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3 Bottles. 1 of each. Non Amendable.




Champagne Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Brut NV


Francis Egly is a vigneron growing and crafting wines that offer remarkable intensity as well as transparency of site, from vines that are positively ancient by Champagne standards. Like all great French growers, the Egly philosophy can be defined by one word: terroir. Very low yields, old vines, only great sites, perfectly ripe fruit, extended lees ageing (the Brut NV can spend up to 48 months on lees) very low or no dosage and no fining and/or filtration are all decisions taken because Egly believes that they allow his terroir to speak most clearly. To quote Andrew Jefford in The New France, they are “…wines of riveting concentration and purity”.


The latest rendition of Egly’s emblematic NV Brut Grand Cru is based on the 2016 vintage, and it was disgorged in spring 2021 with only one gram per litre dosage. Wafting from the glass with aromas of pear, crisp stone fruit, wheat toast and citrus oil mingled with hints of white flowers and praline, it’s full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with tangy acids, terrific mid-palate amplitude and an enlivening pinpoint mousse. The wine’s structure and ultra-low dosage mean that this is quite a tightly wound young wine, and it will merit at least a year or two on cork if readers can muster the necessary patience - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate



Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Rouge 2014


The Chave family has been growing grapes on the hill of Hermitage since 1481. Few who cherish the power and perfume of classically made Hermitage would argue that the greatest examples emerge from the Chave family cellars. They craft wines that combine all the power, longevity, nuance and refinement that the Hermitage hill is capable of. The 2014 has serious floral character as well as the classic minerality imparted from the Bessards lieu-dit, plenty of depth of fruit, medium to full-bodied richness and fine, polished tannin. Like most 2014’s, it will be approachable at an early age, but this has class and will evolve gracefully. 



Domaine Lulu Cotes du Jura Vin Jaune 2011


Ludwig Bindernagel and Nathalie Eigenschenck started their journey into wine in 2000 with the purchase of ‘Les Chais du Vieux Bourg’ (now Lulu Vigneron) in 2000. Ludwig’s motto “the wine is made in the vineyard” is exemplified by the fact he works with the vines every day. He has a completely natural approach to wine making with a dedication to a non-interventionism and an affinity for making wine in a traditional style. He only takes the best clusters during selections, and uses almost mad pruning techniques to keep yields as low as possible. Ludwig’s fermentations are done at very low temperatures, lengthening the process for up to two years. This helps create very complex wines with depth and layers.


This 100% Savagnin from Ludwig (Lulu) Bindernagel spends eight years under flor yeast before release, giving the wine its characteristic burnished gold Vin Jaune yellow colour. This is Lulu's most established wine, only made in three of the last 10 years.


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