New Year's Eve is probably the biggest party date on the yearly calendar for many people. This is the time when we kick the old year out with all its challenges, frustrations or misfortunes and look forward to starting afresh next year.
So it stands to reason that wines often play a big part for New Year's celebration. No other drink is as versatile. Wine is also a little easier to drink on a long night as you will need to go a whole mile to midnight and see the New Year.
LPB has selected 6 fantastic wines that you should have ready in your cellar for this end-of-year party.
From Bordeaux's amazing year 2015, Clos Saint Vincent in Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, it is silky with balanced aromas of black and red fruits, super elegant tannins and it will be perfect with your red meats or just to share with a few friends.
- Clos Saint Vincent, Bordeaux, Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2015 – UP: S$55 Promo Price : S$49
In Rhone valley, Francois Villard is a rising star and you should absolutely keep this winemaker in your mind while choosing your Rhone wines. His baby wine is called “L’appel des Sereines” and is a must have in your daily wines as the value for money is amazing. A beautiful Shiraz (Syrah) that is spicy, fruity and elegant. A medium body wine that will match very well with all your spicy food or simply for aperitivo.
- François Villard, Rhône Valley, L’Appel Des Sereines 2018 – UP : S$43 Promo Price : S$39
Burgundy Winemaker Olivier Leflaive delivers year after year magnificent wines in both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir across his production. We’ve selected “Cuvée Margot” in red and “Les Sétilles” in white simply because they deliver everything you’d expect from the red fruits complexity of the Pinot and the buttery and elegance of the Chardonnay at a great price. Do not hesitate, those wines are a must have ! To impress your friends, you should know that “Les Sétilles” was the only French wine selected for the wedding or Prince Harry and Megan Markle ! “Cuvée Margot” will be fantastic on its own, or with your poultry dish and cold cuts dishes, while “Les Sétilles” will accompany very well your fish-based dish or your sushi.
- Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne "Cuvee Margot" 2018 – UP : S$69 Promo Price : S$59
- Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne "Les Setilles" 2019 – UP : S$69 Promo Price : S$59$
What would be a year-end celebration without a few bubbly aka Champagne. We have selected 2 top notch wines that we particularly love.
Drappier is a family owned domain that produce Michelin Star level Champagne.The “Zero Dosage” is a 100% Pinot Noir Cuvee with no dosage. It contains only the wine's natural residual sugar at less than 2g per bottle. Very pure wine with a great acidity that will be perfect with Scallops and Oysters (one of the best pairing we’ve done so far).
- Drappier Champagne Brut Nature Zero Dosage NV – UP : S$78 Promo Price : S$69
Billecart-Salmon needs no introduction, it’s a family owned Champagne as well and is considered by a lot as the epitome of elegance. We have selected the Blanc de Blanc (100% Chardonnay), because of its pure intensity of dry fruit aromas and nuts as well as the creaminess of the chardonnay grape and its fine bubbles. Drink it on its own or paired with poultry or white fish and obviously all the desserts you can imagine, this champagne loves Chocolate pairing!
- Billecart Salmon Blanc De Blancs Grand Cru NV – UP : S$125, Promo Price : S$119
New Year's Eve is a happy and festive time of the year, which can be improved by enjoying some great wines, shared with family and friends. Happy New Year!
Selected with love and happiest wishes by Guillaume Foucaud
LPB Market Team