Rhône En Primeur
Châteauneuf-du-Pape & Gigondas 2015
We are delighted to lead off our 2015 Rhône offers with Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe. This is a sensational vintage throughout the Rhône with rich powerful wines with ripe tannins, the result of a near perfect growing season. Some rain and cooler nights in August, followed by a Mistral which prevented rot and concentrated the berries, were vital to maintainbalance and freshness in the wines. Some growers are calling it the best of their lifetime and, although they always tend to be enthusiastic about their latest vintage, there is genuine quality here. We also include in this offer the Côtes du Rhône from Domaine Giraud which is a wonderful introduction to the vintage and will be available for despatch very soon. You will find our offer on Château de Beaucastel on our website as soon as prices are released; or let us know if you are interested please call 01743 234455
Full offer to follow
Rhône, vintage 2014 - Offer Closed
"The 2014 vintage is superb for whites and the reds warrant attention too as they are of such a charming and attractive style. Generalisations are particularly difficult in the Rhône due to the distances between the North and South; it takes nearly two hours to drive from Côte-Rôtie in the North to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The whites of the North, most notably from Condrieu, are fantastic; the beautiful ripe peachy/apricot fruit of the Viognier grape is perfectly balanced with a fresh citrus character. André Perret puts this down to small yields this year – about half of what he produces in a ‘normal’ year – but he describes it as “une belle millésime”. The same is true of the whites of Saint-Joseph, Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage which show a lovely purity of fruit and minerality often hidden in sunnier vintages. The reds in the North have surprising depth in spite of some rain during harvest. There is some lovely brambly, cherry fruit in these wines and not too much black pepper character, a sign of marginal ripeness in Syrah grapes.
In the South the style of the wines is very much in keeping with the North, with the whites, harvested before the rains, expressing themselves very well. Many more growers are choosing to block the second, malolactic, fermentation (that turns stronger tasting malic acid to the softer lactic acid), which down here means the whites are so much fresher than they would have been 10 years ago. The reds in the South are more varied with the villages to the east of Châteauneuf such as Rasteau, Gigondas, Séguret and Vacqueyras doing better, thanks to less rain and more slopes. What the reds all have in common is the charming red fruit character that leaps from the glass. These are appealing wines for the short to mid-term: they may not be profound, but always attractive, supple and easy to drink."
Simon Jones, Tanners Wines Buyer
Lying Abroad: What does it mean?
All the 2014 wines in this offer are offered ‘Lying Abroad’. This means that you pay for the wine itself when you place your order and the duty and shipping (currently £2.85 ex VAT per 75cl bottle for mainland UK delivery) and VAT at the prevailing rates on the whole at the time of shipment.
We anticipate shipping these wines in Spring 2017.
Storage: Wines purchased from Tanners by the case can be stored under bond.
To discuss your requirements and for more information or advice: Please ring John, Robin, Graham or Rachel on 01743 234455 (9am - 6pm Mon - Fri) for advice.
- Wines listed are offered en primeur and are available as 6 bottle cases unless otherwise stated.
- The wines are currently lying abroad and will be shipped Spring 2017 onwards.
- All En Primeur prices are exclusive of duty, shipping & VAT, which are payable at the time of shipment.
- Currently, you cannot order en primeur wines online, please ring us on 01743 234455 to discuss your requirements and check current availability.
Red Wines - Rhône 2014
|Laudun Côtes du Rhône-Villages Rouge, Château Courac||6 bts||£30|
|Côtes du Rhône, Domaine La Collière||6 bts||£30|
|Séguret, Domaine de l’Amandine||6 bts||£30|
|Grand Beliga, IGP des Collines Rhodaniennes, Pascal Jamet||6 bts||£33|
|Vinsobres Les Cornuds, Perrin||6 bts||£36|
|Rasteau, Les Touillères, Domaine La Collière||6 bts||£39|
|Mégaphone, Ventoux||6 bts||Sold Out|
|Rasteau, Domaine La Soumade||6 bts||Sold Out|
|Crozes-Hermitage Rouge, Les Entrecoeurs, Domaine Mucyn||6 bts||Sold Out|
|Rasteau, Esprit d'Argiles, Domaine La Collière #low stock||6 bts||£45|
|Vacqueyras, Cuvée des Templiers, Clos des Cazaux,||6 bts||£54|
|Saint-Joseph, Tour d'Arras, Pascal Jamet||6 bts||£54|
|Saint-Joseph Rouge, Les Salamandres, Domaine Mucyn||6 bts||Sold Out|
|Rasteau, Cuvée Prestige, Domaine La Soumade||6 bts||Sold Out|
|Gigondas, Cuvée de la Tour Sarrasine, Clos des Cazaux # low stock||6 bts||£60|
|Côtes du Rhône Anthea (formerly Les Violettes), Domaine La Soumade||6 bts||Sold Out|
|Saint-Joseph Rouge, André Perret||6 bts||£66|
|Gigondas, l'Olivia, Gonnet Frères||6 bts||£69|
|Crozes-Hermitage Rouge, Cuvée Gaby, Domaine du Colombier||6 bts||£78|
|Gigondas, Les Racines, Domaine Les Pallières, Brunier||6 bts||£84|
|Gigondas, Domaine du Cayron||6 bts||£84|
|Saint-Joseph, Les Grisières, André Perret||6 bts||£87|
|Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Télégramme, Brunier||6 bts||£96|
|Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvée Tradition, Domaine Font de Michelle||6 bts||£99|
|Vinsobres Les Hauts Julien, Perrin||6 bts||£105|
|Cornas, Aquilon, Domaine Mucyn||6 bts||Sold Out|
|Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Tradition, Domaine Giraud||6 bts||Sold Out|
|Côte-Rôtie, Cuvée du Plessy, Gilles Barge||6 bts||£147|
|Côte-Rôtie, Côte Brune, Gilles Barge||6 bts||Sold Out|
|Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe||6 bts||£162|
|Rasteau, Fleur de Confiance, Domaine La Soumade||6 bts||Sold Out|
|Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Beaucastel||6 bts||£195|
|Hermitage Rouge, Domaine du Colombier||6 bts||£204|
|Côte-Rôtie, Ampodium, René Rostaing||6 bts||£210|
|Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Grenaches de Pierre, Domaine Giraud||6 bts||Sold Out|
White Wines - Rhône 2014
|Laudun Côtes du Rhône-Villages Blanc, Château Courac||6 bts||Sold Out|
|Viognier, IGP des Collines Rhodaniennes, Pascal Jamet||6 bts||Sold Out|
|Crozes-Hermitage Blanc, Les Charmeuses, Domaine Mucyn||6 bts||Sold Out|
|Saint-Joseph Blanc, Le Carats, Domaine Mucyn||6 bts||Sold Out|
|Saint-Joseph Blanc, André Perret||6 bts||Sold Out|
|Crozes-Hermitage Blanc, Cuvée Gaby, Domaine du Colombier||6 bts||Sold Out|
|Condrieu, André Perret||6 bts||Sold Out|
|Condrieu, La Solarie, Gilles Barge||6 bts||Sold Out|
|Condrieu, Coteaux de Chery, André Perret||6 bts||Sold Out|
|Condrieu, Clos Chanson, André Perret||6 bts||Sold Out|
|Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe||6 bts||£168|
|Hermitage Blanc, Domaine du Colombier||6 bts||£216|
|Condrieu, La Bonnette, René Rostaing||6 bts||£219|
Please ring us 01743 234455 to discuss your requirements.