The Hong Kong Team Recommends
As we enter the Year of the Tiger, it feels imperative we ensure our wine fridges are stuffed full of goodies. To aid you in your quest for the best, we have an exciting range of wines from France, California, Italy and Spain.
Our new house Champagne, Taittinger’s Prelude Grand Cru NV, is simply outstanding, flying under the radar. It was disgorged after six years sur lie and has a dosage of six grams per litre. The Wine Advocate’s William Kelly agrees, saying it offers “up aromas of pear, stone fruits, warm brioche, white flowers and iodine, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and incisive, with fine depth at the core, racy acids and a long, penetrating finish. Based on the 2013 vintage and sourced largely from Avize, Mesnil, Mailly and Verzenay, this is an excellent bottling.”
We have selected four whites for the spring months, perfect for increasingly warm weather and sunnier days. They’re all fresh and vibrant with a fabulous streak of mouth-watering acidity.
We are introducing a new Bordeaux Blanc to our Hong Kong portfolio, the ever-consistent 2019 Ch Ferran Blanc from Pessac-Léognan. It has an elegant nose of citrus peel, apple blossom and honeysuckle and just the right amount of minerality. This white Bordeaux is impressive not only for its poise and lift, but also for the price.
Domaine Pinson’s Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume is a favourite amongst Chablis lovers. This cuvée has rich, hedonistic fruit flavours and uplifting brightness. With a hint of acacia honey and pineapple, Pinson’s 2018 is a supreme example of this 1er cru, with clotted cream undertones that are lifted by flavours of grapefruit zest and blossom
Meanwhile, Bodegas Lagar de Cervera’s 2020 Albarino sings with crisp green apples and white peaches. In only its second ever vintage, it is mouth-watering and full of energy. It sings with bright Meyer lemon peel and white peaches, with a floral undercurrent and a touch of crushed slate. Jean-Marc Boillot’s Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru La Garenne is enticing and rewarding, with lively, vibrant lemon juice and zest giving way to notes of caramel poached pears.
We’ve also chosen four brilliant reds at different price points, delivering four very different styles which are all drinking extremely well now.
If you’re seeking a good value ‘every day’ house red Burgundy, try the superb 2019 Bourgogne Rouge Champ de Perdrix, crafted by Vincent Charton who has put the appellation of Mercurey on the map with his exciting brand of juicy Côte Chalonnaise Pinot Noir. It is fresh, with juicy tannins and crystalline fruit.
Looking to Italy, their red wines really come into their own with food due to their higher acidity profile. The 2018 Guidalberto from the makers of Sassicaia is a terrific choice for drinking now. Finesse and elegance are its signatures. Not too heavy or rich, but elegant and undeniably attractive.
Ch Paveil de Luze Cru Bourgeois Margaux 2012 is a sure-fire winner amongst claret lovers looking for a charming, well-structured wine that is neat and hugely pleasing.
Another recent standout has been the 2018 Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses from Goedhuis favourite Chandon de Brialles. With 80% whole bunch fruit, the domaine’s confidence in the ripeness of the stalks and pips has been proven right: the resulting wine is succulent with dark fruits and a wonderfully spicy undertone.
Our revelation in the world of rosé has been the Domaine de L’Ile, a glamorous Provençal estate now owned by the Chanel team. Their rosé is as breath-taking as the Mediterranean island paradise on which it is made, and we couldn’t envisage a sunny day without a chilled glass of it by our side!
NV Taittinger Prelude Grand Cru | HK$495 per bottle
2019 Ch Ferran Blanc Pessac-Léognan | HK$195 per bottle
2018 Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume Pinson Frères | HK$270 per bottle
2020 Albariño Rías Baixas Bodegas Lagar de Cerver| HK$175 per bottle
2018 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru La Garenne Jean-Marc Boillot | HK$595 per bottle
2019 Bourgogne Rouge Champ de Perdrix Jean-Pierre Charton | HK$170 per bottle
2018 Guidalberto Tenuta San Guido 2018| HK$350 per bottle
2012 Ch Paveil de Luze Cru Bourgeois Margaux | HK$255 per bottle
2018 Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses Chandon de Briailles | HK$440 per bottle
2020 Domaine de L'Ile Porquerolles Côtes de Provence Rosé 2020 | HK$215 per bottle
Gentle onion skin pink colour. Unsurprisingly for a famous perfume house, this is a beautifully scented rosé, with hints of freshly picked raspberries, a touch of freesia and elderflower. On the palate it is gloriously bright and fresh, with a natural weight of fruit. The lively mineral tang refreshes and the finish of soft fresh red fruit lingers beautifully. Quite simply, a rosé to savour – glorious! Goedhuis & Co
Minimum purchase per wine is 4 bottles while the total minimum order is 12 bottles. Delivery is free (to one address) for orders over HK$2400.00 in the Hong Kong/Kowloon area. Otherwise the cost is HK$150.00. Deliveries elsewhere will be priced on request.
All the wines are immediately available for delivery. If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact us directly. The entire Goedhuis stock and broking list is also available for quarterly shipping out of the UK.
Goedhuis & Co Hong Kong Team
Tel no: +852 2801 5999