A superb selection endorsed by the Fourth Estate.
These six wines have all been praised by professionals recently, so this is an excellent opportunity to see what piqued their interest.
This mixed case contains two bottles each of:
Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet: Domaine Saint Gayan 2016
"Lush, old-vine white from one of the Rhône 'crus'. Really good value for money."
Fiona Beckett - The Guardian.
Quincy: Jerôme de la Chaise 2018
"A great bouquet of blackcurrant leaves and actually rather soft! None of the usual Sauvignon crispness. You could easily serve this as a gentle aperitif. Drink 2019 – 2020. 16 points."
Jancis Robinson OBE, MW - jancisrobinson.com
Mosel: Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Alte Reben Trocken Riesling 2017
"I love von Kesselstatt wines. This one is a departure from their more familiar style of off-dry, grapey, soothing elixirs. Made from older vines (Alte Reben) and keeping the residual sugar level down to a rather pinched 7g/l, this is a genuinely dry and firm Mosel Riesling. This style is grabbing headlines in top German restaurants and wine bars."
Matthew Jukes - MoneyWeek Wine Club.
Vacqueyras: Pascal Frères 'Cuvée Spéciale' 2016
"Black raspberries, orange blossom, and sappy flower notes all flow to a medium to full-bodied, impressively textured, balanced Vacqueyras that delivers ample fruit and charm. Drink it over the coming 4-5 years. 90/100."
Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
Lirac: Domaine Maby 'La Fermade' Rouge 2016
"It's got oomph and it's got style with rich, dark berry fruit, sturdy tannins and earthy, robust herbs and spice. If you like Châteauneuf-du-Pape but quail at Châteauneuf-du-Pape prices, you'll love this."
Jonathan Ray - The Spectator.
Minervois: Domaine Le Cazal 'Tradition' 2017
"The Derroja family has made wine here since 1870, with this minimal-intervention, old-vine blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan only made in the best vintages. Minerally brambles, silky mouthfeel, firm structure and graceful oak make it a still-youthful tipple. 93/100."
Tina Gellie - Decanter Magazine.