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Crème de la Crème

Top drawer bottles from Burgundy, Bordeaux and the Rhône.

Crème de la Crème Mixed Case Offer
£379.00
Save £29.00

Looking to broach some grand bottles this year without breaking the bank? This is the case for you. These six wines from top appellations are drinking very well right now, yet will keep for a few years in the event that you can't find a suitable occasion to drink them imminently.

This mixed case contains two bottles each of:

WHITE:
Crozes-Hermitage: Domaine Alain Graillot 2017
"This sensational white - made from 80% Marsanne, 20% Roussanne, and sealed with a screwcap (hoorah) is deceptively rich, with restrained, super-classy fruit and minutes long finish. This is your main course white for top flight fish dishes this month."
Matthew Jukes - MoneyWeek Wine Club.

Chablis: Domaine Christophe Camu 'Beauroy' Premier Cru 2018

RED:
Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Le Vieux Donjon 2014
"Notes of sweet kirsch, currants, garrigue and white pepper all emerge from this medium-bodied, elegant and balanced Châteauneuf du Pape that shows the more forward, midweight style of the vintage. It has class and elegance, but I suspect it's best consumed in its first decade or so. 89-91/100."
Jeb Dunnuck - Wine Advocate.

Cornas: Domaine Lombard 2014
Marsannay: Closerie des Alisiers 'Vieilles Vignes' 2017
Pomerol: Château Gombaude-Guillot 2012
"Very solid, featuring a strong graphite note in the middle, while crushed plum, blueberry and blackberry fruit fill in the edges. A roasted alder element holds the finish, balanced by a loamy echo that lends a grippy feel. Should round into form with modest cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2022. 90/100."
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator.

This mixed case includes

2 x Crozes Hermitage Blanc: Alain Graillot 2017£0.00

An elegant blend of Marsanne and Roussanne from one of the Rhône's leading winemakers. Not for nothing is this Crozes Hermitage Blanc the favourite Rhône white of many a wine journalist!

2 x Chablis: Domaine Christophe Camu 'Beauroy' Premier Cru 2018£0.00

Ratcheting up a gear in rank (and, bien sur, price) from the generic Chablis is Christophe's 'Premier Cru' bottling from the south-facing Beauroy vineyard. A concentrated, expressive Chablis that will stand up well to fish or poultry in creamy sauces and will cellar for a decade.

2 x Châteauneuf du Pape: Le Vieux Donjon Rouge 2014£0.00

"The 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is a classic blend of 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault. Notes of sweet kirsch, currants, garrigue and white pepper all emerge from this medium-bodied, elegant and balanced Châteauneuf du Pape that shows the more forward, mid-weight style of the vintage. It has class and elegance, but I suspect it's best consumed in its first decade or so." 89-91/100.
Jeb Dunnuck - Wine Advocate October 2015

2 x Cornas: Domaine Lombard 2014£0.00

Only 2600 bottles were produced of this hand-harvested Syrah that is grown on granite soils. Mocha and leaf aromas dominate the nose, with a dense, suave succulent finish. Enjoy with a hearty winter daube or coq au vin.

2 x AOC Marsannay: Closerie des Alisiers 'Vieilles Vignes' 2017£0.00

A juicy Pinot Noir produced from 45 year old vines by the energetic, local negoçiant Stéphane Brocard. The wine is aged for 15 months in oak (20% new) that rounds out the wine a little and means it is drinking very well now.

2 x Pomerol: Château Gombaude-Guillot 2012£0.00

This 8 hectare estate in the heart of Pomerol (next to Trotanoy) was one of the first to convert to organic (from the 2000 vintage) and consistently produces classic, Merlot-dominated wines of grace and elegance at reasonable prices.