White Burgundy

With the outstanding 2014 White Burgundies just beginning to grow thin on the ground, it is imperative to seek out what you can, be that for drinking now or cellaring. Now the more widely available but much hyped 2015’s have merit indeed but in my little book, not to the uniform degree and classic heights that 2014 seems to possess. Last week we sold our last case of 2014 Jean-Noël Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet. So here is a direct missing link to that:

 

Santenay “Les Hâtes” 2014 Domaine René Lequin-Colin at £ 25.00 per Bottle

I first tried this a fortnight back and blind thought it was a Chassagne-Montrachet. Mouth-puckering savoury, saline, grassy notes yet still a Chardonnay core.

The relative poor cousin to Meursault (power and opulence) and Puligny-Montrachet (refined and elegant) but Chassagne-Montrachet, albeit rustic in comparison, gives bags of flavour. Glassy, chewy, it holds your attention.

A half-decent Chassagne costs £ 36-44 so a young pretender at £ 25 is a real deal. In stock tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

Wine news:

 

“Chill Bill”. Huntsworth has just bought two new wine fridges and to make it easier for you we have a designated “In The Fridge” Page on our website! When the Celsius rises, you can check beforehand which wines we will have perfectly chilled. Any pre-orders for other wines can be put in our third fridge downstairs, given a modicum of notice.

 

As the BBQ season still looks to evade us I will bide my time ‘til next week. But then we will have both Bottles and Double Magnums of a legendary Barossa Valley Shiraz, from the fabled 2004 Vintage. High Parker score, perfectly aged and a sensible £ 35.00 for such a quality showing. Plenty at £ 15-20 for BBQ offerings if £ 35 is too lofty for your visiting hordes.

 

Again, miserable weather aside, we are anticipating the arrival, this very morning of our lead Provence Rosé,Château Des Chaberts “Cuvée Prestige”, in both Bottles and Magnums. Price unchanged from last year.


Tuggy Meyer
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