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Michel & Stephane Ogier Côte-rôtie

Other - Winemaker Stéphane Ogier has blended wines from different parcels situated in Côte Brune and Côte Blonde in the Côte-Rôtie appellation. The parcels are all well-exposed and quite steep. Fabulous with a shoulder of lamb.

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Rosewine

Chateau d'Esclans - Les Clans Rose 2017

France - Intense aromas of dried strawberries and peaches with chalk and stone follow through to a full body that's dense and powerful yet always fruity and vivid. Layers of flavours and intensity. Best Clans ever? Drink now. James Suckling 95/100

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Sherry

Hidalgo - Amontillado Napoleon VORS

Spain - Produced according to the traditional methods. The ageing method used for all sherries is known as the solera system which consists of a continuous blending of young sherries with older ones resulting in a sherry of consistent quality. Matured in solera, in casks of American oak in the sherry town of Sanlucar de Barrameda. The maturation is first 'biological', i.e. under a veil of yeast or flor followed by the 'oxidative' process, which begins as the yeast dies off due to lack of nutrients available in the Sherry. Then follows several (over thirty years) of ageing in cask, to give a dry, complex wine.Wines of such age are designated VORS, (Very Old Rare Sherry). Aroma: Intensely rich hazelnut, beeswax. Taste: Dry, very nutty, full bodied. A pungent aperitif, but also great with many foods: Tapas, soup, dry cheeses and even beef.

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Champagne

Moet & Chandon - Ice Imperial Rose

France - Moet Ice Imperial Rose, is the first and only rose champagne especially created to be enjoyed on ice. A new champagne tasting experience that brings together pleasure, freshness and the free spirit of summer time.

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Sparkling Wine

Digby - Vintage Rose 2009

England - Deep coral pink coloured with refined yet exuberant bubbles. On the nose, the essence of an English Summer with notes of fresh roses, strawberries, extra ageing of 3+ years yeast lees adds delicious toasty characters, than linger well into the finish. 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay from Kent, Sussex and Hampshire vineyards. Limited stock.

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Red Wine

Vilafonte - Series 'C' 2016

South Africa - Vilafonte 'C' is made from the most intense, powerful vines from the vineyard; very deep concentrated fruit; a predominance of Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc with some Malbec/Merlot to round it out. Vilafonte has a high percentage of restrained new oak which integrates well with the fruit. It has great length. Bright flavours, black fruit and excellent acidity. Opulent aromas of black currant, dark cherry, licorice, chocolate, leather and fantasticly well-integrated oak lending to the incredible concentration and length.

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White Wine

Jermann - Dreams 2015

Italy - The bouquet is intense, ample and elegant with a hint of honey and wild flowers. Dry and smooth on the palate with good balance and an exceptionally long finish. Sublime with one of the following: roast turkey with hazelnut stuffing and a white wine gravy, citrus tarragon braised chicken or fried fish with Moroccan-style herb and Chardonnay sauce. Wine ageing potential: 8-10 years.

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White Wine

Radio-Coteau - Savoy Vineyard Chardonnay, Anderson Valley 2013

USA - Simultaneously driven by its fruit and mineral character, notes of lemon rind, fresh grapefruit, and ripe pear can initially be picked out on the nose along with a slight flintiness. While the fruit tones remain on the palate, the mineral flintiness gives way to chalkiness, adding to the complexity. Additional elements of citrus blossom, white pepper and parsley round out the nose and palate of this wine.

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Champagne

Ayala - Blanc de Blancs 2008

France - Pale gold in colour with a lively glint, its mousse is superb and displays very fine and distinguished necklaces of bubbles. Lovely maturity on the nose with very charming notes of citrus, pineapple and white flowers. The palate is very fresh and pure, intense and beautifully structured, with a creamy texture, all leading to a pleasant and long finish. A very elegant wine combining character and delicacy.

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Red Wine

Joseph Drouhin - Chambolle Musigny 2016

France - Fine lace and silk are the words most often associated with this wine. Bright, intense colour and complex aromas evoking violet, black cherry and damp earth. According to the vintages, there are also notes of truffle and game. Refined tannins coat the palate. Good balance between texture and acidity. Long aftertaste, with notes of cherry and candied fruit.

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Dessert Wine

Hugel et Fils - Vendange Tardive Gewurztraminer 2007

France - A perfect, attractive colour, deep golden straw yellow, with youthful pale green hints, an excellent viscosity, rich and luscious on the glass, nicely bright and quite elegant in appearance. Wide open bouquet, attractively frank and very perfumed, with restrained fruit and floral nuances, concentrated but very elegant and refined: rose, mayflower, jasmine, orange blossom, lavender honey, lychee and mango. On the palate, this is a sweet wine, magnificently well balanced, that softly and delicately coats the whole mouth with an explosion of flavours and perfumes. Suave, silky and utterly charming, it is an open invitation to frequent tasting. Iit is already very enjoyable, but will continue to develop for a further 10 to 15 years. A remarkable liqueur-like wine to savour just on its own, or to accompany foie-gras, blue cheeses, non-chocolate desserts, fruit tarts. Tasting notes by Serge Dubs, World's Best Sommelier 1989

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Red Wine

Radio-Coteau - Timbervine Syrah, Russian River Valley 2012

USA - Held to the light, the clarity of the 2012 Timbervine showcases a brilliant dark amethyst quality. Ripe Boysenberry, blackberry and wild huckleberry are on the forefront. Then a soft undercurrent of cured beef that is typical of this vineyard. On the palate the more savory notes shine through. A montage of cocoa nibs, charcoal and seared duck flash as the finish comes with a gratifying grip.

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Sherry

Lustau - Palo Cortado VORS

Spain - This Palo Cortado comes from a selection of the best casks in the very limited solera of Don Rafael. The Council of the Denomination of Origin has endorsed it with the category VORS, more than 30 years of ageing. Coppery topaz in colour. Vibrant nutty pecan aromas. In the mouth it has a slightly bitter touch, reminiscent of dark chocolate, with great length. Food pairings - Matured cheeses or oriental spicy food. Perfect digestif. Limited stock.

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Red Wine

Dean Hewitson - Old Garden Mourvedre 2010

Australia - Old Garden was picked at optimum phenological ripeness. After fermentation approaching three weeks on skins the wine was subsequently matured in 100% new French barriques for 18 months. These complex oak characters help soften tannins while compliment the terroir-based flavour profile of black, glazed cherries, dark chocolate, mocha and even orange peel that manifests itself each year in this single vineyard wine. This demonstrates the remarkable nature of the vineyard - a wine of such iconic distinctiveness. The 2010 Old Garden is already a classic and speaks of its rich tradition and inheritance. This wine illustrates our belief that great wine is expression of single vineyard and vintage. Limited stock.

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Port

Quinta do Noval - 20 Year Old Tawny

Portugal - Classic old Tawny colour with golden highlights. This port as an elegant bouquet reminiscent of dried fruit and almonds which gives it its distinctive character. Elegant velvety and concentrated on the palate it as an attractive lingering finish.

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Champagne

Henriot - Blanc de Blancs

France - Standard bearer of Maison Champagne Henriot's savoir-faire, Blanc de Blancs delights with its astonishing complexity and length. This cuvee, endowed with excellent freshness, is admirable as aperitif and also as an ideal companion at table. On the eye: Sparkling, crystalline pale gold with slight green highlights. Abundant effervescence, fine and regular, with fine, delicate bubbles. On the nose: Pure, concentrated and expressive, with floral (honeysuckle, orange flower, linden), fruity (lemon, dried apricot, almond) and pastry aromas, followed by spicy notes. On the palate: The attack is dynamic, full and powerful, with aromas of lightly toasted brioche, quince jelly and acacia honey. The clean, delicious finish develops on a light menthol note and shows excellent length. Food pairing: Court-bouillon of Brittany blue lobster with lemon balm. Freshly caught sole with slightly salted butter. Conserve of young rabbit with wild thyme and Mirabelle plums. Farm-raised chicken supreme stuffed with foie gras, grenaille apples in the old style. *Limitied Stock*

Waitrose wine
Other

Our Buyers' Favourite Reds

Other - Our buyers have sampled hundreds of wines in the past 12 months and these are their top picks from the WaitroseCellar range that deliver not only great value but exceptional quality too.

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Red Wine

The Wooing Tree - Pinot Noir Sandstorm Reserve 2010

New Zealand - Especially low yielding ripe hand picked fruit, gentle winemaking and extended maturation in French oak have resulted in a complex and powerful wine. It has aromas of ripe cherries and plums, a rich and silky smooth palate and a long spicy finish. A great example of one of the best Central Otago Pinot Noirs - Best rewards are gained by careful cellaring.

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Champagne

Henriot - Brut Rose

France - Obtaining a very delicate rose and preserving all the elegant lightness that is Champagne's top characteristic is a difficult and fascinating exercise. This cuvee charms with its lovely balance in an aromatic range of red fruit, whose persistence is remarkable. Composition of the cuvee: - 42% Chardonnay, a high proportion compared to the average within the appellation, 58% Pinot Noir, 20% of which is vinified as red, and 30% reserve wines.

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Champagne

Laurent Perrier - Vintage 2007

France - Appearance: A light yellow with delicate beading. Aroma: A delicate, subtle nose with aromas of fresh pineapple, dried apricots and almonds. Taste: A very pleasant, rounded attack, followed by a marked sense of balance, with a lively finish offering hints of white peach and mirabelle. The Vintage 2006 pairs harmoniously with fish in sauce, while its roundness and delicacy will prolong your tasting pleasure in the company of poultry or other white meats. Laurent-Perrier is selective when declaring vintages - rarely declaring them and only in the very best years with a unique character. Thus the Vintage 2006 is an exceptional wine and while it maintains the signature style of the House's wines, it reflects the unique characteristics of the vintage year. Chardonnay 50%, Pinot Noir 50%