Dad's Favourites Wine & Whisky Gift Pack
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Dad's Favourites Wine & Whisky Gift Pack
Dad's Favourites Wine & Whisky Gift Pack
Dad's Favourites Wine & Whisky Gift Pack
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Dad's Favourites Wine & Whisky Gift Pack
Dad's Favourites Wine & Whisky Gift Pack

Dad's Favourites Wine & Whisky Gift Pack

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Dad's Favourites Wine & Whisky Gift Pack is a curated selection designed to delight the discerning palate of any father. This thoughtful collection features a harmonious blend of his preferred indulgences, including rich French red and crisp white wines, along with a fine whiskey. Whether he's unwinding after a long day or celebrating a special occasion, this gift pack ensures Dad can savor his favorite flavors in style.

1 x BENRINNES 2003 AGED 14 YEARS ~ SPEYSIDE, SCOTLAND

700ml

89/100 Whisky Base

"This is a truly awesome whisky in every sense of the word 'awesome'. It is oily and mouth-coating with an intensity of flavour excellently conveyed through its high abv, furthermore, the competing flavours are balanced with precision against one another. This is a dram for fans of heavily sherried whisky or anyone who wants to explore the delights of sherry-cask ageing." Master of Malt.

A veritable picnic in a glass from Speyside's Benrinnes, bottled from a refill hogshead by stalwart indies Hunter Laing. Notes of oranges, vanilla sponge and red summer fruits sit side-by-side with wisps of herbs and smoked ham.

Nose - Tropical notes of mango mix with wax polish and red apple sweetness.

Mouth - Pears, honey and European oak character. A hint of basil, black pepper spice and dark chocolate. Citrus fruits appear with water.

Finish - Long and warming with ginger, lemongrass and a hint of marzipan.

Benrinnes Distillery was established by Peter Mackenzie in 1826 on the north-west shoulder of Ben Rinns Mountain. Following flooding in 1829 the distillery was re-built on a slightly different site in 1835 by John Innes. Only a small percentage of Benrinnes whiskey is released as official single malt but it is available in the Coopers Choice, First Editions and Carn Mor ranges. From 1956 until around 2010 distillation at followed a complex partial triple distillation process. Benrinnes Distillery is one of the few Scottish distilleries continuing to cool the spirit from its six stills in traditional worm tubs.

1 x Chateau Marquis de Terme, Margaux 2016 - Bordeaux , France

94/100 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
93/100 Neal Martin, Vinous
92/100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92/100 Falstaff Magazin
92/100 Wine Enthusiast
91/100 Decanter
91/100 Jeb Dunnuck
90/100 Wine Spectator

Silver, International Wine & Spirit Competition

Organic

Jeff Leve “...Soft, polished, round and with fruit to spare, this is showing great today and will only get better with time...floral nuances to the licorice, cherry, black raspberry and smoky overtones. ”

Neal Martin, Vinous “...Elegant and cohesive, this is a fine Margaux .........crushed violet and incense infusing the vivacious black fruit. The lightly spiced, medium-bodied palate features supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity and a pinch of white pepper on the finish.”

Julia Harding MW “Deep cherry. Fragrant with sweet dark-red and black fruit and a touch of oak sweetness. Firm, chewy, not trying to charm at the moment but it’s all in place, just needs to open and blossom.”

Wine Spectator "Warm in feel, with dark plum, cassis and cherry compote flavors forming the core. Generally open in feel, with light cocoa, tobacco and alder notes adding spine and texture to offset the tasty fruit."

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot

Chateau Marquis de Terme is a Bordeaux wine estate founded in 1661.

Château Marquis de Terme’s Margaux wine is a legendary Bordeaux wine estate, classified as a 'Quatrième Cru (Fourth Growth) Classé' in the 1855 Classification of Bordeaux wines. American President Thomas Jefferson - himself a wine connoisseur, visited Bordeaux in 1787 - declaring Château Marquis de Terme as one of the 16 best Bordeaux wines he tasted.

Chateau Marquis de Terme began organic farming on a small parcel of vines with their first organic wine being the 2013 vintage. They are now farming their vineyards entirely organically achieving organic certification in 2017. Sitting on the doorstep of Margaux, Château Marquis de Terme is emblematic of both how many Bordeaux châteaux were once created and of the famous Margaux terroir. Though a Grand Cru Classé and world-renowned wine, the family owned estate is dedicated to premium wine-making and world class organic practices. The location of the estate at the heart of the Margaux appellation offers a climate that is heavily influenced by both the Gironde estuary and Bay of Biscay, as well as the sheltering effects of the coastal pine forests that protect the vines from the westerly and northwesterly winds.

Margaux is an important appellation in the Haut-Médoc district of Bordeaux, southwestern France. The appellation is famous for producing supple, perfumed wines, predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon. The Margaux appellation contains 21 cru classé properties from the 1855 Bordeaux Classification (20 of which still exist), more than any other Left Bank appellation.

Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. Its three trump cards are diversity, quality and quantity. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation. The finest (and most expensive) of these come from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines, both dry styles (particularly from Pessac-Léognan) and the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.

A Bordeaux Blend is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon is widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend along with Merlot. In fact, the majority of Bordeaux Blend wines are often made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties. The remaining components are Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

1 x Château Maucoil Châteauneuf-du-Pape Esprit Red 2013 ~ Southern Rhone, France

93/100 Wine Spectator
90/100 Robert Parker
90/100 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
15/20 Bettane et Desseauve
92/100 Robert Parker (2012 vintage) (2012 vintage)
91/100 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider (2012 vintage)
91/100 Wine Enthusaist (2012 vintage)
17/20 Jancis Robinson (2012 vintage)
15/20 Bettane et Desseauve (2012 vintage)

1 Stars - Guide Hachette des Vins 2017

Organic

Robert Parker "My favorite of the three recently bottled releases was the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Esprit de Maucoil. Medium plus-bodied, nicely concentrated and showing the firmer, slightly austere style of the vintage, it offers up outstanding notes of cassis, caramelized black cherries, crushed violets and sweet oak. It has solid purity of fruit and will benefit from a year or two in bottle."

Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider "All the new oak has faded into the wine allowing the fresh, spicy, kirsch notes and round textures to shine through. The wine was made from a blend of 50% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 12% Mourvedre and 8% Cinsault."

Guide Hachette des Vins 2017 "True to tradition, this cuvée blends the thirteen grape varieties of the appellation. The result is very convincing: intense and complex nose of jammy red and black fruits, spices and liquorice; Ample, dense, rich and long mouth, supported by fine tannins for laying down and a well-dosed woodiness, which lets the fruit breathe. Building for the cellar."

Robert Parker "...offers the deepest color, as well as another level of richness and concentration. Showing the vintage's forward, supple and easygoing style, it has fabulous cassis, sweet blackberry jam, licorice and spiced-meat qualities to go with a voluptuously styled profile on the palate. This beauty is all about the fruit, yet stays nicely Provençal and has lots to love." (2012 vintage)

Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider "Silky, fleshy, sweet and long, there is a nice quality to the melange of kirsch and dark red berries in the wine." (2012 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "From the oldest vines of the estate, this is a lush, luscious wine. Vanilla and cedar notes complement bold cherry fruit, while hints of cinnamon, clove and allspice lend nuance." (2012 vintage)

Jancis Robinson 'Vineyard soil: galets. 12 months in barrique.... fine tannins and ripe fruit underneath. Blackberry compote notes.' (2012 vintage)

Château Maucoil has been under the care of several different illustrious wine growing families over the centuries, but it is now owned and managed by the talented winemakers Frederic and Benoit Lavau. With the consulting advice of famed French winemaker Stephane Derenoncourt, the Lavau brothers have been making stellar and highly awarded wines and today are one of the few producers to continue to cultivate all 13 permitted grape varieties permitted by the Châteauneuf-du-Pape regulations.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a historic village between the towns of Orange and Avignon, in France's southern Rhône Valley. It is famous for powerful, full-bodied red wines made predominantly from the classic southern Rhône grape trio: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. These three varieties are behind the vast majority of the appellation's red wines, although a total of eighteen are approved for use – a mix of red and white grape varieties.

Dad's Favourites Wine & Whisky Gift Pack is a curated selection designed to delight the discerning palate of any father. This thoughtful collection features a harmonious blend of his preferred indulgences, including rich French red and crisp white wines, along with a fine whiskey. Whether he's unwinding after a long day or celebrating a special occasion, this gift pack ensures Dad can savor his favorite flavors in style.

1 x BENRINNES 2003 AGED 14 YEARS ~ SPEYSIDE, SCOTLAND

700ml

89/100 Whisky Base

"This is a truly awesome whisky in every sense of the word 'awesome'. It is oily and mouth-coating with an intensity of flavour excellently conveyed through its high abv, furthermore, the competing flavours are balanced with precision against one another. This is a dram for fans of heavily sherried whisky or anyone who wants to explore the delights of sherry-cask ageing." Master of Malt.

A veritable picnic in a glass from Speyside's Benrinnes, bottled from a refill hogshead by stalwart indies Hunter Laing. Notes of oranges, vanilla sponge and red summer fruits sit side-by-side with wisps of herbs and smoked ham.

Nose - Tropical notes of mango mix with wax polish and red apple sweetness.

Mouth - Pears, honey and European oak character. A hint of basil, black pepper spice and dark chocolate. Citrus fruits appear with water.

Finish - Long and warming with ginger, lemongrass and a hint of marzipan.

Benrinnes Distillery was established by Peter Mackenzie in 1826 on the north-west shoulder of Ben Rinns Mountain. Following flooding in 1829 the distillery was re-built on a slightly different site in 1835 by John Innes. Only a small percentage of Benrinnes whiskey is released as official single malt but it is available in the Coopers Choice, First Editions and Carn Mor ranges. From 1956 until around 2010 distillation at followed a complex partial triple distillation process. Benrinnes Distillery is one of the few Scottish distilleries continuing to cool the spirit from its six stills in traditional worm tubs.

1 x Chateau Marquis de Terme, Margaux 2016 - Bordeaux , France

94/100 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
93/100 Neal Martin, Vinous
92/100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92/100 Falstaff Magazin
92/100 Wine Enthusiast
91/100 Decanter
91/100 Jeb Dunnuck
90/100 Wine Spectator

Silver, International Wine & Spirit Competition

Organic

Jeff Leve “...Soft, polished, round and with fruit to spare, this is showing great today and will only get better with time...floral nuances to the licorice, cherry, black raspberry and smoky overtones. ”

Neal Martin, Vinous “...Elegant and cohesive, this is a fine Margaux .........crushed violet and incense infusing the vivacious black fruit. The lightly spiced, medium-bodied palate features supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity and a pinch of white pepper on the finish.”

Julia Harding MW “Deep cherry. Fragrant with sweet dark-red and black fruit and a touch of oak sweetness. Firm, chewy, not trying to charm at the moment but it’s all in place, just needs to open and blossom.”

Wine Spectator "Warm in feel, with dark plum, cassis and cherry compote flavors forming the core. Generally open in feel, with light cocoa, tobacco and alder notes adding spine and texture to offset the tasty fruit."

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot

Chateau Marquis de Terme is a Bordeaux wine estate founded in 1661.

Château Marquis de Terme’s Margaux wine is a legendary Bordeaux wine estate, classified as a 'Quatrième Cru (Fourth Growth) Classé' in the 1855 Classification of Bordeaux wines. American President Thomas Jefferson - himself a wine connoisseur, visited Bordeaux in 1787 - declaring Château Marquis de Terme as one of the 16 best Bordeaux wines he tasted.

Chateau Marquis de Terme began organic farming on a small parcel of vines with their first organic wine being the 2013 vintage. They are now farming their vineyards entirely organically achieving organic certification in 2017. Sitting on the doorstep of Margaux, Château Marquis de Terme is emblematic of both how many Bordeaux châteaux were once created and of the famous Margaux terroir. Though a Grand Cru Classé and world-renowned wine, the family owned estate is dedicated to premium wine-making and world class organic practices. The location of the estate at the heart of the Margaux appellation offers a climate that is heavily influenced by both the Gironde estuary and Bay of Biscay, as well as the sheltering effects of the coastal pine forests that protect the vines from the westerly and northwesterly winds.

Margaux is an important appellation in the Haut-Médoc district of Bordeaux, southwestern France. The appellation is famous for producing supple, perfumed wines, predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon. The Margaux appellation contains 21 cru classé properties from the 1855 Bordeaux Classification (20 of which still exist), more than any other Left Bank appellation.

Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. Its three trump cards are diversity, quality and quantity. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation. The finest (and most expensive) of these come from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines, both dry styles (particularly from Pessac-Léognan) and the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.

A Bordeaux Blend is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon is widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend along with Merlot. In fact, the majority of Bordeaux Blend wines are often made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties. The remaining components are Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

1 x Château Maucoil Châteauneuf-du-Pape Esprit Red 2013 ~ Southern Rhone, France

93/100 Wine Spectator
90/100 Robert Parker
90/100 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
15/20 Bettane et Desseauve
92/100 Robert Parker (2012 vintage) (2012 vintage)
91/100 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider (2012 vintage)
91/100 Wine Enthusaist (2012 vintage)
17/20 Jancis Robinson (2012 vintage)
15/20 Bettane et Desseauve (2012 vintage)

1 Stars - Guide Hachette des Vins 2017

Organic

Robert Parker "My favorite of the three recently bottled releases was the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Esprit de Maucoil. Medium plus-bodied, nicely concentrated and showing the firmer, slightly austere style of the vintage, it offers up outstanding notes of cassis, caramelized black cherries, crushed violets and sweet oak. It has solid purity of fruit and will benefit from a year or two in bottle."

Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider "All the new oak has faded into the wine allowing the fresh, spicy, kirsch notes and round textures to shine through. The wine was made from a blend of 50% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 12% Mourvedre and 8% Cinsault."

Guide Hachette des Vins 2017 "True to tradition, this cuvée blends the thirteen grape varieties of the appellation. The result is very convincing: intense and complex nose of jammy red and black fruits, spices and liquorice; Ample, dense, rich and long mouth, supported by fine tannins for laying down and a well-dosed woodiness, which lets the fruit breathe. Building for the cellar."

Robert Parker "...offers the deepest color, as well as another level of richness and concentration. Showing the vintage's forward, supple and easygoing style, it has fabulous cassis, sweet blackberry jam, licorice and spiced-meat qualities to go with a voluptuously styled profile on the palate. This beauty is all about the fruit, yet stays nicely Provençal and has lots to love." (2012 vintage)

Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider "Silky, fleshy, sweet and long, there is a nice quality to the melange of kirsch and dark red berries in the wine." (2012 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "From the oldest vines of the estate, this is a lush, luscious wine. Vanilla and cedar notes complement bold cherry fruit, while hints of cinnamon, clove and allspice lend nuance." (2012 vintage)

Jancis Robinson 'Vineyard soil: galets. 12 months in barrique.... fine tannins and ripe fruit underneath. Blackberry compote notes.' (2012 vintage)

Château Maucoil has been under the care of several different illustrious wine growing families over the centuries, but it is now owned and managed by the talented winemakers Frederic and Benoit Lavau. With the consulting advice of famed French winemaker Stephane Derenoncourt, the Lavau brothers have been making stellar and highly awarded wines and today are one of the few producers to continue to cultivate all 13 permitted grape varieties permitted by the Châteauneuf-du-Pape regulations.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a historic village between the towns of Orange and Avignon, in France's southern Rhône Valley. It is famous for powerful, full-bodied red wines made predominantly from the classic southern Rhône grape trio: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. These three varieties are behind the vast majority of the appellation's red wines, although a total of eighteen are approved for use – a mix of red and white grape varieties.