December 2008 Selection

December 2008 Selection

André Clouet Grande Réserve Brut (2 bottles)
De Muller Aureo Dulce Añejo (1 bottles)
El Castro de Valtuille 2005 (1 bottles)
Gramona Imperial Gran Reserva 2004 (2 bottles)

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André Clouet Grande Réserve Brut (2 bottles)

Gran Reserva sparkling. Champagne André Clouet Champagne, France Pinot Noir

Bottle: £20.50 club members / £27.60 non-members


This a white Champagne traditionally crafted using Pinot Noir grapes from Grand Cru vineyards located in the Bouzy region - an intense, powerful blanc de noirs, and as well as being subtle and delicate, endowed with fine vinosity and freshness. Most definitely, an aromatic, well-structured Champagne with plenty of volume and persistency that make it an ideal accompaniment to any type of food.

Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in small vats. Maturation in bottle placed horizontally for a minimum of 36 months in cellars 10 m. underground, with manual racking and disgorging.

Carpaccios / cured cheeses / smoked / seafood / aperitifs

  • Wine Tasting Notes:
    • Colour
      Golden yellow / coppery glints / fine bubbles
    • Bouquet
      Intense / expressive / mature / ripe / ripe red fruit / pastries / mineral notes
    • Palate
      Creamy / rounded / vinous / long finish / citrus notes
  • Alcohol content: 12,0%
  • Optimum serving temperature: 8ºC

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De Muller Aureo Dulce Añejo (1 bottles)

Sweet. De Muller Tarragona, Spain Grenache, White Grenache

Bottle: £10.41 club members / £14.85 non-members


A delicious, semi-sweet wine, with a myriad of aromas, unctuous and very pleasant on the palate, ideal both to start off a meal, accompanied by fresh cheese or foie gras, and also to end it, with its characteristic mellow, concentrated taste, as a perfect companion for dried fruits and nuts or Christmas sweetmeats.

Wines of this type are produced from the Garnacha Blanca and Tinta varieties, typical of the Tarragona area, and matured using the solera system. They were not only praised by the Roman emperors, who appreciated their silky and velvety palate, but they are also part of the history of the De Muller winery, which is especially well-known, and internationally too, for the production of rancio (darkish, oxidised, fortified) and sweet wines.

An impressive wine as regards its colour and sensational both on the nose and on the palate, with a rancio touch which greatly enhances it, a fine attribute which one only comes across in small, artisan wineries like De Muller.

NOTE: Since this is a fortified wine, sediment may appear over time. It is advisable to keep the bottle upright and not to shake it.

In appearance, the wine is an amber colour with mahogany tones. It is sophisticated and complex on the nose, with notes of candied fruit, honey, dried fruits and nuts, high roast and the typical ‘rancio’ whiff. It is powerful, rich, full and unctuous on the palate, also fruity and agreeably sweet, with flavours of prunes, raisins, dried figs and honey. The finish is warm and pleasant, and the aftertaste has high roast notes.

Matured in old oak casks using the solera system.

  • Alcohol content: 20,0%
  • Optimum serving temperature: Between 10ºC and 12ºC

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El Castro de Valtuille 2005 (1 bottles)

Red Crianza. Bodegas y Viñedos Castro Ventosa Bierzo, Spain Mencia

Bottle: £12.83 club members / £14.58 non-members

  • Wine Tasting Notes:
    • Colour
      Color cereza picota con ribetes granate. Buena capa.
    • Bouquet
      Compacto y expresivo, aromas de fruta negra (arándano, ciruelas), con notas de fina madera, minerales y balsámicas.
    • Palate
      Sabroso, potente y estructurado, con buena acidez y abundantes taninos finos, y un toque especiado. Largo y persistente.
  • Alcohol content: 14,0%
  • Optimum serving temperature: 16ºC
  • Drink now or keep until 2014.

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Gramona Imperial Gran Reserva 2004 (2 bottles)

Gran Reserva sparkling. Gramona Cava, Spain Xarel·lo, Macabeo, Chardonnay

Bottle: £11.91 club members / £13.53 non-members

  • Alcohol content: 12,0%
  • Optimum serving temperature: Between 6ºC and 8ºC

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