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FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
For delivery charges to Highlands, Islands and outlying areas, please contact our Customer Service Team.

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY:

For deliveries into Hong Kong and Singapore, we offer a dedicated air and sea service.
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Spirits cannot travel on our services to Hong Kong, Singapore or Macau and require separate shipments. Please contact our Customer Service Team for further information.

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Our storage costs are highly competitive. We will happily accept cases or single bottles, charging pro-rata based on the number of bottles and length of storage period.
Unlike many other wine companies, our service includes storage of duty paid wines as well as in bond from any reputable source, not just those bought through FINE+RARE.
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IN BOND AND DUTY PAID DELIVERY TO STORAGE ACCOUNTS:

FINE+RARE can arrange delivery of your wines to your personal fine wine storage account:
Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Deliveries to all other storage providers are charged at £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).

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Average rating 94.0

The Bienvenue-Batard-Montrachet was the last of the 1996s to start its malo-lactic. It spent over 24 months on its lees without any sulfur, something that would have been a recipe for disaster in a less hygienic and lower acid year. It displays fresh clay, earth, and sweet pear aromas that are followed by an expansive and rich personality. This wine is extremely exuberant (atypical for the usually austere Bienvenue), expressing super-ripe pear, peach, earth, toast, and lemon flavors. Morey and Leflaive are convinced that this wine will soon shut down and be unapproachable for years. Projected maturity: 2004-2012+. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate # 123 Jun 1999
(with thanks to David Page). I have had more than a little bottle variation with one example that was so heavily reduced with so much sulfur on the nose that it never did entirely blow off, even after several hours. By contrast, the most recent bottle was outstanding with a beautiful honeysuckle and elegant white fruit nose of really fine complexity that introduces medium weight, finely detailed, racy and pure flavors of real distinction and grace, not to mention truly impressive length. While this will clearly age for years to come, for my taste the initial hints of maturity are present and thus I would be drinking the '96 BBM over the next 10 to 15 years in this format. Allen Meadows, Burghound , jul. 2008
Although not quite as ethereal as the 1992, the 1996 Bienvenue Batard Montrachet does not disappoint, and at 18 years young, will continue to offer great pleasure for many years. It has a tangible mineral intensity, just a slight reduction that seems to blow away, followed by fabulous granitic scents that are stern and terse, almost aloof. The palate is underpinned by a killer line of acidity and wonderful salinity. Again, there is just a touch of reduction here, but that does not detract from a magnificent, majestic Bienvenue that is perhaps only just beginning to hits its stride. eRobertParker.com.February, 2015

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