Luxury Wine Baskets
For something completely different why not treat that special someone to a luxury basket. Great attention to detail was paid when designing these Luxury Baskets, making
each of them the perfect gift for even the most discriminating
wine connoisseur. Luxury Wine Baskets
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Large Format Wine Bottles
Magnum of your favorite Cabernet is sure to be a hit at your next dinner
party. As things go, the maturing of wine in the bottle is a
slow process. Because of the very limited supply of air in each bottle,
the wine oxidizes slowly. But this is not such a bad thing. It is this
slow maturation that allows a wine to reach its full potential. If you
ever have any doubts about this principle, simply leave a bottle
uncorked overnight. If you manage to catch the bottle before it turns,
you will notice that the wine has, in a fashion, matured. Still, because
the process has occurred to quickly, the wine is likely to seem more
corked than it is properly aged.
Second Growth, St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux
The origin of Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou lie in the 18th century, specifically 1720. It owes its name to the "beautiful large pebbles' that characterize its terroir, which offers exceptional wine-making conditions that translate into the finesse and elegance of its wines. A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, it is a powerful, tannic, blockbuster effort revealing a liqueur of mineral-like component intermixed with creme de cassis
and raspberry. Imperiale 6L, (8 bottles)
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If maturing your wines in the bottle allows them to reach full
potential, then maturing them in large bottles allows them to reach new
heights of excellence. It is simply that the ratio of air to wine is
much lower in a large format bottle. With less oxygen, the wine matures
more slowly. This not only creates a superior wine, it permits us to
drink older vintages long after their 750ml bottling have passed prime.
For this reason, large format bottles are often preferred by collectors.