Sir Winston Churchill said that “a magnum is the perfect size for two gentlemen to share over lunch…especially if one of them isn’t drinking”.
“One of Bordeaux’s greatest virtues is its ability to transcend time. Since its earliest days, Bordeaux’s natural inclination towards longevity coupled with crowd-pleasing volume has enabled devotees to build cellars and plunder mature vintages with almost wanton abandon.” Neil Martin Vinous Media.
Domaine de Viaud has a reputation for only releasing their wines when ready to drink, this is our second shipment of these highly delicious wines in magnum. The wines are simply beautiful, a delight to drink and testament to the longevity of good Bordeaux.
2009 Domaine de Viaud – Lalande de Pomerol. Cuvee Speciale Artist Series – $214.95 per bottle – one Magnum per case.
2009 Vintage Report: “Vintage of the decade/century’? This growing season seemed to have it all. A long, fine, warm summer but, crucially, with refreshing nights to help retain acidity. Dramatically ripe, voluptuous wines, especially on the left bank.” Jancis Robinson Financial Times.
“The 2009 has a fragrant bouquet: blackberry and forest floor, a touch of black truffle, clean and pure perfumed fruit mixed with sage & sandalwood. The palate is medium-bodied with noticeable velvety tannin, good structure and with plenty of tobacco and creamy nuances on the finish. There’s plenty of substance here.
2005 Domaine de Viaud Lalande de Pomerol. Cuvee Speciale Artist Series – $214.95 per bottle – one Magnum per case.
2005 Vintage Report: “Textbook perfection during the growing season in all respects. Best kept for many a year.” Jancis Robinson Financial Times.
“Similar to the 2009 vintage, there’s definitely a house style at Viaud. A charming bouquet that sits nicely between secondary and tertiary aromas, blackberry, cassis, wet cedar, crushed petals, leather and tobacco, all nicely defined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple but still grippy tannins, black tea & spice on the finish.