I’m definitely going to grab another bottle or two of the Château Thivin Beajoulais. We had that back in the Summer - lovely stuff and a great vintage (shame all TWS great offerings sold out in no time!)
I’m going for the St Chinian case, the California whites and then a try of the Somloi Juhfark and the Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne (a baby Puligny with a drinking window to 2030 for £18). Intrigued by the latter 2 especially. Domaine Leflaive Puligny wines en primeur 2015 were restricted to one bottle only, starting at £35, with an expectation of vast over subscription. Hype? Certainly appetite whetting. Any experience from others?
Olivier Leflaive and Domaine Leflaive (owned by a cousin of Olivier) are separate outfits. As I understand Olivier Leflaive is a negociant business, while the Domaine have their own parcels… I think they used to have the same winemaker, but not sure if that is still the case.
Thank you all for this help. Still looks pretty interesting and good pedigrees with terroir, negociant and wine making skill makes for an attractive proposition. Trying alongside the Hungarian version of merseult will be a pleasant task.
Just thought I’d pop by to recommend the (still available) Case for Tasmania, as I’m down to the last bottle. Lovely wines, particularly the Tolpuddle Chardonnay - which unfortunately is only available in this mixed case