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UK DOMESTIC DELIVERY:

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.

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY:

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.

F+R STORAGE:

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.

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Average Score 93.0

The 2008 BATUTA is a typical Douro blend (Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and others) of grapes and old vine (70+ years) vineyards aged for 21 months in French oak. Most of Batuta comes from Niepoort’s Quinta do Carril’s north facing vineyards, plus some old vines (100 years) fruit sourced near Quinta de Napoles. Let’s say at the outset that this is never the most obvious wine. It usually has a Burgundian mid-palate and it goes for finesse and complexity. Sometimes I think its style melds best with the bigger vintages, as it tames them perfectly. This year seems to work just fine, though. In any event, don’t pour it and take a sip. Pour it, let it air out, sit with it for a couple of hours. It is easy to drink, but persistent and lingering, the finish becoming more interesting as time goes on, and you begin to realize that there is more here than meets the palate at first attack. It is a wine that you grow into. The ’08 version is a creature of its vintage, very bright, very crisp, with a juicy, succulent finish. There is a hit of power on the end and the wine develops very nicely. This is not quite as approachable and as easy as the ’07, but I liked it more and more as it aired out and showed its class and at the moment it is my upset pick. Maybe I’ll be proven wrong in time, but I don’t think many will be unhappy with the ‘08. When I started this tasting, I preferred this year’s Redoma. Three hours on, Batuta was equally if not more interesting, just lovely, sensually wrapping around the palate, in perfect balance. There were 15,163 bottles produced. Drink now-2028. Dec 2009, www.robertparker.com

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