Working alongside our clients. Understanding their vision. Seeking out the most remarkable wines & spirits. Building truly unique collections … this is what our highly experienced team of wine lovers thrives on.
Whether it’s sourcing a special wine for a client or adding to our own carefully-chosen stock list, provenance and integrity are fundamental to everything we do. Each and every purchase we make is subject to meticulous, rigorous checks to ensure that only the best bottles make it to our clients’ cellars.
This philosophy is the driving force that makes Chelsea Vintners a wine merchant like no other.
Collections evolve. Palates & circumstances change. Markets move. We understand this and work smartly and proactively to maximise the value of our clients’ precious private collections should you decide it’s time to sell.
Whether it be a rare loose bottle, a full case or an entire collection, we will consider all purchases and ensure our offers are fair and competitive. As always, customer care is our main priority and we guarantee a prompt, stress-free service from beginning to end.
Our storage partner’s state-of-the-art facility is one of the most secure fine wine storage locations in the world. Located at an ex-Ministry of Defence site situated within easy reach of London, the facility occupies a network of subterranean former munitions silos which provide perfect temperature stability and security for safe long term fine wine storage.
Our partner’s own drivers provide an efficient way to deliver your wines safely and in perfect condition, whenever you want them.
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A stunner of a grower Champagne from our friends at @sip_champagnes 🥂
One of the absolute gems of the village of Chouilly, Legras & Haas was established in 1991 by three brothers, Remi, Olivier and Jerome Legras, who work with 18 hectares in Chouilly alone and have holdings in Vitry, Les Riceys and Ay. Their range widely acknowledged to be consistently outstanding, with the wines ageing easily and gracefully into their 3rd decade, but they are also pushing the boundaries with some fantastic single vineyard wines.
The ‘PI’ in magnum is acomplex blend of eleven vintages going back to 1995. Really bright nose with loads of crisp green apple, with a hint of salt. The texture is fascinating. It's chewy and rich and you never lose sense of it. It has incredible length, but you sense this magnum is in need of time. After a few hours, it develops notes of celery, white flowers, gooseberry and white pepper. As it opens further, the texture leaps more to clementine pith, with faint hints of fudge. There is so much going on in the mid-to-late, that it's difficult to get it down in words, so juicy, so drinkable! Tasting note by @alavolee (we couldn’t have said it better ourselves).
A fantastic lunch yesterday to celebrate the CV team being back together in our London office for the first time in nearly 18 months!
We are all very pleased to be back to relative normality, and can’t wait to see what the next step for Chelsea Vintners holds – it’s been our best year yet, and our expertise in the world’s finest and rarest wines only keeps getting wider.
We can’t wait to see what the future brings! (More fantastic wines, we hope …)
With such glorious September sunshine in the UK this week, there's only one thing for it – Champagne!
The Chelsea Vintners team are certainly a bit partial to @champagne_billecart_salmon, and it doesn't get much better from this legendary house than the Cuvée Nicolas Francois. Created in the 1960s as a tribute to the founder of this inimitable house, this cuvée blends Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the finest growing sites across the Montagne de Reims, Vallée de Marne and the Côte des Blancs to create a singular wine that is expressive as it is delicious.
This delicious wine is drinking superbly, overflowing with warm stone fruit, freshly baked shortbread biscuit and a generous helping of ginger and citrus, lifted by a bright acidity and perfectly balanced lemon zest on the palate.
If there's a better bottle to savour in the sunshine, we can't think of it …
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As we conclude our journey through Piedmont in six extraordinary bottles, it would be remiss of us to forget the very thing that makes this region’s sensational wines possible – the Nebbiolo grape.
With its distinctive pale ruby colour and aromas of red cherry and rosé, Nebbiolo makes wonderful things happen, particularly when planted on Barolo and Barbaresco’s best south facing slopes. These are wines of exceptional longevity, perfume and power, with the best examples not reaching their peak for many decades after bottling.
We hope that you have enjoyed this week’s journey through incredible Piedmont as much as we have – if you have the opportunity to visit in person, take it as soon as you possibly can!
If you want to remind yourself of the fabulous wines our very own Jon Higgs has chosen this week, follow the link in our bio … and stay tuned for more sensational wine choices from the Chelsea Vintners team over the coming months.
2018 was not a great year for winemakers in Italy; not only were the weather conditions challenging, but the Piedmont also saw the sad passing of the legend Bruno Giacosa, a revered winemaker and rare breed in Piedmont capable of producing great wines in both Barolo and Barbaresco. Of all his great wines, the ‘Red Label’ are the most prestigious; Riserva wines that are only produced in the finest vintages that are in incredibly high demand worldwide.
Bruno’s wines captured all the essence of great Nebbiolo, producing soaring wines that put him high up on a pedestal with Burgundy’s Henri Jayer and Rhone’s Gerard Chave as one of the greatest winemakers of all time. The red label Rocche del Falletto Riserva 2004 is undoubtedly his greatest achievement; a perfect wine that Antonio Galloni refers to as ‘divine inspiration’. It is absolutely off the charts now but given patience, this will become so good that only Mount Olympus would be a fitting venue to open a bottle!
Follow the link in our bio to discover more sensational Piedmont wines as chosen by our Head of Private Client Sales, Jon Higgs.
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