Offers | Goedhuis Recommends | January 2021

The best resolutions for a dry January may fall by the wayside after a few days of home schooling! So if the fridge or wine rack is a little bare, here are some perfect recommendations for a welcome glass of refreshing white or a warming red to accompany (another) supper at home...
Vintage  

Size Qty Price Price (Inc VAT) Stat

 
2019

Chardonnay Terroir 11300 Domaine Begude

6x75cl 10+ £41.36 IB

6x75cl 10+ £65.70 Inc VAT

Info Add

Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, May 2020

    This terrific very ‘tres Begude’ style Chardonnay is called Terroir 11300 which refers to the post code of the cool climate village of Cepie where this deliciously refreshing, mineral, organic Chardonnay is crafted by our old friend, the Begude dude, James Kinglake. 11300 is the best expression of this wonderful terroir, where you get a wonderful balance of honeyed fruit and crisp, citrus minerality. Works on its own or with food and is great value. It is also very handsome…

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, June 2020,
    Score: 17

    It is no surprise that this ‘postcode’ wine so accurately reflects its origins. I will never forget standing on their lawn, with an uninterrupted view of the Pyrenees some 80 miles away, and breathing in the cool, breezy air. A faint saline tang manages to make its way up from the Med and, added to a hint of lemony pine resin from the tall trees shading the property, the perfume was both invigorating and mouth-watering. These dynamic tasting notes are found in every wine that is made under this label and it gives them uniqueness and authenticity which oceans of other wines desperately lack. 2019 Terroir 11300 Chardonnay is a beauty. With a smattering of carpentry (a mere 15% is barrel-fermented in 600L demi-muids while the rest sees stainless steel), this is a slender, resonant Chardonnay with a keen, bone-dry, acidic finish and wonderful citrus and ozone detail. If Chablis was plonked down 25 miles from the Mediterranean its wines would taste like this! The organic mantra gives this wine undoubted ‘vif’, or liveliness, which means that it ploughs its own furrow on your taste buds, making them stand to attention and listen carefully to its song. While this is an accomplished aperitif style, there is more food-matching skill here that meets the eye. When I was buying the wines for Bibendum Restaurant, in the Michelin Building, in London (I held this position for 26 years, from 1990 - 2016), I listed Begude Chardonnay (a wine that was actually one notch down the ladder from my featured Terroir 11300) as ‘House Chardonnay’ in the Oyster Bar on the ground floor of this iconic building. It was, perhaps, one of only a handful of wines from the 1000-strong wine cellar which had a good stab at going with every single dish on the OB’s menu. Simon Hopkinson was the chef at Bibendum, at the time, and so the menu was sheer heaven. The food was sublime and when Burgundies and Loires came up short, Begude kept its character and romanced every dish and all who tasted it. At £10.95 per bottle, this wine is your very own ‘house Chardonnay’ for the summer of 2020 and I hope that you love it as much as I do. Leaving all of the aforementioned nostalgia aside, this is a bloody brilliant wine. 17/20 (drink now - 2021)

More Tasting Notes Hide More Tasting Notes

2017

Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes Jean-Philippe Fichet

12x75cl 10+ £190.00 IB

12x75cl 10+ £260.14 Inc VAT

Info Add

Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2018

    Striking lemon yellow colour. Jean-Philippe picked the grapes from his old vines at the start of the harvest. This allowed him to keep the natural creamy richness that aged vines provide whilst preserving the brightness and freshness of fruit. A wine of harmony and great appeal in a very Meursault way.

  • BURG

    Burghound, April 2019,
    Score: 86-89

    Here the nose is similar to that of the regular cuvée while offering just a bit more complexity. There is more volume and richness to the vibrant flavors that retain good cut while delivering fine persistence. This would make a very good choice for an all-around house white. Outstanding Top Value. Drink 2021+

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, January 2019,
    Score: 88-90

    A considerable step up over the regular Bourgogne, Fichet's 2017 Bourgogne Blanc Vieilles Vignes unfurls in the glass with notes of beeswax, pear, white flowers and waxy lemon rind. On the palate, it's similarly tangy but fleshier and more concentrated, with depth and structure that nod to Meursault.

  • ST

    Stephen Tanzer, September 2018,
    Score: 88-90

    Bright, pale yellow. Complex aromas and flavors of white peach, citrus fruits and minerals, plus a toasty nuance. At once fine-grained and nicely chiseled, conveying a captivating balance of sweetness and acidity. Finishes with real punch and length. This is Bourgogne Blanc at the quality level of Meursault.

More Tasting Notes Hide More Tasting Notes

2018

Chablis Jean-Paul Droin

12x75cl 10+ £174.00 IB

12x75cl 10+ £240.94 Inc VAT

Info Add

Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2019

    A delightfully complete village Chablis with vibrant, fresh aromas of citrus fruit, grapefruit and lime peel. The palate is youthful and tight, with a striking line of minerality and a touch of richness on the finish.

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, January 2020,
    Score: 89-90

    The 2018 Chablis is lifted, perfumed and sensual, with striking layers of nuance that unfold in the glass, as well as fabulous complexity - especially at this level. Light on its feet with tons of pure energy, the 2018 is flat-out gorgeous. There is just so much to like in this beautiful, vivid Chablis from brothers Jean Paul Benoît Droin.

  • BURG

    Burghound, October 2019,
    Score: 88-91

    A more classic aromatic profile is comprised of cool green fruit, tidal pool and various white-fleshed fruit scents. The rich, full-bodied and appealingly textured medium-bodied flavors possess much better depth and persistence on the moderately dry finale. This is actually pretty good and a wine that should be accessible young if desired. Drink: 2022+

  • JS

    James Suckling, August 2019,
    Score: 90-91

    More than 35 plots with an important holding between Vaillons and Montmains. This has a very attractive, fresh mango and peach nose with a super fleshy, open and drinkable palate. Lower acidity, higher flavor. Drink on release.

  • JAM

    Jasper Morris MW, December 2019,
    Score: 89

    Much paler colour than the Petit Chablis with a little green tint. Elegant clean Chablis nose of medium concentration. Very nicely balanced on the palate, with great length and a lovely finish. Textbook Chablis from a gifted producer.

More Tasting Notes Hide More Tasting Notes

2014

Ch Beaumont Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc

12x75cl 10+ £139.89 IB

12x75cl 10+ £200.00 Inc VAT

Info Add

Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, July 2017,
    Score: 88-90

    This is a lovely blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with a dash of Petit Verdot giving additional body and depth to this wine (the variety was hailed by many top châteaux as a star of the vintage). It is deep crimson colour, and has an arresting aromas of fresh dark currants. The palate is bold and well-structured with depth of fruit and a smooth texture. Not forced at all, and with a fine, easy finish.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2015,
    Score: 88-90

    The Château Beaumont 2014 has a slightly pinched nose at first, but there are appreciable dense blackberry and raspberry aromas interwoven with cedary new oak that surface with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with good weight in the mouth. It is not a complex Haut-Médoc but it dishes out freshness and crisp acidity, flavoursome and savory black fruit fanning out nicely on the finish. "Good Claret" - as they say.

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2015,
    Score: 86-88

    The 2014 Beaumont shows good textural depth and body, but comes across as a bit green and lacking in polish, with slightly angular contours that attentuate the fruit. Savory herbs, smoke, licorice and tobacco notes add a bit of complexity, but the rough edges are impossible to escape.

  • JS

    James Suckling, March 2015,
    Score: 90-91

    A solid wine with tar, dark chocolate and berry character. Full and chewy. Impressive.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2015,
    Score: 16

    Dark crimson with a blackish tinge. Something unusual, almost animal, about this on the nose. Much more fruit than tannin. Very worked. Intriguing! Richer than most of its peers. Impressively persistent. Drink 2022-2034

More Tasting Notes Hide More Tasting Notes

2014

Ch Beaumont Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc

6x150cl 7 £148.22 IB

6x150cl 7 £210.00 Inc VAT

Info Add

Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, July 2017,
    Score: 88-90

    This is a lovely blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with a dash of Petit Verdot giving additional body and depth to this wine (the variety was hailed by many top châteaux as a star of the vintage). It is deep crimson colour, and has an arresting aromas of fresh dark currants. The palate is bold and well-structured with depth of fruit and a smooth texture. Not forced at all, and with a fine, easy finish.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2015,
    Score: 88-90

    The Château Beaumont 2014 has a slightly pinched nose at first, but there are appreciable dense blackberry and raspberry aromas interwoven with cedary new oak that surface with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with good weight in the mouth. It is not a complex Haut-Médoc but it dishes out freshness and crisp acidity, flavoursome and savory black fruit fanning out nicely on the finish. "Good Claret" - as they say.

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2015,
    Score: 86-88

    The 2014 Beaumont shows good textural depth and body, but comes across as a bit green and lacking in polish, with slightly angular contours that attentuate the fruit. Savory herbs, smoke, licorice and tobacco notes add a bit of complexity, but the rough edges are impossible to escape.

  • JS

    James Suckling, March 2015,
    Score: 90-91

    A solid wine with tar, dark chocolate and berry character. Full and chewy. Impressive.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2015,
    Score: 16

    Dark crimson with a blackish tinge. Something unusual, almost animal, about this on the nose. Much more fruit than tannin. Very worked. Intriguing! Richer than most of its peers. Impressively persistent. Drink 2022-2034

More Tasting Notes Hide More Tasting Notes

2017

Gigondas La Tour Sarrasine Le Clos des Cazaux

12x75cl 3 £148.22 IB

12x75cl 3 £210.00 Inc VAT

Info Add

Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, October 2018

    Another Grenache based blend (70%) but with slightly more Mourvèdre (15%) and less Syrah (15%) than the Vacqueyras Cuvée St Roch. These vines are situated at 600 metres altitude on the terraced slopes that reach up to the Dentelles de Montmirail. A full-bodied Southern Rhône classic that is at once ripe and fresh, with a huge intensity of berry fruit, a lift of garrigue aromatics, and the spicy note of cracked white pepper. The tannins have excellent texture, and it runs neck-to-neck with the high quality 2016.

2018

Gigondas La Tour Sarrasine Le Clos des Cazaux

12x75cl 10+ £145.00 IB

12x75cl 10+ £206.14 Inc VAT

Info Add

Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2019

    This cuvée follows the same winemaking policy as the Vacqueyras Cuvée St Roch but has a more serious earthy side with masses of wild autumnal fruits and towering structure thanks to a grainy tannic core. Pleasing density and a warming, rich mouthfeel makes this the perfect winter cuvée.

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, August 2019,
    Score: 89-91

    Black cherries and licorice appear on the nose of the 2018 Gigondas La Tour Sarrasine, an assemblage of 70% Grenache and 15% each Mourvèdre and Syrah. It's full-bodied and velvety, showing decent depth and length. An overall solid effort that should drink well for close to a decade. Drink Date 2020 - 2028

  • JD

    Jeb Dunnuck, September 2019,
    Score: 89-91

    Moving to the 2018s, the 2018 Gigondas La Tour Sarrasine offers a forward, sweetly fruited, incredibly charming style as well as classy notes of black cherries, black raspberries, scorched earth and garrigue. It’s medium-bodied, has plenty of ripe tannins, and I suspect is going to be an outstanding wine.

More Tasting Notes Hide More Tasting Notes

Excel

Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines 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.

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.