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The Palate 2013 Case

Here’s how we picked this case: we held a nationwide competition called The Palate 2013 to find the UK’s finest amateur wine taster (and to demonstrate to wine drinkers everywhere that you don’t need a PhD in pontificating about Vitis Vinifera to be good at wine tasting); asked the 12 finalists to tell us their favourite wines from our range; and put it on t’internet. From the daintily aromatic Janeil Gros Manseng to the “rich, hearty, jammy and souly” Manz Platónico, which was hand-picked for our shelves by The Palate champion, Chloe Dickson, these are their choices. We like their style.

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What's In This Case

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  • Morellino di Scansano Ventoso 2014 - Red Wine Italian

    Tuscany is famous for Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. But sometimes we like to take you off piste, because off the beaten track you find treats like Morellino di...

  • Quinta de Bons Ventos Red Wine Portugal
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    A Portuguese blend of...
  • Janeil Gros Manseng Sauvignon Blanc French White Wine
    We know 'Gros Manseng' isn't the nicest name for a grape. In fact it sounds like an unflattering description of a singer. But forget all that: its cleansing acidity and flavours of quince and white...
  • Bourgogne Rouge Domaine d'Ardhuy
    This could well be the fullest of the new red Burgundies in our mid-price range, but only by a smidgen. All those from the excellent Domaine d'Ardhuy situate themselves on the lighter more thoughtful...
  • Verget Pouilly-Fuissé 2010
    It’s quite something to think that, in 1917, as WWI was at its most hellish in northern France, 300 miles south, just south of the rustic hamlet of Pouilly, someone decided to plant a vineyard....

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  • La Closerie des Lys Chardonnay Launguedoc White Wine
    In June 2012 Oddbins launched a nationwide search for the UK’s finest amateur wine taster. After months of gruelling competition we found her: Fran “The Palate 2012” Evans. Fran bagged herself...
  • Manz Platonico

    Hand-picked from a blind tasting line-up by the winner of The Palate 2013, Chloe Dickson (pictured),...

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  • Six Bottle - Red Gift Box
    Smart, fully lined, six bottle gift box that will fit both wines and Champagnes.
    Not sold separately, must be purchased in conjunction with wine or spirits.