Fine Wines Outlook – Dec 2014

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(Sunset at Beaune 1er Cru vineyards.)

Time flies. This is our final outlook for 2014 and we would like to raise a toast to all our friends and supporters, many of whom have enjoyed our wines since our rebirth in February this year. It has been a exciting 10 months of sourcing the best value, most underrated and the finest quality wines and bringing them to your cellars.

WEA took a big step forward last month, November, when we launched our Burgundy agencies. First up were Domaine Antoine Jobard (Meursault) and Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret (Vosne-Romanee). We have also slipped in a Champagne agency, Cheurlin Noëllat. It is heartening to hear positive feedback for the wines and of course, the proof is always in the repeat orders. Many of the bottles have already been dispatched to our clients’ cellars so let me know if you’ve missed them!

Just a few words on recent vintage characteristics for red Burgundies as I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries. 2009s are for the most part firmly shut down now. They will need many more years in the cellar. The 2010s, despite the firm structure, are fairly approachable now and are very terroir-driven. Certainly one of the greatest vintage of recent times. The 2011s are shaping up to be a very enjoyable mid-term drinking vintage while you age your 09s and 10s. Similar to 07s but with more concentration. The top Grand Crus will need time but Villages and Premier Crus are very accessible so don’t overlook them. The 2012s meanwhile are riper, rounder and darker-fruited in profile compared to the 11s. However they do have a good acid spine and the sheer extract makes them very approachable now yet with the structure to age.

Back to this month, we’ve just launched our latest agency wine, Domaine Robert Sirugue (Vosne-Romanee) a few days ago to great fanfare. Several more new names are still in the pipeline. Next up, the often under-appreciated reds from Cote de Beaune. I know they don’t capture as much imagination as Vosne or Chambolle but trust me on the quality, as we stick strongly to our mantra that every wine we sell or represent are Wines we Love to Drink! There has never been a better time to be a Burgundy lover than now with WEA Wines. Exciting times ahead!

Holiday Pack and Wine Tasting
WEA have launched our Holiday assortment packs 2 weeks ago and they are a great introduction to our portfolio. If you have always wondered about our offers or are fairly new to the world of fine wines, these assortments are great starter kits. Again, 8% of the proceeds from these packs goes towards charity, so what are you still waiting for?

The White Christmas Set
x2 NV Cheurlin-Noëllat Carte d’Or Brut (Chardonnay from Champagne)
x2 2010 Donnhoff Hermannshohle Spätlese (Riesling from Germany)
x2 2012 Antoine Jobard Bourgogne Blanc (Chardonnay from Burgundy)

The Red Santa Set
x2 NV Cheurlin-Noëllat Rosé Brut (Champagne)
x2 2009 Spiess Hasensprung Spatburgunder (Germany)
x2 2012 Felettig Chambolle-Musigny Clos du Village (Burgundy)

Also it gives me great pleasure to invite you to our last wine tasting for this year. Come and meet the people behind the name and taste the wines which WEA love to drink! Many are names not seen in the local market before and, of course, great offers for the day!

Date: 7 December 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 2-5pm (swing by after lunch/brunch), come early to beat the crowd.
Location: Ground Floor, Tasting Room of ExtraSpace, 301 Boon Keng Road, S(339779). *Free parking.*

What WEA have been drinking…

It was a dry month for us in November as we await the onslaught of debauchery in December. Remember, if you drink, don’t drive!