocolate, more mineral tannin, more spirity alcohol, more coal dust, engine oil and unbridled horsepower. To achieve all this with profound persistence and consummate integrity is where The Laird leaves all other overpowered pretenders in its dust. The most spectacular monument to the sheer might of Barossa shiraz.
                                          98 points
                                          Tyson Stelzer - James Halliday's Wine Companion (May 2021)

                                          Torbreck's 2016 The Laird is just being released after its extended time in barrel. I'm still unconvinced by the élevage, as the wood seems to have the upper hand, marking the nose with scents of smoke, cedar, menthol and baking spices. Yes, there's ample underlying fruit—mulberries and Italian plums—but it all takes on a slightly dessert-like cast that's only partially balanced by lingering hints of black olives, licorice and caramelized meat on the extended finish. Give this another few years in bottle so the oak-imparted notes further meld with the fruit and form a more complete, harmonious whole. Drink 2023-2040.
                                          98 points
                                          Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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                                            Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne Magnum (1500ml)
                                            Champagne, FRANCE
                                            $220. 00 Bottle
                                            $2640.00 Dozen
                                            Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2017-2021)
                                            ABV: 12%
                                            Closure: Cork

                                            Pours with a frothy white mousse which once dissipated reveals a pale straw base wine colour with a very fine and persistent bead. The nose exhibits aromatics of baked bread, creamy cashew and yeast lees with light toast and citrus end notes. The palate is quite toasty and has a faint creaminess to it with a refreshing dry finish. Citrus, toast and yeast lees overlay some subtle roasted almond characters. Aftertaste of citrus, toast, yeast lees and roasted almonds.
                                            Drink over the next 3-4 years.
                                            Alc 12%

                                            Retasted May 2011: Good, white, creamy mousse that quickly dissipates with pale straw gold base wine colour. Very fine and persistent bead. Lifted aromas of baked bread and yeast lees are followed by some cashew and light toast notes. The palate is quite refined but also possesses good richness with flavours of baked bread, yeast lees and light roasted almonds, with some toast end notes. Clean, crisp, dry finish with an almost creamy like texture. Aftertaste of toasty baked bread, almonds and yeast lees.
                                            Drink over the next 4-5 years.
                                            93 points

                                            First tasted November 2000: An excellent example of non vintage Champagne. Brilliant, pale straw colour. Fine, persistent bead. The nose is impressive, with a pronounced yeast autolysis aroma over a biscuit background. Creamy texture, with a remarkable degree of finesse and concentration of flavour. Perfect balance, with long biscuit yeast lees aftertaste.
                                            94 Points

                                            Notes from the House of Veuve Clicquot:

                                            Fine and persisting sparkle; complex and intense nose (apple, citrus fruit and caramel); dry full flavour balanced with elegance, crispness and a lingering spicy aftertaste. Veuve Clicquot's famous "Yellow Label" is a classic champagne representative of the Veuve Clicquot style. It is excellent with food and as an aperitif.

                                              Ardbeg Uigeadail Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (4500ml)
                                              Islay, SCOTLAND
                                              $1299. 00 Bottle
                                              $15588.00 Dozen
                                              ABV: 54.2%
                                              A super bottling of this Islay legend. Sold out internationally. Now rare, yet at a price that's hard not to be tempted by. We have ONE only to sell.

                                              First launched in 2003, “Uigeadail” (the loch from which all Ardbeg water flows) is a cask strength, heavily peated Ardbeg is produced from a mix of bourbon casks and older sherry casks. The combination gives this whisky a velvety texture, with a sweet and smokey finish.

                                              Tasting notes: Bright gold appearance. Big, sweet sherry influenced nose offers dried apricot and marmalade scents over menthol and sweet cedar smoke. Some ripe green apple notes emerge with time in the glass. The palate is off dry with a rich, dark chocolate entry becoming heavier and fudge-like with orange chocolate, sweet cereal and the peat continually reinventing itself - at once dry and sooty, then tarry and finally kippery on the finish. Excellent balance at cask strength. Boiled lolly and spice aftertaste with a subtle spearmint fade. Latest batch tasted October 2010.

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                                                Ardbeg 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (4500ml)
                                                Islay, SCOTLAND
                                                $999. 00 Bottle
                                                $11988.00 Dozen
                                                ABV: 46%

                                                The Ardbeg 10 Year Old is the distilleries benchmark bottling. In his 'Complete Book of Whisky' Jim Murray said of it: 'If perfection on the palate exists, this is it.'

                                                This second release of Ardbeg's super size 10 year old is bottled at 46% Alc./Vol. as opposed to the previous limited release which was cask strength. Each one weighs 6.5kg (14lb), is 52cm (20.5in) high and filled with 4.5 litres of 10-year-old Ardbeg - reputedly the largest bottles of single malt on sale anywhere in the world. Labeled as Ardbeg 'Mor' (meaning 'big' or 'magnificent' in Gaelic) this release is a giant gem for whisky collectors.
                                                46% Alc./Vol.



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                                                  Belvedere Vodka (3000ml)
                                                  POLAND
                                                  $325. 00 Bottle
                                                  $3900.00 Dozen
                                                  ABV: 40%
                                                  Belvedere, the luxury vodka brand, is now more impressive than ever in this super-sized 3 litre format!

                                                  Belvedere Vodka from Polmos Zyrardow is crafted from 100% Polish rye, distilled four times and charcoal filtered. Easily recognised by its innovative packaging, the bottle depicts the Belvedere House, the Polish equivalent to the White House, the official residence of the Polish president in Warsaw. 40% Alc./Vol.
                                                    Beluga Gold Line Vodka (6000ml)
                                                    RUSSIAN FEDERATION
                                                    $1199. 00 Bottle
                                                    $14388.00 Dozen
                                                    ABV: 40%
                                                    Massive 6 Litre bottling!

                                                    The Itkul Distillery (est. 1868), home of Beluga, employ the use of ‘malt spirit’ as a base for their vodka. The malt spirit is made from malted wheat, rather than a mix of grains. Reportedly, the wheat in this form possesses a large number of enzymes that aid in a completely natural fermentation, eliminating the need for additives and other ingredients. After being distilled five times, this vodka is further enriched with rice extract and golden root (rhodiola rosea) extract. This unusual adjunct is actually a traditional European practice, whereby each producer would have their own unique recipe.

                                                    Tasting note: Pristine, crystal clear appearance with a faint straw tinge. Super soft aroma is border line neutral, opening creamy and luxurious - flashes of citrus blossom, talc and whisper light spices issue a gentle prickle with deeper inhalations. Impeccably clean, supple entry leads into a round, semi sweet profile; glowing spirit warmth and delicate spices adding depth and length to the creamy-yet-dry mid palate. Traces of vanilla and a herbal / pepper note towards the crisp, delicately grassy aftertaste. Even more so than most vodkas, this is textural territory, bordering on complete neutrality. A superbly pure, ethereal spirit that remains a highlight in its category. 40% Alc/Vol.

                                                      Beluga Gold Line Vodka (1500ml)
                                                      RUSSIAN FEDERATION
                                                      $299. 00 Bottle
                                                      $3588.00 Dozen
                                                      ABV: 40%
                                                      A superbly pure, ethereal spirit that remains a highlight in its category.

                                                      The Itkul Distillery (est. 1868), home of Beluga, employ the use of ‘malt spirit’ as a base for their vodka. The malt spirit is made from malted wheat, rather than a mix of grains. Reportedly, the wheat in this form possesses a large number of enzymes that aid in a completely natural fermentation, eliminating the need for additives and other ingredients. After being distilled five times, this vodka is further enriched with rice extract and golden root (rhodiola rosea) extract. This unusual adjunct is actually a traditional European practice, whereby each producer would have their own unique recipe.

                                                      Tasting note: Pristine, crystal clear appearance with a faint straw tinge. Super soft aroma is border line neutral, opening creamy and luxurious - flashes of citrus blossom, talc and whisper light spices issue a gentle prickle with deeper inhalations. Impeccably clean, supple entry leads into a round, semi sweet profile; glowing spirit warmth and delicate spices adding depth and length to the creamy-yet-dry mid palate. Traces of vanilla and a herbal / pepper note towards the crisp, delicately grassy aftertaste. Even more so than most vodkas, this is textural territory, bordering on complete neutrality. A superbly pure, ethereal spirit that remains a highlight in its category. 40% Alc/Vol.

                                                        Beluga Noble Vodka (1500ml)
                                                        RUSSIAN FEDERATION
                                                        $165. 00 Bottle
                                                        $1980.00 Dozen
                                                        ABV: 40%
                                                        Highly polished. Everything about it screams luxury.

                                                        If it were true that all vodkas tasted alike, there'd be no reason to favour a $70 bottle over a $25 bottle. Each brand has a unique, though subtle, aroma, taste, texture and burn. In fact, depending on the source ingredient and production method, vodka's can be remarkably diverse.

                                                        The highly desirable Beluga brand is produced on the outskirts of Siberia, 300 km from the nearest settlement. Named after the prized caviar, it's created on a foundation of wheat and malt spirit which undergoes quartz filtration and post-sand filtration. A resting period of around thirty days in stainless steel helps to neutralize the aroma and enhance the mouth feel. While it’s technically a straight vodka, it also includes tiny proportions of honey, oat extract and Silybum marianum extract (aka milk thistle), and the final product is cut back with a last key ingredient - artesian Siberian water.

                                                        As one of a handful of affordable, must-try Russian vodkas currently exported, Beluga comes with a premium presentation to match its contents. Everything about it screams luxury. Bloggers and drinks writers frequently rank 'Noble' with the best of the best, however 'Gold Line' raises the bar again: It's a superbly pure, ethereal spirit and a highlight in its category. Both win on all sensory accounts, depending on what you are willing to spend.

                                                        Tasting notes: Crystal clear. Almost neutral aromatics reveal nuances of cream and meringue followed by a touch of white pepper. Super smooth, satiny entry leads into an off dry profile with a texture verging on creamy, followed by hints of wet stone, talc and meringue. Finishes with a delicate pepper burst. Aftertaste is silky, gently warming, dry and super clean. Highly polished. 40% Alc./Vol.

                                                        Other reviews... There’s something slightly savoury about this Russian vodka, which is made with water drawn from the Siberian bedrock. Triple-filtered and then “rested” for 30 days, the finished product is light, but flavourful, with some subtle oat notes, and a kick of spice that cuts through. There’s also a little citrus sweetness and even a little honey. But it’s the lingering, smooth endnote we love. It’s sippable on its own of course, but we think the fiery heat of a ginger ale brings out the flavours perfectly. Six Best Russian Vodkas - UK Independent 2017

                                                        4.5 Stars - diffordsguide.com
                                                          Beluga Noble Vodka (3000ml)
                                                          RUSSIAN FEDERATION
                                                          $325. 00 Bottle
                                                          $3900.00 Dozen
                                                          ABV: 40%
                                                          Highly polished. Everything about it screams luxury.

                                                          If it were true that all vodkas tasted alike, there'd be no reason to favour a $70 bottle over a $25 bottle. Each brand has a unique, though subtle, aroma, taste, texture and burn. In fact, depending on the source ingredient and production method, vodka's can be remarkably diverse.

                                                          The highly desirable Beluga brand is produced on the outskirts of Siberia, 300 km from the nearest settlement. Named after the prized caviar, it's created on a foundation of wheat and malt spirit which undergoes quartz filtration and post-sand filtration. A resting period of around thirty days in stainless steel helps to neutralize the aroma and enhance the mouth feel. While it’s technically a straight vodka, it also includes tiny proportions of honey, oat extract and Silybum marianum extract (aka milk thistle), and the final product is cut back with a last key ingredient - artesian Siberian water.

                                                          As one of a handful of affordable, must-try Russian vodkas currently exported, Beluga comes with a premium presentation to match its contents. Everything about it screams luxury. Bloggers and drinks writers frequently rank 'Noble' with the best of the best, however 'Gold Line' raises the bar again: It's a superbly pure, ethereal spirit and a highlight in its category. Both win on all sensory accounts, depending on what you are willing to spend.

                                                          Tasting notes: Crystal clear. Almost neutral aromatics reveal nuances of cream and meringue followed by a touch of white pepper. Super smooth, satiny entry leads into an off dry profile with a texture verging on creamy, followed by hints of wet stone, talc and meringue. Finishes with a delicate pepper burst. Aftertaste is silky, gently warming, dry and super clean. Highly polished. 40% Alc./Vol.

                                                          Other reviews... There’s something slightly savoury about this Russian vodka, which is made with water drawn from the Siberian bedrock. Triple-filtered and then “rested” for 30 days, the finished product is light, but flavourful, with some subtle oat notes, and a kick of spice that cuts through. There’s also a little citrus sweetness and even a little honey. But it’s the lingering, smooth endnote we love. It’s sippable on its own of course, but we think the fiery heat of a ginger ale brings out the flavours perfectly. Six Best Russian Vodkas - UK Independent 2017

                                                          4.5 Stars - diffordsguide.com
                                                            Beluga Noble Vodka (6000ml)
                                                            RUSSIAN FEDERATION
                                                            $699. 00 Bottle
                                                            $8388.00 Dozen
                                                            ABV: 40%
                                                            Highly polished. Everything about it screams luxury.

                                                            If it were true that all vodkas tasted alike, there'd be no reason to favour a $70 bottle over a $25 bottle. Each brand has a unique, though subtle, aroma, taste, texture and burn. In fact, depending on the source ingredient and production method, vodka's can be remarkably diverse.

                                                            The highly desirable Beluga brand is produced on the outskirts of Siberia, 300 km from the nearest settlement. Named after the prized caviar, it's created on a foundation of wheat and malt spirit which undergoes quartz filtration and post-sand filtration. A resting period of around thirty days in stainless steel helps to neutralize the aroma and enhance the mouth feel. While it’s technically a straight vodka, it also includes tiny proportions of honey, oat extract and Silybum marianum extract (aka milk thistle), and the final product is cut back with a last key ingredient - artesian Siberian water.

                                                            As one of a handful of affordable, must-try Russian vodkas currently exported, Beluga comes with a premium presentation to match its contents. Everything about it screams luxury. Bloggers and drinks writers frequently rank 'Noble' with the best of the best, however 'Gold Line' raises the bar again: It's a superbly pure, ethereal spirit and a highlight in its category. Both win on all sensory accounts, depending on what you are willing to spend.

                                                            Tasting notes: Crystal clear. Almost neutral aromatics reveal nuances of cream and meringue followed by a touch of white pepper. Super smooth, satiny entry leads into an off dry profile with a texture verging on creamy, followed by hints of wet stone, talc and meringue. Finishes with a delicate pepper burst. Aftertaste is silky, gently warming, dry and super clean. Highly polished. 40% Alc./Vol.

                                                            Other reviews... There’s something slightly savoury about this Russian vodka, which is made with water drawn from the Siberian bedrock. Triple-filtered and then “rested” for 30 days, the finished product is light, but flavourful, with some subtle oat notes, and a kick of spice that cuts through. There’s also a little citrus sweetness and even a little honey. But it’s the lingering, smooth endnote we love. It’s sippable on its own of course, but we think the fiery heat of a ginger ale brings out the flavours perfectly. Six Best Russian Vodkas - UK Independent 2017

                                                            4.5 Stars - diffordsguide.com
                                                              Belvedere Spectre Limited Edition Vodka Magnum (1750ml)
                                                              POLAND
                                                              $165. 00 Bottle
                                                              $1980.00 Dozen
                                                              ABV: 40%

                                                              Belvedere, the luxury vodka brand, has just unveiled a special collector's edition vodka, "Belvedere 007 SPECTRE" in a large 1.75 litre format, celebrating their partnership with the 24th James Bond movie. This limited edition bottle features the iconic gun barrel and 007 gun logo which makes it a must have item for all James Bond fans.

                                                              Belvedere Vodka from Polmos Zyrardow is crafted from 100% Polish rye, distilled four times and charcoal filtered. Easily recognised by its innovative packaging, the bottle depicts the Belvedere House, the Polish equivalent to the White House, the official residence of the Polish president in Warsaw. 40% Alc./Vol.

                                                                1997 Best's Great Western Thomson Family Shiraz (1500ml)
                                                                Great Western, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                                                $599. 00 Bottle
                                                                $7188.00 Dozen
                                                                Closure: Cork

                                                                Four thousand five hundred and sixty bottles of this extraordinary wine were made from the 1997 vintage - that's a total of 380 dozen available for the entire world. The Best's Great Western Thomson Family Shiraz is an International Wine Icon. The vines were established in 1869 by Henry Best and 130 years later the wine enters the new Millennium as one of a wine lover's most desirable possessions.Each November we anxiously await the release of this wine and with each successive vintage our expectations reach new levels, and yet in the back of our minds we have a nagging tall poppy syndrome - Viv Thomson surely can't produce a better wine than he did last year? He has to falter some time! Viv is too smart to be complacent, and as each vintage is blessed with spectacular fruit, he manages to create its perfect bottle expression. However, when nature turns against him as it did in 1999, there was no Thomson made - severe frosts saw to that.The 1997 Thomson is an expression of Shiraz fruit concentrate and in our opinion is completely undervalued, thus offering great investment upside. Consider what else is available in the market place of this quality. Chateau Tahbilk 1860 vines Shiraz retails at around $110 a bottle, the current vintage of Henschke Hill of Grace is available at around $295 a bottle (if you can get it) and Roman Bratasuick's Australis is $165 a bottle (again if you can get it).The 1997 Best's Thomson Family Shiraz has all the requirements for improving both in value and quality over time. The criteria for investment upside in wine is similar to that of antiques. Firstly, the wine must be rare - not a product of mass production. Secondly, it must be of exceptionally high quality. Thirdly, it must be undervalued at the time of purchase. Fourthly, it must have a pedigree - that it's not just a bottle of wine which has been made by chance. Lastly, it must improve in quality over time.

                                                                TASTING NOTE: This is almost the perfect wine. It achieved the remarkable score of 99.3 out of 100, the highest ranking wine in memory. Opaque crimson colour with mauve edges. Exceptional nose of violets, blackpepper, spice, liquorice allsorts, confectionary, vanilla and an aniseed end note. Totally mouthfilling. Concentrate of Shiraz! Flavours of blackpepper, spice, liquorice and blackcurrant, filling every cavity of the mouth. On the back palate the blackpepper flavour explodes and carrys through the after flavour in an exceptional long aftertaste that lasts for 5 minutes and more. Velvet smooth tannins. Perfect balance and capable of 10-20 year cellaring. AN AUSTRALIAN TREASURE AND A WONDERFUL PIECE OF HISTORY TO TAKE INTO THE NEXT MILLENNIUM.

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                                                                  2001 Best's Great Western Thomson Family Shiraz Magnum (1500ml)
                                                                  Great Western, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                                                  $399. 00 Bottle
                                                                  $4788.00 Dozen
                                                                  Cellar: 8 - 10 Years (2012-2014)
                                                                  ABV: 14%
                                                                  Closure: Cork

                                                                  This is one of the Great Wines of the world, and now clearly established as a major investment piece. Produced from old vines, planted in 1866, this wine is a national treasure. Production is minuscule and limited to around 350 cases per year when produced - the wine is only made in great years, with no Thomson being produced from the 1993, 1999 and 2000 vintages. The Best’s Great Western Thomson Family Shiraz has established itself as one of Australia’s great shiraz alongside the likes of Henschke Hill of Grace, Penfolds Grange Hermitage and Clarendon Hills Astralis.

                                                                  An exceptional wine, produced from old and rare vines planted in 1866. Totally opaque black crimson purple colour, with purple hue. Superb nose – a wonderful sniff of violets, cedar and spice followed by liquorice allsorts and blood plum. The palate follows the nose with superb length and structure. Refined flavours of blackberry, spice and liquorice allsorts followed by a very spicy white and black pepper back palate. Fine grained tannins, perfect balance, followed by an aftertaste that lasts for several minutes.
                                                                  Alc/Vol: 14.0%
                                                                  RATING: 97/100

                                                                  • 99
                                                                    1998 Best's Great Western Thomson Family Shiraz Magnum (1500ml)
                                                                    Great Western, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
                                                                    $449. 99 Bottle
                                                                    $5399.88 Dozen
                                                                    ABV: 14.5%

                                                                    This is one of the Great Wines of the world, and now clearly established as a major investment piece. Produced from old vines, planted in 1866, this wine is a national treasure. Production is minuscule and limited to around 350 cases per annum. The wine is only made in great years, with no Thomson being produced from the 1999 vintage due to frost damage of the vines.When we first tasted the early vintages of this wine it was very obvious to us, that in a few years the Best’s Great Western Thomson Family Shiraz would establish itself on an equal footing with other Great Australian wines (such as Hill of Grace, Grange Hermitage, Astralis and the like).

                                                                    In a recent re classification of top Australian red wines, we ranked this wine as equal to the very best that Australia had to offer, and asked International and Australian wine lovers to comment. The response has been universal. This is a Great Australian Wine, and amongst the Great wines of the world.A few years ago, this wine made front cover of every Vintage Direct upon release. Today, the demand is such that collectors needs can not be met, and thus a very large part of the stocks are already gone.The Success of the 1998 vintage needs no further elaboration. It was without any doubt the vintage of the last century in Australia, which makes this wine even more collectable.What is the quality that makes this wine so special? The age of the vines is one factor. The rarity of the production is yet another, there are only 15 rows of these pre phyloxera vines left standing. Finally the pure concentration of flavour and remarkable persistence on the aftertaste makes this wine simply extraordinary.

                                                                    The historic perspective that accompanies this wine is mind boggling. Cast the mind back some 134 years, and imagine the native country side around the township of Great Western. The paddocks were not cleared. All work is being done by horses and manual labour. Henry Best is grubbing his way over his selection, whilst in Europe, the Great men of the 19th century are establishing there mark on the world. Alfred Noble, Karl Marx, Guiseppe Verdi, Dostoyevsky are creating a legacy that would last for centuries, and unknowingly so is Henry Best. A bizzare parallel. The humble farmer gains a place alongside the geniuses of his age. Contemplate that fact for a moment – then enjoy the wine.

                                                                    Outstanding opaque purple, crimson mauve colour. Magnificent nose with intense aroma of vanilla, violets, spice and blackberries, followed by hints of marzipan and liquorice. This is a rare sniff, that finds the aromas resting high in the temples and staying there. On the palate, the flavours are totally mouthfilling, refined elegant and concentrated, with a remarkable degree of persistence. Flavours of black pepper, vanilla and confectionery are seamlessly welded together and enwrapped by velvet smooth tannins. This is a very special taste experience. Perfect balance, with a profoundly long aftertaste, lasting over 5 minutes.
                                                                    Cellar 10-15 years (2011-2016)

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                                                                      Billecart-Salmon Reserve Brut Champagne (Nebuchadnezzar) 15 litres
                                                                      Champagne, FRANCE
                                                                      $2999. 00 Bottle
                                                                      $35988.00 Dozen
                                                                      Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2020-2024)
                                                                      ABV: 12%
                                                                      Closure: Cork

                                                                      Billecart-Salmon’s ever reliable Reserve Brut is made from a blend of 30% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Meunier and spends 30 months ageing on its lees. 50-60% of the blend is made up of reserve wines.
                                                                      Buoyant and frothy upon pouring, the mousse fades into a pale straw coloured base that has flecks of pale gold to the edges and an extremely fine and persistent bead flowing through its core. A classic sniff of yeasty baked bread characters is followed by pear, cashew, hints of dried honey and brioche. The delicious palate has a satiny and airy like feel to it and features a flavour profile of baked bread, pear, yeast lees, subtle cashew, citrus and brioche. Dry crisp chalked tinged finish with a long and delicately creamy aftertaste.
                                                                      Drink over the next 3-4 years.
                                                                      Alc. 12%

                                                                      Other Reviews... 
                                                                      An uncommon blend of 40% pinot meunier and 30% each of pinot noir and chardonnay, with 40% reserve wines, fermented in a mix of tank and use of aged oak barrels. Deliberate choice of meunier is the key to its drink any time soon style, combining elegance, finesse and great length. 
                                                                      95 points
                                                                      James Halliday - Top 100 Wines of the Year 2019

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                                                                        Billecart-Salmon Reserve Brut Champagne Magnum (1500ml)
                                                                        Champagne, FRANCE
                                                                        $199. 00 Bottle
                                                                        $2388.00 Dozen
                                                                        Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2020-2024)
                                                                        ABV: 12%
                                                                        Closure: Cork

                                                                        Billecart-Salmon’s ever reliable Reserve Brut is made from a blend of 30% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Meunier and spends 30 months ageing on its lees. 50-60% of the blend is made up of reserve wines.
                                                                        Buoyant and frothy upon pouring, the mousse fades into a pale straw coloured base that has flecks of pale gold to the edges and an extremely fine and persistent bead flowing through its core. A classic sniff of yeasty baked bread characters is followed by pear, cashew, hints of dried honey and brioche. The delicious palate has a satiny and airy like feel to it and features a flavour profile of baked bread, pear, yeast lees, subtle cashew, citrus and brioche. Dry crisp chalked tinged finish with a long and delicately creamy aftertaste.
                                                                        Drink over the next 3-4 years.
                                                                        Alc. 12%

                                                                        Other Reviews... 
                                                                        An uncommon blend of 40% pinot meunier and 30% each of pinot noir and chardonnay, with 40% reserve wines, fermented in a mix of tank and use of aged oak barrels. Deliberate choice of meunier is the key to its drink any time soon style, combining elegance, finesse and great length. 
                                                                        95 points
                                                                        James Halliday - Top 100 Wines of the Year 2019

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                                                                          Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose Champagne Magnum (1500ml)
                                                                          Champagne, FRANCE
                                                                          $299. 00 Bottle
                                                                          $3588.00 Dozen
                                                                          ABV: 12%
                                                                          Closure: Cork
                                                                          Billecart’s Non Vintage Rose Champagne pours well with a white frothy mousse that displays good hold. Light salmon pink base wine colour with a very fine bead that shows excellent persistence. The nose exhibits scents of winter strawberry, subtle rose petal and delicate raspberry followed by some light confectionary and yeast lees nuances. On the palate delicate winter strawberry and raspberry flavours are overlaid by some yeast lees characters and a touch of biscuit. Excellent finesse. Clean crisp dry finish with creamy like mouthfeel. Long aftertaste of yeast lees and winter strawberry. Drink over the next 2-3 years (2013-2016) Alc 12.0%

                                                                          Other reviews... Billecart-Salmon is one of my favorite Champagne houses, and their non-vintage Rose (Lot #L85547401905M) is a consistent winner. A delicate pink color is accompanied by gorgeous sweet cherry, strawberry, and mineral-like scents, assertive medium-bodied flavors, a delicate, crisp personality, and surprising depth as well as persistence. A beautiful berry character in the finish adds to this impeccable rose’s captivating style.
                                                                          94 points - Robert Parker - Wine Advocate #162 (Dec 2005)
                                                                            2007 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin Magnum (3000ml)
                                                                            Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
                                                                            $3250. 00 Bottle
                                                                            $39000.00 Dozen
                                                                            ABV: 14.5%
                                                                            Other reviews….
                                                                            No Hommage a Jacques Perrin was made in 2008, but the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin is an utterly perfect wine. Composed of 60% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah, and the rest Counoise and Grenache, this prodigious effort boasts an inky/blue/purple color to the rim in addition to an exceptional bouquet of camphor, roasted meats, blueberries, black cherries, black currants, truffles, beef blood, pepper, and incense. The sumptuous aromatics are followed by a wine of compelling intensity, full-bodied power, perfect balance, laser-like focus, and a finish that lasts more than a minute. The 2007's texture reminds me of the 1998 Jacques Perrin, and the freshness of the fruit and explosive aromatics are to die for. There are only 500 cases of this legend in the making, but for those lucky enough to find any, it will last for 40-60 years.
                                                                            100 points
                                                                            Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate
                                                                              2007 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin Magnum (1500ml)
                                                                              Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
                                                                              $1500. 00 Bottle
                                                                              $18000.00 Dozen
                                                                              ABV: 14.5%
                                                                              Closure: Cork
                                                                              Other reviews….
                                                                              No Hommage a Jacques Perrin was made in 2008, but the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin is an utterly perfect wine. Composed of 60% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah, and the rest Counoise and Grenache, this prodigious effort boasts an inky/blue/purple color to the rim in addition to an exceptional bouquet of camphor, roasted meats, blueberries, black cherries, black currants, truffles, beef blood, pepper, and incense. The sumptuous aromatics are followed by a wine of compelling intensity, full-bodied power, perfect balance, laser-like focus, and a finish that lasts more than a minute. The 2007's texture reminds me of the 1998 Jacques Perrin, and the freshness of the fruit and explosive aromatics are to die for. There are only 500 cases of this legend in the making, but for those lucky enough to find any, it will last for 40-60 years.
                                                                              100 points
                                                                              Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate
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                                                                                2016 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Magnum (1500ml)
                                                                                Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
                                                                                $450. 00 Bottle
                                                                                $5400.00 Dozen
                                                                                Cellar: 10 - 15 Years (2029-2034)
                                                                                ABV: 14.5%
                                                                                Closure: Cork

                                                                                Impenetrable black dark red core with a deep bright dark red black tinged hue. Soaring from the glass are black cherry and liquorice scents with black raspberry, dried meats, subtle incense, provincial herb and spicy pepper notes in hot pursuit. Rich and powerful yet elegant and structured the palate is testament to the greatness of the vintage. Pepper infused black raspberry, black cherry and liquorice flavours engulf the mouth underpinned by lightly smoked meats, dried herbs, earth and spice. Muscular feel with sturdy tannins providing a robust structure. Exceptional length finishing with great freshness and a very long and persistent aftertaste. Outstanding.
                                                                                Cellar 10-15 years.
                                                                                Alc. 14.5%

                                                                                Other Reviews….
                                                                                Bottled only a week before my visit, I was blown away by how well Beaucastel's 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape was showing. It's full-bodied, creamy, lush and rich, with layers of raspberry fruit, garrigue and spice that unfold across a seamless palate. No doubt it will go through cycles of being open and closed throughout its lifespan, but it would be a mistake to simply order a case, put it into storage and forget about it without trying one first and swooning over the sheer lusciousness and youthful complexity. Drink 2019-2040.
                                                                                97 points
                                                                                Joe Czerwinski – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

                                                                                Being bottled the day of my visit, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape checks in as a blend of 30% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, and the rest a mix of permitted varieties. It offers a ripe, sexy, rounded style that quickly shows more structure, minerality, and tannin with time in the glass. Blackberries, blueberries, smoked earth, violets, and garrigue all give way to a full-bodied, deep, structured Beaucastel that's going to benefit from 5-7 years of bottle age and keep for two decades. It reminds me of the 2001. Drink 2023-2043.
                                                                                96+ points
                                                                                JebDunnuck.com

                                                                                  2011 Chateau de Myrat Magnum (1500ml)
                                                                                  Sauternes, Bordeaux, FRANCE
                                                                                  $145. 00 Bottle
                                                                                  $1740.00 Dozen
                                                                                  Closure: Cork

                                                                                  Other Reviews….

                                                                                  The 2011 de Myrat offers a lightly honeyed but very pure bouquet with subtle tropical notes and satisfactory levels of botrytized fruit. It is actually reminiscent of a top Doisy-Vedrines. The palate has a ripe, sorbet-like sweetness on the entry with notes of blood orange and apricot, while the finish is composed, with crisp acidity imparting tension and precision, and a residual tang of Clementine lingering in the mouth. Xavier Pontac has overseen a very fine de Myrat that will be worth seeking out after bottling.
                                                                                  Score: 92-94
                                                                                  Neal Martin-Wine Advocate #200 Apr 2012

                                                                                  Intense character of dried apricots, pineapples and honey follow through to a full body, very sweet and spicy. Oily texture. A cross between the outstanding 2001 and 2003.
                                                                                  Score: 93-94
                                                                                  James Suckling

                                                                                   

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                                                                                    2010 Chateau de Myrat Magnum (1500ml)
                                                                                    Sauternes, Bordeaux, FRANCE
                                                                                    $125. 00 Bottle
                                                                                    $1500.00 Dozen
                                                                                    Closure: Cork
                                                                                    Other Reviews….

                                                                                    The sample tasted blind during my main Sauternes tasting was a little out of sorts; however, a second and third encounter were much more promising. The nose is very pure, with honey, passion fruit and quince, whilst the palate demonstrates great freshness and vitality, zippy acidity, with real race towards the linear finish. This holds great promise for the future.
                                                                                    Score: 91-93
                                                                                    Neal Martin – The Wine Advocate # 194 May 2011

                                                                                    Score: 91-93
                                                                                    Wine Spectator:

                                                                                    A classical styled Sauternes with a delicate nose of lemon curd and sweet spices. Rich and delicious but lacks a little bit of a middle palate.
                                                                                    Score: 89-90
                                                                                    James Suckling

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                                                                                      2010 Chateau La Lagune Magnum (1500ml)
                                                                                      Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, FRANCE
                                                                                      $275. 00 Bottle
                                                                                      $3300.00 Dozen
                                                                                      Closure: Cork

                                                                                      Other Reviews....
                                                                                      Another great success from proprietress Caroline Frey, the 2010 La Lagune provides an essential drinking experience, with notes of Asian plum sauce, mulberries, kirsch liqueur and black currants. The wine also exhibits a savory, rich smokiness and subtle lead pencil shaving notes. Full-bodied and pure, combining both elegance and power, this is a brilliant, very approachable effort that should hit its stride in 5-7 years and last for at least two decades. Think of it as a hypothetical blend of the 2005 and 2009. Kudos!
                                                                                      94 points
                                                                                      Robert M. Parker, Jr. - Wine Advocate #205 Feb 2013

                                                                                      Is this 2005 deja vu “all over again”? Proprietress Caroline Frey has elevated the quality at La Lagune since acquiring this estate, and the 2010 is another superb effort as well as one of the better values in Bordeaux. An opaque purple color is followed by an extraordinary perfume of black raspberries, black currants, licorice and subtle smoke and graphite. While uber-concentrated, full-bodied and pure, it retains both elegance and precision as well as a sensational 45-second finish. The suppleness of the tannins and stunning opulence suggest it will drink beautifully for 25+ years.
                                                                                      93-96 points
                                                                                      Robert M. Parker, Jr. - Wine Advocate #194 May 2011

                                                                                      This shows an enchanting nose of roses, violets and other flowers. It's also fruity but very subtle. A full-body, super-structured red with an excellent backbone of ripe yet firm tannins. Goes on for minutes. Don’t touch for five or six years. Try in 2019.
                                                                                      96 points
                                                                                      James Suckling - March 13th, 2015

                                                                                        Chopin Potato Vodka Methuselah (6000ml) - with Bonus Chopin Paraphenalia
                                                                                        POLAND
                                                                                        $899. 00 Bottle
                                                                                        $10788.00 Dozen
                                                                                        ABV: 40%
                                                                                        One only available. The lucky purchaser of this super-sized Chopin gets these bonus items as part of the deal:
                                                                                        1 x Chopin Cloth Bag
                                                                                        1 x Chopin Ice Bucket
                                                                                        1 x Chopin Tray
                                                                                        1 x Chopin Bar Mat
                                                                                        1 x Chopin Pillow

                                                                                        Launched in 1992, this is one of Poland's super premium brands made exclusively from Stobrawa potatoes, mostly sourced from nearby the distillery to maximise freshness. The vodka is distilled four times following a six century old tradition. Founder and CEO, Tadeusz Dorda sums up the brand's philosophy: "We believe that the definition of vodka – “a flavorless, odorless, neutral spirit without distinctive character, aroma, taste or color” – is simply incorrect. We also reject the popular notion that all vodkas are the same. The flavor profile of our marquee product, Chopin Potato Vodka, is distinctively creamy with earthy notes and sets the standard in its category."

                                                                                        Master Distiller, Waldemar Durakiewicz, has worked with the Dorda family (who still own and run the company) since he graduated from university in 1978. Named after Poland's favourite son, the vodka is packaged in a frosted, cork-finished bottle which has since been copied by the likes of Belvedere Vodka and others.

                                                                                        Other reviews… Clear. Clean flinty aromas gives way to a supple, silky, light-to-medium bodied palate with confectioner's sugar, lemon zest and mineral flavors and a pointed peppery fade. A smooth and elegant vodka for martinis. 40%Alc./Vol.
                                                                                        International Review of Spirits Award: Gold Medal
                                                                                        93 points (Exceptional)
                                                                                        - tastings.com

                                                                                        The first sniffings unearth a soft, slightly sour and vegetal aroma; more time adds minor scents of ash and unsmoked cigarette. The bittersweet palate entry taste flashes on cocoa bean and sap; at midpalate toasty, sooty flavors of tobacco leaf, wood smoke, wood resin and vanilla are found. Ends up semisweet, succulent and roughly spirity. 85-89 points - wineenthusiast.com

                                                                                        “Potato vodkas have never been as well-received as their grain-based competitors, but Chopin—which appeared on the American market in 1997—should go a long way toward changing their lowbrow reputation. It's the smoothest vodka we tried, with a slight oiliness (specific to potato vodkas) that cut beautifully against the briny funk of black caviar and held its own against the thickest black bread I'd been able to find. We found Chopin itself to be 'slightly sweet' and 'well-rounded' with 'perhaps a hint of apple.' Chopin also had a 'medium-length, pleasing burn,' but 'very little aftertaste—it's remarkably clean.' To top it off, Chopin's tall frosted bottle was the prettiest we'd seen...the panel unanimously called Chopin 'far and away the best vodka we tried.” – Alex Abramovich, “Hit me With Your Best Shot”, Slate Magazine, 2004.

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