have put together 2 mixed cases of wines that are terrific value
for money. By ordering a Christmas Selection case you will save
time at a very busy and stressful time of year and you will be spared
the considerable hassle of doing it yourself, and the wine is delivered
to your door, normally within 48 hours!
We have all
seen the myriad offers that you see in the papers and glossy magazines
at this time of year where some wines are good but others are so
very average and you can be landed with the occasional duffer. All
of these bottles are excellent examples of their region of origin
and I am certain that you will be delighted with them. Some of our
clients send them as presents to family and friends and you can
be assured that this is one Christmas gift that will go down well
in every sense of the expression!"
The Celebration case
Brun Grand Cru Brut Reserve Champagne NV - 2 bottles
In a tasting of wines in Decanter magazine's tasting of non-vintage
Champagnes in August 2003. that included wines from top houses,
growers, négociants and cooperatives, the Roger Brun NV Brut
outscored many grander names including Bollinger, Ruinart, Tattinger,
Veuve Clicquot and Vilmart to name just a few.
Make no mistake, this is very, very good Champagne! Quite versatile,
it is excellent for life's special occasions but equally at home
when taken with food. Fine and discreet flower style. Fine, delicate,
creamy, good non-vintage." Four Stars***** "Quite fruity
style, with the Chardonnay really lifting the flavour. This is a
superior Champagne, ideal for drinking with a meal".
Food match - Lovely with smoked salmon, seafood,
poultry and fruit desserts.
Boisset Bourgogne Chardonnay 2001 - 2 bottles
The wines from this Burgundian negociant have undergone a wonderful
transformation since the son Jean-Charles took over from his father
just over a year ago. Many UK wine merchants have been astounded
at the quality that now is produced by this company. This wine which
is a blend of declassified Pouilly Fuisse, St Veran and Auxey Duresses
has about 10% new oak and a class that belies its price. Soft, creamy,
nice texture. Full and rounded with good length.
Food match - Seafood, fish, poultry and pork.
Will go well with a creamy sauce.
Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2003 - 2 bottles
New Zealand's Kim Crawford's superb Sauvignon Blanc is testimony
that where Cloudy Bay was once pre-eminent, those days are long
gone. The wine displays classic Sauvignon characters of gooseberry,
passionfruit, figs and a touch of herbaceousness. The palate is
full bodied with rich, ripe fruit balanced with crisp acidity. A
stylish wine with good fruit intensity.
Food match - All seafood, fish, poultry, pork,
fusion food and cheese. Will not go well with a very creamy sauce.
Boisset Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2001 - 2 bottles
40% of the growers who supply Boisset are organic as opposed to
a mere 5% across the region of Burgundy. He says that they produce
better fruit and of course there are no unpleasant chemicals on
the grape skins. The Bourgogne Rouge is every bit as exciting as
the Chardonnay. It has a light cherry/red fruit nose with a touch
of floral character, crunchy black cherry fruit and supple tannins
on the plate with a quite startling length.
Food match - A good quality turkey, goose
or duck, beef, venison, pork and cheese.
Richaud Cairanne 2001 - 2 bottles
2001 was a great vintage in the Southern Rhone Valley and this wine
is from one of the best Villages in the region. The wine is a blend
of about 50% old vine Grenache and 50% Syrah and Mourvedre, and
is easily comparable to a very good quality Châteauneuf-du
Pape at a fraction of the price. This cuvee is delicious, and typical
of what one expects of a fruit-driven, seductive, full-flavoured
Cotes du Rhone Villages. This dense ruby/purple-coloured 2001 Cairanne
offers aromas of kirsch, plums, and underbrush as well as a medium-bodied,
ripe, fat, well textured wine.
Food match - A good quality turkey, goose
or duck, venison, beef, lamb, pork and cheese.
do Infantado LBV 1998 - 1 bottle
Traditional in style (bottled early, so it throws a sediment), it
is rich and peppery on the nose with great intensity and length
on the finish. It is, we think, unbeatable in this category.
Food match - A top quality strong cheese and
Horrocks Clare Valley Cordon Cut Riesling 2002 - one half bottle
"One of the finest sweet wines in Australia." The wine
is bright white gold with lime-edges. It is floral-scented, with
candied orange and fragrant lime cordial notes. The concentrated
fruit and high sugar content give a luscious mouthfeel. Dried apricots,
lime and honeysuckle
flavours are fresh and lively, with a well-balanced finish.
Food match - Any traditional Christmas dessert,
or just by itself for a special treat.
The Classic Case
Guilleminot Champagne - 2 bottles
This cuvee is produced from 100% Pinot Noir giving it extra depth
and berry fruit character. However it has great crispness and race
that gives balance to the ripe fruit. This cuvee shows what great
quality growers champagne is capable of. All the fruit is sourced
from the Guilleminot's own vineyards in the southerly Vallée
Chablis, Billaud-Simon - 2 bottles
The wines from this Domaine are certainly amongst the finest produced
in this famous region. Fruit is sourced from amongst the finest
vineyards in the region. Bernard Billaud believes that the best
Chablis is produced without the interference of oak and so this
is vinified in stainless steel before bottling in April after the
vintage. The wine has a wonderful note of gentle buttery fruit from
lees stirring. On the palate there is terrific purity and balance
all leading to a stunning mineral finish. Stunning Chablis.
Sauvignon Blanc, Staete Landt, Marlborough - 2 bottles
Top flight Sauvignon from the Dutch duo of Ruud Maasdam and Dorien
Vermaas. Although the vines are still young there is extraordinary
concentration of ripe tropical fruit. Ten percent of the fruit is
fermented in old oak French oak barrels to give an extra layer of
depth and complexity to the wines. This is serious Sauvignon Blanc
which must feature amongst the very best being produced in Marlborough
Ch. Sainte-Pierre, Lalande de Pomerol - 2 bottles
This is an excellent property that forms part of the J-P Moueix
stable of wines. Great depth of fruit here with typical Merlot plumminess
but a percentage of Cabernets Sauvignon ad Franc gives a darker
fruit character and a pleasing herbaceous edge beneath. The palate
is ripe and succulent but, most importantly fresh and focused, with
suave tannins and fresh acidity. A very well made wine that is just
beginning to show depth and complexity and is drinking very well
Bourgogne Rouge, Domaine Colin-Deleger - 2 bottles
This is an excellent example of succulent ripe Pinot fruit with
a cherry and spiced red berry character. Pinot Noir is typically
soft with very gentle tannins. It has crisp fresh acidity, which
keeps the fruit clean and balanced in the mouth. For those of you
unsure about what good Burgundian Pinot Noir should taste like then
this is a terrific way to begin.
Taylors Quinta do Vargellas - 1 bottle
A single Quinta port from the house of Taylor, widely accepted as
one of the 'first growths' of the port region. Vargellas is a single
Quinta, or farm, located in the heart of the Douro valley and which
produces some of the regions finest fruit. This is now fifteen years
old and beginning to show all the depth, concentration and complexity
one would expect of such pedigree. This has a rich, complex nose
of prune and Christmas pudding fruit with an enticing edge of spice,
pepper and leather. This is an alluring glass of wine that would
be a perfect match to the Christmas Stilton.
Chambers Rutherglen Muscat - one half bottle
This wine has been described by a famous American wine critic as
the liquid equivalent to Viagra. These wines are aged in a similar
way to sherry in a solera system and so some of the components are
as much as 100 years old. The depth and concentration of rich, sweet
raisin and date fruit is balanced by wonderful acidity, which keeps
the wines fresh. This is without doubt the perfect match to Christmas
pudding but is also delicious with vanilla ice cream or treacle
To order, please call 01368 860066
or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
the number of cases required @ £139.99 per case.
Delivery to the UK mainland is included in the price and would normally
be within 2 days.