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1999 Vintage Report

Italian: The Barolos and Barbarescos are very good and are reminiscent of the 95s in style and structure. 1999 was the third top vintage in a row in Tuscany. Despite the wet weather in most of Italy, the region remained hot and dry for most of the growing season, although there was intermittent rain during the harvest. Those who picked before the September rains have produced deeply coloured wines that are brimming with rich, ripe fruits.
 
Bordeaux: 1999 wine : A very good vintage that produced low acidity, ripe wines which have matured quickly and are drinkable now. However, they should last a good 15-20 years. The weather during the growing and harvest season was excessively wet and hot and in earlier times could have been disastrous. However, those Chateau that adopted modern selection and processing techniques produced wines of good quality. Those that did not fared less well. This is reflected in the wide variation in quality across the region. Prices are fair and reflect good value.
 
Vintage Port: 1999 port: Not a general declaration of vintage. Some vineyards produced small quantities of outstanding single quinta wines.

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1999 Chateau Ferriere

Margaux 3rd Growth Classification (Includes a Dark Mocha Leather Effect Gift Box with Silk Liner)


Colour is evolved but still dense. Nose is very nicely complex and expressive. Very feminine, floral and elegant, then cedar and spices. Light body, but the nose is so seductive ! The wine is very nice with food.
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Price: £49.95
Stock: 10 in Stock

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1999 Chateauneuf Du Pape

Bosquet de Papes (Price Includes a Dark Mocha Leather Effect Gift Box with Silk Liner)

This is a very nice CdP taht is fully mature. It is drinking beautifully still with very nice fruit coming across the palate. It has typical notes of garrigue, rosemary, cranberry, a little mint and Provençal herbs. This wine is in a good place and ready to drink now, it will not benefit from further cellaring.
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Price: £44.95
Stock: 4 in Stock

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1999 Nebbiolo D'alba

D'Alba, Patrizia (Includes a Dark Mocha Leather Effect Gift Box with Silk Liner)


The 1999 Nebbiolo D'alba has a lovely earthy bouquet. The nose has cherries, dark cherries, tar and slight dried rose notes. Complex and layered. Nice acidity. Medium tannins still present. Cherries on the palate too. Nice finish. Great food wine.

Nebbiolo is a fickle grape famed as much for its pale appearance as for its tannic character and produces some of the most perfumed and richly flavored wines. Though generally only medium-bodied, the wines possess rose and anise scented aromatics and deep flavors of cherry, orange peel and subtle green herb tones.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 15 in Stock

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Chateau Belair, 1999

St Emilion Grand Cru Classe

This medium dark ruby-colored wine exhibits sweet, redcurrant and cherry fruit, low acid, light body, some of Belair's telltale earthiness, a spicy, tannic personality, and a compact finish.
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Price: £42.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Chateau Bourgneuf, 1999

Pomerol

This is a small boutique vineyard that only produces 5000 bottles per year. '... a sleeper of a vintage, Bourgneuf's 1999 may be the finest wine I have tasted from this estate. The colour is an opaque purple, and the wine offers a closed but promising nose of black cherries, raspberries and coffee-tinged fruit.... this medium to full bodied, powerful mouth watering Pomerol is big bold and boisterous.'
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Price: £38.65
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Chateau d'Armailhac, 1999

Pauillac, 5th Growth classification

Varietal mix
Merlot 42%
Cabernet Sauvignon 35%
Cabernet Franc 23%

Tasting notes

The wine has a fine, rather vivid red colour with a ruby tint and a very open, complex nose on which fresh fruit (cherry, blackcurrant, redcurrant) and floral aromas (violet, lilac) mingle with denser notes of vanilla, tobacco leaf and cedarwood. The body builds rapidly from a substantial attack on round, harmonious tannins which unfold over elegant, well-integrated oak, developing a pleasant suggestion of liquorice, menthol and spice on the palate. The long, elegant finish displays highly refined tannins and lingering red fruit flavours.
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Price: £46.95
Stock: 7 in Stock

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Chateau de Fieuzal, 1999

Pessac-Leogan Cru Classe

Form the excellent 1999 Vintage, this de Fieuzal has olive, cedar, earth, charcoal, and smoky characteristics are present in this light to medium-bodied, attractive, soft, well-made 1999. It is captivating.
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Price: £33.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Chateau d'Issan, 1999

Cantenac (Margaux) 3rd Growth Classification

This d'Issan, from the excellent 1999 vintage scores an impressive 89 Points (Parker)

Reviews: "This 1999 is a gorgeously elegant style of wine, with notes of violets, black currants, and sweet oak. This delicate yet authoritatively-flavored wine is, as I said last year, the quintessential example of the finesse and nuance expected of a classified-growth Margaux. It is pure, graceful, with delicacy rather than weight, and lovely balance." Parker, Wine Advocate 2002
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Price: £49.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Chateau Leoville Lascases, 1999

St Julien, 2nd Growth Classification

*** 91 Points Robert Parker ***

Reviews
"The 1999 Leoville Las Cases possesses a dense purple color as well as classic aromas of vanilla, black cherries, and currants mixed with subtle toasty oak. The wine is medium-bodied with sweet tannin, yet it remains young, backward, and unevolved (unusual for a 1999). Its extraordinary purity and overall harmony give it a character all its own. This excellent Las Cases will be at its finest between 2006-2022." Robert Parker Wine Advocate
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateauneuf du Pape, 1999

Cuvee du Vatican - Diffonty Felicia et Fils

A very pleasant surprise! Ruby red with a fragrant earthiness that's almost ethereal. Medium-to-full bodied on the palate with flavors of cassis, blackberry, and a hint of spice.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Chianti, 1999

Giorgio Primo - Fattoria "La Massa"

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. 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: 6 in Stock

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Chianti, 1999

Fattoria "La Massa"

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. 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: 1 in Stock

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Chianti, 1999

Castello di Fonterutoli - Mazzei

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. 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
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Chianti, 1999

Caulio - Pietraserena

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. 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: 18 in Stock

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Chianti, 1999

Berardenga - Fattoria Felsina - Riserva

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. 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.
Robert Parker 90/100
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Price: £59.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Chianti, 1999

Berardenga - Fattoria Felsina

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. 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: £59.00
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Chianti, 1999

Rocca di Montegrossi

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. 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
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Chianti Classico, 1999

Fattoria "La Massa", Giorgio Primo

Double decanted back into the bottle. Lovely deep colour still. Nose of black cherry, dried herbs. The palate is medium bodied and well balanced. There's an earthy note, some gentle richness, nice mix of fruits wrapped in well integrated oak ad a good length.
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Price: £59.95
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Chianti Classico, 1999

Castelgreve

A solid, enjoyable Chianti. It shows a really nice nose of sweet dried cherries and wild berries flecked with powdered herbs, dried spices and a little touch of dried earth. A very Italian bouquet. The palate is in great shape, drinking beautifully with nice flavours of prunes and plums and dried cherries laced with slightly chewy tannins and bright, tomato-ish Sangiovese acidity. The finish has a nice dusting of Italian herbs and a dried prune character that spoke of the hot 1997 vintage
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Claret Yvecourt, 1999

Yvon Mau , Bordeaux

This Bordeaux Claret pours a dark purple and maroon color with moderate legs. On the nose is the unmistakable scent of peppercorns, cassis jam and leather. There is some greeness in the wine, as expected from the lackluster vintage. On the palate there are notes of tobacco, leather and mint.
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Price: £29.95
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D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1999

Sercial Madeira

Madeira is an extremely rare wine to find being a unique wine produced in the Madeira island. Madeira Island has volcanic soil and sub-tropical climate with unique grape varieties usually uses four different grape varieties: Boal (medium sweet) - Malmsey (sweet) - Sercial (Dry) - Verdelho (medium Dry). This delicious liquorous wine is famously used to cook but it is also an amazing aperitif with incredibly rich nose & mouth flavours and pleasurable after taste
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Hermitage La Chapelle, 1999

P Jaboulet Ainee

The estate's flagship wine, Hermitage La Chapelle, merits its world-renowned reputation. The 1999 Hermitage La Chapelle is now fully mature and exhibits a good dense purple colour as well as a dense, sweet bouquet of minerals, cassis, liquorice, and spice box. Full-bodied and concentrated.
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Price: £79.95
Stock: 11 in Stock

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Langhe Rosso, 1999

Mon Prà - Conterno Fantino

Its deep colour is a reminder of the limited yields of the estate, while the richness of the well defined and elegant aromas tell of a perfect microclimate. All the density and extreme warmth on the palate have been perfectly assimilated by the oak and the finish is almost glossy and endless.
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Price: £49.00
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Sangiovese, 1999

Lanciere di Montebello

Good-quality Sangiovese is prized for its high acid, firm tannins and balanced nature. Savory flavors of dark cherries and black stonefruit are characteristic, and may be backed by secondary notes of tomato leaf and dried herbs. The use of oak has become more popular and this coaxes richer flavors from the grapes, tending toward plum and wild raspberry.
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Price: £39.95
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Sarget de Gruaud Larose, 1999

St Julien - 2nd wine of Ch. Gruaud Larose

This second of Gruaud Larose wine bears many of the characteristics of its sibling. The Sarget is a dense, thick, unctuously textured, inky/plum/garnet/purple colour which offers up scents of beef blood, steak tartare, cassis, herbs, tobacco, and underbrush. Still wonderfully concentrated, it is a huge, full-bodied, weighty, rich wine whose tannins are getting silkier.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

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