Five of the best – exclusive online discounts on selected bottles

 

End of Summer?

Start of the football season?

Back to school shopping?

We don't really need a reason to discount five of our favourite bottles for the next few days.

But here are some reasons why you should snap them up before the end of the week!

Domaine Du P'tit Paradis Chénas – was £12.95, NOW £9.75

Domaine Du P'tit Paradis Chénas

Most people believe Beaujolais is for young drinking but several of the Cru wines (in the hands of good growers) can age superbly.

In time, they drink like good Burgundy at a fraction of the cost – this is one such example.

On a recent tasting for some of our private consumers, this was without doubt the star of the show and by far the most ordered wine.

It has a nose that has developed and beyond the cherry fruit there is a complexity showing savoury nuances.

Full on the palate and lingering for an age in the finish – there would be nothing finer to accompany a wild duck or pheasant casserole.

 

Chateau de la Ragotiere Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie "Les Schistes" – was £10.25, NOW £7.95

Chateau de la Ragotiere Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie "Les Schistes"

We've sold this wine for donkey’s years – a great favourite among restaurants and private consumers alike.

Fresh as a daisy with good mineral backbone, it is just the ticket for seafood and shellfish.

Try it with some pan-fried scallops with a beurre blanc, it’s an eye opener!

 

Henye Tokaji Furmint – was £8.95, NOW £6.95

 Henye Tokaji Furmint

For years, Furmint Dry was used as the basis for making the lusciously sweet Aszu wines but has recently become available in its own right.

Rightly so in our opinion – this is a great aperitif or food wine at a very affordable price.

It works well with fish, poultry and even spicier foods, really making the palate come alive.

With pork being a great staple of the Hungarian diet, this is the perfect drink to pair with a Sunday roast.

 

Bodegas Osca Tinto Joven – was £8.25, NOW £6.50

Bodegas Osca Tinto Joven

While the barbecue season is still just about with us, this delicious red from Somontano in Spain makes for great glugging.

It’s light-ish with a core of red fruits, some darker notes behind and unobtrusive tannins.

And if you're lucky to open it on a fairly hot day, you can even try it slightly chilled as they do in Spain.

 

Chateau Trimoulet 2009 Grand Cru St Emilion – was £19.75, NOW £15.25

Chateau Trimoulet 2009 Grand Cru St Emilion

This was a lucky find for us – a private client asked us to source wine for a party and the price seemed so good we snapped some up ourselves.

And as soon as we'd tasted it, we were back for more.

Some Bordeaux wines can lack fruit and seem a bit austere but there's no danger of that here.

This one is ripe and bold with plenty of sweet fruit, hints of tobacco and pencil shavings, a lush palate and a long, vibrant finish.

It's ideal for drinking now but if you have space and patience, you'll be rewarded for keeping off the corkscrew for a couple more years.

Those are our five favourite discounts available until the end of the week – we hope you agree with our selections!