Wine List 2020-2021
Bottles With Spark
Despite the recent travel restrictions, we continue to hunt down new, exciting wines. As I write, we have a shipment on the water from our first-ever, exclusive estate in Mornington Peninsular, Australia. Scorpo Estate produce brilliant Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that you should not miss, these are truly classy wines (see page 52).
We have increased our range from the Alto Adige estate Kellerei Kurtatsch, adding two scintillating whites: Amos (see front cover) and a bracing Kerner which is bursting with verve and grapefruit freshness (page 46).
Our Bordeaux and Burgundy listings are stronger than ever. We have expanded our purchases to offer more depth and choice. This includes a limited parcel of Montagny 1er Cru Les Combes 2017 from Domaine Cellier aux Moines (page 27) and, in multiple formats, the excellent Château Magnan La Gaffelière 2015 – perfect for immediate drinking (see page 7). For red Burgundy, we have re-shipped many 2017s, for us, a classic vintage with wines that are bright, open and beautifully balanced.
When buying wines for our list, we constantly pursue perfect bottles – a combination of the highest possible quality at the best price. But, we also insist on wine that has character, a sense of place and gives a spark of pleasure.
Regular HH&C customers will know that we usually hold wine tastings in the run-up to Christmas. Sadly, it seems this tradition will not be possible this year. You will find a ready-made mixed case at the front of this list, but if you want to experiment further, we will happily create a tailor-made tasting case to suit you.
2019 Burgundy En Primeur
One thing that we are sure of is the high quality of the 2019 Burgundy vintage. We will finalise our selections this autumn, but rest assured we have an exciting, if small, vintage to look forward to. Our offer will be available in early January 2021.
In what has been a difficult year, I would like to thank all our customers for your enthusiastic support. We look forward to continuing to keep you well stocked over the year ahead.