James' Christmas Selection


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Here is my selection to get you right the way through Christmas Day! Starting with a brilliant aperitif in the form of Donnachiara's Greco di Tufo (only 3,300 bottles produced), this is great on its own or paired with seafood. It wouldn't be Christmas day without a bottle of bubbly, so I have included a delicious 2012 Pol Couronne Champagne to toast the festivities, which hails from arguably the finest vintage in living memory. Moving on to your Christmas feast, I include a truly stunning English Chardonnay - Chapel Down's Kit's Coty. Think Meursault and you won't be far off! For the red, rather than a Pinot or Cabernet I have gone for a Saumur Rouge. 100% Cabernet Franc from one of the region's most exciting producers, this will pair perfectly will all manner of roasted delights. For me, cheese and Port cannot be bettered and this 10YO Twny from Graham's is brilliant value and versatile enough to match with whe whole selection. Finally, there is nothing better than a nice bottle of red in the evening with family...what better way to end than a cracking Chianti Classico from master of the region? This is light on its feet, full of bright fruit and a superb match for those Turkey sandwiches!

Pol Couronne 2012 Pol Couronne 2012 has undergone a maturation period of 42 months on the lees. The colour is golden yellow and its foam is fine and abundant. The nose has toasted and dried fruit notes, the palate well structured and rich, giving way to a beautiful freshness on the finish. A powerful and mineral vintage.

Chapel Down Kit's Coty Chardonnay 2018 :Aromas of baked yellow apples, some buttery richness and a touch of toasted hazelnuts leading to a fresh and zingy palate, with crunchy orchard fruits, ripe citrus and a soft, smooth texture with a finish that shows this wine really means business.

Donnachiara Greco di Tufo 2018:"Honeysuckle, heather honey, quince paste, lemon sherbet. Wild rosemary, as opens a hint of French country butter appears. Waxed lemons, fresh fig, tight and taut, bristles with energy, acidity is well judged, gives precision and length to the grapefruit, ripe melon and citrus and fruit. Gorgeous." Tom Harrow, Wine Guru

Guiberteau Samur Rouge Les Chapaudises 2018 "Every now and then you taste a wine that completely knocks you for six, leaving you standing there with a half-puzzled expression, eyes gazing reverently at the liquid in your glass. Such was at least my first experience tasting the incredible wines of Domaine Guiberteau of the Loire Valley. And with scores as high as 18 points from JancisRobinson.com, it is no wonder these wines are beginning to be noticed." Tom Harrow, Wine Guru

Querciabella Chianti Classico 2017 The 2017 Chianti Classico is bright, floral and beautifully lifted, with lovely red berry and rose petal character. Pliant and supple, with terrific balance, the Querciabella 2017 is one of the more refined, restrained Chianti Classicos readers will come across in this vintage, with Radda very much driving the personality of the wine in its aromatic and red fruit profile. The 2017 finishes with terrific energy and nuance. This is the second vintage in which most of the wine was aged predominantly in 500L barrels and 30HL casks" 92 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Graham's 10 YO Tawny Graham’s 10 Year Old has a deep tawny and polished copper colour. Complex aromas combined with hints of honey and figs. On the palate, rich mature fruit flavours, beautifully mellowed with a luscious and long finish.

Customize James' Christmas Selection
Champagne Pol Couronne, Cuvee Millesime   + £0.00
Chapel Down Kit's Coty Estate Chardonnay   + £0.00
Donnachiara 'Aletheia' Greco di Tufo Riserva   + £0.00
Romain Guiberteau Saumur Rouge Les Chapaudaises (Pre-Order)   + £0.00
Querciabella Chianti Classico   + £0.00
Graham's 10 Year Old Tawny Port   + £0.00

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James' Christmas Selection
James' Christmas Selection

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