Small Run Limited Production Wines
Small Run Limited Production of Wines
Quality over quantity brought close to the logical extreme. A low-yield approach is already widely considered as the most reliable way to produce high-quality fine wines, so their dedication to viticultural excellence typically proves healthy for their harvests and the structural and aromatic complexity of their blends.
However, the limited production results in a less accessible wine than usual. While some would see that as a tragedy, enthusiastic “wine hunters” see it as a thrilling challenge, an obstacle to overcome as they try to assemble the greatest collection possible. If you like to network with other wine aficionados, you can use these samplings to discern how the wine market will shape up over the coming years, and plan for really good strategic investments.
Here at Sokolin, we do our best to bring the most excellent wines to the forefront and help our customers taste true brilliance. There’s a reason fine wine is often romanticized and spoken about in great tales, and purchasing a few of the finest limited production wines is the easiest way to see (and more importantly, taste) that reason.
1966 Vega Sicilia Unico
The most Burgundian (that's great Burgundy, by the way) wine of the tasting, the 1966 Unico Reserva exhibits a huge, fragrant, penetrating bouquet of sweet, jammy, black-cherry fru..."
Winemaker and Pomerol deity Jean-Claude Berrouet has often told me how he considers the 1975 Pétrus as his first success, the preceding vintages more trial and error. (Those..."
One of the most rustic and powerful Petrus of the last 25 years, this wine still has a murky garnet/plum/purple color, a gorgeous nose of overripe black cherries, mocha, caramel, c..."
A rather hard wine, with a firm backbone of silky tannins and sweet black olive, vanilla and berry aromas and flavors.--Pétrus vertical. Best from 1992 through 1995. Wine Sp..."
A bit tough, but there's very ripe and velvety fruit underneath the armor. Offers classic aromas of black olives, berries and smoke; full-bidied, with tough tannins and a long fini..."
1982 Cheval Blanc
(Château Cheval Blanc) This wine has now been very shut down for the last four or five years, and though there is so much raw material here that the wine is still a joy to dr..."
Rather tough for Pétrus, with rich, meaty olive aromas. Full-bodied, with a tight but deep structure and ample tannins. Needs time.--Pétrus vertical. Best from 1995 t..."
A truly amazing example from this fine estate. This wine has everything: tons of vanilla, chocolate, tobacco and violet aromas and flavors, with an iron backbone. This will age for..."
1985 Vega Sicilia Unico
(Vega Sicilia “Único”) I remember well selling (and drinking) the 1986 Único when it was first released back in the 1990s, but I had somehow missed the 19..."
1986 Cheval Blanc
(Château Cheval Blanc) The 1986 Cheval Blanc is a beautiful wine and one of the sleeper vintages for this fine estate in the decade of the 1980s. The really refined and lovel..."
1986 Vega Sicilia Unico
(Vega Sicilia, Unico, Ribera del Duero, Mainland Spain, Spain, Red) Seductive nose with intense flavours of violet, plum, date and sweet oak. This is a gorgeous, complex Unico with..."
1988 Cheval Blanc
Berry, cherry and chocolate on the nose, with hints of spices. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a spicy, cedary, dark chocolate aftertaste. Very silky and caressing. Grabs your ..."
1988 Opus One
A layered, impeccably graceful wine, the 1988 Opus One is all about textural harmony and balance. Sweet, silky tannins wrap around the expressive fruit in a wine that stands out fo..."
Subtle yet rich aromas of grilled meat, black olive and dark red fruits. Full-bodied, very soft and silky, with ultrarefined tannins. The finish lasts for minutes. The quality of t..."
1989 La Fleur Petrus
Lovely sous-bois, well-worn leather, steeped tea and mulled red currant fruit aromas and flavors glide together here, with velvety tannins lining the finish, allowing the fruit to ..."
Really decadent and powerful, delivering dried fruit and grilled meat. Very Porty, featuring red licorice and prune on the nose. Velvety and rich, with a full palate and amazing fr..."
1989 Le Pin
(Château Le Pin) Perhaps the greatest vintage ever of Le Pin, the 1989 has moved from its ostentatious and exotic youth into a more stately, but no less complex and compellin..."
This wine is more tightly knit, more tannic, but every bit the blockbuster concentrated effort that its younger sibling, the 1990, is. It seems to need more coaxing from the glass,..."
This is a legend and lives up to it. Dense and opulent with layers of ripe, powerful, pure and rich fruit across the board. I have been lucky enough to drink this a number of times..."
1990 Vega Sicilia Unico
Vega-Sicilia’s 1990 Unico (magnum) is off the charts. Powerful yet also sensual, the 1990 impresses for its depth and allure. A host of dark red cherry, plum and smoke nuance..."
1991 DRC Romanee Conti
(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée-Conti Grand Cru Red) I have always loved the '91 vintage in the Côte de Nuits and the DRC '91s are nothing short of brillia..."