We are delighted to offer
the new release of one of our favourite white wines... Michel
Chapoutier’s superb white Hermitage; his 2018 ‘Chante-Alouette’. The
Hermitage Hill is most famous for its red wines, however the whites are
genuinely brilliant but still remain somewhat under the radar.
'it’s an incredible
white Hermitage that’s not far from the famed single vineyard releases'
beauty is made from 100% Marsanne grapes that are hand-harvested from
three different vineyards: Le Méal, Les Murets and
Chante-Alouette. Michel Chapoutier chooses not to use Roussanne
in the blend believing it to age too quickly. At just £35 per
bottle, it is an absolute bargain!
My advice would be to
load up on this gem of a wine now… our price is
significantly below any of our market competitors,
so you will need to be quick!
Hermitage, Chapoutier @ £210 per 6
price in the market!
Always a classic
Hermitage Blanc, the 2019 Hermitage Chante-Alouette Blanc is all
Marsanne that comes mostly from vines just above the Le Méal lieu-dit,
but also from the upper part of the Les Murets. A rich, medium to
full-bodied beauty, it has classic Hermitage minerality as well as
smoking good notes of buttered peach, quince, woodsmoke, crushed stone,
and a touch of spice. It shows even more minerality on the palate and
is balanced, with ample mid-palate depth and a great finish. This
young, concentrated, vibrant Hermitage Blanc can be drunk over the
coming 20-25 years or more. Drink 2020-2046.
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We are delighted to offer a parcel of the truly magical 2016 Château Cos d’Estournel. Château Cos d'Estournel is named after its 19th century owner, Louis-Gaspard d'Estournel, and it was he who built the beautiful oriental edifice that is a landmark for any tourist in the Médoc. Today Cos d'Estournel is without doubt the leading estate in St-Estéphe. It is located in the south of the appellation on the border with Pauillac and its vineyards are superbly sited on a south-facing gravel ridge with a high clay content, just north of Lafite. ‘This is a monumental, benchmark Cos d’Estournel that will give not years but decades of pleasure’ Neal Martin