Spring Wine Offers 2016
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 per case of 12 including VAT
NV Champagne Vilmart
For Champagne lovers who are more interested in the contents of the glass than the label, Vilmart has developed a cult following fuelled in part by the admiration of Tom Stevenson and Robert Parker amongst others. The Wine Spectator gave this wine 95 points: equal top with Dom Perignon and Roederer Cristal! The style is very elegant with small bubbles, creamy and round with a fine backbone of citrus and mineral notes. The wine improves with age for many years and develops in the glass (if given a chance) like a fine white Burgundy. Made by Laurent Champs from his vineyard on the Montagne de Reims.
£242 for 6 bottles including VAT
Mature Chave Hermitage
We are offering from our stock a mixed box of three bottles of Chave’s Hermitage, now Fully mature from three great vintages of the ‘90s, 1996, 1998 and 1999. Here are some tasting notes from the Wine Spectator. These very rare mature wines are offered for the same price as recent vintages!
1996 Hermitage Chave 93 points Wine Spectator
Complex while firm and crisp in style, this Rhône red is a well-rounded package, cascading with pretty game, smoke and toasted notes, showing supple tannins and a succulent, clean and intense finish.
1998 Hermitage Chave 93 points Wine Spectator
Offers very enticing floral, dried currant, cherry and blood orange notes, with twinges of cedar, mesquite and clove. Lots of perfumy spice, but no edges. Supple and polished. Fully mature, but with the balance and freshness to hold here a while. Non-blind Chave vertical. (Web Only-2012)
1999 Hermitage Chave 95 points Wine Spectator
Now starting to hit a second phase, this has perfumy, singed balsam wood, dried currant and blood orange fruit and orange rooibos tea notes all gliding on a fine-grained finish where sanguine and white pepper notes flicker through. Still has an ample core of plum and red currant fruit, with a nice tug of earth for grip. Non-blind Chave vertical (June 2012). Drink now through 2025. (Web-2012)
£475 for 3 bottles including VAT
2013 Ciro Rosso Classico Librandi Calabria Italy
We are offering this wine only because we love it and it is pretty much unknown. Although it comes from the deep south of Italy it is neither “big” nor “alcoholic”. The wine is made from the Gaglioppo grape which produces a pale colour and very aromatic profile and rounded tannins. The aroma is of herbs spice and leather.
£72 per case of six including VAT
2012 Seguret “Tradition”, Cotes du Rhône Villages, Domaine de Mourchon
Seguret is a very good Rhône village and this Grenache based wine (with some Syrah and Carignan) expresses perfectly the generosity, fruit and spice of which the appellation is capable.
£81 per case of 6 including VAT
2010 Levin Sauvignon Blanc
This wine from the Val du Loire appellation is made in a winery set up by David Levin and wife Lynne. (David’s Daughter is married to Tim Hart’s son James) The vineyards are organic and a combination of low cropping and winemaking methods more typical for fine wine than Vin du Pays results in mineral and elegant Sauvignon which is tremendously popular with our clients. The wine ages very well and the 2010 is just now reaching its best.
£65 per case of 6 including VAT