Simon Bize Bourgogne "Les Champlains" Blanc 2017
A very low yielding, non-irrigated vineyard cropped at less than 3 tonnes per acre. The wine is golden green colour with a bouquet of Brioche, Marzipan and toffee. The palate is long and concentrated with a barrage of minerals, dry fruit and almonds, a high degree of acidity, good extraction and extended lees aging. The wine is an example of balance and equilibrium, full bodied with a persistent and pure finish. Will cellar for 3-5 years plus.
Simon Bize Bourgogne "Les Perrieres" Blanc 2017
This is beautiful white Burgundy is mineral and full bodied with hints of brioche, pure white cream and just beautifully balanced. It’s not an exaggeration that once you try this it will almost remind you of a junior Puligny Montrachet. We think that this is probably his best effort up to date! Will keep for 4-5 years.
Domaine Mosnier Chablis Vielles Vignes 2017
Sylvain has a family estate of 37 acres of Chardonnay planted in a soil of clay, limestone and chalk, this is the old vines which is absolutely outstanding. It epitomises what real good Chablis should be. It is firm, lean, aromatic and complex with wonderful clean acidity showing outstanding minerality, freshness, purity and depth. Drink now or cellar for 3 to 5 years.
Domaine Laffay Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon 2017
A relatively small vineyard quite elevated with an average vine age of 40 years and low yielding. This is a complete terroir expression of Chablis, nerve, vibrancy with racy mouth-watering acidity but yet with very good fruit weight and composure. 2017 provided another superb vintage from Chablis, low yields and a smaller production compared to other bigger vintages however we think it’s even better. More mineral, fuller body, in essence, a truer expression of Chablis. Cellar from 4 to 6 years.
Domaine Laffay Chablis 2017
Classical Chablis this one, dry, mineral, crisp and bursting with freshness, clarity of fruit and medium body but always in balance, not austere or over-done. Laffay is one of those producers that stays the course, his approach is very much hands off when it comes to winemaking he prefers the vineyard to do the talking and this is very much reflected in the wine. It will evolve over the next 4 years or so as it is a little young at present but it will be worth waiting for.
Domaine Laffay Petit Chablis 2017
One of the small growers that has sustained the traditions and classical style of Chablis. A superb offering of riverbed pebbles, chalk, dry stone, superb minerality yet displaying incredible freshness, focus and flintiness. One of the great characteristics of Chablis is that it is able to offer full bodied wines with length, concentration and depth without having to result to any oak or oak aging. Enjoy now or over the next 2-3 years. Ideal with white meats, fish and shell fish.
Domaine Dujac Morey Saint-Denis Blanc 2017
Medium-bodied, giving and fleshy, the 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis Blanc offers up aromas of green orchard fruit and freshly baked bread followed by an open knit, succulent palate. It should offer generous drinking in its youth.
Rating (87 –89)
Didier Fornerol Cotes de Nuits Villages Blanc 2016
Didier Fornerol has thrust forward with wines that are simply excellent and value for money, especially when it comes to Burgundy. The 2016 Cotes de Nuits Villages white captures this vintage perfectly, medium to full bodied with lovely acidity, depth and definition. At its price, it is excellent white Burgundy, clean, precise and pure. Drink now or over the next 2-3 years.
Novum Chardonnay 2018
“An intriguing almost sensual bouquet of Chardonnay. Aromas of red apple and sweet peach tea, lees spices and white flowers, flint and chalk-like minerality, and a light dusting of fragrant baking spices.
Very sophisticated and quite pure on the palate - dry, complex, even and lengthy. A precise palate weight with a youthful acid line, extremely fine wood tannins and fine lees texture.
Flavours of white and yellow orchard fruits, wood spices, and fine stone minerality.
A delicious example, modern, youthful, complex and intriguing. Lots to like. Drink now through 2026”
95 Points — Cameron Douglas— NZ
Domaine William Fevre Chablis Les Preuses Grand Cru 2016
“The 2016 Chablis Les Preuses Grand Cru has opened wonderfully since I tasted it in bottle: citrus lemon, Vervane tea, dill, ginger and yellow plum aromas bursting from the glass, an underlying spiciness developing in the glass. The palate is very well balanced with a spicy opening, lemongrass and touches of ginger, very open and generous with dried honey, curry leaf and a touch of ginger towards the feisty finish. Excellent.” -- 93 pts Vinous (Neal Martin)
Domaine William Fevre Chablis Vaulorent Premier Cru 2016
“The 2016 Chablis Vaulorent 1er Cru has a really lovely bouquet with dried pineapple, musk, chalk dust and yellow flower aromas. The palate is well balanced with a smooth entry, nicely pitched acidity with a gorgeous yellow plum, orange rind and light strawberry finish that lingers in the mouth. Excellent.” -- 93 pts Vinous (Neal Martin)
Domaine William Fevre Petit Chablis 2016
“There is good Chablis typicity to the ripe pear and apple scents and it continues on the rich and vibrant flavors that possess an inner mouth perfume that is also based on apple, all wrapped in a lightly mineral-inflected finish where the only nit is a hint of warmth. This is a quality effort in the context of the genre.” -- 87-89 Burghound
Pyramid Valley Field Of Fire Chardonnay 2016
“This is the more complex of the two 2016 chardonnays from Pyramid Valley. There’s a gently flinty, biscuity edge to the yellow-peach aromas. The palate is layered and concentrated with pristine yellow-peach flavors, interlaced with fine, stony mineral notes. Brilliant chardonnay. Drink now. Screw cap.” 95/100 – James Suckling
Pyramid Valley Lion’s Tooth Chardonnay 2016
“A richly fleshy, concentrated style with aromas of fresh peaches and green mangoes, leading to a palate that has a very attractive, ripe and juicy core of peach and green-mango flavors. Smooth, powerful and seamless. Drink now. Screw cap.” 93/100 – James Suckling
Te Mata Elston Chardonnay 2018
Pale lemon in colour with a brilliant, diamond-like clarity, Elston Chardonnay ’18 shows captivating notes of roasted hazelnuts, cashews and citrus fruits on the nose, alongside crème brûlée and nougat. Tropical fruit, intense white peach and ripe lemon all radiate across the palate. Elston Chardonnay ’18, with its signature balance, moreish acidity and fine, lingering finish is lush and powerful. Exceptionally appealing with superb ripeness and length.
Simon Bize Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru "Aux Vergelesses" Blanc 2015
A stunning single vineyard cru which typifies this particular single vineyard Vergelesses. The wine first of all is full bodied with concentration, power and a touch of limestone, beautiful balance, racy acidity, lifted aromas of fresh baked bread and brioche with a touch of oak. Good now but superb in 5 years time.
Simon Bize Savigny-les-Beaune Blanc 2016
"The 2016 Savigny Les Beaune Blanc has an attractive apple blossom and grass clipping scented bouquet with fine delineation. The palate offers passion fruit and hints of ginger on the entry, a fresh line of acidity and a slightly honeyed finish that lingers in the mouth. This is just a straightforward, delicious white Savigny."
89-91 points, Neal Martin
Von Winning Chardonnay One 2016
The grapes are picked in vineyards belonging to the village of Ruppertsberg with their soils of red and yellow sandstone. Spontaneously fermented in Burgundian Pièces and 500 litre barrels. An aroma of lemon skins with a hint of flint and white elderberry flowers. A clear and distinctive acidity with roasted nut overtones ensures a long finish. The texture is fine and yet creamy, with elegant acidity and remarkable structure. Bottled without filtration or the use of pumps.
Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay 2018
Usually the most flamboyant wine when young, the 2018 Coddington has a beautiful nose more fragrant and citrusy than usual for Coddington. This is a common thread through all the 2018 Chardonnays. The palate is classic Coddington with the density, concentration and luscious creaminess we expect from this wine. Deceptively easy to drink at this early stage this wine will no doubt take on lovely bottle age as it has done with previous vintages.
Didier Fornerol Cotes de Nuits Villages Blanc 2015
Didier Fornerol has thrust forward with wines that are simply excellent and value for money, specially when it comes to Burgundy. The 2015 Cotes de Nuits Villages white captures this vintage perfectly, medium to full bodied with lovely acidity, depth and definition. At its price, it is excellent white Burgundy, clean, precise and pure. Drink now or over the next 4-5 years.
Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot Puligny Montrachet 2015
A classic example of superb Puligny, structured and concentrated with ripe stone fruits and mineral flavours. A little young but already showing its potential, full body, freshness, acidity, everything you expect from a truly wonderful producer of Puligny Montrachet.
Pyramid Valley Field of Fire Chardonnay 2015
Field of Fire is equally situated in clay lime-stone soils but with more clay than the Lions Tooth. The result is a fuller, fresher, more expressive Chardonnay. More intensity and yet more profound. Whichever way you want to look at it, it is a stunning Chardonnay that even though rewarding in its youth, will improve over the next 5-6 years plus.
Aldo Conterno Bussiador Chardonnay 2014
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Stunning effort from this world leading producer, harvested from his vineyards in Langhe, the wine it’s expressive with a golden colour, full body and broad.
Aged in new oak for approx. 12 months it offers great intensity, racy acidity with mineral overtones, it’s built to last, profound and precise. Will cellar 5 years plus.
Paul Louis Martin Rose Brut N.V.
Made form a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay exclusively from Grand Cru vineyards it displays a light salmon pink colour with ruby tints. Delicious ripe red berry aromas dominated by dried figs. Delicate notes of liquorice. Complex, structured and fruity on the palate, with a pleasing length.
Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot “Champ Canet” 1er Cru 2013
Champ Canet, situated on the commune’s north boundary with Meursault, produces eclectic Puligny Montrachet with definition, character and pedigree. Flinty and profound with great intensity, displaying aromas of pure citrus fruit, tea leaf and blossom, will need a few years to show it’s true colours but well worth it for those that want to see what truly world class Chardonnay tastes like. Cellar 5 years plus.
Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot “Les Referts” 1er Cru 2014
Stunnig Puligny from an excellent 1er cru vineyard situated just next to Meursault. The wine is pure, clean and profound in some ways quite similar to Meursault due to its proximity. It displays lovely floral characters with stone fruits and citrus, plenty of acidity and mineral flavours, with a little aging will become slightly nutty with a more expansive and richer palate. Cellar 5 years plus.
R.H. Coutier Brut Tradition N.V.
Sometimes described in France as “the baby Krug”, it comes from the Grand Cru village of Ambonnay where the family has been since 1619, extremely low production of around 5000 cases and also supplying grapes to the houses of Moet Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Taittinger and grown as close as you can get to organic farming. Made from a blend of 62% Pinot Noir, 38% Chardonnay, low dosage and 100% Grand Cru vineyard. Well we could write a lot about this but for lovers of Krug Champagne, you should try it and see what you think!
Norte Sur Chardonnay 2012
You would not normally associate Chardonnay with Spain however there are always exceptions to the rule. This is a beautifully balanced, soft, textural with depth and structure Chardonnay that at $14.95 you would not expect to get. Made from 100% organic fruit that the vineyard has used since its inception in 2005 which is the normal format for all their viticulture and wines. Excellent with white meats and fish, and beautifully drinking now however even better in a couple of years.
Dry River Chardonnay 2017
"A melee of roasted Chestnuts, chalk and floral notes, are supplemented with biscotti, custard, peach and nectarine. Fresh lime sorbet and lemon blossom lift the aromatics to keep the nose playful.
Thanks to a small proportion of Malo-Lactic conversion, the palate is evenly spread and transparent and gains some additional mouthfeel. With neither component dominant, the aromatic richness is effortlessly suppressed by either oak or the character stemming from extended maturation on lees. The focus is therefore multifaceted, shifting between acidity, texture and fruit in fast pace. White flesh peach, Braeburn apple and green kiwifruit, happily make way for salivating citrus fruit and silken creamy texture.
An energetic back palate lifts the wine and allows for a long lingering finish. Our Chardonnay evolves slowly in the cellar, expect this wine to reach good maturity after three to five years."
Domaine Laffay Vaudesir Grand Cru 2014
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Domaine Laffay produces small amounts of superb traditional Chablis which directly translates the essence of each vineyard into thrilling and mouth watering wines. His Grand Cru Vaudesir is taken from a .25 hectare vineyard planted in 1978. This is a masterpiece especially in a great vintage such as 2014. Vinification is very traditional and artisan making it one of the most terroir driven wines in the world. Yields are very restricted, harvest is done by hand and vinification and elevage is strictly traditional. Full bodied, tense with immense concentration and power, mineral, focused with nerve and pedigree. Will cellar for 6 years plus.
Old Vine Chardonnay 2018
This is one of those super deals that do not come round that often but when they do, you should take it! Selected from old vines, this Chardonnay delivers an array of butterscotch, freshly baked bread but yet maintaining a lovely freshness and fruit flavours. Frankly you would expect to pay close to the $20 mark for a Chardonnay of this quality. It is ideal with white meats or fish, drinking very well now but will also keep for a year or two. Excellent value at $13.95.
Bollinger Rose N.V. Brut
A completely new Rosé from Champagne Bollinger. The creation of this non-vintage rosé has been long in the making and a dream of the House for over six years. This wine has evolved not as a curiosity, but as with all of the Bollinger cuvées, as a careful assembly of the very finest ingredients by their talented, passionate team. In the meticulous House style, Bollinger Rosé is modelled on the Special Cuvée blend, combining the fruits of previous harvests plus the addition of reserve wines from their cellars in Ay. The final component, which provides colour and delicate aromas of ripe red fruits, is a proportion of still red wine coming exclusively from Bollinger's Grand Cru Vineyards in the Cote d'Ay and Verzenay.
Premium Champagne Gift Box
The Premium Champagne Gift Box includes the following:
1 x Bollinger Special Cuvee NV
1 x A. Chauvet Rose NV
1 x Double Wooden Box
Deluxe Double Gift Box
The Deluxe Double Gift Box includes the following:
1 x Nevis Bluff Pinot Noir 2012
1 x Mill Crest Reserve Chardonnay 2015
1 x Double Wooden Box
A. Chauvet Brut N.V.
Most of you will know that in terms of value for money, this is as good as it gets! A Champagne of this quality doesn't always come at this price. Basically it delivers the quality of many other Champagnes at double the price, made from a Pinot Noir and Chardonnay blend from the Tour-sur-Marne (very close to Laurent Perrier) that has been aged on its lees, giving it a nutty, yeasty, and light citrus flavour. The delicate finish is crisp and dry with a lingering acidity. A wonderful wine that is best served well chilled. You could even add a dash of Cassis or Frambois to make a refreshing apéritif.
Ata Rangi Craighall Chardonnay 2016
The 2016 bears all the hallmarks of classic Craighall on the nose - stone fruit, almond biscotti and lime zest. On the palate, it is rich on entry with a supple and enticing mid structure, before flowing into a long and lingering mineral finish. Fully barrel fermented with wild indigenous yeasts, this exceptional release has excellent cellaring potential.
Dom Perignon 2009
This prestigious champagne needs very little introduction as its name has been synonymous with glamour, refinement and celebration over the years. Having tried one of these bottles recently, it is starting to evolve into a majestic, pure and clean wine with considerable depth and structure, superb bubbles, length and stature. Even though it's almost 10 years old, it will further develop for a number of years with careful cellaring. It is suitable with a variety of dishes and obviously on its own.
Triennes Les Aureliens Blanc 2013
An excellent new addition to the Triennes family. Triennes Blanc is made mainly from Chardonnay that sometimes is blended with Viognier, this produces a soft rounded white wine, perfumed yet fresh and mineral. Excellent with fish, shell fish and white meats. Drinking beautifully now!
Carrick Chardonnay 2016
The Carrick winery is named after the mountain range that overlooks the vineyard and estate in New Zealand's hottest wine growing region Central Otago. The vineyards are all located in Bannockburn, on the Cairnmuir Terraces which are a mixture of gravels and alluvial sediments. The vines in Cairnmuir were planted in 1994 and extended in 1998 with the Central Otago staples of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay as well as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris.
Paul Louis Blanc de Blancs Brut N.V.
We also welcome back our beloved Paul Louis after being out of it for a long time. This is made from Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley and in the Traditional Method of Champagne, first fermentation and second fermentation in bottle, yeasty, rich and full bodied, with lovely refined and tiny bubbles, long bead and lovely balance. A great substitute for Champagne at a fraction of the cost. Something to be enjoyed on its own or also with fish, anti-pasta etc.
Louis Roederer Cristal 2008 (Gift Box)
Cristal, created in 1876 for Tsar Alexander II in Russia is one of the most unique Champagnes in the world. It is in fact the only one with a flat bottom bottle which was requested by the late Tsar because he thought it was being short measured. This is champagne at its finest, as inspired today as it has always been, the embodiment of elegance and purity.
Cristal is made according to the strictest criteria, based on a dramatic selection process which applies to the vintage, cru, blends and finally the wines. Only Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes from the House's 10 most celebrated crus are used in the production of this legendary cuvée.