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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.

UK CALL:
+44(0)2070897400

 

HK CALL:
+852 2832 9986

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Average Score 89.0

There are 3.5 million bottles of the 2009 Cotes du Rhone red, which represents an amazing value. A blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre, it comes primarily from the Plan de Dieu (Plain of God), which is situated northeast of Chateauneuf du Pape. This tank-aged, deep ruby/purple-colored, concentrated, fleshy, medium to full-bodied, supple offering reveals plenty of pepper, kirsch and black currant fruit intermixed with a notion of flowers. It is meant to be consumed during its first 2-3 years of life although I have tasted 10-year-old bottles that are still holding together. ||The next issue will cover Guigal’s brilliant northern Rhone wines, but the seriousness and impeccable attention to detail is noticeable with these southern Rhone selections for which he buys finished wines and blends them together. As I have written many times, the Guigals should offer a class in the brilliance of a wine’s elevage (meaning its upbringing in the cellars). I have visited this firm for over three decades, and it is always remarkable how the quality of the wines improves consistently in the different vessels in which it is aged right through and after bottling. The Guigals have long recognized that most people will never have a chance to taste the monumental, world-class Cote Roties, Hermitages and Condrieus they produce, but most consumers should be able to find their humble, inexpensive Cotes du Rhones. They have always made a delicious red Cotes du Rhone, but the quality of their white Cotes du Rhones has soared over recent vintages. Sooner or later (and I would bet it will be sooner) the Guigals will purchase a large estate in Chateauneuf du Pape. Both Philippe and Marcel agree there are three truly magnificent appellations in the entire Rhone Valley – Cote Rotie, Hermitage and Chateauneuf du Pape. The latter is the only one where they do not own their own vineyards and they are aggressively seeking an estate to purchase. Normally a blend of 85% Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah, Mourvedre and miscellaneous grapes, their Chateauneuf du Pape is aged completely in foudre for a number of years before being bottled. The two recent vintages look to be sensational and should come close to matching their finest Chateauneuf du Pape in over three decades, the 2007. Wine Advocate.October, 2011

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