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    March 31, 2023 2 min read

    Gavin's Easter Food & Wine Pairing Suggestions

    Easter Weekend - Sunday April 9th, is looming large on the horizon.

    At Whelehans Wines we think it’s a great opportunity to celebrate the good things in life; family, friends, good food & good wine.

    If you’re taking a family break during the Easter Holidays, why not indulge your inner epicurean and try one of our specially selected Easter Classics Case”.

    We have put together a Six bottle case containing some outstanding wines; classics from peerless producers. Sancerre, Pouilly-Fuissé, Champagne, Rioja, Bordeaux & Burgundy, what’s not to like!

    Whether you’re opting for traditional spring lamb, or perhaps a different type of roast dinner, you’re very well covered for any culinary eventuality.


    Domaine Andre Vatan Sancerre 2021.

    Classic French aperitif/starter white. Clean fresh crisp with a gentle floral tone mid-palate, the finish is elegant and long. This will marry well with any canapes or light nibbles you may be serving.


    Domaine Guerrin et Fils Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes 2020.

    Fuller in body than the Sancerre, this is a rich buttery style white. It has all the hallmarks of very good quality Burgundy, superb balance of flavours & acidity. The oak aging in this case is well integrated and plays second fiddle (in the background) to the exuberant ripe tropical fruits.


    Bollinger Champagne Speciale Cuvée.

    James Bonds favourite tipple, usually served after he’s bumped off some villain’s henchman in a creative and mildly amusing fashion. Rich toasty elegant powerful & subtle, all at the same time.  This is benchmark Champagne with few peers.


    Valserrano Gran Reserva Rioja 2015.

    Velvet soft & silky thanks to the long barrel aging in American oak casks. Notes of spice, aged leather and dark fruits abound in the glass. This would be a fantastic red option with a cheese board after your Easter Sunday dinner. The finish is multi-layered and cavernous in its complexity & length.


    Chateau Le Crock Saint-Estéphe 2018.

    A consistently under-rated Bordeaux Chateau, it really punches above its weight when tasted with other (more expensive) red Bordeaux. Classic notes of freshly pared pencil, wet slate, cedar wood, liquorice, spice and dark fruits are strikingly obvious on first whiff. The wine is medium to full, broad in complexity but very well structured and balanced. If decanted 1hr before serving, this wine will sing.


    Domaine Cyrot-Buthiau Maranges “Les Clos Roussots” 1er Cru 2020.

    Pinot noir from Burgundy when it’s good, is very hard to beat. Savoury elegant and yet powerful too. This will also benefit from decanting. There is a lovely juxtaposition between ripe strawberry/red currant fruit and rustic earthy savoury notes.


    We invite you to join us this Friday and Saturday at the W Tasting Bar  in Dublin for a unique opportunity to sample our wines before making a purchase.

    We look forward to welcoming you!