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The Classics

When we selected this case we wanted to give our members a collection of wines that would be great for the festive season, and part of this has to be the classic styles. We wanted to choose a pair of wines that would match with the rich food traditionally served at Christmas, whilst also reflecting the desire to have something special on hand, whatever your family traditions might be.

When we selected this case we wanted to give our members a collection of wines that would be great for the festive season, and part of this has to be the classic styles. We wanted to choose a pair of wines that would match with the rich food traditionally served at Christmas, whilst also reflecting the desire to have something special on hand, whatever your family traditions might be.

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On the white front we opted for a Chablis, the thinking here was that we need to choose a white that would stand up tot he rich flavours associated with Christmas Fayre. It didn't take me log to decide on the producer, Jean-Marc Brocard has been one of favourite wine-makers for a long time and his commitment to modern techniques and traditional styles makes him one of the best producers in Chablis. Domaine des Manants offers that clean fruit expression and flinty complexity I just love, the depth of flavour means this is a wine that will not be lost amongst big flavours. 

When it came to choosing the red, we had a much harder time. Chris and I had a few things in mind which we had tried at the London Wine Fair earlier int he year, but getting the quantity we needed was proving difficult from some of the producers we wanted to show you.

After some rigorous tasting (I know, though job!) we came across the perfect wine, only to find that it was only available in half bottles! Not willing to give up we pulled in some flavours and as I write this I am assured the shipment of full size bottles is on the high seas ready to be served at your Christmas table (I really hope I'm not tempting fate by writing this!).

The wine itself is from Bordeaux, but it was essential that we didn't go for anything too heavy - this would cause a problem for those of you having turkey. St-Emillion is perfect in this respect and the Croix de Grezard, from Lussac-St-Emillion, has that wonderful medium body and firm structure without being overpowering or too tannic. I hope you enjoy the wine, I certainly think it's worth the stress it has caused Chris and I to get it in time for Christmas.  

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