Autumn Wine Offers 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
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.
£242.00 for 6 bottles including VAT
When our old friend Roy Richards sold his firm to Berry Brothers this Domaine was dropped from Berry’s list. We like the wine so much that we decided to make a direct importation. The Domaine is not far from the Mediterranean in the Languedoc near Beziers. It is rendered somewhat unfashionable by the fact that winemaker Jerome Feracci specialises in Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varietals and it is impossible to describe the wines without using the “B” word. Frankly the wines have the aromatic qualities, the elegance and complexity of fine claret. Conveniently they also have an elegant label. Magnums are a top choice for parties.
2010 Domaine Perdiguier, Cuvée d’en Auger, Coteaux d’ Enserune
This splendid vintage (80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot) is enjoyable now and will give even more pleasure if kept for a few years. Raised in 1/3 new oak the nose is reminiscent of cedar, cigar box and cinnamon. The flavour has a supple rounded quality with bags of Cabernet character.
£99.00 per 6 bottles including VAT
£105.00 per 3 magnums including VAT
2014 Filles Perdiguier, Cabernet Franc
This is a crunchier fruit driven style for drinking young. Lovely generosity and purity of fruit
£66.00 per 6 bottles including VAT
2011 Rully 1er Cru Les Meix Cadots, Domaine Vincent Dureuil Janthial
Times are undeniably getting more difficult for lovers of fine white Burgundy, with steep price rises affecting the most recently available vintages without any increase in quality. Vincent Dureuil Janthial is based in Rully to the south of the great names of the Cote D’Or and he has delivered astonishing quality, consistency and fair value throughout the 15 years or so we have been following his wines. This wine has elegance, depth of flavour and length and will, on past form, evolve beautifully if you want to keep it for 5 -10 years.
£150.00 per 6 bottles including VAT
2014 Alvarinho, Reguengo de Melgaco, Portugal
We were introduced to the Albarino grape variety by Spanish wine makers from the Rias Baixas. Sadly we now find that quality has declined whilst price has increased in that area. Just across the border in Portugal’s Northern wine country we have been delighted to find the qualities of minerality, grip and excitement that this grape variety can deliver. Its aromatic, bright and delicious on its own or with any kind of seafood.
£90.00 per 6 bottles including VAT