Ultimate Christmas Mixed Case

by Ed H-B

Ultimate Christmas Mixed Case

The Ultimate Christmas Mixed Case – a baker’s dozen in fact as half a bottle of sweet just wouldn’t be enough to complement this eminently drinkable selection. All of these wines have been tasted by us recently and are drinking extremely well, although there’s no rush so don’t worry if some get tucked away until next Christmas. Expect delivery in a smart L&S box with a corkscrew and one of our new illustrated tea-towels.

Order on-line and receive free nationwide delivery – last orders for Christmas delivery start at midnight from this coming Saturday.

1 x 2007 LEGRAS Présidence Vieilles Vignes Brut Grand Cru Chouilly R & L Legras Champagne

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Grapes: Chardonnay Village: Chouilly  Classification: Grand Cru
Origin: France ABV: 12%

‘With a light dosage of just 5g/l – this is a wonderfully fresh vintage champagne from Legras. Complex, lovely bright fruit – intense and with great mineral drive.’ L&S 

2 x 2011 CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET 1er Cru Grandes Ruchottes Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot

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Grapes: Chardonnay  Village: Chassagne Montrachet Classification: 1er Cru
Origin: France, Burgundy ABV: 13% 
Sub-district:
Côte de Beaune Vineyard: Grandes Ruchottes

Similar nose in many ways to the Vide Bourse, but even finer. Green fruit, very fat and opulent, all in a mineral, crystalline classiness. Wonderfully long.‘ L&S

2 x 2009 MEURSAULT 1er Cru Genevrières Domaine Rémi Jobard

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Grapes: Chardonnay Village: Meursault  Classification: 1er Cru
Origin: France, Burgundy ABV: 13.5%
Sub-district: Côte de Beaune Vineyard: Genevrières

There is a ‘something else’ here, an inner glow, a kind of polish, a patina like a favourite bit of furniture polished for generations. Wax? Slightly sweet attack, the touch of sweetness persists, still tight, Spanish almonds, tantalising depth to the fruit, power on the finish, very complete and long. ‘ L&S

2 x 2009 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN Domaine Thierry Mortet

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Grapes: Pinot Noir  Colour: Red  Village: Gevrey Chambertin
Origin: France, Burgundy ABV: 13%
Sub-district: Côte de Nuits

‘Thierry’s village Gevrey, so much his biggest production, is fine, saline, fresh, ripe and with lots of volume – just lovely. A very complete, vinous, mineral wine which does not really have a particular fruit expression (there’s nothing shouting Gevrey cassis here) – it’s just too sophisticated for that. Great finesse of fruit and flavour. Well done!’ L&S 

2 x 2010 HERMITAGE Domaine Gilles Robin

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Grapes: Syrah  Colour: Red  Village: Hermitage
Origin: France, Rhône  ABV: 14%

‘Second vintage of the new cuvée of Hermitage from Gilles Robin. Deep in colour and packed with bright fruit. Sweet dense fruit and subtle fresh leathery notes abound and a crisp acidity keeps the wine from being at all heavy, in fact it is remarkably light on its feet for a wine with such concentration and length. Long future ahead.’ L&S 

2 x 2009 BAROLO Brunate Andrea Oberto

Grapes: Nebbiolo  Origin: Italy, Piedmont
ABV: 14.5%  Vineyard: Brunate

 ‘Lovely nose of sweet lamb reduction, balsamic, leather, liquorice, red fruit and coffee. Palate is grippy lovely rich tannins, Earth, coffee, liquorice, meat juices, plums, mulberry with a delicious balsamic finish.’ L&S 

1 x 2001 CHÂTEAU RABAUD PROMIS 1er Cru Classé Sauternes

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Grapes: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle Village: Sauternes
Classification: 1er Cru Classé Origin: France, Bordeaux ABV: 13.5%

‘The Rabaud-Promis has a lovely bouquet with hints of dried honey, nutmeg and crème brûlée blossoming in the glass. The palate is well balanced with a viscous opening: a surfeit of botrytis here that vibrant mandarin and dried pineapple notes. There is a great sense of cohesion to this Rabaud-Promis with a long tail of spicy fruit on the finish.’ L&S 

1 x 1997 DOW VINTAGE PORT

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Origin: Portugal, Port  ABV: 20%

Backward nose. Very complete. Full. Lovely fruit and grip. Very stylish indeed. Very long on the palate. Very Dow. Very lovely. Very fine. from 2010.’18/20 The Vine, Clive Coates MW

NORMAL PRICE:  £653.25      CASE PRICE:    £580.00 inc. VAT

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