"Dry" January is always the quietest month in any wine merchants calendar, however, Morgan and I have not been idle and we're very happy to announce the return of our "7 for £60" case and to introduce some fantastic new wines, bin-end offers and February-only offers. There's quite a lot to choose from and we've selected some our of favourite "picks" below...
"A great value Aussie unoaked Chardonnay with gentle golden colouration. A soft nose of green apple, peaches and lemon zest leads to a palate of apple and fresh fruit. Crisp and fresh with underlying citrus tones."
was £12.99 now £8.99
"Chablis as it should be; mineral, fresh and light but with interest and texture. Think flavours of lemon, pea shoot, and green apple, it’s got racy acidity but not a hint of bitterness. Aromatic and vibrant, with ample stone fruit, it's rounded, supply and utterly delightful!"
was 18.99 now £15.99
"The Boeckel wines are no longer imported into the UK and we're very sad to see them go but it's out of our hands! The Pinot Blanc is a great example of what this undervalued grape can produce. Fresh and lively with floral lift and a sense of orange peel and zest. Crisp, bright, and taut with slate-like minerality. There is an awful lot here for the money with plenty of depth and a lengthy finish."
was £13.99 now £11.99
"Stonecroft make some of the very finest Syrah expressions in Hawke's Bay and have been influential in building the reputation of the region. This is an elegant, fruit-driven Syrah with raspberry and blackberry fruit, white and black pepper, and floral notes on a supple palate."
was £18.99 now £15.99
"From the Sonoma Country district in California, the Hobo Wines Cabernet is replete with all the bold flavours we've come to expect from Californian Cabernet: Mulberry, cassis, blackcurrant, spicy overlaid with dried herbs and sweet spice. Extended bottle-ageing has softened and rounded the wine beautifully" was £23.99 now £16.99
"Top-end Pinot Noir with 6 years of bottle age and sub £20.00 doesn't come around all that often so sign me up! Delicate, complex, and concentrated, this wine has a soft, full palate, well-balanced acidity, and supple tannins. Perfect with duck."
was £25.99 now £19.99
February's Fine Wine Offer (only 8 bottles available!)
"I opened a bottle of this with dinner last week and it was just absolutely delightful, in the way that only well-aged Burgundy can be, combining delicate, soft red fruit with a powerful, lingering persistence. Wines from Volnay are often said to represent the lighter form of Burgundian Pinot Noir, especially when compared to the more muscular wines of the neighbouring Pommard, whilst still offering the same classic earthy notes and sweet spice. The 2005 Vielle Vignes from Nicolas Potel is perhaps more akin to a Pommard in weight but at 17 years of age it is drinking sublimely."
Was £69.99, February offer £49.99