PETER SOLBERG fine wine is an independent alternative to the established wine trade when it comes to purchase and sale of fine wines and spirits for pleasure or investment purposes.
We are an internet-based company with low costs for everything but the wine itself.
Accordingly, we offer a large and attractive assortment of both well-known and less common wines at competitive prices. Our business model allows us to pay you a good price when you sell us your wine, be it larger collections or rare individual bottles.
The newest cuvee, first made in 2005, is a 100% Grenache from 80+ year-old vines, the dark saturated ruby-hued 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cornelia Constanza. Aged 80% in tank and 20% in small wood barrels, it offers up aromas of pure kirsch liqueur, licorice, loamy soil, pepper, and spice. The incredibly intense and intoxicating bouquet is followed by a wine revealing plenty of structure and spice, fabulous concentration, and a full-bodied, layered mouthfeel. If you love Grenache, this superb, rich, exceptionally pure offering is a no-brainer. Give it 1-3 years of bottle age, and enjoy it over the following 20-25 years. Wine Advocate #185 Oct 2009
The powerful 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape comes closest in character to the 1990 (which is still drinking beautifully). Its dark ruby/plum/purple color is followed by sweet aromas of resiny pine forest interwoven with creme de cassis, black cherries, melted licorice, and smoky herbs. In the mouth, gamy, meaty flavors emerge along with black currants, cherries, and a hint of the sushi wrapper called nori. Full, rich, and moderately tannic, this 2003 requires another 1-3 years of bottle age, and should keep for 12-15 years.
The most structured of the Signature releases, the deep ruby/purple-colored 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Signature (65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 12% Syrah and the balance other permitted varieties) is still backward and tight. Giving up classic notes of black raspberries, black cherry, crushed rocks, pepper and garrigue, this full-bodied, concentrated, pure and fabulously textured red needs to be forgotten for another 2-3 years. It will have two decade of overall longevity. Special Report (Sep 2015), The Wine Advocate.
We combine years of trade experience with an ardent passion for wine. The sublime does not come cheap, but our mission is to offer wine at a price that honestly matches the quality — both when buying and selling. We only stock quality wine and we offer a large range of rare wines, which can be near impossible to find elsewhere.