1995 Vintage Report

Italian: 1995 is generally good vintage for Italian wines that was overshadowed by the exceptinal vintages that followed. The vintage produced consistent wines. The best examples from Tuscany and Piedmont are now at there peak of their maturity.
 
Bordeaux: The 1995 vintage produced consistent wines that will reach full maturity between now and 2012. Superb weather and July and August augured well for the crop, however rain in September slightly impaired the quality. Unlike 1994, the rain only lasted for just over a week and those producers that delayed harvesting were rewarded with a harvest of mature grapes. The wines produced from these vineyards are dense tannic affairs that should mature well.


 
Spain: Rioja; The 1995 wine vintage was an 'Excelente' vintage with what was (then - superseded in 1996 and again in 1997 and 1998) the biggest harvest of all time and the second 5-star year vintage in a row.

 
Vintage Port: 1995 Vintage port. If it hadn't directly followed the quite exceptional 1994 Vintage, 1995 could well have been a fully declared Vintage. It did however produce exceptionally good single quinta's with concentrated, fruity and well-structured ports. The 1995 port vintage also offers plenty of good examples of barrel aged port from established producers such as Kopke, Messias, Barros and Krohn that would offer exceptional drinking today.

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1995 Chateau Lascombes, 1995

Margaux 2nd Growth Classification (Comes in a leather effect box with silk liner as illustrated)

The 1995 Lascombes exhibits plenty of elegant, sweet, jammy fruit in the nose, with notes of toast and flowers. The medium dark ruby color is less saturated than in most wines of this vintage. This soft, low acid, medium-bodied, moderately concentrated wine offers a lovely drinking experience.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 13 in Stock

Agramont, 1995

Bodegas Principe De Viana

The attractive bright purple tinged colour leads you to a nose laden with ripe cherry and a subtle hint of spice. The palate has a wonderful roundness and smooth texture which reveals delicious berry fruit and spice flavours.
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Price: £29.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Barbaresco, 1995

Serio Batista Borgogno

Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Italy's north-western Piedmont region. This aristocratic red has its vineyards situated in the Langhe, on the right-hand side of the Tanaro river and extending from the area north-east of Alba to the communes of Barbaresco, Nieve and Treiso. The dominant variety grown is Nebbiolo, but Dolcetto and Barbera also play a part. The vines are generally grown on limestone-rich marl soils. similar to the Tortonium soils of the Barolo and La Morra areas in Barolo. Similar to its more famous sibling Barolo, Barbaresco is made from 100% Nebbiolo and shares its cult status as one of the finest wines in the world.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Barolo, 1995

Terre del Barolo - Riserva Castello

Barolo is known as the 'king of wines' and is made from the Nebbiolo grape. Heady aromas of rose, leather, vanilla, cherry, pepper, cranberry, strawberry. Fruits are perfectly knitted with the tannins and acidity. It's a powerful wine but remarkably subtle. Don't underestimate it and certainly serve it with food to show at it's best. Nebbiolo has naturally high tannins and acidity, so it will take on full-flavoured, rich foods no problem at all.

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Price: £69.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Batailley, 1995

Pauillac 5eme Cru Classe

The 1995 Chateau Batailley has turned out well, displaying a dark ruby/purple color, and aromas of minerals, black currants, and smoky new oak. In the mouth, it is a medium-weight, backward, well-delineated Pauillac with plenty of tannin, and a true vin de garde style.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 8 in Stock

Chateau Calon Segur, 1995

3ème Cru Classé Saint Estèphe

*** 95 Points - Wine Spectator ***

Reviews:
Wine Spectator - "Incredible nose of crushed berries, flowers, spices and nuts. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Powerful and solid. Builds on the palate. Give it time." - Wine Spectator
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Price: £114.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Chateau de Malle, 1995

Sauternes Second Cru Classé (Half Bottle 37.5cl)

Delicious sweet white wine. Medium bodied and strongly botrytised with notes of apricot, rich toffee and marmalade but marvellously freshened by lively acidity.
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Price: £23.95
Stock: 5 in Stock

Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, 1995

St Julien 2nd Growth Classification

*** 94 Points Robert Parker ***

This wine is of first-growth quality, not only from an intellectual perspective, but in its hedonistic characteristics. More open-knit and accessible than the extraordinary 1996, Ducru's 1995 exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color, followed by a knock-out nose of blueberry and black raspberry/cassis fruit intertwined with minerals, flowers, and subtle toasty new oak. Like its younger sibling, the wine possesses a sweet, rich mid-palate (from extract and ripeness, not sugar), layers of flavor, good delineation and grip, but generally unobtrusive tannin and acidity.
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Price: £149.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Chateau Giscours, 1995

Margaux, 3rd Growth Classification

The 1995 Chateau Giscours is an easygoing claret with plenty of crowd appeal, this dark ruby-colored 1995 exhibits roasted herb, meaty, black currant, and cherry fruit scents. Underbrush and herbaceous characteristics are intertwined with ripe fruit on the palate of this medium-bodied, spicy, pleasant, soft wine with some tannin in the finish.
*Robert M. Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate 1998*
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Price: £79.95
Stock: 9 in Stock

Chateau Kirwan, 1995

Margaux, 3rd Growth Classification

Margaux is the name of both a single great Château and the surrounding area, a sub-region of the Médoc renowned for producing the finest, most elegant wines of Bordeaux. In truth, many neighbouring Châteaux have under-performed. The vineyards of Chateau Kirwan lie on the Cantenac plateau, neighbouring Prieuré-Lichine and Desmirail. The soils here are sandy with gravel topsoil.
Grape Variety: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and, unusually, a high proportion (10%) of Petit Verdot; 18 months in oak (one third new)
Producer: A lesser-known and (hence) relatively good value Margaux estate,
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Price: £64.99
Stock: 5 in Stock

Chateau Lafon Rochet, 1995

Saint-Estephe -MAGNUM 150cl (Comes in original case)

***92 Points, Robert M. Parker, Jr.***

The superb 1995 may be the finest wine Lafon-Rochet has ever made. It boasts an opaque black/purple, inky colour. This large-scaled, powerful, full-bodied wine will not win too many friends early in its life, but readers with youth and patience would be well-advised to lay away a case or two of this impressively extracted wine. The sweet tannin may become more integrated in less than 10 years. A very impressive, albeit brawny wine.
**Robert M. Parker, Jr.- Jan. 1998-Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition, The Wine Advocate**
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Pavie, 1995

St Emilion, Premier Grand Cru Classe

Medium plum/ruby in colour, with a distinctive peppery, leafy, spicy nose with vague hints of red cherry and currant fruit, this is a rigid, austere wine with an angular personality and severe tannin. There is some ripe fruit on the attack, but that is quickly dominated by the wine's structural components.
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Price: £169.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Poujeaux, 1995

Moulis en Medoc (MAGNUM bottle 150cl)

A very good wine from a great year with grip, tannin, medium to full body, and excellent ripeness, this unevolved, backward yet promising Poujeaux needs cellaring. There is some mineral-tinged, sweet black currant fruit in both the aromatics and flavors.
**Wine Advocate #115-Feb 1998**
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Price: £94.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chianti, 1995

Castello di Fonterutoli - Mazzei

Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
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Price: £49.00
Stock: 20 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1995

Ruffino - Riserva Ducale

Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines.
The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area. This fame is due not just to the high quality of the wines, but also to the classico zone's iconic Tuscan landscape and wine making traditions. This Chianti is characterised by its red and black cherry character, intermingled with notes of wild herbs, mint and spice, supported by a racy acidity and mellow tannins.
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Price: £69.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1995

Villa Cafaggio - Riserva

1995 Villa Cafaggio - Riserva is characterised by the wines rich ruby red colour that turns to garnet with time. Aromas of red and black cherry entwined, with notes of wild herbs, mint and a hint of earthy spice. It is supported by a racy acidity, mellow tannins and a long persistent finish.
Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area. This fame is due not just to the high quality of the wines, but also to the classico zone's iconic Tuscan landscape and wine making traditions.
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Price: £59.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1995

Castello di Fonterutoli - Mazzei

1995 Castello di Fonterutoli - Mazzei is characterised by the wines rich ruby red colour that turns to garnet with time. Aromas of red and black cherry entwined, with notes of wild herbs, mint and a hint of earthy spice. It is supported by a racy acidity, mellow tannins and a long persistent finish.
Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area.
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Price: £49.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1995

Tenuta Marchesi Antinori - Riserva

1995 Tenuta Marchesi Antinori - Riserva is characterised by the wines rich ruby red colour that turns to garnet with time. Aromas of red and black cherry entwined, with notes of wild herbs, mint and a hint of earthy spice. It is supported by a racy acidity, mellow tannins and a long persistent finish.
Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area.
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Price: £49.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1995

Berardenga - Fattoria Felsina

1995 Berardenga - Fattoria Felsina is characterised by the wines rich ruby red colour that turns to garnet with time. Aromas of red and black cherry entwined, with notes of wild herbs, mint and a hint of earthy spice. It is supported by a racy acidity, mellow tannins and a long persistent finish.
Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area.
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Price: £59.00
Stock: 7 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1995

Villa Cafaggio - Solatio Basilica

1995 Villa Cafaggio - Solatio Basilica is characterised by the wines rich ruby red colour that turns to garnet with time. Aromas of red and black cherry entwined, with notes of wild herbs, mint and a hint of earthy spice. It is supported by a racy acidity, mellow tannins and a long persistent finish.
Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area.
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Price: £59.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1995

Poggio Rosso - San Felice

1995 Poggio Rosso - San Felice is characterised by the wines rich ruby red colour that turns to garnet with time. Aromas of red and black cherry entwined, with notes of wild herbs, mint and a hint of earthy spice. It is supported by a racy acidity, mellow tannins and a long persistent finish.
Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area.
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Price: £49.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1995

Castello di Monsanto - Il Poggio - Riserva

1995 Castello di Monsanto - Il Poggio - Riserva is characterised by the wines rich ruby red colour that turns to garnet with time. Aromas of red and black cherry entwined, with notes of wild herbs, mint and a hint of earthy spice. It is supported by a racy acidity, mellow tannins and a long persistent finish.
Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area.
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Price: £59.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1995

Castello di Monsanto - Il Poggio - Riserva (Damaged Label)

1995 Castello di Monsanto - Il Poggio - Riserva
is characterised by the wines rich ruby red colour that turns to garnet with time. Aromas of red and black cherry entwined, with notes of wild herbs, mint and a hint of earthy spice. It is supported by a racy acidity, mellow tannins and a long persistent finish.
Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area.
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Price: £49.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1995

San Giusto Rentennano - Riserva

1995 San Giusto Rentennano - Riserva is characterised by the wines rich ruby red colour that turns to garnet with time. Aromas of red and black cherry entwined, with notes of wild herbs, mint and a hint of earthy spice. It is supported by a racy acidity, mellow tannins and a long persistent finish.
Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area.
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Price: £59.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Chianti Rufina, 1995

Montesodi - Frescobaldi

The 1995 Montesodi - Frescobaldi Typically displays a bright brick colour with medium body and silky Chianti tannins. A smooth, well rounded wine offering sour cherry and raspberry notes with a medium finish. These wines can be forward and fruity while still exhibiting Chianti's characteristic rustic charm.
Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. This Chianti is a Sangiovese-based wine from the less prestigious vineyards of the area.

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Price: £49.00
Stock: 7 in Stock