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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  • Coteaux des Baux: Domaine de Trévallon Rouge 2004

    Coteaux des Baux: Domaine de Trévallon Rouge 2004

    "...a beautiful, beautiful Trevallon 2004." Victoria Moore, The Telegraph Luxury, Sept 2014.

    • Bottle £50.00
    • Bottle Case £600.00
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  • Crozes Hermitage Rouge: Alain Graillot 2009

    Crozes Hermitage Rouge: Alain Graillot 2009

    "He hit home runs in 2009, with a deep ruby/purple-colored 2009 Crozes-Hermitage that exhibits lots of cassis and black cherry fruit, good acidity for a 2009, medium body and a spicy, heady finish displaying hints of licorice, herbs and red and black fruits. 88/100." Robert Parker.

    • Magnum £60.00
    • Magnum Case £360.00
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  • Hermitage: Jean-Louis Chave Rouge 1988

    Hermitage: Jean-Louis Chave Rouge 1988

    "And lastly, the 1988 Hermitage is an elegant, perfumed and mineral-laced effort that's drinking at point. Giving up plenty of sweet cherry and red currants, leather, crushed rock and hints of green olive, it has no hard edges, solid mid-palate richness and a focused finish. It's a mature, elegant and classy Hermitage to drink over the coming 4-5 years. 95/100". Jeb Dunnock, erobertparker.com

    • Bottle £240.00
    • Bottle Case £2,880.00
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  • Hermitage: Jean-Louis Chave Rouge 1993

    Hermitage: Jean-Louis Chave Rouge 1993

    This vintage, which is generally horrible (many producers declassified because the fruit was so rotten), is a surprising success in a few cellars. Chave's 1993, which will probably be dumped by retailers because of the vintage's reputation, is an excellent wine. Some acidity does poke through in the finish, but the wine exhibits plenty of pure, ripe black and red fruits that are neither vegetal nor moldy. It possesses good density and medium body, and appears to be one of the two finest Hermitages of this justifiably maligned vintage (the other being the remarkable Ermitage Le Pavilion from Ch

    • Bottle £110.00
    • Bottle Case £1,320.00
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  • Hermitage: Jean-Louis Chave Rouge 1999

    Hermitage: Jean-Louis Chave Rouge 1999

    "More in the style of the '01, the 1999 Hermitage is a serious effort that gives up a mineral-drenched profile of red and blackcurrants, beef blood, iron and dried flowers. More forward on the nose than the palate, with a tight, yet seamless texture that carries ample concentration and length, with bright acidity, it should continue to shine for another decade. 94/100." Jeb Dunnock, erobertparker.com

    • Bottle £240.00
    • Bottle Case £2,880.00
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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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  • Hermitage: Jean-Louis Chave Rouge 2007

    Hermitage: Jean-Louis Chave Rouge 2007

    "The spectacular 2007 Hermitage boasts a dense purple color along with notes of creme de cassis, loamy soil, crushed rocks and acacia flowers, a rare opulence and a full-bodied style. Reminiscent of the 1991 Hermitage (a great vintage for Chave as well as most top producers in Hermitage), it should drink well for 20-25 years. 95/100, Drink 2011-2036." Robert Parker

    • Magnum £325.00
    • Magnum Case £1,950.00
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  • Jasper Hill: Georgia's Paddock Shiraz 2009

    Jasper Hill: Georgia's Paddock Shiraz 2009

    "Very deep purple-black in color, the 2009 Georgia's Paddock Shiraz gives expressive gamey / savory notes, revealing aromas of peppered pigeon breast, coffee beans, smoky bacon, black truffles and black olives over creme de cassis and loam. Medium-full bodied, it is tautly structured with high acid and firm, chewy tannins, possessing muscular flesh and a long earthy finish. Give it another 2 years in bottle and drink it 2013 to 2023+. 94+/100." Lisa Perotti-Brown, eroberparker.com

    • Bottle £60.00
    • Bottle Case £720.00
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  • Champagne: Dumangin Fils. Premier Cru Brut Vintage 2003

    Champagne: Dumangin Fils. Premier Cru Brut Vintage 2003

    The proper 'growers' Champagnes from J. Dumangin Fils are attracting increasing interest as opposed to the heavily branded offerings of the Grandes Marques. This vintage Champagne is only released when Gilles Dumangin believes it is readily approachable. Made from equal volumes of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this alluring wine will age well for at least a decade if sympathetically cellared.

    • 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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  • 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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