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 $29.96 per bottle because $29.96 x 12 = $359.52, 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 6 reds and 6 whites and bubbles. There is one bottle each of all 12 wines.
The 6 reds are:
- Le Mas des Flauzières “Four d’Anuga” from Gigondas in the Southern Rhône Valley, vintage 2021. NEW VINTAGE. 70% Grenache, 20% Shiraz, and 10% Mourvèdre. Like a high octane red Burgundy this has brooding fruit, the darkest dark side of Pinot Noir, black cherry essence, smoked-tea duck, cinnamon and pepper, intensely serious in style, rich without opulence, perfumed without being exotic, it is besuited and tailor-made in its careful and conservative cut, with fruit and savoury complexity/woody-earthiness in equal proportion. Usually $48.95 per bottle.
- Domaine Berthenet red Burgundy 2021. 100% Pinot Noir. Ultra perfumed prettiness, lifted black cherry and black currant Pinot fruit of captivating purity carefully woven into an aura of delicate oak and earth, while the palate is beautifully balanced, very fine and graceful, light and refined but robust enough. Super finesse from a classic cool climate vintage that suited sun-shy Pinot Noir very well. Not simply “Pinot Noir” but a single vineyard expression of authenticity, breeding, and style. Usually $45.95 per bottle.
- La Cave de Cairanne “Cuvée Antique” 2020 from Cairanne in the southern Rhône Valley. 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, and 10% Syrah (AKA “Shiraz”). Kaboom! Meaty, smoky fruit, rich, dark, and deep, while the palate is utterly indulgent, rich and very full but ripped with tannin, mouth-coating and long. A thoroughbred wine of massive and controlled power. The flagship wine from the Cave de Cairanne. Usually $43.95 per bottle.
- Château Divine Bêtise 2019 from Montagne Saint-Émilion. NEW to TOB.
20% Cabernet Franc and the balance is Merlot. Montagne Saint-Émilion is a village equidistant from Saint-Émilion and Pomerol, up on the plateau. Stunning red from a classic vintage of flair and upfront beauty. Oodles of dark fruit, blackberry jam, violets, cigar box, cedar, cranberry, licorice and earthy notes, while the palate is firmly built but not muscular, more tightly elegant, gripping and long, precise and determined. At the full end of medium-bodied. Very stylish and with good future prospects. Usually $39.95 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.
- Domaine Juliette Avril Côtes-du-Rhône red 2020. Grenache / Shiraz/ Carignan/Cinsault blend. Rich fruit, chocolate, cherry liqueur, stoney/earthy notes, and a palate that has grip as well as statuesque and fleshy body. Exceptional value and a genuinely opulent quaffer. Usually $26.95 per bottle.
The 6 whites and bubbles are:
- Champagne André Legrand Brut NV. Made and owned by celebrated Champagne artisans Charles Mignon and family in Épernay. A blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay. Delicate hints of yeast lees, lemon tart, toasted biscuits, cocoa powder, tea, smoke, roasted cashews, and other complexing notes, while the palate is dry with great verve, invigorating and long. Usually $74.95 per bottle.
- Berthenet “Blanc de Blancs” sparkling wine from Burgundy, Brut NV. 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. Usually $45.95 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.
- Vignerons of Pfaffenheim “Tradition” Riesling 2019, white wine from Alsace.
100% Riesling. Lifted perfume, lemon and lime, spiced apple tart, something exotic like lychee in the mix with a caramel note, rose petals, candied peel, while the palate is dry, balanced, with good length and a clean zing-y finish. Benchmark Alsace Riesling. Screw cap. Usually $34.95 per bottle.
- La Cave de Cairanne “La Grande Réserve” white wine 2021 from Cairanne in the southern Rhône. 50% Grenache Blanc and the balance is made up of Clairette and Bourbolenc. Luscious rock melon and peach fruit, jasmine and elderflowers, while the palate is medium-bodied and gently textured with balance and freshness, dry, and a long clean finish in the mouth. Usually $30.95 per bottle.
- Baudry and Dutour “La Chapinière” Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley 2022. 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Explosively aromatic right now though this will settle down over the months to come but in the prime of its youth there is a blaze of signature Sauvignon aromatics, black currant leaf, lemon and lime, tropicality, gooseberry, and notes of a freshly mown lawn. The palate is dry, crisp, with vibrant zing and length. Usually $29.95 per bottle.
How to order.
This works out at $479.40 of wine for today’s special price of $359.52 , 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 $29.96 per bottle because $29.96 x 12 = $359.55, 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.