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Unwrapping the Parcel

ParcelWhat exactly is a parcel of wine? Rest assured, this is one bit of wine jargon well worth knowing, as parcels really are something quite special.

In short, a parcel is an exclusive one-off opportunity for us to buy a finite quantity of wine at a truly amazing price. A producer may be keen to sell mature stock, eager to get on with their next vintage, or it could simply be an issue of storage. Alas these opportunities don’t come around often and once the stock is gone, it’s gone.

Thanks to our manoeuvrability as a business, our buying strategy and close relationships with suppliers, we are renowned for sourcing these parcels from around the world, whenever they arise. For you the customer, that means the chance to enjoy great wines of all styles and origins – all at exceptional prices.

This selection has something to suit most palates and budgets, from a rich, concentrated Chardonnay to vibrant Côtes du Rhône with some fabulous and sensibly priced Beaujolais and Bordeaux reds to complete the list.

** September 2009 Offers **

Château La Croix Guillotin 2006, Puisseguin St-Emilion

From this up-and-coming satellite appellation, this is stylish and supple with elegant rich  fruit and a lovely texture. Perfect with roast meats, casseroles and game.

 

Fleurie 2007, Chanson Père et Fils

With a fresh red berry nose featuring a hint of liquorice and spice, Chanson Fleurie is a complex and harmonious wine.

 

La Galine Chardonnay 2007, Vin de Pays d’Oc

Crisp, fresh, unoaked Chardonnay with real varietal character – hazelnut, nectarine, melon and banana.

 

Morgon 2007, Château de Pizay
Hedgerow fruits combine with a silky smooth palate and refreshing acidity to give a classic Morgon, showing the fruit of Beaujolais and the charm of Burgundy.

 

Côtes du Rhône 2006, Clos de Mont-Olivet
Fresh, intense and brimming with ripe black cherry fruits; complex with fine tannins and a long, complex finish.

 

Château Lachesnaye 2003/04, Haut Médoc, Cru Bourgeois
This well situated Cru Bourgeois displays earthy black fruit, cedar and seamless structure. It will drink well over the next 4-6 years, a versatile food wine.