Red & White Premium Mixed Box - 6 Pack Value
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Red & White Premium Mixed Box - 6 Pack Value
Red & White Premium Mixed Box - 6 Pack Value
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Red & White Premium Mixed Box - 6 Pack Value

Red & White Premium Mixed Box - 6 Pack Value

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This exclusive collection features a harmonious balance of both red and white varietals from renowned vineyards around the world. Whether you're a seasoned wine enthusiast or an adventurous newcomer, this mixed box offers something for every palate. Perfect for sharing with friends or enjoying on your own, this 6 pack value set promises to delight and impress. Cheers to unforgettable moments and exquisite tastes!

1 x Swinney "Tirra Lirra" Syrah Mouvedre Grenache 2017 ~ Frankland River, Western Australia

Limited release

Five Star Halliday Rating (2016 vintage)

James Halliday Top Ten ~ Best New Wineries 2015 (2016 vintage)

#6 Top Wineries of Australia 2020 ~ The Real Review

95/100 James Halliday (2016 Vintage)

James Halliday "Light, bright, clear crimson-purple; it’s amazing that the late ripening varieties of mourvedre and grenache should perform as well as they do in this vibrantly fresh wine. Its quality comes from the intensity and purity of the fruit, not tannins or oak, the bushvine architecture is the key to unlock the puzzle. I really like this wine." (2016 Vintage)

Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine ~ Wines to Watch ~ Nick Ryan "...an impressive suite of wines that provide compelling evidence of real understanding of site and dedication to capturing what makes it special." (2016 Vintage)

The Winemaker "Our 2016 Syrah Mourvèdre Grenache combines the best attributes of each of these varieties: perfume, spice, texture, soft tannins and complex fruit fl avour. Currants, clove and violets are primary but fresh tar and white pepper savouriness spike immediate interest. Milk chocolate and veal slowly unveil themselves as opulent players, while a cool climate frame provides lightness and fine fruit tannins are polished and moreish." A new wine from award winning Swinney Vineyards, this is a limited release wine with only 140 cases made. The fruit was hand-picked – with the Grenache and Mourvedre coming from the Swinney's renowned bush vine vineyard. Aged in French oak. (2016 Vintage)

48% Syrah
36% Mourvedre
16% Grenache

The Swinneys are a pair of brother-and-sister winemakers who are one of the rare new Australian wineries to have two of their wines invited onto the esteemed wine lists of The Savoy Grill in London - considered one of the best wine lists in the world.

Swinney Vineyards made its debut in Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2015 with a five-star rating and were ranked in the top ten of best new wineries.

1 x Chateau Roc de Segur 2018 - Bordeaux, France

Bronze - Roger, Voss Wine Enthusiast
Bronze - Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (2015 vintage)

Silver - Concours General Agricole Paris

8% Petit Verdot, 8% Malbec, 26% Cabernet-sauvignon, 58% Merlot

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast "Well balanced and ready to drink, this wine offers generous black fruits and acidity. Its light structure gives the wine shape."

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast "This structured wine comes from a chateau in the the eastern Entre-deux-Mers. Firm tannins and acidity combine well with juicy black-currant flavors. A dry core indicates that the wine will age." (2015 vintage)

Wine Library "Tasting prifile includes currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger and vanilla."

The House of Ségur is an old French winery dating back to the 9th century. The Marquis de Ségur, Nicholas Alexandre (1697 – 1755) was the largest owner of vineyards in Bordeaux (owning three First Growths: Latour, Lafite and Mouton) which earned him the nickname “Prince of Vines” from King Louis XV. Under the Marquis' influence, the wines of Chateau Lafite became firmly established in the London market. British Prime Minister Robert Walpole was a frequent customer, purchasing a barrel every three months.

Today’s 47-hectare vineyard, planted in 1992, is owned by Gisèle and Daniel Vidal – it is situated on a vast limestone plateau overlooking the breathtaking Segur Valley.

1 x Rocca delle Macie Tenuta Riserva di Fizzano Chianti 2019 (Organic) - Chianti Classico, Italy

95/100 Raffaele Vecchione, Wine Critic
93/100 James Suckling
92/100 Wine Spectator
91/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
91/100 Michaela Morris, Decanter
95/100 Raffaele Vecchione, Wine Critics (2018 vintage)
95/100 James Suckling (2018 vintage)
95/100 Daniele Cernilli, Guida Essenziale
93/100 Wine Spectator (2018 vintage)
92/100 Ernesto Gentili
91/100 Michaela Morris, Decanter (2018 vintage)
90/100 Falstaff (2018 vintage)

Gold - Mundus Vini
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards (2018 vintage)

3 Bicchieri - Gambero Rosso (2018 vintage)

Raffaele Vecchione, Wine Critic "Full body, well-smoothed soft tannins and a warm and enveloping finish that everyone likes for its volume and power...Open and very vibrant in the sensory profile, it offers notes of currants, raspberries, ripe strawberries and wet flowers. "

James Suckling "Composed and traditional.....Sweet cranberries, plums and some savory cinnamon, seaweed and white pepper, extending to a medium-bodied palate that unleashes juicy and savory berry fruit with firm, polished tannins."

Wine Spectator "A fluid red, featuring a mix of plum, cherry, leather, iron and sanguine flavors. Tips to the dry side in the balance, remaining long and savory in the end. Sangiovese and Colorino."

Decanter "The nose is rather shy, hinting at flint and pepper; but the palate is more giving: plump red cherry is punctuated by pretty violets and sage, remaining juicy throughout. Tannins appear quite fine at first, then stick assertively to the finish."

Raffaele Vecchione, Wine Critic "Solid and centred showing energy and character in the fruity profile, rich with black plums, wild myrtle, cumin, white pepper and hot crumbled stone. In the background the slight riduction is well integrated and will go away with time but also protects the matrix from oxygen. Full bodied.perfectly polymerized fine grain tannins in the matrix and an authoritative finale, rich in gustatory beauty." (2018 vintage)

James Suckling "Fresh and vivid with black-cherry and violet aromas. Full-bodied with firm, lively tannins and a fresh, linear finish. Very fine and polished." (2018 vintage)

Wine Spectator "Savory and fruity combine in this dense red, whose wild rosemary, eucalyptus and woodsy notes meet cherry, plum and floral flavors. Firms up, so decant now or cellar a few more years." (2018 vintage)

Decanter "It leads with aromas of warm, dry earth, baked stone and hints of green herbs. Robust and packed with fruit, the palate demonstrates the region’s generosity. Plush, plump plum is accented by cinnamon, clove and sundried tomato, with flinty mineral notes underneath. The tannins are chalky and dry, but cushy acidity lends accessibility." (2018 vintage)

Falstaff "Dark shining ruby ​​red. In the nose of fresh cherries, blood oranges, strawberry yoghurt, also delicately of sealing wax. Red berries on the palate with slightly vegetal fruit, juicy and finely structured, but widens in the rear area and dries out, narrow." (2018 vintage)

Rocca delle Macìe was established in 1973, when film producer Italo Zingarelli – of Ettore Scola’s “We All Loved Each Other So Much” fame, and also the wildly popular series of films featuring comedy duo Bud Spencer and Terence Hill (including “They Call Me Trinity” and “Trinity Is Still My Name”) – decided to realize his lifelong dream by acquiring the “Le Macìe” estate – extending across 93 hectares (230 acres) in all, of which only two were under vine – in order to create a winery in the heart of the Chianti Classico zone.

1 x Lavau Gigondas Red 2019 - Rhone, France

91/100 James Suckling
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards
93/100 James Suckling (2018 vintage)
90/100 Jeb Dunnuck (2018 vintage)
90/100 Wine Enthusiast (2018 vintage)
92/100 James Suckling (2017 vintage)
91/100 Wine Enthusiast (2017 vintage)
90/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2017 vintage)
16/20 Jancis Robinson (2017 vintage)
92/100 Wine Spectator (2016 vintage)
93/100 Wine Enthusaist (2016 vintage)

Silver - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (2014 vintage)
Top 100 #72 - Wine Spectator (2013 vintage)
1 Star - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2011 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2010 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2010 vintage)
Silver - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (2010 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2009 vintage)
Cité - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2007 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2008 vintage)
Gold - Concours General Agricole Paris (2002 vintage)

50% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 40% Syrah

James Suckling "Raspberries, plums, thyme, orange peel and some peppered meat on the nose. It’s full-bodied with ripe tannins and a meaty, fleshy palate. Very typical for the appellation. Mourvedre, grenache and syrah."

James Suckling "Yum. Lovely ripe strawberries, earth, stone and hints of nuts and mushrooms. It’s full-bodied, yet balanced and extremely drinkable." (2018 vintage)

Jeb Dunnuck "Starting with the 2018 Gigondas, this beautiful, sexy, incredibly Provençal 2018 has a great nose of red plums, blueberries, peppery herbs, and violets. With no hard edges, the vintage’s charming, ready-to-go style, and a good finish, it’s ideal for enjoying over the coming 5-7 years." (2018 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "This hunky, ripe blend of Grenache (50%), Syrah (40%) and Mourvèdre (10%) is sourced from limestone and clay soils in the terraced plots of Gigondas. Big and warming with a densely packed core of blackberry flavor and fiery tannins, it's ready now, best alongside a juicy steak, and should hold through 2028." (2018 vintage)

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." (2017 vintage)

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." (2017 vintage)

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." (2017 vintage)

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate "artly aged in slightly used barrels, it offers up scents of scorched cedar but also blueberry and ripe stone fruit. Full-bodied and concentrated, with a coarse, open-knit texture and a long, chewy finish." (2017 vintage)

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.

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.

1 x Chateau L'Enclos Carbonnieux Pessac Blanc 2019 - Leognan, France

93/100 Tasting Book
92/100 Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
94/100 Wine Spectator (2018 Vintage)

Jeff Leve "Already soft and silky, and showing good freshness to the sweet red fruits. The wine is medium-bodied with nice length and a good persistency of flavor. You can drink this young or age it for more aromatic complexity."

Wine Spectator " A brisk lemon pith note flanks a core of lemon curd, honeysuckle, tarragon, oyster shell and salted butter notes, with a hint of warm, herbed focaccia on the finish adding range and contrast. Delicious. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Drink now through 2026. 10,835 cases made. —JM" (2018 Vintage)

Château Carbonnieux is a Grand Cru Classé de Graves chateaux and is one of the most ancient wine growing estates in Bordeaux and has made wine uninterrupted since the 13th Century. The Chateau is based in the Pessac-Léognan region of Bordeaux, where it produces both white and red wines.

The white wines of Château Carbonnieux were seen as some of the top wines of Graves. Historically it was known that there were two original leaders in terms of winemaking in Pessac-Léognan – Château Carbonnieux for white wines and Châteaux Haut-Brion for red wines.

In 1953, 14 châteaux from the Graves region were honoured with the title of “Crus Classés” (Classified Growths), either for their white wines or red wines or both. Château Carbonnieux was renowned for both it’s red and white wines. There are only 6 Châteaux (Bouscaut, Chevalier, Latour-Martillac, Malartic-Lagravière, Olivier and Carbonnieux) among the 9000 wineries from the Bordeaux region that have a classification for both their red and white wines. The 14 “Crus Classés” from the Graves region have been in the Pessac-Léognan AOC since it was created in 1987.

This exclusive collection features a harmonious balance of both red and white varietals from renowned vineyards around the world. Whether you're a seasoned wine enthusiast or an adventurous newcomer, this mixed box offers something for every palate. Perfect for sharing with friends or enjoying on your own, this 6 pack value set promises to delight and impress. Cheers to unforgettable moments and exquisite tastes!

1 x Swinney "Tirra Lirra" Syrah Mouvedre Grenache 2017 ~ Frankland River, Western Australia

Limited release

Five Star Halliday Rating (2016 vintage)

James Halliday Top Ten ~ Best New Wineries 2015 (2016 vintage)

#6 Top Wineries of Australia 2020 ~ The Real Review

95/100 James Halliday (2016 Vintage)

James Halliday "Light, bright, clear crimson-purple; it’s amazing that the late ripening varieties of mourvedre and grenache should perform as well as they do in this vibrantly fresh wine. Its quality comes from the intensity and purity of the fruit, not tannins or oak, the bushvine architecture is the key to unlock the puzzle. I really like this wine." (2016 Vintage)

Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine ~ Wines to Watch ~ Nick Ryan "...an impressive suite of wines that provide compelling evidence of real understanding of site and dedication to capturing what makes it special." (2016 Vintage)

The Winemaker "Our 2016 Syrah Mourvèdre Grenache combines the best attributes of each of these varieties: perfume, spice, texture, soft tannins and complex fruit fl avour. Currants, clove and violets are primary but fresh tar and white pepper savouriness spike immediate interest. Milk chocolate and veal slowly unveil themselves as opulent players, while a cool climate frame provides lightness and fine fruit tannins are polished and moreish." A new wine from award winning Swinney Vineyards, this is a limited release wine with only 140 cases made. The fruit was hand-picked – with the Grenache and Mourvedre coming from the Swinney's renowned bush vine vineyard. Aged in French oak. (2016 Vintage)

48% Syrah
36% Mourvedre
16% Grenache

The Swinneys are a pair of brother-and-sister winemakers who are one of the rare new Australian wineries to have two of their wines invited onto the esteemed wine lists of The Savoy Grill in London - considered one of the best wine lists in the world.

Swinney Vineyards made its debut in Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2015 with a five-star rating and were ranked in the top ten of best new wineries.

1 x Chateau Roc de Segur 2018 - Bordeaux, France

Bronze - Roger, Voss Wine Enthusiast
Bronze - Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (2015 vintage)

Silver - Concours General Agricole Paris

8% Petit Verdot, 8% Malbec, 26% Cabernet-sauvignon, 58% Merlot

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast "Well balanced and ready to drink, this wine offers generous black fruits and acidity. Its light structure gives the wine shape."

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast "This structured wine comes from a chateau in the the eastern Entre-deux-Mers. Firm tannins and acidity combine well with juicy black-currant flavors. A dry core indicates that the wine will age." (2015 vintage)

Wine Library "Tasting prifile includes currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger and vanilla."

The House of Ségur is an old French winery dating back to the 9th century. The Marquis de Ségur, Nicholas Alexandre (1697 – 1755) was the largest owner of vineyards in Bordeaux (owning three First Growths: Latour, Lafite and Mouton) which earned him the nickname “Prince of Vines” from King Louis XV. Under the Marquis' influence, the wines of Chateau Lafite became firmly established in the London market. British Prime Minister Robert Walpole was a frequent customer, purchasing a barrel every three months.

Today’s 47-hectare vineyard, planted in 1992, is owned by Gisèle and Daniel Vidal – it is situated on a vast limestone plateau overlooking the breathtaking Segur Valley.

1 x Rocca delle Macie Tenuta Riserva di Fizzano Chianti 2019 (Organic) - Chianti Classico, Italy

95/100 Raffaele Vecchione, Wine Critic
93/100 James Suckling
92/100 Wine Spectator
91/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
91/100 Michaela Morris, Decanter
95/100 Raffaele Vecchione, Wine Critics (2018 vintage)
95/100 James Suckling (2018 vintage)
95/100 Daniele Cernilli, Guida Essenziale
93/100 Wine Spectator (2018 vintage)
92/100 Ernesto Gentili
91/100 Michaela Morris, Decanter (2018 vintage)
90/100 Falstaff (2018 vintage)

Gold - Mundus Vini
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards (2018 vintage)

3 Bicchieri - Gambero Rosso (2018 vintage)

Raffaele Vecchione, Wine Critic "Full body, well-smoothed soft tannins and a warm and enveloping finish that everyone likes for its volume and power...Open and very vibrant in the sensory profile, it offers notes of currants, raspberries, ripe strawberries and wet flowers. "

James Suckling "Composed and traditional.....Sweet cranberries, plums and some savory cinnamon, seaweed and white pepper, extending to a medium-bodied palate that unleashes juicy and savory berry fruit with firm, polished tannins."

Wine Spectator "A fluid red, featuring a mix of plum, cherry, leather, iron and sanguine flavors. Tips to the dry side in the balance, remaining long and savory in the end. Sangiovese and Colorino."

Decanter "The nose is rather shy, hinting at flint and pepper; but the palate is more giving: plump red cherry is punctuated by pretty violets and sage, remaining juicy throughout. Tannins appear quite fine at first, then stick assertively to the finish."

Raffaele Vecchione, Wine Critic "Solid and centred showing energy and character in the fruity profile, rich with black plums, wild myrtle, cumin, white pepper and hot crumbled stone. In the background the slight riduction is well integrated and will go away with time but also protects the matrix from oxygen. Full bodied.perfectly polymerized fine grain tannins in the matrix and an authoritative finale, rich in gustatory beauty." (2018 vintage)

James Suckling "Fresh and vivid with black-cherry and violet aromas. Full-bodied with firm, lively tannins and a fresh, linear finish. Very fine and polished." (2018 vintage)

Wine Spectator "Savory and fruity combine in this dense red, whose wild rosemary, eucalyptus and woodsy notes meet cherry, plum and floral flavors. Firms up, so decant now or cellar a few more years." (2018 vintage)

Decanter "It leads with aromas of warm, dry earth, baked stone and hints of green herbs. Robust and packed with fruit, the palate demonstrates the region’s generosity. Plush, plump plum is accented by cinnamon, clove and sundried tomato, with flinty mineral notes underneath. The tannins are chalky and dry, but cushy acidity lends accessibility." (2018 vintage)

Falstaff "Dark shining ruby ​​red. In the nose of fresh cherries, blood oranges, strawberry yoghurt, also delicately of sealing wax. Red berries on the palate with slightly vegetal fruit, juicy and finely structured, but widens in the rear area and dries out, narrow." (2018 vintage)

Rocca delle Macìe was established in 1973, when film producer Italo Zingarelli – of Ettore Scola’s “We All Loved Each Other So Much” fame, and also the wildly popular series of films featuring comedy duo Bud Spencer and Terence Hill (including “They Call Me Trinity” and “Trinity Is Still My Name”) – decided to realize his lifelong dream by acquiring the “Le Macìe” estate – extending across 93 hectares (230 acres) in all, of which only two were under vine – in order to create a winery in the heart of the Chianti Classico zone.

1 x Lavau Gigondas Red 2019 - Rhone, France

91/100 James Suckling
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards
93/100 James Suckling (2018 vintage)
90/100 Jeb Dunnuck (2018 vintage)
90/100 Wine Enthusiast (2018 vintage)
92/100 James Suckling (2017 vintage)
91/100 Wine Enthusiast (2017 vintage)
90/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2017 vintage)
16/20 Jancis Robinson (2017 vintage)
92/100 Wine Spectator (2016 vintage)
93/100 Wine Enthusaist (2016 vintage)

Silver - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (2014 vintage)
Top 100 #72 - Wine Spectator (2013 vintage)
1 Star - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2011 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2010 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2010 vintage)
Silver - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (2010 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2009 vintage)
Cité - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2007 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2008 vintage)
Gold - Concours General Agricole Paris (2002 vintage)

50% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 40% Syrah

James Suckling "Raspberries, plums, thyme, orange peel and some peppered meat on the nose. It’s full-bodied with ripe tannins and a meaty, fleshy palate. Very typical for the appellation. Mourvedre, grenache and syrah."

James Suckling "Yum. Lovely ripe strawberries, earth, stone and hints of nuts and mushrooms. It’s full-bodied, yet balanced and extremely drinkable." (2018 vintage)

Jeb Dunnuck "Starting with the 2018 Gigondas, this beautiful, sexy, incredibly Provençal 2018 has a great nose of red plums, blueberries, peppery herbs, and violets. With no hard edges, the vintage’s charming, ready-to-go style, and a good finish, it’s ideal for enjoying over the coming 5-7 years." (2018 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "This hunky, ripe blend of Grenache (50%), Syrah (40%) and Mourvèdre (10%) is sourced from limestone and clay soils in the terraced plots of Gigondas. Big and warming with a densely packed core of blackberry flavor and fiery tannins, it's ready now, best alongside a juicy steak, and should hold through 2028." (2018 vintage)

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." (2017 vintage)

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." (2017 vintage)

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." (2017 vintage)

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate "artly aged in slightly used barrels, it offers up scents of scorched cedar but also blueberry and ripe stone fruit. Full-bodied and concentrated, with a coarse, open-knit texture and a long, chewy finish." (2017 vintage)

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.

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.

1 x Chateau L'Enclos Carbonnieux Pessac Blanc 2019 - Leognan, France

93/100 Tasting Book
92/100 Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
94/100 Wine Spectator (2018 Vintage)

Jeff Leve "Already soft and silky, and showing good freshness to the sweet red fruits. The wine is medium-bodied with nice length and a good persistency of flavor. You can drink this young or age it for more aromatic complexity."

Wine Spectator " A brisk lemon pith note flanks a core of lemon curd, honeysuckle, tarragon, oyster shell and salted butter notes, with a hint of warm, herbed focaccia on the finish adding range and contrast. Delicious. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Drink now through 2026. 10,835 cases made. —JM" (2018 Vintage)

Château Carbonnieux is a Grand Cru Classé de Graves chateaux and is one of the most ancient wine growing estates in Bordeaux and has made wine uninterrupted since the 13th Century. The Chateau is based in the Pessac-Léognan region of Bordeaux, where it produces both white and red wines.

The white wines of Château Carbonnieux were seen as some of the top wines of Graves. Historically it was known that there were two original leaders in terms of winemaking in Pessac-Léognan – Château Carbonnieux for white wines and Châteaux Haut-Brion for red wines.

In 1953, 14 châteaux from the Graves region were honoured with the title of “Crus Classés” (Classified Growths), either for their white wines or red wines or both. Château Carbonnieux was renowned for both it’s red and white wines. There are only 6 Châteaux (Bouscaut, Chevalier, Latour-Martillac, Malartic-Lagravière, Olivier and Carbonnieux) among the 9000 wineries from the Bordeaux region that have a classification for both their red and white wines. The 14 “Crus Classés” from the Graves region have been in the Pessac-Léognan AOC since it was created in 1987.