Last year’s Christmas case selection was a cracker so we’ve decided to pull out all the stops again for Christmas 2016. We’ve selected a special case of splendid goodies tailored to the Christmas and Boxing Day festivities. We thought it was time for a treat, choosing twelve bottles we know you will love, if you can’t do it at Christmas when can you?
Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve NV, Champagne, France £39.50, 2 bottles
No better fizz to toast Christmas Day. Whether a breakfast treat or before tucking in to a delicious lunch, our fab terrace fizz is just the ticket. A dreamy champagne from the renowned family run Champagne house. Elegant and fresh with a tantalising fine mousse and lovely lingering finish.
Domaine Langlois-Château Vielles Vignes 2014, Loire, France £18.50, 2 bottles
‘Wow!’…Sophisticated, rich yet perfectly fresh, this 100% Chenin Blanc is a sheer delight! An attractive gold-tinged white, an elegant nose, a palate rich with dried fruits, apple, honey, hints of spice and savoury notes, a moreishly full body and a finish to die for. What more can I say? …Langlois-Château’s beautifully layered flagship makes the best accompaniment for your delicious Christmas lunch.
Parada de Atauta 2014, Ribera del Duero, Spain £17.00, 2 bottles
If red is your Christmas lunch tipple of choice we’ve chosen a stunning Ribera del Duero to complement the feast. Laden with ripe black fruits, currants, berries and cherries, mingling with mocha and toasty cedar, balanced with silky tannins and minerality. This extremely satisfying Tempranillo with its rounded, generous body, richness and finesse is a match for any Christmas roast, traditional or otherwise.
Campbell’s Ruthernglen Muscat, Ruthernglen, Australia £13.00, 1 bottle
It had to be! This divine combination is a must, the fresh raisin aromas and the rich and luscious fruit palate of this fortified wine mirror and enhance the festive pudding. You may not be a fan of the dessert but this doesn’t mean you need to forfeit the Muscat, on the contrary!… Indulge in this deliciously sweet wine as a pudding substitute or sip alongside a coffee.
Cline Late Harvest Mourvèdre 2014, California, USA £15.50, 1 bottle
‘Port and Cheese’ I hear you say. Well, yes that’s the tradition but this year we’re plumping for this succulent Late Harvest red. Alternative I know, but we like to mix things up a little and Cline Late Harvest Mourvèdre is definitely a wine not to be missed. Plummy and raisiny like a Port, ripe blackberries rub shoulders with chocolate and mocha. An ideally sweet red which calls for mature hard cheeses, fine Stilton or a slice of Christmas cake. Go on challenge tradition!
Val D’Oca Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superior, Rive Di Colbertaldo NV, Italy £14.00, 1 bottle
May the festivities continue with this, our best-selling and favourite, Prosecco. A beautifully fine and lively sparkling, layers of flavour, depth and finesse. Soft and appley with just the right amount of zing to get your taste buds tingling. The perfect start to any Boxing day feast!
Pra Morandina Valpolicella 2015, Veneto, Italy £12.50, 2 bottles
We love the festive Boxing Day feeling and to accompany the day’s spread we’ve chosen one of our favourite mid-weight reds. This un-oaked Valpolicella is intensely fragrant and juicy, with crunchy raspberries, cherries and sweet spice. A delicate and incredibly tasty afternoon red which will be a perfect partner for the Christmas smorgasbord.
Klein Constantia Estate Red 2013, Constantia, South Africa £17.50, 1 bottle
Time to put your feet up after a day of indulgence and merriment. This year the Klein Constantia Estate red is the bottle to reward your yuletide accomplishments, a full-bodied Claret-style red (Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec), a festive season must! Deep ruby red in colour, an intense deep red fruit palate intertwined with subtle oak and a finish brimming with flavour. A satisfying drop to say the least and the perfect end of day companion. Merry Christmas!
This Christmas Cracker case contains £235 of delicious wine. A fabulous £211.15 to our Wine Club members. It comes beautifully gift wrapped and both local and national delivery is included in the price.
A fabulous gift for wine-loving family or friends or the perfect treat to aid your Christmas preparations and festivities. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!