• Château Leoville Barton 2001
    Château Leoville Barton 2001
    Deuxième Cru Classé. Saint-Julien, Haut Médoc Bordeaux

    Château Leoville Barton 2001

    French Collection

    Tasting notes: Very big and dense but opulent and creamy too. A perfect marriage of power and complexity with some exotic spice mixed in with the cassis fruit. Long, classy and balanced. Medium to full-bodied and rich, with high but well-integrated tannin, and a long, 40+ second finish, it should turn out to be a brilliant effort, and one of the stars of the Medoc. However, patience is essential.

    NZ $540.00

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  • Château Clos Fourtet 2006
    Château Clos Fourtet 2006
    Premier Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, Bordeaux

    Château Clos Fourtet 2006

    French Collection

    Tasting notes: Very dark colour, bright red hues. Delicate nose associating black berries and fine roasted coffee notes. Powerful palate, still marked by wood. Great potential. A very well-made racy style.

    NZ $315.00

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  • Château Lascombes 2009
    Château Lascombes 2009
    Deuxième Grand Cru Classé. Margaux, Bordeaux

    Château Lascombes 2009

    French Collection

    Tasting notes: Beautiful dense red, still in its youth. Expressive nose still marked by oak presence coupled with lovely intense ripe red fruit. On the palate, a rich, silky and full wine starting to fully deliver its power. Poised for a great future. This is a vibrant red that is well made and expressive. Mixed berries, cedar, spices. A delicious wine to enjoy young as well as after a decade in the cellar.

    NZ $450.00

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  • Château Pont Saint Martin 2009
    Château Pont Saint Martin 2009
    Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux

    Château Pont Saint Martin 2009

    French Collection

    Tasting Notes: Bordeaux is divided into two major areas, the Left and the Right Bank. The Left Bank lies south west of the Gironde River and is home to some of the most prestigious sub- appellations in the Médoc, including Pauillac, Saint Estephe, Saint Julien, Margaux and Graves. While the Right Bank produces blends that are mostly Merlot dominant, the Left Bank produces blends that are Cabernet Sauvignon dominant. Exhibits an opaque blue/purple colour in addition to a glorious nose of acacia flowers, liquorice, charcoal, blueberries, black raspberries, lead pencil shavings and incense. A gorgeous expression of Pessac-Léognan with sweet tannin, emerging charm and delicacy, and considerable power, depth, richness and authority.

    NZ $125.00

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  • Château Gloria 2009
    Château Gloria 2009
    St Julien Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux

    Château Gloria 2009

    French Collection

    Tasting Notes: Dark hue tinged with crimson. Extremely young nose revealing racy ageing and roasted coffee accents. On the palate, wonderful stuffing, a full, rich wine with generous aromas. The oak is still very upfront although the fruit is beginning to show. Cedar box, cigar, cassis. A good classic St-Julien style: lovely cassis, cedar notes and firm tannins. An impressive effort that balances approachability with ability to age.

    NZ $120.00

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  • Château Leoville Poyferré 2000
    Château Leoville Poyferré 2000
    Deuxième Grand Cru Classé, Saint Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux

    Château Leoville Poyferré 2000

    French Collection

    Tasting Notes: Showing some lightening at the edge, the wine is silky, soft, polished and developing, spicy, earthy, tobacco and truffle characteristics. Still young, but beginning to open and display its qualities, the finish is long, supple, concentrated, fresh and clean.

    NZ $350.00

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  • Château Pontet-Canet 2005
    Château Pontet-Canet 2005
    Cinquième Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac, Bordeaux

    Château Pontet-Canet 2005

    French Collection

    Tasting Notes: Inky/black-coloured with a classic Pauillac perfume of liquorice, black currant liqueur, graphite, cedar, and spice box, it is full-bodied, with magnificent concentration, formidable tannins, and an Arnold Schwarzenegger-like structure (when he was 25 years younger). This backward, formidably endowed 2005 will require patience.

    NZ $315.00

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  • Château Duhart Milon Rothschild 2008
    Château Duhart Milon Rothschild 2008
    Quatrième Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac, Bordeaux

    Château Duhart Milon Rothschild 2008

    French Collection

    Tasting notes: Nice concentration and freshness of fruit. Fresh acidity, dark, ripe fruits with spices and cedar notes in the finish. Tannins are firm and dominate the palate but there is great concentration here and long length. Well-made wine that will require patience.

    NZ $235.00

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  • Château Lafite 1995
    Château Lafite 1995
    Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac, Bordeaux

    Château Lafite 1995

    French Collection

    Tasting notes: Dark ruby colour, intense aromas of blackberries, ripe blackcurrants, violet and vanilla, spicy oaky scents, black liquorice and currants, with mineral undertones. Full-bodied, with a solid core of tannins and a long, silky finish. The wine has great finesse and a particular softness imparted by the Merlot. It tends to be firm yet delicate and supple, great elegance develops with age.

    NZ $2,290.00

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  • Château Cheval Blanc 2003
    Château Cheval Blanc 2003
    Premier Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, Bordeaux

    Château Cheval Blanc 2003

    French Collection

    Tasting notes: Blackberry, mineral and lightly toasted oak. Subtle and complex. Full-bodied, with wonderfully huge and sweet fruit character and ultra-refined and solid tannins. Gorgeous and seductive.

    NZ $2,750.00

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  • Château Latour 1989
    Château Latour 1989
    Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac, Bordeaux

    Château Latour 1989

    French Collection

    Tasting Notes: Clear, deep intensity ruby colour. The nose is developing with a medium(+) aroma intensity. Initially a bit tight but opens up in the glass during the night. It has a massive bottom of inky, black fruit with layers upon layers upon layers of aromas. Lots of new, expensive oak with high-end dark chocolate, cocoa bean, expensive vanilla, cedar wood, pine tree, lead pencil and spice. Some floral notes of violets and grassy herbs. Hints of tar, bonfire, stable, forest floor and gravel dust. This is deep, refined and just lovely. Dry on the palate with a medium acidity, medium(+) body and medium(+) ripe tannins. The flavour intensity is pronounced with flavours of really ripe black currants, cassis, sweet spice, cedar wood, lead pencil, tar, gravel dust, vanilla beans and cold espresso. The finish is long.

    NZ $2,100.00

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  • Château Margaux 1998
    Château Margaux 1998
    Premier Grand Cru Classé, Margaux, Bordeaux

    Château Margaux 1998

    French Collection

    Tasting notes: Château Margaux 1998 displays aromas of great freshness, in which fruit, particularly red berry fruit, is to the fore, and in which lingering hints of vanilla and roasted coffee beans mingle slowly into the wine. The impression on the palate is of great power with fresh, firm but fat tannins, which give this wine a very classic dimension.

    NZ $1,200.00

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  • Château Mouton Rothschild 1999
    Château Mouton Rothschild 1999
    Premier Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac, Bordeaux

    Château Mouton Rothschild 1999

    French Collection

    Tasting notes: The beautiful 1999 Mouton Rothschild may be a modern day clone of their 1962 or 1985. Its saturated ruby/purple colour is followed by sumptuous aromas of cedar wood, crème de cassis, wood smoke, coffee, and dried herbs. The wine is forward, lush, and full-bodied. It is already complex as well as succulent, fleshy, and long. Rich Complex flavours, powerful ripe tannins and an extremely long finish are all hallmarks of this wine.

    NZ $1,200.00

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