PRE DEPARTURE OFFER Maison Blanche louis Rapin Montagne Saint Emilion 1999
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PRE-DEPARTURE OFFER AND THE WINE ARRIVES IN AUSTRALIA IN JANUARY 2020 WHEN THE PRICE WILL RISE 20% ABOVE WHAT YOU CAN GET IT FOR HERE.
Louis Rapin 1999. Saving the best for last! The last year of the 20th century was another classic for the cellar because - like 2001 - it made wines that were tight and serious from the outset. Not showy and flamboyant but tightly wound and densely savoury, almost hard and slightly aggressive for the first ten years but deliberately so because these are the ingredients that set a wine up for the next 20 years of development. Plangent, meaty fruit, and deep earthy, mushroom notes, forest floor, and a palate that has shed all but the most imperceptibly fine level of tannin structure, and yet the element that completes the ultimate wine-drinking experience. Drink now to 2028. Post-arrival price will be $156. Today's pre-departure price is $130*.