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A Case of Yule: ‘The Connoisseur’

We’ve been digging around in the cellar to put together a case of 6 amazing wines that will make any avid collector green with envy.  But who cares what they think?  They will MAKE – YOUR – DAY !

Individually, these wines would total £432, but we’re doing the case for £400.  Admit it.  This deal is a steal!

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Six bottles of wine presented in a hand decorated kraft card presentation pack*.

PLEASE NOTE: OUR FESTIVE CASES ARE DUE TO BE DELIVERED IN THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS.  We will be in touch nearer the time to arrange delivery, but please let us know if you want your case delivered any earlier or if you have any other specific delivery requirements.  (Include a note in your order – there’s an information field for such a purpose.)

* Deliveries beyond the M25 will be delivered in courier safe cartons rather than presentation packs.

Here’s what’s in it…

Start as you mean to go on bubbles…

Delamotte Champagne Brut – Whether it’s getting ready for the day wrapping a few last presents on Christmas eve, or if it’s getting ready for the day wrapping yourself in your festive finery, you’ll need some decent bubbles to start the day.

The second wine of ‘Salon’ (the £400+ Vintage Champagne only made 2 or 3 times a decade), this one is a bit of a wine trade insider’s secret.  But we don’t like secrets!  (Unless it’s what Saint Nick has in his bulging sack!)  This Champagne balances perfectly citrus and mineral acidity with a smooth, creamy, buiscuity finish.  And you’re off…

A gift to be resisted…?

Pol Roger, Vintage Champagne, 2013 – Getting hold of good vintage Champagne is going to be tricky this Christmas, what with Brexit and Covid and bad harvests and good harvest and general idiosyncrasy and weirdness.  Anyway, we’ve got hold of a case of Pol Roger from 2013.  It’s delicious now, but if you can resist, it will get better over the next few years (up to 2040, they say, but can you wait that long?).  A treat for now, or a gift to a future self?

Something crisp with the smoked salmon…

Domaine Jeannot, Puligny-Montrachet 2018 – Extraordinarily deep and complex white wine from the heart of Burgundy. Harvested by hand from very low-yielding vineyards in one of the most iconic Burgundian appellations, fermented in stainleess steel tanks, to preserve freshness, but then matured on its lees in French oak barrels to introduce those deeper, creamier, honeyed notes.

Now for ‘the bird’ (and aaaalllllll the trimmings)…

Bien Nacido, ‘The Captain’ Pinot Noir 2015 – Made famous in the film Sideways, this is one of Santa Maria Valley, California’s top, top wines.  It’s opening now, but will continue to evolve for another 10 years or more if you an be patient.  “The Captain wafts from the glass with complex aromas of wood smoke, wild berries and savoury forest floor” – Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

Because there’s going to be cheese…

Chateau du Domaine de l’Eglise, Pomerol 2009 – A great appellation, a great vineyard, a great year.  An opportunity not to be missed.  Established in 1589, Domaine de l’Eglise have learned a thing or two about winemaking in the intervening 500 years.  “Discreet mocha and savoury nose; some toasty oak here. Broad, rounded and fleshy, with good weight of fruit and ample generosity. Opulent fruit on the palate. Has drive and length but tight and restrained at present. Firm, long finish.” – Decanter

And a sweet, sweet ending…

Finca Moncloa, Tintilla de Rota – This specialist grape variety of Andalusia was widely used for making sweet, red wine during previous centuries, but became increasingly rare as modern tastes moved towards drier wines and then, after the 2nd World War, the US Navy built a huge sea and air base covering about 50% of it’s remaining planted vineyards!  But here it is, a taste from yesteryear, a dark, slightly garnet wine, full of dark chocolate, coffee, red fruits, honey and incredible depths.  It will take a Christmas pud, a slice of fruit cake, a mince pie or a cheeseboard to the next level!

Bought by the individual bottle, this little lot would cost yo £432, but lovely generous, kind-hearted people that we are, we’re offering this case at a nice, round, £400.

And that’s it.  A top shelf festive frolic!!

And if that was not generous enough…

As with all our festive case offers, we’re also offering the opportunity to add a bottle of port, sherry gin, whisky or cream liqueur at a special price.  But exclusively to this case deal, we’re also offering a bottle of the incredible Domain du Mignon, 1973 Armagnac with a fiver off.  It’s a real, artisanal Armagnac made nearly 40 years ago by the grandfather of a friend of ours and defies belief.  We bought the last 5 cases of it available anywhere.  Don’t miss it, because when it’s gone, it’s gone!

When you place a case in your shopping basket, you’ll qualify for a further discounts on one bottle of each of the following:

Domaine de Mignon, Armagnac 1973 – £85 > £80

Port of Leith, Olorosso Sherry – £18 > £16

Port of Leith, Tawny Port – £18 > £16

Cotswolds Distillery Whisky – £45 > £42

Cotswolds Distillery Gin – £36 > £33

Cotswolds Distillery Cream Liqueur – £25 > £23


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