Offers | Goedhuis recommends | 2021
The mood is buoyant at Goedhuis & Co. The month of May represents a final push before summer and, hopefully, the return on of normal life. Like the much of the UK, there is a newfound spring in our collective step.
Next month, the focus will be upon on new arrivals; this month the focus is firmly on Goedhuis stalwart classics -- wines that have received unanimous praise over the past year from our clients for their quality, individuality, and value for money.
Champagne Paul Goerg Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs NV
The feedback has been exceptional on our house Champagne, Paul Goerg Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs NV. According to its many longstanding patrons it is up there with the very best house Champagnes. Made from 100 per cent Chardonnay grapes from the 1er Cru vineyards of Vertus, this is an exceptionally classy Blanc de Blanc that continues to be one of our best sellers.
Sancerre André Dezat 2019
André Dezat and his sons have crafted a Sancerre that stylistically has the tell-tale, citrusy, mineral core and drive of a top-flight Sancerre coupled with a complex bouquet of white stone fruits and a hint of the exotic. This delicious Sauvignon Blanc has layers of flavour and is testament to how brilliant top-quality Sancerre has become over the past decade.
St Véran Domaine de la Croix Senaillet 2019
We only have one St Véran Domaine de la Croix Senaillet, a wonderful white Burgundy from just outside the village of Davayé in the South Maconnais. The Martin brothers have been practising sustainable agriculture since 2003 and were certified 100 per cent organic in 2006. At sub £15.00 per bottle this is a fabulous every-day white Burgundy. We cannot recommend it more highly. The 2019 vintage was warm, however there is no hint of excess here, just extraordinary freshness to compliment peachy, apricot flavours.
Montagny 1er Cru Vieux Château Jean-Marc Boillot 2018
If a smarter white Burgundy is in order, Jean-Marc Boillot needs little introduction. This is one of the great domains in Puligny Montrachet and their venture into the Cote Chalonnais has resulted in arguably the best value white Burgundy we offer for below £25.00 per bottle. Should you seek the flavours of a good Montrachet, yet want something a little more every day, we would urge you to try our Montagny 1er Cru Vieux Château Jean-Marc Boillot 2018. This is an exceptional cuvée also available in Magnums (£305 per 6 inc VAT) and we even have a few cases of half bottles of the 2019 for £160.07 per twelve.
Fleurie Clos de la Roilette 2019
Moving onto the reds, our Fleurie from Clos de La Roilette has been the house wine for many of us over the past year. Owner Alain Coudert practises sustainable farming techniques on rich clay and granite soils, resulting in a wine that can be drunk in its youth on its fruit-forward exuberance, but has the structure beneath to age (on the unlikely event a bottle or two was forgotten in the depth of your cellar). This is highly recommended. We never have enough to satisfy demand and the new vintage is already on the water.
Chateau Juguet Grand Cru St Emilion 2016
The 2016 vintage in France (and Italy) has been lauded as a modern great. We have been followers of Chateau Juguet St Emilion Grand Cru for many years and this cuvée is their greatest to date. Owned by the Moueix family (of Petrus and La Fleur Petrus) this predominantly Merlot (85%) blend is full of energy and has been hitting its stride in recent months. It gives a lot of complexity for just £20 a bottle.
Barolo Giacomo Fenocchio 2015
Our final red recommendation this month comes from a small vineyard within the ‘Bussia’ region in the heart of Barolo. Organically farmed by Claudio Fenocchio, his entry level Barolo 2015 is now wonderfully open and expressive. It takes time in the kitchen to create a culinary masterpiece and watching this little beauty gain interest and complexity over time is a thought-provoking experience. With only 600 cases produced this comes highly recommended.
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- 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.