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.
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..."
Dark ruby garnet. Intense tobacco, cedar, berry and blackberry. Full-bodied, silky, firm and fresh. Long. A beauty. One of the best bottles I have ever had.--Bordeaux retrospective..."
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..."
1987 Opus One
Extra facets and dimensions abound in this deeplycomplex and flavorful wine. Impressive for itsfocus and finesse, though there's an underlyingfirmness and authority in the core of ..."
1987 Vega Sicilia Unico
Pablo Alvarez believes 1987 was an atypical vintage for Vega Sicilia and that initially the Unico was “very tense, not generous and unusually harsh” but in bottle, he f..."
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 ..."
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 Cheval Blanc
I tasted this at a separate 67 Pall Mall event a few months ago, and it has delivered just as well this time around - impressive for a 30-year-old wine, as bottle variation is inev..."
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..."
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..."
1992 Cheval Blanc
The elegant and lovely nose of berries and herbs, with delightful hints of vanilla and coffee make the 1992 Cheval Blanc intriguing before you even get to taste it. The fresh aroma..."
1994 Cheval Blanc
Good medium color, less saturated than the '95. Pungent, vibrant aromas of sappy berries and resiny oak, with an intriguing floral nuance. At once thick and polished on the palate,..."
After several uninspiring efforts between 1978 and 1988, it is irrefutable that Christian Moueix and his flagship estate, Petrus, have rebounded with a vengeance, producing a bevy ..."