Opening a wine in its drinking window is a wonderful way to enter into a specific moment in time, to go back in time and read the story of the winemaker, the terroir, the climat, and the vintage. The ever-elusive tertiary notes add a thrill to the tasting – read the highlights of our current sale selection, it’s sure to charm those in search of mature vintages.
Mature wines from Bordeaux
There is also new stock from Bordeaux’s left bank, significantly from the Margaux appellation with Château Bran-Cantenac and Rauzan Gassies in vintages from the 1980s. Of course, we’ve hunted down some of the biggest names, you can browse magnums of Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Margaux 2004.
Break out the Champagne
Very different from younger champagnes, tasting a mature vintage champagne will forever change your opinion on the sparkling wine. Opt for a Dom-Pérignon 2004, a Rare 2002 from Piper Heidsieck, a Cristal 2009, or a Comtes de Champagne 1969. The chalky character of these Champagne wines should really shine once aged, sure to transport you to the heart of Champagne terroir!
Burgundy highlights take us first to Meursault, with several bottles in their drinking windows available from Domaine Roulot. Domaine Henri Rebourseau’s magnificent Chambertins, Mazis-Chambertins and Gevrey-Chambertin are all for sale in the highly-rated 2009 vintage.
Loire Valley Delighted
Good to know!
No need to worry about transporting old vintages this summer, we are extending our grace period of free storage from 30 to 45 days (offer ends 31st August). You can opt to store until then or choose delivery in the knowledge that we won’t ship (standard) on Thursdays and Fridays, nor express on Fridays, in order to avoid any additional time spent in transit or in warehouse holds.
To learn more about the precautions we’re taking during the heatwave, read our blog article here.