Offers | Goedhuis Recommends | February 2021

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.
Vintage  

Size Qty Price Price (Inc VAT) Stat

 
2018

Ch Ferran Blanc Pessac-Léognan

6x75cl 8 £76.61 IB

6x75cl 8 £108.00 Inc VAT

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, January 2021

    This white Bordeaux is a blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sémillon and comes from a delightful chateau in Pessac-Leognan that was once owned by the famous French philosopher of the Enlightenment, Montesquieu. This is complex and waxy with touches of stone fruits and lime zest. Bordeaux Blanc at its best.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, March 2021,
    Score: 89+

    The 2018 Ferran Blanc has a straightforward malic nose of apple peel and light granite aromas. The palate is well balanced with peach and orange zest on the entry, and cohesive, with a finely judged bead of acidity. I find this more sophisticated on the finish that the nose suggests. Give it 18–24 months in bottle, because this Ferran could blossom into something interesting. Tasted twice with consistent notes. Drink 2023-2032

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2019,
    Score: 88-90

    The 2018 Ferran Blanc offers a lovely combination of citrus, orchard fruit and lifted floral notes, with a hint of reduction that adds character. One of the more open-knit whites of the year, the Ferran Blanc will drink well right out of the gate. There is plenty to like in this inviting white from Ferran.

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, April 2019,
    Score: 90-92

    The Ferran 2018 Blanc leaps from the glass with tropical notions of pineapple and green mango with touches of fresh apricots, melon and a waft of wet pebbles. Medium-bodied, the palate has a beautiful satiny texture with a great intensity of tropical fruit and a long, racy finish.

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2017

Eden Rift Estate Chardonnay Cienega Valley New

12x75cl 10+ £303.22 IB

12x75cl 10+ £396.00 Inc VAT

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2019

    From an estate based in the breath-taking Cienega Valley, California, lying only 20 miles from the Pacific Coast. The cool maritime conditions and unique soils have produced a wonderful wine in 2017 and this Estate Chardonnay is pure and elegant with beautiful poise, stunning white stone fruit and a mouth-watering minerality.

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, February 2020,
    Score: 90pts

    Grapes for the 2017 Chardonnay Estate were harvested September 18 and October 1-3. Aged in 18% new French oak for 10 months, the nose is brightly scented of Meyer lemon peel, fresh quince, Bosc pear and white peaches with a floral undercurrent plus touches of crushed slate and yeast. The palate is light-bodied, bright and fresh with honeyed bass notes and great freshness on the long, clean finish. 1,651 cases produced.

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2018

Monteleccio IGT Castello di Argiano Sesti

12x75cl 10+ £120.72 IB

12x75cl 10+ £177.00 Inc VAT

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, January 2021

    We love the charismatic, ambiable Sesti family and the delicious wines they make at their estate, Castello di Argiano. The 2018 Monteleccio IGT Castello di Argiano offers exceptional value. Made from 100% Sangiovese, it boasts beautiful sour cherries with a pleasing bitter edge. Sensual and fresh.

2018

Monteleccio IGT Castello di Argiano Sesti

6x150cl 10+ £130.72 IB

6x150cl 10+ £189.00 Inc VAT

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, January 2021

    We love the charismatic, ambiable Sesti family and the delicious wines they make at their estate, Castello di Argiano. The 2018 Monteleccio IGT Castello di Argiano offers exceptional value. Made from 100% Sangiovese, it boasts beautiful sour cherries with a pleasing bitter edge. Sensual and fresh.

2014

Croix Canon St Emilion Grand Cru

12x75cl 10+ £281.55 IB

12x75cl 10+ £370.00 Inc VAT

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, March 2020

    Ch Canon’s second wine hails from an enviably positioned parcel between Berliquet, Vieux Château Mazerat and Angélus, offering the intensity and finesse of St Emilion at a reasonable price tag. Produced in the Château’s 12th century chapel, the 2014 Croix Canon displays gorgeous, ripe dark fruits and bramble leaf. Well integrated oak (30% new) gives a pleasing density on the palate and contributes warm spiced notes that flow through onto the finish.

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2015,
    Score: 89-92

    The 2014 Croix Canon, the estate's second wine, emerges from a parcel nestled between Berliquet, Vieux Château Mazerat and Angélus. A blast of dark red stone fruit, smoke, tar, licorice and earthiness hits the palate in a wine that is dense and powerful, yet also weightless and quite classic in conception. It is precisely those contrasts that make the Croix Canon so compelling. The Croix Canon is not sold en primeur, but when it is eventually released, it will be a must-buy.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, February 2017,
    Score: 16.5

    Mid crimson. Very appetising and fresh on the nose. Round and well balanced with lots of vigour. Beautifully balanced even if almost unnervingly forward. GV

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2014

Croix Canon St Emilion Grand Cru

6x150cl 8 £289.89 IB

6x150cl 8 £380.00 Inc VAT

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, March 2020

    Ch Canon’s second wine hails from an enviably positioned parcel between Berliquet, Vieux Château Mazerat and Angélus, offering the intensity and finesse of St Emilion at a reasonable price tag. Produced in the Château’s 12th century chapel, the 2014 Croix Canon displays gorgeous, ripe dark fruits and bramble leaf. Well integrated oak (30% new) gives a pleasing density on the palate and contributes warm spiced notes that flow through onto the finish.

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2015,
    Score: 89-92

    The 2014 Croix Canon, the estate's second wine, emerges from a parcel nestled between Berliquet, Vieux Château Mazerat and Angélus. A blast of dark red stone fruit, smoke, tar, licorice and earthiness hits the palate in a wine that is dense and powerful, yet also weightless and quite classic in conception. It is precisely those contrasts that make the Croix Canon so compelling. The Croix Canon is not sold en primeur, but when it is eventually released, it will be a must-buy.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, February 2017,
    Score: 16.5

    Mid crimson. Very appetising and fresh on the nose. Round and well balanced with lots of vigour. Beautifully balanced even if almost unnervingly forward. GV

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