'Hors Concours' Mixed Case Offer

'Hors Concours' Mixed Case Offer
£495.00

If we really do run out of Christmas trees, turkeys, pigs-in-blankets & Lion bars before Christmas Eve and the sky falls on our heads, this is the case you want to be opening in your fortified Yuletide bunker. Classic Champagne, under the radar white Côte de Beaune, posh Provence, cosseting Chaâteauneuf’, maturing red Côte de Nuits and Right-Bank Bordeaux.

This mixed case contains two bottles each of:

SPARKLING WHITE:
Yapp Champagne Brut NV: J. Dumangin Fils

WHITE:
Pernand-Vergelesses: Domaine François Gay & Fils 2019
Cassis: Clos Sainte Magdeleine Blanc 2020
Touch of mango and fruit candy on the nose. This is rather lovely! tropical fruit, but in a very restrained mien – more of that mango, touch of passion fruit, sweet oranges, grapefruit. Then almond. Clouds of white florals hovering above all that fruit. But the whole palate has this very pretty, gentle haziness, like a watercolour. Delicate salinity on the end. Subtle, elegant and lots of complexity. Drink 2021 - 2025. 17/20.
Tamlyn Currin - JancisRobinson.com

RED:
Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Le Vieux Donjon Rouge 2017
"One of the few estates where the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape actually eclipses the 2016, this is a top-flight effort. Black cherries and red raspberries combine with dried spices in a complex swirl of fruity and savory elements, garnished with sprigs of garrigue. Full-bodied, round and rich, this velvety wine should drink well through at least 2035. 95/100.
Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com

Nuits-Saint-Georges: Domaine Bertagna Premier Cru 'Les Murgers' 2013
Pomerol: Château Gombaude-Guillot 2014
This delivers a long, lush stream of pure raspberry ganache flavors, flecked with anise and fruitcake notes, all gliding through a silky, suave finish. What you see is what you get, and it's pretty tasty. Drink now through 2026. 1,500 cases made. 90/100."
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator.

This mixed case includes

2 x Yapp Champagne£0.00

Our popular own label 'Yapp' Champagne, which is made from a blend of 50% Pinot Meunier and 25% each of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It is a fresh, light, uplifting wine that has a fine expression of fruit and does not demand any food accompaniment.

2 x Pernand-Vergelesses: Domaine François Gay & Fils 2019£0.00

François and Pascal Gay make a range of reds from their vine-holdings in the Cote de Beaune, but just one white - this un-ashamedly traditional Chardonnay from Pernand-Vergelesses, a lesser known (ergo, great value) commune next to the Hill of Corton.

2 x Cassis: Clos Sainte Magdeleine Blanc 2020£0.00

This Cassis Blanc is the ultimate seafood partner, produced from grapes grown on the slopes of France's highest sea cliff, the Cap Canaille. Sublime scenery and wondrous wine.

2 x Châteauneuf du Pape: Le Vieux Donjon Rouge 2017£0.00

"One of the few estates where the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape actually eclipses the 2016, this is a top-flight effort. Black cherries and red raspberries combine with dried spices in a complex swirl of fruity and savory elements, garnished with sprigs of garrigue. Full-bodied, round and rich, this velvety wine should drink well through at least 2035. 95/100."
Joe Czerwinski - robertparker.com

2 x Nuits-Saint-Georges: Domaine Bertagna Premier Cru 'Les Murgers' 2013£0.00

The Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru 'Les Murgers' has a supple mouth-feel and impressive density preceded by black cherry, cranberry and spice aromatics. Pinot Noir of this quality is an ideal partner for game birds, lamb and ripe soft-rind cheese.

2 x Pomerol: Château Gombaude-Guillot 2014£0.00

"This delivers a long, lush stream of pure raspberry ganache flavors, flecked with anise and fruitcake notes, all gliding through a silky, suave finish. What you see is what you get, and it's pretty tasty. Drink now through 2026. 1,500 cases made. Score: 90."
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator.