Tuesday, 10 December 2013

D. Byrne & Co. Wines for Christmas Blog 2013

D. Byrne & Co. Christmas Newsletter

Lallier Grand Cru Vintage Brut 2005 £29.99
A wonderfully rich and mature Pinot dominant vintage Champagne, from 100% Grand cru vineyards. The bargain of the year - we think so!
Domaine Madeloc Collioure Blanc Cuvee Tremadoc 2011 £15.99
A superbly intense and exotic wine made from a blend of Grenache Gris, Rousanne and Vermentino. Ripe and fleshy, this is a joy!
Vallet Freres Auxey Duresses 2008 £19.99
This is fantastic value for money. Situated close to Mersault, the village of Auxey Duresses is an excellent source for similarly styled, rich and nutty fine wines at a fraction of the cost.

Domaine de Petit, Clos de la Marche, Savennieres 2010 £12.99
A very fine wine from one of France's most underrated appellations. Made from the Chenin Blanc grape, this is a very complex and refined white wine.
Sileni Estate The Straights Sauvignon Blanc 2012 £10.99
A super soft and outrageously fruity Kiwi Sauvignon, bursting with pure gooseberry fruit

Campogiovanni Arkeos 2008 Toscana £21.99
Produced from the ancient grape of Chianti, Pugnitello grown in vineyards in the Montalcino area, this is a wonderfully powerful complex wine.
Chapoutier Bila Haut Occultum Lapidem - Rousillon 2011 £13.99
95-97 Parker points, this is a sensationally priced wine for such a high rating. A deeply concentrated, alluring, smoky red.
Edmeades Mendocino Zinfandel 2010 £12.99
Full-bodied and bursting with red fruits, this would be perfect with the turkey.
Chateau La Dauphine Fronsac 2001 £19.99
A mature right bank Bordeaux from a lovely vintage, this is drinking superbly.
Fincas de Ganuza Reserva Rioja 2005 £20.99
Made in the modern style, this is undoubtedly one of Rioja's finest producers.
Barbazul Tinto 2011 - Arcos de la Frontera £8.59
Spain comes up with the goods once again with this sensational wine from Cadiz. Lovely fresh red fruits and plenty of structure. We also have a limited quantity of Barbazul 2011 in 3ltr format £52.99 - a stunning looking bottle that is perfect for a large Christmas gathering.
Monthelie 2008 Pierre Matrot £18.99
A bargain priced Burgundy of real quality, Monthelie is an adjoining village to Volnay and produces similarly fine, fragrant wines.

The Essential Party Wines

Party Fizz
Lunetta Prosecco £7.49
Our brilliant House Prosecco, very clean and filled with lovely soft apple fruits. A quality sparkler to serve your guests without breaking the bank.
Stephane Breton Brut N.V. £16.99
Our outstanding House Champagne goes from strength to strength.
"An absolute bargain" says The Daily Telegraph

Party Whites
Cape Heights Sauvignon Blanc 2013 - South Africa £4.99
This ticks all the boxes, full of fruit, very clean, light and dry.
Impossible to beat for the price.
Domaine Vision Viognier 2011 - France £5.99
Smooth, weighty and honeyed with classic apricot fruit flavours. Cheap enough to slurp and yet posh enough to serve at a dinner party.
Monte Schiavo Verdicchio Classico 2012 - Italy £5.99
A fine and fantastically fresh dry white with very clean citrus fruits.

Party Reds
Cape Heights Shiraz 2013 - South Africa £4.99
Like it's white counterpart, this is simply impossible to beat for the price. Delivering everything and more with it's soft and smoky black fruit.
Vega Piedra Rioja 2011 - Spain £5.69
Light and plummy with just a hint of spicy oak, an authentic easy drinking Rioja.
Cotes du Rhone La Chapelle du Marin 2012 - France £5.99
An un believably serious wine for such a modest price. With enough weight and richness to impress your guests at a dinner party.

Philip's Rhone & Burgundy Selection

2010 Cornas 'La Geynale' Vincent Paris £34.99
2010 Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Confiance £20.99
2010 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition Clos St Jean £24.99
2010 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition Pierre Usseglio £24.99
2006 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieux Telegraph £34.99
2009 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clos du Papes Avril £34.99
2009 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Auguste Favier Domaine St. Prefert £31.69
2009 Coudoulet Beaucastel £16.89
2009 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Chateau Beaucastel £55.49
2008 Puligny Montrachet Domaine Leflaive £38.99
2008 Saint Romain Matrot £16.99
2006 Meursault Charmes 1er Cru Matrot £37.89
2009 Meursault Vendage Selection Lafarge £27.69
2010 Rully 1er Cru Gressigny H & P Jacquesson £16.99
2007 Chassagne Montrachet 'Les Chenevottes' Niellon £40.39
2010 Batard Montrachet Louis Jadot £165.99
2009 Corton Charlmagne Louis Jadot £82.99
2010 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Folatieres Louis Jadot £46.99
2005 Bourgogne Pinot Noir Bernard Dugat £29.99
2009 Bourgogne Rouge Domaine Cecile Tremblay £20.89
2008 Bourgogne Hautes Cote de Nuits Michel Gros £15.99
2007 Bourgogne Rouge Alain Burguet £16.69
2009 Bourgogne Rouge Ghislaine Barthod £22.89
2006 Bourgogne Pinot Noir M. Lafarge £15.99
2010 Avalon Pinot Noir Pascal Marchand £14.99
2006 Volnay Vendages Selection M. Lafarge £32.99
2008 Blagny 1er Cru 'Les Piece Sous Les Bois' Joseph Matrot £28.99
1998 Clos St Denis Grand Cru Nicolas Potel £47.99
2002 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Nicolas Potel £55.99
1999 Clos St Denis Grand Cru Louis Jadot £62.99
2002 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Louis Jadot £69.99
2010 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Pascal Marchand £66.49
2009 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pascal Marchand £114.99
2005 Chambertin Grand Cru Nicolas Potel £149.99
2009 Echezeaux Grand Cru Roche Bellene £69.99
2005 Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vigne Bernard Dugat £69.39
2005 Nuits St Georges Robert Arnoux £29.99
2005 Pommard Clos des Epeneux Comte Armand £46.99
2009 Vosne Romanee Les Croix Blanches Rene Bouvier (magnums) £80.99
2009 Chambole Musigny Les Fuess 1er Cru Rene Bouvier (magnums) £119.99

Our famous Seasonal Cases
For quality, excitement and sheer value for money these are hard to beat!

In November we launched our Christmas, Connoisseurs and Luxury cases of wine and they have been flying off the shelves. each case has a beautiful selection of twelve bottles of wine designed for drinking over the Christmas period. Traditionally presented, the wines are accompanied by full tasting notes. For details of the cases please CLICK HERE

Recommended Spirits and Liqueurs
Mamont Siberian Vodka £29.99
Soft, with a hint of sweetness and a dry finish (available in gift sets for no extra charge).
Caorunn Small Batch Scottish Gin £23.99
Caorunn is uniquely served with a slice of red apple to enhance its invigorating dry and crisp taste.
Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin 50cl £36.39
The ultimate gin from our range of over 90. From the Black Forest in Germany, distilled from 47 predominantly usual but regional botanicals such as lingonberries and blended with natural spring water.
Doorleys XO Barbados Rum £24.99
From very old selected rums matured for a second time in Oloroso sherry casks, producing a delicious fusion of complex flavours from the cask and well-aged rums.
Godet VS Deluxe Cognac £19.99
Comte de Ferragut VS Armagnac £17.99
Comte de Ferragut VSOP Armagnac £20.99
Torres 10 Gran reserve Spanish Brandy £12.99
Four fantastically priced brandies from our range of over 100 from various countries.
something that bit special......
Ragnaud Sabourn No. 20 Reserve Speciale Cognac £63.59
This Grande Champagne cognac is aged for at least 20 years to produce a very smooth, rich and rounded brandy.
something that bit different.......
Akashi-Tai Plum Infused Sake 50cl £14.59
Astonishingly versatile, this can be used as a dessert wine or even a liqueur. Try this with mince pies or Christmas pudding and be amazed!

Malt Whisky Offers for Christmas
Selected from our range of over 400 keenly priced malts. If you are looking for recommendations come and talk to us.

Speyburn Bradan Orach £17.59
Subtle and delicate with vanilla and honey, full-bodied, creamy and smooth with long lasting spicy finish.
Glen Moray Elgin Classic £19.49
The mouth feel is lightly spiced with a warming and gently mouth watering effect. Malty toffee sweetness is present throughout, with blackcurrants and a fragrant citrus lemongrass tang.
Aberlour Aged 10 Years £21.99
Full-bodied, spicy rich fruit cake, toffee-caramel, honey and sweet spice notes and a long creamy maltiness.
The Ileach £21.99
The Ileach is a peaty single malt from a secret Islay distillery. Scoring very highly in The Whisky Bible, it is very smooth with malty notes, peat, warming spices and a slight fruit cake finish.
Old Pulteney aged 12 years £23.99
Dry, medium-bodied and smooth with a clean finish; faintly salty with a slight sherry note. Winner of many Gold medals.
Strathisla aged 12 years £24.99
Rich and fruity with a complex array of hay-like aromas, balanced with a dry oakiness. Full, rich and with a mellow, nutty sweetness. Finishes rich and mellow.
Isle Of Jura Superstition £24.99
Both young and aged (up to 21 years) whiskies go into this mysterious bottle, so there's a different flavour to explore with every drop. Hints of honey and spice.
Glengoyne aged 10 years £29.99
Fresh green apples, toffee and a hint of nuttiness. This is the taste of distilling slower than anyone else in Scotland, notes of barley dried by air, never peat, and of oak casks.
Glenrothes Select Reserve £30.79
Laden with ripe fruits, citrus, vanilla and hints of spice, the Select Reserve is the essence, the very heart of the Glenrothes range.
Aberlour A'Bunadh 60.2vol. Batch 45 £30.79
Bottled straight from single Oloroso butts, spicy, with raisin fruitiness. A classic!
Dalmore aged 15 years - with free nosing glass £39.99
Twelve years maturing in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, then a three year finish in three different sherry woods - Amoroso, Apostoles and Matusalem Oloroso. A robust, yet elegant spirit, spicy with some orange zest.
Glen Cadam aged 14 years Oloroso finished £42.59
95 points in The Whisky Bible. Floral and spicy with a sophisticated mix of vanilla and sherry sweetness and a gentle pepper spice finish.
Scapa aged 16 years £46.59
Perfectly balanced and rich, with a tang of ginger and sweet baked apples. Rich, long and very slightly dry with the merest hint of the sea.
Old Pulteney aged 21 years £81.99
This malt is matured in ex-bourbon wood with spirit from ex-sherry wood casks. The crucial difference, however, is that the ex-sherry wood in this case is made from American oak (mostly Fino sherries). This adds yet another layer of complexity, depth and character to this truly superb malt whisky.
Dalmore King Alexander III £112.39
Crafted to honour the act of saving Scotland's king in 1263, this expression unites six specially selected casks housing spirit of perfect maturity. Whiskies matured in ex-bourbon casks, Matusalem Oloroso sherry wood, Madeira barrels, Marsala casks, port pipes and Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques are brought together in perfect harmony. Each cask gives its own flavour notes, delivering a unique complex single malt whisky revered by connoisseurs.

Fortified Wines

Grahams Six Grapes Reserve £9.99
Dark red colour, with a seductive rich perfume of ripe plums and cherries. On the palate, complex, with a good structure and long lingering finish.
Krohn Coleita 2001 Tawny £14.99
Soft toffee nose with caramelised berry fruit and hints of dry figs on the palate.
Krohn Vintage 2005 £22.99
An exceptionally warm vintage with some timely rain at harvest brings ripe, mouth-filling, juicy fruit characters with deliciously spicy Christmas cake notes. Soft, round, approachable, forward, ready for drinking now and exceptionally good value.

Jose De Soto - great value house sherries covering most styles:
Fino (dry) £7.29
Manzanilla (dry) £7.29
Amontillado (medium dry) £8.29
Pale Cream (sweet) £8.29
Rich Cream (sweet) £8.29
Pedro Ximenez (very sweet) £9.99

Sanchez Romate Fino Marismeno £13.59
Vibrant tingling freshness, crisp and dry. Balanced by perfect acidity and a lingering finish.
Sanchez Romate Pedro Ximenez Cardenal Cisneros £20.89
Raisin and sultana aromas with a touch of nut, dried fruit and oak spice. Balancing acidity, creamy raisins, espresso coffee and dark chocolate.
Fernando De Castilla Antique Oloroso 50cl £20.99
This Oloroso is completely dry and very aromatic. Flavours of walnut, spice and orange peel. A great wine with cured meats and cheeses or just to sip in front of a warm fire.

The D. Byrne & Co. Christmas Beer Keg
As usual we have our Christmas Beer Keg. A 5 litre keg of gorgeous Bowland Brewery Beer prepared specially for us £18.99
We also have a huge selection of bottled beer both local and international and beer gift packs which make excellent presents.

Gift Vouchers
We have gift vouchers which can be made out to any sum and can be posted on your behalf to anywhere in the UK.

To order anything you have seen in the blog please phone us on 01200 422281 or 01200 423152

May we take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support throughout 2013 and wish you all a very Merry and Peaceful Christmas.