At iDealwine, the end of the year is already a new start. We have everything your cellar is missing after the festivities.
Celebrate the new year with one of the finest vintages for Bordeaux of the last decade: 2010. Undeniably one of the most successful years ever recorded in the region, these wines deliver beautiful acidity and an impressive tannic structure, conferring very good aging potential. From this vintage, choose from Château Haut-Brion, Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte and Château Brane-Cantenac, among others… You will of course fins Bordeaux for all budgets, as well as a sumptuous selection of second wines, including Petit Cheval 2014 and Le Carillon d’Angélus 2015.
In Burgundy, myriad cuvées have been added from our favourite domains, most notably Guffens-Heynen, Geantiat-Pansiot and Bouchard Père & Fils. For special occasions, taste a mythic wine from Armand Rousseau (Chambertin Grand Cru, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru and Bruno Clair (Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru, Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru Clos-Saint-Jacques), or a Chablis from Vincent Dauvissat, a producer whose wines are seeing exponential demand from the world over in recent years.
In the Rhône valley, you’ll find some of the finest expressions of Syrah around. From the steep slopes of Côte-Rôtie (Yves Cuilleron, Saint-Cosme) to Cornas, passing through Saint-Joseph, Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage (domain Graillot, Domaine des Entrefaux), the stars of each appellation await you with complex, deep cuvées. In the southern Rhône, domain Santa Duc produces elegant, pure Châteauneuf in a stunning backdrop.
Our Loire selection presents the finest ambassadors from the region, including François Cotat, Vincent Gaudry, les domaines de la Taille aux Loups et de la Butte, Clos Naudin, et Clos de la Coulée de Serrant. Several bottles from Clos Rougeard have also slipped into the sale: make the most of this (rare) opportunity to buy them at fixed price!
Let’s head over to the Champagne region, to bring your attention to a highly unusual wine for the region: the Rosé des Riceys En Valingrain from Olivier Horiot. A still rosé made with 100% Pinot Noir and vinified following Burgundian tradition, it offers superb concentration of red fruits, lots of complexity, freshness and an incredibly long finish: if you haven’t yet tasted this simply delicious wine, we urge you to try it! More ‘classic’ Champagnes also await you; browse the selection to find your favourites.
In the mood for sun? Head to the south of France, where you’ll come across wines from Grange des Pères, a cult Languedoc domain, mature vintages of which recently went for record prices on iDealwine’s auctions. At somewhat more comfortable prices, enjoy the single-varietal cuvées from Domaine de la Terrasse d’Elise, as well as Camin Larredya’s Jurançon wines, two of our team’s recent coups de coeur.
As you can see, we’ve replenished the iDealwine cellar with our absolute favourites… Will you do the same? Happy browsing!