Goedhuis Recommends: September 2019
September is upon us, the holiday season is coming to an end, however as long as the sun keeps shining and it remains wonderfully warm, it is paramount to include Château St Baillon Rosé 2018 from Côtes de Provence in our monthly recommendations. A Goedhuis stalwart since Johnny Goedhuis started the company in 1981. It remains exceptional value at just £11/bottle.
The two white wines this month offer very distinct drinking experiences, from a cool crisp Sauvignon in the form of Romain Reverdy’s Sancerre 2018 that is powerful and precise, to a Montagny 1er Cru 2016 from the Côte Chalonnaise in Burgundy that is one of the best value white Burgundies on our list. Jean Marc Boillot, is reknowned for his exciting selection of 1er Cru Puligny Montrachet. His Montagny is a glorious wine, whose quality far surpasses its price point. I urge anyone who has never tried it to do so, you won’t be disappointed.
This month we focus on the right bank of Bordeaux, two wines dominated by Merlot, both of which give a huge amount of pleasure, at differing costs per bottle. We tasted blind recently a line-up of all our 2014 clarets under £20/bottle and for sheer value our Château Montaiguillon Montagne St Emilion 2014 showed magnificently. Absolutely delicious and at £15.50, it remains a bargain. Croix Canon 2012, the 2nd wine of Château Canon 1er Grand Cru Classe St Emilion is a step up. The wine is maturing and is beginning to develop secondary characteristics. It is incredibly silky on the palate, so elegant even, as one would expect from a château that is owned by the fashion house, Chanel. It comes as no surprise that this is one of our biggest sellers and is incredibly fun to drink.