In these times when travelling far away becomes complicated or even impossible, we are pleased to present our new selection "Fall-Winter 2020/2021" which, like a tourist leaflet, takes you to discover some of the best French and European producers.
The great novelty of Bordeaux is the arrival in our cellars of the 2018 vintage. Even if bottling has often been delayed due to the health crisis, no less than a hundred vintages have already been bottled: 15 dry white wines, 3 sweet white wines, 57 reds from the left bank and 29 from the right bank.
The beautiful summer of 2018 has given Bordeaux (as almost everywhere in France) great and beautiful red wines, certainly long-lasting. Unless you take advantage now of their ripe and generous fruitiness, they will have to be forgotten in your cellar for 5 to 8 years for the unclassified vintages and 10 to 15 years minimum for the greatest. In the meantime, the 2017 reds, with tannins as soft and fine as their price, will allow you to wait for a long time.
Several producers make their entry or their return in our catalog this season:
destinations outside Bordeaux
The discreet and gifted Laurent Roumier, grandson of Georges Roumier, at the head of 12 ha very well located on Chambolle-Musigny and Vougeot,
Five Priorat of Álvaro Palacios. If his flagship wine L'Ermita is at the price of world icons, the other 4 from Camins del Priorat to Finca Dofì, much more affordable, perfectly reflect Álvaro's work and talent,
Le Crocine organic estate and its Cuvee Eva 2016, which by the softness of its tannic structure is a perfect introduction to the great wines of Tuscany,
Domaine de Terre Nere organic, on the volcanic slopes of Etna, with a splendid dry white at the level of the best Mediterranean productions and 4 reds combining the translucent robe and bouquet of pinot noir with the tannic finesse of the Barolo of Piedmont.
For our Tasting Offers, we have chosen 4 wines, a dry white and three reds, entering their peak phase and therefore as much ready to taste as to cellar for later:
Moreover, because the end of year festivities are approaching, we have added two exceptional categories which can be as many beautiful gifts to offer:
• The Legendary Magnums, 32 Bordeaux Grand Crus in magnum and individual stamped wooden cases from the Château,
• 12 vintages from 2001 to 2014 of Mouton-Rothschild, the most regular of the Médoc's first classified growths over the last 20 years while remaining cheaper than its counterparts.
Finally, to celebrate in our own way the Brexit that will take effect on January 1st, we thought it would be appropriate to offer you two vintages of Nyetimber, the best producer of sparkling wine using the Champagne method in England.
We wish you a pleasant journey ahead, first by browsing through our catalog and secondly by uncorking excellent bottles.