5 days and counting till Christmas day! I will be celebrating Christmas with some friends this Friday. How could I resist bringing a few bottles from work to share? Here are some bottles I've tried and loved this season:
CHARTOGNE TAILLET, Heurtebises 2010 (100% Chardonnay)
Champagne from one of the best new grower champagne producers! This cuvée is one of our most popular this year and I just to try out this blanc de blanc. Lots of complexity, structure and incredible finish. This really something to savour.
LAPIERRE Marcel, Morgon Cuvee Camille 2015 (Magnum)
Delicious Gamay from grand cru Beaujolais! This producer is one of the best in the region and offers wonderfully complex wines that are quite unlike other Beaujolais offerings (particularly Nouveau *shudders*). I cannot recommend bringing magnums to parties enough.
FELETTIG Henri, Chambolle Musigny 2012
He's one of the rising stars of the Chambolle-Musigny region. His skills and talents are already evident in his village level wines—which are nothing to scoff at even with his other 1er and Grand crus. There is surprising finesse and elegance to his Chambolle wines. Something to consider strongly.
ESMONIN, Gevrey Chambertin 2008
One of the great female producers of the moment and possessor of a oenology certificate that few others have! Often her wines are described as overly "technically perfect" but there is really is no such thing. Her best and most powerful cuvée is her Clos St. Jacques but her village has plenty to offer as well.
BARROCHE, Chateauneuf du Pape Signature 2010
Classic GSM blend from Chateauneuf du Pape's stars of the moment. Their claim to fame is their Pure 2010, which was awarded the magical RP100 points. The rest as they always say is history. This cuvée shows the best of their terroir and a "signature" of the region.
What are you drinking this season? Let me know!