We’ve experienced some fantastic wines in 2016 and we’ve put together this exceptional case of staff and customer favourites. Hidden gems comfortably fraternise with best sellers in this great value case. What better way to reflect on the past year than with a delightful glass or two of top wine.
The Top Twelve Case
£129 / €195
Forrest Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014/15, Marlborough, New Zealand
A fine, classic Kiwi Sauvignon, bursting with gooseberry and tropical fruit flavours. The soft texture and well balanced acidity ensure a lively mouthful.
Soalheiro Alvarinho 2015, Melgaço, Portugal
Fast becoming a favourite among customers and staff alike, this Portuguese variant of Albariño is intense, tropical and elegant. A great find.
Sodevo Pinot Grigio 2014/15, Veneto, Italy
Fresh and lively, this Pinot Grigio has an abundance of aromas and flavours. The fresh, mineral style is a superb example of the true potential of this grape variety.
Bellevue Chardonnay 2015, Loire, France
Loire Chardonnays are not abundant, so this deep, rich and full example is worth savouring. The flavours last long on the palate and this wine would make a great accompaniment to the Christmas dinner.
Pikes Hills & Valleys Riesling 2014, Clare Valley, Australia
The cool climate of Clare Valley produces some exceptional dry Rieslings and Pikes’ racy, mouth-watering offering is a hugely popular option.
Nino Franco Prosecco NV, Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, Italy
This exceptional Prosecco is streets ahead of the usual fare. Creamy, soft and aromatic, you can really lose yourself in this heady fizz.
Lackey Shiraz 2013, Kilikanoon, Clare Valley, Australia
Australians do Shiraz like no-one else and this jam-packed offering is abundant in classic flavours of dark red fruit, pepper and warm spices. A rich treat.
Le Page Vignelaure 2010, Provence, France
Made from 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot, this Bordeaux influenced red from Côteaux d'Aix-en-Provence is a great example of the treasures to be found in the south of France.
Bodegas Paco Garcia Rioja Seis 2015, Spain
This youthful, fruit driven style of Rioja is bursting with flavour. Six months in oak underpin the rich red fruit and floral notes with a beautiful softness.
Saint Jacques Château d'Albas 2013, Minervois, France
Another gem from the Languedoc, this Minervois engages you with every sip as the rich fruit and floral flavours mingle with an intriguing savoury element.
Finca Sophenia Malbec 2015, Mendoza, Argentina
Smooth, powerful and ultimately massively satisfying, this Malbec is a real treat. The rich, fresh and dried fruit characters intertwine with a classic tannic bite to perfectly match a big steak.
Rustenberg John X Merriman 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa
A great example of a New World Bordeaux blend. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec make up this multi-layered and complex wine which would be a great Christmas dinner red.