'Saskia', Miles Mossop, Swartland/Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2016
A delicious blend of Chenin Blanc, Viognier and Clairette. White peach, jasmine, and conference pear on the nose with a richly textured palate. Notes of toasted briche and citrus, very moreish on the finish.
Food Match : Turkey, Pork, Lobster, Halibut, Salmon
Bourgogne Blanc, 'Les Setilles', Olivier Leflaive, Bourgogne, France. 2013
This classic comes from a selection of vineyards in Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. Aromas of peach and white flowers, mineral driven with notes of lemon peel and almond.
Food Match : Turkey, Chicken, Scallops, Charcuterie, Cheddar
Barrail du Blanc, Grand Cru, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France. 2012
Merlot dominated from the Right Bank of Bordeaux, this comes from the famous estates of J.P Mouiex, owner of the legendary Chateau Petrus. Violets, chocolate and vanilla on the nose, with delicious notes of bramble compote, tobacco and cassis on the palate. Smooth, balanced and concentrated.
Food Match : Beef, Venison, Goose, Pork
Decant : 1-1.5 Hours
Pinot Noir, 'Durkheimer', Pfluger, Pfalz, Germany. 2018
Fabulous alternative to Red Burgundy. Elegant notes of rose petals and red currant on the nose with a palate of vibrant cherries, earthy components and game meats giving excellent depth to the wine.
Food Match : Duck, Venison, Salmon, Beetroot, Mushrooms
Carignan Noir, 'Red Socks', Andy Cook, Consolation, Languedoc/Roussillon, France. 2017
A gorgeous winter red by our friend Andy Cook. Big and bold with rich, dark forest fruits of brambles and cassis, toasty notes on the finish with excellent depth, complexity and balanced acidity.
Food Match : Venison, Grouse, Goose, Duck, Rich stews, Beef
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