Our famous annual Fine Wine sale starts Monday 4th of December, the buying for which started this time last year believe it or not. Our objective when sourcing and selecting the wines is to offer a combination of iconic wines from exciting producers from the classic regions and to hunt down a few somewhat “off-piste” options that may not be as expensive as the classics but are still great examples of their grape and region and in our view are also fine wines.
We have fifty wines on offer and as usual, all the classic fine wine regions are very well represented; Cru Classé Bordeaux, Fine Burgundy (red and white), Barolo, Brunello and Rioja to name but a few. Between them, these wines have garnered multiples of Parker Points and Decanter Medals. The sale represents and ideal opportunity not only to find something delicious to drink on Christmas day but to invest for future drinking, why not buy something to lay down to enjoy at Christmases to come.
New to the range for this Fine Wine Sale is Brunello di Montalcino Val di Suga 2012. Wine maker Andreas Lonardi is delighted with the results of the 2012 vintage and it has already been awarded 90 points by Wine Enthusiast this is what they had to say:
“Inviting aromas of dark berry, fragrant blue flower and a whiff of baking spice lead the nose. The chewy medium-bodied palate offers ripe red cherry, black raspberry, tobacco and a hint of espresso framed in tight fine-grained tannins. A hint of star anise closes the firm finish. Drink 2018–2023”
Also new to the range and just landed off the boat from the US is Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013. Alexander Valley is located in Sonoma County and is one of its warmest areas making it perfect for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is cassis laden with hints of vanilla and spice from the American oak barrels it was aged in. The tannins and ripe and firm and because of the wines fruit forward style it can be enjoyed now or laid down for another five years.
If you love Chateau Lynch Bages, then the Echo de Lynch Bages 2012 is an excellent buy in the sale. This is the second wine of Chateau Lynch Bages, but the personality of the property can be identified in the Echo. Rich blackcurrant fruit, hints of spice and a savoury undertone are all evident. It’s still youthful, but with decanting and matched to red meats or stews it would work a treat. Alternatively buy now and store for three or four years if you like a bit more maturity.
*Offer ends close of business Sunday 10th December. In-store only. Customer quotas apply. While stocks last.
Please note prices are correct at time of publishing, this offer will end on 10th December 2017, please check our website or stores for the most up to date pricing.