“Let the children have their night of fun and laughter, let the gifts of Father Christmas delight their play. Let us grown-ups share to the full in their unstinted pleasures.”— Winston Churchill
12 bottles (2 bottles of each apart from sweet & port)
Champagne Pierre Gerbais, Cuvée Reserve NV
50% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Blanc - Celles-Sur-Ource, Côtes des Bars, Champagne Elegant and complex bouquet, with new-season’s red apple, nectarine, lemon biscuit, yeast and vanilla on the nose, which are mirrored with subtle concentration on the palate..
Domaine Patrick Miolane, Puligny-Montrachet 2019
100% Chardonnay - Saint-Aubin, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy This Puligny-Montrachet is pale yellow in colour, crystal clear and of great purity. There is a distinctive note of hawthorn blossom in the subtle bouquet. On the palate, the wine is smooth and mellow, though delicate in texture. Its powerful flavour is mitigated by a fresh acidity, ensuring perfect balance.
Domaine Henri Bourgeois, Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon 2020
100% Sauvignon Blanc - Loire, France Remarkably aromatic with pleasant flower and fruit fragrances recalling the flower of the vine and the fruit of the Sauvignon. On the palate it reveals a freshness and vivacity characteristic of grapes harvested at good maturity. Citrus, apple and gooseberry aromas with hints of passion fruit are often found in this lively and bright wine..
Château Cambon, Beaujolais AOC 2020
100% Gamay - St Jean d’Ardieres, Beaujolais Aromas of cherry, raspberry and slightly creamy blackcurrant. The palate is velvety and meaty, yet fresh with cherries, redcurrants and raspberries notes, hints of dried herbs and balanced acidity.
Château Saint-Ahon, Medoc, Cru Bourgeois 2012
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot - Blanquefort, Bordeaux
Deep ruby wine showing some development at the rim. Classy nose of soft autumn fruits, damsons and blackcurrants with a hint of sweet spice. Dry and full-bodied with firm tannic structure and good weight of ripe fruit with hints of cassis. A lingering finish gives the wine character and definition. Highly recommended and a bargain cru bourgeois.
Clos Lapeyre, Jurançon Magendia 2017
100% Petit Manseng - South West France
Exhibiting a sublime expression of sweet fruit: mangoes, coconut, grapefruit and banana bound by crystal-pure acidity. Magical as an aperitif, perfect with foie gras or anything rich, classic with Roquefort, and simply delicious with white peaches.
Smith Woodhouse, 10yo Tawny Port
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cão - Rio Torto, Douro, Portugal
The nose shows layers of mature fruit aromas, beautifully integrated with nuances of nuts and crystallised dried fruits. The palate is very smooth and mellow with a well-balanced and long finish.