Posts Tagged ‘Carmes de Rieussec’

Christmas Sauternes Bin Ends

Friday, November 11th, 2011

What is Christmas without Sauternes?  Unthinkable in my house where there is always a bottle open in the fridge door to go with a mince pie – it beats Baileys hands down as a Christmas tipple!

Steve has routed around the cellar and found a few tempting bin ends at brilliant prices – perfect festive drinking!  Make sure you read right down to the bottom of this post as there is an extra special offer at the end!

2006 Carmes de Rieussec 

Our FREE UK delivery offer means this wine is at roughly 1/2 the price than offered elsewhere but hurry as there are only 15 bottles at £15.52 Ex VAT and 21 half bottles at £10.57 Ex VAT left (just click on the links to go to our shop and buy).

2007 de Rayne Vigneau

First Growth Sauternes from a top vintage for just over £25 a bottle including FREE UK delivery – we must be crazy!  Again speed is of the essence as there are only 5 bottles at £21.50 Ex VAT and 18 half bottles at £14.07 Ex VAT left (just click on the links).

2004 CoutetChateau Coutet, Barsac

For only a couple of £s more how about some First Growth Barsac with a little more age?  Only 3 bottles at £22.61 Ex VAT left so you will have to be lightning fast (just click on the link).

2006 de FarguesChateau de Fargues, Sauternes Wine Label

This is a real bargain – reputable merchants are selling this top quality Sauternes at around the £60-£80 mark but we are offering just 5 bottles at £38.17 Ex VAT and 28 half bottles at £21.21 Ex VAT   Remember this includes FREE UK delivery for just a single half bottle which those other high prices don’t unless you order over a certain amount.

2006 La Tour Blanche

This works out about 25% cheaper than anywhere else and there is the FREE UK delivery to factor in as well – hurry though as there are only 7 bottles at £24.83 Ex VAT left!

And finally, just in case you can’t make your mind up which to buy here is an extra special offer!  Steve has set aside some mixed cases containing all of the above wines – halves or bottles.  At a staggering further 20% off we have just 5 cases of mixed bottles at £196.21 Ex VAT and 5 cases of mixed half bottles at £146.71 – unbelievable value!

We wish you a merry Christmas!  Bill Blatch and Steve Webb

Valentine’s Day Sauternes
Someone’s Sweet on You!

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

I’ve always found Sauternes romantic – both the place and certainly the wines!  With such a high percentage of female wine makers and proprietors (Sandrine Garbay at d’Yquem, Bérénice Lurton at Climens, Aline Baly at Coutet, Martine Langlais-Pauly at Clos Haut-Peyraguey, Laure de Lambert des Granges at Sigalas-Rabaud, Marie-Pierre Lacoste at La Clotte-Cazalis to name a few) it is obvious that ‘Ladies Love Sauternes’ making it the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

We have selected 3 half bottles which we can send to your loved one with the message ‘Someone’s Sweet on You!‘  Here’s a quick video about the wines and a link to our online shop where they can be ordered.  Bill Blatch

Valentine’s Day Selection -Someone’s Sweet on You!

Christmas Sauternes with FREE UK delivery

Monday, November 29th, 2010

You will have to move super fast on this offer!

We have very limited stock at fantastic prices of some great Christmas Sauternes available by the bottle with FREE delivery to all UK mainland addresses (order by 12th December for Christmas delivery).  The link to our new online store and the offer is here:

Bordeaux Gold Christmas Sauternes Offer

We’ve done the offer by the bottle (or half bottle) so you can treat either yourself or your friends and family to the ultimate Christmas luxury.  You can also order more than one bottle because Sauternes is great with roast Turkey, Christmas pudding, mince pies, Christmas cheeses, Boxing Day leftovers and a wide range of seasonal snacks.

Here are some videos about the wines which are from the 2004, 2006 (yes that is Bill in a hammock) and 2007 vintages:

All of the wines have an extra US strip label as they were originally destined for US sale (but never distributed).  They have been shipped to the UK in refrigerated containers and are in perfect condition.  Please contact Steve via if you have any questions (e.g. shipping to non-UK mainland addresses).