One of our best finds ever, positively brimming with tangy grapefruit refreshment
A great substitute for Sancerre with juicy citrus, gun flint and nettles.
Delicate, fine, nettle, super tang, refreshers-like finish. Lifted floating aromas. Elegance with a very pretty finish and good length.This is much more subtle that a Kiwi Sauvignon.. It just has everything you want from Sauvignon, not too much and not too little.
Lovely, waxy gripping Chenin that's supremely expressive for the price.
White Wine of the Year so far! Peaches and cream with a hint of nutmeg and orange flower water. Soft; gentle; inviting. The palate is a joyous mix of generous ripe, fleshy, white fruits – peach and nectarine, with hints of spice and Chantilly cream, all held tight with a perfectly balanced lemon sorbet acidity, that grips and checks that fleshiness, providing a racy, mineral freshness. It’s a beautifully poised Burgundy. Perfect for a lobster, scallops, roast chicken… or just sitting in the sun on with a bottle and good friends. 13% drink now – 2018
This is luxury Sauviignon, with lashings of fruit, yet so stylish and restrained. Mosts importantly of all it's absolutely delicious.
Bright light lemon zest and pith with wet stone, a touch of cheese rind and chalk dust on the nose. A fresh, cool summer’s morning. The palate is crisp; bracing; Sancerre-like in its energy.
Electric citrus running over stones with a hint of creaminess to it. This is that sort of jolting, vibrant white that thrills on the palate – light, brilliant bottled sunshine. Invigorating. Classic in style - this wine embodies the focused minerality of the Kimmeridgian soil. 13% Drink now – 2017
Grapefruit, a hint of quince, greengage and a touch of pineapple on the nose – it’s lovely, managing to be both exotic and restrained with candied lemon peel and a bit of flinty smoke. The palate is divine: luscious pineapple and grapefruit with a bit of gooseberry and granite. Those tropical notes are tempered by a lovely, laser-like citrus grip that provides mouth-watering structure and beautiful balance. This wine is expressive of the fleshier, more rounded style produced from grapes grown on Portlandian soil. 13% Drink now – 2017
A delicious, hand-made artisanal white from the Roussillon with a contemporary feel to it. "Offers notions of white peach, dried pineapple, mineral and loads of white flower-like qualities, as well as a medium-bodied, rich and balanced profile on the palate" - The Wine Advocate
Say yes to Alsace Pinot Gris! Rich and perfumed and bursting with juicy lychees, almond blossom and a hint of spice. Only 4.8 g of residual sugar per litre, which makes it completely dry, in wine terms. The vines are from clay/limestone soils in Obermorschwihr and Voegtlinshoffen.
Grenache Blanc 50%, Grenache Gris 30% and Maccabeau 20%
A proper artisanal white from one of the cool young turks of the Roussillon, Jean-Philippe Padie. Don't serve this too cold and we would suggest decanting it to let its full fabulous complexity emerge.
This is classic. Lemon butter on the nose. The palate is honeyed with a generous texture. Delicious. Brilliant with fish.
"Seek this out" The Wine Advocate. Swig note - Really lovely open nose. Deep with the warmth of a good vintage. It has nice texture and weight but it's fresh and elegant too. It's a lovely more characterful alternative to Chablis at this price with definitely a hint of Meursault about it. Really lovely.
A deceptively simple St Aubin - Olivier Lamy's calling card
Having loved the Les Grechons Blanc from Michel Mallard, we now find ourselves loving another wine from this overachieving vineyard, this time from Maratray-Dubreuil. It's clearly a great spot for Chardonnay in the Cote d'Or.
For lovers of classic white burgundy, this will fit the bill
Strikingly beautiful classic old style Chablis
Beautiful, elegant nose – blind you would think it was fine Chassagne or Puligny. Lithe, waxy texture with pineapple and grapefruit, luscious fibrous texture – candied citrus and posh boiled sweets. Tremendous mouthfeel and memorable finish. 13.5% drink now - 2022
The most stunning nose. Really exciting, top gear white Burgundy. Beautiful, elegant, good texture, singing fruit. Lovely and lifted. This is top quality. Superb length "Readers disowning white Burgundy because of prices should really stock up on these... a treasure trove of often outstanding wines" - Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate. 92-94 pts, The Wine Advocate.
Amazing depth and power on the nose yet balanced by the bright mineral and citrus notes. A beautiful mouthful with good weight but not over powering. A bit fatter on the palate than the Vignes Blanche. Very well balanced with with a core of citrus zing that adds back bone but which does not stand out. Luxurious. "Readers disowning white Burgundy because of prices should really stock up on these... a treasure trove of often outstanding wines" - Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate. 92-94 pts, The Wine Advocate.
"This is a lovely effort" - Allen Meadows
Selected by Decanter Magazine as one of the best value Burgundies at the 'en primeur' tastings held in London in January 2013
"This is first-rate." - Allen Meadows
Incredibly exciting new producer that we are delighted to offer. Lovely elegant fruit, some sherbert, fresh pure, vibrant Puligny. This is only Pernot's second vintage and already he's impressing all and sundry. It’s a bright, zingy-yet-serious style, with great lemon tang and that sense of liquid running over stone. Proper village Puligny-Montrachet, excellent quality and genuinely exciting to drink. Superb length. Drink now or enjoy a few cases over the next 6 or so years.
Super fine linear pure style of Burgundy with excellent depth and balancing verve, yet flavoursome and gorgeous with it. If you need to prove to a friend how good white Burgundy can be, show them this. Made by one of the region's most respected winemakers Pierre-Yves Colin.
Much sought after Alsace Riesling. 3 bottles available
Stunning dry Riesling that sends shivers down your goosebumps
Really good Bordeaux style; hints of stalk, soft fruit, very pure. Refreshing. Excellent wine for roast beef and other roast dinners and a versatile every day wine.
A beautifully perfumed, juicy southern French Syrah and Grenache blend which combines lightness of touch and fruit intensity. A favourite of ours. It comes from the Terrasses du Larzac, which is one of the most exciting regions in France for th Southern Rhone / French style. "My theory is that Terrasses du Larzac is the greatest spot in the Languedoc" Andrew Jefford
A beautifully perfumed, juicy southern French Syrah and Grenache blend which combines lightness of touch and fruit intensity. A favourite of ours. It comes from the Terrasses du Larzac, one of the most exciting regions in France.
Brimming with southern French warmth and personality – a real bargain.
A terrific, medium-bodied Cotes du Rhone with a proudly natural, unembellished feel to it
This is old fashioned, deeply flavoured, textured, unfiltered (steeped in its own goodness) Cotes du Rhone and we love it! Deep dark fruit, a thick smooth black olive aroma, a hint of earth and truffles and then a hint of garrigue and pepper. You get more black olives on the palate with a delicious touch of herb and pepper seasoning. After a while swirling the glass the fruit opens into a beautiful gentle strawberry aroma, the palate softens yet remains wonderfully generous and elegant.
Super smooth red from the Languedoc-Roussillon - a great new find!
This is just the sort of claret you want to hand.
Pinot Noir from the Loire Valley, wonderfully fresh and pure and supple!
"One of the regions most underappreciated talents” - The Wine Advocate. Only 5 barrels produced
*One of the last artisans of the Medoc* *Vineyards that used to belong to Chateau Palmer* *Vines that border Chateau Margaux* *Tiny production* - Drinking now, but benefits from decanting, as it draws out some of the wonderful depth of the wine. The nose transports you back a century or so. Mahogany and leather with supple cassis and pipe tobacco. Poised, classic and enticing. The palate is fine-grained, with that dark fruit and spice seamlessly integrated into that delightfully textured tannin structure. It all is delivered perfectly - juicy, powerful and elegant. An entirely transporting experience 12.5% drink now – 2022.
The aromas are superb with high notes of Cotes du Nuits Pinot, the type we adore, that get you excited from the first nosing. The fruits are dark more like dark cherry than strawberry, with hints of the earthiness and game of things to come as the wine evolves. This is dense, which is fun, as Burgundy is so often so light yet the wine is supple and drinking beautifully now.
The only Chateauneuf rated OUTSTANDING of 107 tasted! 95+/100pts - 'Decanter Magazine' March 2014. “Grenache back to the 1930s and 1940s lies at the heart of its stylish appeal” Delicious to drink now. Astonishingly reasonable price.
A class act! A wine with that elusive, magical quality which keeps us coming back to Burgundy