Brut Souveraign, Henriot, Champagne, France. NV
Precise and elegant with white flowers and citrus fruits. Fresh, lively notes of pastry, vanilla and light morello cherry on the palate with beautifully balanced fruit. Fantastic Champagne at great value, a great way to kick off your festive period or served with dinner
Food Match : Almost anything! Turkey, Goose, Duck, Pork, Lobster, Goats Cheese, Trifle
Macon Verze, Domaine Leflaive, Maconnais, Bourgogne, France. 2014
Truly fabulous White Burgundy from a top producer and great vintage. Elegant, orchard fruits with a silky texture, a mineral driven core with elements of lemon peel, pear and and white peaches.
Food Match : Turkey, Chicken, Pork, Duck, White Fish, Lobster
Roussanne, 'Juliette', Andy Cook, Consolation, Languedoc/Roussillon, France, 2017
Another cracking wine from Andy Cook. Honeyed stone fruit aromas of peach and nectarine with savoury characteristics of herbs, sprice and fresh bread running throughout. Full bodied, dry and textured, excellent with roasted birds.
Food Match : Turkey, Chicken, Goose, Pheasant, Duck, Halibut, Turbot
Labastide Dauzac, Margaux, Bordeaux, France. 2015
2nd wine of Chateau Dauzac in the famous commune of Margaux in the Left Bank of Bordeaux. This is beautifully perfumed and elegant. Ripe cassis, brambles, cigar leaf and hints of wood spice. Weighty and generous on the palate with great balance and an elegant finish
Food Match : Beef, Duck, Chicken, Game, Cheese
Decant : 1.5-2 Hours
Barbera, 'Monleale' Walter Massa, Colli Tortonesi, Italy, 2012
From the tiny region of Colli Tortonesi at the southern tip of Piedmont. Classic Barbera with raspberries and cherries, earthy with nuances of truffle and wild mushroom. Gamey with excellent acidity providing structure and balance to the weight and power of this wine.
Food Match : Venison, Goose, Duck, Beef, Cheese
Decant : 1 Hour
Maury, Domaine Fontanel, Languedoc/Roussillon, France. 2015
A fabulous style of fortified wine from Roussillon known as 'Vin doux naturels'. Lighter in style than port or sherry and a must at Christmas. Rich and silky with raspberries, cherries and gentle winter spice.Divine with chocolate and blue cheese in particular!
Food Match : Chocolate, Blue Cheese, Goats Cheese, Pecorino, Xmas Pudding, Mince Pies