Jancis Robinson – Top Holiday Wines

For those that don’t read the FT on a weekend, we thought we’d share the good news with you! And for those that do, no harm in repeating it.

During December, Jancis Robinson is writing about her top tips for Christmas drinking. It just so happens that one of our favourite fizzes made it on to her list over the weekend – ‘Le Moulin,’ Blanquette de Limoux by Domaine J Laurens.

Please see the article here

This is a bottle of bubbles many of our customers are very familiar with, as we continue to spread the gospel of our favourite wines. We do still have bottles in stock, and ready to reach you in more than enough time to feature on your Christmas list – but we advise you to act quickly! Our next shipment from France will not arrive until the New Year…

All prices below are inclusive of duty & VAT.

Le Moulin, Blanquette de Limoux – £12.08 per bottle

Nice bit of development. Very fresh and really quite special for the money. Quite delicate on the palate. Good Value.

16/ 20, Jancis Robinson

As well as writing up the Blanquette, Jancis has had a few compliments for some of our other wines – including the wines of Domaine Janotsbos. Please see below for her notes on our wines featured in her Autumn Collection. The Chateau Verdignan 1998 is worth a look too – a truly exceptional value in mature Bordeaux!

Domaine Janotsbos

Bourgogne Blanc 2010 – £14.40 per bottle (available in 12’s)

Grower based in Meursault. Very pale indeed. Fresh and clean.

15/ 20. Drink to 2014, JR


Bourgogne Rouge 2010 – £14.40 per bottle (available in 12’s)

Very pale ruby indeed. Light and fresh – really delightfully gentle and refreshing. Very pure and direct. Good Value

16/ 20. Drink to 2014, JR


Chassagne-Montrachet 2010 – £30 per bottle (available in 6’s)

Very pale gold. Light scent of wet stones. Clean, very lightly honeyed. Fairly evolved for a 2010 white – so it could be quite useful?  Not especially intense but very nicely balanced. Not a bad price for white burgundy fans. Light to medium bodied and pleasantly chalky.

16/ 20. Drink to 2016, JR


Meursault 2010 – £28.20 per bottle (available in 6’s)

Herby nose. Quite light – not that intense. Gentle and already quite evolved.

16/ 20. Drink to 2016, JR


St-Aubin Premier Cru En Créot 2010 – £25.40 per bottle (available in 6’s)

Quite rich and buttery – almost Meursault! Decent enough for the money though a tad pinched on the finish.

15.5/ 20. Drink to 2017, JR


Other wines available in time for Christmas

Chateau Capbern Gasqueton 2009, St-Estephe – £16.40 per bottle (available in 6’s)

Blackish ruby. Solid and dense. Classic combo of the austerity of St-Estèphe and the ripeness of 2009. Good stuff! Good Value.

17/ 20. Drink to 2023, JR

Chateau Verdignan 1998, Cru Bourgeois Haut-Medoc – £11.60 per bottle (available in 6’s)

Good price for this maturity! Dark crimson with a pale rim. Attractive lift. Sleek fruit and nicely evolved. Firm and savoury but an excellent price. Very Good Value.

16/ 20. Drink to 2016, JR


If you'd like any of these lovely wines on your table this Christmas – do let us know by calling us on 020 8 339 9112, or by emailing info@dittonwinetraders.co.uk

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