Our January Sale has now been updated with hundreds of further reductions and new additions. Almost all wines are reduced in price by at least 10% but some are down to half price – or even less – as we ruthlessly clear out stocks that we have owned for more than a few months.
Our business is focussed on turnover and we like to see wines moving on quickly, so our January Sale gives us a chance to clear the decks and for customers to grab a bargain.
As usual the Sale is divided into two sections – Perfect Stock and Minor Imperfections (wines with superficial damage to labels or other slight imperfections in appearance).
With such a variety of wines on offer, we believe there is something for everyone, so take a look now and pick up a bargain.
An incredible 5 dozen of the legendary 100 point (from multiple critics) 1989 Pétrus - just added to the sale at well below market price. Now £39,900 per 12 duty paid, reduced from £44000/12.
Two of the best wines from the 2017 vintage, both of which will physically arrive in the Spring of this year, both of which are 15% below their original release prices. 2017 Margaux is now £3580 per 12 (96-98 Wine Advocate) and 2017 Mouton Rothschild is £3600 (97-99 Wine Advocate).
2016 was a really superb vintage for Bordeaux and Saint Julien’s Saint Pierre has been on a roll of late. Their 2016 has 94 points from Neal Martin, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW of the Wine Advocate and Antonio Galloni. At £420 per 12, down from £500, this is a very attractive deal.
The 94 point 2017 Chablis Bougros Cote Bouguerots, Fevre is now just £580 per 12 down from £740 – that is a discount of 20%.
Louis Latour’s top wines can represent serious value for money. Their 96 point 2015 Corton Grancey now has 15% off and is £714 per 12, down from £840. James Suckling gave this wine 96 points and Richard Hemming MW of JancisRobinson.com gave it an impressive 17+.
A Domaine Dujac 1er Cru at just £60 per bottle is a proposition that should not be ignored! Their 2016 Morey Saint Denis Monts Luisants Blanc now £720 per 12 reduced by 15% from £850. Also from Dujac, 2016 Gevrey Combottes is £1800 per 12 reduced from £2160.
And some other odds and ends:
Mature Volnay from the great 2005 vintage can be had at a 20% discount with 2005 Volnay Clos des Chênes, Château de Meursault – just £400 per 12 down from £500. Batard Montrachet with 25% off at just £105 per bottle…?! 2012 Batard Montrachet, Jouard now just £1260 per 12 reduced from £1700. And one of the jewels in the portfolio from Jadot – 2016 Clos Saint Denis, Jadot – now over 20% off at £1850 per 12 reduced from £2400. Finally, pristine, loose bottles of the great 2009 Gevrey Clos St Jacques, Rousseau are now offered at £700 per bottle, a wine that was sold 18 months ago at £1175 bottle!!
Jeb Dunnuck calls Pierre Usseglio’s Chateauneuf Mon Aieul 2017 “one of the wines of the vintage…..a great, great finish, it’s truly a gorgeous wine” and gives it a huge 97-99 point score. We have a few cases that are now just £440 per 12, down from £540.
Another wine with the same 97-99 score from Jeb Dunnuck is Guigal’s Cote-Rotie Chateau d’Ampuis 2015. We have some magnums of this “off-the-charts” wine at £685 per 6 magnums.
After the sell out success of the 2013 Louis Roederer Rosé on the first day of the sale, we now have the terrific 2012 Louis Roederer Brut (white) at a bargain price of £400 per 12, reduced from £480. The Wine Advocate’s Stephan Reinhardt says he ''Just loves it!'' and gives it 94 points.
From Lanson, we have their impressive 2002 Lanson Noble Cuvée Brut at £600 per 12 down from £725 and its older, more grandiose sibling, 1998 Lanson Noble Cuvée magnums, offered with a huge 30% discount at £600 per 6 magnums, reduced from £880/6.
The 95 point “stunning…terrific” 2004 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires is now offered with 17% discount at £1020 per 12 reduced from £1240. Gosset’s 2007 Celebris now has 20% off and is £680 per 12 reduced from £850. It has 95 points from William Kelley and 96 points from James Suckling.
Last year Louis Roederer released some ‘late release’ 2002 Cristal from their cellars and we can now offer this wine at a 15% discount at £2250 per 12, down from £2650. 2002 is a great champagne vintage and this wine has plaudits aplenty, with 97 from Galloni, 98 from Suckling and 98 from the Wine Advocate’s Stephan Reinhardt, along with 97 from Robert Parker himself, who called it “spectacular”.
Sweet White Bordeaux
Climens 2005 is a 97 point Barsac (given that score by both Neal Martin and Robert Parker). We have a few cases of bottles and half bottles that are reduced by 20%, down to £528 per 12 bottles and £536 per 24 halves.
The world’s greatest sweet wine, Chateau d’Yquem from the great 2010 vintage is now available at a staggering 45% discount from its release price - £2640 per 12 bottles down from £4800. “Spellbinding” (Suckling), “Classic” (Jancis), “Brilliant” (Decanter).
With a massive 25% discount, one of the greatest Fonsecas ever made - 2016 is now offered at £450 per 12 down from £600. This wine has 98 from Suckling (“impressive”), 96 from Neal Martin (“superb”) and 18.5 from us (“complex and perfectly balanced”). 2016 Warre which is on better form than ever is offered in both bottles and halves at a bargain £400 per 12 bottles or 24 halves, reduced from £480. And some rare large format Tappit Hen's (2.25 litre bottles, i.e. 3 x 75cl bottles in 1) of 2016 Warre and 2016 Quinta do Vesuvio both reduced to £150 each down from £190.
Finally, another great vintage in the Douro, this time 2011 Taylor with £100 case off at £500 per 12 as well as a solitary 6 pack of Noval's mythical Nacional 1998 offered with 20% discount at £2400 per 6, reduced from £3000.
Three cult Cali Cabs with huge scores! 1 case 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Quella, Bond now with over 30% off at £3000 per 12 reduced from £4500. Next, 18 bottles 2013 Cappella, Abreu - now 20% off at £4320 per 12 reduced from £5400 and finally, the 100 point 2016 Maya Proprietary Red, Dalla Valle with nearly 20% off at £3300 per 12.
The 94 point Galloni 2014 Barbaresco Riserva Muncagota, Produttori del Barbaresco with 20% discount, now offered at just £368 per 12, reduced from £480/12. Galloni calls this wine “terrific” whilst Walter Speller of JancisRobinson.com says that it is “very complete”.
The Wine Advocate’s Monica Larner gave Vietti’s 2015 Barolo Lazzarito an impressive 96+ points. We have a few six bottle cases left at £572.50 per 6, down from £675 (18% discount).
The legendary 2013 Barolo Monfortino Riserva, Giacomo Conterno is now offered at £9000 per 12, reduced from £10,800. This has two 99 point reviews, one from Galloni and one from Suckling as well as a 98 point score from the Wine Advocate. It is often described as Italy’s First Growth and can be bought in 3 bottle original wooden cases (£2250 per 3).
There are several other fantastic deals to be had, including 2 cases of the 98 point rated 2012 Brunello Riserva Lucere, San Filippo reduced by 25% to £670 per 12. A mature fully 2000 Sammarco, Rampolla reduced by 30% from £620 per 12 down to just £434 per 12. For those who like bigger bottles, we have magnums of 2012 Brunello Riserva, Il Poggione reduced by 20% from £550 to £440 per 6 with 3 ratings of 95/96 points. And for those who like REALLY big bottles, we have an enormous Balthazar (12 litre bottle) of the 95+ Galloni point 2006 Tenuta Di Trinoro, Franchetti, offered with a discount of over 25% at £1200 per 1 (reduced from £1650). And finally, with an incredible 60% discount we have 30 bottles 2008 Tinata, Monteverro offered at £240 per 12 reduced from £600.
Rest of the World
Our favourite and one of the most highly regarded red wine from the Douro is 2016 Chryseia, Prats/Symington and it is now reduced to £400 for both bottles and magnums. This is a bargain for this iconic Portuguese estate given that it is from the great 2016 vintage!
If Eau de Vie is your thing, we have just a few 35cl bottles remaining of Eau de Vie Z-Thenac Amber – half price, at £12.50 each, reduced from £25!
The vast majority of these wines are not imperfect at all, they just have minor condition issues, many of which are superficial.
A rare double magnum of the legendary Lafite 1982 in its OWC with a neck level. Reduced by 10% as the label is slightly damp affected – now £13,500.
La Mission Haut Brion 1982 has been the recipient of a 100 point score from Robert Parker no less than four times! We have 12 bottles in their original wooden case and with excellent levels. Reduced by 20% as the labels are very slightly damp affected to £9600 per 12, down from £11,700.
Beychevelle 1982 is hard to get in any format so to have both magnums and double magnums available, in their original wooden cases but reduced by 20% because of very slight condition issues, is highly unusual! 6 magnums available at £1680 per 6 down from £2100 and a case of 3 double mags at £1800 down from £2250.