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This is a fantastic opportunity for members to purchase some superb, rare and older wines from The Society’s archives. As several of these wines are only available in tiny quantities we recommend you place your order without delay, and look forward to enjoying some of the finest wines from our cellars.

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Champagne Alfred Gratien Cuvée Paradis Brut 2008

Produced in tiny quantities, Gratien’s prestige cuvée is one of Champagne’s little secrets. This chardonnay-led blend, all from premier cru and some grand cru vineyards, is effortlessly gentle yet satisfyingly round and More >

£52
Bottle

£312
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-CH3421
Product Type
Champagne
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%

Côtes du Roussillon-Villages Coume Gineste Rouge, Domaine Gauby 2011

This new cuvée from Gérard Gauby consists mostly of exceptional grenache from a north-facing slope with low-yielding vines, some of them very old. A sense of finesse is paramount here and a fruit-driven expression and More >

£53
Bottle
Save £6

£636
Case of 12
Save £72
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-FC24051
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Grenache / Garnacha
Reviews (2) >

The Society's Exhibition Vintage Port 1985

From the Smith Woodhouse stable of the Symington Group, this is a fine, concentrated and richly flavoured Port with excellent 'grip' and ripe tannins. More >

£54
Bottle

£324
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-PT1871
Product Type
Port
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
20.0%

Half bottle of Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Mambourg Vendange Tardive, Domaine Weinbach 2008

Exquisite, very fine late-harvest gewurztraminer form the Fallers’ newly acquired plot on the south-facing Mambourg. Almost explosive fruit, sweet but tending to dryness. A lovely glass to end a meal. More >

£59
Half Bottle

£708
Case of 12 Halves
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-AL9112
Product Type
White Wine
Style
6 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
11.0%
Dominant Grape
Gewurztraminer
Reviews (1) >

Champagne Pol Roger Vintage Brut 2009

2009 produced vibrant, fruit-forward wines delivering plenty of pleasure now, as Pol Roger’s wine shows. Aged for nine years on its lees (yeasts) in their deep damp cellars to develop exceptional depth, this rich yet More >

£65
Bottle

£390
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-CH3821
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Half bottle of Vouvray Le Mont, Moelleux, Domaine Huet 1973

We loved the plush upholstery in this wine. Not really sweet, but ample, tender and very much alive, with notes of lemon citrus and white flowers. A particularly luxurious match is Brun de Noix, a semi-hard Loire cheese More >

£65
Half Bottle

£780
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-LO9282
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
11.5%
Dominant Grape
Chenin Blanc

Half bottle of Salto al Cielo Estate Aged Pedro Ximenez

An extraordinary PX sherry with layer upon layer of flavours, which have developed slowly and gracefully over the 40 years it has been aged in cask. Deep and dark in colour this is opulent, oily and treacly with More >

£65
Half Bottle

£390
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-SH1042
Product Type
Sherry
Style
9 (of 9): Intensely sweet
Alcohol Level
15.0%

Half bottle of Salto al Cielo Estate Aged Oloroso

This 25-year-old oloroso is aged in highly seasoned oak butts from a solera situated in Salto al Cielo, a 19th century estate near Jerez. A powerful, smoky nose reveals a stunning oloroso with a rich, endless palate More >

£65
Half Bottle

£390
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-SH1052
Product Type
Sherry
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
21.0%
Dominant Grape
Palomino

Magnum of Château Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc 2009

A hugely successful vintage for one of the most charming and affordable of all classed-growth clarets. The accent, as ever, is on providing a lovely well-balanced wine for enjoyable drinking. Classic, savoury left-bank More >

£68
Magnum

£408
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-CM14124
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot
Reviews (1) >

Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2013

We have always loved St Henri for its unashamedly Australian expression of shiraz. Made in large old oak vats, this wine focuses on the exceptional shiraz available across South Australia, with a lifted, opulent plum More >

£69
Bottle

£414
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-AU19491
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz
Reviews (2) >

Château Canon, Saint-Emilion 2011

Elegantly honed claret from the owners of Chanel, with velvety fruit texture and classic tannin structure. This year's blend follows vineyard plantings, with 70% merlot and 30% cabernet franc. More >

£70
Bottle

£420
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-CS8411
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot
Reviews (2) >

Champagne Bollinger La Grande Année 2007

A rich, round and satisfying vintage Champagne, typical of the Bollinger style, which rests its quality on balance and weight. More >

£72
Bottle

£432
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-CH3541
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Half Bottle of Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec, Domaine Huet 1969

Still bright golden in colour, this remarkable aged Loire white has a complex, yeasty aroma, lifted by the age-defying freshness for which Huet’s Vouvrays are renowned. It has a wonderful tension on the palate, racy and More >

£75
Half Bottle

£900
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-LO9252
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
11.5%
Dominant Grape
Chenin Blanc
Reviews (1) >

Château Canon la Gaffelière, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 2008

This property’s current high reputation dates from 1985, when it was purchased by its current owner, Stephan von Niepperg, a trained viticulturist whose family has eight centuries of winemaking experience.Much had to be More >

£75
Bottle

£900
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-CS8361
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot
Reviews (5) >

Taylor's 1985

A typically firm Taylor's: stylish, supple and superb to drink now. Hints of spice and pepper give extra nuances to a muscular wine. More >

£79
Bottle

£474
Case of 6
Out of stock
Alternative Available >
Product Code
XWK-PT1261
Product Type
Port
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
20.5%

Magnum of Champagne Alfred Gratien Brut 2004

Fragrant and complex vintage Champagne selected from Gratien’s best growers. The 2004 is made from two-thirds chardonnay and around 15% each of pinots noir and meunier. Precise, dry and nutty. More >

£85
Magnum

£255
Case of 3
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-CH3414
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (1) >

Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2013

The famed ‘Red Winemaking Trial’ is a consistently excellent, faithful expression of classic Barossa shiraz, and the 2013 vintage has a particular sense of opulence. Juicy, concentrated and intense, yet in More >

£85
Bottle

£510
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-AU18531
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz
Reviews (1) >

Comte Armand Domaine des Epeneaux, Pommard Premier Cru Clos des Epeneaux 2011

Comte Armand makes one of the greatest Pommards of all. 2011 is a relatively light year but well balanced when well made, as is the case here. Having waited to harvest until the grapes were fully ripe this medium-bodied More >

£86
Bottle

£516
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-BU53471
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir

Magnum of Champagne Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve NV

The full-flavoured, multifaceted and satisfyingly toasty style (not to mention the wonderfully distinctive bottle shape) of Heidsieck’s non-vintage also lends itself perfectly to a magnum-sized bottling! Wow your guests More >

£89
Magnum

£267
Case of 3
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-CH2874
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.0%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay

Penfolds RWT Bin 798 Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015

The 'Red Winemaking Trial' Bin 798 is certainly no longer a trial! Now in its 18th vintage, this wonderfully full-flavoured Barossa shiraz is aged for 16 months in French oak hogsheads, developing fine cedar and vanilla More >

£90
Bottle

£540
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-AU20561
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz 2015

This single-vineyard shiraz is from Penfolds' home property. Surrounded on all sides by Adelaide suburbs, these old vines are producing superb-quality fruit. The wine is fermented and aged for 18 months in 70% American More >

£93
Bottle

£558
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-AU20521
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Château Bahans Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan 2003

The second wine of premier grand cru Haut Brion. Unusually ripe in the generous 2003 vintage, with full, sweetly flavoured fruit. A most impressive mix of 48% cabernet sauvignon with roughly equal proportions of merlot More >

£95
Bottle

£1,140
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-CM8411
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Rivesaltes, Domaine de Rancy 1965 50cl

NEW This old Vin Doux has spent 50 years in barrel before eventually being bottled. Of a lovely tawny colour, this is very concentrated with piercing freshness. Rather like an old Madeira. More >

£99
Bottle

£1,188
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-FC30931
Product Type
White Wine
Style
7 (of 9): Dessert sweetness
Alcohol Level
18.0%
Dominant Grape
Maccabeu

Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol 2013

Alexandre Thienpont, who is probably the most modest producer in Bordeaux, admits to being ‘happy with the quality of the 2013’ Vieux Château Certan. For someone normally so self-critical, this is quite an admission. More >

£99
Bottle

£594
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-CS9251
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Merlot
Reviews (1) >

Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay 2013

The top white in Penfolds’ portfolio comes from exceptional cooler-climate vineyards in Tasmania and Adelaide Hills. With aromas spanning toasted almonds to wet slate, this is intricate, focused and effortlessly classy. More >

£105
Bottle

£630
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-AU18611
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Reviews (1) >

Remirez de Ganuza Gran Reserva, Rioja 2001

Rich, flamboyant Rioja (90% tempranillo, 10% graciano) from 60-year-old vineyards in Alavesa, aged for 24 months in barrel. This serious, powerful gran reserva has immense depth and class. Decant an hour in advance. More >

£120
Bottle

£720
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-SP6151
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Tempranillo
Reviews (1) >

Hermitage Blanc, Domaine Jean-Louis Chave 2011

For many, the true spirit of Hermitage is white and it is certainly true that the earliest wines were indeed white. Most of the Chave vines, about 80% marsanne and 20% roussanne, are in the middle chalkier part of the More >

£120
Bottle

£720
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-RH37461
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Marsanne Roussanne

Hermitage Blanc, Domaine Jean-Louis Chave 2012

For many, the true spirit of Hermitage is white and it is certainly true that the earliest wines were indeed white. Most of the Chave vines, about 80% marsanne and 20% roussanne, are in the middle, chalkier, part of the More >

£129
Bottle

£774
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-RH40531
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Marsanne Roussanne

Champagne Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 2006

Made from only grand cru pinot and chardonnay vineyards that were under vine when Churchill was alive, this pinot noir-dominant Champagne is only released in the best vintages. It is a wonderfully full and rich wine More >

£129
Bottle

£774
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-CH3631
Product Type
Champagne
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir Meunier Chardonnay
Reviews (1) >

Half bottle of Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux, Domaine Huet 1959

An exquisite rarity from the domaine's reserves, made by Gaston Huet himself. Brilliant yellow-gold in colour, this is a wine of elegance and finesse from a great, great vintage. Creamy textured and very well balanced, More >

£135
Half Bottle

£1,620
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-LO9342
Product Type
White Wine
Style
5 (of 9): Medium sweet
Alcohol Level
11.5%
Dominant Grape
Chenin Blanc

Vouvray Le Clos du Bourg Demi-Sec, Domaine Huet 1970

Pale but firm gold in colour with a complex, layered nose and strong acid backbone, elegantly poised between richness and dryness which makes it a very good bet for roast or slowly braised pork. More >

£150
Bottle

£1,800
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-LO9391
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
11.5%
Dominant Grape
Chenin Blanc

Hochheimer Hölle, Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese, Künstler 2015

This is a wonderfully concentrated and complex dessert riesling with flavours of pineapple, crystallised citrus peel and angelica. Outstanding. More >

£159
Half Bottle

£1,908
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-GE11222
Product Type
White Wine
Style
9 (of 9): Intensely sweet
Alcohol Level
6.5%
Dominant Grape
Riesling
Reviews (3) >

Hermitage, Domaine Jean-Louis Chave 2012

2012 was a fine vintage for Hermitage. If 2009 and 2010 produced big full bodied wines, 2012 was much more about finesse and length of flavour. The tannins are quite soft and ripe which means that this fine Hermitage is More >

£169
Bottle

£1,014
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-RH40511
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Vouvray Le Clos du Bourg Moelleux, Domaine Huet 1970

Lovely old-gold colour and beautifully balanced nose and palate; full and rich but not sweet, and very, very long. Chicken with cream and dried morels or more seasonally fresh fungi would do it justice. Some harmless More >

£175
Bottle

£2,100
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-LO9311
Product Type
White Wine
Style
4 (of 9): Medium/off dry
Alcohol Level
11.5%
Dominant Grape
Chenin Blanc
Reviews (2) >

Penfolds Bin 169 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Only the second vintage of this Bin from Penfolds, and boy, it looks fantastic! Shows incredible finesse and complexity with fragrant cassis and blackcurrant-leaf aromas. Well-balanced mouthfeel with fine-grained More >

£180
Bottle

£1,080
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-AU16901
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon

Magnum of Hermitage La Chapelle, Jaboulet Aîné, 2006

Chapelle 2006 is a distinguished Hermitage. There is less of it being made as the new owners have insisted on stringent selection during the blending and this is reflected in the price. More >

£190
Magnum

£570
Case of 3
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-RH20144
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec, Domaine Huet 1953

Deep burnished gold with remarkably fresh, sweet citrus aroma. Not especially complex but layered and pristine, carried by a fine backbone of acidity. A handsome old glass bottle, worth the investment in a fine turbot More >

£195
Bottle

£2,340
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-LO9271
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
11.5%
Dominant Grape
Chenin Blanc

Hermitage, Domaine Jean-Louis Chave 2011

A very dark and concentrated wine with quite pronounced tannins and rich, sweet-tasting fruit. Wine buyer Marcel Orford-Williams tasted the vintage twice before the blend was made: the fruit from Hermite is delicate and More >

£199
Bottle

£1,194
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-RH37441
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Sec, Domaine Huet 1948

Almost tawny in colour, with copper highlights, but very much alive on the palate, with a refreshing pithy citrus note, long and fine on the finish. That life-giving acidity and concentration make for a cheeseboard More >

£245
Bottle

£2,940
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-LO9241
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
11.5%
Dominant Grape
Chenin Blanc

Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Première Trie,Domaine Huet 1959

The legendary 1959 vintage in this part of the Loire, unsurpassed until 1989, and still around to do battle with it, is deeply coloured and flavoured. Full and almost raisiny, with hints of spices and nuts, it is More >

£345
Bottle

£4,140
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-LO9351
Product Type
White Wine
Style
5 (of 9): Medium sweet
Alcohol Level
11.5%
Dominant Grape
Chenin Blanc

Penfolds Grange, South Australia 2003

Grange's famous reputation lives up to the hype. The 2003 is densely coloured with soft, fleshy fruit backed by grippy tannins and Grange's characteristic exotic flavours. More >

£350
Bottle

£2,100
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-AU11301
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Chateau Cheval Blanc, Saint-Emilion 2007

Finely scented with cabernet franc perfume dominant. Sweetly ripe and refined with palate-caressing fragrance. 55% cabernet franc and 45% merlot. More >

£375
Bottle

£2,250
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-CS6811
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot
Reviews (2) >

Penfolds Grange 2008

A remarkable vintage where site selection was vital due to a record 15-day heatwave. Despite this Peter feels that this could be one of the best vintages he’s made. Complex, powerful, bitter-chocolate, red cherry and More >

£390
Bottle

£2,340
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-AU16001
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Full Bodied
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Syrah / Shiraz

Chateau Ausone, Saint-Emilion 2007

Refined and very subtly constructed with a texture of silk and ravishing freshness. Great finesse and class. Only 1,500 dozen made. 55% cabernet franc and 45% merlot. 2017 to 2030. More >

£450
Bottle

£2,700
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-CS6801
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Château Ausone, Saint-Emilion 2006

Rich, racy pure intense Ausone, very long and tenacious in the mouth with excellent scented length. Long term wine but very classy. 55% cabernet franc 45% merlot. More >

£539
Bottle

£3,234
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-CS6231
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Merlot

Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac 2009

Classic Mouton with intense cabernet sauvignon (88%) blackcurrant flavour, and lovely vital freshness. Very long and classy. More >

£625
Bottle

£3,750
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
XWK-CM14341
Product Type
Red Wine
Style
Medium Bodied
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
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