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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Our MD @stophwood recently became perhaps one of the 12 luckiest Champagne lovers on earth with this absolutely incredible Salon vertical tasting …
With vintages ranging from the 1970s into the 2000s, this once-in-a-lifetime experience was two years in the making, thanks to the hard work and passion of @alavolee, and made all the more special with an exquisite paired menu from Anne-Sophie Pic.
Once again, Peter has summed it up better than we ever could with a few words on the evening's highlights, 'The wines were exquisite throughout. The 2012 so fresh, the 07, 06 and 04 a fabulous trio. The 99 showing a superb stage of development, the 96 perhaps a touch tight right now. The 95 beautiful with this tension and touch of secondary. 1990 showed maturity but a glory. 1985 and 83 were epic, both rich, with luscious depth. 1982 and 76 showed a touch too much maturity for me but still had good complexity. 73, what can I say!? Sensual, coffeed, lovely bitter play.'
How does this compare to your most memorable wine tasting experience?
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Autumn has definitely arrived in the UK – and as the cold nights start to draw in, there is simply no better way to spend an evening than in the company of an excellent Tuscan red.
The Frescobaldi Ripe al Convento di Castelgiocondo is made by one of Tuscany's most ancient and illustrious winemaking families, who used the fortune they made as bankers for the likes of Henry VIII to acquire much of Tuscany's best vineyard land.
Today, the Frescobaldis create an excellent range of wines but this is surely one of the best. From a single small vineyard at 450m altitude, the Sangiovese grapes for this wine achieve beautifully concentrated and elegant flavour and tannin.
The end result is a superb Brunello di Montalcino wine, deep ruby red with a classic nose of sour cherry, dark plums, cinnamon, leather and tobacco … the ultimate winter warmer.
But don't just take our word for it – try it for yourself! Contact the Chelsea Vintners team today via the link in our bio.
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We all know and love Chateau Montelena best as the producer of the 1973 Chardonnay which knocked Europe's best wines resoundingly off their pedestal at the legendary Judgement of Paris wine tasting.
However, Montelena is no one-trick pony – through the decades this estate has been responsible for some of Napa's best and most consistent wines, and its flagship bottling is in fact The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Constantly and consistently rated amongst the best in Napa by critics and drinkers alike, the estate has thus far released 40 bottlings of this classic Napa Cabernet to widespread acclaim.
Montelena Cabernets are luxurious and indulgent, with abundant cassis, blackcurrant and spiced cherry compote on the nose and an inviting palate of cedar wood, cigar smoke and dense, dark fruit. No chance of overt heaviness, though – a surprisingly bright minerality alongside high acidity and invigorating espresso and vanilla notes make these excellent wines a treat for all the senses.
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A majestic Tuesday line up includes a stonking bottle of Coche-Dury Bourgogne Aligoté 2017. Widely known as the 'other' white grape of Burgundy, Aligoté is capable of great things and in the right hands can create excellent fine wines of great depth and quality – especially good when flanked with a couple of cracking Cabernets!
Particularly memorable is the Giuseppe Quintarelli 2007, reminding us that just because Italy doesn't specialise in Cabernet, this doesn't mean that it isn't capable of doing extraordinary things with this incredibly versatile grape.
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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).