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- New Wine in this week: Cousiño-Macul Antiguas Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Maipo Valley 04/12/13
- New Short Term Offers Today 03/12/13
- New Wine in this Week: Montes Reserva Malbec 2012, Colchagua Valley 01/12/13
- Red wine of the Week: Saint Clair Estate Selection Pinot Noir 30/11/13
- White Wine of the Week: Yalumba Y Series Viognier 30/11/13
- New Wine in this Week: Graham Beck Brut Rosé NV 29/11/13
- New Wine in this week: Chianti Poggio Galiga 2012, Grati 28/11/13
- New Wine in this Week: Turkey Flat Butcher's Block Marsanne Viognier Roussanne 2012, Barossa 27/11/13
- Winter Wine Evening: Price List 26/11/13
- New Wine in this week: Vereto Salice Salentino 2010, Agricole Vallone 26/11/13
- New Wine in this Week: Duc de Belmont Côteaux Bourguignons 2011, Loron et Fils 25/11/13
- Majestic Molesey's Winter Wine Evening - The Aftermath 24/11/13
- New Wine in this Week: Château Fourcas-Dupré 2004, Listrac-Médoc 24/11/13
- Red of the Week: M Chapoutier Belleruche Cotes de Rhone 2012 23/11/13
- White of the Week: Dom de Terres Gentilles Macon-Villages 23/11/13
- New Wine in this Week: Striking French Merlot 2012, PGI Pays d'Oc 21/11/13
- New Wine in this Week: Château Coufran 2004, Haut-Médoc, Cru Bourgeois Supérieur 20/11/13
- New Wine in this Week: Château Recougne 2010, Bordeaux Supérieur 18/11/13
- Wine of the Week LFE Gran Reserva Chardonnay 16/11/13
- New Wine in this Week: Panamericana 2012, Central Valley, Chile 14/11/13
- New Wine in this Week: Petit Chablis 2011, Domaine Louis Moreau 13/11/13
- New Wine in this Week: Prosecco Salatin Extra Dry NV 12/11/13
- New Wine in this Week: Panamericana Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Central Valley, Chile 11/11/13
- New Wine in this week: Striking French Viognier 2012, PGI Pays d'Oc 10/11/13
- Focus on California: Paso Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Paso Robles, California 09/11/13
- New Wine in this Week: Martinborough Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Martinborough 09/11/13
- White Wine of the Week: McManis Family Vineyards Viognier 08/11/13
- Wine of the Week: Gestos Malbec 06/11/13
- New Short Term Deals 05/11/13
- As it's my last Saturday... 02/11/13
- Wine of the Week: Lodi Zinfandel 2011 02/11/13
- Wine of the Week: Wakefield Shiraz 24/10/13
- The best wine for a Saturday evening 12/10/13
- Fine Wine of the Fortnight: Angel Share Shiraz, Two Hands 2011 12/10/13
- New Sparkling wines in Store 10/10/13
- Wine of the Week - Beyerskloof Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 09/10/13
- Emily's First Impressions 05/10/13
- New Sherry range... 04/10/13
- Fine Wine of the Fortnight Saint Clair Pioneer Block Sauvignon Blanc 2012 29/09/13
- Wine of the week Cote du Rhone E.Guigal 2010 28/09/13
- The Reds are back... 27/09/13
- 25% off Spanish wines!! A selection of our fave offers.. 24/09/13
- Sparkling Specials on Champagne 22/09/13
- Autumn Magic of Fine Wine: Round 3 21/09/13
- Wine of the Week, Matua Sauvignon Blanc 2012, 20/09/13
- Press Recommended Wine Course... 17/09/13
- Fine Wine tasing today... 14/09/13
- Some Crazy Deals... 12/09/13
- Chardonnay tasting week.... 10/09/13
- Lindauer is back! 06/09/13
- Henri Krug & his legacy 31/08/13
- Upcoming tastings... 30/08/13
- New Wine in store....Giesen Chardonnay 29/08/13
- Wine of the Week 29/08/13
- New Beer in Store...Curious IPA from Chapel Down 23/08/13
- New Wine in Store..Tucumen Malbec 2012, Mendoza, Argentina 21/08/13
- New Wine in store: Puy de Dôme Pinot Noir 2011 19/08/13
- New Wine in Store..Rioja Crianza Arienzo 2010, Marqués de Riscal 16/08/13
- Wine of the Week 15/08/13
- New Wine in Store...Los Boldos Merlot 2012, Alto Cachapoal 13/08/13
- Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 10/08/13
- Wine of The week... 08/08/13
- It's almost over... 06/08/13
- New Wine in Store... 04/08/13
- Sparkling Saturday 03/08/13
- Wine of the week 02/08/13
- The Power of Positive Thinking... 01/08/13
- Change in weather... 30/07/13
- Bigger is always better... 29/07/13
- Summer? 29/07/13
- And it's back... 29/07/13
- The New Trend... 27/07/13
- Pound a bottle... 27/07/13
- Have you seen... 26/07/13
- Wine of the Week: La Grille Pinot Noir 25/07/13
- Do You Love The Ned?! 22/07/13
- Last Day Of Offers!! 22/07/13
- Come on Sun - it's Sparkling Saturday time!! 20/07/13
- Fine Wine Friday!!! 19/07/13
- The next big thing; SIPSMITH SUMMER CUP 18/07/13
- Berne Grande Récolte Rosé 2012 Côtes de Provence 18/07/13
- Hurry Offers ending 19.07.12 15/07/13
- Wine Of The Week: Lagunilla, Rioja, Reserva 2007/8 11/07/13
- Having a party? 07/07/13
- Sunny Sparkling Saturday 06/07/13
- Even more of our wines are in the press today... 06/07/13
- Fantastic Fizz!! 05/07/13
- New To Majestic East Molesey? 04/07/13
- Beer of the Month... 29/06/13
- Our wines are in the press... 29/06/13
- Wine of the Week - Montagny Vieilles Vignes 2010, Buxy 26/06/13
- Strange shapes... 22/06/13
- LOOK WHAT'S BACK!! 21/06/13
- Wine of the Week Caixas Godello 2012 21/06/13
- Pimm's O'Clock 19/06/13
- Fizz Fanatic 18/06/13
- Like The Ned? 17/06/13
- Its BBQ time... 15/06/13
- It's only bloomin Fine Wine Friiiiiiiday 14/06/13
- Australia Tasting Week... 14/06/13
- New fine wine in Store.... 13/06/13
- Wine of the Week: Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel 12/06/13
- Still hoping for summer?! 11/06/13
- One for the daddy's... 08/06/13
- Wine Of the Week: Parcel Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 07/06/13
- Learning about wine? 06/06/13
- Last chance for some of our summer faves!! 05/06/13
- Blousy rose champagne thats all ways first on the dance floor! 04/06/13
- New Wine in-store - Ch Abbaye St Ferme 03/06/13
- Fine Wine Friday 31/05/13
- Wine Of The Week: Yalumba Y Series Viogner 24/05/13
- Something about Italy.. 20/05/13
- It's alright for some... 16/05/13
- Summer Tasting 15/05/13
- Wine of the Week: Truffier Malbec 09/05/13
- Having a BBQ? Size totally matters... 06/05/13
- The coolest labelled Wine of the Week... 05/05/13
- Saturday Treats... 04/05/13
- It may have started to rain. but.... 26/04/13
- Roederer at £25!! 25/04/13
- Last week of the Easter Offers!! 24/04/13
- Boschendal vineyard of the fortnight 12/04/13
- New opening hours from the 1st April. 01/04/13
- We are closed on Easter Sunday 28/03/13
- Fine Wine Friday 01/03/13
- Wine Of The Week 22/02/13
- Molesey's Wine of the Week: Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 2011, Central Otago 16/02/13
- Wine of the week 08/02/13
- Wine Relief 04/02/13
- Tasting Tutorials 02/02/13
- FINE WINE FRIDAY 01/02/13
- Wine Of The Week 24/01/13
- Wine of the Week Tabali Reserva Pinot Noir 2011 Limari Valley 08/01/13
- Fine Wine Friday: Turkey Flat Shiraz 2008 Barossa Valley £25 02/01/13
- Wine of the week 21/12/12
- Wine of the week: Sancerre Rouge 2010, Paul Thomas 15/12/12
- Wine of the week - Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 2011 Mount Difficulty, Central Otago 27/11/12
- Wine Of The Week 09/11/12
- New shape Bollinger bottle 26/07/12
- Now we deliver any 6 bottles, shopping online with Majestic just got even better. 12/06/12
New Wine in this week: Cousiño-Macul Antiguas Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Maipo ValleyDate published: 04/12/13
Cousiño-Macul was founded in 1856, and is the only Chilean winery from the 19th century that remains in the hands of its founding family today. This wine comes from vines descended from some of Chile's earliest plantings of Bordeaux-sourced Cabernet Sauvignon vines.
An intense and fruit-focused red, full of black cherry and ripe plum flavours, with ample tannins softened by sweet spice notes developed by maturation in small French oak barrels.
Ready to enjoy now, with red meats.
£9.99 or buy any 2 Chileans wines save 20% = £7.99
New Short Term Offers TodayDate published: 03/12/13
Offers From 3/12/13 to 16/12/13
Château Méaume 2009, Bordeaux Supérieur £7.99*
Raboso Rosado Corte Alta NV, Italy £6.99*
Prosecco Corte Alta NV, DOC, Italy £6.99*
Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough £7.99*
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Marlborough £8.99*
Leyda Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Leyda Valley£7.99*
Callia Bella Malbec 2012, San Juan £5.99*
When you buy two or more bottles*
New Wine in this Week: Montes Reserva Malbec 2012, Colchagua ValleyDate published: 01/12/13
This wine comes from some of Chile's oldest plantings of the Malbec grape, some of which are around 100 years old, in Colchagua Valley. It has been matured for just 6 months in French oak barrels, to add complexity and softness while maintaining the fruit character.
A dark and intense ruby red, this wine brims with blueberry and raspberry fruit, with a subtle layer of vanilla, butterscotch and pudding spice aromas. Smooth and lightly savoury.
Great with spaghetti bolognese.
£9.99 or buy any 2 Chilean wines save 20% = £7.99
Red wine of the Week: Saint Clair Estate Selection Pinot NoirDate published: 30/11/13
Saint Clair Estate Selection Pinot Noir, 2012, Marlborough
£11.98 (when you buy 2 or more bottles)
Sourced from several vineyards in Marlborough's Southern Valleys, whose clay soils promote the growth of small bunches of small berries, and thus intensely flavoured Pinot Noir. Portions of the wine are aged in French oak barriques before blending with unoaked wine.
Rich garnet core with a purplish rim. Aromas of ripe black cherries and currants, with a lifted raspberry note and a hint of vanilla. Fine tannins, medium palate weight, and good fruit concentration
Enjoy with cutlets of smoked lamb. Can be cellared for up to 5 years.
White Wine of the Week: Yalumba Y Series ViognierDate published: 30/11/13
Yalumba Y Series Viognier, 2012, South Australia
£7.99 (when you buy 2 or more bottles)
Australia's Barossa Valley has some of the oldest vines in the world and is home to Yalumba, founded in 1849. Family owned Yalumba has had considerable success with the rare and aromatic Viognier grape.
This full-bodied dry white, exhibits perfumed floral aromas and ripe, peach and apricot fruit, with a silky palate-feel.
Enjoy with a light pasta flavoured with herbs, seared swordfish or tuna.
New Wine in this Week: Graham Beck Brut Rosé NVDate published: 29/11/13
The grapes are hand-picked from Graham Beck's own estate vineyards in Robertson, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. The wine has been made in the traditional method, with sufficient bottle age to impart a delicate yeast character while maintaining the essential berry fruit.
Pale silvery pink, with aromas of raspberry and cherry, with some subtle mineral hints. Bright acidity and fine mousse balance well with the ripeness of the crushed berry flavours.
Enjoy as a refreshing accompaniment to a summer fruit jelly.
£14.99 or buy any 2 Pick 'n' Mix wines save 33% = £9.99
New Wine in this week: Chianti Poggio Galiga 2012, GratiDate published: 28/11/13
The Grati family have been producing wine and olive oil for 6 generations. Their estate is located in the DOCG of Rufina, a zone identified as one of Tuscany's finest. This wine is made from 90% Sangiovese, blended with two other traditional Tuscan varieties.
A lively ruby colour, this is a classic Chianti offering a nose of cherry-like fruit and subtle floral hints and a dry, harmonious palate combining lipsmacking acidity and fine tannins.
At its best enjoyed with platter of mixed antipasti.
£9.99 or buy 2 save £4 = £7.99
New Wine in this Week: Turkey Flat Butcher's Block Marsanne Viognier Roussanne 2012, BarossaDate published: 27/11/13
This interesting white blend has been created by taking the three major classic white varieties of the Rhône, fermenting them individually with moderate oak contact and lees stirring during maturation, before blending to create a multi-layered style.
An involving and diverse wine, with bright aromatics and subtle texture. Stone fruit and floral aromas give way to tropical nuances and refreshing acidity, delivered with a satisfying roundness.
Enjoy as an unusual aperitif, or partner with fine fish dishes. Try with glazed ham this Christmas.
£14.99 or buy any 2 Australian wines save 20% = £14.99
Winter Wine Evening: Price ListDate published: 26/11/13
If you liked the sound of any of the wines mentioned in the summary of our Winter Wine Evening, or indeed came along to the event and fancied stocking up your wine rack, then please find below the prices of all wines open last Thursday.
Nyetimber Classic Cuvée 2004: £35.99 or buy any 2 Pick 'n' Mix wines save 1/3 = £23.99
Nicolas Feuillate 2006: £30 or buy any 2 Pick 'n' Mix Wines save 1/3 = £19.99
Torres Vina Sol 2012: £7.99 or buy 2 save £4 = £5.99
Petrariccia Fiano 2012: £9.49 or buy 2 save £4 = £7.49
Invivo Sauvignon Blanc 2012: £12.49 or buy 2 New Zealand wines save 20% = £9.99
Chablis Domaine Servin 2011: £14.99 or buy 2 save £4 = £12.99
Santa Rita Medalla Real Chardonnay 2011: £11.24 or buy 2 Chilean wines save 20% = £8.99
Claudius Morand Fleurie 2011: £12.49 or buy 2 save £5 = £9.99
Chateau Coufran 2004, Haut-Medoc: £19.99 or buy any 2 selected Fine Wines save £10 = £14.99
Kangarilla Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Mclaren Vale: £14.99 or buy any 2 Australian wines save 20% = £11.99
Meerlust Merlot 2009: £22.00 or buy any 2 selected Fine Wines save £10 = £17.00
Errazuriz Max Reserva Merlot 2011: £12.49 or buy 2 Chilean wines save 20% = £9.99
Hochar Pere & Fils 2008: £11.99
Chateau Musar 2005: £19.99
Delaforce Quinta da Corte 1995: £18.99
Pedro's Almacenista Selection Fino: £8.99
Pedro's Almacenista Selection Amontillado: £9.99
Pedro's Almacenista Selection Oloroso: £11.99
Pedro's Almacenista Selection Palo Cortado: £14.99
New Wine in this week: Vereto Salice Salentino 2010, Agricole ValloneDate published: 26/11/13
The town of Salice Salentino is right in the centre of Puglia, the 'heel' of Italy's 'boot'. Negroamaro is the region's principal red grape, a distant relative of the more famous Sangiovese, whose origins may even predate the arrival of early Greek settlers in Italy.
Deep and intense ruby-purple, with an intensely fruity aromatic profile, supported by savoury balsamic and spice notes. Firm palate texture provides good length.
Pair with rustic stews of red meat such as lamb with pungent herbs.
New Wine in this Week: Duc de Belmont Côteaux Bourguignons 2011, Loron et FilsDate published: 25/11/13
Côteaux Bourguignons is a modern appellation established in 2011, covering both red and white wines sourced anywhere in the 'Burgundy Hills' but falling outside of the classic appellations, from around Chablis in the north to Beaujolais in the south.
A light-to-medium-bodied red wine, crammed with vivid flavours of ripe redcurrant, blackberry and raspberry, all framed by rounded tannins and gentle perfumed notes.
Ideal foil for simple grilled meat dishes.
£9.99 or buy 2 save £4 = £7.99
And it's open to taste on our Tasting Counter today!
Majestic Molesey's Winter Wine Evening - The AftermathDate published: 24/11/13
After what was a barnstorming evening on Thursday night, we've barely had time to grab our breath here in Molesey, but now I find a Sunday morning with a cup of coffee is the perfect time to recall all the night's fanfare and festivities. And what a night it was!
To start we had Nyetimber Classic Cuvée 2004... gorgeous! I've never had it before and what a treat. Follow that with Nicolas Feuillate 2006 and our guests got double the fizz, double the excitement!
With a great selection of whites open, my favourite was the Medalla Real Chardonnay - full of rich, tropical fruit, and weighty, creamy and wonderfully soft. Gorgeous.
On to the reds, which was where I found myself for most of the evening... and I wasn't complaining!
To start, we had to honour the day, and being the third Thursday in November, although not Nouveau, we had a delicate, aromatic, red-fruit driven Fleurie by Claudius Morand. Then the top choice of the evening was Chateau Coufran 2004, a new addition to our Fine Wine range, and at £14.99 is a real steal, full of smokey, tobaccoey loveliness. Follow this up with a brilliant cooler-climate Aussie Cabernet from Kangarilla Road, and Meerlust Merlot - a real Majestic favourite, and it was a top, top selection.
To finish, we had both offerings from Chateau Musar, the eponymous wine being a stand alone classic, almost incomparable to anything else in our range... as was noted by a fair few customers. After this, the range of Pedro's Sherries were open to taste, and the Delaforce Quinta da Corte 1995 Port was wonderfully received by all who tried, and a perfect way to end what was a beautiful evening.
Special mention must also go to Vallebona Delicatessen for (yet again) providing irresistible cheeses appreciated by all, most notably myself, as I worked through all four. The Gorgonzola is something else!
New Wine in this Week: Château Fourcas-Dupré 2004, Listrac-MédocDate published: 24/11/13
There have been vines planted on the site of Fourcas-Dupré since the early 18th century, but it is only since 1970 that the estate has taken on its modern identity, steadily improving its quality until it was awarded Cru Bourgeois Supérieur status in 2003.
A rich and abundantly aromatic claret, full of meaty red fruit, accented by hints of truffle, cedar and perfumed spice. Plenty of body and graphite-like tannins.
Drink now or cellar for another 3-5 years. Best served with roast lamb.
£15.99 or buy 2 save £6 = £12.99
Red of the Week: M Chapoutier Belleruche Cotes de Rhone 2012Date published: 23/11/13
M Chapoutier Belleruche Cotes de Rhone 2012
£7.99 when you buy two or more.
The Chapoutier family have produced wines in the Rhône Valley since 1808. Michel Chapoutier, currently in charge, has combined tradition with a dynamic, creative approach and makes some of the best wines of the region.
A superb wine with rich aromas of dark fruit, earthy minerals and spice. Soft and round on the palate with smooth tannins, rich blackberry and cherry fruit, hints of liquorice and a substantial finish.
This wine can be enjoyed over the next several years and will superbly partner most rich meat dishes.
White of the Week: Dom de Terres Gentilles Macon-VillagesDate published: 23/11/13
Domaine de Terres Gentilles Macon Villages 2010
£8.49 When you buy two or more.
Domaine des Terres Gentilles has been owned and run by the same family since 1921. Now totalling 50 hectares of vines, the domaine makes a range of good value Burgundies, under winemaker Mikaël Marillier, son of the previous owners, Jean-Pierre and Martine Marillier. A very clean and fruity white, with delicate aromas of white flowers and citrus fruits.
Lightly textured on the palate, with more crisp citrus notes and a long, dry finish. A versatile wine which will pair well with almost all seafood or chicken dishes, or with mild cheeses.
New Wine in this Week: Striking French Merlot 2012, PGI Pays d'OcDate published: 21/11/13
Known for his tongue-in-cheek references to French stereotypes, Jean-claude Mas has been hard at work behind the picket lines, creating another southern French varietal wine, in this case a full-bodied Merlot from the Côteaux du Limousin.
Deep purplish ruby red, this Merlot is typical of the plush, ripe style of southern France. Rich and smooth on the palate, which is crammed with blackberry and sweet spice.
Best served with a rich sausage casserole, roasted red meat, turkey or goose.
£9.99 or buy 2 save £4 = £7.99
New Wine in this Week: Château Coufran 2004, Haut-Médoc, Cru Bourgeois SupérieurDate published: 20/11/13
Located in the Haut-Médoc part of Pauillac, Coufran is notable for its unusually high proportion of Merlot, which forms around 85% of the blend. Being a more typical feature of right-bank wines, this has earned Coufran the nickname 'Pomerol of Haut-Médoc'.
This wine has a soft, fleshy and ample feel, combining soft bramble and ripe plum flavours with smooth tannins. Subtle cedar and leaf aromas complete the picture.
Ready to drink now, with firm cheeses.
£19.99 or buy any 2 selected Fine Wines save £10 = £14.99
New Wine in this Week: Château Recougne 2010, Bordeaux SupérieurDate published: 18/11/13
Château Recougne is an early-17th-century estate located around 10km north of Libourne, and is among the most well established of Bordeaux Supérieur properties. It is planted with around 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc.
Fleshy and robust, full of ripe black fruit accented with hints of mocha, smoke and toast. Plenty of fine-grained tannins providing prodigious grip and savoury texture.
Drink now or over the next 5 years. Best with beef.
£9.99 or buy 2 save £4 = £7.99
Wine of the Week LFE Gran Reserva ChardonnayDate published: 16/11/13
£7.49 when you buy two or more Chilean Wines
Aromas of peach, apricot, dessert apples and vanilla open the show for a palate with more round, ripe stone fruits and citrus.
3 months in oak barrels has added a touch of creaminess on the finish.
Best served with poached salmon, cod or Dover sole, or mussels in a creamy sauce.
New Wine in this Week: Panamericana 2012, Central Valley, ChileDate published: 14/11/13
This wine is made by Viña El Descanso, a winery based in Sagrada Familia in the Curicó Valley. This Merlot comes from a cool climate area and has been cool fermented, with only a small portion experiencing oak contact, to maintain a fruit-focused style.
Ample red berry fruit combining fresh acidity with ripeness and warmth. Offers good concentration and depth, a soft and plummy texture, and hints of vanilla and spice.
Best enjoyed with flame grilled lamb kebabs, goose or venison.
New Wine in this Week: Petit Chablis 2011, Domaine Louis MoreauDate published: 13/11/13
Louis Moreau is the 6th-generation of a winemaking family who have been in the Chablis area since 1814. He studied oenology in California, working for several French and American wineries before returning to manage his family's estate in 1994.
A fresh, crisp, fruit-driven wine that showcases the unoaked classic style of Chardonnay that is the Petit Chablis hallmark. Refreshing and clean, with subtle mineral complexity.
Enjoy on its own or as a palate-whetting accompaniment to salads, hors d'ouvre and whole salmon.
New Wine in this Week: Prosecco Salatin Extra Dry NVDate published: 12/11/13
Azienda Vinicola Salatin are based in Cordignano, just 13km north-east of Conegliano. This Prosecco is made from grapes sourced entirely from the DOC vineyards of Treviso, and is made in the typically fruit-focussed, off-dry style.
Wonderfully aromatic and zesty, with a nose bursting with green apple fruit, accented with hints of jasmine. The persistent mousse lifts and refreshes the palate.
An approachable aperitif style, which pairs very well with seafood starters.
£14.99 or buy any 2 Selected bottles and save 33.3% = £9.99
New Wine in this Week: Panamericana Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Central Valley, ChileDate published: 11/11/13
A great example of the cool climate style of Sauvignon Blanc from central Chile, which offers superb value. The grapes are pressed immediately on arrival at the winery and fermented at low temperatures, ensuring excellent freshness and purity of fruit character.
A well balanced and refreshing wine, with a predominant citrus character accompanied by softer flavours of pear, melon and a streak of flinty minerality.
Drink with fresh seafood and light pasta dishes.
New Wine in this week: Striking French Viognier 2012, PGI Pays d'OcDate published: 10/11/13
This Viognier comes from a vineyard in the Côteaux du Limousin, and has been partially oak-fermented for a rich style. It is the brainchild of Jean-Claude Mas, one who is never too shy to make a wryly humourous observation on French culture.
A pale golden colour belies an intense and complex wine, full of lush peach and apricot flavours, and heady notes of vanilla and warm toast, followed by a creamy finish.
Try this with a mildly spicy chicken tagine or oriental food.
Focus on California: Paso Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Paso Robles, CaliforniaDate published: 09/11/13
Just a short drive outside the small town of Paso Robles, the Paso Creek ranch lies in a picturesque area full of vineyards, cattle ranches and art studios. Their production is very hands-on, with vinification and barrel ageing carried out in small lots before blending.
Dark garnet red with cherry hues. The nose is multifaceted, offering glimpses of caramel, vanilla, black pepper and ripe black cherry. A dense yet supple palate with cocoa-like tannins.
Drink with braised shin of beef.
New Wine in this Week: Martinborough Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013, MartinboroughDate published: 09/11/13
Martinborough Vineyard continue their tradition of producing premium interpretations of the classic grapes with this Sauvignon Blanc. Hand harvested from selected blocks, around 25% has been oak-fermented, adding complexity and texture and tempering the intense aromatics.
Typical varietal aromas of guava and citrus fruit are joined by hints of vanilla and perfumed floral notes on the nose. Ripe fruit and crisp acidity combine seamlessly in a delicately textured palate.
Best enjoyed with a selection of seafood canapes or ripe goat's cheeses.
White Wine of the Week: McManis Family Vineyards ViognierDate published: 08/11/13
McManis Family Vineyards Viognier 2011/12
(When you buy 2 or more bottles)
The majority of fruit for this wine comes from McManis' own estate at River Junction, south of Lodi, which enjoys cooler temperatures than the surrounding farmlands due to its being nestled between the Stanislaus and San Joaquin rivers.
The nose wonderfully exhibits the perfumed floral and tropical fruit aromas indicative of the Viognier grape variety.
Lush peach, apricot and honeysuckle notes feature on the palate, with a soft, yet lively mouthfeel and lingering finish.
A versatile food wine, ideally paired with roast pork glazed with honey and ginger or chicken.
Wine of the Week: Gestos Malbec Date published: 06/11/13
Gestos Malbec 2012, Finca Flinchman, Mendoza
£6.66 (when you buy any 2 Pick 'n' Mix wines)
Combining the unique characteristics of Malbec grapes from two different terroirs in the Mendoza region, at 700m and 1,100m altitude, Flinchman has created this beautifully balanced, powerful red.
An intense nose of plums, with hints of spice and chocolate from six months ageing in new oak barrels.
The palate is brimming with fresh red fruit and savoury, herbal notes, along with full body and satisfying complexity.
The ultimate wine pairing for steak, this Malbec also works really well enjoyed with other hearty red meat and mushroom based dishes, and good friends!
New Short Term DealsDate published: 05/11/13
Just to get warmed up for the winter season some special offers...
Vieux Remparts 2011, Lussac St-Emilion £10.99 £6.99 Buy 2 bottles save £8*
Bourgogne Chardonnay 'Les Chenaudières' 2012, Cave de Lugny £8.99 £6.99 Buy 2 bottles save £4*
Côtes du Rhône 2010, E. Guigal £9.99 £7.99 20% off Rhône wines*
Pinot Grigio Superiore 2012, Cantina Beato Bartolomeo da Breganze £8.99 £5.99 Buy 2 bottles save £6*
Prosecco Corte Alta NV, DOC, Italy £10.49 £6.99 Save 1/3 off Selected Fizz*
Raboso Rosado Corte Alta NV, Italy £10.49 £6.99 Save 1/3 off Selected Fizz*
Heidsieck & Co. Monopole Brut NV £25.50 £16.99
but hurry offers end 18/12/13
As it's my last Saturday...Date published: 02/11/13
...here in East Molesey we thought we would treat you kids to a Sparkling Saturday!
So we have opened a personal party favourite of mine: Lindauer Brut and at the moment it is the bargain price of £9.33 when you take any other wine in the Pick N Mix offer.
So come on down #TasteAndExplore at Majestic East Molesey
Wine of the Week: Lodi Zinfandel 2011Date published: 02/11/13
£7.33 When you buy any two selected 'Pick 'n' Mix Wines.
This wine is bursting with big, bold flavours - sweet blueberry, plums and spice dominate the aroma of this wine, which can be picked up on as soon as the glass is poured - no need to get your nose deep into the glass on this wine.
On the palate you can expect bright, fruity but still soft flavours of toasted spices, a vanilla-y note gives it it a roundness and there is an excellently balanced acidity that makes this wine a pleasure to drink on its own or it goes perfectly with duck dishes or a cheese platter.
Although you can drink this wine now, a couple more years bottle ageing would do it no harm - just remember this wine is not for the faint at heart!
Wine of the Week: Wakefield ShirazDate published: 24/10/13
£8.99 When you buy two or more Wakefield Wines
The Wakefield Estate extends to just under 750 ha, with approximately 415 ha under vine. About 60% of the vines are planted on the famous 'terra-rossa' soil, whilst the rest roll into the river valley on clay soils topped with rich loamy soil.
The nose shows classic aromas of stewed plum, blackberry and violets and the palate is inviting, filled with ground coffee, vanilla and clove characters mingling with ripe blackcurrant fruit.
Perfect for beef casseroles or pies.
The best wine for a Saturday eveningDate published: 12/10/13
Looking for a last minute purchase for your Saturday evenings drinking? I fully recommend the stunning Portillo Malbec. Currently on offer at £6.99 (when buying 2 or more), it's young, fruity and smooth as a.... (try it and insert your own description)
Fine Wine of the Fortnight: Angel Share Shiraz, Two Hands 2011Date published: 12/10/13
'Angels' Share' Shiraz 2011, Two Hands, McLaren Vale
£23 or £18 when you buy two or more
Two Hands was established in 1999, with a view toward showcasing the best Shiraz that Australia, and particularly Barossa, could offer. This blockbusting example comes from vineyards in the slightly cooler coastal climes of McLaren Vale.
Aromatically rich and complex, with notes of coffee, cocoa and cola against a backdrop of mulberry and plum fruit. Immense and mouthcoating, with lashings of soft, rounded tannins. Drink now or cellar for up to 10 years.`
New Sparkling wines in StoreDate published: 10/10/13
Graham Beck Brut - We will be opening for tasting on Sat 12/10!!
£14.99 or £9.99 Save 1/3 when you buy any 2 selected fine wines.
Made from a blend of new and reserve wines from grapes sourced from Robertson and Stellenbosch, this is a traditional-method sparkling wine that has undergone secondary fermentation and maturation on its lees in bottle for 15-18 months.
An inviting nose full of lightly yeasty aromas. The palate offers fresh, gentle lime fruit delivered with a fine mousse, giving the wine a creamy texture on the finish. Graham Beck recommend pairing this with warm butternut and gorgonzola bruschetta.
Graham Beck Rose
£14.99 or £9.99 Save 1/3 when you buy any 2 selected fine wines.
The grapes are hand-picked from Graham Beck's own estate vineyards in Robertson, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. The wine has been made in the traditional method, with sufficient bottle age to impart a delicate yeast character while maintaining the essential berry fruit.
Pale silvery pink, with aromas of raspberry and cherry, with some subtle mineral hints. Bright acidity and fine mousse balance well with the ripeness of the crushed berry flavours. Enjoy as a refreshing accompaniment to a summer fruit jelly.
Wine of the Week - Beyerskloof Cabernet Sauvignon MerlotDate published: 09/10/13
Beyerskloof Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012, Western Cape
£6.79 (when you take 2 or more South African wines)
Having made their name producing Pinotage, Beyerskloof have very successfully turned their hand to growing small quantities of Bordeaux grape varieties on similarly gravelly soils to produce this highly drinkable, classic blend.
This smooth wine has lots of vibrant blackcurrant and red berry fruit on the palate, finished with oaky, nutty hints to add complexity. Medium bodied and deep ruby in colour with firm, ripe tannins.
A versatile food wine, best paired with meaty dishes like beef stew, or even pasta.
Emily's First ImpressionsDate published: 05/10/13
After my first five fun-filled days working in the Molesey store, I have chosen a few of my favourite Majestic offerings to share with you!
- Yali Reserva Viognier - delicious and light with lush stone fruit aromas and good citrus acidity, fabulous on its own or with Asian cuisine.
- Waimea Estate Pinot Noir - it's hard to beat this vibrant yet elegant NZ red, think silky dark cherry and rose petal with a touch of spice.
- Deusa Nai Albariño - this popular Spanish grape variety is a great alternative to NZ Sauvignon Blanc, slightly less acidic and with tropical/stone fruit on the nose and palate, but the same refreshing appeal.
- Elysium Black Muscat - I've never been the biggest fan of dessert wines, however this avoids being overly sweet, and instead has delectable rose aromas, making a surprisingly good partner for chocolate-based desserts!
New Sherry range...Date published: 04/10/13
The New 'Pedro’s' range of Sherries
Fino £8.99 - Boasting a pale-lemon colour, this is a classical fino from el Puerto de Santa María. Dry, balanced and full-bodied with lots of yeasty aromas.
Amontillado £9.99 - Full bodied, with penetrating nutty aromas.
Olorosso £11.99 - Full- bodied and with great intensity on the nose due to the long ageing.
Palo Cortado £14.99 - This wine combines the richness on the palate of the Oloroso with the delicacy on nose of the Amontillado.
Fine Wine of the Fortnight Saint Clair Pioneer Block Sauvignon Blanc 2012Date published: 29/09/13
Fine Wine of the Fortnight
Saint Clair Pioneer Block
Sauvignon Blanc 2012
*Buy 2 save £8
Saint Clair Family Estate is rapidly becoming one of the most reputed wineries in Marlborough, despite producing their first wines as recently as 1944.
The Pioneer Block wines are sourced from outstanding parcels of fruit, identified by chief wine maker Matt Thomson.
Expressing its unique terroir, intense and pungent with aromas of passion fruit, blackcurrant and grapefruit combine with subtle notes of sliced green capsicum and gooseberry. Steely dryness, complex and full, leaving a lasting impression.
Enjoy with fresh sea food or Asian-inspired cuisine.
This really is a powerful wine that should not be missed.
Wine of the week Cote du Rhone E.Guigal 2010Date published: 28/09/13
Cote du Rhone E.Guigal 2010
when you take 2 or more
Guigal are up there with the worlds best, making some of the finest wines in the Rhone Vally. There wines regularly receive 100 Parker points!
Some of the vines used are over 50 years old which produce full bodied, full flavoured wines.
Deep red and black fruit, cherry and blackcurrant. A hint of Guigal's unmistakable rich, sweet leathery character and very succulent. From a great vintage.
Fantastic food wine. Pair with any red meat or rich vegetarian dishes.
The Reds are back...Date published: 27/09/13
Today see's the launch of our Pinot Noir and Syrah/Shiraz tasting week. With examples from all over the world, displaying the grapes versatility, why not come and explore and see what we have open to taste for you this upcoming week.
Oh, and cause we love you, we have a Taste and Explore, Spotlight Tasting tomorrow, Saturday 28th September, where our lovely Hannah will talk you through 6 of the finest examples of the Syrah/Shiraz grape from around the world. With one at 12 and one at 3 - it really would be rude not to really!!
25% off Spanish wines!! A selection of our fave offers..Date published: 24/09/13
Starting today we have a super-special offer on the wonderful wines of Spain. Including..
My Personal fave Lagunilla Reserva at just £6.55*
Vina Sol - £5.61*
Riscal Reserva - £10.31*
Gran Vendema Crianza - £5.61*
When you buy two or more Spanish wines*
Bargains Galore I think you'll agree!
Sparkling Specials on ChampagneDate published: 22/09/13
Stunning Short Term Special Offers
Ends Monday 23rd
Nicolas Feuillatte NV
Heidsieck Monopole Gold Top 2007
Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV
*When you buy two or more
There's still time to grab some bubbly bargains! Inquire in store or call 02089415431.
Autumn Magic of Fine Wine: Round 3Date published: 21/09/13
Round 3 of our Autumn Magic of Fine Wine leads us into the New World with Coney Pizzicato Pinot Noir - New Zealand's offering at £23 or Buy any 2 Selected Fine Wines save £10 = £18 per bottle!
Wine is not the only passion that can be found in the creation of this wine. The treble clef logo on the label stems from the love of music that is present in this wine - a salute to the early gig playing days of the wine maker (where his wife used to dance and carry all the gear). Living a life surrounded by passion has not created an over the top wine - on the contrary, the wine making philosophy at Coney is one of minimal intervention so that the fruit and terroir are left to show themselves for what they are.
Martinborough boasts the oldest Pinot Noir Vineyards in New Zealand, which has lead to a certain style that has become expected of Pinot Noirs from this region. There is somewhat more structure and a subtle earthy undertone in wines from this region, especially in comparison to the fruit heavy styles of Pinot Noir from Martinborough and Central Otago.
There is a lot of black cherry evident in this wine, with sweet spice and vanilla running through. You are likely to get a hint of savoury notes which will be noticed more in contrast with the sweet juicy fruit body that this wine has, with soft tannins!
If you are a fan of roasted game, duck or wild mushroom risotto then this is the wine for you!
Wine of the Week, Matua Sauvignon Blanc 2012,Date published: 20/09/13
Wine of the Week
Matua Sauvignon Blanc 2012,
When you buy 2 or more
Brand new in to the company!
Matua, a Maori word which translates as 'head of the family'.
Somewhat appropriate for this winery, as they were one of the first to plant Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand.
A classic example from this region showing gooseberry flavours with tangy grapefruit hints of passion fruit and capsicum, finished with an explosion of fresh acidity.
Share with friends as an aperitif (or keep to yourself its that good!)
Press Recommended Wine Course...Date published: 17/09/13
It is no secret that we love giving things back to our customers, from wine advice for everyday faves to those big events, or discount vouchers based on your personal tastes, or imparting out knowledge to you guys at Spotlight Tastings - we do all of this for you guys, because we love it! But every know and again it is lovely for these things to be recognised. Which is why the whole of Majestic is buzzing, because Jane MacQuitty raved about our Wine Courses last week in The Times!!
If you are thinking of having a go at wine tasting then we are a perfect springboard, there is little point spending lots of money on expensive wine courses if you don't understand the basics - why run before you can walk and all that - which is why our Wine Courses are FREE, as Jane MacQuitty highlights: "Majestic’s free introductions to wine and wine tasting feature three whites, three reds and a champagne... Each bottle illustrates a point, such as assessing a wine’s alcohol, acidity and length." These are the basics we run through with you, giving you a feel for how to taste wine properly and what you should be looking for in a wine. Although these are the key essentials to the course, by far and away customers enjoy the food and wine matching the most, as Jane MacQuitty states; "Most illuminating of all is food matching..." But I don't want to give too much away there...
The best thing about all these reviews?! We have spaces left on our upcoming Wine Course on 8th October (hosted by yours truly) so why not pop in store or give me a call on 02089415431 to book your space quick sharp before they fill up.
Fine Wine tasing today...Date published: 14/09/13Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Cru, 2010
INTRODUCTION: One of the hardest grape varieties to grow, as anything that can go wrong usually does for Pinot Noir, the rewards of great Pinot are well worth the effort on behalf of the winemaker. The thin skin of Pinot results in lighter wines than most Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot based wines, reflecting the terrior of the region it was grown in and the style of the vintner more than any other variety. The spiritual home of Pinot Noir is in Burgundy, where vintners have been producing wines from ever decreasing vineyard holdings for many centuries. The Louis Jadot estate was built up around the ownership of the Clos de Ursules vineyard in Beaune, which has been in the family since 1826. This was before the Domaine was founded and Maison Louis Jadot started acting as a négociant in 1859. Over time Jadot have built substantial holdings in both the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune.
FACTS: There are no Grand Cru sites in the 450ha appellation of Beaune, but 28 Premier Cru which account for 322ha. The wine is a blend of grapes grown across many of the Premier Crus sites, combining the more powerful and darker flavours from the northern part of the appellation and the softer, more silky characters from the southern end. The wine making philosophy endeavours to be as simple and true to the region as possible, so that the wines are able to express the terrior of the vineyards. Very little done in the winery as winemaker Jacques Lardière, who has been making the wines since 1970, believes this removes the vineyard's character and shrouds the purity of the fruit.
TASTING NOTE: Red and black cherries, hints of savoury spices and leather, leads to a warm and vibrant body of sweet fruits, and soft tannins.
FOOD MATCH: Pinot Noir is a great match for many varied foods, but is at its best when matched with either roasted game or duck.
Some Crazy Deals...Date published: 12/09/13Some September stunners for you to stock up on:
Grifone Montepulciano D’Abruzzo £7.49 Buy any 2 selected wines save 33% = £4.99
Piper Heidsieck Brut £30 Buy any 2 selected wines save 33% = £19.99
Heidsieck Gold Top Vintage £27 Buy any 2 selected wines save 33% = £17.99
Nicolas Feuillatte NV £24 Buy any 2 selected wines save 33% = £15.99
Prosecco Zonin £9.99 Buy any 2 selected wines save 33% = £6.66
Giesen Sauvignon Blanc £9.99 £8.99 Buy any 2 selected wines save 33% = £5.99
Chardonnay tasting week....Date published: 10/09/13
We're bang in the middle of our chardonnay tasting week: The beauties we are trying include:
Ch de Jacques Bourgogne Chardonnay 2009, Louis Jadot
Giesen Chardonnay, Marlborough, 2012
Monte Vallon Chardonnay 2012
Santa Rita Medalla Real Chardonnay 2011
Christoph Cordier, Macon Fuisse, VV 2011w
So Head on down and see why everybodies needs a bit of Chardonnay in the life!
Lindauer is back!Date published: 06/09/13
Everybody's fave NZ sparkler is finally back in stock.
Lindauer Brut - £11.99 When you buy two or more
Rose - £9.32 When you buy two or more
Special Reserve - £9.99 When you buy two or more
Blancs de blancs -£12.99 when you buy two or more
Henri Krug & his legacyDate published: 31/08/13
Henri Krug, who died on 7 March, represented the fifth generation of the family to head Champagne Krug, passing the mantle of directeur de la maison to his younger brother Rémi when he retired in 2001, but still on hand to advise his son Olivier when he in turn took over from Rémi in 2007.
Krug worked closely with his more flamboyant brother Rémi during his 25 years leading the business, during which time they introduced Krug Rosé, Clos du Mesnil and most recently Clos d’Ambonnay.
They also oversaw the sale of Champagne Krug in 1999, when the house was bought from Remy-Cointreau by LVMH for a sum reported to be FF1,000m – about €150m at today’s rate.
The brothers’ skills were complementary. ‘People said we were like two halves of the same fruit,’ Rémi told French newspaper l’Union. ‘He was quiet, reserved, modest and a good listener.’
Krug's uncompromising and single-minded determination to produce the best Champagne is legendary. Unquestionably one of the finest Champagnes in the world, only utilising Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. With a long period of maturation in bottle of 6-8 years, this champagne will age for many years once bought. It's powerful nutty but smooth flavour, is balanced by a unique freshness. At £126 for six, or £140 for one it's not an every year drinker but certainly worth it for once in your lifetime.
Upcoming tastings...Date published: 30/08/13· Saturday 7th September – Chardonnay: Its influence on International Styles
· Saturday 14th September – Spain: Rioja and Beyond
· Saturday 21st September – Sauvignon Blanc: and Interesting Alternatives
· Saturday 28th September – Syrah/Shiraz: Its influence on International Styles
If you would like to attend please call 02089415431
New Wine in store....Giesen ChardonnayDate published: 29/08/13£7.99 When you buy 2 or more New Zealand Wines
The Giesen Estate is made up of 13 separate vineyards, most of which are in the Wairau Valley, plus a small proportion in the Awatere Valley. Portions of this wine have been fermented and aged in French oak before blending, followed by several months' lees contact.
Ripe and richly aromatic, offering notes of stone fruits accented by brioche, toasted almond and subtle ginger and spice hints. Fresh, fruity and lightly creamy palate texture.
Drink now or allow to develop for 2-3 years. Great with poultry.
Wine of the WeekDate published: 29/08/13
Puy de Dôme Pinot Noir 2011, Cave de Saint Verny
£8.99 When you buy two or more
Puy de Dôme is a commune within the Auvergene region to the south of Loire, and is named after the large volcanic dome that is the local landmark. The granitic soils and 350-550 metres of vineyard elevation are ideal for production of this cool-climate-style Pinot.
This Pinot Noir is characterised by its superb purity of fruit, exhibiting ripe redcurrant, raspberry and cherry flavours, with a softness and harmony from a year's maturation without oak.
Best enjoyed within the next 1-2 years, with chicken liver pâté or cold cuts.
New Beer in Store...Curious IPA from Chapel DownDate published: 23/08/13
Here's what Chapel Down have to say about it...
"We’ve learned that great wine such as Bordeaux, Champagne and Cote du Rhone use three great grape varieties working in harmony to create better balance and depth.
In a similar way this balanced but powerfully hoppy India Pale Ale is brewed using the finest pale ale malt and three complimentary hops.
In this beer we use:
Traditional English Goldings - the traditional, fresh, sweet, delicate king of English hops
Bramling Cross, a forest fruity beauty.
We then finish with punchy, spicy, aromatic Chinook.
We think that in balancing these three exciting hops we have created a very drinkable beer of great power and harmony."
Why not come and try a case?
New Wine in Store..Tucumen Malbec 2012, Mendoza, ArgentinaDate published: 21/08/13£7.99 When you buy two or more
This Malbec has been made in a deliberately youthful style, with only minimal oak contact ensuring a soft texture, yet keeping the fruit character of the grape as the main feature.
Winemaker is Juan Manuel Mallea, formerly of several Ribera del Duero wineries. An approachable wine of medium intensity. delivering its cherry, plum and blackberry fruit in a generous and easy-going manner. Round tannins and well-balanced acidity and fruit sweetness.
Best enjoyed in its youth. Ideal on its own or with a meat-topped pizza.
New Wine in store: Puy de Dôme Pinot Noir 2011Date published: 19/08/13
Puy de Dôme Pinot Noir 2011, Cave de Saint Verny
£8.99 When you buy two or more
Puy de Dôme is a commune within the Auvergene region to the south of Loire, and is named after the large volcanic dome that is the local landmark. The granitic soils and 350-550 metres of vineyard elevation are ideal for production of this cool-climate-style Pinot. This Pinot Noir is characterised by its superb purity of fruit, exhibiting ripe redcurrant, raspberry and cherry flavours, with a softness and harmony from a year's maturation without oak. Best enjoyed within the next 1-2 years, with chicken liver pâté or cold cuts.
New Wine in Store..Rioja Crianza Arienzo 2010, Marqués de RiscalDate published: 16/08/13Rioja Crianza Arienzo, Marques de Riscal
£8.99 When you buy two or more
This traditionally styled crianza comes from Marqués de Riscal's best vineyards in Elciego and Laguardia. It has undergone 18 months' cask ageing - relatively long for a crianza wine - plus several more months maturing in bottle before release.
Intense yet mellow aromas of ripe raspberry and fig, mingling with subtle vanilla, coconut and spice notes. Supple and soft on the palate, with plenty of youthful vigour to the fruit.
Drink with tapas of Iberian ham, Manchego and dressed olives.
Wine of the WeekDate published: 15/08/13
A new addition to our range...
Los Boldos Chardonnay 2012, Cachapoal CHILE
£7.99 When you buy 2 or more Chilean Wines
Château Los Boldos was established in 1991, with the aim of making quality wines by applying traditional French winemaking techniques to grapes grown Chile's high-altitude terroirs. Winemaker is Burgundytrained oenologist Stephane Geneste. Bright greenish yellow hinting at fresh citrus fruit, confirmed by the nose, which adds subtle green apple, pear and honey characters. Crisp acidity segues into a delicately buttery finish. Perfect with creamy fish dishes.
New Wine in Store...Los Boldos Merlot 2012, Alto CachapoalDate published: 13/08/13
Los Boldos Merlot 2012, Alto Cachapoal
£7.99 When you buy two or more
Alto Cachapoal is located in the Rapel Valley, and is one of Chile's most highly-prized terroirs. Its boasts a Mediterranean climate, free-draining alluvial soils, and altitudes of up to 2000 feet, which combine to produce wines with intense colour and aromatics.
This dense, vivid ruby coloured wine offers intense aromas of ripe plums and blackberries, and subtle hints of herbs and sweet spice. Plush, round and satisfyingly fruity on the palate. Enjoy on its own or with meatballs in a rich sauce.
Giesen Sauvignon BlancDate published: 10/08/13
Giesen Sauvignon Blanc 2012,
£5.99 when you buy two or more
This fantastic offer is only for three more days!
Giesen wines was founded by 3 brothers, Theo, Alex and Marcel in Marlborough New Zealand. Their aim, to simply make wines people want to drink.
Over the last 30 years they have been developing there own vineyards, 13 in fact covering the length and breadth of the Wairau Valley. With a diverse range of soil types and micro-climates each contributing individual fruit characteristics to produce this great wine.
A vibrant aromatic blend of lime, lemongrass, green herbs and tropical fruit with a full flavoured palate of gooseberry and citrus, finishing crisp and persistant.
Drink with a sea food risotto, paella or just enjoy with good friends.
Wine of The week...Date published: 08/08/13
Caixas Albariño 2011, Martín Códax, Rías Baixas
£6.99 when you buy two or more
Galicia's signature white wine, from the region's most famous producer. Made exclusively for Majestic, with some of the grapes possibly having been picked by Majestic's own staff, as a small number go to Galicia each year to help with the harvest. A light, fresh and youthful wine, with a zesty and well defined citrus backbone, overlayed with subtle hints of stone fruits and nectar. Crisp and refreshing, yet rounded and enduring on the finish. Drink with mussels and other shellfish, or all simple fish dishes such as grilled sardines.
It's almost over...Date published: 06/08/13
Giesen Sauvignon Blanc is only on offer at £5.99 for six more days!! On Tuesday 13th August it will go back up to its full price!! We still have some of this wine left, but it is going fast! Ever popular at it's current price you need to come stock up asap. As soon as the offer ends or we run out of the stuff we are done :(
Come and explore and get yours now!!
New Wine in Store...Date published: 04/08/13
Chablis 2012, Philippe de Mery
£9.99 when you buy two or more
Benchmark Chablis sourced from a range of vineyards in this classic region noted for its chalky soils. Possessing great minerality and texture, Chablis' wines are thought by many to reflect their terroir like no other wines. Lively and fresh with clean citrus aromas.
Crisp, fruity and steely dry on the palate. The finish is long and lean. Perfect accompaniment for meaty white fish.
Sparkling SaturdayDate published: 03/08/13
Returning to an old favourite, today that's back in stock:
Codorniu Selection Raventos £7.49 a bottle.
A modern example of Cava from the Catalan region of Spain. The Codorníu family have been pioneers in the region since first producing Cava in 1872, and in 1985 incorporated Chardonnay into the blend of traditional grape varieties in order to make a more aromatic style.
Pale lemon golden coloured, with many streams of fine bubbles. Citrus aromas with peachy and lemon aromas and a full bodied, vibrant and fruit flavours and crisp mineral acidity. Enjoy with a selection of canapés.
Wine of the weekDate published: 02/08/13
Gestos Malbec 2012, Finca Flichman, Mendoza
£6.99 When you buy two or more
One of Flinchman's top wines, using a blend of Malbec grapes from different altitudes. Combining Tupungato at 1,100m, gives freshness and structure and Barrancas at 700m adds colour and density. Its then left to soften in brand new oak for 6 months.
A bold violet colour with intense aromas of plums, delicate oak, spices and chocolate. Red berry fruit on the palate where its met with a hint of herbal spice.
A complex wine and a perfect match with steak or rich sausages.
Fancy something a little different? Enjoy with a chocolate pudding!
The Power of Positive Thinking...Date published: 01/08/13...positive thinking is the best way to be in life I believe!
We believed that summer wasn't over and hey presto, here comes the sun.
We believed that Majestic has some fantastic summer offers, and hey presto. Giesen Sauvignon at £5.99!! This is a fantastic party wine, great for BBQ's, entertaining or simply for sitting in the garden, nice and chilled! It screams classic New Zealand Sauvignon flavours, I am meaning gooseberry, citrus, all the exciting flavours we have come to know and love as a nation!!
This is a limited offer so you need to be quick of the mark on this one. But we have loads of it in stock! So hurry on down to Majestic East Molesey and stock up before the offer ends, or the sun goes away again!!
Change in weather...Date published: 30/07/13
There may have been a change in the weather. The sun has temporarily (hopefully) left us and in it's place we have been left with the rain which has slightly changed my palate. Instead of chilled summer rose, whites and light reds - I am after something a little bigger. And our freshly stocked Chile section most definitely offers that. We are starting to see an influx of carmenere's, merlot's, shiraz and even big oaky chardonnays - all of which are perfect for this grizzly weather. And with 20% off Chile until the 2nd September, it would be rude to not try some of the offerings.
Bigger is always better...Date published: 29/07/13
Here at Majestic East Molesey, we like to believe that we are on top of the quirky trends! Which is why we like to bring you bottles of wine that are slightly out of the ordinary. And today is no different, as we have received in store a couple of beauties of wine's that will be perfect for that special occasion!
Currently in stock we have the AIX (£50) and the Riscal (£75)
Come and explore and see for yourself!!
Summer?Date published: 29/07/13
Well, our Summer heatwave brought you all out in force to get your hands on our rose section which has been somewhat savagly attacked over these past few weeks.
As there is a little lull in the weather however, those brilliant folk at head office have been working extra hard to secure us a whole load more rose ready for the next summer heatwave in a few days and guess what - it has arrived in your favourite East Molesey store TODAY!!
Come and explore and stock up in case we start to run low!
And it's back...Date published: 29/07/13Today see's the return of arguably one of the greatest New Zealand Sauvignon's.
That's right guys.
THE NED IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER IN ITS BRAND NEW 2013 VINTAGE!!
Come and explore today to see what all the hype is about
The New Trend...Date published: 27/07/13
Don't know if you know but there is this new trend on the town, it's called Aperol - although you might have heard of it as the Aperol Spritz and it is massive at the moment!!
All you need is Prosecco, Aperol, Soda water and an Orange and THIS recipe:
3 parts Prosecco
2 parts Aperol
1 splash of Soda
Ice and a slice!
And with some excellent Prosecco offers at the moment, starting from £6.99 and Aperol at £14.99 it'd be rude not to join in the trend!
Pound a bottle...Date published: 27/07/13
So it is still hot and sunny, the heatwave looks to continue and the bbq's are blazing!! On day's like these there is nothing better than an ice cold beer with mates to see you through and we have a couple of outstanding deals that will help you out!!
Peroni 24 (x 330ml) for just £24
Asahi Super Dry 24 (x330ml) for just £24
THAT'S A POUND A BOTTLE!!
But hurry - these offers won't last forever!!
Have you seen...Date published: 26/07/13
...our new offers?!
They run all the way till September and there are some belters on there. Hoping that my lovely friends and family will take advantage of them for that very special Birthday that is coming up for a certain assistant manager #ahem
#comeandexplore either in store or on our brand spanking new web page www.majestic.co.uk/east-molesey
Wine of the Week: La Grille Pinot NoirDate published: 25/07/13La Grille Pinot Noir 2011 £6.99 when you buy two or more
Made by Sylvain Miniot, director of the celebrated local Cave, this Pinot Noir comes from the stony foothills of the Massif Central. From the small VDQS St-Pourçain in the Allier département.
The intensity of fresh redcurrant and spice flavours show just what good value and quality the Pinot Noir grape is capable of when grown in the Loire.
Ideally served slightly chilled, it is delicious on its own or with white meat dishes, salads and fresh pasta.
Do You Love The Ned?!Date published: 22/07/13
As most Ned fans are aware, we have currently sold out of the 2012 vintage and we are awaiting the 2013 vintage that is due in at the end of the month, but the lovely folks at head office have said that if you come in and pre-order by the end of the day today (22nd July 2012) you can secure an allocation of the new vintage at the current price of £6.99 which ends tomorrow, and if your order is over 6 bottles and comes to more than £40 then we will deliver it for free for you when we get it in stock - how's that for service!
Last Day Of Offers!!Date published: 22/07/13
Hurry quick, today is the last day of our current offers - things like Brancott Estate at £6.99, Bourgogne Chardonnay "Les Chennaudiers" at £6.99, Barista Pinotage at £6.99 and Perrier Jouet at £25 to name but a few are all ending at 7pm today!
So if there is something in the flyer that tickles your fancy, either pop into store, order online before 3 or give us a call and get it bought now cause tomorrow we will have a lovely little selection of new offers for you!!
Come on Sun - it's Sparkling Saturday time!!Date published: 20/07/13
The sun is out, BBQ's are being fired up, it only seems right to celebrate, and what better way than with our fantastic
Gratien & Meyer Saumur Blanc
*when you take two or more as part of your mixed case
A blend of Chenin, Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay, this distinctive sparkling is made in a similar way to Champagne, although the traditional Champagne grapes are substituted for grape varieties local to the Loire Valley.
Once bottled, the wines are matured in cellars made of limestone, which are located directly under the vineyard!
Pale yellow in colour, well refined with light persistant bubbles – expect a fruit driven nose with floral undertones. Both of which can also be seen on the palate which is perfectly balanced, refreshing and has exceptional length!
Try some to see what we are talking about :)
Fine Wine Friday!!!Date published: 19/07/13
FINE WINE FRIDAY!!
Santenay Charmes - Roger Belland
when you take two or more
Roger and his daughter Julie are the fifth and sixth generation of wine makers at this estate – with a total of the 23 hectares of vines, the vineyard from which the grapes of this wine originate is located at the extreme south-east of the village of Santenay. The vines that are used in the creating of this wine are at least 35 years old, which produce lower yields of grapes but a more intense flavour. During the vinification process, the wine ferments at low temperatures for around 5 weeks. Thus obtained is a rich wine, fruity and well balanced wine, easy to drink young and able to age very well
A fantastically intense and brilliant purple colour can be seen in the glass, showing the youthfulnes of this wine, however don't let that put you off. On the nose, there are persistant fragrences of blackcurrent and cherry, which develop on the palat. In addition to this expect some seriously smooth tannins that help create a lovely light and summery wine that still has a hefty amount of body. You will find that this wine partners brilliantly with hard cheeses, roast poultry or red meat.
It is currently open in store so why not try it for yourself and let us know what you think!
The next big thing; SIPSMITH SUMMER CUPDate published: 18/07/13
'Move over Pimm's; we have a new favourite...'
Get your hands on the next big thing this summer and at the offer price of only £15 be the envy of all your friends and serve up this refreshing summer drink bursting with natural flavours.
Inspired by the quintessentially English 'cups' of the 1800s, blended with a host of fabulous summery fruits and flavours including infusions of Earl Grey tea, Lemon Verbena and Cucumber. Aromatic yet dry, its perfect for marrying with a mixer in the sun.
Mix 1 measure of Summer Cup with 3 measures lemonade in a glass or pitcher.
Serve over lots of ice and seasonal summer fruit.
Sit back and enjoy!
Berne Grande Récolte Rosé 2012 Côtes de Provence Date published: 18/07/13Berne Grande Récolte Rosé 2012 Côtes de Provence
Origin~ Château de Berne has 110ha of vines, and has been producing wine since 1750. Today it is both a winery specialising mainly in rosé, and a Luxury leisure resort, promoting wine tourism and sustainable viticulture in the Côtes de Provence.
Taste ~ This cool-fermented rosé has a vibrant rosy colour, and a nose of spring flowers, raspberry and strawberry. Juicy and fresh in the mouth, with a hint of peachy exotic fruit.
Enjoy ~ Best served with a Provençale lunch of anchoiade with salad and fresh tomatoes, grilled white fish or on a summer afternoon picnic!
£8.99 When you buy 2 or more
Hurry Offers ending 19.07.12Date published: 15/07/13Just a quick reminder that the following offers end on Thursday so snap then up fast!
Laurent-Perrier Brut NV @ £24.99
and Two of our wines recent featured in the press:
Mlle Jones Fitou 2011, Domaine Jones @ £11.99 when you buy two or more
09 494 Paul Mas Merlot 2012, PGI Pays d'Oc @ £5.99 when you buy two or more
Wine Of The Week: Lagunilla, Rioja, Reserva 2007/8Date published: 11/07/13Lagunilla Reserva Rioja 2007/8
£6.99 when you buy two or more.
Everybody loves Rioja and I personally feel that there is no better party wine. Generally rich and smooth they can be enjoyed as much on there own as with food. This is a seriously decent wine for the money. If I was given this blind I'd think it was something much more expensive!
This famous Rioja bodega was founded in 1885 by Don Felipe Lagunilla San Martín, who is credited with rescuing Rioja's vineyards from the phylloxera epidemic, through his pioneering work in grafting vines onto American rootstocks.
A classic Reserva wine, striking a balance between meatiness and elegance. 24 months in oak casks has endowed it with an enjoyable smoothness and mellow, spicy aromatics.
Partner with roast shoulder of lamb, or any number of game dishes.
Having a party?Date published: 07/07/13
Whether its a casual drinks bash or a full-scale wedding, Majestic East Molesey are here to help. Just pop in store, give us a call or drop us an email for advice.
First things first~ Once you've decided how many guests you are inviting and your budget then you can start thinking about what drinks you will need and whether or not you are going to want food and wine paring.
Fizz~ A party must for any special occasion!
A standard size bottle of fizz (75cl) will provide 6 flutes.
Wine~ Getting the right quantity of wine is crucial. As a general rule, allow half a bottle per person then add a margin for safety. A standard size bottle of wine (75cl) will provide 6 small wine glasses(125ml)
Beer, cider and spirits~ We stock a wide range of larger, ales and cider by the case and mane line and specialty spirits from around the world.
Seasonal drinks~ Pimm's in summer and mulled wine in winter.
Soft drinks and water~ We offer a great range of soft drinks and mixers from Coca-cola and lemonade to cranberry juice and sparkling elderflower. For all-day functions like weddings, you should allow at least half a liter per person.
Glasses~ The free glass loan service includes wine glasses, flutes, hi-balls and pint glasses for a £1-a-glass deposit refunded in full on return.
Ice, chiller bins and Ice buckets~ All available to hire with a full refund on return.
Delivery~ We offer FREE home delivery, 7 days a week, at a time convenient to you!
Sale-or-return~ It's always difficult to know exactly how much you need for a party so take advantage of our sale or return policy so your not left with any excess.
Make sure you get in touch if you have any questions as we are all here to help and love having a chat about your events! #comeamdexplore
Sunny Sparkling SaturdayDate published: 06/07/13
The sun is out, BBQ's are being fired up, it only seems right to celebrate! And what better way than with our fantastic
OYSTER BAY ROSE
at a stupendiously good offer price of £9.99
Made from 80% chardonnay, sourced from the famous Hawkes Bay, and 20% Marlborough Pinot Noir - this wine typifies the charactersitics of New Zealand! Undergoing secondary fermentation in tank, this wine has produced a more youthful characteristic that stands up to traditional method fizzes.
Massively intense in flavour - well what would you expect from the Kiwi's? - the nose is full of cherry and strawberry. Note the fine, persistant bubbles - these help provide a long crisp and refreshing finish full of summer red fruits!
Why not #comeandexplore - to see what we are talking about!
Even more of our wines are in the press today...Date published: 06/07/13
Even more wines in the press...
This Saturday has not only brought the sun but also the second half of Jane MacQuitty's Summer Top 100 – handily, selecting her favourite reds and sparkling's – both of which will be perfect for that BBQ that you are planning for later in the day, weekend or week!
For the under 6 category, she has picked the Lacroix Bordeaux Superieurr 2007 at £5.99 when you take two or more. A light, elegant, easy drinking Bordeaux that Patrick hails as one of his all time faves! Moving to the South of France, Jane also loves Paul Mas Merlot 2012, which is currently at a fantastic £5.99 on multibuy – I am in love with this producer and I promise you, this merlot will not let you down!
Going up a bracket, Jane has selected the Pizarras de Otero Bierzo 2012 – always a Majestic favourite, we are currently awaiting the 2012 vintage in store, but if any of the previous vintages are to go by, this will not dissapoint – we will let you know as soon as it is in store.
Fancy trying a slightly more Bordeaux – then the Chateau de Saint Gemme 2002 at £9.99 is for you. A parcel wine, so always one to snap up, you can expect classic farmyardy Bordeaux notes. One for Bordeaux lovers and people who want to try something a little different!
And as you might have seen yesterday, we have a fantastic offer on Laurent Perrier at the moment, down at £24.99 – and it seems that Jane is impressed with it too!! She has popped that in the under £25 category!
Why not pop in and see some what we are all raving about! But hurry! Some of these offers are on a limited time deal and will run out soon!
Fantastic Fizz!!Date published: 05/07/13
If there was ever a reason to celebrate then the sun coming out for a potential heat wave weekender is most definitely one of them!!
To celebrate in style, we are bringing you Veuve Clicquot at £30 per bottle (until 15/07/13). And as if that wasn't good enough, we also have Laurent Perrier Brut at an amazing £24.99 per bottle (until 18/07/13).
These offers won't last long - the fizz's are already flying out the window!!
New To Majestic East Molesey?Date published: 04/07/13
As I am sure you are aware by now, Majestic East Molesey are some what local legends :) however, if you haven't yet visited us in store, and you are not entirely sure what we are about then here is a little bit of info on who we are and what we do!
We specialise in wines of all prices, so if it is the everyday bottle you are after or something that little bit special then we can cater for you.
We are a case merchant so you do have to purchase a minimum of 6 bottles from us but that can be a mix of still, sparkling, champagne or spirits - and we are more than happy to help you decide on those wines.
We offer party services such as advise, glass hire, chiller bin and ice bucket hire and we sell ice!
We provide internal tastings that range from fifteen minute weekend tutorials, to ninety minute introductions to wine, to summer and winter invite tastings where you guys come and try our favourite wines. We also offer external tastings for PTA's, local groups etc which we can tailor to your needs.
If you buy 6 or more bottles and the cost comes to over £40 we can deliver them to your door for free! You can order in store, online or over the phone!
We are here to help, whether you are just looking for a new wine to try or you want advise on planning an event, we can help you with quantity, food and wine matching or just suggest something that you might like.
We have a tasting counter which is available for you guys to come and use all day every day - on here you will find new in store wines, wines from the same country, or region, staff favourites and sometimes - if you are lucky, we will open Fine Wine for you to try.
If this is enough to interest you, why not pop into store, give us a call or visit our web page for more information. If you are a new customer and you sign up to our Customer List, we will even throw in a free bottle on your second purchase of six or more wines that we will tailor to your personal tastes (up to the value of £10)
Beer of the Month...Date published: 29/06/13
Bitburger, 'Germany's No 1 Draught beer'
Founded in 1817, this beer has undergone near on two hundred years of adaption and change that has ranked it the third favourite German beer world wide, whilst the brewery themselves boast how in the homeland, there Pilsner is the favouroite draught beer.
The company slogan of “Bitte ein Bit” (literally translated to mean “a bit please”) is ever present in the 330ml bottles that we stock here at Majestic East Molesey – the perfect size for a refreshing beer after a hard day.
Brewed under the German Purity Laws – meaning the only ingrediants useable are: water, barley and hops (although since the understanding of yeast involvement, this too is permitted) this beer is light and hoppy and beautifully refreshing. It makes a fantastic change to your usual lagers, and here in store we are more than happy to open a bottle for you to try at your leisure, so why not pop in and see what this German beer has to offer.
And if that wasn't enough to tempt you – this beer is on a limited time deal of £10.99 for a case of 12 - #comeandexplore and see for yourself!
Our wines are in the press...Date published: 29/06/13
It has come to that time of the year again, where the rather legendary wine writer Jane MacQuitty has compiled her Summer Top 100
No surprises that some of our wines feature in that list – here are some of our store favourites, with staff tasting notes, that Jane MacQuitty loves too...
- Yali Merlot Rosé, 2012
“A light and fruity rosé with a soft watermelon backbone, embellished with hints of strawberry and cherry on the palate”
- Grand Heron Marc Ducournau, 2012
“From perhaps France's best value white wine region, with refreshingly grassy and fruity aromatics”
- Pouilly Fumé “Les Cascadelles”, 2012
“A great value Pouilly Fumé from a high-quality co-operative packed with classic Sauvignon Blanc flavours of gooseberries, orange blossom and citrus fruit”
- Sancerre Roger Neveu, 2012
“Offering ripe rhubarb and gooseberry fruit and a zesty mineal texture”
*When you take two or more
Wine of the Week - Montagny Vieilles Vignes 2010, BuxyDate published: 26/06/13
Montagny Vieilles Vignes 2010, Cave des Vignerons de Buxy, £8.99 When you buy two or more
When most people say 'good value white Burgundy', a lot of people think 'well, it might be comparatively good value but I can't spend £20 a bottle all the time!' Thats where the wines of the Côte Chalonnaise come in. As they are not as famous or sort after as the wines of the Cote de Beaune, they are a fraction of the price and can be every bit as delicious.
The Cave des Vignerons de Buxy is the result of collective enterprise and the work of 120 wine-growers and 40 employees. It was founded in 1931 with the collective aim of finding a solution to their problems relating to making, storing and selling wines.
This Montagny offers ripe lemon aromas, accompanied by subtle hints of white blossom. More refreshing citrus flavours on the palate, and an elegant, steely dry finish.
Drink now and accompany with salad or shellfish.
Strange shapes...Date published: 22/06/13
This summer (if you can call it that this far) we have been inundated with a new mysterious rose - in a rather strange shaped bottle. We call in square (although it is more of a cuboid) but customers have compared it to many different things - by far the strangest being Olive Oil. I would like to introduce to you (if you have not already seen it) - Chateau de Berne Rose 2012, Cotes de Provence.
Hailing from a stunning property, Chateau de Berne is actually a hotel and spa resort, which are located on an 18th Century wine estate - always nice to sip quality rose whilst having a pamper day. Here at Majestic we stock several of their wines, but this interesting little fellow is their prestige cuvee rose - in it's iconic square bottle!
This Provence gem is an attractive and delicatly honeysuckle pink with a nose of summer fruits and hints of a tropicality - slight notes of mango being the most obvious choice. On the palate expect an intense, crisp and perfectly balanced rose that is as refreshing as it is tantilising for those taste buds.
Drink as an aperitif or with classic Provence style fish dishes - this wine will stand up to slightly spiced dishes but would work better with something simply grilled.
#comeandexplore and let us know what you think!
LOOK WHAT'S BACK!!Date published: 21/06/13
Love Cloudy Bay wines but just not convinced on the price? Well, we have Greywacke Sauvignon back in stock - which is the brainchild of Kevin Judd who is the former wine maker of Cloudy Bay (and was so titled for 25 years).
Named after the grey sedimentary rock that characterises much of the soil in this estate, you can expect intense tropical aroma's such as melon, peach and papaya, as well as a light herbaciousness characterised by tomato leaf. On the palate there is a crisp but mouth filling sensation which highlights the oak fermentation that took place.
The perfect partner to smoked salmon canapes, anchovies or chevre.
Hurry though! We only have 12 bottles and they always FLY out!
Wine of the Week Caixas Godello 2012Date published: 21/06/13£7.99 When you buy two or more.
The hot varietal on customers lips and restaurant's lists. Crisp and refreshing whilst able to stand up to food. Perfect for the summer social season
Grown throughout the north-west of Spain, in the past Godello has most often been used as a constituent for blends, but has gained increasing recognition as a quality varietal in its own right.
It still accounts for only a small fraction of the production of Rías Baixas. A delicate yet multi-faceted nose of lemon, crunchy pear, melon and subtle floral notes marries with a palate of remarkable texture and a lengthy, citrus zest finish. Drink with grilled sardines or salt cod.
Pimm's O'ClockDate published: 19/06/13
Any one for Pimm's?
We are bang in the middle of 'the season' which can only mean one thing.. Its definitely Pimm's O'Clock! A must have at any summer function, garden party or BBQ.
We also have new in-store the special edition Blackberry & Elderflower and at only £13.50 a bottle when you buy 2 or more, pack the picnic basket and enjoy! When you buy 6 bottles of Pimm's we'll even throw in a free jug! (While stocks last)
Mix 1 part Pimm's
With 3 parts chilled lemonade
Add some mint, cucumber, orange & strawberry
Add 25mls Pimm's
Top up the glass with cava or champagne
Add a strawberry
Pimm's Blackberry & Elderflower~
Mix 1 part Pimm's Blackberry & Elderflower
With 2 parts chilled lemonade
Garnish with blackberries
Something a little cheeky, add a splash of Gin!
Fizz FanaticDate published: 18/06/13
If like me you are a fan of your fizz - then you should pop in to store asap to see some of our fantastic fizz offers. If you are sat at home reading this you might think to yourself, "I have their flyer and a copy of grape to glass, I have seen the offers..."
BUT YOU HAVEN'T!!!
We have a fairly hefty selection of fizz, both champagne and sparkling, many of which are on great deals but aren't in the current promotional marketing! So whether it is basic every day fizz, something for that special event, something English or even something a little obscure we are here to fulfil your fizz needs!
Oh and if you are so inclined, we have a pretty impressive array of fizz in different size vessles #comeandexplore to see what we are talking about!
Like The Ned?Date published: 17/06/13
Like The Ned? Why not try...
Some thing similar- Giesen Sauvignon Blanc~
£7.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles
A beautiful example of a Marlborough Sauvignon, very fruit driven. On the palate classic gooseberry and citrus flavours. Perfect with a sea food risotto or paella.
Some thing greener- Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc~
£8.79 when you buy 2 or more bottles
This wine has all the charecteristics of Sauvignon's that you've come to love but with more green fruit and herbaceous notes, giving a revitalising fresh finish. Great as an aperitif of with lemon chicken,Thai spices or fish.
Named brand- Villa Maria Privert Bin Sauvignon Blanc~
£8.79 when you buy 2 or more bottles
Family run, this producer is known for their excellent Marlborough wines. Intense gooseberry, lime and tropical fruit. This wine has it all. Enjoy by its self or with all manner of seafood.
Some thing with added extra- Saint Clair Estate Selection Sauvignon Blanc~
£10.99 when you buy 2 or more bottles
Made exclusivly for Majestic this mouth watering Sauvignon has aromas of passionfruit, blackcurrent leaf and gooseberry. With balancing minerality and crisp acidity it will match perfect with fresh salads, fish and vegetarian dishes.
.. And with 20% off all our New Zealand wines, why wait?
Its BBQ time...Date published: 15/06/13
So the sun might not quite be here but it is trying, and maybe if we all will it to come out a little more by getting our BBQ prep done nice and early it will happen- positive thinking and all that! So here is our Majestic East Molesey low down to the perfect BBQ!
In the UK we are not really big on aperitif - but after spending a year in France I am trying to bring it back! It was actually conceptualised (surprise surprise) by the wonderfully French Joseph Dubonnet, who's fortified wine was given to French soldiers in the mid-1800's to (apparently) help fight Malaria. All in all, it is a wonderful concept, needing to be mouth cleaning and fresh - I like to go for a clean and crisp wine, preferably something with bubbles as I feel it wakes my mouth up, and for my perfect BBQ I would go for the Codorniu Reina Maria Cristina - which is currently at £9.99 - a steal at the price. Bright and fresh on the nose, massively citrussy with a hint of cranberry (which comes from this wine being made from red grapes), the frothy bubbly structure cleanse the palate leaving a light red fruit taste which is beautiful in the summer sun.
If I invite my mother to this BBQ (which in case you are reading this mum - I always would!) I have to be able to cater for her weird tastes - in that she doesn't eat meat but she does eat fish. Generally white fish and white wine are a safe bet, but when you are cooking it on a BBQ the smokey taste that we love can over power a wine slightly. Which is why I always poach my mums fish - little bit of herbs, squeeze of lemon and (god forbid) a splash of whichever wine I have purchased to accompany her dish. In this instance, I would be tempted by the Pietariccia Fiano, at £7.59 (when you take another Italian wine) this meaty wine stands up to heavier white fish, whilst still being able to compliment the lighter fishes with its citrussy notes.
As a cheap skate, my budget on a BBQ stems to the classic sausages and burgers. As there are endless sausage combination's these days, I would be tempted to go for a bold but not over powering red wine - something like a Corbieres. Produced in a hot region, there are intense flavours in most of these wines - to step away from some of our better known wines I would be tempted to go for the La Combe des Oliviers at £7.99. This wine has a beautiful blackcurranty nose, with hints of herbs and olives which is noticeable in the palate as wel! Because this wine has hints of the med, you are transported to those warmer climes which makes it a great match for those sausages that you might (accidentally) over-do. For your burgers, the greatest BBQ food of all time (arguably) I am opting for a smooth merlot - mu current favourite being that of the ParceL Series Merlot from South Africa at a fantastic price of £5.99 - plummy, raspberry fruits dominate with a hint of smokiness that compliments any BBQ'd burger!
That concludes my faveourite BBQ food and wine matches - although I know you crazy kids like to pop anything on the barbie, so why not come into store or tweet us if you have other Barbie faves that you fancy matching to our wines!
It's only bloomin Fine Wine FriiiiiiidayDate published: 14/06/13
...and this fortnight we are bringing you a corker!
Angel's Share Shiraz from the Two Hands Estate in McLaren Vale. At £18 when you buy another selected fine wine it is a stupendously good price as well!
This vineyard was established in 1999, a quirky named producer of wines, whose other accolades include Sexy Beast and Gnarley Dudes – they aimed to showcase the best Shiraz, Australia had to offer!
Rich and complex on the nose, you will get a lot of dark fruit and spice – this is furthered on the palate with notes of coffee, cocoa, mulberry and plummy notes – a huge body on this wine that coats the mouth, with soft tannins that will help age the wine for up to ten years – not that it lasts that long in my house!!!
We have it open to taste in store, so why not pop down, #comeandexplore and see what you think - we love it!
Australia Tasting Week...Date published: 14/06/13
Here at Majestic, we like to keep things fresh for you guys - everyone falls into wine drinking patterns, whereby we only drink what we know, our favourites - we are all guilty of it - even me. So we are bringing you weekly tasting events at the moment for you so that you can try things that you might not normally try. This week we are bringing you wines from Australia!!
Australia can sometimes suffer a little from pre-conceptions, especially when it comes to their chardonnay's - however as a country, it has such vast expanses of land dedicated to wine growing, which vary drastically - there is a lot more to Australia than meets the eye! Whether it is wines from the Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley, Barossa Clare or Eden Valley, or perhaps McLaren Vale or Adelaide Hills - this country has something to offer the basic wine drinker, right the way through to the connoisseur.
Pop in store to try some of our favourite wines from this country which include, a classic reisling, an everyday shiraz and a fine wine shiraz as well as the dreaded chardonnay, that you all love to hate, or perhaps more aptly all hate to love (apart from me, who loves to love it!!)
New fine wine in Store....Date published: 13/06/13I'm always very excited when we get a new Red Burgundy! This time its the ever reliable Louis Jadot with an example of the lesser known Santenay appellation from arguably the sexiest vintage of the Noughties. I'm trying to snap up all the 2010s I can get my hands on as the vintage is already very thin on the ground and I've loved every one I have tried thus far!
"Clos des Gatsulards is a single-vineyard site within the Santenay appellation, in the southern part of the Côte de Beaune. Its stony, south-facing slopes produce a dynamic Pinot Noir with great minerality and firm structure."
We've only got a limited amount and I'm going to take a few so you'd better be quick!
Wine of the Week: Ravenswood Lodi ZinfandelDate published: 12/06/13
There are several things that the Californian's do well, one of them is most definitely Zinfandel. Lodi is situated in the Northern regions of the Central Valley and is aptly named the Zinfandel Capital of the World! On closer inspection of the vineyards, the mature Zinfandel vine plantings, coupled with well-drained sandy soils create this powerful and extractive wines that underpin the Ravenswood motto of "No Wimpy Wines".
This wine is bursting with big, bold flavours - sweet blueberry, plums and spice dominate the aroma of this wine, which can be picked up on as soon as the glass is poured - no need to get your nose deep into the glass on this wine. On the palate you can expect bright, fruity but still soft flavours of toasted spices, a vanilla-y note gives it it a roundness and there is an excellently balanced acidity that makes this wine a pleasure to drink on its own or it goes perfectly with duck dishes or a cheese platter.
Although you can drink this wine now, a couple more years bottle ageing would do it no harm - just remember this wine is not for the faint at heart!
Still hoping for summer?!Date published: 11/06/13
For 22 years I have lived in the north of Enlgand, and for 22 years I have watched the South have far better summers than we ever do! So I decided that I was going to make the move down here to be able to live it up in the summer sun.
Really sorry guys, I may have brought the weather with me!! As we are seeing cloudy days and rain, the North are having those hot summer day we are after!
However, here at Majestic East Molesey we are still hoping that we can tempt the sun out with our fantastic Taste of Summer offers that have just been released - I am talking a white Burgundy, a Rioja and a New Zealand Sauvignon - all at £6.99 when you take two or more. If that can't tempt the sun out we have Prosecco at a tenner, vintage champagne at £20, a top house champagne at £30 and a well known rose champagne at £45 (relevant offers apply).
If the sun doesn't get his hat on for these offers then i'll book a one way ticket back to the North asap!
One for the daddy's...Date published: 08/06/13
That time of the year is coming up again. It's Fathers Day!!
Here at Majestic East Molesey we have a selection of treats for that special dad in your life. If it is fine wine that tickles his fancy then we have selected bottles at £8 off when you buy 2.
Or how about Whiskey? A Dad favourite! With our ever expanding selection of spirits we are bound to have something that will excite him.
Or if you just can't decide, we do gift vouchers so you can give the gift of wine without worrying about not getting him the right thing!
Wine Of the Week: Parcel Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2010Date published: 07/06/13
One of my favourite things about Majestic wine are the special little parcels we get from time to time of top quality wines that we are able to offer at below market value. This is a cracking example of that:
Parcel Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
£7.99 When you buy any 2 Chilean Wines
A limited parcel made exclusively for Majestic by one of Maipo Valley's best producers. The grapes are hand-picked from mature vines in the cool Andean foothills, fermented with selected yeasts, then transferred to French oak barrels for 18 months' maturation.
A classic cassis-like aroma overlayed with ripe red berries, vanilla and soft dark spice. Impressively pure fruit on the palate, with sense of real richness and weight conveyed by dense, smooth tannins.
Perfect for tomorrow evenings BBQ.
Learning about wine?Date published: 06/06/13
Here at Majestic Molesey, our staff pride themselves on their knowledge of wine, after all it is one of the reasons you come to us! Soa s a thank you, we want to invite you to come and learn a little something about wine!
On Thursday 13th June, Sophie is hosting a Wine Course, and the following Thursday (the 20th) Patrick will be hosting one. It is a fun, informal 90 minute tutorial into the basics of wine - which ends in the best part! Food and Wine matching!!
Although the event is free, places are limited and as such you will need to book on either by popping into store, calling us on 0208 941 5431 or emailing us at email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Last chance for some of our summer faves!!Date published: 05/06/13
Hurry!! Last chance to buy, offers end Monday 10th June!
No wine says summer quite like rose and with Boschendal Rose at only £6.99 or M De Minuty Cotes De Provence (which Keira Knightly has at her wedding!!) at £9.99 grab a bottle and get in the garden!
Stock up on fantastic summer whites like the classic Giesen Sauvignon Blanc for only £5.99 or looking for something a bit different? How about the Gavi, La Toledana, dubbed the Chablis of Italy.
We also have both the fruity Vina Eguia Rioja Crianza, and the more vanilla Vina Eguia Reserva for only £5.99 or Chateau Du Pennautier, Cabardes for £8.49. Perfect for a BBQ!
Something to celebrate? Prosecco La Marca Treviso extra dry at £8.99 or Laurent -Perrier Brut at only £25!
Blousy rose champagne thats all ways first on the dance floor!Date published: 04/06/13
Was launched in 2008.
Bollinger is one of a very few champagne houses to produce their own grapes for the blends. The grapes are assembled from Grands and Premiers Crus sites.
This wines main component is the special cuvee blend -
62% Pinot Noir
14% Pinot Meurier
-Which is used in their other champagnes.
But what makes this Rose special is the addition of red wine, they add in about 5-6%.
This wine demonstrates Bollingers unique blending and red wine making skills.
After the primary fermentation its aged for at least 3 years, more than twice the time required by the appellation.
A high lighted bronze but with intense depth that the red wine gives.
A full aroma of red berries, red current, cherry and wild strawberry. With a spicy touch not unlike the special cuvee.
Complex flavours of raspberries and blackberries, good acidity. A fine moose that is lively in the mouth, with a small amount of tannin. All held together by the wines precise structure. Your left with a long mellow finish of delicate berry notes.
This wine would pair well with 'meaty' fish like lobster, crayfish and salmon.
Japanese or not to spicy Asian cuisine
Tart fruit based deserts.
On special offer now for only £40!!
Madame Bollinger, one of the 'Grand Dames' of Champagne.
I drink it when i'm happy and when i'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when i'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if i'm not hungry and I drink it if I am; otherwise I never touch it -unless i'm thirsty.
New Wine in-store - Ch Abbaye St FermeDate published: 03/06/13
Château l'Abbaye de Sainte-Ferme 2005, Bordeaux Superieur
£9.99 or £7.99 when you buy 2 or more
This special parcel was snapped up by our buyers upon first taste. A traditionally-made Bordeaux from the top-rated 2005 vintage, it has
been authentically cellared and is now drinking very well, and therefore offers simply staggering value.
A dense core of mature black fruit, overlayed with hints of graphite, leather and liquorice. The tannins are firm yet smooth textured, and well
balanced by the ripeness that characterises this vintage.
Will work well with rib of beef or a slow-cooked leg of lamb.
Fine Wine FridayDate published: 31/05/13
When I visited the region a few years ago I fell in love with the simultaneously seductive and serious, Pinot Noirs of Martinborough. Alongside Central Otago, Martinborough is considered one of the two best areas for growing Pinot Noir in New Zealand
As its New Zealand tasting week I thought I would take the opportunity to share with you a beautiful example:
Martinborough Vineyards Pinot Noir 2009, £23.99 When you buy two or more New Zealand wines
Martinborough Vineyard produces some of the best Pinot in New Zealand, having made some of the first plantings near the town of Martinborough. Their consistently excellent and internationally acclaimed style has come to represent the terrior of the Martinborough Terrace.
A fantastic, complex and seductive aroma of red cherry, spice, tobacco and earth. Perfectly balanced, an elegant and beguiling structure of tannin and fruit and a long, complex and layered finish.
If you can resist drinking it, the wine will develop and improve over 10 years, but the seductive fruit allows for immediate drinking.
Wine Of The Week: Yalumba Y Series ViognerDate published: 24/05/13Yalumba 'Y' Series Viogner 2012
£7.99 when you buy any 2 Australian wines
This little beauty just won an International Wine Challenge Gold Medal!
A full-bodied dry white, with a gorgeously perfumed floral scent and a ripe, peach and apricot fruit, with a silky palate-feel.
Its long been one of my favouites but don't take my word for it, have a taste and tell us what you think...
Something about Italy..Date published: 20/05/13
What makes Italian wines so special? If you ever wondered why Italy is so complicated its all down to the fact that - fortunately or unfortunately (however it's looked at!) there is a myriad of wine styles in all colours from a raft of different regions and sub-regions.
There are possibly 1000 grape varieties used to make wine in the country, and the varietal names can change depending on which area its made in! Along with extremely complicated wine labels it can all serve to baffle us all.
But soldier on - it is precisely this infinite range of wines which makes them so special; come and explore them in the Molesey store today!
It's alright for some...Date published: 16/05/13
At Majestic, we pride ourselves on our staff and their knowledge and our Molesey protege, Hannah, has been taking full advantage of this this week. Tuesday she helped out at Surbiton's tasting, Wednesday she was playing the glamourous hostess at our very own Summer Tasting, tonight she is off to sample the delights of regional France at a Domaine Begude and Domaine Sainte Rose tasting, and on Saturday she will be helping out at our Italian Tastings. It's alright for some!!
I think this calls for a pop quiz next week!!
Summer TastingDate published: 15/05/13
Soooo, we have been banging on about it for weeks but today is finally the day - it is time for our summer tasting. Obviously the rain and the cold has greated us in proper British Summer fashion but we won't let that dampen our spirits, because here at Masjestic East Molesey we have eleven of our favourite wines prepared to show you what we think summer should be about...
Keep your eyes peeled through the course of the day as we slowly reveal what wines we are going to be having open tonight, and tomorrow we shall review each of the wines and let you guys know which was the most popular.
And if the excitement gets too much for you guys as the day goes on, there are still places available so you can always call up as soon as poss to reserve a place for tonight!
Wine of the Week: Truffier MalbecDate published: 09/05/13A nice juicy Southern French red this week, just in time as BBQ season is in full swing.
One of the premier producers of Cahors, the Rigal family have extended their operation to include vineyards throughout the Lot Valley. The region has many alluvial terraces that are free-draining and have great sun exposure, and are perfect for growing Malbec.
Dense, blackish purple. Aromas of black cherry and bramble fruit, along with hints of anise and prune. The palate is bold and robust, framing juicy fruit with peppery tannins. Drink over the next 2-3 years, with chargrilled pork ribs.
£6.99 When you buy two or more as part of our minimum of six bottles.
Having a BBQ? Size totally matters...Date published: 06/05/13
It's no secret that here at Majestic Molesey we like to have the WOW factor when it comes to wine. And so I think I have found just the things that will make all the other kids at a BBQ stand back and realise just how serious you are! For the summer afternoon BBQ, I suggest AIX rose, a light Provence rose that has those light summer fruit flavours that both make this wine stand out as a brilliant easy drinking rose that hits the right notes for everyone but also, as it comes in Magnum (£19.99) and double Magnum (£50) size, its definitely one to show off. Now, if you are planning a later BBQ, that might run later into the evening, whereby people are ready to have slightly heavier food, and maybe move on to a glass of red, we also have the Riscal Rioja Reserva, an old store favourite - and again, this comes in both Magnum (£30) and Double Magnum (£75) form - with a classic earthy, vanilla nose, and hints of dark fruit jam, you'll find this wine works excpetionally well with those lamb kebabs...
The coolest labelled Wine of the Week...Date published: 05/05/13
Here at Majestic Molesey we are more than aware that tasting wines is not just about swirling it round your mouth, it is a sensory experience that encompasses visuals and smells as well as taste. Which is why we opted for Mister Shiraz as our Wine of the Week this week, and at £6.99 if you take any other Chilean wine it is an absolute stormer of a bottle. An exclusive bottling for Majestic, you can expect a more traditional, robust, spice driven Shiraz which shows fantastic old world characteristics whilst still having the New World style that we have all come to know and love. When in the glass, this wine is deep crimson in colour with hints of violet which shows it's youthful character. On the nose there are deep dark fruit flavourings such as plum with hints of summer strawberries as well as slight hints (but not overpowering) of vanilla and cedar which we can put down to the ageing that this wine had in French and American Oak. When it comes to tasting this wine, you definitely know it is there - a big palate with great length - the plummy characteristics that you get on the nose are also present which makes it the perfect partner to a rare, well seasoned rib steak!
Saturday Treats...Date published: 04/05/13
It's not just wine that we love here at Majestic Molesey, why not pop into store and try some of our favourite beers courtesy of Craft Beers, the movement that entwined old recipe's and new hops to create an all new style of beer. Originating in the states, we are paying homage to this style by having Anchor Steam and Brooklyn Lager open to taste, and not wanting to be left out, we also have England's version of this style of beer in the guise of Chapel Down's Curious Brew! Who does it best? Come and Explore and find out for yourself. Furthermore, as it is Bank Holiday Saturday, we have also cracked open our brand new Prosecco, the rather fantabulous Proescco Zonin - come and have a try and treat your self this Bank Holiday - it might even help bring the sun out...fingers crossed.
It may have started to rain. but....Date published: 26/04/13
We have a brand new Wine of the Week: Valdesil Montenovo at £8.49 when you take another Spanish wine. From the Valdeorras region of North West Spain, the vines that are integral to the making of this wine are planted along the River Sil, providing fertile, alluvial soil that helps to create a firm structured white that stands out against the other wines that Spain has to offer. This green tinged wine, shows its youthfulness (it being a 2012), but with a grassy nose and hints of pear and pineapple on the palate, it is perfect for whiling away those long, warm (perhaps) summer evenings. This wine is perfect with simple Spanish tapas - I am thinking grilled sardines - done on the BBQ - no marinade, just a squeeze of lemon!
Roederer at £25!!Date published: 25/04/13
Our fantastic and brilliant team in Head Office have managed to secure Louis Roederer at a fantastic price of £25 for a very limited time! So limited that the offer is only valid until the 29th April, or until we run out of stock so head down to Majestic Molesey as soon as possible to pick up some at this stupidly good offer before Monday!!
Last week of the Easter Offers!!Date published: 24/04/13
This week marks the end of our Easter offers - why not pop in store and see our staff favourites, some of which are open to taste! Always exciting news. Up until Monday 29th April we have some epic deals on Roederer Brut at £25 and Feuillate Brut at £16 which are perfect for party champagnes, as well as our old friend The Ned Sauvignon Blanc at a brilliant £6.99 (on multibuy). On top of that Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone, Belleruche at £7.99 on multibuy makes for that hearty glass of red we sometimes all are after! Pop into store and get your hands on these before they finish at these current prices on the 29th April 2013!
Boschendal vineyard of the fortnightDate published: 12/04/13
Majestic Molesey's vineyard of the fortnight is Boschendal.
It is one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa. Located between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch and spread across 2.54km2. The vast size, with a range of altitudes enables them to grow a number of varieties and great care is taken to find the appropiate location for each.
The estate prides its self on conservation, preservation and restoration of the enviroment, with biological farming practices that promotes a habitat of bio-diversity in both vineyard and surroundings.
Each wine is intrisically different but portrays typical characteristics of the Boschendal terrior.
We currently have Boschendal Chenin Blanc 2012 on our tasting counter (for a limited time only!) and 2012 has been declared a stand out vintage by the Vineyard!!
New opening hours from the 1st April.Date published: 01/04/13
From today the 1st April, our hours of trading will change. Monday to Wednesday we will be open from 10am-7pm, with Thursday and Friday remaining at 10am-8pm. Trading hours on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays will also be unaffected.
We are closed on Easter SundayDate published: 28/03/13
Please note that we will be closed on Easter Sunday, 31 March 2013. We are open our normal Friday hours on Good Friday and our bank holiday hours on Easter Monday.
Fine Wine FridayDate published: 01/03/13
Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2007 Clos de L'Oratoire
Buy 2 bottles save £4
In the ocean of vines surrounding the ruins of the Papal palace, rising up from the Galets stones, lie the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The 'Clos de L'Oratoire' is a place of prayer built in the 18th century, now much improved wine estate.
A harmonius blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault produces a wine of intense perfume with an enticing array of sweet spices, brooding black fruits and sweet red cherries. Earthy, fruity, spicy and complex layers of flavour a marshalled by firm tannins into a long finish.
Secret this away for ten years or drink now as the youthful fruits and juicy sweetness with roast veal or filets mignons.
But don't just take our word for it, come down and try it on our tasting counter - it's open today (and most likely still be available for this weekend) as this month's choice for Fine Wine Friday, the first Friday of each month (put it in your diary).
Wine Of The WeekDate published: 22/02/13
WINE OF THE WEEK
Angelique de Monbousquet 2009 St-Emilion Grand Cru
£19.99 single bottle price or
£17.99 multibuy price
The second wine of Chateau Monbousquet, Angelique is a more youthful and approachable version of the grand vin, designed to require less cellerage.
Purchased by French hypermarket owner Gerard Perse in the 1990's , Ch. Monbousquet was his first venture into wine, leading him to later purchase Château Pavie, Château Pavie Decesse and Château La Clusière. With the help of Michel Rolland, the famous wine consultant, Perse has taken the Chateau to great heights, culminating it being elevated to Grand Cru Classé in the Saint-Émilion classification of 2006.
Angelique is made from the same 32ha vineyards that produces the grand vin, sitting on St-Emilion's characteristically sandy, iron-rich clay soils. The blend consists of 60: Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.
This ripe and fleshy St-Emilion, from the stellar 2009 vintage, has an upfront, convivial character, with lashings of jammy black and red fruit, supported by mucluar yet supple tannins.
Drinking well now and for a further five years. And if you've wondering what food to pair with it – it's got to be a full-flavoured beef dish or rich and tender oxtail.
Molesey's Wine of the Week: Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 2011, Central OtagoDate published: 16/02/13
Central Otago is the most southerly grapegrowing region in the world. Located at 45º south, it shares unique geographical and climactic conditions with some of the world's most prestigious wine-producing regions like Burgundy and the northern Rhone in France, and Oregon's Willamette Valley in the USA.
During warm daytimes and cooler nights at Central Otago Pinot Noir grapes preserve more acidity and yield brighter into more vibrant fruit. Furthermore the days this far south are long with little cloud or rain but exceptionally sunny and dry. Quartz Reef applies the proven winemaking talents of Austrian-born Rudi Bauer, who continues to enjoy & explore the Pinot Noir's many dimensions, and the convergence of the old and the new wine worlds.
An aromatic pinot noir with a fragrant floral and red cherry aroma. It's very pure and taut with a mix of spice, cherry and violet characters. A finely stuctured wine with pleasantly drying, spicy tannins.
£15.99 When you buy more than 2 bottles or £18.99 single bottle price
Wine of the weekDate published: 08/02/13
Molesey's Wine of the Week
Pizarras de Otero, Bierzo 2011 £6.99 When you buy 2 bottles Save £4!!!! or £8.99 single bottle price
Pizzarras de Otero comes from Bierzo an 18th century estate that lay dormant for many years, before being bought and revived by Martin Codax. Bierzo is an area of North West Spain that covers around 3000km2 of vineyards. The vineyards were planted predominantly by Cistercian Order monasteries in the middle ages. Bierzo features an attractive mix of castles, vineyards, pine forests and delightful mountain scenery. The focal point for wine is the market town of Cacabelos.
Wines from Bierzo have to consit of 70% of the ancient mencia grape. This wine is designed to be drunk young, when the fruit is pure and vibrant. 'Pizarra' is the Spanish for slate, and here refers to the slate that characterises the rocks, mineral-rich soils of Bierzo.
Pizarras de Otero presents a deep cherry red with violent reflections. It has a lively on the nose, with aromas of strawberry, plum and blackberry. And subtle floral lift. The fruit-filled palate has elegant and restrained tannins.
Wine ReliefDate published: 04/02/13
Comic Relief is an operating British charity founded in 1985 in response to famine in Ethiopia. The highlight of Comic Relief's appeal is Red Nose Day held in March. The charity states that its aim is to "bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of poor and disadvantaged people, which we believe requires investing in work that addresses people's immediate needs as well as tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice."
In 1999 Wine Relief was set up by Jancis Robinson and her husband Nick Lander as part of Comic Relief and runs every two years. Since the launch it has raised over £4 million pounds to help disadvantage people over the UK and Africa.
This year between 5th February-18th March Majestic will be supporting Wine Relief on twelve wines. Majestic will donate 10% of the retail price of each bottle to Comic Relief.
Look out for these twelve wine relief wines in store:
Caronne Ste-Gemme 2007
Pouilly Vinzelles 'En Paradis' Louis Latour 2011
Lirac Domaine des Garrigues 2011
Ch de Pennautier 'Terroirs d’Altitude' 2009
Domaine de l'Aigle Pinot Noir 2010
Domaine de l'Aigle Chardonnay 2011
Dr L Riesling Loosen 2011
Bardolino 'Naiano' Allegrini 2011
Beringer Founders Chardonnay 2010
BVC Cabernet Sauvignon Peter Lehmann 2010
Cape Mentelle Cabernet Merlot 2010
Testimonio Luigi Bosca 2010
Tasting TutorialsDate published: 02/02/13
After last Autumns successful tasting tutorials we will be repeating these this coming Spring.
So join us at the East Molesey store for free 30 minute wine tasting tutorials, at 11am or 3pm on the Saturdays listed detailed below.
Spain & Italy kick starts these informative and informal tasting events on Saturday 9th February,. We will taste and talk our way through some of the new wines, old favourites and overlooked gems from these regions.
The weeks after we will be exploring the following countries:
New Zealand (16th February, at 11am or 3pm) Classic France (2nd March, at 11am or 3pm) South America (9th March, at 11am or 3pm)
If you would like to join us for one (or all) of these dates please let one of the Molesey team know when you would like to come along, as the number of places are restricted.
We look forward to seeing you there.
FINE WINE FRIDAYDate published: 01/02/13
FINE WINE FRIDAY
RIDGE LYTTON SPRINGS 2009 DRY CREEK VALLEY
Ridge Vineyards was founded in the early 1960's on the Monte Bello Ridge in Santa Clara County (California), which had been the site of wine making since Italian immigrants first planted vines there in the 1880's.
The owners David Bennion, Charles Rosen, Hewitt Crane, and Howard Zeidler, all engineers at nearby Stanford Research Institute (SRI), were all amateur enthusiasts and produced Ridge's first commercial wines from the 1962 vintage. In 1969 Paul Draper was brought on as chief wine maker, a position he holds to this day. Draper's work at Ridge has been a huge influence on modern Californian wine making with his emphasis on natural, ecologically sustainable farming and fermentation
Ridge's international reputation was cemented when the Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello 1971 Cabernet Sauvignon achieved 5th place in 1976's “Judgement of Paris”. This was a wine competition in Paris organised by Stephen Spurrier, a British wine merchant, which through blind tasting pitted the top Californian Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays against their Bordeaux and Burgundy equivalents. The panel of predominantly French tasters caused consternation by giving the top Cabernet Sauvignon award to Californian Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, with the Ridge Monte Bello coming a respectable 5th place (out of 10 wines). However on the 30th Anniversary of the event, all the wines from the original vintages were retested and this time the Monte Bello came out top! Ridge Vineyards true pedigree shone through and cast asway any doubts about the long-term maturation potential of Californian wines.
In 1991, Ridge Vineyards purchased the Lytton Springs vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley AVA. It is from this site that our Fine Wine Friday choice is from. Planted with Zinfadel interspersed with smaller parcels of Petite Sirah and Carignane, a traditional 'field blend' approach is employed.The vineyard's 34 parcels were picked separately, fermented with natural yeast, and pressed at dryness. After natural malolactic fermentation, the wines were tasted blind and 23 of the lots were chosen as exemplifying the vintage. The final blend is roughly 71% Zinfandel, 23% Petite Sirah and 6% Carignane. The amount of new oak in the 2009 blend was reduced slightly to give the wine's fruit and inherent elegance more room for expression. It is a rich and opulent wine, with a backbone of cassis and blackberry fruit complemetned by a savoury muscularity. Certainly enjoyable on release, this wine will evolve beautifully over the next 10- 15 years.
Wine Of The WeekDate published: 24/01/13
WINE OF THE WEEK
Chateau Caronne Ste-Gemme Cru Bourgeois, 2007, Haut Medoc
£13.99 single bottle price or £11.99 multibuy
One of Majestic's most consistent Clarets over the years, this example from the early maturing 2007 vintage doesn't disappoint.
Dating from 1648, Caronne is comprised of 48 hectares of vines (just south of Ch Lagrange) and has been in the hands of the Nony family since the 19th Century. Planted on a mound of gravel with a base of iron-rich sandstone, it is this special soil structure combined with traditional vinification methods which contributes in producing a full bodied yet elegant wine.
The blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, with an average vine age of 25 years. Matured in wood for 12months with 25% being new oak.
A bright nose of red fruit with a perfumed edges follows onto the palate with added nuances of smoke, black pepper and subtle oak.
Supple tannins lead to a well rounded finish which craves to be drunk alongside this weekend's roast .
Wine of the Week Tabali Reserva Pinot Noir 2011 Limari ValleyDate published: 08/01/13
Limari Valley is one of Chilean up-coming valleys and it is located in one of the northern regions to grow vines.
The valley has an average of 90 mm of rain per year allowing very healthy vineyards and dry harvests.
Hand-picked into small baskets to prevent damage, the grapes are bunch-selected, de-stemmed and fermented under temperature control.
Fresh and elegant, this cool climate Pinot Noir comes from limestone-clay soils. In the mouth is rich and round, full of cherry and raspberry flavours, with soft spiciness and nice acidity.
Perfect partner with poultry, game and charcuterie.
Fine Wine Friday: Turkey Flat Shiraz 2008 Barossa Valley £25Date published: 02/01/13
Turkey Flat is a wine estate located in Barossa Valley in Australia. It was here, on the banks of Tanunda Creek where bush turkeys once roamed, that pioneer Silesian settler Johann Friedrich August Fiedler planted the first vines in 1847.
It still produces shiraz wines from these vines planted in 1847 – some of the oldest in the world.
Turkey Flat has been included in Wine-ark’s “Australia’s Most Collected Wines”.
A great food wine with notes of concentrated black fruit and violets. Ripe supple tannin are supported by smooth, velvety oak.
Wine of the weekDate published: 21/12/12
WINE OF THE WEEK
Mersault 1er Cru 'Château de Blagny' Louis Latour £30.00
Maison Louis Latour are renowned throughout the world for the quality of its red and white wines. Château de Blagny is an exclusive of Maison Louis Latour , the vineyards constituting the estate of the Château de Blagny are located high on the hillside overlooking Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet. Château de Blagny is the most important domaine in the commune. A wonderful wine, matured in small oak barrels for 8-12 months.
This wine has a colour of pale gold with a powerful, clean nose of citrus fruits and toasty aromas. A nice length with a mineral finish..definitely gets my vote!!
Why don't you treat your self this Christmas, it's a perfect match to go with a Christmas turkey
Wine of the week: Sancerre Rouge 2010, Paul ThomasDate published: 15/12/12
The appellation is famous for its white wines, but originally its reds were better known.
Pinot Noir is the primary red variety cultivated here, grown on gravelly, limestone soil. They are dry, light bodied wines, with pretty floral aroma and delicate flavour.
This juicy, fruity wine shows intense aromas of raspberry and cherry on the nose that develop further on the palate. Soft tannins, crisp yet balanced acidity and masses of ripe red berry flavours.
Perfect partner with poultry, game and charcuterie.
Price £12.99 Buy 2 bottles save £2 £11.99
Wine of the week - Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 2011 Mount Difficulty, Central OtagoDate published: 27/11/12
Central Otago is the most southerly grapegrowing region in the world. Located at 45º south, it shares unique geographical and climactic conditions with some of the world's most prestigious wine-producing regions like Burgundy and the northern Rhone in France, and Oregon's Willamette Valley in the USA. The Mt Difficulty brand started in 1998 with a very small production of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, made by Grant Taylor of Gibbston Valley Wines. The Air New Zealand wine awards in put Mt Difficulty on the map, with 1998 Pinot Noir winning a gold medal. This wine highlights the warm season with lovely perfumed blackberry and dark Stella cherry fruits along with a hint of spice, adding complexity. The wine has a sweet berry entry which displays these same characters in abundance. Lovely ripe textural tannins rise gracefully out of the mid-palate to finish the wine. These are balanced by the wine’s acidity and fruit, to produce a long fruit-driven finish. Roaring Meg Pinot Noir will improve for 3-5 years given optimal vintage and cellaring conditions.
Wine Of The WeekDate published: 09/11/12
WINE OF THE WEEK
Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel 2010
£19.99 Special Offer £18.74 Buy 2 still Californian wines under £20 save 20% £14.99 *
Family owned and operated since its founding in 1982, Cline Cellars' Fred Cline was one of the first vintners to plant French Rhône varietals in California, and is one of the original Rhone Rangers. A witty pun on The Lone Ranger, it is a non-profit group of American winemakers ( mostly West Coast) formed to promote wines made with a minimum of 75% of the 22 Rhone varieties.
Cline Cellars is best known for production of their Ancient Vines wines out of Contra Costa County. The Cline's historic Oakley vineyards are planted with Mourvèdre, Carignane, Grenache, Palomino and Zinfandel, ranging in age from 80-120 years old. 42 acres of Carignane and Zinfandel vines were planted in 1906 and 1925, and 14 acres of Mourvèdre vines date back to 1920. These vines are all on their original rootstocks and have survived the threat of phylloxera by the sandy soils of Contra Costa County acting as natural defense against infestation. Newer plantings on original rootstocks are similarly unaffected. The 2010 Ancient Vines Zinfandel has been created by sourcing grapes from a selection of parcels of old vines in several regions, the majority coming from their oldest and lowest-yielding vines in Oakley, and the remainder from Lodi and Mendocino. Californian Zinfandel has been identified as being the same variety as Italy's Primitivo and probably came to California with the Italian immigrants of the late 19th century. It has developed into a distinctly unique variety and is now rightly considered to be an American native variety.
Heady and bold on the nose, which is full of ripe strawberry notes, and hints of coffee bean and cocoa. Wonderfully plump and juicy on the palate, with a satisfying warmth and subtle touches of vanilla.
Great with grilled steak, well-seasoned pork chops, or venison.
New shape Bollinger bottleDate published: 26/07/12
The old (left) and the new (right) Bollinger bottle shape. The new shape is called the 1846 as it is the shape of an old bottle marked 1846, found in Bollinger's cellars. The new shape reduces the ratio of wine exposed to the air in the top of the bottle, which should have a positive effect on the quality of the wine, as well as achieving an iconic new look.
Now we deliver any 6 bottles, shopping online with Majestic just got even better.Date published: 12/06/12
Life is busy. Sometimes too busy to make it to your local Majestic. That's why you can now order as few as six bottles online and have them delivered straight to your door for free*.
- Store Events(6)
Wines of Southern France
17 January 2014 - 20 January 2014 (10:00 - 19:00)
Drive away those January blues with a tasting of the most varied and best value region in France.
Open to all
Closed 5pm New Year's Eve - 10am 2 January
31 December 2013 - 1 January 2014
We're open until 5pm on New Year's Eve, when we'll be off to paint the town red. We re-open at 10am on 2 January 2014. Happy New Year!
Open to all
Closed 5pm Christmas Eve - 10am 27 December
24 December 2013 - 26 December 2013
We'll be shutting up shop for a well earned Christmas break at 5pm on Christmas Eve. We re-open at 10am on Friday 27 December.
Open to all
Free Spotlight Tasting
7 December 2013 (10:00 - 19:00)
Drop by to taste some of our fantastic Christmas wines
Open to all
Wines of Bordeaux
6 December 2013 - 12 December 2013 (10:00 - 20:00)
Come and listen to Patrick sing the praises of this both under and over-valued region.
Open to all
Bordeaux Tasting Week
6 December 2013 - 16 December 2013
Whether you're looking for a classic claret this Christmas, or just discovering the wines of Bordeaux, join us in-store between 6-16 December for a free Bordeaux-themed tasting.
Open to all
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What we're tasting today...
Meet the team...
Emily Trainee ManagerI'm really excited to have just joined Majestic with the East Molesey team, having got heavily involved in Wine Circle and blind tasting at Uni. My current tipples of choice are fresh, citrusy Picpoul de Pinet and Viognier, with its complex aromas, though luscious NZ Pinot Noir is pretty hard to beat. I also love to explore new styles of wine whenever possible!
Patrick ManagerSalut! My passion for wine started from an early age inherited from a food and wine driven family. My love of a good glass has taken me all over the world from the vineyards of New Zealand and Austria to now managing a successful wine store in the fantastic East Molesey. My wine preferences change with the seasons. Voluptuous Chardonnay and warming Shiraz keep me going through the winter, whilst refreshing Rieslings and elegant Pinot Noir are my tipple of choice in the warmer months.
Tom Assistant ManagerAfter a whirlwind 12 months with Majestic via our stores in Esher and Leatherhead, I find myself in East Molesey...and I'm loving it! Having been originally drawn in by the full-flavoured power of Argentinean Malbec, I am now an old world purist, with both Burgundy and Bordeaux dominating the spaces on my wine rack. I also spent the summer months working through our champagne range - and there are many gems to be found in there! Last but not least, there will always be a place in my heart for Vintage Port.