96 points and only £14.95

As we all know, scores are not the be all and end all with wine, but when Decanter awards 96 points in a panel tasting to a bottle of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and it costs just £14.95 all in, we stand up and take notice!

Tohu’s 2016 Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon has been so decorated with awards that their mantlepiece must have been too full for Christmas cards. New World Wine Awards Gold, Marlborough Wine Show Gold, Decanter World Wine Awards Silver, NZ International Wine Show Gold… And that’s all I can manage in one breath!

Tohu Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 

Tohu Sauvignon Blanc New World award!

Over 80 Sauvignon Blancs were blind tasted next to this one, with just two others being put into the ‘outstanding’ category, and they are both exceptionally and justifiably proud of their ‘most awarded wine’ yet.

It’s great to see the first ever Maori owned winery creating something truly outstanding, great value and that honours the amazing terroir of Marlborough. There should be a case of this on everyone’s rack.

2016 Tohu Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 
Awatere Valley
£ 179.40 per 12 bottles including all taxes (£14.95 per bottle including all taxes)

Tohu Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc single vinyard NV

*Offered subject to remaining unsold, available November.
Please email us on sales@closcru.com

 

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Grand Cru Champagne for the whole family

Have you already run out of Christmas Champagne stocks? Is there an immanent festive party which will be set off with some fantastic fizz? Do you just want a brilliant grand cru Champagne from an exceptional grower for £25 per bottle?

Roger Brun’s Grand Cru Reserve Champagne is 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay, made from the Grand Cru grapes he grows on the slopes of his home town in Ay. An uncommonly large 50% of this is made from reserve wines, held back over the years to lend the finished product richness and vinosity, whilst the Chardonnay in the blend balances things out with fresh notes of apricot, apple and peach.

Combined with at least three years aging on the lees, which imparts those lovely fresh bread notes, this Champagne is the perfect all-rounder. The iron fist in the velvet glove of delicious bubbly.

We’re very proud to be the exclusive UK importer for this superb grower.

NV Roger Brun Grand Cru Reserve
£150 per 6 bottles in bond, 15 cases available
£33.33 per bottle including all taxes

A fully flavoured Champagne, you are lead into the glass by freshly leavened bread, quickly joined by stone and forest fruit. This sits on the tongue, balanced by fresh citrus and fine bubbles, before being chased down your throat by a gorgeous flash of vanilla essence.

Available for immediate, pre-Christmas delivery (but please hurry!).
Please email us on sales@closcru.com or call +44 (0)20 3735 5555

*Offered subject to remaining unsold. Pre-Christmas delivery is subject to location.

 

98 point Syrah, £25 per bottle

By Jack Chapman

If told you that I’d just got hold of a 98 point scoring, Gold medal winning, five stars rated Syrah which was lauded as one of the top 25 red wines in the world by Decanter and cost £25 per bottle, you’d call me a liar.

Well, I’m not.

I find it hard to contain my excitement when I discover a wine I really, really love, and Vidal’s 2014 Legacy Series Syrah is one of them.

Vidal vineyard

Gimblett Gravels

When we sat down for a tasting with their down to earth winemaker, Hugh, the other week, the first thing that crossed my mind was ‘great, another fruit driven, immediately pleasurable but otherwise depth-less, structure-less and gut-less Syrah’.

How wrong was I.

This feels like New Zealand has come of age. Purity of fruit, structure driven and with incredible concentration. I really cannot overstate the pedigree here, and would draw many comparisons to great Hermitage, if I didn’t feel they were so exhausted and reductive

Vidal Winery

Original photo of Vidal Winery and truck

 

The only one caveat is you’ll have to wait until November for it to arrive, but we simply had to get this on pre-order, just to secure a few of the miniscule 500 case production.

 

Vidal Legacy Syrah

2014 Vidal Legacy ries Syrah, Hawkes Bay Gimblett Gravels
£155 per 6 bottles in bond
(£33.60 per bottle including all taxes)
*12 cases available

98/100 | Sam Kim, WIne Orbit
GOLD MEDAL | UK Internationl Wine Challenge 2017
97/100 | Bob Campbell, MW
19.5/20 | Raymond Chan
FIVE STARS | Winestate Magazine
FIVE STARS | Cuisine Magazine 2017
Top 25 red wines in the world | Decanter

 

Offered subject to remaining unsold, available November.
Please  email us on sales@closcru.com