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    Château Saint Jean, Plan de Dieu, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2015

    Rhône / FR
    14.5%
    Côtes du Rhône Villages Red

    Bottle 75 cl £12.95

    Ruffin et Fils Cuvée de Reserve, Champagne NV

    Ruffin et Fils Cuvée de Reserve, Champagne NV

    Champagne / FR
    12%

    Ruffin et Fils Cuvée de Reserve, Champagne

    Bottle 75 cl £21.95

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    Domaine de l’Ermitage, Menetou-Salon Red 2017

    Loire / FR
    13%
    Domaine de l’Ermitage, Menetou-Salon Red 2017

    Bottle 75 cl £17.95
    Case 12 bottles £215.40

    Mâcon-Lugny "les Charmes", Maison deux Fleurs 2017

    Mâcon-Lugny "les Charmes", Maison deux Fleurs 2017

    13%
    White Burgundy

    Bottle 75 cl £11.95
    Case 12 bottles £143.40

    Château Vieira, AOC Bordeaux 2006

    Château Vieira, AOC Bordeaux 2006

    13.5%
    Red Bordeaux

    Bottle 75 cl £11.95 £10.95

    Sauternes 2016

    Sauternes 2016

    Bordeaux / FR
    13%
    Declassifed Bordeaux

    Bottle 37.5 cl £15.95
    Case 12 bottles £191.40

    Margaux 2015

    Margaux 2015

    Bordeaux / FR
    13.5%
    Declassified Bordeaux

    Bottle 75 cl £22.95

    Pauillac 2014

    Pauillac 2014

    Bordeaux / FR
    13.5%
    Declassified Bordeaux

    Bottle 75 cl £24.95

    Saint-Estèphe 2011

    Saint-Estèphe 2011

    Bordeaux / FR
    13%
    Declassified Bordeaux

    Bottle 75 cl £20.95

    Saint-Julien 2014

    Saint-Julien 2014

    Bordeaux / FR
    12.5%
    Declassified Bordeaux

    Bottle 75 cl £22.95
    Case 12 bottles £275.40

    Saint-Julien 2015

    Saint-Julien 2015

    Bordeaux / FR
    13.5%
    Declassified Bordeaux

    Bottle 75 cl £22.95
    Case 12 bottles £275.40

    Arlaux Champagne Premier Cru, Grande Cuvée NV

    Arlaux Champagne Premier Cru, Grande Cuvée NV

    Champagne / FR
    13%
    Champagne

    Bottle 75 cl £32.95

    Botter Prosecco DOC Frizzante, NV

    Botter Prosecco DOC Frizzante, NV

    Veneto / IT
    11%
    White Veneto

    Bottle 75 cl £9.95

    Tenuta di Collalbrigo Brut, Prosecco

    Tenuta di Collalbrigo Brut, Prosecco

    Veneto / IT
    11%
    White Veneto

    Bottle 75 cl £11.95

    Crémant de Bourgogne, Sainchargny, Émérite 2014

    Crémant de Bourgogne, Sainchargny, Émérite 2014

    Bourgogne / FR
    11.5%
    The 2014 Crémant de Bourgogne, Sainchargny Émérite is one of my all-time favourite fizzes and if it isn’t yet one of yours, it darn well should be. It’s an absolute snorter and I’ve recommended it (under its previous name: Cave de Lugny Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Millésime), both in print and, well, yelling from the rooftops, countless times. It really is a model of its kind, produced using the champagne method by the highly-rated Cave de Lugny co-operative near Mâcon in southern Burgundy. Only the finest hand-picked Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is used, some of which is aged in oak before blending. The cuvée, having been assembled, then spends a further 18 months in oak on the lees and the result is as appealing a sparkler as you’ll find anywhere. It’s full of delicious ripe, honeyed fruit, toast and brioche and blessed with a delectably fine mousse. As I’ve said many times to anyone who will listen, I’ve had dozens of champagnes twice the price that don’t taste half as good. £14.95 down from £15.95.

    Bottle 75 cl £15.95 £14.95

    Château les Ragottes, Bordeaux AOC 2014

    Château les Ragottes, Bordeaux AOC 2014

    Bordeaux / FR
    13%
    Red Bordeaux

    Bottle 37.5 cl £5.95
    Case 12 bottles £71.40

    Château Cayla Cadillac, Côtes de Bordeaux 2015

    Château Cayla Cadillac, Côtes de Bordeaux 2015

    Bordeaux / FR
    13.5%
    Côtes de Bordeaux

    Bottle 75 cl £10.95 £9.95
    Case 12 bottles £131.40 £119.40

    Petite Sirène de Château Giscours, Bordeaux 2015

    Petite Sirène de Château Giscours, Bordeaux 2015

    13%
    We offered the 2015 Petite Sirène in June and it was so well received that I’m delighted to waft it under your beaks again. From a corking vintage, it’s effectively the 3rd wine of Ch. Giscours (the much-loved Third Growth from Margaux) made by the same winemaking team. A blend of 70 per cent Merlot and 30 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s richly flavoured and succulent with red and dark berry fruit, whispers of vanilla and spice and a long, mouth-filling finish. It’s an extremely approachable entry level claret with impeccable pedigree and reassuringly accessible price. In short, it’s perfect Christmas fare. £11.45 down from £11.95.

    Bottle 75 cl £11.95 £11.45
    Case 12 bottles £143.40 £137.40

    Château de l'Abbaye de Saint-Ferme, Bordeaux 2010

    Château de l'Abbaye de Saint-Ferme, Bordeaux 2010

    Bordeaux 2010 / FR
    14%
    Finally, for those who enjoy their clarets more mature, I suggest the 2010 Ch. de l’Abbaye de Saint-Ferme, an extremely well-regarded Bordeaux Supérieur made from old vine Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot planted at the striking 11th century Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Ferme, some 40km east of Bordeaux itself. It’s absolutely bang on song and so it should be, coming from a 10/10 vintage and having had eight years to relax and open out. It’s soft, mellow and silkily seductive with plums, blackcurrants, spice and even earthy truffles on both nose and palate and although I’m not sure it’s quite got the legs to last till next Christmas, it’s in absolutely peak condition for this one. £11.45 down from £11.95.

    Bottle 75 cl £11.95 £11.45
    Case 12 bottles £143.40 £137.40

    Château Moulin Eyquem, Côtes de Bourg 2000

    Château Moulin Eyquem, Côtes de Bourg 2000

    Bordeaux / FR
    12.5%
    Côtes de Bourg

    Bottle 75 cl £12.95 £11.95

    Château Dudon, Bordeaux AOC, 2006

    Château Dudon, Bordeaux AOC, 2006

    Bordeaux / FR
    13%
    Bordeaux AOP

    Bottle 75 cl £12.95 £11.95
    Case 12 bottles £155.40 £143.40

    Ronan by Clinet, Bordeaux 2014

    Ronan by Clinet, Bordeaux 2014

    Bordeaux / FR
    13%
    Red Bordeaux

    Bottle 75 cl £12.95
    Bottle 75 cl £12.95 £11.95 (2+ cases)
    Case 12 bottles £155.40

    Château D'Aurilhac, Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc 2010

    Château D'Aurilhac, Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc 2010

    Bordeaux / FR
    14%
    Haut-Médoc

    Bottle 75 cl £19.95 £18.95
    Case 12 bottles £239.40 £227.40

    Château Fonréaud, Listrac-Médoc 2010

    Château Fonréaud, Listrac-Médoc 2010

    14%
    Red Bordeaux

    Bottle 75 cl £21.95

    Château Berliquet, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé 2002

    Château Berliquet, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé 2002

    Bordeaux / FR
    13.5%
    Red Bordeaux

    Bottle 75 cl £31.95

    Mâcon-Fuissé, Maison deux Fleurs 2017

    Mâcon-Fuissé, Maison deux Fleurs 2017

    White Burgundy

    Bottle 75 cl £13.95

    Domaine du Bicheron, Mâcon-Péronne 2016

    Domaine du Bicheron, Mâcon-Péronne 2016

    Bourgogne / FR
    14%
    I had a bottle of the 2016 Domaine du Bicheron Mâcon-Péronne, Cuvée Vieilles Vignes only last night with a plate of Mrs Ray’s pitch-perfect chicken risotto and — goodness me! — it hit the spot. FVD’s Esme Johnstone tells me that it’s their best-selling burgundy by miles and I’m not in the least surprised. Produced from old vine Chardonnay by Denis and Geneviève Rousset, whose family have been making wine in the village of Péronne, also near Mâcon, for almost 130 years, it sees not one splinter of oak and is as crisp, clean and pure as they come. It’s rounded and textured with an underlying citrus freshness and a fine mineral core. It’s a class act for sure and — I don’t care what you say, such things matter, especially when it comes to showing off to the neighbours at Christmas — the bottle looks dead pukka too. £12.45 down from £12.95.

    Bottle 75 cl £12.95 £12.45
    Case 12 bottles £155.40 £149.40

    Montagny 1er Cru, Les Loges, Vieilles Vignes 2016

    Montagny 1er Cru, Les Loges, Vieilles Vignes 2016

    Bourgogne / FR
    13%
    White Burgundy

    Bottle 75 cl £14.95
    Case 12 bottles £179.40

    Saint-Véran, Pierre Janny, Merloix 2016

    Saint-Véran, Pierre Janny, Merloix 2016

    Bourgogne / FR
    13%
    White Burgundy

    Bottle 75 cl £14.95
    Case 12 bottles £179.40

    Domaine Cordier, Pouilly-Fuissé 2016

    Domaine Cordier, Pouilly-Fuissé 2016

    Bourgogne / FR
    13.5%
    White Burgundy

    Bottle 75 cl £21.95

    Domaine Alain Chavy, Puligny-Montrachet "Les Charmes" 2015

    Domaine Alain Chavy, Puligny-Montrachet "Les Charmes" 2015

    13%
    White Burgundy

    Bottle 75 cl £49.95

    Coteaux Bourguignons, 'Le Renard' 2017

    Coteaux Bourguignons, 'Le Renard' 2017

    Bourgogne / FR
    13%
    Red Burgundy

    Bottle 75 cl £15.95

    Domaine Bernard Moreau Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017

    Domaine Bernard Moreau Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017

    Burgundy / FR
    12.5%
    Red Burgundy

    Bottle 75 cl £17.95

    Domaine Maldant Pauvelot, Savigny-Les-Beaune 2015

    Domaine Maldant Pauvelot, Savigny-Les-Beaune 2015

    13%
    Red Burgundy

    Bottle 75 cl £20.95

    Domaine Maldant Pauvelot, Chorey Les Beaune 2015

    Domaine Maldant Pauvelot, Chorey Les Beaune 2015

    13%
    Red Burgundy

    Bottle 75 cl £20.95
    Case 12 bottles £251.40

    Mas Carlot Blanc, Cuvée Tradition, Costières de Nîmes 2017

    Mas Carlot Blanc, Cuvée Tradition, Costières de Nîmes 2017

    Rhône / FR
    12.5%
    White Rhône

    Bottle 75 cl £10.95
    Case 12 bottles £131.40

    Mas Carlot Rouge, Cuvée Tradition, Costières de Nîmes 2016

    Mas Carlot Rouge, Cuvée Tradition, Costières de Nîmes 2016

    Rhône / FR
    13.5%
    Red Rhône

    Bottle 75 cl £10.95

     Cuvée Les Trois Soeurs, Domaine Les Grands Bois, Côtes-du-Rhône 2017

    Cuvée Les Trois Soeurs, Domaine Les Grands Bois, Côtes-du-Rhône 2017

    Rhône / FR
    14.5%
    Red Rhône

    Bottle 75 cl £10.95
    Case 12 bottles £131.40

    Domaine Les Grands Bois, Cuvée Maximilien, Cairanne 2016

    Domaine Les Grands Bois, Cuvée Maximilien, Cairanne 2016

    Rhône / FR
    15%
    Red Rhône

    Bottle 75 cl £14.95

    Crozes Hermitage, Domaine de Thalabert, Paul Jaboulet Ainé, 2012

    Crozes Hermitage, Domaine de Thalabert, Paul Jaboulet Ainé, 2012

    Rhône / FR
    Red Rhone

    Bottle 75 cl £26.95

    Secret de Famille, Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné, Côtes-du-Rhône 2015

    Secret de Famille, Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné, Côtes-du-Rhône 2015

    Rhône / FR
    13%
    White Rhône

    Bottle 75 cl £12.95
    Case 12 bottles £155.40

    Filderfere Muscadet, Château de Cléray 2017

    Filderfere Muscadet, Château de Cléray 2017

    Loire / FR
    11%
    White Loire

    Bottle 75 cl £9.95

    Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine de la Campanette 2017

    Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine de la Campanette 2017

    13%
    Loire White

    Bottle 75 cl £10.95

    Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, Château de Cléray 2017

    Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, Château de Cléray 2017

    Loire / FR
    11.5%
    White Loire

    Bottle 75 cl £11.95
    Bottle 75 cl £11.95 £10.95 (2+ cases)
    Case 12 bottles £143.40

    Pouilly-Fumé 'Les Aveillons' Domaine de la Loge 2016

    Pouilly-Fumé 'Les Aveillons' Domaine de la Loge 2016

    Loire / FR
    12.5%
    White Loire

    Bottle 75 cl £14.95
    Case 12 bottles £179.40

    Domaine la Bonnelière, Saumur Champigny 2017

    Domaine la Bonnelière, Saumur Champigny 2017

    Loire / FR
    12.5%
    Red Loire

    Bottle 75 cl £11.95
    Case 12 bottles £143.40

    Vouvray Le Marigny Sec, Bernard Fouquet 2016

    Vouvray Le Marigny Sec, Bernard Fouquet 2016

    Loire / FR
    13%
    White Loire

    Bottle 75 cl £14.95
    Case 12 bottles £179.40

    La Chapelle, Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne 2012

    La Chapelle, Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne 2012

    Gascony / FR
    12%
    Red Gascogne

    Bottle 75 cl £8.95

    Château de Fayolle Blanc, Bergerac 2017

    Château de Fayolle Blanc, Bergerac 2017

    Bergerac / FR
    13.5%
    White Bergerac

    Bottle 75 cl £10.95
    Case 12 bottles £131.40

    Ripaille, Pays d'Oc 2017

    Ripaille, Pays d'Oc 2017

    Languedoc / FR
    13.5%
    Red Languedoc

    Bottle 75 cl £11.95
    Bottle 75 cl £11.95 £10.95 (2+ cases)