Autumn 2014 List 2014
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.
£257.00 per case of 12 including VAT
2011 Laudun, Cotes du Rhône Villages Blanc, Domaine Rouvre St Leger
Laudun is one of those Villages like Gigondas, Rasteau,
Cairanne etc which is entitled to put its name on a Cotes du
Rhône Label to add status to the appellation. This white
wine is made from 70% Viognier and 30% Roussanne by
young winemaker Adrien Borelly.
This is a full bodied white with excellent acidity and
minerality and flavours of apricot and peach.
£84.00 for 6 bottles including VAT
2013 Picpoul de Pinet, Domaine Felines Jourdan, Languedoc Roussillon
Here is a wine which has given a good deal of pleasure at Hambleton for
many years. It is a medium bodied white with a pale gold colour and
e xcellent freshness and acidity. The nose is floral and there is a whiff of
honey on the palate.
£51.00 per case of 6 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 per 6 bottles including VAT
2006 Domaine de Perdiguier, Cuvée en Auger, Coteaux d’Enserune IGP
I find myself increasingly using Perdiguier for dinner parties at home where
the silky tannins and Bordelais style suggest a much more expensive
Châteaux from Bordeaux. The wine is in fact made in the south west near
Beziers but uses a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
with great success.
£82.00 per 6 bottles including VAT
Mixed Case of 6 bottles fine Rhône wines from the 2011 Vintage
2011 Châteauneuf du Pape Domaine du Pegau (2 bots)
2011 Châteauneuf du Pape Usseglio (2 bots)
2011 Lirac Usseglio (2 bots)
These wines were all bought in the last year following tastings at which
they shone. Pegau is one of the greatest Domaines in Châteauneuf and
the 2011 is something of a blockbuster which was voted top wine by our
group of 60 enthusiasts at our Harts Upstairs Rhône tasting in July.
A mighty wine for Christmas!
Usseglio’s wines have great balance, character and definition, and the Lirac
has been a great hit at Hambleton for some months. All of these wines are
most enjoyable now but could be kept for many years.
£156.00 per 6 bottles including VAT