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What is in your basket January to February 2020



Also L&W has a parcel of Chinon with substantial bottle age…

1989 Chinon Les Quatre Ferrures, Bruno Sourdais

I have had a 2014 (and have a few bottles left) and liked it very much. I remember I was surprised by the stated drinking window of 30+ years when I bought that, will have to try one of these to see if justified…


I’ve been looking at my virtual cellar and realised I have some obvious gaps from Oceana.

Also, I get paid tomorrow and with my (very small!) bonus I decided to splash out slightly. It’s reduced my Rhone 2018 budget, but I have too much of that stuff anyway :smile:

What japes.

Kumeu River Hunting Hill Pinot Noir 2014 Code: NZ9511 In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £22.00 £22.00
Prophet’s Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016 Code: NZ11291 In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £26.00 £26.00
Dog Point Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017 Code: NZ11741 In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £25.00 £25.00
Folium Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012 Code: NZ11481 In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £25.00 £25.00
Mahi Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018 Code: NZ11451 In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £18.00 £18.00
Mount Koinga Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016 Code: NZ9791 In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £19.50 £19.50
Xanadu Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Code: AU22521 Due in
1 x Bottle(s) at £18.00 £18.00
John Duval Entity Barossa Shiraz 2010 Code: AU16721 In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £28.00 £28.00
Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier L Block Shiraz, Pyrenees 2014 Code: AU18371 In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £29.00 £29.00
Lenton Brae Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Code: AU18181 In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £25.00 £25.00
Cullen Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2018 Code: AU21981 In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £25.00 £25.00
Yalumba FDR1a Eden Valley Cabernet Shiraz 2013 Code: AU21731 In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £20.00 £20.00


Gone . Working all day with little opportunity to go on internet is a pain as i seem to miss virtually all limited offers.
Ill keep an eye on it on the secondary market for twice the price soon.


I have got just the one bottle, but having seen how it went by the 10s / 20s… you are most probably right.


Oooh, I didn’t even know TWS stocked John Duval’s wines, that’s a nice drop there…but I must remain strong :sweat_smile:


I really like Sourdais’s wines! I’ve got one bottle left of this 2016 - made by the ‘Liberator’:


And this 2010 one is coming in my next order:

Not quite as old as 1989, of course… but he’s an excellent (if, apparently, mono-syllabic) producer.


We stumbled into the Sourdais caveau in Chinon a few years ago when we used it as a nicely picturesque layover between Dordogne and the channel. The wine was very good, and very good value, and we had a case of the ‘Logis de la Bouchardiere’ for a princely 36 euros! But yes, the chap who served us, quite possibly M. le Proprieteur, was, erm, ‘taciturn’!


Had a bottle of the Newton Johnson family vineyards 2017 at Christmas and it was lovely. Blew the socks off burgundy at over twice the price (Mortet 2010 Gevrey-Chambertain).


Thanks that’s good to know. It’s my first one and am always on the look out for good value PNs.

1 Bottle SP14951 Capcanes Mas Collet 2017 9.95 9.95
1 Bottle FC36491 Syrah Viognier L’Orangeraie Pays d Oc Lorgeril 2018 7.95 7.95
1 Bottle IT28382 Half bottle of Verdicchio Classico Superiore Villa Bucci 2018 6.95 6.95
1 Bottle BU69551 Joseph Burrier Macon Vergisson 2017 12.50 12.50
1 Bottle GE13001 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett 2018 Kees Kieren 13.50 13.50
1 Bottle GR1631 Mitravelas Red on Black Agiorgitiko 2018 7.50 7.50
1 Bottle BU69041 Domaine Sylvain Pataille Bourgogne Blanc Mechalots 2016 18.00 18.00
1 Bottle BU68161 Jean Philippe Fichet Bourgogne Blanc 2016 19.00 19.00
1 Bottle IT26081 Aglianico del Vulture Alovini 2016 7.95 7.95
1 Bottle CE10461 The Society’s Exhibition Limari Chardonnay 2018

A small top up as i’m trying to restrict buying (!). The two Bourgogne blancs look interesting but not cheap. On the flip side the Kees Kieren has apparently increased in price by just £1 since I first purchased some back in 2013 :slightly_smiling_face:


I had a bottle of Fichet’s 2014 Bourgogne ( £18 ) earlier this year. My concluding note was ‘would not pale against similar priced Chardonnay from countries considered better value’.

Hopefully your bottle will be as good.


A small taster order for me - culled down from many, many wines to those most likely to appeal for the short to medium term and come in 6 bottle cases.

There’s plenty to be selected from Reserves too which is where I’m aiming to do most of my (free or with duty/tax) drinking this year.

I know, an amazing triumph of hopeless optimism faced with the killer combination of lack of willpower, great new wine offers and unbridled curiosity - I’m doomed… :roll_eyes:


Well this definitely hasn’t been a dry January. I find myself almost out of everyday wines again. Maybe one of my daughters has mastered the bottle opener. Anyway I’ve had a good rummage through the clearance stock to make up the bulk of this order. Exhibition Limari Chardonnay at £8.95?!

Your Order

Côtes du Roussillon Blanc, Cuvée Cavalcade, Château de Corneilla 2018 Code: FC37471In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £8.95 £8.95
Blind Spot Barossa Valley Montepulciano Blend 2018 Code: AU22311In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £10.95 £10.95
Delicato Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2018 Code: US8761In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £8.95 £8.95
Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Riesling 2018 Code: US8611In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £9.95 £9.95
Chianti Classico, San Felice 2016 Code: IT25471In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £11.95 £11.95
The Society’s Exhibition Limarí Chardonnay 2018 Code: CE10461In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £8.95 £8.95
Bodegas Murua Aclys Crianza, Rioja 2015 Code: SP14831In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £8.95 £8.95
Kumeu Village Hand-Harvested Pinot Noir 2018 Code: NZ10911In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £8.95 £8.95
Domaine André Bonhomme, Mâcon-Villages Vieilles Vignes 2017 Code: BU70851In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £10.95 £10.95
Nebbiolo d’Alba Vigna Valmaggiore, Cantina del Nebbiolo 2017 Code: IT28481In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £13.95 £13.95
The Society’s Cabernet Sauvignon-Cinsaut Cape Heritage Blend, Coastal 2017 Code: SA15251In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £7.95 £7.95
Rosso Piceno, Tenute Pieralisi 2016 Code: IT26511In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £8.50 £8.50


That’s encouraging. I went on the basis that both producers are well regarded so their basic blanc should be decent.


Don’t worry, we’re all facing the same doom - that’s why we’re here! :sunglasses:


For Etna fans: after last night’s pleasures I looked up the same wine (Terre Nere Santo Spirito) and winedirect are listing the 2017 at just over £15/bottle duty paid for a case. Jancis gives it a 17.5. I know their reputation is mixed but this is well, well below market value (J&B have it at £120/6 in bond) and so I’ve ordered a case to my L&W reserves. If when it arrives it turns out to be something totally different (I have a sneaking suspicion it will be the standard cuvee Rosso) I will know not to use them again!

AU14211A Bleasdale The Wise One Tawny £11.50 1 Bottle £11.50
FC35731 Jurancon Geyser Domaine Cauhape 2017 £12.50 1 Bottle £12.50
GE9251 Schloss Neuweier Goldenes Loch 2014 £17.50 1 Bottle £17.50
GN351 The Society’s Gin High Strength 70cl 50% £19.00 1 Bottle £19.00
SG1661 The Society’s Cava Reserva Brut £8.95 1 Bottle £8.95
SH441 Romate Maribel A Selection of Amontillado Medium Dry 19% £9.50 1 Bottle £9.50
SP15261 La Forcolla de Antonia Valencia 2017 ORGANIC £10.95 1 Bottle £10.95
IT28581 Frappato Fondo Filara Nicosia 2018 £10.50 1 Bottle £10.50
IT25471 Chianti Classico San Felice 2016 £11.95 1 Bottle £11.95
IT28061 Biferno Rosso Riserva Palladino 2015 £8.50 1 Bottle £8.50
AU21421 Blind Spot Barossa Valley Carignan Mataro Grenache Shiraz 2017 £9.50 1 Bottle £9.50
AA2661 Punkt Genau Light Zweigelt Weinviertel £7.95 1 Bottle £7.95
GR1571 Xinomavro Jeunes Vignes Thymiopoulos 2018 £10.95 1 Bottle £10.95
FC37391 Domaine du Tariquet Amplitude Gascogne Blanc 2018 £7.95 1 Bottle £7.95
AL14801 Pinot Blanc Cave de Turckheim 2018 £7.95 1 Bottle £7.95
GR1631 Mitravelas Red on Black Agiorgitiko 2018 £7.50 1 Bottle £7.50
GE12361 Niedermenniger Riesling Kabinett von Kesselstatt 2017 £9.95 1 Bottle £9.95
SG2231 Vecchio Moro Lambrusco Grasparossa Rinaldini £11.95 1 Bottle £11.95
HU1441 St Andrea Napbor White Blend 2018 £8.50 1 Bottle £8.50
AA2691 Domane Wachau Gruner Veltliner Terrassen Federspiel 2018 £9.50 1 Bottle £9.50
GE12321 Gutedel Schlatter Maltesergarten Martin Wassmer 2017 £9.95 1 Bottle £9.95
AL14631 Gewurztraminer Bollenberg Cuvee Prestige Theo Cattin 2017 £11.95 1 Bottle £11.95
GE12191 Kinheimer Rosenberg Riesling Kabinett Dry Kees Kieren 2017 £11.95 1 Bottle £11.95
FC37851 Marcillac Vieilles Vignes Domaine du Cros 2016 £9.95 1 Bottle £9.95

Mostly bin ends this time, lots available at the moment. Order for the beginning of next month., running out of sub £20 wine and need to save the good stuff for appropriate occasions.


Had did that escape my notice ? Thanks once again for the heads up !


I had the 2015 Family Vineyards last night and thought it was excellent. Will definitely be buying more in the future!


Makes for a fantastic visit if you ever in the area - great restaurant too. They make a super Albarino as well.