FINE+RARE Showcase #1

Showcase is FINE+RARE's brand new series of curated collection cases. The modus operandi is to create handpicked selections of extremely rare, highly-rated, ready-to-drink wines guaranteed to bring immediate pleasure to the adventurous aficionado, all immaculately packaged and delivered to your door.

The inaugural release, Showcase #1, is a limited run of just 60 exclusive mixed cases of six priced at £299 per case duty paid (ex VAT and delivery). Potentially a perfect gift, this eclectic collection offers an opportunity to taste single bottles of wines that are now virtually impossible to source. Explore the wines below...

Curated Case 2013 De Fieuzal Blanc Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Graves Pessac Leognan Bordeaux

This "stunning Graves" was one of Robert Parker's whites of the vintage. He awarded it 94-96 points and described it as "possibly the greatest Fieuzal since the legendary 1985." Neal Martin agreed, saying: "It needs 3 or 4 years in bottle to really show its mettle, though instinct tells me that it will be worth waiting for." That means this hard-to-find white is now entering its drinking window...

Selection Case 2005 Hermitage Tardieu Laurent Rhone France Syrah

A Syrah from 60-80 year old vines described by Rhône expert John Livingstone-Learmonth as "very consistent". So much was expected from this great producer in a vintage Jancis Robinson described as "successful... a long term prospect which may rival 1990." And it didn't disappoint, with 95 points from Neal Martin and 18 points from Jancis Robinson, who called it "rich and magnificent".

Fine Wine 2013 Chassagne Montrachet La Romanee Louis Jadot Chardonnay Burgundy France

A Premier Cru from a vintage labelled "outstanding" by Wine Advocate, which has already proven hugely popular, not only with the critics, but also in the market. Allen Meadows praised its "exoticism", Stephen Tanzer complemented its "superb fine-grained texture" and Neal Martin called it "one of Jadot's best 2013 whites."

Showcase 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Tuscany Italy

Antonio Galloni calls this"a strong showing from one of Montalcino's great artisan estates". A view echoed by Monica Larner, who awarded it 93 points and said it "shows the signature sophistication this iconic estate is celebrated for". In 2015 Diego and Nora Molinara retired and sold the estate, so wines like this from "outstanding" vintages are much sought-after.

Gift Present 2005 Hillside Shiraz Kay Brothers Mc Laren Vale Australia

First planted in 1891, the The Kay Brothers' vineyards bring into question their New World status. In fact, Robert Parker calls the winery "a veritable museum of how things were done back in the 'ol' days'." Hailing from Wine Advocate's highest ranked vintage for McLaren Vale, this "glorious, full-bodied wine" earned 96 points from Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW and is now in its prime.

Mixed Case Ange 2015 Domaine de l'Ecu Pinot Noir Loire

A wildcard for the adventurous: a beautifully packaged, biodynamic, Nantais Pinot Noir aged in amphorae. Yet to be scored by the critics, but it seriously impressed the FINE+RARE team. On 2015 Loire, Jancis Robinson said: "Pinot Noir reached full ripeness, and very promising quality." John Gilman praises "the superb heritage of great wines produced from this domaine."

Showcase #1

Priced at £299 per case duty paid (ex VAT and delivery) , the six bottle, limited edition, carefully curated Showcase #1 contains one of each of the bottles described above. Immaculately packaged, as you can see below, this would make a perfect gift or an excellent opportunity to explore the world of fine wine. The case contains six individually wrapped bottles, two white and four red, and cellar tags introducing each wine, to ensure that these gems will not be lost within your collection. Each bottle is reay-to-drink and now virtually impossible to source elsewhere, the sixty cases produced will not hang around for long...




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