Last night at MW we hosted a fantastic tasting showcasing some things we thought would be perfect for Christmas Day. All the wines showed superbly, so we thought we would offer these out for everyone to snap up at these great prices. Some of the wines however, are now in very limited supply so get in quick if something takes your fancy. Whether for gifting or an essential part of celebrations, we think these will be perfect for the holiday season.
NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose
Lovely stately strawberry fruit, baked apples, brioche and spice. Invigorating acidity, beautifully soft fizz, very gentle and elegant persistence.
Jancisrobinson.com, 16.5 points
2014 Domaine Bruno Colin Chassagne-Montrachet
The 2014 Chassagne-Montrachet Village from Bruno Colin has a flattering bouquet: subtle tropical fruit, hints of smoke and pear, then hazelnut developing just behind. The palate is fresh and vibrant with a twist of sour lemon on the entry, impressive mineralité and quite an austere but compelling finish. This punches above village cru level and is strongly recommended.
Neil Martin, The Wine Advocate, 90 points
2014 Oakridge 864 Chardonnay
Lime, white nectarine, honey and cashew, struck match and sweet spices. Medium bodied, a smooth glossy cruise through the mouth, with cool acidity, and a smoky quartz-like feel pulling it through the back palate. Delivers layers of complexity and interest, while sticking to the first rule of wine; being good to drink. Delightful. It’s in the slot now, though likely to improve further.
Gary Walsh, WineFront, 95 points
2016 Sorrenberg Chardonnay
Initially the nose of the 2016 Chardonnay is a little closed but it doesn’t take long to find honeydew melon and citrus with a mealy oak overtone. This carries on to the palate combining with hints of peach and apple and slight spice from the oak. The acidity is well balanced with the oak creating a full lingering mouthfeel. This wine will cellar for 10 years plus.
Barry Morey, Sorrenberg
2012 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges V.V.
Lightish cherry red. The aroma is startlingly different from the last few wines tasted – more savoury and earthy, perhaps a touch reduced but the red fruit blossoms on the palate. Dry, earthy, firm, a touch austere overall.
Julia Harding MW, Jancisrobinson.com, 16 points
2015 By Farr Tout Pres Pinot Noir
With every year that passes, the Tout Pres vineyard’s subtleness and delicate fruit structure are becoming increasingly pronounced in the wine. The bouquet fills the glass with spicy fruit, mineral elements and a hint of integrated French oak, with the darkness and essence of the Moorabool Valley true expressions of site. This wine exhibits primary and secondary flavours, which strengthen the overall integration for a seamless finish. It is a tightly packed combination of plums and undergrowth with an edgy acidity—and one of our favourite drops.
Nick Farr, By Farr
2008 Luigi Einaudi Barolo 'Cannubi' DOCG
The 2008 Barolo Nei Cannubi is striking. Freshly cut flowers, mint, spices and sweet red cherries are woven together in a rich, luxurious tapestry of undeniable class. The balance of richness and finesse is fabulous. Silky, polished tannins are barely perceptible, such is the elegance of the fruit. In 2008 the Cannubi is sumptuous, elegant, and flat-out beautiful. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028.
Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate, 94 points
2012 Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot
Deep garnet-purple in color and showing a slightly reticent nose of ripe plums, blackcurrants and blackberries with touches of cedar, toast, cinnamon stick, bay leaf and pencil lead, the medium-bodied 2012 Diana Madeline displays outstanding intensity and great elegance on the palate. It has a lovely backbone of firm, fine-grained tannins and balanced acidity to carry the flavors through a finishing with great persistence. Drink it now to 2025+.
Lisa Perotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate, 95+
2003 Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse-de-Lalande
Very deep purple. Some extremely ripe fruit on the nose. Dense but with attractive, mineral notes. Quite open and lacy. Real substance on the palate. Remarkably gentle and delicate and only then do the tannins push in. The analysis suggests the tannin level is very high but this is not obvious on the palate - well managed! Fresh note of green apples and great depth of flavour. Neat, well put together. More true to the estate's style than overwhelmed by the vintage than at many other properties.
1998 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Merlot
57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Shiraz.
Blackberry fruit with loads of tannin still on the palate. Potent and vocal, with almost overwhelming intensity. Certainly still ageable – for decades, perhaps. The most muscular of the vintages on display.
2013 Rockford Basket Press
It smells great, as do so many Rockford wines. Cherry and dark chocolate, tar and dried mint, a bit of spice and rosy vanilla perfume. Medium to full bodied, plum and cherry, sage and salt, open weave powdery tannin, fine acid balance, and modest length. The finish is certainly abbreviated compared to the 2014 Rifle Range, and I’d suggest that’s a more powerful Rockford experience this release. Still, good Basket Press with more complexity and nuance to come with bottle age.
Gary Walsh, WineFront, 92+
MW Wines Gift Certificate
We also have our MW Wines Gift Certificate available for those that fall into the 'extremely difficult to buy for' category. At any given time we have between 1,000 and 1,500 wines in our climate controlled cellars ready to go. It really does makes a great gift. Just follow this LINK and purchase a gift certificate in denominations of $50.00 from our online shop. You can search for wines on our website or for a full list of what's available contact our Sales Manager Mick Dowling on firstname.lastname@example.org.