12 of the best wines to drink with Christmas dinner

Clos Marey-Monge Monopole 2016

For something a little more traditional and blow-out, this bottle, which picked up a gold in our most recent Pinot Noir comp, would certainly fit the bill. The winemakers start building the skeleton by using Grand Champs and 75 Rangs. Then comes the flesh, using the well-rounded cuvees from Micault and Les Paules.

The nose is intense and youthful, full of violets, ripe strawberries, red plums and sweet spices such as cinnamon. The palate is well-rounded and velvety, mixing freshness, salivation, and a long finish. Its floral and fruity aromas make it a pleasant wine to enjoy today, but you could definitely stick it in your cupboard under the stairs cellar for a few years and reap the rewards in Christmas 2024.

Medal: Gold, the Pinot Noir Masters 2019

Price: £110

Find it here.

Leave your reply

Most Recent Stories

Purina launches cookbook for humans inspired by cats

To celebrate the launch of its Petites line of single-serve cat entrées, Purina’s Fancy Feast cat food brand has published a cookbook to “extend the invitation to your cat to join you for mealtime". 

Bride tips waitress who spilled gravy all over her mother-in-law's white wedding outfit

One former waitress has revealed the story of how she received a considerable tip from the bride after spilling gravy all over her mother-in-law's white wedding outfit.

London Wine Fair launches preview event for on-trade

The London Wine Fair has launched a day-long Welcome Back Wednesday preview event for the on-trade, which is due to take place on 28 April.

Industry responds to leaked reports of plan to put calorie labelling on beer in pubs

After leaked reports suggested that the government was planning a public awareness drive of how drinking can contribute to weight gain, the industry reacts to news that pubs could be required to display the calories in their beer, wine and spirits.

People baffled after spotting man's choice of first drink at pub as beer gardens reopen

Eagle-eyed viewers have been left utterly baffled by one man's choice of tipple for his first drink as beer gardens reopen after months of waiting. 

Most Recent Stories

Purina launches cookbook for humans inspired by cats

To celebrate the launch of its Petites line of single-serve cat entrées, Purina’s Fancy Feast cat food brand has published a cookbook to “extend the invitation to your cat to join you for mealtime". 

Bride tips waitress who spilled gravy all over her mother-in-law's white wedding outfit

One former waitress has revealed the story of how she received a considerable tip from the bride after spilling gravy all over her mother-in-law's white wedding outfit.

London Wine Fair launches preview event for on-trade

The London Wine Fair has launched a day-long Welcome Back Wednesday preview event for the on-trade, which is due to take place on 28 April.

Industry responds to leaked reports of plan to put calorie labelling on beer in pubs

After leaked reports suggested that the government was planning a public awareness drive of how drinking can contribute to weight gain, the industry reacts to news that pubs could be required to display the calories in their beer, wine and spirits.

People baffled after spotting man's choice of first drink at pub as beer gardens reopen

Eagle-eyed viewers have been left utterly baffled by one man's choice of tipple for his first drink as beer gardens reopen after months of waiting.