Editors Choice - 12 Bottle Case
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite wines that have recently been revered in the Irish press. Six bottles that have been tried and tested by the best in the game, lovingly chosen and packed for you to enjoy. Summer is on the tip of everyone’s tongue, will it or won’t it happen this year. The Editor’s Choice will be there to cast light over the dull evenings that could befall us, or it will play a perfect pair to the barbeques we could yet still light.
2 x PADDY BORTHWICK ‘PAPER ROAD’
Wairarapa, New Zealand
“Aroma of rose petals on the nose. On the palate, delicacy and harmony from strawberry and raspberry. Great for summer in the garden.”
Ernie Whalley, Sunday Times
2 x RONDAN RESERVA
Rioja DO, Spain
“Classic stewed berries with liquorice and vanilla with a woody finish. At peak now.”
Liam Campbell, Irish Independent
2 x CHATEAU SAINT ESTEVE GRAND RESERVE
Cotes du Rhone Villages A/C, France
“From a small estate where wild oregano, rosemary, thyme and lavender grow on the hillside, this is an organic wine relying mainly on Grenache. Made in very modest amounts, it’s all about supple plummy fruit, and ripe and round tannins.”
Tom Doorley, Irish Daily Mail
2 x TAHBILK MARSANNE
Nagambie Lakes, Australia
“A delight in it's youth, but age adds intensity, toast and honey”
Ernie Whalley, The Sunday Times
2 x DOMAINE DE TERRES DOREES 'CLASSE'
Beaujolais A/C, France
This ruthlessly selected, hand-harvested Chardonnay from Beaujolais has succulence like St Aubin, with apricot and white peach notes, a creamy, nutty palate and a decently crisp finish.,at this price, chilled and with an open mind, it is a smart and compelling wine.”
Tomas Clancy, The Sunday Business Post
2 x CASTELLARI BERGAGLIO
Gavi DOCG, Italy
“More body than most Gavi. An attractive nose with the lime zest and pear leads to a satisfyingly orange-flavoured palate with a clean finish.”
Martin Moran (MW), The Sunday Times
Bodegas as Laxas has been family owned and run since its creation in 1863. It is located in the Condado de Tea area of the Rías Baixas region, on the terraced banks of the Padre Miño river giving it the perfect southern exposure. Lots of intense sunshine, tempered by mild, humid Atlantic winds, are ideal viticulture conditions.
Rías Baixas DO only started in 1980 and Bodegas as Laxas was one of the first wineries to be awarded the status of DO. The land required for Albariño is low-lying, generally not higher than 300 metres, close to the sea and on the bank of a river which allows for the perfect Atlantic influences to effect the growth. These climactic features and the topography of the land provide the Albariño grape with its very aromatic and fresh characteristics. Excellent location, a tradition of winemaking handed down over many generations and a fully modern winery combine to produce a stellar Albariño.
Val Do Sosego
A south-facing terraced landscape overlooking the River Miño, our vines are exposed to the humid, warm Atlantic winds and intense sunlight that capriciously caress the aristocratic Albariño fruit, in these lands generous with plenty. In Arbo stand the triple stone cross and an original Celtic votive tower in the parish. It is well worth visiting the tower and ruins in Fornelos (XII cent.), the Barreiro country mansion (XVI cent.), the Romanesque apse of the Church of San Pedro de Crescentes (XIII cent.) and the chapel and remains of the Albeos monastery