We return to the Luxe end of the wine world with 3 outstanding wines to tantalise and titillate...3 exceptional drops you will remember for a long, long time to come. Not your normal fayre at all, if you're going to go big...go BIG!!
The wines are delivered to your door, with matched cheeses and we then taste it together online, we will be live streaming on Facebook and Instagram LIVE and back on Zoom too!! Banging wines and 2 pillocks hosting...or 1 pillock and Barry...
The same 'Prestige Worldwide' format for this tasting - the 'portions' are 100ml 'Tasters' and 500ml 'Carafes' to keep the price reasonable...plus you probs don't need 3 £40/50+ wines open at the same time!! Or maybe you do...? You have the option to if you want!
Without further ado...here are the wines for this week, they are stand out examples of their type, business class juice...fully legit, bangers...all our wines are quality, these are full on tell-your-mates-about, show off juice...
We start with dyed in the wool, no messing wine royalty! A Chablis Premier Cru by Louis Michel et Fils...what does Premier Cru mean? It means its f**king ace! Barry knows, im not sure, ask him, like... Next up Amarone!! The Corte Bra by Sartori - we did a baby Amarone couple of weeks ago, this is the big brother...Proper. We finish the a true great, and a Barry fav...OBVIOUSLY A CAB SAV!! The Machete by Orin Swift!! Big boy trousers only please...or big girl trousers...or big non-binary trousers, its 2020.
3 spectacular, special occasion wines from the Length and Breadth of the wine world...we can't wait to taste them with you!
Serious wines, for (not very) serious folk...point is they represent perfection in their style. Top of the tree!
Louis Michel & Fils 'Montmain' Chablis Prem Cru - Buy it here
Louis Michel & Fils’s four Montmain vineyards extend along a clay slope known for being sensitive to spring frosts. They pay careful attention here when the frost season occurs. The vines are over 25 years of age. The best of their Chardonnay vines go into making a wine that is bright white gold in colour with a pronounced, vibrant nose showing citrus and floral aromas with hints of brioche. The palate is full of mineral flavours alongside zippy citrus and green apple characteristics. The finish is elegant and very fine.
Sartori 'Corte Bra' Amarone della Valpolicella - Buy it here
The grapes of the "Corte Brà" estate are carefully selected, put into small plastic crates and dried in well ventilated rooms for about 3-4 month. When the best grade of dryness is reached, the grapes are selected again. Only the best grapes are used for the production of this wine. Ruby in colour; ripe fruit aromas, with notes of blackcurrant, raspberry, and dried herbs; full bodied on the palate with rich fruit flavours, bright acidity, and a lingering finish.
Orin Swift 'Machete' - Buy it here
This is the wine that made us fall in love with the range, Pure inky garnet in the glass, the aromatics of plum jam, wild blackberries, crushed gravel, peanut brittle and vanilla. Massive on the entry, the mid-palate is diverse with flavors of dark plums, black pepper, Amarena cherries, slow-roasted Moroccan lamb and a marbled leather texture. Rich, enveloping and vivacious, the wine finishes with perpetuating energy and length, not to mention the satisfying tannins that rouse a desire for more.