Image: vineyard shot from Oremus, Tokaj (temposvegasicilia.com)
The year is 2023! It is like the opening to a sci-fi movie from the 1990s. The scene opens in space or somewhere on the ravaged planet Earth with the year 2023 appearing on the screen in MS-DOS style font. Whichever genre of movie plays out this year, here at Great Domaines we have an exciting year ahead and we look forward to you being a part of it. We kick it off with sharing a list of wines with you that we as a team enjoyed drinking over the festive period. These make up the last of what there is in the cellar of each wine. We would much rather they have a place in your stash at home, so let us know what you would like before it’s all gone.
At the risk of inciting panic with a list of wonderful wines and of what little remains of them, please do see below. Please get in touch with your Account Manager to chat further about the wines themselves or reply to this e-mail to place your order.
All of the below wines were ones we as a team enjoyed over the festive period. We recently got together, shared stories of what we drank from the GD cellar and of these, which stood out.
We have some exciting tastings coming up and new estates landing in the first quarter of the year, so do keep an eye out for our next communication.
Sumptuous summer whites
Tuscany|Vermentino Melacce 2020|Castello ColleMassari|R 225|29 bottles left
Tokaj|Furmint Mandolas 2019|Oremus|R 365|36 bottles left *94 pts. Decanter*
Complex and food-friendly whites
Alsace|Gewürztraminer Beblenheim 2020|Trapet|R 395|11 bottles left
Alsace|Riesling Beblenheim 2019|Trapet|R 395|10 bottles left
Jura|Savagnin Ouillé 2017|Domaine du Pélican|R 495|9 bottles left
*91 pts. Wine Advocate*
Loire|Sancerre Les Monts Damnés 2018|François Cotat|R 675|13 bottles left
*95 pts. Decanter*
Lighter, perfumed reds
Douro|Bastardo 2020|Conceito by Rita Marques|R 440|18 bottles left
Beaujolais|Côte de Brouilly 2018|Lafarge-Vial|R 585|29 bottles left *92 pts. Neal Martin*
Burgundy|Bourgogne Passetoutgrains 2018|Marquis d’Angerville|R 595|3 bottles left
Heartier reds from Bordeaux to Châteauneuf
N.Rhône|Crozes-Hermitage 2020|Saint Cosme|R 425|6 bottles left *94 pts. Vinous*
Bordeaux|Les Collines de L’if Saint-Émilion 2017|Château de L’if|R 675|16 bottles left
Bordeaux|Les Collines de L’if Saint-Émilion 2018|Château de L’if|R 695|18 bottles left
S. Rhône|Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2019|Saint Cosme|R 695|6 bottles left
S. Rhône|Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau 2019|Vieux Télégraphe|R 1,150|12 bottles left
*96+ pts. Wine Advocate*
S. Rhône|Gigondas 2020 (1.5L)|Château de Saint Cosme|R 1,250|9 magnums left
Bordeaux| Margaux 2001 |Bel-Air Marquis d’Aligre|R 1,295|3 bottles left
Bordeaux| 2010 (1.5L) |Domaine de Cambes|R 2,650|1 magnum left
Bordeaux| 2016 (1.5L) |Domaine de Cambes|R 2,495|1 magnum left
*89-91 pts. Wine Advocate*
Ribera del Duero| Valbuena 5º 2014 (3L) |Vega Sicilia|R 11,995|1 double-magnum left
*96 pts. Wine Advocate*