The Special Reserve Case is new for 2018. Christmas Day Boxes are really popular ways for you to get all off the wines you'll need for the day with tasting notes on them all. This is the ultimate in Christmas day luxury. Going to someone elses, or staying at home, have this delivered Christmas week with your gift message for the ultimate present.
1. Charles Heidsieck Brut NV Champagne - Get things Started
Start the day with Champagne for aperatif. Radiant pale gold with fine, persistent bubbles. Complex pastry aromas, with an opulent combination of ripe apricot, mango and greengages, dried fruits, pistachio and almond. The palate begins with a silky smooth sensation, developing into ripe fleshy apricot, melon and enticing plum pastry notes and delicate spice. A perfect balance of freshness and generosity
2. Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand – The Starter White
Arguably the best Sauvignon Blanc to come out of New Zealand. Kevin Judd was founding winemaker at Cloudy Bay winery for 25 years, when in 2009 he went out on his own and set up Greywacke. The wine is full of freshness and minerality. A great Seafood starter wine. Enjoy with Salmon Mousse or smoked salmon.
3. Chablis Les Hauts de Milly – The Main Course White
An expressive nose of white flowers (may, acacia) mix with citrus notes (lemon, grapefruit) and a whiff of sea breeze. Notes of peach and apricots tantalize under the surface. There is good richness to the very round and seductively textured flavors. A hint of salinity (again, think sea breeze) brings it all together on the finish. Yum!
4. Kaiken Mendoza Malbec – The Starter Red
With a deep brilliant purplish red colour, this wine has fruit notes of plums and spices such as thyme. The palate displays the silky character of Malbec framed by the structure and freshness of Petit Verdot. The finish reveals interesting notes of fresh fruit from Bonarda.
80% malbec 12% Bonarda 8% Petit Verdot
Grapes are sourced from two regions in Mendoza – the Malbec and Petit Verdot come from Kaiken’s own vineyards in Vista Flores while the Bonarda grapes come from Agrelo. Located at high altitudes ranging from 950 – 1400 metres above sea level, these sites are renowned for producing high quality fruit displaying pure varietal characteristics.
5. Chateau Larose Perganson Haut Medoc – The Main course Red
"Château Larose Perganson lies in Saint-Laurent-Medoc, on the border of Pauillac and Saint-Julien, next to the vineyards of Château Latour. Winemaker Frank Bijon is producing a Cru Bourgeois that rivals many Classed Growths. This is apt, as the property was sold at Classed Growth prices a decade prior to the 1855 Classification. The property dates back to 1719, when it was acquired by Jean-Pierre du Pontet, a King's Council, who also owned Langoa and Canet. After his death, his oldest son, M. Pontet de Canet, inherited his properties in Saint-Julien, while his younger son, M. Pontet-Perganson, inherited the Château in Saint-Laurent. The wines of Perganson were sold by the courtiers Lawton in 1742. Its market price regularly put it at the level of a 5th Growth. The name of Larose first appeared in the 1830's, after Henry Delaroze, co-inheritor of future Gruaud-Larose, became the owner of Perganson in 1815. Pontet-Perganson then became Larose-Perganson.
6. Offleys LBV 2013 – The Cheeseboard
The house became famous for its association with Joseph James Forrester, later the Baron of Forrester, who came to Oporto in 1831 to join his uncle, James Forrester, who was a partner in what was then Offley, Forrester and Webber. The Baron Forrester became famous for mapping the Douro, and for painting many of its landscapes. He drowned when his boat capsized as he was travelling from the Douro to Oporto. It is said that he died because the money belt around his waist dragged him beneath the treacherous waters of the Douro. Under Sogrape’s ownership, Offley has thrived. Quality, derived from the fact that their best wines come from the Quinta da Boa Vista in Cima Corgo, has once again moved it up the ranks of Port producers.
Deep ruby in colour. Intense notes of plum and black cherry are pronounced on the nose, along with chocolatey notes and hints of cedar and pepper spices from maturation in oak vats. This is a smooth, rich wine with structured tannins, balanced acidity and a long finish.
Total RRP: €275.00
Mixed Case Price: €205.00
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