Whether you are looking for a neatly sized bottle to take to your next picnic or perhaps a bottle to travel with, half-size bottles can come in handy. Here at Clos Cachet we endeavour to provide wine from a diverse selection of regions, as well as a diverse selection of sizing to accommodate every situation.
Why buy a half bottle? I personally love having the option of enjoying a glass of wine without the commitment to a whole bottle. If you're looking to indulge in just a single wine for the evening, a half bottle allows you to enjoy a couple of glasses without left overs to be spoiled. You enjoy a glass of Chateau La Grave but your friends are all enjoying a Burgundy? This is the perfect opportunity to open your half bottle! No need to compromise with what the consensus is, enjoy your wine at your leisure.
Aged Bordeaux wines also benefit from smaller sizing with the oxidation process occurring at a faster pace across the larger percentage surface area. This means you can pop open a bottle of our 2016 Haut Roc Blanquant today and be at a perfect drinking maturity.
Of course alongside our collection of Bordeaux half bottles are the sweet wine range from Chateau D'Arche and Domaine Belargus. As an after dinner treat, small glasses of Sauternes and sweet Chenin Blanc are beautiful to sip on but trying to indulge in a full glass or two can be a bit too much for anyone's palate. Therefore both these producers are more than happy to accommodate your preferences and provide a nice selection of half bottles to open and enjoy without the pressure of waiting for a big gathering to open a bottle.
Please see below our selection of Half Bottle wines available.
Haut Roc Blanquant - St Emilion Grand Cru 2016
The third wine of Belair Monange, the 2019 Haut Roc Blanquant reveals aromas of cherries, loamy soil and vanilla pod, followed by a medium to full-bodied, lively palate with powdery tannins and a seamless, giving profile. William Kelley, Wine Advocate (2019 review).
Chateau La Grave - Pomerol 2007
Bright ruby-red. Black plum and liquorice aromas lifted by a peppery topnote. Supple and fine-grained; not complex but offers a captivating sweetness to its black fruit flavours. No shortage of personality here. Finishes with decent structure and good length. Nicely balanced Pomerol. Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.
Chateau D'Arche - Sauternes 2009
The 2009 d'Arche has a mellow, refined bouquet with white flower scents infusing the dried honey, leesy and Golden Delicious aromas. The palate is well balanced with a viscous entry, a fine bead of acidity, quite pure and tensile with a penetrating and lively finish. Excellent. 95 points, Neal Martin, Vinous.
Belargus - Quarts-de-Chaume "Quarts" 2018
"Les Quarts" is the original plot which gave its name to the Quarts-de-Chaume appellation. In exceptional vintages only, they perpetuate the tradition and produce a sweet wine from this legendary plot. The magic of the Quarts-de-Chaume terroir then operates resulting in a botrytis of rare concentration, with the schists soils giving this cuvée a vertical tension and an elegant freshness.
Belargus - Quarts-de-Chaume "Roueres" 2018
Roueres opens with a highly intense and concentrated yet refined, elegant and slightly flinty apricot and stewed strawberry aroma on the nose. Sweet, round and intense on the palate, with fine acidity, delicate botrytis and wholemeal bread notes on the palate, this is a rich yet finessed and elegant QDC with fine bitters and tannins on the tight yet pleasant finish.