The majority of the wines we list are sourced from the market. This includes direct from growers, exclusive distributors and agents and European Trade stockholders.
The typical lead time for consolidation, shipping and arrival into our cellars from confirmed order is approximately 6 to 8 weeks.
These are immediately available wines are held in our temperature-controlled cellars at London City Bond. Please note, if your order contains 'immediate' and 'marketplace' wines, these will be delivered together.
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...
2013 DE FIEUZAL BLANC 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...
2005 HERMITAGE TARDIEU LAURENT 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".
2013 LA ROMANEE LOUIS JADOT 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."
2009 BRUNELLO CERBAIONA 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.
2005 HILLSIDE SHIRAZ KAY BROTHERS 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.
2015 ANGE DOMAINE DE L'ECU 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."
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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