Summer Wine Offer 2015
NV Champagne René Beaudouin
Our house Champagne goes from strength to strength. It’s a “Blanc de Blanc” which combines elegance and freshness with a little age and biscuit quality and none of the green unbalanced acidity that spoils many lesser wines. A price reduction of £7 reflects favourable currency movements.
£250.00 per case of 12 including VAT
2010 Levin Sauvignon Blanc VDP du Val de Loire
This is our “House” sauvignon blanc at Hambleton and very good it is too with a crisp mineral profile, elegant sauvignon fruit combined with depth of flavour and keeping power most unusual for the variety. It comes from a part of the Loire Valley with great wine growing soils and low level of recognition.
£64.00 for 6 bottles including VAT
2007 Château Grand Village, Rouge, Bordeaux Supérieur
The ‘home’ property in Fronsac of Baptiste and Julie Guinaudeau, the owners of Château Lafleur. The same team that tend Lafleur also make the wine here, it is seriously impressive, led by Merlot with the balance Cabernet Franc, drinking perfectly now with coffee and hedgerow notes offset by plush ripe velvety fruit.
£113.00 for 6 bottles including VAT
2012 De Martino Gallardia Muscat
“From the cool climate area of Itata in the south of Chile, this dry Muscat is a delight to taste. Refreshing and crisp, the grapey quality of Muscat is held in check with a refined mineral note which cleanses the palate, making you want another sip. The palate is concentrated, despite its delicate nature, with notes of honeysuckle and white pepper. Dry Muscat can sometimes be overpowering on its own but this would be lovely as an apéritif or with light meals.” (Catriona Felstead MW)
£72.00 for 6 bottles including VAT
2012 Solanera, Vinas Viejas, Bodegas Castano, Yecla
I was curious to taste this wine which was given a score of 94 by Robert Parker and was described by him as “an amazing red wine that tastes as if it should cost 3-5x as much”.
The main grape variety is Monastrell familiar to lovers of Châteauneuf and Bandol as “Mourvèdre”. Its quite a big wine but has a fresh lifted character and smooth tannins which make it taste more like an expensive Californian or even Pomerol than a Spanish Provincial.
£96.00 per 6 bottles including VAT
2011 Journeys End Merlot, Stellenbosch
The Gabb family built up a very successful wine business and on sale in 1996 lavished some of the proceeds on building a winery in Stellenbosch surrounded by some excellent Terroir.
Their wines are a great hit with our clients who enjoy their combination of generosity and sophistication. This wine has flavours of smooth dark fruit with some chocolate hints and a velvety smooth after taste.
£114.00 per 6 bottles including VAT
2012 Mourges du Gres les Galets Rouge
Francois Collard trained at Ch Lafite has done a great job with this Domaine in the Costières du Nimes. He enjoys the Pebble covered terroir characteristic of Châteauneuf but in an area where land values are a fraction of those of his more illustrious neighbour just across the Rhône.
This wine is made predominantly from Syrah with Grenache, Marselan and old vines Carignan. A very harmonious and balanced wine with soft tannins, “L es Galets Rouges” is a sublime blend of spicy red and black berry fruits.
£65.00 per 6 bottles including VAT