Great aromatics from the start on the Cuvee Ghany, cracked black pepper, dark cherry and plum fruit. The palate is richly textured with fleshy plum fruit, some lovely cooked meat notes, undergrowth and black pepper spice on the finish. Ready to drink from the off, but with plenty to keep it going for a good few years. Drinking range: 2019 - 2026L&S(Mar 2019)
75cl bottles (case of 6)
* This is a pre-shipment/primeur offer. All orders are accepted under the TERMS of this offer which differ from the terms of the rest of the site.
Produced on free-draining calcareous-clay terraces with lots of large stones in les Chassis, Gaylord gives this a cold soak followed by classic alcoholic fermentation, and an élevage of thirteen months, one third in cuve, and two thirds being aged in large barrels (demi-muids). The expressive aromatics that you'd expect in a youthful Côte Rôtie, then there's sappy volume and fine tannins behind - a beautifully balanced wine.L&S(Feb 2019)
As to the reds, the 2016 Crozes Hermitage Ghany was brought up in a mix of demi-muids and concrete tanks. Its deep ruby color is followed by a ripe, exotic bouquet of mulled red and black fruits, spice, and incense. Ready to go, even slightly evolved, it's not going to make old bones but should drink nicely for 3-5 years. It could be considered a decent value. Rating: 87-87 Jeb Dunnuck, www.jebdunnuck.com(Dec 2018)
Domaine Gaylord Machon: Full Wine List and Profile
Domaine Gaylord Machon is in Beaumont-Monteux, in the heart of the Crozes-Hermitage appellation, on 'les châssis' a name which derives from the numerous large stones found in this area, which make for a particularly free-draining soil. 5% of the domaine is Marsanne and Roussanne, from which a tiny amount of white is made, the rest being all Syrah for the two cuvées of red.
All the work in the vines is manual, including the harvest. Gaylord took over 5 hectares of family vines in 2002, the produce of which he took to the co-op, like his forbears, until 2008, when he began to sell the grapes of what was then an enlarged 8.5 hectares to Paul Jaboulet Ainé. In 2011 he made his first wine. He is a qualified winemaker, and had trained with Luc Tardy and Laurent Combier, among others.
Gaylord built his own vinification cellar in 2014, and today vinifies about half his red production and all the white.
ORDERING PRIMEUR WINES VIA OUR WISHLIST:
- Add cases to your Wishlist (which appears in the sidebar and header separately from the main basket) which you can click to view and edit.
- Submit your Wishlist with your details.
- We will respond as quickly as possible with confirmation of your order and your invoice.
N.b. Certain wines which are on very tight allocations will be offered first to customers who buy across the range.
Alternatively please call or email the team. () or your normal Lea and Sandeman contact.
RHÔNE PRIMEUR FAQ
WHY ORDER PRIMEUR OR PRE-SHIPMENT? Ordering your wine before it is shipped from the producer means you secure the best possible price before the wines become available in the UK market. It is also the best way to avoid disappointment as some wines will sell out before arrival in the UK.
PRICES: This is a primeur/pre-shipment offer - all prices are quoted IN BOND ex-VAT. The prices are per pack as detailed - so if a wine is listed in twelve-bottle cases, the price given is per twelve, or if listed in six-bottle cases, the price given is per six, and so on. If it looks too cheap (and even if it does not), please check the case size.
DELIVERY COSTS: The In Bond prices are for in bond delivery. Under bond delivery to an L&S Elephant storage account at Octavian Corsham is free, but under bond delivery to other bonds or accounts will incur additional charges. Duty-paid delivery is included subject to our normal terms. In the case of wines required duty-paid, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rates will be charged prior to delivery.
L&S STORAGE: We will deliver your wines to your L&S ('Elephant Storage') In Bond storage account unless otherwise specified. You can find more details on Elephant Storage storage here or contact our Private Client team for more information. Do however proceed with your order first in order to secure your allocation, your storage account can be arranged later.
PAYMENT: Orders will be invoiced for payment by cheque, cash, debit card or cleared funds to our account. We regret that we are unable to accept credit cards for primeur sales.
DELIVERY TIMING: The wines are not yet physically available, but will be shipped over the course of the next few months. In most cases they will be delivered to you as they arrive with us, so if any are required by a certain date please advise us at the time of ordering.