French Classics

Château du Gaby ~ Canon-Fronsac AOC 2004

Smooth Elegant Reds,13%

Lovely fruit forward style, this 2004 right bank Bordeaux is balanced, with gentle, hardly noticeable tannins and a medium body. Very smooth, silky texture


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Vincent Gaudry ~ Sancerre AC 'Cigale' 2014

Crisp Light Whites,12.5%

A wine of contrasts - relatively full-bodied yet crisp & light, subtle yet full of flavours. Bio-dynamic to express the unique terroir, it is a very classy Sancerre. Perfect match for seafood and fish dishes, spring vegetables and goat's cheese


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Yann Chave ~ Crozes Hermitage AC 2014

Smooth Elegant Reds,13%

Amazingly smooth and fruity Northern Rhône wine from Syrah grape; its elegance and balance are typical of the best Crozes Hermitage wines


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Domaine Lavantureux Frères ~ Chablis AOC 2015

Crisp Light Whites,12.5%

This is a lovely unoaked Chardonnay displaying classic Chablis characteristics - apple and lemon, minerality and floral notes; fresh and light yet really smooth texture and a long, long finish. Delicious!


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Domaine Lucien Thomas ~ Saint Véran AOC 'Tradition' 2016

Rich Creamy Whites,13%

A beautiful white Burgundy from an under-rated appellation and a fabulous vintage - what's not to love?


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Domaine de Maucaillou ~ Margaux AC 2014

Smooth Elegant Reds,12.5%

Classic Left Bank Bordeaux from one of the most prestigious appellations, Margaux.


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TastingNotes

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This French Classics mixed case showcases three red and three white French wines (two bottles of each), all of which are classics - and  all from my list. I never include any cheap "fillers".

French wine sales in the UK have fallen over the last twenty years or so as the "New World" improved its wine offering and its marketing. But there is no denying that France can still produce some fabulous and very recognisable wines.

It was difficult to narrow down my choice but in the end I have included a Left Bank Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon dominant), a Right Bank Bordeaux (Merlot dominant), a Crozes Hermitage, a Chablis, a Sancerre and an amazing white Burgundy. See above for a summary or click on each wine for more details.


If you would prefer a case of whites or reds or a case of six of these wines, contact me by email. Or check out my other mixed cases.

Santé!

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