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Prosecco

Casanova - DOC Brut Swarovski Magnum

Italy - Sparkling wine produced with the Glera grape variety, native to the Treviso area. The wine pours a bright straw yellow colour, with some greenish hints. Intense flowery scents of acacia flowers and fruity scents of yellow apple. Good intensity. Fresh, pleasant and harmonious. **Awards:** Bronze - Decanter Asia Wine Award Bronze - Shanghai International Wine Challenge Gold and Silver - Berlin Wein Trophy Commended Wine Winner - IWS

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Casanova - DOC Brut Swarovski

Italy - Sparkling wine produced with the Glera grape variety, native to the Treviso area. The wine pours a bright straw yellow colour, with some greenish hints. A lively perlage with intense flowery scents of acacia flowers and fruity scents of yellow apple. Good intensity. Fresh, pleasant and harmonious. **Awards:** Bronze - Decanter Asia Wine Award Bronze - Shanghai International Wine Challenge Gold and Silver - Berlin Wein Trophy Commended Wine Winner - IWS

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Port

Quinta Do Noval - Nacional Vintage 2017

Portugal - A small area at the heart of the Quinta do Noval vineyard planted with ungrafted vines and untouched by phylloxera. The word Nacional refers to the fact that the vines are Portuguese vines growing in Portuguese soil with no foreign root stock, and are therefore attached to the soil of the Nation. This great wine is a source of pride to the people of Portugal, and at its best the finest expression of the extraordinary terroir of Quinta do Noval. The Nacional is a unique and extraordinary phenomenon. It does not necessarily follow the same rhythm as the rest of the Quinta do Noval. In some years a great Nacional is produced when Noval does not even declare the Quinta do Noval Vintage. In others, Quinta do Noval makes a great Vintage Port, and the Nacional does not perform. Wine Enthusiast: 99/100 Wine Spectator: 99/100 Robert Parker: 100/100

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White Wine

Louis Latour - Montrachet 2017

France - Richness, finesse and complexity characterise this wine. Rich aromas of dried fruits and vanilla are followed by a finely structured palate, with depth and richness, with orchard fruit, almond and floral fruit flavours. This wine can be enjoyed now but can be cellared for years to come.

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Champagne

Louis Roederer - Cristal Rose 2008

France - The attack reveals an aromatic intensity with a remarkable fullness and the smooth, sweet flavours of white flowers, red fruits, caramel, and Tarte Tatin. The full, round, and refined texture in the initial attack, which is characteristic of the Louis Roederer Champagne House, is complemented by a winey-though not full-bodied-structure and a remarkable freshness, giving an impression of great finesse and strengthening the wines precision.

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Other

Penfolds Grange 2009

Other - This wine shows why Grange is revered the world over. Assertive and yet alluring, there are bright, juicy fruit flavours followed by delightfully perfumed aromatics and layers of dark chocolate, dried fruit and spice.

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Red Wine

Paul Hobbs - Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Napa Valley California 2014

USA - The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is densely saturated garnet in the glass. Strikingly focused aromatics of crushed graphite, cedar, sage, and cigar box precede flavours of mountain black cherry, wild blackberry and currant wafting in high wattage power from the glass. The mouthfeels full weight and roundness are framed by waves of silky yet pronounced tannins, which crescendo into a long, elegant finish that exhilarates the palate.

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Red Wine

Paul Hobbs - Nathan Coombs Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

USA - Bold and precise, the wine exemplifies the Coombsville AVA by expressing the volcanic soils that run throughout the estate vineyard. A vivid purple rim surrounds an opaque core while penetrating aromas emerge from initial cassis and powdered chocolate, expanding to graphite and Herbs de Provence. An immediate burst of dark cherry and ripe blackberry intermingle with savoury herbs and slate-like minerality against a backdrop of balanced acidity and firm tannins that brings tension to the powerful finish.

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White Wine

Louis Latour - Batard-Montrachet 2014

France - The Grand Cru vineyard of Btard-Montrachet lies between the picturesque villages of Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet, home to the worlds greatest white wines. After 10 months in oak, this wine shows complexity with a rounded nose of acacia flowers, honey and hazelnuts. On the palate it is discreet but rounded, boasting finesse and length.

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Port

Taylors - Very Old Single Harvest 1961

Portugal - Taylors holds one of the most extensive reserves of very old cask aged Port of any producer. They include a collection of rare Single Harvest Ports.These are Ports from a single year which age to full maturity in seasoned oak casks and display the year of harvest on the label. Taylors has decided to make a limited release, of a Single Harvest Port made 60 years previously. Core of walnut brown surrounded by a broad rim of pale gold with olive highlights. Powerful nose of extraordinary complexity and opulence, revealing multiple nuances and dimensions of aroma. First to emerge is a mellow redolence of molasses, dried fig and sultana, mingling with nutty marzipan aromas. As the wine opens up, scents of cedarwood and dried tobacco leaf appear, together with subtle spicy notes of black pepper and cardamom and a fleeting fresh hint of citrus. All this is enveloped in an powerful aura of oaky vanilla aroma, the legacy of decades of ageing in cask. In the mouth the wine is dense, round and concentrated, with a thick velvety texture, quite rich and sweet on the mid palate but then lifted by a burst of fresh acidity on the finish, which is crammed with lingering flavours of butterscotch, almond, orange marmalade and dried fruit. A beautifully balanced wine, still clean and fresh in spite of its many years of maturing in wood.

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White Sparkling

Dom Perignon Oenothèque 1995, Champagne

France - This is a Dom Perignon wine that has received an extended period of ageing on its lees, deep in the 'oenothèque' area of Moët & Chandon's cellars, and only released once deemed mature. The focused DP style is delivered here with greater intensity and power.

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Other

Château Leoville Las Cases

Other - It is massively concentrated with sweet confit-like blackcurrant and kirsch fruit overlaying mineral leafy edginess. It is wonderfully precise with immense purity, superb elegance and length. This can sit quietly in the cellar for 12 -15 years.

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Champagne

Veuve Clicquot - Yellow Label Jeroboam

France - A Champagne House is eventually judged on the quality of its Brut Non Vintage. It is in the making of such a wine that the true Art of Champagne blending reveals itself. This is an art in which the House of Veuve Clicquot excels. Our Brut Yellow Label reflects the superb vineyards we own and the consistent nature of our House style. The predominance of Pinot Noir provides the structure that is so typically Clicquot, while a touch of Pinot Meunier rounds out the blend. Chardonnay adds the elegance and finesse essential in a perfectly balanced wine. Grapes from as many as 50 to 60 different Crus go to the blending of Yellow Label. Traditionally, the proportion of each grape variety used is : 50 to 55% Pinot Noir - 15 to 20% Pinot Meunier - 28 to 33% Chardonnay. These figures vary slightly from year to year according to conditions. The Chef de Caves has to achieve the total consistency of taste, which makes Yellow Label so immediately recognisable, so utterly reliable both in terms of quality, colour and bouquet. He will draw on priceless Reserve wines for the blend: from 25 to 35%, sometimes as much as 40% to ensure the continuity of the House style. Each of these older wines - perhaps 9 years old - is kept separately to preserve the unique qualities of the vineyard and the vintage. First, Yellow Label looks beautiful: golden-yellow, with a foaming necklace of tiny bubbles. Next it is so pleasing to the nose: initially reminiscent of white fruits and raisins, then of vanilla and later of brioche. Note the fine balance between the fruity aromas coming from the grape varieties and the toasty aromas following the ageing in the bottle. The first sip delivers all the freshness and forcefulness so typical of Yellow Label with a symphony of fruit tastes following on. Here is a true member of the powerful Brut family, well structured, admirably vinous. The lingering aromas echo and re-echo, with each fruit or spice note distinct. Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label manages to reconcile two opposing factors - forcefulness and finesse - and to hold them in perfect balance. This consistent power to please makes it ideal as an aperitif, and perfect as the Champagne to enjoy with a meal.

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Champagne

Laurent Perrier - Grand Siecle Magnum

France - Purchase Grand Siecle by Laurent-Perrier and receive a beautiful complimentary Grand Siecle notebook. The hard-backed A5 notebook features the Grand Siecle sun god emblem in silver on the front, silver edged pages and comes presented in a smart gift box. Launched in 1959, Grand Siecle is Laurent-Perrier's Prestige Cuvee, the prime example of the House's exacting standards and know-how. Its unique style combining finesse, power and balance is the outcome of blending the very best grapes from the most prestigious crus in wines from the best Laurent-Perrier vintage years. Grand Siecle expresses the quintessence of champagne and French refinement.

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Champagne

Dom Perignon - Vintage Rose 2006

France - On the nose: The bouquet is mesmerizing, ripe, and complex. The opening notes are a blend of dark spices and cocoa which develop very quickly into fruit aromas. Fruit reigns supreme, with roasted fig and apricot and candied orange. The overall effect exudes smoky accents. On the palate: The fullness of the wine is immediately striking. Its intensity and succulence set the tone through the sweetness and crisp punch of the flavours. The silky mouthfeel melts into a smooth, tight, and grainy structure with just a hint of vegetable flavours. The wine expresses an appealing brininess and saline character.

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Champagne

Veuve Clicquot - La Grande Dame Rose 2004

France - Limited stock, changing to 2006 vintage soon. An extremely cold winter, with snow on the Montagne de Reims, gave way to an unexpected warm spell with moderate rain showers. A little frost was noted in the most vulnerable areas. Spring was early and wet, while May was particularly hot and dry. Rain at the end of June did not affect flowering, which took place under excellent, nearly heat wave, conditions. Rain and hot weather alternated at the beginning of summer, encouraging the vines to grow rapidly. August was dry and sunny, perfect for ripening the grapes. After a grey and cloudy two weeks at the beginning of September, the weather turned, providing the ideal dry climate to harvest the grapes, which were in superb condition. The basic blend is made up of 64% Pinot Noir grapes from the Grands Crus at Ay, in the Vallee de la Marne, and at Verzenay, Verzy, Ambonnay and Bouzy in the Montagne de Reims. The blend also includes 36% Chardonnay grapes from three Grands Crus: Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger in the Cote des Blancs. La Grande Dame 1998 has a pale gold colour with jade glints. The wine is crystal clear, with unbelievably fine bubbles. On the first nose, typical Chardonnay characteristics come to the fore, with the arrival of floral and mineral aromas (acacia, ferns, chalk). By agitating the wine, scents of candied fruit (citrusfruits, apricots, quince) and sweet almond emerge, to reappear later in the mouth. After rotating the wine for a few minutes more, rare notes such as peaty malt, tobacco and delicate herbs, are gradually unveiled. This aromatic, impressively complex bouquet is confirmed in the mouth. On the palate, the wine is clear-cut and pure, perfectly balanced with a delightful silky smoothness. La Grande Dame 1998, with its lacelike construction, has a long, lively, and structured finish. This wine has unbelievable ageing potential. The 1998 vintage of La Grande Dame, the quintessence of the Veuve Clicquot style, reaches a peak of refinement, without losing its legendary strength produced by a blend including nearly two-thirds of Pinot Noir.

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Red Wine

Guado al Tasso - Matarocchio 2011

Italy - Very pure and composed, yet achingly beautiful in a demure, Cabernet kind of way. Understated yet dramatic presence on the palate, with great vividness and dimension, yet no tricks or undue fireworks. Seriously impressive wine.

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Champagne

Bollinger - Special Cuvee Jeroboam

France - Following the harvest period, Bollinger's decisions on blending are not made before January. The blend for the Special Cuvee is an ideal version of the classic Champagne blend, using the different grapes of a given year from a variety of crus, with the addition of older, reserve wines. This blend necessarily incorporates subtle variations each year whilst remaining consistent to a style. It is, therefore, the hardest of all Bollinger to make. It contains the full expression of the Bollinger style and the House feels it should be judged on this - its benchmark wine. The denomination Special Cuvee was created in 1911. The idea came from William Folks, then partner of the illustrious London House of Mentzendorff. This great wine lover felt it was an insult to simply call this great wine non vintage. The suggestion of naming it Special Cuvee was immediately approved by Monsieur Bollinger. A blend par excellence, the Special Cuvee is the purest expression of the Bollinger style; of its craftsmanship and its singular conception of what a champagne should be. It is, therefore, on this wine that the House of Bollinger shows how it is different from other Champagne Houses, asserts its qualitative policy and by which it asks to be judged. Madame Bollinger - I drink it when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty. 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier.

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Champagne

Perrier Jouet - Belle Epoque Rose 2012

France - Perrier-Jout Belle Epoque Ros is the Houses deliciously unexpected interpretation of the genre. A rare and precious vintage ros champagne whose demure, pale apricot hue belies its extravagantly sensual personality, which is characterised by alluring notes of white flowers and small red fruit. Limited quantities are available.