2011 Hospices de Beaune En Primeur - Save 30%! Father's Day Gift Idea - the Durand Corkscrew

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Order the 2011 Hospices de Beaune wines En Primeur and save 30% on the landed price!


On the third Sunday of November the Hospices de Beaune holds its annual wine auction. The event is steeped in history with its origins dating back to the 15th century.


The event is both serious and fun. I attended the 2011 event, enjoyed terrific hospitality from everyone at Albert Bichot, tasted the 45 different cuvees in one morning and purchased two barrels of wine at the auction. It was an exciting time and something I had wanted to do for many years.


Today, the two barrels are calmly resting in Bichot's Beaune cellars awaiting bottling somewhere around April next year.


With the 2012 auction not too far away I though it was time to present these wines to our clients in a very special En Primeur Offer. 


Our normal Pre Arrival Prices are 15% less than normal landed prices. We present these wines at an En Primeur price that is 30% less than our normal prices. There is a minimum order of 6 bottles of a wine to obtain these special prices. The offer is limited and may be closed at any time. We want some wine to sell when it arrives!


Tasting notes are by Anthony Hanson MW. 


2011 Volnay-Santenots 1er Cru Cuvee Gauvain

Normal Price $125.00

En Primeur Price $87.50

Minimum order 6 bottles

Hospices Gauvin Label The Hospices' Volnays are, in my opinion, amongst their best holdings. The Cuvee Gauvain was my pick of them in 2011. The vines are from Santenots which produces wines of style and substance with terrific ageing potential.


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Anthony Hanson MW: In colour, this is a beautiful, purple-ruby, with very ripe, fragrant aromas, which are subtly spicy. On the palate, the wine is full and luscious, yet also shows the inimitable finesse of its great, First Growth Volnay terroir. This wine is delicately poised, all aspects being in fine harmony, but with elegance being the outstanding factor. Tannins are firmly present, to ensure harmonious ageing, the finish being impressively long and vivacious.   


2011 Corton Grand Cru Cuvee Dr Peste

Normal Price $159.50

En Primeur Price $111.65

Minimum order 6 bottles

Hospices Peste Label Dr Peste is invariably my pick of the Corton Grand Cru cuvees and it was again in 2011. It is a powerful wine with a classic Corton spine.


To read a PDF with more detail click here.


Anthony Hanson MW: This is deep garnet-purple, with roasted, densely ripe aromas, already complex. The palate is full-bodied and richly structured - more solid and tannic than Corton Cuvée Charlotte Dumay, as is often the case. The character of Corton Dr. Peste is well delineated, and the wine will prove magnificent, particularly after several years bottle-age. There is neither astringency nor bitterness, but massive complexity on the palate, showing great potential.   


Click here to view and order the wines on our website. Or you can order by telephone on (03) 9326 5737 or email sales@grandmillesime.com.au.


Special Offer for those who purchase 12 or more bottles of these wines: Commitments allowing, if you are in Burgundy in the next six months,  I will arrange for you to visit Albert Bichot and taste these wines from barrel. No doubt the lovely people at Bichot will have a few more surprises up their sleeve!




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Father's Day 

Gift Idea

The Durand Corkscrew

The best Corkscrew for old and difficult corks


Simply the best option for removing old, frail and difficult corks. The unique two part design secures the cork with a normal helix whilst a two-pronged Ah-so type piece breaks the cork's seal with the bottle neck. Together they are rotated and presto!, old corks are no longer an issue.


Normally $169.00

Father's Day Special $149.00


To read more information and order on our website click here.


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