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 $29.16 per bottle because $29.16 x 12 = $349.92 , which is the correct price to pay for it. This represents a discount of just over 22% 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.
- Château Benitey Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2019. 30% Cabernet Franc and the balance is Merlot. A towering pillar of finesse, ripe but not over-the-top, intense but balanced by its savoury suit of cleanest, neatest oak. Utterly classical Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, designed to marry with delicious food and the pleasure of its contemplation. Will age very nicely too. Usually $54.95 per bottle.
- Domaine du Père Benoit “Cuvée Tane” Brouily 2019. 100% Gamay from 100-year-old vines. Exceptional single vineyard personality, high-note purity, black currant and cherry jam, lifted and precise, soaring, pristine, crystal-clear definition, swathed in earthy complexity, cedar and tobacco, wood smoke and charcuterie, while the palate is full and generous, with firm but soft structure, sweetly savoury, finishing tight and long. Usually $54.95 per bottle.
- Maison Bruyère et David “Plaisir” from vintage 2021. 100% Shiraz (AKA Syrah). An explosion of black and white pepper along with some Pinot-esque dark berry fruit, but it’s the palate that is really extraordinary with dry and firm medium body delivering swathes of creamy-oaky flavour. Usually $43.95 per bottle.
- Domaine du Père Benoit Côte de Brouilly 2021. 100% Gamay from 90-year-old vines. The fruit is precise, perfumed, lifted, and complex, with mulberries, blackberry, cassis and spice, cherry jam, earthy woodiness and leather, while the palate firmly medium bodied with impressive tannins, textured, structural, and long in the mouth. Usually $40.95 per bottle.
- Domaine du Père Benoit Chardonnay 2021 from Beaujolais. White wine. 100% Chardonnay. A dead ringer for white Burgundy: gorgeous stone fruit, orange blossom and jasmine, cocoa and butter, baking bread, cinnamon and delicate wood notes, while the palate is dry and focused with excellent acidity through its spine, long and tingly. Should develop some delicious toasty/honeyed complexity with a year or two in bottle. Good structure and prospects. Usually $38.95 per bottle.
- Moingeon “Crémant de Bourgogne” Brut Vintage 2020, sparkling white wine from Burgundy. 40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 30% Aligoté. Made using the traditional “Champagne method”. The Chardonnay here takes centre stage with peach and honeydew melon fruit, lemon sorbet, toasty meringue and brioche notes, while the palate is very lively, incisively crisp and dry, and perfectly thirst-quenching. Usually $36.95 per bottle.
- Domaine du Père Benoit Beaujolais red 2021. 100% Gamay from 85-year-old vines. Surging and vivacious fruit perfume, black cherry and raspberry compote, cinnamon and wood notes, while the palate has devastating drinkability, fresh and suave, elegant and balanced. 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.
- 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.
- 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 $451.40 of wine for today’s special price of $349.92 , which is a discount of 22.48%. 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 $29.16 per bottle because $29.16 x 12 = $349.92, 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.