Deadline for Christmas UK deliveries 14th December 2018

All You Need For Christmas

All You Need For Christmas

It’s that time of year again so we’ve selected a few of our favourite wines for you to drink or give as gifts over the festive period. Below you’ll find our recommendation for each category with something included for all tastes and budgets.

 

For delivery in time for Christmas, we must have received your paid order by Friday 14th December

Minimum Order - £180


CHAMPAGNE - NV Louis Roederer Brut Premier

An excellent, non-vintage Champagne from one of the most prestigious houses. This wine has exceptional freshness and balance, with lots of fruit and a gentle mousse. The ideal aperitif.

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ChampagneN.V.Louis Roederer Brut PremierBT60285.00
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40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier): Pale gold. Spice- and mineral-accented orchard and pit fruits on the intensely perfumed nose, with hints of toasty lees and brioche adding complexity. Sappy, penetrating and floral on the palate, offering juicy Meyer lemon, pear and melon flavors braced by a smoky mineral underpinning. Closes spicy and very long, leaving a sexy honeysuckle note behind.

91 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com


WHITE WINE - 2016 Pouilly Fuissé Les Combes VV, Verget

70 year old vines, low yields and just 400 cases made. This is finely balanced, has a lovely viscous texture that is tempered by fresh acidity and juicy peached. Long and very, very impressive.

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Burgundy2016Pouilly Fuissé Les Combes VV, VergetBT820180.00cs91 WKAdd to Basket
Burgundy2016Pouilly Fuissé Les Combes VV, VergetMG120190.00cs91 WKAdd to Basket
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The nose is light and fresh the start of the palate has the racy crispness of flint and lime. There is a richer feel in the middle tropical fruits and nectarines the richer fruit underpinned by freshness the finish is long steely, citrusy and mineral. 2018-23

93 points, Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk


RED WINE - 2012 Château Rouget

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This property has been on the qualitative high road for a number of years, and the 2012 continues that path. Deep ruby/purple, with wonderfully sweet, earthy, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit jumping from the glass, it is broad, opulent, beautifully textured and juicy. This is a sexy, lush, heady Pomerol to drink now and over the next 15 or more years. Full, long and impressive, there is no reason to defer your gratification with this beauty.

92 points, Robert Parker


MAGNUMS - 2010 Châteauneuf Mourre des Perdrix, Charbonnière

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Rhône2010CDP Cuvée Mourre des Perdrix, Domaine de la CharbonnièreMG180320.00cs94 JDAdd to Basket
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Lastly, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Mourre des Perdrix is the most fine, elegant and silky, with beautiful notes of dried flowers, black raspberry, dried earth and spice. Medium to full-bodied, pure and layered, it’s not a blockbuster, but it shines for its balance, length and texture. Coming from the sandy, clay soils located just behind the estate, this cuvee is always the most fine, elegant and lightly textured of the special cuvees, yet it ages gracefully on its balance. Drink it anytime over the coming 10-15 years.

94 points, Jeb Dunnuck


50 YEAR OLD SWEET WINE - 1968 Rivesaltes, Riveyrac

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Vin Doux Naturel1968Rivesaltes, RiveyracBT60720.00cs95 NMAdd to Basket
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A blend of six barrels, the 1968 Rivesaltes is a blend of Grenache Gris and Grenache Blanc that lends this a rancio style. I love the nose with stewed figs, Medjool dates, a touch of toffee and smoke. The palate is sharp and penetrating on the entry with a superb bead of acidity that is beautifully balanced with hints of dark chocolate, fresh ginger, cumin and lemon thyme toward the dry, brilliantly focused finish. This is an outstanding Rivesaltes from Philippe Gayral. Drink 2017-2035.

95 points, Neal Martin


For delivery in time for Christmas, we must have received your paid order by Friday 14th December

Minimum Order - £180