If you are stuck to know what to buy for a present this Christmas or just want to treat yourself to something really special – why not consider a really excellent bottle of wine? Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut – limited edition; Ferreira Port – Portugal’s favourite; Simonnet-Febvre Chablis – outstanding quality or Marques de Caceres Reserva Rioja in a fantastic vintage. All of these and lots more gift ideas available at Victor Hugo Wines.
Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut Christmas 2010
Gift Box contains one bottle of Champagne plus a limited edition leather-handled ice bucket. L-P Rosé is made with 100% Pinot Noir grapes hand picked from ten 100% rated Grands Crus vineyards. Its wonderful salmon pink colour is achieved by skin contact over three days imparting not only colour but red fruit aromas and delicious lasting impression of freshness. It has hints of soft red fruits, such as strawberries, redcurrants, raspberries and black cherries; it has great length and is rounded and supple on the finish.
£99.95 per gift box
Dona Antonia Reserva
has a wonderful red colour with intense tawny shades due to its slow maturation in oak casks. Ferreira is the favourite Port of Portugal and Dona Antonia is also a favourite on the export market. It has an intense bouquet of very ripe fruits, plums and apricots and also a hint of marmalade. Slow oxidation evolving from maturation in wood gives spiciness and dried rich fruit flavours. Although quite full-bodied Dona Antonia has a delicate and elegant finish and it can be served on its own or with many desserts or cheeses.
£12.49 per bottle in gift carton
Marques de Caceres Rioja Reserva 2004
This has been matured in oak casks 22 months and then a further 2 years in bottle before release. This outstanding vintage offers a Reserva wine with a dark ruby colour, an intense bouquet of forest fruits and very refined oak in the background. Great concentration of fruit, well integrated tannins and complexity giving a luscious full finish. Marques de Caceres Reserva 2004 will marry well with fresh tuna steak, many beef recipes including roast or grilled; duck, partridge and game dishes as well as mature cheeses.
£12.95 per bottle or £25.90 per magnum
Premier Cru Vaillons 2006
This is lemon gold in colour vivid and intense with outstanding minerality. A well structured balanced acidity is typical of this vintage which shows great fruit and a nutty richness. A long lasting finish and exceptional maturity make this a wine to savour with fish; poultry and shellfish.
£16.49 per bottle
Victor Hugo Wines. Longueville Road