Offers | Goedhuis Recommends | February

The second month of the year has mercifully rolled around, dry January is over and it’s time to drink some really good wine.

Our February Recommendations are based on the wines we’re enjoying at home during lockdown: three whites and three reds from the winemaking regions we love, Old World and New.

This month we’re reaching for two brilliant French Sauvignons, the first, a crisp racy, mineral Sancerre from Domaine Reverdy and the second, a bright, scented Bordeaux Blanc from Ch Ferran that is loved by the critics. Our third white is the elegant and beautifully mineral cool-climate Chardonnay from the Eden Rift Estate in California.

We’ve opted for a pair of Italian reds: a ‘Baby Brunello’, Sesti’s 2018 Monteleccio, and a ‘baby Barbaresco’, the 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo from Produttori del Barbaresco. In their January issue, Decanter Magazine singled out Produttori for their “range of outstanding red wines that…rank alongside the finest Italy has to offer”. The third and final red is the gorgeously fruited, soft, velvety smooth second wine from the inspirational Château Canon in St Emilion.
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Vintage  

Size Qty Price Price (Inc VAT) Stat

 
2020

Vieux Ch Saint André Montagne St Emilion

6x75cl 10+ £75.00 EP

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, May 2021,
    Score: 90-92

    Radiant purple colour, with a floral and scented bouquet of freshly picked Victoria plums and red cherry. This Merlot-based wine is lively and fresh, and extremely inviting already. The lovely brightness flows into gorgeous palate, packed with harmonious juicy ripe fruit. A mineral touch and savoury notes add an attractive bite of energy and complexity on the finish. Superb value.

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, May 2021,
    Score: 90-92+

    Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2020 Vieux Château Saint André comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant notes of Morello cherries, juicy black plums and fresh blueberries, plus hints of bay leaves, lavender and fragrant soil. The medium to full-bodied palate is coated with vibrant red and black fruit layers with loads of mineral accents and a soft, plush texture, finishing long and refreshing. Drink 2024-2039

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2018

Marsannay Les Favières Charles Audoin

6x75cl 10+ £135.78 IB

6x75cl 10+ £179.00 Inc VAT

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  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2020,
    Score: 90-92

    There is better freshness still to the pretty and attractively layered aromas of red cherry, raspberry and evident floral elements. The punchy and appealingly textured flavors exude evident salinity on the impressively complex and lingering finish where the same cherry lozenge character is present. 2028+

2020

Albariño Rías Baixas Bodegas Lagar de Cervera

6x75cl 10+ £66.61 IB

6x75cl 10+ £96.00 Inc VAT

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, May 2021

    100% Albariño from Rías Baixas. Beautiful aromatics of crisp green apples, white peach, and jasmine. On the palate, notes of fresh pear, apricot, stone fruits, white peach abound. The luxurious silky fruit on the mid-palate shows hints of ripe lychee and lemon curd and the citrus finish is beautifully salty and vibrant. This is mouth-watering and full of energy, it is perfect for summer drinking and absolutely delicious

2020

Kumeu River Village Pinot Gris

12x75cl 10+ £93.22 IB

12x75cl 10+ £144.00 Inc VAT

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, August 2021

    Beautiful nose of fresh white peaches mixed with heady floral aromatics and summer honeysuckle. The palate is so fresh and alive, there is a great balance of stone fruits, citrus, hints of ginger and a wonderful chalky mineral note. Extremely refreshing and keenly priced, it is the perfect go-to everyday drinking wine. This is fantastic and would be at home with most types of foods as well as being utterly delicious by itself. Drink now.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, August 2021,
    Score: 17

    Drinking now and looking rather sleek and sexy already, you will not be surprised to hear that this is a PG made with Chardonnay hands. Not too rich, nicely spicy and with the merest hint of exoticism, other than that this is a Chardy in PG’s clothing and that makes it another winner.

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2020

Kumeu River Village Pinot Noir

12x75cl 10+ £98.22 IB

12x75cl 10+ £150.00 Inc VAT

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  • GDH

    Goedhuis, August 2021

    Bright red fruits unfurl from the glass, this is so inviting and pretty. Cranberry, redcurrants, strawberry, raspberry and rose. You could easily think this was from Burgundy. Light and nimble, it dances across the palate thanks to crunchy red summer fruits, hints of pinot spice and youthful joy. This has a jubilant and delicious simplicity to it and a cool climate elegance. Tantalising and fresh, its aromatic fruit and crisp acidity make it utterly irresistible to drink now. For the money this is outstanding and highly recommended.

2020

Ataraxia Chardonnay New Released 21/01/2022

6x75cl 10+ £111.61 IB

6x75cl 10+ £150.00 Inc VAT

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  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2021

    A standout South African Chardonnay, produced from vines planted nearly 400 metres above sea-level in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. The cooler climate and ancient glacial gives a wine with a Burgundian feel. For the 2020, winemaker Kevin employed a special winemaking technique he calls the Black Chardonnay method. This almost forgotten traditional Burgundian method involves generously aerating the juice before fermentation, which turns it dark as ebony. However, during fermentation the juice transforms to a glimmering, green-tinted yellow, the science being that the more oxygen the juice absorbs, the less oxygen is consumed by the wine, which then has much more resistance against premature oxidation (yellowing) during ageing. This is an elegant and incredibly engaging wine with pristine citrus fruit, crushed chalk and oyster shell alongside smoke and toast. The flavours are so finely chiselled on the palate by the framework of mineral acidity.

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Tax status

  • IB: In Bond. These wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries.

  • DP: Duty Paid. Wines for immediate UK delivery must be purchased Duty Paid. VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. Wines which have been removed from Bond cannot subsequently be returned to Bond. They must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • EP: En Primeur. These wines are lying in the Domaines’ cellars until shipping. They can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.