Wednesday, 27 April 2016

One more EP offer: Bordeaux

Bordeaux 2015
Don't let anyone tell you anything different: 2015 was a fabulous vintage in Bordeaux (also, the Rhone, Burgundy, Piedmont…). Indeed, unlike these other regions, it was realistically the only great vintage for red wines since 2010 which is why we haven't offered anything since then. Of course, plenty of good wines have been made in the interim but with the market how it is these days, there has been little incentive to buy and no reason to offer these wines. Not so 2015; if you like Bordeaux then this is a vintage to buy, subject to personal preferences and prices.
The Maltus empire
We have been working with Jonathan Maltus since 1998 and have some experience of his earlier vintages so it has been fascinating to watch this workaholic develop one of the most stunning portfolios of the right bank. Many will know that I am not a big lover of Bordeaux but I always find room for Jonathan's wines which are softer and fleshier than many, always drinkable in their youth but still very ageworthy (a recent bottle of the 2000 Teyssier was a revelation).
The mainstay of the portfolio is Chateau Teyssier which, I believe, has the biggest production of any estate in St-Emilion these days. Quality is consistently high and even off-vintages are worth having in the cellar (the 2007, for example, was a very attractive wine) but stellar vintages like 2015 are a no-brainer. Next up is Chateau Laforge and we have secured a small parcel of the fabulous 2010 which is approaching drinkability now - one to stock up on for the winters ahead.
For drinking now, we have already shipped current vintages of Pezat, Jonathan's Bordeaux blends (the red really is a not-so-mini-Teyssier). These are superb values for wines that can be enjoyed on their own or at a dinner party - or anything in between. We are offering these at reduced prices strictly by the case only for a limited time.
Wine Case size £/case IB Equivalent per bottle DP List price per bottle
2015 Chateau Teyssier, St-Emilion GC 12x75cl £150 £17.52 £20.00
2010 Chateau Laforge, St-Emilion GC   6x75cl £150 £32.52 £36.00
2012 Pezat, Bordeaux Superieur  12x75cl £85 £11.00 £12.00
2013 Pezat, Bordeaux Blanc Sec 12x75cl £65 £9.00 £10.00

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