Hot Off The Press Mixed Case Offer

Recent recommendations from the Fourth Estate.

Hot Off The Press
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We've enjoyed a plethora of positive press recently, so we thought it only fair to share some of the wines that have been exciting the cognoscenti with you.

This mixed case contains two bottles each of:

WHITE:
AOP Côtes du Rhône Brézème: Domaine Lombard 'Les Davids' Blanc 2020
"Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier. Intriguingly perfumed. Something savoury? Toast and yeast extract! Lots of fruit but much more structure and character than most blends of this sort. 16.5/20, Drink 2022-2024."
Jancis Robinson OBE, MW - JancisRobinson.com

Jurançon Sec: Domaine Bellegarde 'Énergique' 2019
"Mildly exotic on the nose, smooth and buoyant on the palate and stunningly dry on the finish, the shape of this wine is precisely what we all crave. But there is more, given that Gros Manseng is uniquely flavoured, with wildflower stone fruit, pithy tanginess and stony minerality, so you are in for one hell of a ride."
Matthew Jukes - MoneyWeek.

Stellenbosch: Migliarina Chenin Blanc 2020
"Made by former sommelier Carsten Migliarina from low-yielding old vines, it's barrel-fermented and, although dry, is full of rich, toasty, creamy baked apples and peaches complete with whispers of honeyed vanilla. It's a wonderful wine, of which only 270 cases were made."
Jonathan Ray - The Spectator.

RED:
Vin de Pays de Vaucluse: Le Petit Caboche 2020
"This juicy red blend, made by the Châteauneuf-producing Boisson family, is soft and cheerful."
Victoria Moore - The Telegraph.

Lirac: Domaine Maby 'La Fermade' Rouge 2019
"Mulberry, rubber and baked plums. Firm tannins and a juicy mouthfeel, leather and garrigue notes with black olive, liquorice and graphite. Very attractive easy drinking."
Alistair Cooper MW - JancisRobinson.com

Crozes Hermitage: Domaine Equis 'Equinoxe' 2020
"Classic, spicy, northern Rhône syrah that would be lovely with lamb or roast duck. An amazing amount of flavour for the ABV."
Fiona Beckett - The Guardian.

This mixed case includes

2 x AOP Côtes du Rhône Brézème: Domaine Lombard 'Les Davids' Blanc 2020£0.00

An elegant, attractive Brézème Blanc that reveals aromas and flavours of white stone fruit with a flinty citrus finish. This white Brézème wine benefits from decanting and should not be served too chilled. Ideal as an aperitif or with seafood, fish or poultry. Certified organic.

2 x Jurançon Sec: Domaine Bellegarde 'Énergique' 2019£0.00

Pascal Labasse's nervy, young Jurançon Sec 'Énergique' from his beloved Domaine Bellegarde, in the shadow of the Pyrenees at Monien. 100% Gros Manseng planted on clay-limestone south/south-western facing slopes.

2 x Stellenbosch: Migliarina Chenin Blanc 2020£0.00

A rich barrel-fermented Chenin Blanc made in small quantities by boutique winemaker Carsten Migliarina. Crisp acidity balances baked Bramley apple, shortbread biscuit and hints of vanilla and confit pineapple. Subtle honey notes on the finish will become more complex and intense with bottle age. Delicious with creamy poultry dishes, soft cheese or spring vegetable risotto.

2 x Vin de Pays de Vaucluse: Le Petit Caboche 2020£0.00

This lip-smacking, supple blend from Vaucluse has dollops of red fruit and warm, spicy flavours. A wine made by Jean-Pierre Boisson (former Mayor of Châteauneuf-du-Pape) and his daughter Emilie.

2 x Lirac: Domaine Maby 'La Fermade' Rouge 2019£0.00

The red Lirac 'La Fermade' from Domaine Maby is an under-rated Châteauneuf'-style blend that is the quintessential fireside red wine. Made from Rhône staples Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, this warming red is packed with briary garrigue berry scents and flavours with a touch of violets, earthy undertones and rugged tannins. It too is a dependable crowd-pleaser offering more depth and complexity than most Côtes-du-Rhône without the price tag of a Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

2 x Crozes Hermitage: Domaine Equis 'Equinoxe' 2020£0.00

The Graillot family is famous for producing fruit-forward accessible red wines made from the Syrah grape. The Crozes Hermitage 'Equinoxe' is an excellent, youthful example, crammed with dark, hedgerow-fruit scents and flavours offset by supple tannins. This wine makes an ideal partner to red meat dishes or flavoursome, hard cheeses. Bottled under screwcap.