2020 Domaine Jean Royer

Grapes Syrah, Grenache, Mourv猫dre
Colour Red
Origin France, Vin de France
ABV 14.5%

Petit Roy is always made from the off cuts from Jean-Marie Royer's Chateauneuf vineyards and those outside of the appellation. It's a gutsy, full, fragrant red with a delicious compote of clove spiced raspberries, strawberries and plums. A perennial sure-fire hit and the perfect accompaniment to summer barbecues or simply curling up with on a dark wintry night. L&S (Aug 2021)

*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles (or 9l equivalent) of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.

I often find that French expressions have more potency than English ones when describing certain wines. Le Petit Roy is a feu d鈥檃rtifice (firework, or better still, pyrotechnic) red wine with so much wonder it takes the breath away. You will already know it is a baby-Ch芒teauneuf-du-Pape of sorts, but this ubiquitous expression loads it with weight and bulk, which it simply doesn鈥檛 possess. This is a dark, swarthy and spicy wine stuffed with boysenberry and mulberry tones, but it is fresh, energetic, virile and swaggering on the palate and it will floor you with its charm.Matthew Jukes, Moneyweek (Oct 2021)

Domaine Jean Royer

Jean-Marie Royer inherited his vines in 1985 and set about improving the grape varietal mix and the vinification from then. Since more than half of the domaine is in unclassified 'Vin de Table' or 'C么tes du Rh么ne', he has developed a marque 'Le Petit Roy' sold as 'Vin de Table' for everything that does not make it into the Ch芒teauneuf cuv茅es. The Petit Roy has been a big hit in the shops.

His Ch芒teauneufs are just gorgeous, and in the context of some of the Parkerised dottiness going on, offer refreshingly fantastic value for money. He has undoubtedly been much helped by his close friend the star oenologist Philippe Cambi茅, who he went to school with and also played rugby with for many years. Cambi茅 is more famous for a full-on rather extracted style, but Jean-Marie has imposed his own, fresher, brighter style on all his wines, which are crunchy and well-defined.

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee | Mixed case & Cookbook

What better way to help celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee (and the long weekend) than with this specially selected case and beautiful cookbook.
From the aptly named Platine 1er Cru Extra Brut NV Champagne from Nicolas Maillart, to the (tongue firmly in cheek here) your Maga-sty Godello and not forgetting (getting seriously tenuous now) some Le Petit Roy-al, there is something for all palates.
Being serious for a moment though, this is a fabulous collection of wines that should make any (street) party go with a twist and a twirl.

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