Week in Review 27-10-18
Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Review
This week we released a parcel of museum wines and the response was incredible, you clearly love cellar-aged wines!
The doors to our museum are open for a limited time only and we're offering access to a parcel of aged wines recently acquired from a single discerning collector. Our focus was on international wines this week and our Imports Section of the museum is full of international treasures. It's worth noting the value to be had on aged wines from Bordeaux, like Château Guillot Clauzel, and the Loire, like Marc Bredif Vouvray. And this is just the beginning!
Château Guillot Clauzel
One of the hits of this Museum opening has been this 15-year-old Pomerol. This is the perfect bottle for those keen to explore the virtues of aged Bordeaux.
Ch. Guillot Clauzel sits between Châteuax of Le Pin, Nenin and Trottanoy and is what's known as a garagiste or 'garage' producer – made in a minimalist way to achieve the highest quality on a small scale. Located in the heart of Pomerol, Ch. Guillot-Clauzel is a tiny 2-hectare estate, from which half of the harvested grapes go into the Guillot range (around 4000 bottles each year).
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
“This is intense and complex yet subtle with fantastic aromas of rose petal, plum, clove and fresh mushroom. Hints of stems. Full body, focused and polished with a linear line of tannins and fabulous length. A beauty. Better after 2021 but already a joy to taste.”
98 points, James Suckling
Château du Moulin-à-Vent dates back to 1732, although it has been in Parinet hands only since 2009. The word 'Beaujolais' does not appear on the Château's labels, although the wines are indeed made from Gamay, the grape of Beaujolais, and they are indeed from the property after which the most famous Beaujolais sub-region is named. It's a strong statement, meant simply to assert that these are serious red Burgundy wines, fully deserving of a place alongside Pinot Noir… yet priced much more affordably.
Paul Jaboulet Aîné
Domaine de Thalabert
“The finest vintage to date, better even than the stellar 2010, the 2015 Crozes-Hermitage Domaine De Thalabert is a gorgeous, deep, layered, and incredibly satisfying Crozes. Blackcurrants, olive tapenade, truffles and earthy notes all emerge from this full-bodied, gorgeously textured and seamless 2015. With fine tannin and no hard edge, it can be drunk today or cellaring for 15-20 years.”
97 points, Jeb Dunnuck
New Releases From Mount Mary
Back at home, Mount Mary released their 2016 wines this week. Winemaker Sam Middleton paid us a visit at Langton's HQ to take us through the latest releases – Quintet, Triolet, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – and talk about the vintage.
The Langton's Team