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2016 Montsant Espectacle Spectacle Vins

2016 Montsant Espectacle Spectacle Vins

A project of Christopher & Charlotte Cannan, René & Isabelle Barbier and Fernando & Marta Zamora, from a single very steep vineyard of 2 hectares (5 acres) planted to 100 plus year old Garnacha vines in the clay-limestone soils of the commune of La Figuera on the northern edge of Montsant looking onto the famous Serra de Montsant itself as well as having spectacular views of the Ebro valley and even the distant Pyrenees 200 kilometres away (hence the name Espectacle). Lovely translucent medium-ruby in color with an alluring, subtly perfumed red-fruited quality à la Chambolle-Musigny or Domaine Charvin (Lindsay noted a savory quality and strawberry fruit leather, she said it reminded her of being back on the farm, not the barnyard, but the carrot field; Henry noted bilberry, dried violet and anise; our winebuyer noted rhubarb); supple on entry, almost Burgundian cool, sophisticated, smooth and silken in texture, but then generating a more southerly warmth with sapid, mostly red berry flavors both elegant and intense with fine pulverized stony jittery tannins stretching the whole thing out long, long on the fine and gently mouthwatering finish. All in all, we are wholly impressed. This is ultra-fine wine on the world stage.

$112.50 the bottle  $1,147.56 the case



2017 Rioja Crianza Cune<sup><small>®</small></sup>

2017 Rioja Crianza Cune®

CVNE, aka, Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España, was founded in 1879 in the town of Haro in Rioja by the Real de Asúa brothers, Eusebio and Raimundo and today is still controlled by direct descendants of the founding family. Their first wine was named after its initials, CVNE, later its verbal diminutive, Cune® (pronounced KOO-nay). Produce of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Garnacha tinta and Mazuelo (Carignane) fruit harvested from their own vineyards in Rioja Alta, the wine is fermented in stainless steel at controlled temperatures, then aged for one year in American oak barrels. Ruby/garnet in color fading to just tawny at the edges; aromas of dark, ripe berries and spice with a kiss of sweet oak and a sense of parched and arid vineyard floor; round and supple on the tongue, medium to medium full in body with just the gentlest underpinning of ripe round tannins to lend structure; and, with just a little air, this opens up nicely to reveal a far more complex wine than its price would ever suggest.

$11.99 the bottle  $122.28 the case



2016 Abadía Retuerta Sardón de Duero Selección Especial

2016 Abadía Retuerta Sardón de Duero Selección Especial

An inspired mingling of 75% Tempranillo, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Syrah, 3% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot from the Sardón de Duero in Castilla y León in northern Spain. The wine has a certain Iberian quality, to be sure, but with new-world influences, and a sense of a melding of wine and wood (French and American oak) yielding enticing aromas suggesting singed crème caramel, almost savory, saline, cedar, rhubard and red berries; full and rich, well-rounded, substantial, even plush on the tongue, with an engaging minerality and intensity of flavor. Selección especial de hecho.

$27.50 the bottle  $280.56 the case



Lustau East India Solera Sherry

Lustau East India Solera Sherry

In centuries gone by, casks of sherry were lashed to ships sailing for the Indies as ballast and were found to develop an extraordinary smoothness and complexity. Lustau has revived this style of sherry in the East India Solera wine, an inspired mingling of about 85% aged dry (20 years old) Oloroso with about 15% aged (10 years old) sweet Pedro Ximenez blended then aged an additional 5 years in the warmest part of the bodega, la sacristia. Raisined fruit, candied citrus peel, macerated cherries, caramel and roasted almonds are common descriptors that we might put forward, but somehow there is something left to be described — an ineffable — as if a benevolent form of alchemy were having its way with an already wonderful raw material. Richly textured and flavorful, just sweet, assuages the tongue whilst giving all its wonderful complexity of flavor.

$24.99 the bottle  $254.88 the case


All bottles are 750ml in size and all cases are of 12/750ml bottles unless otherwise indicated. All orders subject to confirmation. All wines subject to prior sale.


mas de vinos tintos de Espana

Pack Size Vintage Producer Key Producer Description Bottle
12 750 2018 Perez, Raul Raul Perez Bierzo Ultreia Saint-Jacques $19.99
12 750 2016 Breca, Bodegas Bodegas Breca Calatayud Garnacha $16.25
12 750 2018 Maestro, Alfredo Alfredo Maestro Castilla y León Tinto Castrillo de Duero $26.25
6 750 2016 Torres, Miguel Miguel Torres Conca de Barberà Grans Muralles $132.50
12 750 2018 Mustiguillo, Bodega Bodega Mustiguillo El Terrerazo Mestizaje Bobal $14.99
12 750 2016 Torres, Miguel Miguel Torres Gran Coronas Cabernet Sauvignon $17.50
12 750 2016 Espectacle Espectacle Montsant Garnatxa $112.50
6 750 2014 Smith, Celler D. Russell Celler D. Russell Smith Montsant Vino Tinto $14.99
6 750 2016 Torres, Familia Familia Torres Penedès Cabernet Sauvignon Mas La Plana Black Label $95.00
12 750 2018 Embruix de Vall Llach Embruix de Vall Llach Priorat $22.50
12 750 2017 Embruix de Vall Llach Embruix de Vall Llach Priorat $22.50
12 750 2020 Palacios, Alvaro Alvaro Palacios Priorat Camins del Priorat $26.25
6 750 2016 Priorat, Costers del Costers del Priorat Priorat Clos Alzina Vinyes Velles Samsó $72.50
6 750 2016 Priorat, Costers del Costers del Priorat Priorat Clos Cypres $72.50
12 750 2018 Buil & Giné Buil & Giné Priorat GinéGiné $22.50
6 750 2018 Figueras, Clos Clos Figueras Priorat Serras del Priorat $24.99
6 750 2011 Sastre, Viña Viña Sastre Ribera del Duero Pago de Santa Cruz Gran Reserva $100.00
12 750 2019 Sastre, Viña Viña Sastre Ribera del Duero Roble $21.25
6 750 2015 Vega Sicilia, Bodegas y Viñedos Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia Ribera del Duero Valbuena 5° $180.00
12 750 2019 Pérez, Pedro M. Rodríguez Pedro M. Rodríguez Pérez Ribeira Sacra Guímaro Mencía $22.50
12 750 2017 Ventura, D. D. Ventura Ribeira Sacra Viña Caneiro $27.50
6 750 2009 Hervías, Conde de Conde de Hervías Rioja $67.50
6 750 2008 Hervías, Conde de Conde de Hervías Rioja $70.00
12 375 2014 Cáceres, Marqués de Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Crianza $6.99
12 750 2016 Ramirez de la Piscina Ramirez de la Piscina Rioja Crianza $14.99
12 750 2017 Torres, Soto de Soto de Torres Rioja Crianza Altos Ibericos $11.99
12 750 2017 Compañia Vinícola del Norte de España Compañia Vinícola del Norte de España Rioja Crianza Cune® $11.99
12 750 2019 Madre, Rio Rio Madre Rioja Graciano $10.75
6 750 2018 Páganos, Viñedos de Viñedos de Páganos Rioja La Nieta $165.00
6 750 2016 Rothschild & Vega Sicilia, Bodega Benjamin de Bodega Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia Rioja Macán Clásico $57.50
6 750 2015 Rothschild & Vega Sicilia, Bodega Benjamin de Bodega Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia Rioja Macán Clásico $57.50
12 750 2020 Luberri Luberri Rioja Orlegi de Luberri $12.99
12 750 2016 Murrieta, Marqués de Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Reserva Finca Ygay $24.99
12 750 2016 Rioja Alta, La La Rioja Alta Rioja Reserva Viña Alberdi $18.75
12 750 2018 Eguren, Dominio de Dominio de Eguren Vino de la Tierra de Castilla (Tinto) Protocolo $6.99
12 750 2017 Eguren, Dominio de Dominio de Eguren Vino de la Tierra de Castilla (Tinto) Protocolo $6.99
12 750 2018 Peninsula Vinicultores Peninsula Vinicultores Vino de Montaña Viñedos Viejos Garnacha Rufete Piñuela $18.75

All orders subject to confirmation. All wines subject to prior sale.


mas de vinos blancos de España

Pack Size Vintage Producer Key Producer Description Bottle
12 750 2020 Ameztoi Ameztoi Getariako Txakolina Blanco Amesguren $21.25
12 750 2020 Ameztoi Ameztoi Getariako Txakolina Rosé Rubentis $21.25
12 750 2019 Fillaboa Fillaboa Rias Baixas Albariño $17.50
12 750 2018 Mendez, Gerardo Gerardo Mendez Rias Baixas Albariño do Ferreiro $27.50
12 750 2018 Señorans, Pazo Pazo Señorans Rias Baixas Albariño $18.75
6 750 2019 Torres, Vino de La Familia Vino de La Familia Torres Rias Baixas Albariño Pazo das Bruxas $18.75
12 750 2019 López, Alonso Alonso López Rioja (Blanco) $7.99
6 750 2013 Ostatu, Bodegas Bodegas Ostatu Rioja (Blanco) Alavesa Gran Reserva $47.50
12 750 2019 Compañia Vinícola del Norte de España Compañia Vinícola del Norte de España Rioja (Blanco) Monopole® $11.99
12 750 2019 Garciarévalo, Bodegas Bodegas Garciarévalo Rueda Verdejo Lías Finca Tresolmos $17.50
6 750 2020 Avancia, Bodegas Bodegas Avancia Valdeorras Nobleza Godello Old Vines $67.50
12 750 2019 Avancia, Bodegas Bodegas Avancia Valdeorras Mencía Old Vines $32.50
12 750 2019 Eguren, Dominio de Dominio de Eguren Vino de La Tierra de Castilla (Blanco) Protocolo $6.99

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More Sherry

Pack Size Vintage Producer Key Producer Description Bottle
12 375   Alvear, Bodegas Alvear Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Amontillado Carlos VII $24.99
6 750   Sandeman Sandeman Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Amontillado Medium Dry Character $14.99
6 375   Gonzalez Byass Gonzalez Byass Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Amontillado del Duque $37.50
6 750   Osborne Osborne Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Cream $8.75
12 375   Florido, Bodegas Cesar Bodegas Cesar Florido Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Cream Cruz del Mar $13.75
12 750   Lustau Lustau Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Cream Deluxe Capataz Andres $14.99
12 750   Lustau Lustau Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Cream East India Solera $24.99
6 750   Sandeman Sandeman Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Don Fino $14.99
12 750   Gonzalez Byass Gonzalez Byass Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Extra Dry Palomino Fino Tio Pepe $19.99
12 750   Lustau Lustau Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Solera Familiar Amontillado Los Arcos Seco Dry $14.99
12 375   Maestro Sierra, El El Maestro Sierra Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Fino $17.50
6 750   Osborne Osborne Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Fino $8.99
12 375   Gonzalez Byass Gonzalez Byass Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Fino En Rama Tio Pepe $18.75
12 375   Valdespino Valdespino Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Fino Inocente $13.75
12 375   Grant, Bodegas Bodegas Grant Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Fino La Garrocha $14.99
12 500   Yuste, Bodegas Bodegas Yuste Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Manzanilla Aurora $18.75
12 375   Florido, Bodegas Cesar Bodegas Cesar Florido Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Moscatel Dorado $13.75
6 750   Gonzalez Byass Gonzalez Byass Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Oloroso Seco Alfonso $27.50
6 375   Maestro Sierra, Bodegas El Bodegas El Maestro Sierra Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Palo Cortado $100.00
6 375   Gonzalez Byass Gonzalez Byass Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Palo Cortado Apostoles $37.50
6 375   Maestro Sierra, Bodegas El Bodegas El Maestro Sierra Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Pedro Ximenez Viejo $100.00
12 375   Maestro Sierra, El El Maestro Sierra Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Oloroso $21.25
6 375   Maestro Sierra, Bodegas El Bodegas El Maestro Sierra Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Oloroso 1/14 $105.00
6 750   Sandeman Sandeman Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Rich Cream Oloroso Armada $14.99
12 750   Lustau Lustau Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Solera Familiar Oloroso Don Nuño Seco Dry $22.50
12 750   Lustau Lustau Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Solera Familiar Amontillado La Plaza Vieja $15.75
12 750   Lustau Lustau Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Solera Familiar Light Fino Jarana $14.99
12 750   Lustau Lustau Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Solera Familiar Light Manzanilla Papirusa $14.99
6 750   Lustau Lustau Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Solera Familiar Moscatel Emilin Dulce $24.99
12 750   Lustau Lustau Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Solera Familiar Palo Cortado Península $22.50
12 750   Lustau Lustau Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Solera Familiar Pedro Ximenez San Emilio $24.99
6 750   Lustau Lustau Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Solera Familiar Rare Amontillado Escuadrilla $24.99
12 750   Lustau Lustau Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Solera Familiar Rare Cream Superior $22.50

All orders subject to confirmation. All wines subject to prior sale.

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