The bargain of the year? Prestige Cuvee Chateauneuf-du-Pape for just $55.96 a bottle!

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A Prestige Cuvee Chateauneuf-du-Pape from 2009 and 2010 for $55.96 a bottle - we've done it again!

 

Many of you will be familiar with the delicious Cotes-du-Rhone from Chateau Beauchene (see at right). The wine proved so popular that we decided to investigate some other wines in their portfolio.

 

The timing was fortuitous in one repect as the domaine has just introduced a new prestige cuvee to honour Odette Bernhard who sadly passed away in 2009.

 

Odette was the matriarch of the family and it was her passion and charisma that has made this a great source for southern Rhone wines.

 

The first vintage of Hommage a Odette Bernard is 2009. The wine was again produced in 2010 and will only be made in great vintages.

 

It is a blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre from 100 years and older vines. The wine sees a little oak.

 

What is remarkable about this Prestige Cuvee is the price. It is a new wine and the domaine wants it to position itself in the market. So for the moment, at least, it is incredibly affordable. Both the 2009 and 2010 are available at just $55.96 a bottle Pre Arrival when purchased by the unbroken case.

 

I had originally intended to only import the 2010. But on tasting the wine, and ready Tanzer's notes (he is notoriously tough on Chateauneuf), I have decided some 2009 will also be well received. 2009 is for those who like a richer style, 2010 for those who like more elegance. Buy both and compare!

 

Why settle for run of the mill Chateauneuf-du-Pape when you can purchase this prestige cuvee for the same price or less?

 

Chateau Beauchene Chateauneuf-du-Pape Hommage a Odette Bernard 2009

Normally $69.95

Pre Arrival Price $59.50

Pre Arrival Case Price $671.50 (=$55.96 a bottle)

 

Beauchene Hommage 2009 Tanzer: Bright ruby. A seductively aromatic bouquet displays boysenberry and cherry liqueur, singed plum, fruitcake and licorice. Like a dark fruit pie in the mouth, with palate-coating sweetness and a refreshing jolt of peppery spice adding life. Extremely rich and ripe but there's good energy as well. Finishes with impressive length and a note of candied licorice. 91-93 Points

 

Chateau Beauchene Chateauneuf-du-Pape Hommage a Odette Bernard 2010

Normally $69.95

Pre Arrival Price $59.50

Pre Arrival Case Price $671.50 (=$55.96 a bottle)

 

Beauchene Hommage 2010 Very deep red-black. Complex nose of tar, smoke, roast meats, herbs. Just a hint of oak. Deep and rich palate: savoury, not sweet, with the flavours suggested by the nose. Fine grained tannins. Fresh and vibrant which is a hallmark of this domaine. Give it two to three years in the cellar to integrate and then a decade or more of drinking pleasure, especially when you think of the price! 

 

Wines may be viewed and purchased on line by clicking here. You may also order by telephone (03) 9326 5737 or email sales@grandmillesime.com.au. 

 

Cheers,

Darren 

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Grand Millesime Pty Ltd

21 Toorak Road

South Yarra

Vic 3141

 

Phone: (03) 9326 5737

 

Beauchene cdr 2012

 

New! 2012 Vintage of Beauchene 

Cotes-du-Rhone Grande Reserve

A delicious expression of Cotes-du-Rhone at the right price.

Bright crimson colour. Fresh cherry, raspberry, violet and spice on the nose - very similar to the 2011 in aromatic nuances.

Elegant and supple palate. Background notes of liquorice, tar and smoke but the overriding impression is that this is a Cotes-du-Rhone of freshness, minerality and purity. It is not a big wine - the fruit is juicy and vibrant, medium weight and without any rustic notes.

A top successor to the very popular 2011.

  
Normally $22.95
Pre Arrival Price $19.50
Pre Arrival Case Price $220.30 (=$18.36 a bottle)
 
To read more and order on line click here. You'll find the last cases of 2011 also listed.
 

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