Waitrose introduces seven new small parcels, all priced at £10, for a limited time. The wines will be available to taste in branches over the weekend of the 26th and 27th November.
James Bone, Buying Manager, Wines, says: ‘We have sourced limited quantities of six classic wines, plus a Reserve Tawny Port, which all deliver great quality, fantastic value at £10 and are a must have for Christmas. The wines have been secured on the basis of our long standing relationships with our suppliers and are the result of genuine collaboration between our buyers and the suppliers involved.’
The wines available in the offer are:
690654 La Légende de Fonréaud 2012 Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux £10
This Christmas classic is made by Château Fonréaud, a Cru Bourgeois estate founded in 1855. It’s an elegant barrel- matured left bank Bordeaux with rich cassis fruit and toasted cedar notes on the finish. A classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, it’s the ideal choice for a glass or two to celebrate on Christmas Day.
698885 Les Pierres Grillées 2014 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône £10
An absolute steal at £10! This smooth, rich and intense Châteauneuf-du- Pape balances red berry fruit character with spicy, savoury flavours from maturation in oak barrels. These characteristics make it a great pairing with comfort food such as slow-cooked beef, or herbed lamb, and it’s also fantastic with a cheese platter.
756899 Baron de Ona 2012 Reserva, Rioja £10
Owned by a highly respected Rioja producer, this Torre de Ona wine comes from a very good vintage. It’s smooth, elegant and full of vibrant fruit that is layered with more spicy notes from maturation in oak barrels. It has a fine structure and real charm; while it will keep for a couple more years, it would also be delicious now with lamb or beef.
751658 Melini 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva £10
This very special parcel of 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva is showing both the style and vintage at their absolute best. With smooth, velvety, red fruit flavours and hints of fragrant spice, this wine oozes class and elegance. It’s a perfect partner for lamb, and will grace any dinner table beautifully.
532145 Simonnet-Febvre 2015 Chablis £10
Given the severe climatic problems in Chablis this year, we’re delighted to have discovered this parcel of the 2015 vintage. It’s an elegant and precise style of Chablis, with delicious zesty minerality. Packed with refreshing and vibrant fruit, it’s perfect with salmon.
659797 Santa Seraffa 2016 Gavi di Gavi £10
Be one of the first people to taste this vintage! Fresh from the press, this is the first 2016 Gavi di Gavi to hit our shelves. We think it’s utterly delicious, with uplifting lime citrus aromas on the nose, followed by soft peachy flavours and a delicate minerality. It’s classy and elegant, and is perfect as an apéritif or with seafood.
415159 Kopke Reserve Tawny Port £10
Kopke Reserve Tawny Port comes from Portugal’s oldest port house, established in 1638. It’s been matured for over 7 years, creating a complex array of flavours and exotic aromas. The hand-painted bottle will look just the part beside the cheeseboard and chocolates on your Christmas table.