Heroic Halves Mixed Case Offer

Bijou bottles of brilliant beverages.

Heroic Halves
£144.00

Superior half-bottles are infamously difficult to source, but they fully justify the effort so we make it a priority and so should you! Herewith a selection of some of our favourites that will make for delightful drinking over the festive season.

This mixed case contains one half-bottle each of:

SPARKLING WHITE:
Alsace: Léon Beyer Crémant d'Alsace Brut

SWEET WHITE:
Monbazillac: Domaine de l'Ancienne Cure 2019

Along with two half-bottles each of:

WHITE:
Chablis: Domaine Christophe Camu 2019
Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie: Jean-François Baron 2020

RED:
Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Domaine du Père Caboche Rouge 2020
Saumur Champigny: Domaine Filliatreau 'Vieilles Vignes' 2017
Bordeaux: Domaine de Chevalier 'L’Esprit de Chevalier' 2015

This mixed case includes

1 x Alsace: Léon Beyer Crémant d'Alsace Brut£0.00

Elegant, dry methode traditionelle sparkling wine produced from Pinot Blanc and Auxerrois. Something of a local secret, 90% of Cremant d'Alsace is consumed in La France. It is easy to see why they're keen to hang on to it.

1 x Monbazillac: Domaine de l'Ancienne Cure 2019£0.00

This organic Monbazillac from Domaine de l'Ancienne Cure is a wonderfully rich sweet wine made from low yields of late-harvested, botrytised, Semillon (90%) and Muscadelle (10%). With a chilled glass in hand, one is transported to a balmy evening in the Dordogne!

2 x Chablis: Domaine Christophe Camu 2019£0.00

Classy, unoaked Chablis from a talented, sixth generation winemaker. It is light and supple enough to savor without accompaniment but will take all manner of crustacea and seafood in its stride.

2 x Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie: Jean-François Baron 2020£0.00

There's Muscadet, and then there's Muscadet. This bone dry Muscadet - which is both 'de Sèvre et Maine' and 'Sur Lie' - has been consistently excellent since we first shipped it 40 years ago. This zesty, palate-tingling wine makes a bracing aperitif, and goes down a treat with oysters, mussels and other 'fruits de mer'.

2 x Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Domaine du Père Caboche Rouge 2020£0.00

"This cuvée is a year-in, year-out classic, complex wine, and the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape doesn't appear to break that trend. Lots of ripe cherry, peppery herbs, toasted nut, and meaty notes define the bouquet, and it's medium-bodied, with a supple, elegant texture, light tannins, and a great finish. 90-92/100."
Jeb Dunnuck - JebDunnuck.com

2 x Saumur Champigny: Domaine Filliatreau 'Vieilles Vignes' 2017£0.00

Big, bountiful, gastronomic Cabernet Franc - a rich and powerful wine displaying herbaceous aromas. It has a wonderful core of ripe cassis flavours and a fine structure of tannins. It should be decanted before drinking and can mature happily for up to a decade. Indeed, we are so enamoured of it that we ship it in half-bottles and magnums to cover every conceivable occasion!

2 x Bordeaux: Domaine de Chevalier 'L’Esprit de Chevalier' 2015£0.00

Finding excellent quality wines in half-bottles is no easy task so we were delighted to stumble upon a small parcel of Cru Classé claret - L'Esprit de Chevalier - the second wine of Domaine de Chevalier in Graves. Owned by Oliver and Anne Bernard since the early 1980s, Decanter Bordeaux correspondent Jane Anson lists it as one of her 'Top 10' favourite estates and it's known for its impressive consistency and value.