The Sampler's 'iconic' Christmas tasting - All wines

If you're looking for a special treat in the run up to Christmas, then The Sampler, in London's Islington, is the place to visit. The winner of the 2009 Decanter Independant Wine Merchant of the Year has put together an amazing line-up of wines for you to try during the festive period. If your budget's unlimited you could even treat yourself to a £1400 bottle of Grands Echezeaux from DRC, but otherwise there are a dozen or so icon wines available as tasting samples at a much more inviting price. A sample of the magnificent 1982 vintage from Chateau Lafite, for example, costs £79 (bottle price £1900). It's an incredible opportunity to taste mythical wines that would otherwise be beyond reach. (Tasting notes by Christelle Guibert)

Wine name Producer Country Region Vintage

Chateau Petrus, Pomerol

Chateau Petrus France Bordeaux 1978

Chateau Talbot, Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Julien

Chateau Talbot France Bordeaux 1959

Paul Jaboulet Aine, la Chapelle, Hermitage

Paul Jaboulet Aine France Rhone Valley 1978

Paul Jaboulet Aine, la Chapelle, Hermitage

Paul Jaboulet Aine France Rhone Valley 1990

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Grands-Echezeaux

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti [Vosne-Romanee] France Burgundy 1971

Screaming Eagle, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Screaming Eagle Winery United States California 1996

Michel & Stephane Ogier, Belle Helene, Cote-Rotie

Domaine Michel Ogier France Rhone Valley 1999

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1er Cru Classe, Pauillac

Chateau Lafite Rothschild France Bordeaux 1982

M Chapoutier, Cote-Rotie

M Chapoutier France Rhone Valley 1982

Torbreck, Runrig, Barossa Valley

Torbreck Vintners Australia South Australia 2001

Pierre Morey, Batard-Montrachet

Domaine Pierre Morey [not negociant]] France Burgundy 2000

Domaine Leflaive, Batard-Montrachet

Domaine Leflaive [Vincent/Puligny-Montrachet] France Burgundy 2004

Bodegas Valdespino, Toneles Moscatel, Jerez

Grupo Estevez Spain Southern NV