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Should you feel like treating yourself or someone else for that matter this Easter then this is a truly personal selection of some of the finest wines in Our portfolio, 4 whites and 8 reds, which we genuinely believe are amongst the tastiest of Easter treats and will be adorning our very own tables this coming weekend.

 

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GERARD TREMBLAY, CHABLIS × 2

Domaine Tremblay Chablis is what every wine from this appellation should smell and taste like, sadly so very few do these days. It is very much the real deal, unoaked from 10 to 30 year-old vines grown on Kimmeridgean soils; very mineral, yet not aggressive with trademark green and red apple and oyster-shell aromas. The palate is whistle-fresh with lime, apple and more minerals showing. The overall impression is of a perfectly balanced, fleshy and ripe wine. Whilst this example may be a few euro more than Supermarket examples it will at the end of the day deliver You true value.

MEYER-FONNE, ALSACE PINOT BLANC, Vieilles Vignes × 2

 

Pinot Blanc Vieilles Vignes comes from a plot of old vines, it acts like Pinot Gris on the nose — rich, oily apricot and pear fruit— but the touch of white pepper and taste of freshly squeezed oranges is classic Pinot Blanc. The palate is likewise rich and honeyed with a streak of minerality, a smoky side, and a touch of citrus. A house pour at a number of Ireland's Michelin starred restaurants over the past 15 years. A sure fire hit each and every bottle opened.

 

"Probably the best value white wine available in the whole of France" M. Bettane
" ... This is where the true wine bargains are to be had – places like Alsace, Cahors and Provence in France, almost all of Austria, Germany, many smaller Argentine estates, and Italy beyond Tuscany, Piedmont and Veneto. This delight is from Alsace. It is a lavish, full-bodied white with rounded honey flavours over hints of apricot, touches of lemon and a fine, medium length, clean finish. Often paired with fish but just as delicious with stuffed pork."

Tomas Clancy, Sunday Business Post, 16th August 2009

 

 

Maison Ambroise, Cotes de Nuits Villages × 2

The vineyards producing this Cotes de Nuits Villages are located near Clos de la Maréchale, a famous Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru. The first impression is of abundance of ripe fruit, both on the nose and palate. Velvety and soft, albeit well structured this is a terrific wine, it would make a brilliant introduction to anyone new to red Burgundy. Easily one of the stars of our Burgundy selection, euro for euro there's hardly a better Pinot in the range.

ZÉDÉ DE LABEGORCE Margaux × 2

Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 35%, Cabernet Franc 10%, Petit Verdot 5%.
Lovely, dark red/purple coloured Margaux with an enticing and intense nose of dark berries, vanilla hints and cassis. The soft and complex palate shows lots of ripeness with elegant fruit and smoke, stretching delicately with notes of spices towards a firm but elegant finish.

FATTORIA DI RODANO, Chianti Classico × 2

“ Medium ruby garnet in colour with a garnet rim. Pure, ripe, soft forest fruits, dark cherry and liqueur chocolate on the nose with a hint of woodsmoke.
The palate is dry, medium-bodied with crisp, mouthwatering acidity and rounded tannins and some slightly grainy wood tannins. The ripeness of the fruit evident on the nose is repeated on the palate. After tasting many thin, mean, or worse, over-extracted Chianti Classico, it was great to taste a wine with ripeness and and a crunchy acid and tannic freshness in lovely harmony”
Claire O’Boyle, tasted during a visit to the estate

Grimon, Rioja Reserva × 2

 

The Reserva is an exceptional wine, the nose slowly opens up to a myriad of dark and red berries, plum, morello cherry, hints vanilla and toast. The palate is intense and complex, loaded with ripe fruit, yet it is juicy, fresh and mineral. At the end, everything finds its place, in perfect harmony and balance.

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We’ve hand-picked the following case of our finest wines, especially with Easter in mind.

(6 wines, 2 bottles of each)

Whites –

2018 Domaine Tremblay Chablis, Burgundy

A benchmark Chablis, very mineral, yet not aggressive with trademark green and red apple and oyster-shell aromas. The palate is whistle-fresh with lime, apple and more minerals showing. The overall impression is of a perfectly balanced, fleshy and ripe wine.

2018 Meyer-Fonné Pinot Blanc, Alsace

A darling of the Michelin starred dining scene as this is so versatile and can be paired with an infinite number of dishes, whilst working so well as a most delicious aperitif – it acts like Pinot Gris on the nose — rich, oily apricot and pear fruit— but the touch of white pepper and notes of freshly squeezed oranges is classic Pinot Blanc. The palate is likewise rich but dry, with a streak of minerality, a smoky side, and a touch of citrus.

Reds –

2017 Ambroise Cote de Nuits Villages, Burgundy 

What Easter table could possibly be complete without some outstanding Pinot Noir, we ask you. Here it is, one of the finest on our list and incredible value for money, easily mistaken for a Nuit-St-Georges, yet nowhere near as costly. Beautifully expressive and lush, with ripe red fruits, earth and a touch of creamy oak. It is dry and medium bodied, perfect balanced, with ripe juicy dark Nuits fruit. Great length on the finish. One you’ll be crying out for more of, we assure you.

2015 Zede de Labegorce, Margaux, Bordeaux

A stunning glass of absolutely classy Margaux, from the stunning 2015 vintage, this wine’s been a real beauty and caught many a palate with its charms.  Lovely, dark red/purple coloured Margaux with an enticing and intense nose of dark berries, vanilla hints and cassis. The soft and complex palate shows lots of ripeness with elegant fruit and smoke, stretching delicately with notes of spices towards a firm but elegant finish. An estate very much on an upward trajectory…..another classic match with succulent Lamb.

2015 Fattoria Rodano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany 

Who doesn’t love the sweet and sour perfection of perfectly produced Sangiovese? We believe we have found just the ticket in this one and some other famous faces do too.

“Fattoria Rodano has produced a bright, attractive and honest wine in this warm vintage. The Chianti Classico drinks with smooth ease and spreads warmly over the palate. The wine is infused with dark plum, cherry, spice and pressed rose. There is considerable weight and substance at the back, yet the wine is never heavy or too thick” Robert Parkers’ – The Wine Advocate.

2015 Hacienda Grimon, Reserva, Rioja

We’re always tempted by Tempranillo whenever Lamb is mentioned, it’s lush, ripe, fruit forward, balsamic edge always lends itself to a slow roasted joint of good old Irish Lamb. This vintage is a blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano spends 24 months in French (for spice) and American oak (for Vanillin) barrels. It is an exceptional wine, the nose slowly opens up to a myriad of dark and red berries, plum, morello cherry, hints vanilla and toast. The palate is intense and complex, loaded with ripe fruit, yet it is juicy, fresh and mineral. At the end, everything finds its place, in perfect harmony and balance.

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