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It is time to enhance and refresh your cellar in anticipation of fabulous dinner engagements to come!
From Sauternes, Margaux, Burgundy, and further afield, discover seven bottles you should absolutely taste this year!
2017-02-01
Wine Review

Antinori, Tignanello 2006, Italy

Tignanello 2006 has an intense ruby red colour with aromas of ripe red fruits and spices. The mouth is complex, full, rich and dense. A powerful and pleasant wine with notes of citrus and chocolates. The tannins are smooth and silky with a well-balanced acidity. Great pairing with pigeon stuffed with mushrooms, Burrata/Gorgonzola/Taleggio.

Bollinger, Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2004, Champagne

Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Françaises is a symbol, bearing an extraordinary and overwhelming patrimony. The 2004 vintage has a deep golden colour that evokes the light of an autumn morning. On the nose, there is depth, power and concentration. There are notes of wax, cognac, spices and candied flavours; on the palate, a continuity of olfactory aromas. Delightful with Scallop & Lobster Terrine, Sushi or a Délice de Bourgogne.

Château d'Yquem, 2006, Sauternes

Château d’Yquem is made in superbly mastered opulence. Of a beautiful golden colour, this vintage has sovereign balance between alcohol and acidity, power and elegance, texture and structure. Yquem 2006 is adorned with mirabelle, pistachio, honey and candied fruits, and a lingering finish. Wonderful with Pan Fried Foie Gras, an excellent Blue cheese, and pear or hazelnut tartlet.

Château Margaux, 2006, Margaux

Because it was born in the shadow of the grand vintage 2005, the Château Margaux 2006 could be underestimated. However, 2006 was also a great year, thanks in particular to a perfect September, giving a good maturity to Cabernet Sauvignon. The colour is dark and sparkling, like a beautiful black velvet. The bouquet is fresh and offers notes of black fruit, roasted flavours and pepper. Sweet tannins add elegance to this Château Margaux 2006. Superb with grilled quails, raspberry macaron or Saint Albray.

Clos de Tart, 2014, Burgundy

The spirit of the Clos de Tart is inhabited by the original history of the place. For more than 650 years (1141 to 1789), the Cistercian nuns of the Abbey Tart, breathed in this site a monastic spirit that still remains today. A vintage charmer, with wines both dense and gourmet, 2014 reveals very precise aromas composed of cranberry, wild strawberry and subtle mineral notes. It is dense, gourmand and harmonious with a touch of wet limestone. Delicious with duck breast, chocolate and raspberry cake, Savarin/Brie de Maux/Maroilles.

Marqués de Riscal, Frank Gehry Selección Reserva, 2001, Spain

On the inauguration of the City of Wine, which integrates the centenary winery and the modern hotel designed by Frank O. Gehry, the managers of Marqués de Riscal had the idea of bottling a reserve red made with grapes selected from the magnificent vintage of 2001 and baptized it with the name of the architect. Without doubt, the association of such prestigious names as those of Riscal and Gehry predicts the excellence of this legendary wine, which combines elegance and power, and treasures great keeping potential. Perfect with truffled young partridge or Manchego.

Ridge Vineyard, Montebello 2007, USA

The Cuvée Monte Bello encapsulate the genius of its creator, Paul Draper, who has elevated this cuvée to the top of world production. Originating from a high altitude vineyard, this Bordeaux-inspired blend offers the fullness of California fruit to a degree of absolute finesse. The complexity of the nose evokes the largest cabernets with a woody nuance. The fresh, delicate mouth, and tannins of extreme delicacy, delivers a silky and deep fruit, of infinite length. Pair this with pan roasted duck breasts with raspberry sauce or Livarot.

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