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2016 Clos Vieux Taillefer

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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.
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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).

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Chart showing (to ) market price for 12x75cl standard case:

Clos Vieux Taillefer 2010
-£253.67     (-56.5%) Latest price:  £195.33
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Average Score 88.8

The 2016 Clos Vieux Taillefer is a very pretty wine. Bright and pliant, it offers terrific balance in an attractive midweight style. Sweet red cherry, plum, rose petal and spice notes infuse the silky finish. The 2016 is gracious and delicate, but it also has lovely midpalate weight, depth and persistence. The blend is 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc. Julien Lavenu consults. Apr 2017, www.vinous.com
Tangy and lively with spice, berry and walnut aromas and flavors. Medium body and a chewy finish. Mar 2017, www.jamessuckling.com
Stéphane Derenoncourt. 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc. Sandy/iron soil near Nénin. Vibrant purple. Excellent freshness on the nose. Big, broad and fruity on the palate. Just a little simple in terms of fruit quality. Then pretty dry and tannic on the end.  Apr 2017, www.jancisrobinson.com, Drink: 2021-2030
The 2016 Clos Vieux Taillefer from Nicolas and Alexandra Robin (distant relatives of the former owners of Lafleur) has an intense, licorice-scented bouquet that perhaps just needs to develop more delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannin, quite firm in the mouth, but it would be enhanced by more persistence, a longer tail on the finish. It is a punchy and gutsy Pomerol that needs more finesse to come through once in bottle. Apr 17, www.robertparker.com, Drink: 2019-2029 Apr 2017, www.robertparker.com, Drink: 2019-2029
The tannins currently dominate this dense wine. It has a juicy element at the back that should be enough to give the wine balance as it develops. But the hard, dry tannins need to be tamed. Apr 2017, Roger Voss, www.wineenthusiast.com

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