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Average critic rating : 90.0 points
This deep ruby/purple-colored offering is an elegant, medium-weight wine with sweet red and black currant fruit, dark cherry, loamy soil and foresty characteristics as well as ripe tannin. This should be an early maturing Insignia that evolves quickly, but positively over the next 10-12 years. ||The production of the 2009 Insignia dropped considerably from previous years as only 10,540 cases were produced. All from estate fruit, the final blend was 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec (another year where no Merlot was used). The alcohol came in at 14.5%. The weather was moist and damp in May which also saw some huge heat spikes. Fortunately, June and July cooled down, August was average, and September experienced above average warmth. Statistically, it was over 100 degrees Fahrenheit for 19 days during the growing season, almost all of them occurring in August and September – never a good sign as it tends to stress and/or raisin and burn the grapes, particularly if there has been considerable crop-thinning. A major rain event (over 4 inches) occurred on October 13, so any producer who harvested after that date was negatively affected. eRobertParker.com.November, 2013
FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
For delivery charges to Highlands, Islands and outlying areas, please contact our Customer Service Team.
For deliveries into Hong Kong and Singapore, we offer a dedicated air and sea service.
For more details regarding delivery to Hong Kong, Singapore and all other destinations, please view our International Delivery information page.
Spirits cannot travel on our services to Hong Kong, Singapore or Macau and require separate shipments. Please contact our Customer Service Team for further information.
Our storage costs are highly competitive. We will happily accept cases or single bottles, charging pro-rata based on the number of bottles and length of storage period.
Unlike many other wine companies, our service includes storage of duty paid wines as well as in bond from any reputable source, not just those bought through FINE+RARE.
Please visit our F+R Storage information page for more details.
IN BOND AND DUTY PAID DELIVERY TO STORAGE ACCOUNTS:
FINE+RARE can arrange delivery of your wines to your personal fine wine storage account:
Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Deliveries to all other storage providers are charged at £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Please contact our Customer Service Team if you have any questions.