Offers | Goedhuis Recommends: October 2020

Last month we were absolutely thrilled to be named Bordeaux specialist, En Primeur specialist and runner-up Burgundy specialist of the year by Decanter Magazine. To celebrate we’re highlighting the best of Burgundy and Bordeaux in our October recommendations.

We’ve picked three fabulous white Burgundies from our range that between them suit every occasion.

  • Mâcon Montbellet Mallory & Benjamin Talmard 2019 (£132 per 12 bottles, £154 per 12 halves, £284 per 6 magnums) Mallory and Benjamin Talmard make a crisp, juicy and pocket-friendly Mâcon Montbellet from well-sited old vines. At £11.00 a bottle, the 2019 is a delightful everyday drinker that’s bursting with fresh peach and citrus.

 

  • Montagny 1er Cru Vieux Château Jean-Marc Boillot 2018 (£295 per 12 bottles, ) To the north of the Mâcon is the Côte Chalonnaise, another source of excellent value white Burgundy. It’s home to our favourite Montagny made by Puligny-Montrachet’s famous family, Domaine J.M Boillot. Their Montagny 1er Cru Vieux Château is consistently impressive and the newly arrived 2018 is rich, fresh, and lively, we love it. At £24.58 per bottle it’s a terrific value wine made in an elegant Côte de Beaune style.

 

  • Meursault Les Gruyaches Jean-Philippe Fichet 2016 (£572 per 12 bottles) Finally, we’ve chosen a much-loved Meursault from the venerable Domaine Fichet: the 2016 Meursault Les Gruyaches. This tiny plot produces an outstandingly good and very classic village Meursault that’s beautifully perfumed with white flowers, apple and pear. Highly recommended. 

For the reds we’re sticking to Bordeaux classics in great vintages.

  • Ch La Fleur Coterie Bordeaux 2018 (£129 per 12 bottles, £139 per 6 magnums) Ch La Fleur Coterie is our house claret and a perennial Goedhuis favourite. Packed with fresh red fruits and silky soft, the 2018 is utterly delicious and a steal at £10.75 a bottle.

 

  • Ch Juguet Grand Cru St Emilion 2016 (£240 per 12 bottles) The 2016 Ch Juguet is another incredibly good value Bordeaux. 2016 was an excellent vintage for the Bordelais, and this Right Bank claret is full of energy and really hitting its stride today. Bramble fruits and Morello cherries are layered with pepper and dark chocolate. It gives a lot of complexity for just £20 a bottle.

 

  • Ch Gloria St Julien 2015 (£220 per 6 bottles) Finally, from the Left Bank, Ch Gloria is one of the best cru bourgeois you can find. The 2015 has aged perfectly and shows the remarkable quality of this non-classified St Julien. Crushed violets, liquorice and graphite melt into sleek blackberry and blueberry fruits. Delicious today or can be cellared for years to come. 

 

As autumn sets in and lockdown measures loom, this is definitely not the time to have an empty wine rack or cellar. Sometimes you just can’t beat a classic and these wines fit the bill perfectly.

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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.

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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.