Chinese New Year Party Pack
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Chinese New Year Party Pack

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Welcome the festivities of Chinese New Year with our vibrant Party Pack! Infuse your celebration with joyous spirits and traditional flair as this pack brings together a lively assortment of essentials to ignite your Lunar New Year gathering. Get ready to savor the season's blessings and embark on a memorable celebration filled with laughter, harmony, and shared moments.

1 x Langlet Brut Grande Réserve Champagne - Champagne, France

Sommeliers International "...delicate, fine, aromatic, a touch of fruit compote. Fresh. Palate; generous. Maturity; freshness in the finish."

Dirk Schram "The entire Maison Langlet philosophy is reflected in this champagne. Light golden yellow in colour with an even, fine bubble. Flowers and exotic scents predominate in the aroma. In terms of taste, great aromatic finesse and a hint of citrus fruits follow. This is the perfect cuvée for an aperitif!"

The Winemaker “A pale gold colour with tiny, regular bubbles. Floral and exotic notes stand out in the aroma. The taste offers a wonderful aromatic finesse and a final zest of citrus. The perfect cuvée for an aperitif!”

45% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay; 20% Pinot Meunierx

Sommeliers International "...on many fine tables in Paris.

Gold Medal Wine Club "...from France’s esteemed Champagne Langlet, a progressive and ultra-modern new Champagne house located in the village of Gland on the right bank of France’s Marne Valley."

Sommeiliers International "The Langlet Champagnes are an original adventure, that of three friends, native from wine grower families of Champagne. You have Vincent Métivier, the man in the vineyard....who continuously studies his land, not yet organically farmed but with a permanent concern for nature (integrated farming, limited treatments, grass cover between the rows …); Luc Chaudon who runs a trade house whose vineyard in the Moutain of Reims mainly consist of Grand Crus and First Crus; and Frédéric Papelard, ambassador of the brand, to who we owe to find Champagne Langlet on many fine tables in Paris. “Moreish, natural, terroir driven wines…Today I supply some 400 restaurants in Paris." The range comprises 7 cuvées .... from the house’s Brut with its notes of plum and wild cherry to the Extra Brut aged in oak barrels “with aromas of roasted pine nuts and lavender honey in the finish, to be served over “an oven-baked lamb loin with rosemary” according to Best Sommelier of the World Gerard Basset."

Les Cave Des Guards "Champagne Langlet is a resolutely modern product. It is first and foremost the story of a meeting. That of Vincent Metiver, a winegrower who, between Château-Thierry and Épernay, has set up his press in the middle of the chalky plots of the vines that make up Champagne Langlet. A man who certainly learned from his elders the precise accomplishment of each stage of wine making. But who has also been able to develop the practice with “just what is needed” to protect champagne from solid organoleptic qualities, without altering the soil, the plant, or the fruit and even less the quality of the product. A product which is ultimately judiciously reasoned, harmoniously structured and originally defined. That of Luc Chaudron, an owner whose vineyard located on the Montagne de Reims consists mainly of Grand Crus and Premiers Crus. Luc is the one who oversees production including the bottles engraved with the names of the clients, decorated by renowned artists for limited editions. All champagnes are treated with a precision that makes the singular Langlet cuvées exceptional products. And then Frederic Papelard. This alliance required an esthete, plenipotentiary emissary of this new Champagne. Ambassador of the brand, with a friendly and generous openness, he brings Champagne Langlet to the sanction of the connoisseur market.

These three men, all three winegrowers and owners of their vines, are at the origin of Langlet Champagnes. They made it a product assembled in a subtle way, consensual and open to others: the friend, the artist, the poet, the one who wants the agape to be remembered ... A product that is quick to satisfy all those who, greedily, know how to decode its identity. This lineage is not the only singularity of Langlet Champagnes. “You have to be resolutely modern” said Rimbault, this is Champagne Langlet, mobile, evolving, progressive, irremediably part of the trends of its time. The huge kitchen set up in the middle of the cellar, in Gland, testifies to this desire to share the taste of celebration that we know is concentrated in these bottles."

Langlet Champagne are an award winning new French Champagne producer. Their “exceptional” 2009 Vintage Extra Brut Champagne was awarded a gold medal by the Beverage Tasting Insitute. An alliance of three accomplished French winemakers and friends - Vincent Metiver, Luc Chaudron known for his grand crus and premier crus, and Frederic Papelard. Langlet champagne is produced from the chalky vineyards between renowned Château Thierry and Epernay in the region of Champagne, France.

The Champagne region lies at the northern edge of the world's vineyard-growing areas, with lower average temperatures than any other French wine region. In this kind of cool climate, the growing season is rarely warm enough to ripen grapes to the levels required for standard winemaking. Even in temperate years, Champagne's grapes still bear the hallmark acidity of a marginal climate, and it was only the discovery of secondary fermentation that provided a wine style capable of harnessing – and even embracing – this tartness.

Champagne is the most iconic sparkling wine in the world, produced in the region of Champagne in France. Synonymous with celebration, champagne is typically produced from a few specific varieties of grapes: pinot noir, chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier. With effervescent flavours of citrus, almond, and apple, champagne comes in varying levels of sweetness and has a moderate amount of alcohol. The most treasured Champagnes age for a minimum of 3 years.

1 x McHenry Hohnen Burnside Chardonnay (Organic) 2018 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia

96/100 Campbell Mattinson
90/100 Stuart Knox (The Real Review)
96/100 Mike Bennie (2017 vintage)
94/100 Steven Creber (2017 vintage)
94/100 Nick Stock (2017 vintage)
94/100 Ray Jordan (2017 Vintage)
97/100 Ray Jordan, The West Australian (2016 vintage)
95/100 Mike Bennie, Wine Business Magazine (2016 vintage)
95/100 Gary Walsh, Winefront (2016 vintage)
92/100 Huan Hooke (2016 vintage)

Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards
Commended - Decanter World Wine Awards (2014 vintage)
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards (2013 vintage)
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards (2012 vintage)
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards (2011 vintage)
5 Star Winery - James Halliday

Halliday's Wine Companion Awards 2023 - Top Wineries of 2022 & 2023

Campbell Mattinson "...There's a pure, strong drive of acidity running from start to finish too. It's a top drawer release. Grown on vines planted in '81. It's a flinty, funky chardonnay on the one hand, and powerful and long on the other. This really does establish its quality in emphatic terms. Nectarine, fig, grapefruit, grilled nut and spice character drive through the wine's more matchsticky notes."

Stuart Knox, The Real Review "Light straw-yellow colour. A vigorous nose of yellow nectarines and distinct reductive notes. Enters with a deep and muscular palate. Ripe stone fruits, and honey roast nuts fill the mouth. There's ample intensity, acidity does what it can to keep it driving long but it just loses a little focus into the very long finish."

Mike Bennie "A super Chardonnay at the Apex of Australia's growing list of high quality proponents, this is a tour de force of precise fruit character, savoury detail, minerally charm and general interest as an expression of Chardonnay. Succulent, exceptionally long, nutty notes in just-ripe nectarine with chalk-talc and saline character notes through. Outstanding." (2017 vintage)

Steven Creber "Dry-grown on riverine black basalt soil with a maritime influence. Wild ferment in barriques, approx. 25% new. Ripe and peachy on the bouquet with some nutty oak characters and lees-derived creaminess. Generous flavours and full in texture, harnessed by the acidity that runs full length on the palate and lingers in the aftertaste." (2017 vintage)

Nick Stock/James Suckling Margaret River Review 2020 "Attractive lemon and gunflint aromas with some restrained creaminess in the background. The palate has a beautifully smooth-honed feel with supple, citrusy fruit fitting in neatly. The acidity is a highlight, pitched just right. Drink now." (2017 vintage)

Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2020 "This is a beautifully textured and opulent chardonnay. Such deep stone fruit and creaminess with a slight edge of acid and oak. But it is so well integrated. This has a flinty edge to it with a very long and focused finish. There is some phenolics that seems to come from the full solids impact. And there is a slight flint and match stick character. Cellar 12 years" (2017 vintage)

Ray Jordan "Another cracking good chardonnay from this marvelous vineyard. It's once again my pick of the McHenry Hohnen chardonnays after a year off last year. Has that deeper textured palate character that I love, but still with a controlled linear feel in the mouth that gives it length and substained power. Slightly flinty with a nectarine/white peach character." (2016 vintage)

Mike Bennie "A supremely elegant Chardonnay of exceptional length, grace and finesse." (2016 vintage)

Gary Walsh "Burnside is one of the original Chardonnay plantings (1972) in Margaret River, and the only vineyard that’s sited on the river itself. Peach and lime, almond biscotti, a whisper of smoke and spice. Powerful but refined, with the crunch of mouth-watering stony acidity, and a strong current of white fruits rolling over it. There’s oatmeal and almond softness, but that crystalline acidity pushes it long and fresh on the finish. It’s a beautiful thing." (2016 vintage)

Huon Hooke "...the palate is lively with refreshing acidity and dominant lemon flavours. Good focus, intensity and palate length..." (2016 vintage)

Tasting Notes "Grapefruit, peach, roasted nuts and smoke give way to barrel ferment and matchstick complexities. Wild ferment and extended time on lees contribute to a delicious savoury character to the palate which is both powerful and defined by a core of natural acidity. From a heritage Margaret River vineyard on the river bank, this Chardonnay captures the unique character of this site."

Winemaker Notes "Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, full solids and wild fermentation in barrique (approx. 25% new). Post ferment, barrels are left cool but unsulphured for 4 months to encourage autolytic activity. Batonnage every two weeks based on flavour and partial MLF. Wine was racked with full lees to tank in December and spent two months on lees in tank before bottling unfiltered."

Founded by one of the pioneers of the Margaret River winemaking region, David Hohnen, and his brother in law, Murray McHenry, an accomplished fine wine retailer. Both have been making wine in Margaret River since the early 1970s. McHenry Hohnen vineyards are 100% biodynamic. Their three unique vineyards (Burnside, Calgardup and Hazel’s) produce wines that are a reflection of the land. McHenry Hohnen focus on crafting site expressive wines and are known for producing some of the region's best wines.

Margaret River is one of the best known wine regions in Australia, recognized internationally for the quality of its wines and the natural beauty of the region. Although originally renowned for its unusually refined cabernet sauvignon and intensely citrusy chardonnay varieties, the region now produces high quality Semillon-Sauvignon blends and Shiraz.

Located in the south-western corner of Western Australia, it is famous for having a more 'European' wine style than its counterparts across Australia, owing to the regions temperate, coastal location which is very similar to that of Bordeaux.

Chardonnay is one of the world’s most popular grapes, Chardonnay is made in a wide range of styles from lean, to rich, creamy white wines aged in oak. Bolder, richer, full-bodied and buttery Chardonnays are made using oak and are produced in California, Burgundy, and Australia. Unoaked chardonnays such as Chablis and those produced in Chile, New Zealand, and other parts of France are leaner and often crisp and mineraly, with delicate flavors. By law, if a label says “Chablis,” it must be Chardonnay.

1 x Lavau Gigondas Red 2018 - Rhone, France

92/100 James Suckling
91/100 Wine Enthusiast
16/20 Jancis Robinson

4 Stars, Decante
Silver - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (2014 vintage)
Top 100 #72 - Wine Spectator (2013 vintage)


50% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 40% Syrah

James Suckling "This has very attractive dried flowers and stones on offer with a rich array of red plums and nectarines that flow to the palate. The depth and drive here is really stunning. Great balance and juicy allure now; there’s more to come later."

Jancis Robinson "Savoury oak spice on the nose: clove, allspice, anise. Succulent black fruit and a touch of garrigue herbiness too. Fine, floury tannic texture with unobtrusive but refreshing acidic frame."

Wine Enthusiast "Prominent veins of char, vanilla and clove extend from nose to finish in this sultry, sun-drenched red. A blend of old-vine Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre sourced from calcareous-marl soils and aged partially in oak, it's a creamy expression of Gigondas. Enjoy now–2027."

The Winemaker "Deep nose dominated by spices (pepper, nutmeg) typical of its appellation, which highlights the aromas of blackcurrant and raspberry jam.The mouth has a solid but well-coated structure, volume and a very nice length."

Originally from Bordeaux, the Lavau family has been involved with winemaking for generations, and have had vineyards ranging from Bordeaux to Tunisia. In 1964 they were seduced by the richness and quality of the Provencal soil, and settled down to make wine in the Rhone Valley.

The cellars of Lavau are currently managed by Benoit and Frederic Lavau, who work in partnership with 350 different grape growers. Benoit is a frequent visitor to Singapore and Pop Up Wine events.

Located in France's Southern Rhône, Gigondas produces wines that are rich Grenache-based blends, due in part to the region’s Mediterranean climate and red clay-alluvial soils. Under the AOP regulations, only red and rosé wines may be produced; white wines are simply declassified to Côtes-du-Rhône status. A mandated 50% Grenache is required in the wine, with Mourvèdre and/or Syrah usually accounting for the bulk of the remaining blend—adding structure, savory tones and color intensity to Grenache’s alcoholic power and lush richness. These wines are often compared to the great wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, but can even offer better value.

Grenache – Syrah – Mourvedre blended wines – commonly known by the acronym GSM – are the particular specialty of the southern Rhone Valley in France. Grenache and Syrah are key in this part of the world, and are complemented in this instance by the addition of Mourvedre: an important but slightly less famous inclusion to the blend. GSM wines, which have been readily adopted by the New World, are rich, full bodied and leathery, and are characterized by flavors of dark fruit and spice.

1 x Maxime Blin Carte Blanche Brut NV (Organic) - Champagne, France

Bronze - Gilbert & Gaillard
Silver - Challenge International du Vin
Silver - Vinalies Internationales
1 Star - Le Guide Hachette des Vins
Silver - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

Maxime Blin is served on Qatar Airways & Air Italy

Gilbert & Gaillard "Beautiful character.... Mature, focused nose combining dried fruits and dried vegetal aromas... Good staying power on the palate, structured and well-integrated. Dried apricot is exuded on the attack flowing into straw notes."

Le Guide Hachette des Vins "With a shimmering pale gold, the nose blends delicate notes of brioche, dried fruits and white flowers. Balanced, melted and long, the palate reveals pleasant aromas of exotic fruits."

Le Guide Hachette des Vins "The Maxime Blin Carte Blanche white obtained the note of 1 star, which corresponds to a very successful wine . This wine was noted in the 2013 edition of the Guide Hachette Vins."

Alexandra Durin-Hepkein "A fresh, round, light and harmonious champagne in which numerous fruity aromas express themselves with joy."

Nicoline Nybom "Fresh, light and harmonious with good fruit notes"

80% Meunier and 20% Pinot Noir

Sommeliers International "A mouthful of talent."

Champagne Maxime Blin has captured the attention of the world's champagne experts. This fourth-generation family owned champagne house has produced many award winning champagnes which are rated highly and celebrated for their expression of the famous terrior in which the vineyard is located. It is one of the few certified organic champagne producers in the world. Situated in the Champagne village of Saint Thierry near Reims - the center of the Champagne world - boasting Veuve Clicquot, Pommery, Ruinart and Taittinger, Champagne Maxime Blin is the rising star amongst its big name neighbours.

Maxime Blin has been certified organic since 2021. The company. produced its first organic champagne in 2022. Maxime Blin champagnes are highly sought after due to the qualtiy and low volume of champagnes it produces. It cultivates the three Champagne grape varieties, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay on vines with an average age of twenty years.

Maxime Blin produces 11 champagnes ( Carte Blanche, Carte Douce, Rosé, Millésime, Grande Tradition, Cuvée l'Onirique, Cuvée l'Authentique, Cuvée Maxime, Millesime 1998, Cuvée Craziness, Clés d'Eole). Among the brands' many admirers which include artists, musicians, and wine experts, the Italian actress Manuela Arcuri, every year for her birthday, orders the Cuvée 'Craziness'.

1 x Chateau Maucoil Côtes du Rhône Villages Red (Organic) 2020 - Rhone, France

Bronze - CellarTracker

91/100 James Suckling (2019 vintage)
92/100 James Suckling (2016 vintage)
90/100 Wine Enthusiast (2016 vintage)

4 Stars - Decante
Gold 2020 - New Sorld list in London
Gold 2020 - Chilean list in London

Organic & biodynamic

Anna Lee C. Iijima "A vein of graphite extends from nose to finish in this plump, blueberry-scented blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Fresh black-plum and cherry flavors are ripe but pure, lifted by hints of blossomy perfume and a lingering crush of minerality on the finish."

Wine Enthusiast "This blend of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah offer elegant restraint alongside pristine black-cherry and berry exuberance. Fruity and forward, it's shaded by nuances of thyme and wild mint. Fresh acidity and firm tannins lend structure. Enjoy this approachable yet elegant wine now through 2023." (2016 Vintage)

Robert Parker "Another spice-filled effort ... it has a kiss of green in its leafy herbs, mint, incense and sweet red fruits. Moderately concentrated, medium-bodied and easy drinking." (2015 Vintage)

Gault & Millau "Amazing wine with wild scents, captivating red fruits and peony, violet, tinted eucalyptus that permanently mark the taste buds!" (2015 Vintage)

Jancis Robinson "Flattering, macerated red fruits. Very open nose and light. Good freshness" (2015 Vintage)

Wine Spectator "Juicy, with raspberry coulis and plum skin notes lined with hints of anise and toasted vanilla. Offers an open, easy finish. Drink now. 5,500 cases made." (2015 Vintage)

The Winemaker "Beautiful deep colour of ruby colour. This wine is clean, bright. Aromatic nose, rich ripe fruit (blackberry and plum). Good concentration, wide and strong end of a long and beautiful evolution." (2015 Vintage)

This wine is Grenache (50%) Syrah (25%) Mourvèdre (25%).

While Chateau Maucoil only has a short history as a vineyard, the estate has a long history in the Rhone Valley that dates back to the Ancient Romans who used the property as an army fortress. Vines were planted in what we now know as Chateau Maucoil during the mid 1600s.

In 2014, Chateau Maucoil was certified as being 100% biodynamic. The Cotes du Rhone Villages appellation was introduced in 1966 and now applies to 16 in the southern Rhone Valley. Wines made under the appellation must meet higher standards than those of the plain Cotes de Rhone title and are from areas that show potential to produce distinctive wine of a high standard.

1 x Lacroix Martillac Blanc 2015 ~ Bordeaux, France

Second label of the famous Grand Cru Château Latour-Martillac

The winemaker "A wine with very nice length and great finesse. A bright gold colour, with lively and explosive notes of fresh citrus and exotic fruits on the nose. On the palate, the richness of the white grapes and the acid tension supply a superb sophistication. Pure and authentic mineral notes." (translated from French)

Vinous "Bordeaux enjoyed its strongest vintage in a number of years in 2015. The warm, dry summer yielded opulent wines built on intense fruit and voluptuous textures. At their best, the 2015s are spectacularly rich, racy wines loaded with personality."

This wine comes from the vineyards of the well-known Grand Cru Bordeaux property of Château Latour-Martillac, owned by the Kressman family. The wines of Château Latour-Martillac gained widespread attention in 1934, when the red vintage was selected by the Wine and Spirit Benevolent Society of London for the celebration of the coronation of His Majesty King George the VI, King of England in December 1936.

The 6 children of the original owner, Jean Kressmann own the domain and continue with the family tradition of wine-making, assisted by the leading wine consultants in Bordeaux. In the 1980’s, they increased the area planted in Sauvignon Blanc to compliment the Semillon, the historical grape variety of the property.

Pessac-Leognan is a prestigious appellation for wines produced in a particular area of the Bordeaux region of south-western France. A relatively new appellation, it was carved out of the Graves sub-region in 1987 – recognized in its own right on the merits of its high-quality red and white wines. This was a significant change, as many of the chateaux in what is now Pessac-Leognan were the best performers in the Graves Classification of 1959.

Pessac-Leognan’s white wines are made predominantly from Sauvignon Blanc (a required minimum of 25%) and Semillon grapes, and are often matured in oak for greater complexity. These white varieties thrive on the sandier soils of the appellation and produce more age-worthy wines than any other part of the world.

Elsewhere, blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon are best consumed within two years of harvest; in contrast, the best white wines of Pessac-Leognan can develop in bottle for well over a decade.

Welcome the festivities of Chinese New Year with our vibrant Party Pack! Infuse your celebration with joyous spirits and traditional flair as this pack brings together a lively assortment of essentials to ignite your Lunar New Year gathering. Get ready to savor the season's blessings and embark on a memorable celebration filled with laughter, harmony, and shared moments.

1 x Langlet Brut Grande Réserve Champagne - Champagne, France

Sommeliers International "...delicate, fine, aromatic, a touch of fruit compote. Fresh. Palate; generous. Maturity; freshness in the finish."

Dirk Schram "The entire Maison Langlet philosophy is reflected in this champagne. Light golden yellow in colour with an even, fine bubble. Flowers and exotic scents predominate in the aroma. In terms of taste, great aromatic finesse and a hint of citrus fruits follow. This is the perfect cuvée for an aperitif!"

The Winemaker “A pale gold colour with tiny, regular bubbles. Floral and exotic notes stand out in the aroma. The taste offers a wonderful aromatic finesse and a final zest of citrus. The perfect cuvée for an aperitif!”

45% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay; 20% Pinot Meunierx

Sommeliers International "...on many fine tables in Paris.

Gold Medal Wine Club "...from France’s esteemed Champagne Langlet, a progressive and ultra-modern new Champagne house located in the village of Gland on the right bank of France’s Marne Valley."

Sommeiliers International "The Langlet Champagnes are an original adventure, that of three friends, native from wine grower families of Champagne. You have Vincent Métivier, the man in the vineyard....who continuously studies his land, not yet organically farmed but with a permanent concern for nature (integrated farming, limited treatments, grass cover between the rows …); Luc Chaudon who runs a trade house whose vineyard in the Moutain of Reims mainly consist of Grand Crus and First Crus; and Frédéric Papelard, ambassador of the brand, to who we owe to find Champagne Langlet on many fine tables in Paris. “Moreish, natural, terroir driven wines…Today I supply some 400 restaurants in Paris." The range comprises 7 cuvées .... from the house’s Brut with its notes of plum and wild cherry to the Extra Brut aged in oak barrels “with aromas of roasted pine nuts and lavender honey in the finish, to be served over “an oven-baked lamb loin with rosemary” according to Best Sommelier of the World Gerard Basset."

Les Cave Des Guards "Champagne Langlet is a resolutely modern product. It is first and foremost the story of a meeting. That of Vincent Metiver, a winegrower who, between Château-Thierry and Épernay, has set up his press in the middle of the chalky plots of the vines that make up Champagne Langlet. A man who certainly learned from his elders the precise accomplishment of each stage of wine making. But who has also been able to develop the practice with “just what is needed” to protect champagne from solid organoleptic qualities, without altering the soil, the plant, or the fruit and even less the quality of the product. A product which is ultimately judiciously reasoned, harmoniously structured and originally defined. That of Luc Chaudron, an owner whose vineyard located on the Montagne de Reims consists mainly of Grand Crus and Premiers Crus. Luc is the one who oversees production including the bottles engraved with the names of the clients, decorated by renowned artists for limited editions. All champagnes are treated with a precision that makes the singular Langlet cuvées exceptional products. And then Frederic Papelard. This alliance required an esthete, plenipotentiary emissary of this new Champagne. Ambassador of the brand, with a friendly and generous openness, he brings Champagne Langlet to the sanction of the connoisseur market.

These three men, all three winegrowers and owners of their vines, are at the origin of Langlet Champagnes. They made it a product assembled in a subtle way, consensual and open to others: the friend, the artist, the poet, the one who wants the agape to be remembered ... A product that is quick to satisfy all those who, greedily, know how to decode its identity. This lineage is not the only singularity of Langlet Champagnes. “You have to be resolutely modern” said Rimbault, this is Champagne Langlet, mobile, evolving, progressive, irremediably part of the trends of its time. The huge kitchen set up in the middle of the cellar, in Gland, testifies to this desire to share the taste of celebration that we know is concentrated in these bottles."

Langlet Champagne are an award winning new French Champagne producer. Their “exceptional” 2009 Vintage Extra Brut Champagne was awarded a gold medal by the Beverage Tasting Insitute. An alliance of three accomplished French winemakers and friends - Vincent Metiver, Luc Chaudron known for his grand crus and premier crus, and Frederic Papelard. Langlet champagne is produced from the chalky vineyards between renowned Château Thierry and Epernay in the region of Champagne, France.

The Champagne region lies at the northern edge of the world's vineyard-growing areas, with lower average temperatures than any other French wine region. In this kind of cool climate, the growing season is rarely warm enough to ripen grapes to the levels required for standard winemaking. Even in temperate years, Champagne's grapes still bear the hallmark acidity of a marginal climate, and it was only the discovery of secondary fermentation that provided a wine style capable of harnessing – and even embracing – this tartness.

Champagne is the most iconic sparkling wine in the world, produced in the region of Champagne in France. Synonymous with celebration, champagne is typically produced from a few specific varieties of grapes: pinot noir, chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier. With effervescent flavours of citrus, almond, and apple, champagne comes in varying levels of sweetness and has a moderate amount of alcohol. The most treasured Champagnes age for a minimum of 3 years.

1 x McHenry Hohnen Burnside Chardonnay (Organic) 2018 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia

96/100 Campbell Mattinson
90/100 Stuart Knox (The Real Review)
96/100 Mike Bennie (2017 vintage)
94/100 Steven Creber (2017 vintage)
94/100 Nick Stock (2017 vintage)
94/100 Ray Jordan (2017 Vintage)
97/100 Ray Jordan, The West Australian (2016 vintage)
95/100 Mike Bennie, Wine Business Magazine (2016 vintage)
95/100 Gary Walsh, Winefront (2016 vintage)
92/100 Huan Hooke (2016 vintage)

Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards
Commended - Decanter World Wine Awards (2014 vintage)
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards (2013 vintage)
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards (2012 vintage)
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards (2011 vintage)
5 Star Winery - James Halliday

Halliday's Wine Companion Awards 2023 - Top Wineries of 2022 & 2023

Campbell Mattinson "...There's a pure, strong drive of acidity running from start to finish too. It's a top drawer release. Grown on vines planted in '81. It's a flinty, funky chardonnay on the one hand, and powerful and long on the other. This really does establish its quality in emphatic terms. Nectarine, fig, grapefruit, grilled nut and spice character drive through the wine's more matchsticky notes."

Stuart Knox, The Real Review "Light straw-yellow colour. A vigorous nose of yellow nectarines and distinct reductive notes. Enters with a deep and muscular palate. Ripe stone fruits, and honey roast nuts fill the mouth. There's ample intensity, acidity does what it can to keep it driving long but it just loses a little focus into the very long finish."

Mike Bennie "A super Chardonnay at the Apex of Australia's growing list of high quality proponents, this is a tour de force of precise fruit character, savoury detail, minerally charm and general interest as an expression of Chardonnay. Succulent, exceptionally long, nutty notes in just-ripe nectarine with chalk-talc and saline character notes through. Outstanding." (2017 vintage)

Steven Creber "Dry-grown on riverine black basalt soil with a maritime influence. Wild ferment in barriques, approx. 25% new. Ripe and peachy on the bouquet with some nutty oak characters and lees-derived creaminess. Generous flavours and full in texture, harnessed by the acidity that runs full length on the palate and lingers in the aftertaste." (2017 vintage)

Nick Stock/James Suckling Margaret River Review 2020 "Attractive lemon and gunflint aromas with some restrained creaminess in the background. The palate has a beautifully smooth-honed feel with supple, citrusy fruit fitting in neatly. The acidity is a highlight, pitched just right. Drink now." (2017 vintage)

Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2020 "This is a beautifully textured and opulent chardonnay. Such deep stone fruit and creaminess with a slight edge of acid and oak. But it is so well integrated. This has a flinty edge to it with a very long and focused finish. There is some phenolics that seems to come from the full solids impact. And there is a slight flint and match stick character. Cellar 12 years" (2017 vintage)

Ray Jordan "Another cracking good chardonnay from this marvelous vineyard. It's once again my pick of the McHenry Hohnen chardonnays after a year off last year. Has that deeper textured palate character that I love, but still with a controlled linear feel in the mouth that gives it length and substained power. Slightly flinty with a nectarine/white peach character." (2016 vintage)

Mike Bennie "A supremely elegant Chardonnay of exceptional length, grace and finesse." (2016 vintage)

Gary Walsh "Burnside is one of the original Chardonnay plantings (1972) in Margaret River, and the only vineyard that’s sited on the river itself. Peach and lime, almond biscotti, a whisper of smoke and spice. Powerful but refined, with the crunch of mouth-watering stony acidity, and a strong current of white fruits rolling over it. There’s oatmeal and almond softness, but that crystalline acidity pushes it long and fresh on the finish. It’s a beautiful thing." (2016 vintage)

Huon Hooke "...the palate is lively with refreshing acidity and dominant lemon flavours. Good focus, intensity and palate length..." (2016 vintage)

Tasting Notes "Grapefruit, peach, roasted nuts and smoke give way to barrel ferment and matchstick complexities. Wild ferment and extended time on lees contribute to a delicious savoury character to the palate which is both powerful and defined by a core of natural acidity. From a heritage Margaret River vineyard on the river bank, this Chardonnay captures the unique character of this site."

Winemaker Notes "Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, full solids and wild fermentation in barrique (approx. 25% new). Post ferment, barrels are left cool but unsulphured for 4 months to encourage autolytic activity. Batonnage every two weeks based on flavour and partial MLF. Wine was racked with full lees to tank in December and spent two months on lees in tank before bottling unfiltered."

Founded by one of the pioneers of the Margaret River winemaking region, David Hohnen, and his brother in law, Murray McHenry, an accomplished fine wine retailer. Both have been making wine in Margaret River since the early 1970s. McHenry Hohnen vineyards are 100% biodynamic. Their three unique vineyards (Burnside, Calgardup and Hazel’s) produce wines that are a reflection of the land. McHenry Hohnen focus on crafting site expressive wines and are known for producing some of the region's best wines.

Margaret River is one of the best known wine regions in Australia, recognized internationally for the quality of its wines and the natural beauty of the region. Although originally renowned for its unusually refined cabernet sauvignon and intensely citrusy chardonnay varieties, the region now produces high quality Semillon-Sauvignon blends and Shiraz.

Located in the south-western corner of Western Australia, it is famous for having a more 'European' wine style than its counterparts across Australia, owing to the regions temperate, coastal location which is very similar to that of Bordeaux.

Chardonnay is one of the world’s most popular grapes, Chardonnay is made in a wide range of styles from lean, to rich, creamy white wines aged in oak. Bolder, richer, full-bodied and buttery Chardonnays are made using oak and are produced in California, Burgundy, and Australia. Unoaked chardonnays such as Chablis and those produced in Chile, New Zealand, and other parts of France are leaner and often crisp and mineraly, with delicate flavors. By law, if a label says “Chablis,” it must be Chardonnay.

1 x Lavau Gigondas Red 2018 - Rhone, France

92/100 James Suckling
91/100 Wine Enthusiast
16/20 Jancis Robinson

4 Stars, Decante
Silver - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (2014 vintage)
Top 100 #72 - Wine Spectator (2013 vintage)


50% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 40% Syrah

James Suckling "This has very attractive dried flowers and stones on offer with a rich array of red plums and nectarines that flow to the palate. The depth and drive here is really stunning. Great balance and juicy allure now; there’s more to come later."

Jancis Robinson "Savoury oak spice on the nose: clove, allspice, anise. Succulent black fruit and a touch of garrigue herbiness too. Fine, floury tannic texture with unobtrusive but refreshing acidic frame."

Wine Enthusiast "Prominent veins of char, vanilla and clove extend from nose to finish in this sultry, sun-drenched red. A blend of old-vine Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre sourced from calcareous-marl soils and aged partially in oak, it's a creamy expression of Gigondas. Enjoy now–2027."

The Winemaker "Deep nose dominated by spices (pepper, nutmeg) typical of its appellation, which highlights the aromas of blackcurrant and raspberry jam.The mouth has a solid but well-coated structure, volume and a very nice length."

Originally from Bordeaux, the Lavau family has been involved with winemaking for generations, and have had vineyards ranging from Bordeaux to Tunisia. In 1964 they were seduced by the richness and quality of the Provencal soil, and settled down to make wine in the Rhone Valley.

The cellars of Lavau are currently managed by Benoit and Frederic Lavau, who work in partnership with 350 different grape growers. Benoit is a frequent visitor to Singapore and Pop Up Wine events.

Located in France's Southern Rhône, Gigondas produces wines that are rich Grenache-based blends, due in part to the region’s Mediterranean climate and red clay-alluvial soils. Under the AOP regulations, only red and rosé wines may be produced; white wines are simply declassified to Côtes-du-Rhône status. A mandated 50% Grenache is required in the wine, with Mourvèdre and/or Syrah usually accounting for the bulk of the remaining blend—adding structure, savory tones and color intensity to Grenache’s alcoholic power and lush richness. These wines are often compared to the great wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, but can even offer better value.

Grenache – Syrah – Mourvedre blended wines – commonly known by the acronym GSM – are the particular specialty of the southern Rhone Valley in France. Grenache and Syrah are key in this part of the world, and are complemented in this instance by the addition of Mourvedre: an important but slightly less famous inclusion to the blend. GSM wines, which have been readily adopted by the New World, are rich, full bodied and leathery, and are characterized by flavors of dark fruit and spice.

1 x Maxime Blin Carte Blanche Brut NV (Organic) - Champagne, France

Bronze - Gilbert & Gaillard
Silver - Challenge International du Vin
Silver - Vinalies Internationales
1 Star - Le Guide Hachette des Vins
Silver - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

Maxime Blin is served on Qatar Airways & Air Italy

Gilbert & Gaillard "Beautiful character.... Mature, focused nose combining dried fruits and dried vegetal aromas... Good staying power on the palate, structured and well-integrated. Dried apricot is exuded on the attack flowing into straw notes."

Le Guide Hachette des Vins "With a shimmering pale gold, the nose blends delicate notes of brioche, dried fruits and white flowers. Balanced, melted and long, the palate reveals pleasant aromas of exotic fruits."

Le Guide Hachette des Vins "The Maxime Blin Carte Blanche white obtained the note of 1 star, which corresponds to a very successful wine . This wine was noted in the 2013 edition of the Guide Hachette Vins."

Alexandra Durin-Hepkein "A fresh, round, light and harmonious champagne in which numerous fruity aromas express themselves with joy."

Nicoline Nybom "Fresh, light and harmonious with good fruit notes"

80% Meunier and 20% Pinot Noir

Sommeliers International "A mouthful of talent."

Champagne Maxime Blin has captured the attention of the world's champagne experts. This fourth-generation family owned champagne house has produced many award winning champagnes which are rated highly and celebrated for their expression of the famous terrior in which the vineyard is located. It is one of the few certified organic champagne producers in the world. Situated in the Champagne village of Saint Thierry near Reims - the center of the Champagne world - boasting Veuve Clicquot, Pommery, Ruinart and Taittinger, Champagne Maxime Blin is the rising star amongst its big name neighbours.

Maxime Blin has been certified organic since 2021. The company. produced its first organic champagne in 2022. Maxime Blin champagnes are highly sought after due to the qualtiy and low volume of champagnes it produces. It cultivates the three Champagne grape varieties, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay on vines with an average age of twenty years.

Maxime Blin produces 11 champagnes ( Carte Blanche, Carte Douce, Rosé, Millésime, Grande Tradition, Cuvée l'Onirique, Cuvée l'Authentique, Cuvée Maxime, Millesime 1998, Cuvée Craziness, Clés d'Eole). Among the brands' many admirers which include artists, musicians, and wine experts, the Italian actress Manuela Arcuri, every year for her birthday, orders the Cuvée 'Craziness'.

1 x Chateau Maucoil Côtes du Rhône Villages Red (Organic) 2020 - Rhone, France

Bronze - CellarTracker

91/100 James Suckling (2019 vintage)
92/100 James Suckling (2016 vintage)
90/100 Wine Enthusiast (2016 vintage)

4 Stars - Decante
Gold 2020 - New Sorld list in London
Gold 2020 - Chilean list in London

Organic & biodynamic

Anna Lee C. Iijima "A vein of graphite extends from nose to finish in this plump, blueberry-scented blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Fresh black-plum and cherry flavors are ripe but pure, lifted by hints of blossomy perfume and a lingering crush of minerality on the finish."

Wine Enthusiast "This blend of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah offer elegant restraint alongside pristine black-cherry and berry exuberance. Fruity and forward, it's shaded by nuances of thyme and wild mint. Fresh acidity and firm tannins lend structure. Enjoy this approachable yet elegant wine now through 2023." (2016 Vintage)

Robert Parker "Another spice-filled effort ... it has a kiss of green in its leafy herbs, mint, incense and sweet red fruits. Moderately concentrated, medium-bodied and easy drinking." (2015 Vintage)

Gault & Millau "Amazing wine with wild scents, captivating red fruits and peony, violet, tinted eucalyptus that permanently mark the taste buds!" (2015 Vintage)

Jancis Robinson "Flattering, macerated red fruits. Very open nose and light. Good freshness" (2015 Vintage)

Wine Spectator "Juicy, with raspberry coulis and plum skin notes lined with hints of anise and toasted vanilla. Offers an open, easy finish. Drink now. 5,500 cases made." (2015 Vintage)

The Winemaker "Beautiful deep colour of ruby colour. This wine is clean, bright. Aromatic nose, rich ripe fruit (blackberry and plum). Good concentration, wide and strong end of a long and beautiful evolution." (2015 Vintage)

This wine is Grenache (50%) Syrah (25%) Mourvèdre (25%).

While Chateau Maucoil only has a short history as a vineyard, the estate has a long history in the Rhone Valley that dates back to the Ancient Romans who used the property as an army fortress. Vines were planted in what we now know as Chateau Maucoil during the mid 1600s.

In 2014, Chateau Maucoil was certified as being 100% biodynamic. The Cotes du Rhone Villages appellation was introduced in 1966 and now applies to 16 in the southern Rhone Valley. Wines made under the appellation must meet higher standards than those of the plain Cotes de Rhone title and are from areas that show potential to produce distinctive wine of a high standard.

1 x Lacroix Martillac Blanc 2015 ~ Bordeaux, France

Second label of the famous Grand Cru Château Latour-Martillac

The winemaker "A wine with very nice length and great finesse. A bright gold colour, with lively and explosive notes of fresh citrus and exotic fruits on the nose. On the palate, the richness of the white grapes and the acid tension supply a superb sophistication. Pure and authentic mineral notes." (translated from French)

Vinous "Bordeaux enjoyed its strongest vintage in a number of years in 2015. The warm, dry summer yielded opulent wines built on intense fruit and voluptuous textures. At their best, the 2015s are spectacularly rich, racy wines loaded with personality."

This wine comes from the vineyards of the well-known Grand Cru Bordeaux property of Château Latour-Martillac, owned by the Kressman family. The wines of Château Latour-Martillac gained widespread attention in 1934, when the red vintage was selected by the Wine and Spirit Benevolent Society of London for the celebration of the coronation of His Majesty King George the VI, King of England in December 1936.

The 6 children of the original owner, Jean Kressmann own the domain and continue with the family tradition of wine-making, assisted by the leading wine consultants in Bordeaux. In the 1980’s, they increased the area planted in Sauvignon Blanc to compliment the Semillon, the historical grape variety of the property.

Pessac-Leognan is a prestigious appellation for wines produced in a particular area of the Bordeaux region of south-western France. A relatively new appellation, it was carved out of the Graves sub-region in 1987 – recognized in its own right on the merits of its high-quality red and white wines. This was a significant change, as many of the chateaux in what is now Pessac-Leognan were the best performers in the Graves Classification of 1959.

Pessac-Leognan’s white wines are made predominantly from Sauvignon Blanc (a required minimum of 25%) and Semillon grapes, and are often matured in oak for greater complexity. These white varieties thrive on the sandier soils of the appellation and produce more age-worthy wines than any other part of the world.

Elsewhere, blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon are best consumed within two years of harvest; in contrast, the best white wines of Pessac-Leognan can develop in bottle for well over a decade.