Le Petit Ballon – February 2017

Le Petit Ballon – February 2017

If there’s something that Le Petit Ballon does well it’s the ability to produce a stunning box that reflects the occasion. They expertly select the finest wines, and this month is no exception – being February and the month of love and everything – Le petit Ballon have issued yet another winner……let me tell you all about how it works……..

 

What’s in the Box……..

This month Le Petit Ballon box consisted of the usual 2 bottles as below: A bottle of white, Jurançon Sec Souvenirs d’Enfance 2014 and a bottle of red; Château Pech Celeyran Les Muriers 2015.

As well as the wines, the box also includes the usual wine tasting cards that help and guide you to make the most of your subscription; these tasting cards also offer insight into a brief history of their origins. I also received the February edition of Le Petit Ballon’s monthly Gazette magazine; the themed this month is ‘Good Fast Food’. Le Petit Ballon offer a range of tips and tricks, such as: red wine is often best served a little below room temperature (20 minutes in the fridge) – which literally goes against all of my beliefs……but, hey – if Petit Ballon says it’s the way to go, who am I to argue with the experts?!

All wines that feature in Le Petit Ballon boxes have been carefully selected by Jean-Michel Deluc, a master sommelier, formerly of the Ritz, London.

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Château Pech Celeyran – Les Muriers – 2015 (13.5%)

This deep, dark wine has a bold, dynamic nature; heavy and aromatic on the palate this wine is best accompanied with rich cheeses and dark meats.

 

The tasting notes are as follows:

Eyes: The appearance of the wine hints at the power yet to come; deep, purple and with some serious concentration.

Nose: On the nose the wine is rich and aromatic, with notes of black fruits, spices, violet, peony and licorice.

Mouth: On the nose the wine is rich and aromatic, with notes of black fruits, spices, violet, peony and licorice.

Visit Le Petit Ballon to buy this wine.

 

Jurançon Sec – Souvenirs d’Enfance – 2014 (13%)

Crisp, fresh and deliciously fruity this wine refreshes the palate and awakens the senses; best enjoyed with fish, cheese and meats, this is a well thought-out versatile wine for all occasions.

 

The tasting notes are as follows:

Eyes: The wine is a beautiful golden colour, with a hint of ripeness and oiliness in the glass.

Nose: The nose is ripe with aromatic notes of pineapple, dried fruits, quince, peach, acacia, grapefruit, lemon and passion fruit.

Mouth: On the palate the wine is fresh and mineral, with a long refreshing finish.

Visit Le Petit Ballon to buy this wine.

 

Summary

Every month you’ll receive the following in your Le Petit Ballon box:

  • Two bottles of wine carefully selected Former Sommelier Chef at The Ritz.

  • Tasting advice and super tips With handy posts and videos.

  • The Gazette The magazine that tells you everything there is to know about wine without all the waffle!

 

There are 2 subscription options available to you:

  • Grape Expectations – £24.90 per month, Including Shipping. This subscription brings you unknown, but great value wines chosen by the master sommelier Jean-Michel Deluc.
  • Age of Raisin – £39.90 per month, Including Shipping. This subscription delivers prestigious labels for  connoisseurs, chosen by the master sommelier Jean-Michel Deluc.

By subscribing you’ll also receive 20% off future wine purchases on their site, all delivered straight to your door.

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Our score: 9.4/ 10

Superb selection this month from Le Petit Ballon!

  • Quality of products10
  • Originality9
  • Packaging and delivery9
  • Value for money9
  • Selection of products10

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