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This wine is a piece of history and when sold out - it will be wine money cannot buy ! The owner of Château Les Vimières, Jacques Boissenot, was central to the development of new winemaking techniques in Bordeaux before he sadly passed away in 2014. He was voted Decanter magazine's Winemaker of the Decade in 2010 and this Margaux from the outstanding 2009 vintage amply demonstrates how he led the way for quality winemaking over a 50 year career. 

About the Producer

Since 1984 Château Les Vimières has been a family run vineyard and is the personal property of the Boissenot family. Jacques Boissenot always kept a low profile, which is amazing considering that he consulted for four of the first growths of Bordeaux over a 50 year period! The property is now run by his son Eric, who has also taken over all consultancy work following a prolonged apprenticeship at his father's side.

Jacques and Eric have helped to improve the quality of around 180 different properties in the Medoc, including some of the most prestigious estates. In one of Decanter magazine's articles from 2010, it is noted that "if it got the nod in 1855, you can pretty much rest assured that the Boissenots are playing a part in it today".

Taste

The dark fruit is deliciously soft and ripe, whilst heady aromas of tobacco, leather and wet slate are carried on a gorgeous wave of acidity. This is a sublime Margaux, classically structured with dense fruit and supple tannins. This can be left to improve with age, and we can only imagine how good this will taste in a few years!

Food & Wine

Decant and serve with beef wellington or steak. Alternatively, a cheese board will bring out all the nuances of this wine.

£512.70£410.00
From one of the finest vintages of the century. Château Chantelune is a jewel located on top of the highest hill in Margaux, Château Chantelune is a unique property. Its previous owner, Mr. Soubrane was a carpenter who believed in felling his trees by moonlight, claiming this gave the best quality wood. His practice gave the property its name, meaning “sing to the moon.” He sold his land to José Sanfins, director at third growth property, Château Cantenac Brown. Forty year old vines thrive in the poor gravel-sand soils, the vines digging deep for water and nutrients making them strong and competitive. Production is limited to just 400 cases. The small size of the vineyards allow Jose Sanfins to produce small quantities of exceptional fruit, and so the best quality wine.

About the Producer

This unique chateau and parcel of vines have all of the qualities necessary to produce fine wines. The deep gravel soils and heavy clay subsoils are capable of producing good drainage in a wet vintage and holding in moisture during a heatwave. Chantelune is quite simply a wine that represents all that is wonderful about the Margaux appellation. Everything from its miniscule size which allows every vine to be tended to and given the attention it deserves to the plantation of the best vines for the soil types means that maturity and quality of the fruit are top of the property’s concerns. Chateau Chantelune is therefore a wine which is full bodied and round on the palate but that offers also the tender side of the appellation. The rounded tannins add a sexy backbone that leaves a wonderfully warm pleasing feeling on the palate that persists until you can’t help yourself but to go back for more. The elegant Merlot gives the wine balance and perfectly complements the Cabernet.

Jose Sanfins is a world renowned wine maker who is enormously talented and profoundly kind. He has recently finished the renovation work on the winery which makes Chateau Chantelune perfectly reflect his character : efficient, attentive and welcoming! Mr Sanfins produces Chateau Chantelune in every spare minute he has. He also has a day job which he does not want to link to his own property as he firmly believes that the “confidentiality” and quality of his product will speak for themselves. Lets just say he knows a little bit about what it is to make some of the finest wine in Bordeaux without saying that this is what he does during the day or in his leisure time.

Not available in conjunction with any other offer.

£479.70£360.00

93 points Wine Spectator. One of Saint-Émilion's most prestigious Grand Cru's located right next door to the famed Château Cheval Blanc.  From the oldest surviving wine producing château in Saint-Émilion comes this incredible Grand Cru wine from an historic vintage. The 2009 is ready now but will keep for decades to come - A sensationally moreish, fragrant and textured wine created by the renowned Olivier Decelle. If you like Cheval Blanc 2009 (£900 a bottle), you'll love this! Red wine at its best .... Only limited quantity available

About the Producer

Château Jean Faure is located in the illustrious Saint-Emilion region of Bordeaux, just a stone's throw from Cheval Blanc. Part visionary, part taskmaster, and 100% dedicated to world-class Bordeaux, Olivier Decelle has in a few short years, transformed the long-neglected estate of Jean Faure to Grand Cru Classe status. History counts for a lot in the world of French wine. The 1855 classification of Left Bank châteaus remains an integral part of the Bordeaux culture today, for example. The St.-Emilion classification riles up the Right Bank appellation every 10 years when it is redone. Château Jean-Faure was originally a well-respected grand cru classé, but it was dropped from the classification in 1986 and it had languished ever since. It has regained the Grand Cru Classe appellation in 2012 under the ownership of Olivier Decelle.

Taste

The aroma is reminiscent of freshly laid tarmac combined with a baked raspberry character, setting the scene for the plush and broad mouthfeel that is both succulent and glossy. Ripe and juicy red and black fruits mingle with sweet spices and hints of liquorice. The tannins are evident but sit in the background, making this a wine that fills the palate with gentle textures. Ideal for drinking over the next 5+ years. 50% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot, 5% Malbec.

Food & Wine

Fantastic choice for a range of red meats, tomato based dishes or just enjoyed simply alone.

Wine Press

93 points Wine Spectator A high-toned style, with red currant, pomegranate and raspberry aromas and flavours, supported by lively acidity that brings a racy blood orange note. The finish is pure and lengthy. Best from 2013 through 2023. 4,167 cases made.

£419.70£300.00
95 Points Wine Spectator / 91 Points Robert Parker. One of Saint-Émilion's most prestigious Grand Cru's located right next door to the famed Château Cheval Blanc.  From the oldest surviving wine producing château in Saint-Émilion comes this incredible Grand Cru wine from an historic vintage. A sensationally moreish, fragrant and textured wine created by the renowned Olivier Decelle. If you like Cheval Blanc 2009 (£900 a bottle), you'll love this! Red wine at its best.

About the Producer

Château Jean Faure is located in the illustrious Saint-Émilion region of Bordeaux, just a stones throw from Château Cheval Blanc. Part visionary, part taskmaster and 100% dedicated to world class Bordeaux, Olivier Decelle has in a few short years transformed the long neglected estate of Jean Faure to Grand Cru Classé status. History counts for a lot in the world of French wine. The 1855 classification of Left Bank Châteaux remains an integral part of the Bordeaux culture today. Château Jean Faure was originally a well-respected Grand Cru Classé, but it was dropped from the classification in 1986 until under the ownership of Olivier Decelle it regained the Grand Cru Classe appellation in 2012.

Taste

95 Points Wine Spectator: "Lovely cassis, bergamot and cherry notes glide along, backed by a light mineral twinge. The ample structure is refined and well-embedded. Very pure."

95 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "Another over-achiever in the vintage, the 2018 Château Jean Faure checks in as 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Malbec, which comes from a great terroir not far from Cheval Blanc, Figeac, and Ripeau. Sporting a vivid purple color and incredibly floral, elegant aromas and flavors, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a seamless texture, building tannins, and a great finish. The Cabernet Franc plays the lead role at this point, and this is going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age."

93 Points Decanter: "Olivier Decelle is the owner here, doing good work again. This is tight, more old-school St-Emilion in style. It's chewy and broad with raspberry coulis and chocolate notes, and yet there's a juiciness and a freshness running through the palate with touches of chalky minerality, steel and slate that bring elegance to the finish."

92 Points James Suckling: "A tangy and deep red with blackberries and blueberries that follow through to a medium body, firm tannins and a flavorful finish."

91 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2018 Jean Faure is deep garnet-purple in color and opens with tar, new leather and scorched earth notes giving way to baked black plums, blackberry pie and mocha scents. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm, grippy texture and plenty of freshness lifting the savory flavors to a long finish."

£407.70£325.00

92 Points - IWR. The 2012 Château Les Ormes is a fantastic showing in this vintage. St Julien is the commune in Bordeaux with the highest proportion of Classed Growths, and its superlative wine growing land make it a go to destination for high quality Bordeaux. Château les Ormes, once part of the Château Léoville Barton estate flies under radar of the more well known Saint-Julien Chateaux and offers fantastic value for money. The finish shows nice length, with red fruits and scorched notes lingering on. This is a complete success and drinking excellent right now. An absolute joy...

About the producer

This property is made up of 2 principal parcels of vines. One touching the western border of Château Léoville Barton (in fact Anthony Barton sold this parcel to Chateau les Ormes in 1989) and the second further south and juxtaposed between Chateaux Gruaud Larose, Saint Pierre and Beychevelle. The soils are identical to the other chateau on the plateau of Beychevelle : beautiful gravel that favours the elegance of Saint Julien. It is no coincidence that 85% of the appellation is Cru Classé. Most of the chateaux that are not classified in this appellation simply didn’t exist in 1855 at the time of the creation of the classification, although they are made up of plots of land that formerly belonged to these chateaux!

Owners Fabienne & Philippe Pairault make their wine in total respect to the environment and wouldn’t have it any other way. For them it is not an obligation but a life choice that will affect generations to come.

In 2008 they employed the young, brilliant and dynamic Diana Garcia Gonzalez, winemaker at Château les Ormes, who with some gentle love and attention made this wine into possibly the finest value for money in the appellation. 

Taste

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot & 2% Cabernet Franc. This solid red features a nice core of plum, anise and violet notes bound by fleshy grip, backed by a nicely toasty, slightly tarry edge on the finish.

Wine Press

92 Points - International Wine Report. 

"The 2012 Château Les Ormes is a fantastic showing in this vintage. The Saint-Julien instantly bursts open with alluring aromas of blackberries and dark cherries which are woven together with spices, charcoal, toast, underlined by spring floral and and mineral nuances. This medium-bodied red is beautifully textured, with polished tannins and a wonderful balance of fruit and acidity. The finish shows nice length, with red fruits and scorched notes lingering on. This is a complete success and drinking excellent right now."

15.5 - Points Decanter

"Ripe cassis fruit, elegance and length, good effort/good future " - Steven Spurrier

£275.70£215.00

90 Points (18/20 - France de vin) - This 1.2-hectare vineyard in Pauillac stands next to the 5th growth grand cru classé's of Chateau Batailley, and across the road from Château Grand Puy Lacoste, on soil worthy of a classified growth. The yield here is around 32 hl/ha and the vineyard is planted in equal measure of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The entire batch of their Pauillac parcels is aged in new French oak barrels under the label Château Les Landes de Cach. The result is a superb wine from exceptional soils and winemakers

Taste

The violet colour reveals a complex aromatic structure of red fruits and tart cherries with a swirl of the glass. Supple on the palate with a sublime balance of the fruit and tannins. Toasted notes of vanilla create a mouthwatering finale.

About the Producer

Château de Cach has a long and diverse history. Originally a wine-producing property, it had its vines uprooted in 1934 due to the financial crisis of 1929. The property was purchased in 1938 by the Rioux family, breeders of dairy cows, they also cultivated wheat and potatoes until 1972. It wasn’t until 1979 when Henry Musso purchased the land from the Rothschild family that Château de Cach began to be restored to its former glory. 

It took Henry Musso years of hard work, dedication, persistence, and sacrifice but in1982 he produced and bottled his first wine. Since 1979 Henry has dedicated his life to the property and has passed on his passion for the vine and the land itself to his two daughters. Today Hélène, Henry Musso’s youngest daughter runs things, she relies heavily on the knowledge she attained from her father as well as guidance from wine consultant, Cedric Moreau. It so happens that Mr. Moreau is the president of the Bordeaux wine quality control organisation, Qualibordeaux. Therefore, we can be sure that everything is done by the book and beyond. Sharing the Musso family’s love of all things equine, Cedric also owns Chateau du Hâ and favours micro-oxygenation to make wines which are aged in thermoregulated stainless steel tanks. This method results in wines that one would believe were barrel-aged. Meaning, they keep and emphasise their elegance without overpowering them with oak.

Award

90 Points (18/20 - France de vin)

£281.70£225.00

'A thousand Roses'. Named after his mothers love for roses, Owner David Faure has aimed to create aromatic, rich and smooth wines, just like roses. Located in the Southern Médoc with prestigious Grand Crus Classé neighbours, this Château is 100% Organic and a real hidden gem! 

 

About the Producer

Brought back to life in 1999 when Sophie & David Faure completely renovated the estate, Château Mille Roses is located in the Southern Médoc, between the famous Grand Crus Classés of Château Cantemerle and Giscours. Since 2010, they adopted organic production for their entire estate, no longer using any chemical pesticides or herbicides, believing a rich and well balanced wine with a personal identity comes firtst and foremost from its terroir.

Taste

An intense and deep purple colour, the nose is fresh, carrying floral notes and light notes of vanilla, with a subtle hint of strawberries. The palate is very fresh, lively and reveals a medium to concentrated structure.

£188.70£150.00

90 Points - IWR. Since 1984 Château Les Vimières has been a family run vineyard and is the personal property of the Boissenot family. Jacques Boissenot consulted for four of the five first growths of Bordeaux over a 50 year period! This is a remarkably balanced wine with elegant tannins and a long refreshing finish.  Only 1200 bottles of this confidential wine is produced a year. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and aged for 18 months in Oak Barrels of which 33% is New Oak, Les Vimières is a wine that can be aged for up to 15 years. This is a rare gem, fit for any cellar. 

 

About the Producer

Since 1984 Château Les Vimières has been a family run vineyard and is the personal property of the Boissenot family. Jacques Boissenot always kept a low profile, which is amazing considering that he consulted for four of the first growths of Bordeaux over a 50 year period! The property is now run by his son Eric, who has also taken over all consultancy work following a prolonged apprenticeship at his father's side. Jacques and Eric have helped to improve the quality of around 180 different properties in the Medoc, including some of the most prestigious estates. In one of Decanter magazine's articles from 2010, it is noted that "if it got the nod in 1855, you can pretty much rest assured that the Boissenots are playing a part in it today".

Wine Press

90 Points - International Wine Report.

"The 2017 Château les Vimières offers a nice mix dark cherries and plum followed by spices, tobacco and a dusting of licorice. This has a lovely velvety texture with a nice touch of acidity that frames the finish. Showing well and should be accessible upon release."

£164.70£130.00

91 Points Wine Enthusiast. Owner Jose Sanfins is also the Director at the 3rd growth Château Cantenac Brown. 100% aged in Oak Barrels, this super complex wine with a velvety finish is made from 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and can be aged for up to 20 years. A wine for both the present and the future. 

 

About the Producer

Sat next to Chasse Spleen and on one of the highest plateaux in the Médoc we find the vineyard of Château du Moulin. A moulin – or windmill – must be high in altitude or it is useless so this accounts for the wonderful sun exposure.

Owner José Sanfins just happens to be both director of Château Cantenac Brown as
well as winemaking buddy of Eric Boissenot. His day job allows him to analyse the finest equipment and techniques for his own wines – without the need for experimenting with precious few vines. His friendship means that Eric Boissenot – also a winemaker in Lamarque is often on hand to work with José during harvest, sorting and winemaking periods.

Taste

This wine is a beautiful deep ruby colour. On the nose we have lots of complexity with
a blend of ripe fruits and spiced notes. A harmonious bouquet with both poise and
power thanks to precise use of oak. The attack is elegant, but well structured. Ripe
tannins are present but not aggressive, and the velvety finish is long and persistent.

Wine Press

91 Points Wine Enthusiast.

"Under the same ownership as Château Cantenac Brown in Margaux, this estate has produced a generous, spicy wine in this great vintage. Its richness is happily balanced by acidity from the black-currant flavors that gives a fresh, succulent aftertaste. Drink from 2022."

90 Points - International Wine Report.

"The 2016 Château du Moulin begins with inviting aromas of raspberries and blueberries woven together with violets, pipe tobacco and hints of sweet oak all developing in the glass. This medium-bodied red is well structured with a velvety texture leading up to the pretty finish. Overall a fine effort which should drink nicely over the next few years."

£185.70£145.00

93 Points Beverage Tasting Institute. Situated a stone's throw from the prestigious Château Latour Martillac, this impressive Pessac Léognan is a full bodied wine offering fantastic value for money and is one not to be missed. The wine is overseen by Pierre Hubert Gory, following his stints at Chateaux Latour and Beychevelle. On the palate this is medium-plus bodied with a gorgeous plush texture and lovely overall concentration. It continues to impress with its excellent balance of ripe fruit and acidity that keeps is fresh through the long, expansive finish. Delicious now, but will evolve nicely over the next decade. This wine is the definition of Fine Wine !

About the Producer

As one ambles to the south of Léognan towards the gates of Martillac, known for producing some of the finest grands crus of the region, one finds oneself next to the Domaine de la Solitude at Chateau de Ferran. Studies have been made upon the soils here to make sure that a perfect parcellary vinification is performed, and this led to the birth of the special cuvee “Les Côtes”. This particular parcel consists of tiny gravel upon a subsoil of clay and chalk. The yield is closely controlled and Philippe Lacoste would rather see a bunch harshly rejected on the ground than risk any green tannins in his wines. Harvest is only performed in the morning with rapid “cuvaison” to avoid any oxidation of the wine.

This stunning property was owned by Jeanne de Lartigue. The Chateau is run today by Ghislaine and Philippe Lacoste who became the directorial generation in 1999. They have worked to make their wine an expression of the superb Martillac terroir as Chateau Ferran strives to imitate the quality of its richest neighbours. The technical direction is now assured by Pierre Hubert Gory, following his stints at Chateaux Latour and Beychevelle. Since longtime the Faure family have emphasize the sustainable agriculture, refusing the using of pesticides, and that’s why the 2013 vintage become organic / biodynamic.

Taste

65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, dark garnet colour. Fruity aromas of cranberry, dark cherry, orange zest, plum, and toffee with a lightly tannic, lively, medium-full body and a charming, medium-long pomegranate, herbs de Provence, bay leaf, and earth finish with firm tannins and moderate oak flavour.

Wine Press

93 Points Beverage Testing Institute

90 Points International Wine Report

'The 2014 Château Ferran begins with inviting aromatics of blackberries and cherries woven together with toast, spices and hints of licorice all taking shape. On the palate this is medium-plus bodied with a gorgeous plush texture and lovely overall concentration. It continues to impress with its excellent balance of ripe fruit and acidity that keeps is fresh through the long, expansive finish. Delicious now, but will evolve nicely over the next decade."

£170.70£135.00
94 Points International Wine Report / 91 Points - Decanter. Situated on the banks of the Barbanne river which separates Lalande from Pomerol, this is some of the finest terroir and one of the best performing properties in the appellation. This medium-bodied red displays a fantastic structure with lovey fine tannins that provide plenty of structural backbone. A supple, sensual red Bordeaux with instant appeal and a long path of pleasure ahead. Exceptional 2016 - ready now but will keep for years !

About the Producer

Enclos de Viaud is located on the Lalande bank of the Barbanne river in the lieu-dit Viaudet Maréchaude. Enclos de Viaud consists of 2,48 hectares split into two parcels. Merlot is the dominant variety, and the vineyard and soils are managed plot by plot.

Winemaker Jerome Aguirre uses a blend of oak, cement and stainless steel tanks for vinification and ageing in order to bring the best of each element to the wine. Situated on the banks of the Barbanne river which separates Lalande from Pomerol, this is some of the finest terroir and one of the best performing properties in the appellation.

Wine Press

91 Points - Decanter

91-92 Points James Suckling 

94 Points International Wine Report

The 2016 Enclos de Viaud begins with inviting aromas of cherries, blackberries, exotic spices, cedar, tobacco, wet stones and hints of spring florals which all slowly begin to take shape. This medium-bodied red displays a fantastic structure, with lovey fine tannins, that provide plenty of structural backbone. Flavors of fresh cherries, red fruits and spices continue to leave an impression as this heads into the long finish. This is a beautifully made wine, however it will require some additional bottle age before it begins to show its best stuff.

£185.70£148.00

90 Points - Silver Medal - Tastings / BTI - The Arnaud family, owners at the magnificent Château Pomys, have been making great Saint-Estèphe since the 18th century. This classic Saint-Estèphe - formally owned by Estournel, maker of multiple 100 points wines - marry traditional winemaking techniques with state of the art equipment allows the wine to express the characteristics of its terroir. Château Arnaud is a 50/50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot, well structured and rounded, aged in oak barrels in a state of the art underground cellar which keeps the temperature and humidity at a perfect level. An Exceptional wine - Highly Recommended

Taste

The wine has complex aromas of grilled spices, red fruits, beautiful flavours of dried citrus and wild berries, a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish and delicate tannins. 

About the Producer

The Arnaud family, recent owners at the magnificent Château Pomys, know how to make great Saint-Estèphe. Their 2 domaines stretch over 12 hectares around the Marbuzet commune upon an exceptional deep clay/gravel plateau. In the 18th century, the property was one of the most important in the appellation, having passed through the hands of, among others, the world renowned Estournel. The changing of hands of the property reduced it in size until 1951 when the Arnaud family purchased it.

Awards

90 points - Silver Medal Tastings / BTI

£155.70£125.00
This old Vines Puligny-Montrachet is from 65 year vines from the south of the Côte de Beaune home to the most famous Grands Crus vineyards (Bienvenues-Bâtard Montrachet, Bâtard Montrachet, Montrachet and Chevalier Montrachet). The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand when picked and then gently pressed in a pneumatic press at low pressure to get a slow extraction.  The wine is then fined and gently filtered before bottling following the lunar calendar, on a "fruit” day, to produce a wine of incredible freshness and minerality.

About the Producer

Vincent Girardin, born with a passion for wine. The history of Maison Vincent Girardin is relatively recent. In 1980, at the age of 19, Vincent Girardin, the son of a family of winegrowers based in Santenay since the 17th century, decided to strike out on his own, and began producing wine from two hectares of vines that he had inherited from his parents.

From his earliest youth Vincent had a passion for working with vines, and great respect for the potential that they represent; his ambition was to produce his own wine.

The quality of his wines was quickly recognized by connoisseurs all over the world, and this enabled him to expand his activity, focusing primarily on the great white and red wines of the Côte de Beaune.

Taste

Winemakers tasting note: Powerful wine with mineral notes and a well-integrated acidity. The most mineral wine among the white villages wines from the Côte de Beaune, especially Chassagne-Montrachet and Meursault.

£442.50£354.00

91-93 points Robert Parker. "The 2018 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur is showing well, offering up a reserved bouquet of orchard fruit and oyster shell, framed by a delicate touch of toasty oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied, deep and layered, with excellent concentration and a long, stony finish."  Delivery 5-10 working days.

 

About the Producer

The Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils is settled in the heart of Chablis since 2001, near by the Grands Crus, in very functional and modern facilities : an entirely air-conditionned 1500 m2 place gathering all our vineyard equipment, fermenting room, bottling, labeling and wine storage.  

Wine Press

96 points Wine Enthusiast

"The appetizing nose on this wine offers creamy, nutty and lemon scented freshness. The palate adds super smooth, juicy ripeness that suggests yellow apple, juicy Mirabelle and a touch of honey from the ripeness of 2018. There is wonderful freshness, however, and cool, chalky depth that turns this into a balanced, rounded, mouthwatering wine with real dimension. The finish is zesty and long. Drink 2022–2040. (AK) " (12/2020)

91-93 points Robert Parker

"The 2018 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur is showing well, offering up a reserved bouquet of orchard fruit and oyster shell, framed by a delicate touch of toasty oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied, deep and layered, with excellent concentration and a long, stony finish." (WK) (8/2019)

92-94 Points - Vinous

"The 2018 Chablis Valmur Grand Cru is subtle, nuanced and very pretty. Orchard fruit, chamomile, light honeyed notes and an accent of French oak all run through this pliant, racy Valmur. Soft edges add to the wine's considerable immediacy and overall appeal. The 2018 was done in equal parts steel and oak. This is very nicely done."

£389.70£310.00

A direct neighbour of the prestigious Meursault appelation, Auxey-Duresses is famous for both its whites as well as red wines. This Chardonnay, hand harvested and aged in 30% new oak barrels for 14 months, displays a freshness and generosity, with notes of honey, white flowers and citrus fruits. 

 

About the Producer

Domaine Decelle-Villa was started in 2008 when two distinguished winemakers from other regions of France decided to pool their talents and produce high quality Burgundy wines. Olivier Decelle is the vigneron behind Mas Amiel in Roussillon, and he also revived Château Jean Faure in Saint-Émilion. Pierre-Jean Villa was part of a boutique Rhône negociant, and he is also a Rhone Valley vigneron. Now they have purchased and restored an historic 19th century cellar in Nuits-Saint-Georges along with about 20 acres of vineyards in various Burgundy locations. They also source grapes from Gevrey-Chambertin to Chassagne-Montrachet for their Domaine Decelle-Villa venture. The domaine makes more than a dozen wines, from a Grand Cru and Premiers Crus to village and regional appellations.

Taste

Winemakers tasting note: The pale crystalline yellow colour bodes well for its purity, but it is especially on the nose that this wine reveals its finesse and precision. In mouth, the taster is seduced by the acid tension, minerality and aromas of white flowers and citrus. 

£260.70£205.00

One of the 7 Chablis Grand Crus, 'Bougros' wines are more rounded and less austere than the other Grand Cru Chablis and are therefore more accessible when young. From vines aged over 50 years of age, this Chablis Grand Cru from Charly Nicolle has all of the qualities of a Grand Cru, minerality with rich and powerful ripe fruit.

 

About the Producer

Domaine Charly Nicolle was created with less than one hectare in 1979 by Robert Nicolle and Josette Laroche, who can both trace their history from winemaking families in Fleys back to the late 19th century. Since the creation of the domaine, they have increased the size of their vineyards bit by bit, and currently the domaine produces wine from 20 hectares of vines. In 1999, they were joined by their 20 year old son Charly, who had just graduated from the lycée viticole. Today, Charly is officially in charge of the domaine together with his wife Lucie, but Robert is still out in the vines nearly every day. The largest holdings of the domaine are in AOC Chablis, located for the most part around the village of Fleys. The vinification is on the lees in stainless steel tanks, which produces a house style that is both fresh and vibrant, but also rich on the mid-palate.

Taste

Winemakers tasting note: With hues of yellow straw, this brilliant wine shines with bright clarity, filling the nose with delicate, pure aromas. Floral notes from its clay-limestone origins reign. In mouth, its character, the terroir and all the qualities of a Grand Cru are revealed: mineral and rich, powerful ripe fruit.

£389.70£300.00
Most famous for its Pinot Noir, only 10% of the wines from Savigny-Lès-Beaune are made using Chardonnay. This Savigny-Lès-Beaune is sourced from the south facing sunny climats of 'Les Planchots' and 'Les Pimentiers'. Hand harvested and fermented using natural yeasts, this is a full bodied wine with exotic fruits and golden apple, a wine to savour in its youth. 

About the Producer

Domaine Decelle-Villa was started in 2008 when two distinguished winemakers from other regions of France decided to pool their talents and produce high quality Burgundy wines. Olivier Decelle is the vigneron behind Mas Amiel in Roussillon, and he also revived Château Jean Faure in Saint-Émilion. Pierre-Jean Villa was part of a boutique Rhône negociant, and he is also a Rhone Valley vigneron. Now they have purchased and restored an historic 19th century cellar in Nuits-Saint-Georges along with about 20 acres of vineyards in various Burgundy locations. They also source grapes from Gevrey-Chambertin to Chassagne-Montrachet for their Domaine Decelle-Villa venture. The domaine makes more than a dozen wines, from a Grand Cru and Premiers Crus to village and regional appellations.

Taste

Winemakers tasting note: Very clear, with good liveliness, the Savigny-Lès-Beaune Blanc offers aromas of exotic fruits and golden apple on a full mouth but not too heavy. It will be drunk fresh, in its youth (before 5 years old) alone or with fine seafood dishes, baked fish or on chicken blanquette.

£257.70£205.00
The Hill of Corton lies in the midst of a cluster of famous wine-growing villages, Ladoix-Serrigny, Aloxe-Corton, Pernand-Vergelesses and Savigny-lès-Beaune. The vineyards lie at heights of 250-330 metres and form a kind of amphitheatre not found elsewhere in the Côte. Corton is the only Red Grand Cru in the Côte de Beaune, and this cuvée from Decelle Villa is a limited production of only 300 bottles from the 'Climat' of Le Rognet. Solid and opulent, Corton is an icon of Burgundy, highly complex, powerful and structured with beautiful velvety tannins. 

About the Producer

Domaine Decelle-Villa was started in 2008 when two distinguished winemakers from other regions of France decided to pool their talents and produce high quality Burgundy wines. Olivier Decelle is the vigneron behind Mas Amiel in Roussillon, and he also revived Château Jean Faure in Saint-Émilion. Pierre-Jean Villa was part of a boutique Rhône negociant, and he is also a Rhone Valley vigneron. Now they have purchased and restored an historic 19th century cellar in Nuits-Saint-Georges along with about 20 acres of vineyards in various Burgundy locations. They also source grapes from Gevrey-Chambertin to Chassagne-Montrachet for their Domaine Decelle-Villa venture. The domaine makes more than a dozen wines, from a Grand Cru and Premier Crus to village and regional appellations.

Taste

Winemakers tasting note: The colour is dark and deep, the nose offers delicate aromas of ripe cherry and jammy fruit. On the palate, the structure is powerful and based on a lovely, velvety tannic structure. It is a full-bodied, dense, but balanced wine that will reveal its full potential after several years of ageing.

£839.70£670.00
The Jewel of the Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée is home to the finest and most expensive Pinot Noirs in the world. From the Aux-Communes climat, opposite to the great Grand Crus, this Vosne-Romanée exhibits all of the characteristics wines from this commune are heralded for. An intense and complex wine with a fragrant elegance, this can be enjoyed now or laid down to gain further complexity over the next 15 to 20 years. 

About the Producer

Domaine Decelle-Villa was started in 2008 when two distinguished winemakers from other regions of France decided to pool their talents and produce high quality Burgundy wines. Olivier Decelle is the vigneron behind Mas Amiel in Roussillon, and he also revived Château Jean Faure in Saint-Émilion. Pierre-Jean Villa was part of a boutique Rhône negociant, and he is also a Rhone Valley vigneron. Now they have purchased and restored an historic 19th century cellar in Nuits-Saint-Georges along with about 20 acres of vineyards in various Burgundy locations. They also source grapes from Gevrey-Chambertin to Chassagne-Montrachet for their Domaine Decelle-Villa venture. The domaine makes more than a dozen wines, from a Grand Cru and Premiers Crus to village and regional appellations.

Taste

Winemakers tasting notes: The colour is lively and sustained and the nose is characterised by its great elegance. There are notes of cherry, strawberry and sub-wood. In the mouth, the tannins are present but quite ripe. This very fleshy wine offers great aromatic persistence. Vosne-Romanée Decelle & Fils will lend itself well to pairings of strengths, ready-made cheeses, game or red meat. This will gain in complexity with 15 to 20 years of ageing.

£488.70£390.00
With 9 of the 24 Grands Crus of the Côte de Nuits, wines from Gevrey-Chambertin are known for their power, richness and a beautiful structure. The vines for this Gevrey-Chambertin are located at an altitude of 300m and extend into the middle of the village of Gevrey. Deep and intense dark red colour with silky tanins, this wine can be dunk now but has all the ingredients to age gracefully. 

About the Producer

Domaine Decelle-Villa was started in 2008 when two distinguished winemakers from other regions of France decided to pool their talents and produce high quality Burgundy wines. Olivier Decelle is the vigneron behind Mas Amiel in Roussillon, and he also revived Château Jean Faure in Saint-Émilion. Pierre-Jean Villa was part of a boutique Rhône negociant, and he is also a Rhone Valley vigneron. Now they have purchased and restored an historic 19th century cellar in Nuits-Saint-Georges along with about 20 acres of vineyards in various Burgundy locations. They also source grapes from Gevrey-Chambertin to Chassagne-Montrachet for their Domaine Decelle-Villa venture. The domaine makes more than a dozen wines, from a Grand Cru and Premiers Crus to village and regional appellations.

Taste

Winemakers tasting notes:  With a deep and intense dark red colour, it is a powerful wine that presents a very fine nose of raspberry, licorice and cassis. The tannins, ample and silky, are accompanied by a good acidity which suggests its good aging potential. This Gevrey-Chambertin Decelle & Fils will successfully accompany red meats or in sauce and will be at ease with all cheeses, in particular Époisses and / or cheese from Citeaux.

£416.70£330.00
Located to the north of Beaune, the 'Clos du Roi' (Kings enclosure) is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious of the Beaune Premier Crus. Its history is closely linked to that of medieval Burgundy, since it owes its name to the many royal tables that have welcomed it over the centuries. From vines over 50 years of age producing small clusters of grapes, the wine produced here is always colourful, rich and fragrant, with a long ageing potential. 

About the Producer

Domaine Decelle-Villa was started in 2008 when two distinguished winemakers from other regions of France decided to pool their talents and produce high quality Burgundy wines. Olivier Decelle is the vigneron behind Mas Amiel in Roussillon, and he also revived Château Jean Faure in Saint-Émilion. Pierre-Jean Villa was part of a boutique Rhône negociant, and he is also a Rhone Valley vigneron. Now they have purchased and restored an historic 19th century cellar in Nuits-Saint-Georges along with about 20 acres of vineyards in various Burgundy locations. They also source grapes from Gevrey-Chambertin to Chassagne-Montrachet for their Domaine Decelle-Villa venture. The domaine makes more than a dozen wines, from a Grand Cru and Premiers Crus to village and regional appellations.

Taste

Winemakers tasting note: "With a medium intensity violet red colour, the “Clos du Roi” Domaine Decelle & Fils presents an expressive nose of ripe fruit and Kirsch. In the mouth, we are seduced by the great finesse of this wine which associates a very present flesh with a tannic structure all in elegance. A very fine wine which will give its most beautiful expression in its youth. It goes beautifully with a roast pork or soft cheeses."

£350.70£280.00
This great village in the Côte de Beaune is unique in that it only produces red wines. From the very beginnings of vinegrowing in Burgundy, Pommard was reputed and already qualified as the “flower of Beaune” during the Middle Ages. The vineyards extend across ancient and well-drained alluvial soils, where the concentration of iron oxide reddens the earth. Close to the surface, the limestone parent rock, as well as the presence of marl, have made this great terroir for Pinot Noir. The age of this vineyard – over 60 years old – further reinforces the concentration of the grapes and allows for the production of a limited, yet top quality harvest. 

About the Producer

Domaine Decelle-Villa was started in 2008 when two distinguished winemakers from other regions of France decided to pool their talents and produce high quality Burgundy wines. Olivier Decelle is the vigneron behind Mas Amiel in Roussillon, and he also revived Château Jean Faure in Saint-Émilion. Pierre-Jean Villa was part of a boutique Rhône negociant, and he is also a Rhone Valley vigneron. Now they have purchased and restored an historic 19th century cellar in Nuits-Saint-Georges along with about 20 acres of vineyards in various Burgundy locations. They also source grapes from Gevrey-Chambertin to Chassagne-Montrachet for their Domaine Decelle-Villa venture. The domaine makes more than a dozen wines, from a Grand Cru and Premiers Crus to village and regional appellations.

Taste

Winemakers tasting note: This wine is a deep red colour with a very expressive nose. It offers an aromatic palate of well-ripened fruit, including blue berries and red currants, underscored by discreet and smooth oak. The tannic structure is closed but this wine remains tasty thanks to its fleshly and dense structure. It goes perfectly well with grilled red meat or game and is well suited to pairings with strong cheese (epoisse and comté).

£347.70£275.00

Located to the south of the village of Savigny-Lès-Beaune and bordering the Beaune appelation, the c25% of this wine, representing a total volume of less than 4 casks, is matured in new oak and spends 18 months in the silence in the cellars of Decelle Villa. 

About the Producer

Domaine Decelle-Villa was started in 2008 when two distinguished winemakers from other regions of France decided to pool their talents and produce high quality Burgundy wines. Olivier Decelle is the vigneron behind Mas Amiel in Roussillon, and he also revived Château Jean Faure in Saint-Émilion. Pierre-Jean Villa was part of a boutique Rhône negociant, and he is also a Rhone Valley vigneron. Now they have purchased and restored an historic 19th century cellar in Nuits-Saint-Georges along with about 20 acres of vineyards in various Burgundy locations. They also source grapes from Gevrey-Chambertin to Chassagne-Montrachet for their Domaine Decelle-Villa venture. The domaine makes more than a dozen wines, from a Grand Cru and Premiers Crus to village and regional appellations.

Taste

Winemakers tasting note: Boasting a dark red colour, this Savigny exhales a concentrated nose of raspberry and black currant. On the palate, its dense, but suave tannic structure is joined by jammy and slightly spicy notes. This is a wine that can be cellared for a couple of years without difficulty.

£281.70£225.00
Situated in the north of Côte de Beaune, at the foot of the famous hillside of Corton, the village of Chorey specialise in mainly producing Pinot Noir. This Chorey-Lès-Beaune comes from parcels which are wedged between the districts of Savigny and Aloxe to produce a light, elegant and supple wine with morello cherry and raspberry notes and soft tannins. 

About the Producer

Domaine Decelle-Villa was started in 2008 when two distinguished winemakers from other regions of France decided to pool their talents and produce high quality Burgundy wines. Olivier Decelle is the vigneron behind Mas Amiel in Roussillon, and he also revived Château Jean Faure in Saint-Émilion. Pierre-Jean Villa was part of a boutique Rhône negociant, and he is also a Rhone Valley vigneron. Now they have purchased and restored an historic 19th century cellar in Nuits-Saint-Georges along with about 20 acres of vineyards in various Burgundy locations. They also source grapes from Gevrey-Chambertin to Chassagne-Montrachet for their Domaine Decelle-Villa venture. The domaine makes more than a dozen wines, from a Grand Cru and Premier Crus to village and regional appellations.

Taste

Winemakers tasting notes: Boasting a light red ruby colour, this Chorey-Lès-Beaune exhales fresh and fruity aromas. Its structure is supple and tasty on the palate, with morello cherry and raspberry notes. This is a light and elegant wine with few tannins.

£221.70£177.00

94 Points - James Suckling. "This has a super fresh and richly fruited style that has such depth and density." “Charbonnière's performance this year was remarkable".  “Terrific… it’s already impossible to resist yet will cruise for 10-15 years.” – Jeb Dunnuck. The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape, is a stunning blend of 70% Grenache and 15% each Mourvèdre and Syrah. Cherries, raspberries and orange zest mark the nose, while the full-bodied palate is silky-textured and concentrated, adding layers of dried spices and complex, tea-like notes. An absolute triumph!

Taste

Melted liquorice, earth, and ground herb notes as well as a swatch of blackberry and black cherry fruit. With medium to full body, ripe tannins, and a layered texture.

About the Producer

Charbonnière has 12 hectares of prime vineyard in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and 4.5 hectares in Vacqueyras. This is a top quality domaine making rich, succulent wines of great style. Michel Maret has now handed over the running of the property to his daughters. Véronique is the winemaker and sister Caroline is in charge of the office.

Wine Press / Awards

94 points, “Charbonnière's performance this year was remarkable, all the more so because I didn't visit the estate, so the wines were all tasted blind. The regular cuvée, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape, is a stunning blend of 70% Grenache and 15% each Mourvèdre and Syrah. Cherries, raspberries and orange zest mark the nose, while the full-bodied palate is silky-textured and concentrated, adding layers of dried spices and complex, tea-like notes. Warm and generous, it may not be the longest-lived vintage, but it will offer immense pleasure over the next decade or so.” – Wine Advocate

94 points, “This has a super fresh and richly fruited style that has such depth and density.” – James Suckling

93 points, “Terrific… it’s already impossible to resist yet will cruise for 10-15 years.” – Jeb Dunnuck

£251.70£200.00
94 Points - James Suckling. Le Télégramme comes from the younger vines of Vieux Télégraphe, from 30 years old wines, with a blend is 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 6% Mourvèdre and 4% Cinsault. Ageing is in vats for 10 months followed by foudres for a further 7 months before bottling. The result is a delicious fruit driven Châteauneuf du Pape which drinks very well in its youth. Exceptional value for the property.

About the Producer

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe has been run by the Brunier family for five generations, and since 1891. The estate’s vineyards are situated on the famous “Plateau de la Crau” the stony terrace where there is nothing but “galets roulés”, or rounded stones, as far as the eye can see. This special terroir imparts a highly distinctive minerality to the wines. Vieux Télégraphe is made from predominantly three grape varieties, 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre plus 5% Cinsault and Clairette. In their state-of-the-art gravity flow winery, the grapes are partially destemmed and are fermented in both stainless steel and wood cuves. The blending is done at the end of June after which the wine is matured in large foudres for 20 months. The red wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered and display tremendous concentration and intense flavours of dark cherry and “garrigue”. The best vintages will age for 20 years and more.

Wine Press

JAMESSUCKLING.COM – AUG. 29, 2018 – JAMES SUCKLING

94 Points. Bright and brambly. Ripe, blueberry, raspberry and cassis aromas with a strong thread of wild herb notes. The shape is refined and taut through the palate. Some airy, fleshy lightness here with plush, fine and dense tannins. Finishes fresh with red fruit. Great value.  

JEBDUNNUCK.COM – AUG. 28, 2018

92 Points. Vinified and aged in tronconique tanks, Télégramme (it’s the classic blend but slightly shifted toward the Mourvèdre) offers a rich, concentrated, structured style that over the past 5-10 years has shown more depth, elegance, and structure. Black raspberries, white flowers, graphite, garrigue, and mineral notes all give way to a medium to full-bodied, layered, beautifully textured 2017 that has fine tannin, plenty of depth and a good finish.

VINOUS - DEC 2019 - JOSH RAYNOLDS

93 Points. Deep ruby-red. Intensely perfumed raspberry and cherry aromas open up quickly with air and develop suggestions of candied flowers and baking spices. Stains the palate with intense red fruit preserve flavors that are lifted and sharpened by a smoky element. At once lively and well-concentrated, finishing with solid, fruity thrust, supple tannins and persistent spiciness. 

£248.70£198.00
Côte-Rôtie, or 'Roasted Slope' is the pre-eminent appellation in the Northern Rhone, bathed in sunshine to produce wines of stunning power and elegance. The average age of the vines to produce this spectacular Côte-Rôtie 'Côte Blonde' is over 75 years, with the oldest dating back to 1934! A blend of 85% Syrah and 15% Viognier, expect a dense bouquet of black fruits, herbs and spice with a delicate floral touch and stunning length. Drink now, after decanting, or this wine can age beautifully over the coming years. 

About the Producer

The first mention of Domaine De Boisseyt 'Viniblio de Boissie' dates back to the 14th Century, however, it is more recently! after the French Revolution in 1797 that Domaine De Boisseyt is formed. Family run for six generations by the Chol family, and now the Decelle Family, Romain Decelle aims to convert the entire estate to organic viticulture and re-establish Domaine De Boisseyt as one of the great Northern Rhone producers alongside Guigal and Chapoutier.

Taste

Winemakers tasting note: A nose of black fruits ripened by the sun, with aromas of the Garrigue and spices express the power of the vintage, with delicate floral aromas complimenting the whole. Ripe fruit flesh, velvety palate and spicy tannins provide toned length. It is a wine of very good aging.

£668.70£530.00

90 Points - Robert Parker. Côte Rôtie is perhaps the greatest of the Northern Rhone appellations. Yves Cuilleron 'Lieu Dit Bonnivieres’ is a single vineyard wine, situated on a handsome east facing hillside of mica schist soil planted entirely with Syrah grapes. The cuvée spends eighteen months ageing in oak barrels revealing a rich, rounded wine with a long powerful finish and silky tannins. Delivery 5-10 working days.

Taste

It is a complex, profound wine with a nose of dark fruits, spice, tobacco and a faint roasted edge. Clean and pure on the palate, revealing a rich, rounded style. It has a long powerful finish with silky tannins.

A wine vinified for laying down; slightly hard when young. Preferable to wait 4-5 years from vintage, but it can age 15 years or more.

About the Producer

Yves Cuilleron took over the reins as the 4th generation vigneron in 1987 and has since built up a formidable reputation. He is based in Chavanay, just south of Condrieu, and now owns and leases over 75 hectares. He has a fantastic new cellar, purpose-built and temperature controlled, and produces wines from all the top AOCs of the Northern Rhône.

Yves pays extra-special care to the quality of his vines, and rejects “off-the-shelf ideas”. His vision of viticulture is highly personal: not conventional, not organic, and not biodynamic. He has a simple philosophy: “Grow the best possible grapes.”

Wine Press

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Joe Czerwinski, déc. 2019) : 90/100. From an east-facing (hence, cooler) site, Cuilleron's 2017 Côte Rôtie Lieu Dit Bonnivieres is 100% Syrah, matured in 50% new oak. It features herbal notes, hints of black tea and crisp red berry fruit, and it's medium-bodied, with a taut, wiry feel, silky tannins and a long, crisp finish. I suspect this may age well past my predicted drinking window. Tasted twice (once blind), with consistent results. Drink date 2022-2030.

 

£473.70£375.00

90 Points - Jeb Dunnuck. 'Les Corbonnes' is a small plot of Viognier vines on a steep slope in the commune of Chavanay, Northern Rhone. Sheltered from the wind to create a hot micro-climate, this Domaine De Boisseyt Condrieu is a rich, full-bodied and complex wine, fermented with natural yeasts and then aged for 9 months in 8 hl casks. 

About the Producer

The first mention of Domaine De Boisseyt 'Viniblio de Boissie' dates back to the 14th Century, however, it is more recently! after the French Revolution in 1797 that Domaine De Boisseyt was formed. Family run for six generations by the Chol family, and now the Decelle Family, Romain Decelle aims to convert the entire estate to organic viticulture and re-establish Domaine De Boisseyt as one of the great Northern Rhone producers alongside Guigal and Chapoutier.

Taste

Winemakers tasting note: Aromatic with a complex nose with multiple fruity aromas of apricots, peaches, citrus fruits and spicy and woody notes. The mouth is round and fleshy, a nice minerality gives length and balance to this wine.

Press

90 Points - Jeb Dunnuck. 'The 2018 Condrieu Les Corbonnes is slightly softerand more textured than the 2019, oering moreapricot, honeyed peach, and orange marmalade-like notes as well as a medium to full-bodied,supple, forward texture. Enjoy bottles over thecoming year or two.' Tasted: 11/19/2020

 

£299.70£235.00

La Petite Côte is a 100% Viognier wine made from south/southeast-facing vines in terraces overlooking the village of Chavanay in the centre of the Condrieu appellation. A beautiful Condrieu to drink young from a producer dedicated to excellence. Delivery 5-10 working days.

 

Taste

Honeyed touches lend a little sweetness. A fresh, spicy wine which finishes with an attractive bitterness. It will accompany delicacies such as salmon carpaccio.

About the Producer

Yves Cuilleron took over the reins as the 4th generation vigneron in 1987 and has since built up a formidable reputation. He is based in Chavanay, just south of Condrieu, and now owns and leases over 75 hectares. He has a fantastic new cellar, purpose-built and temperature controlled, and produces wines from all the top AOCs of the Northern Rhône.


Yves pays extra-special care to the quality of his vines, and rejects “off-the-shelf ideas”. His vision of viticulture is highly personal: not conventional, not organic, and not biodynamic. He has a simple philosophy: “Grow the best possible grapes.”

£281.70£225.00