Premium Mixed Case (6 Bottles)
A varied selection of fine wines from light and aromatic through to full-bodied and brooding. Carefully selected to drink well now but with the ability to age, growing in complexity.
With an average RRP of £36 this case offers 12% off compared with buying individually - we can also add a personalised note (just let us know in the notes at checkout).
The case includes:
Dreissigacker, `Bechtheimer` Rheinhessen Riesling Trocken, 2017
This complex riesling is impossible not to love (OK, we're huge riesling fans but still...) Made from the best parcels of vines where yields have been reduced to maximise fruit quality. Each parcel is vinified separately to produce wines expressing true sense of place. Mineral and salty on the palate, rounded by ripe yellow fruit.
Pale yellow in colour with golden reflections, this dry Riesling opens with aromas of apricot and nectarine, followed by spicy herbs, citrus fruit and a touch of that classic riesling petrol-esque minerality. Refreshing but with a little body the palate is expressive, with excellent concentration and and a long, refreshing finish.
Domaine Daniel-Etienne Defaix, Chablis Vieilles Vignes, 2018
Chablis as it should be, refreshing yet rich, as drinkable as it is complex. Said to be the oldest domaine in Chablis, tracing its origins back to 1610, it is now run by Daniel-Etienne Defaix, 14th generation of the Defaix family. He took over from his father in 1978 and started making wine “as my grandfather had done”. This Chablis Vieilles Vignes comes from 45-50 year old vines and is left in tank for two years with monthly batonnage (stirring settled lees, aka residual yeast, back into the wine). This technique adds complexity and gives the wine a lovely evolved character.
Golden yellow in colour, this wine has layered aromas of ripe citrus and stone fruits. On the palate, it has a rich and creamy texture and good levels of balancing acidity. The acclaimed touch of minerality and lingering finish are also characteristics of this Chablis.
Thorne & Daughters, `Paper Kite` Swartland, Semillon Blanc, 2019
A unique expression of Semillon from old bush vines planted on the slopes of Swartland's Paardeberg mountain. Thorne & Daughters was started in 2013 by John and Tasha Seccombe with the aim of producing authentic wines from the Western Cape. It is widely acknowledged to be one of the forerunners of the ‘New Wave’ wine movement in South Africa. Deep gold in colour this wine is bursting with aromas of green figs, quince, almond and jasmine combined with savoury notes of oat biscuits, barley and a subtle spiciness. Rich, textured and complex with a saline minerality and a lasting finish.
Les Heritiers Saint-Genys Santenay Rouge 1er Cru Maladiere, 2014
One of the most prestigious and emblematic wines of this appellation. Brilliant fruit-forward style, married with a tight-knit structure and classic Beaune acidity. Bottle ageing has delivered gamey Burgundian complexity making this excellent with roast pheasant, rack of lamb or an indulgent accompaniment to a charcuterie board.
Simon Alexandre, Domaine de la Presidente, Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge, 2017
Domaine de la Présidente is a family estate located in the South Rhône Valley, in the municipality of Sainte Cécile les Vignes near Avignon, the capital city of Côtes du Rhône. Here grapes are taken exclusively from limestone / clay soil vineyards in Chateauneuf du Pape. This is a big, brooding wine made up of Grenache, syrah and cinsault. Carful use of oak retains freshness belying its high alcohol content (14.5%). Red fruits, kirsh and a savoury earthiness are delivered with a long finish. Perfect for winter stews and mushroom dishes.
Jesús Madrazo, Rioja, Selección, 2017
Jesus Madrazo cut his teeth at the pioneering estate Contino which was founded by his father José. Now he is making wine independently. He is rightly considered one of Spain’s leading winemakers with a worldwide following.
This is blend of Tempranillo with 20% Graciano, 30% Maturana and 5% Garnacha from three parcels owned by Miguel Angel Muro in Lapuebla and Laguardia. Limited to just over 2000 bottles (each one numbered) this is a serious Rioja which demands your attention. Low yields deliver a highly concentrated wine with lots of grip. We have just entered the drinking window but this will continue to evolve positively until 2030.