Christmas, the best day of the year! What could possibly make it any better than it already is? Magnums!
If your Christmas day is anything like mine and most others then there will be no shortage of food and people to feed/entertain. It is one of those times when large formats slide easily in to the mix because there is usually enough people to warrant opening something bigger. Nothing says "it's a party" like a magnum to me. It's a little bit special pulling the cork from a big old bottle of something great.
Every year we like to put together a little "essential large formats" for Christmas pack, something that should cover bases on the day when you really just need to know you have it all under control. The six magnums this year really offer all you could ask for to make sure the special day goes off without a hitch and, more importantly, you always have a great glass of wine in your hand.
For only $575 (more than 20% off the normal retail value) it's a bargain. We think we have you covered this Christmas with these big boys.
Andre Clouet Grande Reserve NV 1500ml - It's a crowd pleaser and the perfect way to get the day started.
Shaw & Smith M3 Chardonnay 2018 1500ml - Winner of the Royal Melbourne Wine Show Francois de Castella Trophy (the white Jimmy Watson) for best young white wine.
Giant Steps Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 1500ml - One of the coveted single vineyard Pinots from the master, Steve Flamsteed. Ideal Christmas lunch wine.
Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2015 1500ml - One of the best value wines on the planet and 2015 one of the greatest vintages ever.
Isole E Olena Chianti Classico 2016 1500ml Magnum - Top flight Chianti for the table, the perfect food wine.
Chateau Montlandrie 2016 1500ml - The big boy to finish things off, Montlandrie should help wash down that last plate of food and provide something to sip on as you watch it open up with air while recovering on the couch