The French Collection is a case that we have handpicked with six whites and six Reds. These include wines that we import ourselves, and a handful of choice selections from importers we work closely with. The result is a case of wines that range all the way from Bordeaux across the South of France, These are great examples of wines that really deliver value for money, particularly those from the Languedoc region across the South of France. Take a leap and discover some French Gems.
Chateau La Verriere Bordeaux Blanc
Bordeaux, France, 2018
2 x 75cl
A New wine in Ireland from Renowned winemaker Alain Besset. His wines have been receiving great reviews by Decanter Magazine and this is a bold statement with a 100% Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux – It is delicious. It shows gooseberry and grassy aromas on the nose and bright acidity in the mouth. It has a lovely texture to it and it can be enjoyed perfectly well without food, but also makes an excellent accompaniment to seafood.
Languedoc, France, 2018
2 x 75cl
Let’s cut straight to the chase. Quality Chardonnay from Burgundy in France is quite something else – but so is the price, pushing it beyond the everyday budgets of most Chardonnay lovers.
Montsable have taken the Burgundian style (and even experienced Burgundian winemakers!) to the south of France (the Languedoc-Roussillon region to be exact) and produced an elegant style Chardonnay that gives genuine white Burgundians a run for their money at a price none can touch!
Produced in the high hills and chalky soils of vineyards nestled in the Saint Chinian area of the Languedoc. This is an elegant, gently oaked style with pure fruit flavours and great texture.
Classy stuff, jaw dropping price. Take it to the next dinner party and tell them you spent twice the price! Serve lightly chilled with white meat dishes like roast chicken and grilled fish.
Chateau Le Joyeaux Bordeaux
Boredeaux, France, 2016
2 x 75cl
Great Value Bordeaux that won heaps of Medals in numerous competitions. Gold by Gilbert & Gaillard, Gold in Feminalise and Gold in the Main Bordeaux Wine Show Concours de Bordeaux. It is from 2016, a Vintage described in February 2020 by Jancis Robinson as ‘Probably the greatest Vintage of Bordeaux that I will ever get to taste in my lifetime’ . The Merlot brings colour, roundness and fruit while the Cabernet gives it finesse and richness in elegant tannins. This is a generous, fruity, structured, easy to access, both seductive and with character
Chateau Magnan La Gaffeliere Saint Emilion Grand Cru
Saint Emilion, France
2 x 75cl
At the foot of the finest slopes of Saint Emilion, a stone’s throw from the village, Château Magnan La Gaffeliere the younger sibling of Château la Grangère also enjoys the same privileged situation and standards of excellence as its neighbours Château Laroque or Château Pavie, and the same meticulous care in its winemaking. A real delight of a wine
Domaine Cassagnau Red Blend
2 x 75cl
This wine is a blend of three grapes: Syrah and Grenache and Merlot. Both the Syrah and the Grenache grow on the same plot that is emblematic of the estate – a gravelly terrace with large, round pebbles, evidence of a river bed a few million years ago – while the Merlot is planted on a sun-soaked south-facing slope.
Brilliant ruby-red colour with deep purple tints is proof of great freshness. The nose has a subtle blend of black berried-fruits – blackberry and blackcurrant – and a hint of spicy pepper and Mediterranean herbs – Syrah’s signature flavour. The front palate is rounded and creamy with a long, fresh finish. Cassagnau red is an open, generous, fruity and expressive wine.
Domaine Tariquet Cote White Blend
Cotes de Gascogne, France
2 x 75cl
A Wonderful wine. The successful alliance between two identities.
Two opposing characters, Chardonnay and Sauvignon, merge in a wave of astonishing flavours thanks to an original and unique blend. Floral notes mingling with spices evolve towards citrus fruit as the sensation of fleshy pink grapefruit takes over...
The mineral character of the Sauvignon is subtly reinforced by the roundness of the Chardonnay. The palate is engulfed and caressed with an elegant freshness. Beautiiful Blend
Total RRP: €230.00
Mixed Case Price: €182
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*From time to time vintages/wines may become unavailable, it is rare but in this instance we will replace the wine with a similar wine of equal or greater value.