Rare Wines and Older Vintages - Archive Stock

Rare wines from older vintages - archive stock. These are very limited in numbers, and often include wines from Chave, Clape, Trevallon, Vieux Donjon, Côte Rôtie Jasmin and Jasper Hill, going back to the mid-eighties in both bottle and magnum format.

  • Cornas: Domaine Clape 2001

    Cornas: Domaine Clape 2001

    A dense, dark, brooding wine which sets the benchmark for the appellation. Typically a bouquet of red fruit with underlying hints of leather, spice and wood-smoke precedes a palate of profound concentration and structure with a wealth of dark, black fruit and peppery flavours over rugged tannins, which soften and sweeten with age.

    • Bottle £95.00
    • Bottle Case £1,140.00
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  • Côte Rôtie: Patrick Jasmin 2003

    Côte Rôtie: Patrick Jasmin 2003

    "Juicy, with a brambly texture, this has solid blackberry and licorice flavors followed by a very briary finish. Very solid, but lacks the extra dimension of most of its '03 colleagues." Drink now through 2014. 90/100. WS.

    • Bottle £50.00
    • Bottle Case £600.00
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  • Hermitage: Jean-Louis Chave Rouge 2005

    Hermitage: Jean-Louis Chave Rouge 2005

    "Made in a totally different style, the masculine, backward 2005 Hermitage exhibits an inky/dark ruby/purple color along with aromas of graphite, creme de cassis, licorice, roasted herbs, and scorched earth. The minerality and tannins dominate this gamy, thick, rich 2005, which, given its tannic structure, is closest in style to a vintage such as 1995 or 1998. Give it 7-10 more years of cellaring, and drink it over the following three decades." 95+/100. Robert Parker

    • Bottle £225.00
    • Bottle Case £2,700.00
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  • Champagne: Dumangin Fils. Premier Cru Brut Vintage 2003

    Champagne: Dumangin Fils. Premier Cru Brut Vintage 2003

    This Premier Cru Champagne, from a fantastic vintage, displays a vibrant gold colour. With aromas of red berries leading to a balanced, full-bodied palate and toasty undertones, it displays a long, dry finish.

    • Bottle £39.00
    • Bottle Case £468.00
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  • Champagne: Dumangin Fils. Vinothèque Extra Dry Premier Cru Millésime 1996

    Champagne: Dumangin Fils. Vinothèque Extra Dry Premier Cru Millésime 1996

    Full-bodied, with honeyed touches, this is an exceptional vintage Champagne of great character and finesse. The finish is long, with a delicious biscuity after taste. It recently scored 95/100 in the French wine guide ‘Gilbert & Gaillard’, an equal score to Dom Perignon’s Oenothèque 1996 (which is twice the price).

    • Bottle £125.00
    • Bottle Case £1,500.00
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  • Clos du Papillon Soulez 1978

    Clos du Papillon Soulez 1978

    A rare example of a fully mature dry Chenin Blanc from a highly-regarded, independent estate. Still an attractive, clear, straw colour with a bouquet of wild flowers and subtle sherry-like notes this shows amazing vigor for a 35 year-old wine. A long, complex and persistent palate of grilled nuts and minerals ends with a bone-dry, slightly saline finish.

    • Bottle £45.00
    • Bottle Case £540.00
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  • Hermitage: Jean-Louis Chave Blanc 1998

    Hermitage: Jean-Louis Chave Blanc 1998

    "A retasting of the 1998 Hermitage blanc confirmed its brilliant quality. It is an elegant, floral-scented, structured white Hermitage. It boasts fabulous concentration, but is less flattering and precocious than either the 1999 or 2000. 92/100." Robert Parker

    • Bottle £98.00
    • Bottle Case £1,176.00
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  • Hermitage: Jean-Louis Chave Blanc 2001

    Hermitage: Jean-Louis Chave Blanc 2001

    "I tasted component parts of the 2001 Hermitage blanc. Aromas of acacia flowers, honeysuckle, and citrus were followed by a medium to full-bodied white with loads of glycerin as well as heady fruit and alcohol. Elegant, medium to full-bodied, and crisper, it is more obviously backward than the 2000." 92-94/100. Robert Parker

    • Bottle £120.00
    • Bottle Case £1,440.00
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  • Hermitage: Jean-Louis Chave Blanc 2005

    Hermitage: Jean-Louis Chave Blanc 2005

    "The 2005 Hermitage blanc is an amazing effort that defines the classic style of white Hermitage. It offers hints of marzipan, roasted hazelnuts, quince, licorice, honeysuckle, citrus oil, and wet stones. It is a superbly concentrated and powerful wine. It should drink well for 30+ years." 96/100. Robert Parker

    • Bottle £150.00
    • Bottle Case £1,800.00
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  • Vouvray Liquoreux 1989

    Vouvray Liquoreux 1989

    Exceptional, sweet Loire Chenin from a respected independent producer in a fantastic vintage. This rare, fully mature sweet Chenin has complex orchard fruit aromas and flavours underscored by a fine acidity that along with its natural sugars and careful cellaring has ensured its remarkable longevity.

    • Bottle £45.00
    • Bottle Case £540.00
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