We’ve hand-picked the following case of our finest wines, especially with Easter in mind.
(6 wines, 2 bottles of each)
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.
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.