Because this is a mixed dozen, it has to be added to your cart in multiples of 12 bottles. This mixed dozen has been priced at $24.09 per bottle because $24.09 x 12 = $289.08 , which is the correct price to pay for it. This represents a discount of 20%. AND if you set up a username and password when you are ready to check out, you will automatically receive a further 10% discount if this is your first ever order from our website.
There is one bottle each of all 12 wines. There are ten red wines, one white, and one sparkling white wine from Burgundy.
- Domaine Berthenet “Blanc de Blancs” Brut NV from Burgundy. NEW vintage. A blend of Chardonnay and Aligoté. Made by the traditional bottle-ferment “Champagne method” this just nails the celebratory taste of French sparkling wine: the peachy stone fruit, toasty biscuit, nuts, delicate floral perfume, and a palate that is dry, crisply textured, and long. A dead ringer for Bollinger. Usually $41.95 per bottle.
- Château Bonneau Haut-Médoc 2020. NEW vintage. 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, and the balance is Merlot. 12 months in barrel. This is classic old-school claret with precise black currant fruit (“cassis”), oak and graphite pencil notes, leather, light smokiness, and then a palate that is elegant and genteel, stately, fresh, and very food-friendly with light tea-like tannins, balance and length. Class in a glass! Usually $33.95 per bottle.
- Château Lastours “Sélection” 2019 from Gaillac. 30% Braucol, 30% Shiraz, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Duras, 10% Merlot. Exquisitely burgundian nose, cranberry and dark cherry fruit so reminiscent of Pinot Noir, with woody oak spice notes, dark and assertive, while the palate somehow smashes the drinkability sweet-spot at just 13% alcohol, incredibly elegant but soft and smoochy, utterly gluggable with a dash of serious and firm tannins on the end of the textured and silky finish. Usually $32.95 per bottle.
- Château Picon “Cuvée Louis” Bordeaux Supérieur 2018. Hold onto your hats! This is Bordeaux but not as we know it: very dark colour, exuberant if not explosive fruit power with full-on complexity – earth, oak, plum pudding, tobacco – but the palate’s where the party is with rich full body and lashings of tannin that melt into mature, mouth-filling softness. This is a titanic red entering its prime. So open, upfront, and decadently drinkable as to be almost “anti-traditional-Bordeaux” in style. Ludicrously good value-for-money. Decant. Usually $31.95 per bottle.
- Thunevin-Calvet “Cuvée Constance” 2019 from Roussillon. 50% Grenache, 30% Shiraz, balance is Carignan. Sultry fruit bomb and a complete crowd pleaser. Comparable in its voluminous/full-bodied/Grenache-based heavenliness to a young-vine Châteauneuf-du-Pape. High octane cherry jam aromatic explosion, fire-roasted marshmallows, and then a palate that is ripe, lush, textured and full. Serve at cellar temperature for a blissful taste experience. Averages 4.1/5 on Vivino from 16 reviews. Usually $30.95 per bottle.
- Vignobles des Quatre Vents “Z” Bordeaux 2018 (not to be confused with the 2020, next/#7). 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, balance is Merlot. Majestic Bordeaux nose. Extraordinary aromatic depth, very fresh and intense. Sweeping, ample, voluminous palate. Nutty, earthy, chomping tannin. Strong Médoc Cabernet character. Vignobles des Quatre Vents is currently the most exciting property in Margaux. Averages 4.1/5 on Vivino from 45 reviews. Won Gold Medals at the Lyon and Aquitaine/Bordeaux wine shows, and Silver at Paris. Usually $28.95 per bottle.
- Vignobles des Quatre Vents “Z” Bordeaux 2020. 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, balance is Merlot. Grown in the estate’s own vineyards directly adjacent to the prime heartland of Margaux. Dark purple. Very meaty and savoury nose, dark and restrained but strong, dense – and what a palate! Incredible balance of full generosity coupled to slate-y mouthfeel and mineral acidity. This is a serious wine for the price and really brings gravitas and artisan sophistication to the AOC Bordeaux category. Absolutely banging modern Bordeaux: classy yet wonderfully full of flavour and all-round sensory satisfaction. Usually $28.95 per bottle.
- Lavau Côtes-du-Rhône 2018. 60% Grenache, 40% Shiraz. Piercingly bright and precisely ripened fruit, cherry jam and cassis, with notes of woody nuts and charcuterie, while the palate is fleshy, smooth, and balanced. Pitch perfect Côtes-du-Rhône. Usually $27.95 per bottle.
- Château Rouzerol red 2019 from Castillon in Bordeaux. Pure Merlot. Meaty, dark berry fruit, great intensity and depth. Medium-full bodied palate, fresh and smooth. A cracking any-day-of-the-week red with the kind of flavoursome individuality and structure that could only come from Bordeaux. Usually $27.95 per bottle.
- Château Petit Mouta 2021 from the Graves district of Bordeaux. 90% Sémillon and 10% Sauvignon Blanc. White wine. What Chablis does for Chardonnay, the Graves district of Bordeaux does for Sémillon/Sauvignon blends, and 2021 was a year that brought this quality into laser-pointed focus. The fruit is ultra-fresh with kiwi, gooseberry, lemon and lime fruit, lemon sorbet, capsicum and ginger notions, while the palate is dry, clean, light as a feather, and highly refreshing. Usually $26.95 per bottle.
- Château Lastours “Tradition” 2019 from Gaillac. 30% Shiraz, 18% Braucol, 24% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Duras. Peppery and plump red berry fruit, strawberry and cherries, with rich whole-bunch-Pinot-like richness, vibrant and yummy, real if gentle tannins, and nailed to the bullseye of medium-bodied elegance. Drink now to 2025. Usually $25.95 per bottle.
- Domaine Sainte Léocadie “Leukadios” rouge 2021 from Minervois in the Mediterranean hinterland between Carcassonne and Narbonne. NEW TO TOB. 40% Shiraz, 30% Grenache, and 15% each of both Carignan and Mourvèdre. The dark berry fruit and spice is polished, finely detailed, and with some mineral and earthy notes that open up nicely with a little swirl, while the palate is a seriously classy affair with fine and light tannins, medium-full body, but poised and devastatingly drinkable. A cracking any-night-of-the-week red with authentic and flavoursome individuality. Usually $22.95 per bottle.
How to order.
This works out at $361.40 of wine for today’s special price of $289.08 , which is a discount of 20%. Please note that today’s special price only applies to these wines when they are ordered as this suggested mixed dozen. AND if you set up a username and password when you are ready to check out, you will automatically receive a further 10% discount if this is your first ever order from our website.
Because this is a mixed dozen, it has to be added to your cart in multiples of 12. So to order one of these mixed dozens, put 12 bottles in your cart, or to order two of these mixed dozens, put 24 bottles in your cart, etc. This mixed dozen has been priced at $24.09 per bottle because $24.09 x 12 = $289.08, which is the correct price to pay for it.