Chablis 1er Cru ‘Fourchaume’ 2017, Dom. Marcel et Blanche Fèvre £30.00
This is a wonderful Premier Cru Chablis, vines all planted on Kimmeridgian limestone. The 1er Cru Fourchaume is produced from vines planted between 1942 & 1989.
The wine offers vanilla, smoke and sweet cooking spices such as nutmeg alongside wonderful honeyed notes.
Auxey-Duresses Vieilles Vignes 2015, Domaine Vincent Girardin £32.50
Vincent Girardin exists today as one of the smaller Burgundy negociant houses, owning 13 hectares of prime vineyards with contracts to buy high-quality fruit from another 85 hectares, over many of which they have direct control.
From a lesser known village this Auxey Duresses 2015 has exceptional ripeness, texture and fine minerality.
Chassagne-Montrachet “Les Chevenottes” 1er Cru 2017 Dom. Michel Niellon, Burgundy, France £70.00
This excellent Wine from Domaine Michel Niellon has all of the complexity and richness you would expect from this stellar producer.
Notes of lime and crunchy green apple mingle with salty oyster shells, carpentry workshops and gun smoke. Think lobster or langoustines to match with this outstanding Burgundy, which also offers clean minerality to balance its rich complexity – a brilliant Wine.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Domaine De La Solitude 2018, Rhône, France £37.00
An elegant wine of great complexity, with citrus aromas enveloped in layers of minerality and herbal nuances. On the palate, this wine is full-flavoured with a creamy texture, powerful and long. White wine for red wine drinkers
Chardonnay ‘Omaka Reserve’, Saint Clair 2017, Marlborough – New Zealand £23.00
Neal and Judy Ibbotson were pioneers in the Marlborough wine industry, first planting vineyards in the valley in 1978 and then establishing Saint Clair Family Estate in 1994. They own 160 hectares of vineyard in 10 different Marlborough locations chosen specifically for the attributes of their individual “terroir” and ability to produce top quality grapes.
Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Chardonnay has aromas of fragrant peach, toasted hazelnut and cinnamon spice with smoky nuances. The palate is round and full with nectarine, vanilla, nutmeg and a gentle touch of coconut. Drinking beautifully now, this wine will continue to evolve and reward over the next five years with careful cellaring.
Viognier ‘Age of Grace’ 2018, Lismore £23.50
Passion and vision, combined with vines planted at 300 meters, chilled by winter snow and nourished by the African summer sun, produces classic, cool climate wines which are rich, complex and lovingly handcrafted.
Generous, rich textured wine from this distinctive grape. Oodles of honeysuckle and apricot.