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A gift containing three luxe red wine. Stylish Christmas Giftwrapping and a gift card with your personal message.

1 x McHenry Hohnen Hazel's Vineyard GSM 2019 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia

97/100 Erin Larkin (Halliday's Wine Companion)
94/100 Campbell Mattinson (Halliday) (2018 vintage)
92/100 Ralph Kyte-Powell (2018 vintage)
91/100 James Suckling (2018 vintage)
90/100 Huon Hooke (2018 vintage)
90/100 Robert Parker (2018 vintage)

Bronze - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)
5 Star Winery - James Halliday (2018 vintage)

"Halliday Wine Companion - Australian Winery of the Year 2022 & 2023"

Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larkin "Hazel's vineyard was only planted in 1999 and already this smacks of pedigree. Let's start at the finish: this is a ripping wine. It has both radiant and pretty fruit on nose and palate. Firm, structuring tannins pervade every aspect of the experience and the oak serves to hold it altogether in an unseen way. This is delicious and serious. Brilliant winemaking and craftsmanship. What a pleasure."

Houn Hooke "Very deep, dark, bright purple colour, the bouquet raw and concentrated, a trifle callow, with raw power and plenty of astringency. A massive wine that is raw, unready and very firm to finish. It demands more time. And hearty food."

Campbell Mattinson (Halliday) "Savoury to its back teeth, but well fruited and textured, not to mention lengthy. It's a nutty, buoyant, boysenberried shiraz with personality galore but with succulence and softness." (2018 vintage)

Ralph Kyte-Powell " Margaret River’s claim to red wine fame rests very much on its world-class cabernet sauvignons. Shiraz is a lesser light but can be very impressive too. Grenache and mataro are regional rarities, as are three-way blends of the two with shiraz, so this wine shines a light on the possibilities. It’s a very savoury drop, dramatically at odds with the voluptuous grenache-dominant styles of South Australia. It opens with lots of spice and herbal, undergrowthy scents, red berry fruit woven through. The palate is quite sinewy and structured, more about texture than ripe flavour. A tight core of fruit carries through it with a drying, grainy tannic edge behind it. A wine that should develop well in the bottle." (2018 vintage)

James Suckling "There’s a really fragrant kick here with notes of fresh, strawberry and raspberry purée and attractive, spicy lift. Medium body and a smooth, juicy palate that flows in soft, easygoing mode. Drink now. Screw cap." (2018 vintage)

Huon Hooke "Youthful, deep red/purple colour. The aromas are fresh and primal, with raw berry and spice aromas with herbal bunchy, stemmy overtones. The wine is taut and lean, wiry and firm in the mouth, with complex bunchy perfumes on the nose, but the palate is really quite firm and needs time or hearty food. It surely has potential. " (2018 vintage)

Robert Parker " The 2018 Hazel's Vineyard Grenache-Syrah-Mataro is 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mataro. Blessed with fabulous aromatics of roses, licorice and blueberries, it's also grippy and firm on the medium to full-bodied palate, folding in hints of espresso on the drying finish." (2018 vintage)

Organic

The Winemaker "This classic southern Rhone blend, GSM bursts with aromas of mulberry and cherry confection over notes of fragrant violets and myrtle pepper. The inclusion of a high percentage of whole clusters in this stellar vintage provides extra lift to the nose with sweetened chai spice aromas,perfectly balanced by a touch of dry herbs and savoury jamon. The palate is initially juicy and sweet, combining crunchy red plums
and red liquorice from the Grenache, with Syrah and Mataro adding structure, spice and savouriness. The finish is persistent with layers of cocoa, coffee liqueur and a frame of firm but fine tannins."

This new vintage is awaiting ratings.

McHenry Hohnen was 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 1970’s. 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 focusses 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 Semillon Sauvignon blanc 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.

GSM is a famous blend of red wine grapes from the Cotes du Rhone region in France. It is made from Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre.

1 x Hewitson Ned & Henri Shiraz 2019 - Barossa Valley, Australia

95/100 Wine Pilot
94/100 Sam Kim
91/100 The Wine Front
92/100 The Wine Front (2018 vintage)
95/100 Gold - James Halliday (2017 vintage)
92/100 The Wine Front (2016 vintage)
91/100 The Wine Front (2015 vintage)
91/100 Vinous Antonio Galloni (2014 vintage)
90/100 Vinous Antonio Galloni (2013 vintage)
90/100 Wine Enthusiast (2014 vintage)
90/100 Jeremy Oliver (2015 vintage)
91/100 Jeremy Oliver (2014 vintage)

Gold - Mundus Vini International Wine Awards (2018 vintage)
Gold - Catavinum World Wine & Spirit Competition (2018 vintage)

James Halliday 5 Star Winery
James Halliday Top 100 Winery 2017

Wine Pilot "Super wine. Brilliant and bright while still with that power and length. The palate is dense and super concentrated with dark plum and blackberry flavours swirling with a dark liqueur chocolate richness. Cellar: 10 years. The hint of ironstone and chalk emerges on the nose to complement the dark fruit characters of this true Barossa Shiraz."

The Wine Front "This is brimful of sweet fruit flavour. ...Ripe plum, blackberry, graphite and clove. It oozes its way through the mouth. In fact it’s almost jellybean-esque. It’s simple but it’s very effective."

Gavin Hubble "Dean has access to some outstanding old vine grape parcels, from vineyards grown on red soil over limestone, the classic 'terra-rossa' vineyards; provide the quality fruit for this Ned & Henry's Shiraz / Mourvèdre. Traditionally grown, low cropping vines produce the rich flavours and expressive tannins found in this wine. After careful fermentation, the wine was then pressed into selected French oak barriques, where the wine also went through malolactic fermentation.....While the base wine has always been Shiraz, each year Dean blends in a small proportion of Mourvèdre, which accentuates the fruit and adds another subtle layer of complexity." (2018 Vintage)

James Halliday "A stylish Barossa Valley shiraz that presents its blackberry, plum and fine spices in a supple, medium-bodied palate, tannins and oak both playing valuable support roles. Will go the distance without flinching." (2017 vintage)

Wine Current "Aromas of piquant spice, sweet vanilla and dark cherry/berry fruit precede a rich and luscious surge of bramble berry and black plum compote enveloping the palate with excellent spice, tang and acidity providing interest and good balance. It’s medium-full weight with textured mouthfeel and a lingering, lip-smacking aftertaste layering on complexity, structure and soft-grained tannin." (2016 vintage)

Jane Faulkner, Australian Wine Companion "Archetypal Barossa Valley shiraz at a fair price and delivers big time - here it is without pretension. Delightfully aromatic, it balances ripe, juicy dark fruit with the savouriness and plumpness of the tannins, not overly complex but the palate is velvety, full-bodied and promising." (2015 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "This medium-bodied Shiraz is refreshingly medium-bodied and drinkable, with softly dusty tannins on the finish that don't get in the way of present enjoyment. The aromas are a bit floral, hinting at stone fruit and anise, while the flavors are raspberry and red plum." (2014 vintage)

Gavin Hubble "Dean has crafted another full-flavoured Barossa Valley Shiraz that can be enjoyed in its youth at either a BBQ lunch or with a slow-cooked piece of prime meat at dinner. Dean’s winemaking philosophies can be clearly seen throughout this wine, with the appropriate use of French oak, fine-grained tannins, balance and bright fruit expression." (2011 vintage)

Australian Wine Companion "Established in 1998 Hewitson winery is situated in the heart of the Barossa Valley on the historic Seppeltsfield Road and boasts some of the oldest vines in the world. Hewitson fruit is sourced from historic, dry-grown vineyards in the Barossa Valley and also from single-site vineyards in Eden Valley, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills."

Frederick Wildman "Dean Hewitson founded his eponymous winery in 1998. He is a highly respected Australian winemaker ...Hewitson has worked at wineries in Australia, France, Italy and Oregon. Hewitson then moved to the U.S. where he earned a Masters from UC-Davis. On his return home, Dean brought a wealth of knowledge, practical experience and a driving passion to produce wines not only from Barossa Valley but also from the McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills regions.

Hewitson fundamentally believes great wines are the expression of the soils they are grown in and the season in which they are grown. With his longstanding focus on terroir—specific terroir plots in fact—many of Hewitson’s wines are single vineyard. He sources grapes from not only his own vineyards but also from long-standing grower contracts including a few sourced from some of the oldest living, still productive vines on plots that date back to the mid-19th century and are pre-phylloxera. His ‘Old Garden’ Mourvèdre is a single-vineyard wine, whose vines were planted in 1853 in Barossa Valley and are reputed to be the oldest Mourvèdre vines in the world. Hewitson’s ‘Miss Harry’ is sourced from a Grenache vineyard planted in 1880, also thought to be the oldest Grenache in existence.

Due to Hewitson’s education and experience in Australia, California and France, Hewitson wines combine Old-World traditions with New-World fruit purity. And while he clearly excels with Rhône Valley grape varieties, Hewitson also produces award-winning Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. A practitioner in solar energy, water recycling and encouraging natural biodiversity, Hewitson produces wines in an environmentally sustainable fashion."

James Halliday "Dean Hewitson was a winemaker at Petaluma [one of Australia's leading wineries] for 10 years, during which time he managed to do three vintages in France and one in Oregon as well as undertaking his Masters at the University of California, Davis. It is hardly surprising that the wines are immaculately made from a technical viewpoint. Dean sources 30-year-old Riesling from the Eden Valley and 70-year-old shiraz from McLaren Vale; he also makes a Barossa Valley Mourvedre from vines planted in 1853 at Rowland Flat, and Barossa Valley Shiraz and Grenache from 60-year-old vines at Tanunda."

The Barossa Valley is an extremely important wine-producing region within the Barossa zone of South Australia, particularly associated with powerful red wines from the red wine grape variety Shiraz. A prestigious and internationally renowned region, it is not only home to some of the oldest vineyards and wineries in Australia but produces some of its most recognizable and sought-after brands. A striking feature of the Barossa Valley's wine landscape is the presence of very old vines, proudly showcased on many wine labels and during vineyard tours.

Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are usually pronounced.

Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, and in particular the Barossa Valley.


1 x Luxe Calme et Volupte 2017 - Languedoc, France

90/100 - Jeb Dunnuck (2016 Vintage)

Michel Ivangine "Let yourself be charmed by this aromatic explosion of great quality from the Clos des Centenaries! Luxe (luxury) for the quality of the terroir between land and sea, for the affection of the wine-growers for their wine, and all the work put in to create exceptional wines. Calme (calm) for its immersion in a unique location and for the work ethic of Stéphanie and Luc Baudet. And volupté (exquisite pleasure) for this indulgent, crisp cuvée that never ceases to delight our taste buds with its aromas of wild fruits and spices, and its unctuousness worthy of the greatest Languedoc-Roussillon wines. Simply divine!"

The Winemaker “Nose dominated by fruits of the forest and sweet spices. Unctuous mouth and a finish with fine tannins.”

Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Petit Verdot 40%, Merlot 10%

Clos des Centenaires was founded Luc Baudet of Chateau Mas-Neuf fame, and Californian wine industry veteran, Jack Edwards who both share a passion for artisan wines and the terroir of France’s Southern Rhone.

The vineyard soils are cultivated amongst natural grassland using shallow tillage methods and special attention is paid to the revitalization of vines (using annually prepared biodynamic compost). Inputs are limited to organically approved natural products.

Languedoc-Roussillon is a hugely important and historic wine region that produces over a third of French wine each year. The output of Languedoc Roussillon exceeds that of the entire United States, and has hundreds of thousands of acres under vine, growing a wide range of both red and white grapes. Languedoc-Roussillon is one of the oldest and most important wine regions in the world, with a history that stretches back millennia to the ancient Greeks, who adored its warm and humid Mediterranean climate which is ideal for viticulture.
A gift containing three luxe red wine. Stylish Christmas Giftwrapping and a gift card with your personal message.

1 x McHenry Hohnen Hazel's Vineyard GSM 2019 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia

97/100 Erin Larkin (Halliday's Wine Companion)
94/100 Campbell Mattinson (Halliday) (2018 vintage)
92/100 Ralph Kyte-Powell (2018 vintage)
91/100 James Suckling (2018 vintage)
90/100 Huon Hooke (2018 vintage)
90/100 Robert Parker (2018 vintage)

Bronze - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)
5 Star Winery - James Halliday (2018 vintage)

"Halliday Wine Companion - Australian Winery of the Year 2022 & 2023"

Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larkin "Hazel's vineyard was only planted in 1999 and already this smacks of pedigree. Let's start at the finish: this is a ripping wine. It has both radiant and pretty fruit on nose and palate. Firm, structuring tannins pervade every aspect of the experience and the oak serves to hold it altogether in an unseen way. This is delicious and serious. Brilliant winemaking and craftsmanship. What a pleasure."

Houn Hooke "Very deep, dark, bright purple colour, the bouquet raw and concentrated, a trifle callow, with raw power and plenty of astringency. A massive wine that is raw, unready and very firm to finish. It demands more time. And hearty food."

Campbell Mattinson (Halliday) "Savoury to its back teeth, but well fruited and textured, not to mention lengthy. It's a nutty, buoyant, boysenberried shiraz with personality galore but with succulence and softness." (2018 vintage)

Ralph Kyte-Powell " Margaret River’s claim to red wine fame rests very much on its world-class cabernet sauvignons. Shiraz is a lesser light but can be very impressive too. Grenache and mataro are regional rarities, as are three-way blends of the two with shiraz, so this wine shines a light on the possibilities. It’s a very savoury drop, dramatically at odds with the voluptuous grenache-dominant styles of South Australia. It opens with lots of spice and herbal, undergrowthy scents, red berry fruit woven through. The palate is quite sinewy and structured, more about texture than ripe flavour. A tight core of fruit carries through it with a drying, grainy tannic edge behind it. A wine that should develop well in the bottle." (2018 vintage)

James Suckling "There’s a really fragrant kick here with notes of fresh, strawberry and raspberry purée and attractive, spicy lift. Medium body and a smooth, juicy palate that flows in soft, easygoing mode. Drink now. Screw cap." (2018 vintage)

Huon Hooke "Youthful, deep red/purple colour. The aromas are fresh and primal, with raw berry and spice aromas with herbal bunchy, stemmy overtones. The wine is taut and lean, wiry and firm in the mouth, with complex bunchy perfumes on the nose, but the palate is really quite firm and needs time or hearty food. It surely has potential. " (2018 vintage)

Robert Parker " The 2018 Hazel's Vineyard Grenache-Syrah-Mataro is 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mataro. Blessed with fabulous aromatics of roses, licorice and blueberries, it's also grippy and firm on the medium to full-bodied palate, folding in hints of espresso on the drying finish." (2018 vintage)

Organic

The Winemaker "This classic southern Rhone blend, GSM bursts with aromas of mulberry and cherry confection over notes of fragrant violets and myrtle pepper. The inclusion of a high percentage of whole clusters in this stellar vintage provides extra lift to the nose with sweetened chai spice aromas,perfectly balanced by a touch of dry herbs and savoury jamon. The palate is initially juicy and sweet, combining crunchy red plums
and red liquorice from the Grenache, with Syrah and Mataro adding structure, spice and savouriness. The finish is persistent with layers of cocoa, coffee liqueur and a frame of firm but fine tannins."

This new vintage is awaiting ratings.

McHenry Hohnen was 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 1970’s. 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 focusses 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 Semillon Sauvignon blanc 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.

GSM is a famous blend of red wine grapes from the Cotes du Rhone region in France. It is made from Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre.

1 x Hewitson Ned & Henri Shiraz 2019 - Barossa Valley, Australia

95/100 Wine Pilot
94/100 Sam Kim
91/100 The Wine Front
92/100 The Wine Front (2018 vintage)
95/100 Gold - James Halliday (2017 vintage)
92/100 The Wine Front (2016 vintage)
91/100 The Wine Front (2015 vintage)
91/100 Vinous Antonio Galloni (2014 vintage)
90/100 Vinous Antonio Galloni (2013 vintage)
90/100 Wine Enthusiast (2014 vintage)
90/100 Jeremy Oliver (2015 vintage)
91/100 Jeremy Oliver (2014 vintage)

Gold - Mundus Vini International Wine Awards (2018 vintage)
Gold - Catavinum World Wine & Spirit Competition (2018 vintage)

James Halliday 5 Star Winery
James Halliday Top 100 Winery 2017

Wine Pilot "Super wine. Brilliant and bright while still with that power and length. The palate is dense and super concentrated with dark plum and blackberry flavours swirling with a dark liqueur chocolate richness. Cellar: 10 years. The hint of ironstone and chalk emerges on the nose to complement the dark fruit characters of this true Barossa Shiraz."

The Wine Front "This is brimful of sweet fruit flavour. ...Ripe plum, blackberry, graphite and clove. It oozes its way through the mouth. In fact it’s almost jellybean-esque. It’s simple but it’s very effective."

Gavin Hubble "Dean has access to some outstanding old vine grape parcels, from vineyards grown on red soil over limestone, the classic 'terra-rossa' vineyards; provide the quality fruit for this Ned & Henry's Shiraz / Mourvèdre. Traditionally grown, low cropping vines produce the rich flavours and expressive tannins found in this wine. After careful fermentation, the wine was then pressed into selected French oak barriques, where the wine also went through malolactic fermentation.....While the base wine has always been Shiraz, each year Dean blends in a small proportion of Mourvèdre, which accentuates the fruit and adds another subtle layer of complexity." (2018 Vintage)

James Halliday "A stylish Barossa Valley shiraz that presents its blackberry, plum and fine spices in a supple, medium-bodied palate, tannins and oak both playing valuable support roles. Will go the distance without flinching." (2017 vintage)

Wine Current "Aromas of piquant spice, sweet vanilla and dark cherry/berry fruit precede a rich and luscious surge of bramble berry and black plum compote enveloping the palate with excellent spice, tang and acidity providing interest and good balance. It’s medium-full weight with textured mouthfeel and a lingering, lip-smacking aftertaste layering on complexity, structure and soft-grained tannin." (2016 vintage)

Jane Faulkner, Australian Wine Companion "Archetypal Barossa Valley shiraz at a fair price and delivers big time - here it is without pretension. Delightfully aromatic, it balances ripe, juicy dark fruit with the savouriness and plumpness of the tannins, not overly complex but the palate is velvety, full-bodied and promising." (2015 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "This medium-bodied Shiraz is refreshingly medium-bodied and drinkable, with softly dusty tannins on the finish that don't get in the way of present enjoyment. The aromas are a bit floral, hinting at stone fruit and anise, while the flavors are raspberry and red plum." (2014 vintage)

Gavin Hubble "Dean has crafted another full-flavoured Barossa Valley Shiraz that can be enjoyed in its youth at either a BBQ lunch or with a slow-cooked piece of prime meat at dinner. Dean’s winemaking philosophies can be clearly seen throughout this wine, with the appropriate use of French oak, fine-grained tannins, balance and bright fruit expression." (2011 vintage)

Australian Wine Companion "Established in 1998 Hewitson winery is situated in the heart of the Barossa Valley on the historic Seppeltsfield Road and boasts some of the oldest vines in the world. Hewitson fruit is sourced from historic, dry-grown vineyards in the Barossa Valley and also from single-site vineyards in Eden Valley, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills."

Frederick Wildman "Dean Hewitson founded his eponymous winery in 1998. He is a highly respected Australian winemaker ...Hewitson has worked at wineries in Australia, France, Italy and Oregon. Hewitson then moved to the U.S. where he earned a Masters from UC-Davis. On his return home, Dean brought a wealth of knowledge, practical experience and a driving passion to produce wines not only from Barossa Valley but also from the McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills regions.

Hewitson fundamentally believes great wines are the expression of the soils they are grown in and the season in which they are grown. With his longstanding focus on terroir—specific terroir plots in fact—many of Hewitson’s wines are single vineyard. He sources grapes from not only his own vineyards but also from long-standing grower contracts including a few sourced from some of the oldest living, still productive vines on plots that date back to the mid-19th century and are pre-phylloxera. His ‘Old Garden’ Mourvèdre is a single-vineyard wine, whose vines were planted in 1853 in Barossa Valley and are reputed to be the oldest Mourvèdre vines in the world. Hewitson’s ‘Miss Harry’ is sourced from a Grenache vineyard planted in 1880, also thought to be the oldest Grenache in existence.

Due to Hewitson’s education and experience in Australia, California and France, Hewitson wines combine Old-World traditions with New-World fruit purity. And while he clearly excels with Rhône Valley grape varieties, Hewitson also produces award-winning Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. A practitioner in solar energy, water recycling and encouraging natural biodiversity, Hewitson produces wines in an environmentally sustainable fashion."

James Halliday "Dean Hewitson was a winemaker at Petaluma [one of Australia's leading wineries] for 10 years, during which time he managed to do three vintages in France and one in Oregon as well as undertaking his Masters at the University of California, Davis. It is hardly surprising that the wines are immaculately made from a technical viewpoint. Dean sources 30-year-old Riesling from the Eden Valley and 70-year-old shiraz from McLaren Vale; he also makes a Barossa Valley Mourvedre from vines planted in 1853 at Rowland Flat, and Barossa Valley Shiraz and Grenache from 60-year-old vines at Tanunda."

The Barossa Valley is an extremely important wine-producing region within the Barossa zone of South Australia, particularly associated with powerful red wines from the red wine grape variety Shiraz. A prestigious and internationally renowned region, it is not only home to some of the oldest vineyards and wineries in Australia but produces some of its most recognizable and sought-after brands. A striking feature of the Barossa Valley's wine landscape is the presence of very old vines, proudly showcased on many wine labels and during vineyard tours.

Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are usually pronounced.

Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, and in particular the Barossa Valley.


1 x Luxe Calme et Volupte 2017 - Languedoc, France

90/100 - Jeb Dunnuck (2016 Vintage)

Michel Ivangine "Let yourself be charmed by this aromatic explosion of great quality from the Clos des Centenaries! Luxe (luxury) for the quality of the terroir between land and sea, for the affection of the wine-growers for their wine, and all the work put in to create exceptional wines. Calme (calm) for its immersion in a unique location and for the work ethic of Stéphanie and Luc Baudet. And volupté (exquisite pleasure) for this indulgent, crisp cuvée that never ceases to delight our taste buds with its aromas of wild fruits and spices, and its unctuousness worthy of the greatest Languedoc-Roussillon wines. Simply divine!"

The Winemaker “Nose dominated by fruits of the forest and sweet spices. Unctuous mouth and a finish with fine tannins.”

Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Petit Verdot 40%, Merlot 10%

Clos des Centenaires was founded Luc Baudet of Chateau Mas-Neuf fame, and Californian wine industry veteran, Jack Edwards who both share a passion for artisan wines and the terroir of France’s Southern Rhone.

The vineyard soils are cultivated amongst natural grassland using shallow tillage methods and special attention is paid to the revitalization of vines (using annually prepared biodynamic compost). Inputs are limited to organically approved natural products.

Languedoc-Roussillon is a hugely important and historic wine region that produces over a third of French wine each year. The output of Languedoc Roussillon exceeds that of the entire United States, and has hundreds of thousands of acres under vine, growing a wide range of both red and white grapes. Languedoc-Roussillon is one of the oldest and most important wine regions in the world, with a history that stretches back millennia to the ancient Greeks, who adored its warm and humid Mediterranean climate which is ideal for viticulture.