November 3rd 2017
We have just tasted this exceptional 2016 Sancerre and wonderful 2012 Vacqueyras from the Southern Rhône, which both show just how good wines can be at this price level.
Order a 12 bottle case of each wine to save £26 and qualify for free delivery. The offer will run until Thursday 9th November 2017.
Sancerre Domaine Bernard Reverdy 2016
£156.00 per 12 bottles inc VAT / £13.00 per bottle inc VAT
(List price £168.00 per 12 bottles inc VAT)
Romain Reverdy has made a brilliant Sancerre in 2016. His vines around the village of Verdigny enjoyed an excellent growing season, which ensured terrific phenolic ripeness whilst retaining Sancerre’s signature nervous acidity. This wine has a beautiful floral elegance, creamy texture, and brisk mineral tension. Highly recommended.
Vacqueyras Cuvée St Roch Le Clos des Cazaux 2012
£144.00 per 12 bottles inc VAT / £12.00 per bottle inc VAT
(List price £158.00 per 12 bottles inc VAT)
Jean-Michel Vache runs this southern Rhône estate in Vacqueyras, which is an excellent source for brilliant and drinkable, warm Rhone blends. Located next to Gigondas, this wine has the heady sweet strawberry scent of Grenache, with some savoury garrigue herb notes from Syrah and Mourvèdre, keeping the balance fresh.This wine has an explosive berry fruit nose and a gorgeous palate of juicy tannins, rich body, and long finish.
Clos du Tart sold to Francois Pinault for record price
Three years ago Domaine des Lambrays in Morey St Denis was bought by Bernard Arnault of LVMH for 101 million euros. Last week Grand Cru monopole Clos de Tart, also in Morey St Denis, was acquired for 250 million euros by Artémis, the Pinault family’s investment company, which also owns Château Latour.
These celebrated rivals, two of the richest men in France, are now neighbours in the region and we all watch the ever changing landscape of Burgundy with bated breath!
BURGUNDY TASTING TRIP
“The weather has been glorious, but of more importance is that throughout the Côte d’Or we are greeted by happy wine makers. 2016 might be a tiny vintage but the quality is good to very good.” Johnny Goedhuis