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 $29.15 per bottle because $29.15 x 12 = $349.8 , 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 is one bottle each of all 12 wines. There are ten red wines, one white, and one sparkling white wine from Burgundy.
- Château Tour de Yon Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2019. 25% Cabernet Franc and the balance is Merlot.
Ultimate ripeness and perfume of mulberries and black chocolate, molasses and smoky duck, spicy/smoky tea and earth. The palate is unashamedly full but with a halo of decisive tannins that corset its extravagance, textured and engrossing, satin-smooth and creamy. A very high pedigree wine from a hallowed patch of earth on Saint-Émilion’s prestigious plateau, adjacent to prestigious neighbours such as Château Yon-Figeac. Usually $72.95 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.
- Ruhlmann-Schutz “Cuvée Hospices de Strasbourg” Alsace Old Vines Pinot Noir 2020. NEW to TOB. 100% Pinot Noir. Seriously classy Pinot Noir of depth and elegance. There are notes of cedar and oak, smoke and tar, truffles and rocks, while the palate is tall and stately, balanced and long, with very fine tannin running down its backbone. Usually $48.95 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.
- 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.
- Château Picon “Vin du Roy” Bordeaux Supérieur, vintage 2018. 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance is Merlot. 100% new oak. The top wine from Château Picon smashes it out of the park with epic fruit intensity, blackberries, cassis, and blueberries, toasty oak, cigar box, cedar wood, earth and smoky charcuterie, but delivers all this high octane aromatic power with the kind of tailored precision that is associated with a higher proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. The palate is deadly in its drinkability, full and rambunctious, but seamlessly joined together, palate-coating and very long in the mouth, again thanks to the added tannin power of the Cabernet Sauvignon. Best served from a decanter, with rich food, as this is a monster wine. Usually $36.95.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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 $466.40 of wine for today’s special price of $349.80 , which is 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 $29.15 per bottle because $29.15 x 12 = $349.80, 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.