Crème de la Crème
Top drawer bottles from Burgundy, Bordeaux and the Rhône.
Looking to broach some grand bottles this year without breaking the bank? This is the case for you. These six wines from top appellations are drinking very well right now, yet will keep for a few years in the event that you can't find a suitable occasion to drink them imminently.
This mixed case contains two bottles each of:
Crozes-Hermitage: Domaine Alain Graillot 2017
"This sensational white - made from 80% Marsanne, 20% Roussanne, and sealed with a screwcap (hoorah) is deceptively rich, with restrained, super-classy fruit and minutes long finish. This is your main course white for top flight fish dishes this month."
Matthew Jukes - MoneyWeek Wine Club.
Chablis: Domaine Christophe Camu 'Beauroy' Premier Cru 2018
Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Le Vieux Donjon 2014
"Notes of sweet kirsch, currants, garrigue and white pepper all emerge from this medium-bodied, elegant and balanced Châteauneuf du Pape that shows the more forward, midweight style of the vintage. It has class and elegance, but I suspect it's best consumed in its first decade or so. 89-91/100."
Jeb Dunnuck - Wine Advocate.
Cornas: Domaine Lombard 2014
Marsannay: Closerie des Alisiers 'Vieilles Vignes' 2017
Pomerol: Château Gombaude-Guillot 2012
"Very solid, featuring a strong graphite note in the middle, while crushed plum, blueberry and blackberry fruit fill in the edges. A roasted alder element holds the finish, balanced by a loamy echo that lends a grippy feel. Should round into form with modest cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2022. 90/100."
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator.