Welcome to our 2022 January Sale.
As usual the wines are divided into two categories - those of perfect appearance which are simply reduced because we need to make room for new purchases and those which have minor imperfections to packaging or labels, neither of which affect the quality of the wine and where you can find some spectacular bargains.
New Additions and Further Reductions: Over a third of the wines in the sale have now sold out. As such, we have made a series of new additions and further reductions from 18th January. Some are included in our highlights below.
Check back regularly to see further updates to the offer as we continue to scour our stocks throughout the month
Allees de Cantemerle 2016 – Reduced from £125 to £110 per dozen, with a further discount to £108 per dozen for 5+ cases. This is a perfect introduction to the 2016 vintage that is now ready to drink. Pure, fine fruit that is bursting with character and lightly chalky integrated tannins make for a compact, bright style that exudes classic Claret.
Le Petit Cheval 2005 - further reduced from £1650 to £1450 per dozen. A mature example of Cheval Blanc's superb second wine in a great vintage. It has 93 points from Neal Martin who praises its "good breeding and purity" and 92 points from Antonio Galloni who loves that it shows the "aromatic intensity but also the power of the Grand Vin."
Château Palmer 1971 - A rare case with a 94 point Neal Martin rating. A case with 9 base neck and 3 top shoulder levels is further reduced to £4,200 per dozen, and one with all top shoulder levels is further reduced to £3,900 per dozen, both down from £5,900.
SWEET WHITE BORDEAUX
As we have mentioned many times, mature Sauternes offers sweet wine lovers the greatest bargains in the fine wine world. Three to highlight today from the everyday to the ultimate.
Château Doisy Vedrines 2010 – This is reduced from an already cheap £240 down to just £216 per dozen. This is outstanding value for a mature Sauternes and is nearly £70 per case cheaper than the recently released 2020. Superb Sauternes to enjoy now. 91 Neal Martin, 17 Jancis Robinson.
Château d'Yquem 1983 - The pinacle of Sauternes with a great 98-point review from Robert Parker who calls it "the greateat vintage of the early 1980s and the best Yquem since 1976." It is a new addition and is reduced to £3,800 per dozen, down from £4,200.
Vintage Champagne has been absolutely flying off our list in recent months, so it has been a challenge to find fizz for the sale.
2012 is a vintage already massing great critical acclaim, and we are delighted to offer Charles Heidsieck Brut Millésime 2012 - reduced to £650 per dozen in bond, down from £790. This has 94 points from William Kelley, who praises the quality, saying it is "more generous and demonstrative than the 2008."
2019 Meursault Charmes, Remi Jobard is further reduced from £880 to £780 per dozen. From a tiny vintage that produced wines of high concentration and quality, this has 91 points from Allen Meadows who marks it as Outstanding and calls it "interesting and delicious."
THE RHÔNE VALLEY
In the south, Gigondas Le Claux, Saint Cosme 2018 is further reduced to £675 per dozen, down from £800. It has 95-97 points from Joe Czerwinski, who praises the "insanse levels of concentration." It is a rich, powerful and full bodied wine.
Saint Joseph Rouge, Chave 2018 is a new addition to the sale at £600 per dozen, down from £660. Chave is perhaps the biggest icon of the northern Rhône for purists seeking a pure expression of Syrah. The Saint Joseph is more approachable than the often backward Hermitage, which Jeb Dunnuck (92-94 points) highlights by saying "it will drink nicely in its youth yet also age."
Piedmont lovers should look to Barolo La Serra, Roberto Voerzio 2013. It is further reduced to £1,575 per dozen, down from £1800. Antonio Galloni rates it 96 and says it is "one of the most impressive young La Serras I have ever tasted."
Barolo Pajana, Domenico Clerico 2016 in Minor Imperfections is also further reduced from £720 to £620 per dozen as the wine is not in original cartons. It has 96 points from Monica Larner, who praises the "deep sense of elegance and finesse."
Moving to Tuscany, the Cabernet Sauvignon Collezione Privata, Isole E Olena 2015 is a new addition at a great price point, reduced to £495 per dozen from £550. Only 6,000 bottles were made of this wine that boast 94 point from Galloni and 95+ from Monica Larner in The Wine Advocate.
Eisen & Viljoen, Normandie 2015 - this premium Bordeaux blend is further reduced to £420 per dozen, from £500. The unique double-waxed bottle is matured for two years before release.
Shiraz RWT, Penfolds 2017 magnums are further reduced to £800 per six, down from £960. The wine came 9th in Wine Spectator's top 100 of 2019 and also receives 96 points from James Suckling.
Mount Edelstone Shiraz, Henschke 2016 is reduced from £1270 to £1,125 per dozen. Praise includes 18/20 from Jancis Robinson, 96 points from Joe Czerwinski and 19.5+/20 from Matthew Jukes, who gushes "it is extraordinary just how stunning Mount Edelstone is in 2016," saying "I cannot recommend this vintage enough."
The 2016 Albis from Haras de Pirque is down 33% to £240 per dozen in bond. This Cabernet Sauvignon blend comes from the upper parts of the Maipo Valley at the foot of the Andes, from vines planted in 1992. It has 92 points from James Suckling, who praises the “depth” and “floral character.”
Clos Apalta 2016 is a new addition to the sale and is reduced from £900 to £800 per dozen. A 99-point Suckling wine, he says "it’s already breathtaking" and now in its drinking window.
Farr Vintners customers will know Fleur de Thénac well from the years we have offered this brilliant value red wine. Today we can offer the property's top bottlings of red and white at more than £99 per dozen in bond.
Thénac Rouge 2015 is a typical Bordeaux blend and offers the plush, round texture of a great vintage. It is ready to drink now and over the next few years.
Thénac Blanc 2016 is two thirds Sauvignon Blanc, the remainder Semillon and Muscadelle. It offers a white Bordeaux style that is less impacted by oak.
For lovers of ROSÉ
The cloudy and wet British summer in 2021 meant limited opportunities to bask in the sun with our favourite rosés. As such, we are now able to offer the following discounts. Stock up now to get a real bargain so you’re prepared for the first sunny days of 2022.
Fleur de Thenac Rosé 2020 is now available at just £50 per dozen in bond, down nearly 40% from £80.
The Jolie-Pitt sensation Miraval Rosé 2020 is also reduced, down to £140 per dozen from £160.
The superb new Porquerolles Rosé 2020 from CHANEL is also discounted in the sale – just £150 per dozen from £175.
Finally, those looking for big bottles should look no further than our double magnums of Puech Haut Rosé 2020, reduced by 10% to £45 each in bond.