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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.
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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).
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Average Score 89.0

The 2012 Auxey-Duresses Village has a lucid ruby color. The nose is vibrant with scents of wild strawberry and raspberry jam aromas joined by blueberry scents with time in the glass. The palate has plenty of energy exuded by the sorbet-fresh entry with fine acidity throughout. The tannins are fine and juicy with a lively mineral-rich, cassis-driven finish. This will provide wonderful early drinking. ||Domaine Comte Armand lies in the heart of Pomerol opposite the village square, where high above and unnoticed, the Virgin Mary perches high on the church, a protective matriarch to the vignerons below. The winery surrounds a modest almost innocuous courtyard, although the only sign of life when I entered was a longhaired feline holding court on the upper veranda. Since 1999, Benjamin Leroux has overseen the small portfolio of wines from this historical estate that traces its roots back to the illustrious Marey-Monge family in the 19th century. As I reported in a vertical of their crown jewel monopole Clos des Epeneaux (see Issue 208), he has instilled a greater sense of elegance and sophistication. Still, Benjamin could do nothing about the severe hailstorm that damaged vast swathes of Comte Armand’s vines. “Look at this,” he remarked in the bijou cellar accommodating three or four dozen barrels. “This is everything we produced in 2012 and 2013.” Yet in typical fashion, Benjamin remains sanguine, accepting of the situation, sagely commenting: “It is part of life. You have to accept it. You cannot have it your way all the time.” So like many others he had to ration his cuvees. For example, whereas he usually de-selects younger vines i.e. under 25-years of age from the final blend of Clos des Epeneaux, this year they were included and Benjamin suggested that they might be henceforth. And what he has produced is worth trying to find, hard as that will inevitably be. The important factor here was firstly, the high skin to juice ratio that was around 50/50 that yielded deeply colored, tannic wines, and secondly the absence of rot during the harvest. In fact, the clean sanitary condition that prevailed was in no small part down to the hail damage inflicted when the fruit was nascent and green. Instead of their skins tearing and spilling juice that attracted rot, the damaged berries simply fell to the ground. Perversely, it actually enhanced sanitary conditions by allowing air movement between the more loose clusters. All these wines were taken directly from one-year-old barrels in which all the wines are being aged, so there is no new oak in 2012. These were another set of pure, energetic, precise wines from Comte Armand that has thrived under Benjamin’s direction. Readers should also check out his own range of negociant wines also reviewed in this report., 2013

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