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**SOLD OUT** SAVE £10. Now £9.99! Perfect for the Christmas festivities this has toasty oak and rich melon fruit aromas. Delivers lovely mid-palate fruit weight with good acidity. 4 stars, Top of its Class from Winestate Magazine.
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Producer note: Protero
Protero vineyard is owned by Frank Baldasso and lies on a stony ridge to the east of the road between the towns of Gumeracha and Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills. The viticulturist is Dennis Vice, educator and consultant of hundreds of vine doctors in and around Australia, and proprietor of the revered Highbank, Coonawarra’s only organic vineyard. With the gifted skills of two of Australia’s truely exceptional winemakers Paul Drogemuller and Steven Pannell the quality really shows through. Protero has taken a great deal of time in planning and meticulous preparation. Make no bones about it, this is not a hobby vineyard. Every tiny aspect of the vineyard philosophy and design has been thoroughly, deliberately researched, planned and designed. The professional collaboration between all parties makes this a standout operation. The vineyard is in the process of organic certification.
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Brut Reserve, , Charles Heidsieck, £45.00 France, White
Triple gold-medal winner 2012: Gold IWC, Trophy DWWA, Gold IWSC
Class and sophistication are what Heidsieck embodies. Complex pastry aromas, with an opulent combination of ripe apricot, mango and greengages, dried fruits, pistachio and almond. The palate begins with a silky smooth sensation, developing into ripe fleshy apricot, melon and enticing plum pastry notes and delicate spice. A perfect balance of freshness and generosity.
Brut Vintage, 2009, Henners, £30.50 England, White
Biscuity, brioche aromas, with delicate white flower and full fruit. Flavours are fresh with nicely delicate citrus and apple with a 'lees' character adding complexity.
- Decanter Silver Medal 2012 - huge potential
- International Wine Challenge Silver Medal 2012
Independent Wine Retailer of the Year 2007
Member of the Top Merchants Programme
Merchant of the Year
Regional Merchant of the Year
South East England
Ian Jarman is an Associate of the Institute of Wines & Spirits