Make Any Occasion Special
A handy trio of luxury bottles for your stay-at-home Christmas perhaps? Or an amazing gift for the wine lover in your life? Or simply the three bottles which will make us go green with envy? The choice is yours in this luxury bundle.
2014 DOMAINE BACHELET Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes
Pretty much as perfect a Pinot Noir as we could hope for. Bachelet's wines are renowned for their impeccable balance between their feather-soft touch and their pure 'soil to glass transfer' style. The result is amazingly approachable while young but, against all expectations, capable of ageing for many years. This 2014 is already a point so no need to delay your gratification.
2015 CAMILLE GIROUD Corton Charlemagne
The last vintage overseen by brilliant winemaker David Croix. Lime, apricots, tangerine and peach with a judiciously plump mouth-coating texture. This is just beginning to get into its drinking zone but is, nevertheless, a delight. Fun fact: Corton Charlemagne is named after King Charlemagne who demanded white grapes be grown in his favoured Corton vineyard so as it would not stain his white beard.
2005 TAITTINGER Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs
In the original Ian Fleming novels Bond's favoured Champagne was Taittinger's Comtes de Champagne. Not that you need a license to kill to enjoy this pinnacle-level bottle of bubbly. Comtes always seduces and cajoles rather than leaping up in your face. There's pistachio and hazelnut scent up front which becomes like creme patisserie in the mouth before slinking away in a haze of toasted nuts, brown butter, blood orange and brioche toast. Always capable of long in bottle development, the 2005 is, however, in a really good drinking zone right now.