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Spectator Wine Club - Iberian Summer Case
Lockdown is easing at last. Hoo-blooming-rah! Being the pessimistic optimist that I am, though, I know it’ll only be a day or two before the mother of all spikes appears to spoil our fun. But, heck, until such time, I’m going to celebrate long and hard. Come and join me and don’t forget the corkscrew! We’re off to Spain and Portugal for our first ever all-Iberian offer!
The 2019 Quinta Das Maias Brancois a Malvasia/Encruzado blend from a 130-year-old organic estate in the foothills of the Serra da Estrela in the Dão region of central north-west Portugal. It’s fresh, lemony and floral and makes a fascinating alternative to Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay.
From Terra Alta, north-east Spain, the 2017 Celler Alimara Llumi Blanc is a deliciously appealing blend of Grenache Blanc and Macabeo. If you like white Rhônes, as I do, you’ll love it. It’s fresh, citrusy, peachy and slightly creamy with perfect acidity and a clean, dry finish.
The 2018 Lavradores de Feitoria Rosé comes from Portugal’s River Douro, the river of gold itself. A deep reddish-pink, it’s made from Touriga Franca plus, I gather, a splash of one or two other local varieties. It’s deliciously floral on the nose (think rose petals) with plenty of wild strawberries and hedgerow fruit on the palate too.
From Spain’s Rioja Alta, the pale salmon pink 2018 La Cuna de la Poesia Rosado is an extremely sophisticated rosé to rival any from Provence. Made from 100 per cent Grenache, it has plenty of wild berry fruit on the palate yet finishes crisp, clean and dry.
From Bierzo in the far north-west of Spain, bang on the Camino de Santiago, we have the 2018 Puerto del Monte made from old bush vine Mencía. Rich, dark and concentrated, it’s full of black cherry fruit and spice and boasts the most succulent of finishes.
The 2017 Prazo de Roriz from the port-making vineyards of the Douro Valley has an impeccable pedigree, being part of the joint project between the Symington family (owners of such fabled port houses as Cockburn’s, Dow’s, Graham’s, Warre’s) and Bruno Prats (of Ch. Cos d’Estournel fame). It’s fresh and fruity with great depth and intensity, as you might expect given that the grapes used are those that make the finest ports.
Not that our offer ends there, oh no. One can’t go to Spain and Portugal and not grab some fine sherry and port, so I persuaded Messrs Harrow and Hill to put their backs into it and come up with a special bonus selection and, well, crikey, they’ve only gone and done it. Jonathan Ray, The Spectator
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SOMMELIER SELECTION, ‘LAST FEW’ AND GIFTS
These lovely wines and gifts are stored in our cellar in Clapham, ready for immediate dispatch (and drinking)! If we have less than 12 bottles, the display will show the number available today. If you’d like more than the number shown, or it’s shown as ‘Out of Stock’ / ‘Email to order’, just call us or drop us an email to confirm your order and delivery schedule, as our winemakers send us fresh stocks frequently.
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For Express Delivery (next working day) orders need to be placed before 1pm. Orders placed after 1pm will be received after two business days. Orders placed for next day delivery after 1pm on a Friday and before 1pm on a Monday will be delivered on Tuesday. Orders placed on a Bank Holiday will be similarly processed the day after the Bank Holiday and delivered the following day.
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