Arnaud Ente

For those lucky enough to have tasted (even better drink) Arnaud and Marie-Odile wines, it is fair to say that they tend to make a great indelible imprint in our minds. The domaine has long been a proponent of organic viticulture and this year has decided to start the process to gain official certification. A recognition to their ever meticulous work that was rewarded by the French Guide Bettane et Desseauve in 2012 titling Arnaud of ‘Vigneron of the Year’. Precision, purity, elegance and finesse are some of the best descriptors of the Ente style. Each wine be it Aligoté, Bourgogne Blanc, Puligny or Meursault receives an impeccable treatment. In 2011, the average yield of the overall production was 35hl and while the vintage demanded early picking, Arnaud decided to start harvesting on the 23rd of August. Yields were low and the grapes were showing a perfect ripeness while preserving the minerality and tension so important to Arnaud, who compared the quality of this vintage to that of the previous one…promising!
With the understanding that 2012 will see once again some drastic reduction and undeniably hefty increases, 2011 is a must buy!

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Colombier

The Viale brothers only relatively recently started to make their wines themselves – up until 1991 they sold all their grapes on – and indeed half their 20 hectares are devoted to fruit farming. However, part timers they are not, and in the past 16 years they have shot to the top of the Crozes Hermitage tree and are now considered one of the best producers. They own a hectare and half of straight Hermitage vines but their Crozes surpasses many growers wines from the more illustrious appellation.

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Domaine des Comtes Lafon

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Domaine Georges Roumier

Georges Roumier 2009 En Primeur Offer

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Domaine le Couroulu

A fine property returning to its former glories. Guy Ricard owns some of the very best land in the village. These wines were stunning in 2007, especially 2009 and again here in 2010. Clearly a great Vacqueyras vintage, black olive with cherry , licquorice and pepper, the tannins are ripe and these are already heady and complex wines.

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France

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English Wine Week

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Eric Forest

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Giaconda

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Ing Berne Yeh

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Lismore

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Magpie Estate Case offers

Magpie Estate 'The Call Bag' 20th Anniversary Mourvedre Grenache 2013

Australia

1993 was the first release of this wine. 20 years later and we made a special small, just 2 barrel release to honour this. Coming primarily from our Clovella vineyard which is Mourvedre dominant, we blended in a small amount of Mourvedre and Grenache from 2 other vineyards, aged in 2 year old French oak puncheons.
Classic Magpie and classic Mourvedre nose, clove, cinnamon, meaty notes, black cherry, Asian spices too.
Lovely intense sweet black fruits, loads of spice, again quite meaty pan reduction flavours with black cherry, cinnamon and clove with pepper and oak on the finish. Good acidity keeps it fresh. Lovely now and sure to age over the next 3-5 years at least.
The last release under this label.

Retail price £14.95 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 12 Case Price: £160.00 (£13.33 per bottle)

Magpie Estate 'The Election' Shiraz 2016

Australia

First release since 2010. As ever it’s a barrel selection of our best lots. Coming from 3 vineyards, 2 in Western Ridge and 1 barrel of Eden Valley Shiraz in the blend for complexity. Aged for c22 months in a combination of 300 litre Hogsheads and 475 Puncheons. The blend ended up being all new oak barrels 75% French, 25% American.
It’s a voluptuous rich Barossa Shiraz, dark berry and plum fruit with lots of spice, some plain chocolate and toasty mocha oak. Long and well balanced, made to age, but has a hedonistic appeal that will mean it drinks on release.
200 dozen bottled March 2018

Retail price £27.49 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £155.00 (£25.83 per bottle)

Magpie Estate 'The Malcolm' Shiraz 2012

Australia

The 2012 Malcolm was made using fruit from six rows in a low yielding vineyard in the Western Ridge sub region of the Barossa Valley. The vines were cluster thinned for maximum flavour intensity and the fruit was left to hang longer than is typical for fruit used in other Magpie Estate wines. After fermentation, the wine was aged for 10 months in new American oak puncheons, and then racked into new French oak puncheons for the final
15 months of maturation. At blending we added the best barrel of the vintage from all our other Shiraz, and this has given thewine extra depth.
Very black in the glass. The nose offers up super ripe fruit aromas of black cherry, cassis and plum, alongside toasty mocha oak, meat, liquorice and spice. Rich and textured with a velvety palate. This is a rich and powerful, hedonistic Barossa Shiraz with great complexity and super-ripe tannins. The 2012 is in the vein of the slightly more elegant style of recent releases. This
is still very rich, and ripe Shiraz, and shows the depth of fruit and power of the 2012 vintage, but not in an over the top way.
Voluptuous and drinkable now, although the wine obviously has many years ahead of it. At a fairly recent vertical tasting going back to the 1994, all wines were still drinking, all apart from the 1994 were either in their prime or still young.
The Malcolm Shiraz is only released in the finest vintages to ensure the quality standard is maintained, and the reputation for capturing the true essence of Barossa Shiraz upheld. First since 2010, next release will be the 2017!
135 dozen produced.

Retail price £59.95 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £325.00 (£54.17 per bottle)

Magpie Estate 'The Sack' Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016

Australia

This year the Sack comes from 3 different vineyards and contains around 10% Eden Valley Shiraz. As ever aged in a mixture of American and French oak both 300 litre and 475 litre barrels, around 30% new oak this year, the balance in mostly 1 year old barrels but also some older oak. in the blend.
2016 was a really good vintage. . The wine has lovely black cherry, ripe plum, hints of cassis with spice on the nose, some creamy oak and a hint of chocolate.
Juicy and opulent on the palate- black cherry, plum and blackcurrant with some hints of red berry fruit too, subtle notes of liquorice and black pepper with some creamy oak. Tannins are ripe. It's a medium bodied style of Sack which is drinking well now and over the next 5-7 years.

Retail price £14.95 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 12 Case Price: £165.00 (£13.75 per bottle)
Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £85.00 (£14.17 per bottle)

Magpie Estate 'The Scoundrel' Shiraz-Grenache 2017

Australia

First release since 2013 and the best yet, in large part due to a large amount coming from our own Small Town vineyard purchased in October 2016.
65% Shiraz all from our vineyard and 35% Neldner Grenache, a long term Magpie grower. A combination of old oak. tank, new oak all play their part in making this bright, almost perfumed red. Red and black berry, white pepper, spice and a touch of oak. Full flavoured, with lovely bright fresh berry and cherry fruit, spice, pepper and oak.
Bright and almost creamy. A very attractive juicy style with some depth. Versatile food style too.

Retail price £11.99 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 12 Case Price: £125.00 (£10.42 per bottle)

Magpie Estate 'The Selfie Stick' Dry Muscat 2017

Australia

Rolf's sister Christa makes the white wines. Whilst over blending in 2016 I tasted a barrel of wine that was part of a blend for a client. It was a dry Muscat that blew me away, I loved it's vivacity and grapey freshness. So much so that I contacted the grower and immediately put an order in for 4-5 tonnes of grapes from the next vintage, and here is the result!
The Muscat grapes come from the famous Terra Ricca Farms in the Riverland, known for their quality fruit.
100% Muscat partly fermented and aged in tank. Partly in old oak. We blended the two together.
This is classic, dry, aromatic Muscat.
Floral, grapey, white peach, jasmine and honeysuckle on an evocative nose.
Crisp, and fresh, bursting with grapey characters, ripe pear and lime zest on the finish, just a hint of spice. Very refreshing and sure to go well with lightly spiced Asian and Asian influenced dishes.

Retail price £12.75 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £67.50 (£11.25 per bottle)
Buy now Case Qty: 12 Case Price: £129.00 (£10.75 per bottle)

Magpie Estate 'The Wit and Shanker' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Australia

Back in stock, this Christmas and winter best seller, is in plentiful supply and with a great case price!

Great drinking 100% Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon with each release being a tribute to a nameless legend of the Barossa.
Deep in colour with lovely perfumed cassis on the nose, blackcurrant and some subtle oak too. It’s rich yet elegant, nothing green and nothing tarry. Lovely fresh cassis fruit-really juicy with integrated creamy oak on the palate. Sweet and lively with great length, aged mostly in new French oak with just a touch of new American oak adding complexity.
Drink now and over the next 5-7 years.


Retail price £14.95 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 12 Case Price: £160.00 (£13.33 per bottle)
Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: £85.00 (£14.17 per bottle)

Moulin de la Gardette

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Noel's Must Buys

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Porseleinberg

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Rall Wines

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Taittinger

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Taylor's 325th Anniversary

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