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 $31.90 per bottle because $31.90 x 12 = $382.80, which is the correct price to pay for it. This represents a discount of 25% 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 are 9 different individual wines in this mixed dozen. There is a total of 5 bottles of red wine, 3 bottles of rosé, 3 bottles of white, and 1 bottle of Champagne. Click on the title of each wine to read more.
In descending order of price they are:
- Château Maucoil Châteauneuf-du-Pape red 2020. NEW vintage. 60% Grenache, 15% Shiraz, 15% Mourvèdre, 10% Cinsault. Guttural CNDP, muscular, pungently aromatic, with luscious fruit density. lashings of fruit weaving in and out of a dense halo of herbal, earthy, and woody perfumes, natural and expressive. Its body floods the mouth, full in breadth and depth, luscious and deep like velvet, smooth but swarthy, wild around the edges, and firm in its finish. A very big red from France’s ultimate full-bodied capital. Usually $84.95 per bottle. One bottle in this mixed dozen.
- Champagne Yves Louvet “Sélection d’Émile” Brut NV. 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay. Pristine and archetypal Champagne nose of delicate almond blossom, notes of caramel and toasted brioche, and almost subliminal hints of red currant and caramel, while on the palate it is no less emblematic of Champagne with racy acidity, invigorating fizz, and a long and crisp dry finish that marries so magically with virtually any food or apéritif snacks. Usually $60.95 per bottle. One bottle in this mixed dozen.
- Château Palais Cardinal “Grand Vin” Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2020. Note 2020 vintage (in contrast to the 2019, wine #5, see below). 73% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Cabernet Franc blend. Splendid nose, vibrant lifted fruit, sexy oak, intense, layered, and decadent, smoke and jam notes, sizzling bacon smokiness, while the palate is big, juicy, and ripe, great tannin that’s firm and fine, long and mouth-filling. Given the quality, this is extremely good value for money. Usually $59.95 per bottle. One bottle in this mixed dozen.
- Bovier et Fils Chablis 2022. 100% Chardonnay. Limpid gold with potent aromatic punch, stunning and lifted Chardonnay perfume with hallmark white peach and lemon tart notes, but also with a richer and deeper dimension to it, evoking notions of buttered toast or baking biscuits, plus an element of tropicality and complexing notions of oyster shell and talcum, but the party’s on the palate where the acidity is pumping, tingly, juicy, dry, and long, with that insatiable tension between the wine’s crispness and its lush generosity. Heart-melting nose and devastating drinkability. This is a wine that’s impossible to put down. Usually $55.95 per bottle. One bottle in this mixed dozen.
- Château Palais Cardinal “Grand Vin” Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2019. Note 2019 vintage (in contrast to the 2020, wine #3, see above). 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, and balance is Merlot. The fruit is laser focused here in the dark berry spectrum, rich and deep but not at all jammy, fresh and tight with savoury notes of wood smoke, smoked ham and clove-y/oaky spice, while the tannin is forged with the finest tannins, gently gripping, and long. Usually $55.95 per bottle.
- Bruyère et Davide “Plaisir” Syrah from the northern Rhône 2022. 100% Syrah AKA Shiraz. Intense Shiraz fruit, blueberry and cassis, but still with wonderful black pepper and cinnamon spice hints, the autograph of Shiraz from this northern sector of the Rhône. Magically inviting aromatics then lead seamlessly into a heart-melting palate of juicy volume, satin smoothness, and ultra fine tannin on the finish. Usually $45.95 per bottle. One bottle in this mixed dozen.
- Château Grand Clapeau Olivier, Haut-Médoc 2019, Cru Bourgeois. The fruit is intense and clear, blackberry and oak, rich and mellow, with spicy notes and notions of leather, while the palate is full and smooth and massively drinkable. Classic claret and exceptional value-for-money. Usually $31.95 per bottle. One bottle in this mixed dozen.
- Château Haut-Riot Bordeaux WHITE 2022. 100% Sauvignon Blanc. High impact fruit from the stunning 2022 vintage, with a complexing twist of lemongrass, ginger, and juniper, while the palate is very lively, dry, crisp, and refreshing. Screaming value-for-money. Usually $22.95 per bottle. 2 bottles in this mixed dozen.
- Château Haut-Riot “Cuvée Juliette” Bordeaux rosé 2022. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Bright and delicate berry fruit and floral notes, while the palate is crisp and dry with a savoury twist that I think is unique to the flavour profile of Bordeaux rosé and makes it highly food-friendly and a level of seriousness above rosé from, for instance, Provence. Extremely tasty rosé! Usually $22.95 per bottle. 3 bottles in this mixed dozen.
There are 9 different individual wines in this mixed dozen. There is a total of 5 bottles of red wine, 3 bottles of rosé, 3 bottles of white, and 1 bottle of Champagne.
How to order.
This works out at $510.40 of wine for today’s special price of $382.80 , which represents a discount of 25%. Please note that today’s special price only applies to these wines when they are ordered as this suggested mixed dozen.
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 $31.90 per bottle because $31.90 x 12 = $382.80, which is the correct price to pay for it.
Please also note that if the stock counter towards the top of this page is showing “792 in stock”, for example, that means that there are 66 mixed dozens available because 792 divided by 12=66. Or if it showed there were “12 in stock” that doesn’t mean that there are 12 of these suggested mixed dozens available but actually just one of them because 12 divided by 12=1, etc. In other words, the stock count figure shows the total number of bottles not the number of dozens available.