Whether for a birthday gift or for the end-of-year celebrations, offering a prestigious gift box is a choice that will appeal to the most demanding of your guests. French viticulture offers a wide choice of great classified growths, so you will easily find what you are looking for. And to help you, there are three sets of wines that stood out and that we present to you in this article.
Box n°1: “ Legendary Wines ” by Flakon
If you are looking to discover the great French wines, those that have made France a legend, we have what you need. You will find in this box no less than 4 exceptional wines.
You will find in particular two red wines from Bordeaux with the Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 2019 and the Margaux 2013. And sweeter wines with a sweet one in the person of the
Sauternes 2010, followed by a white with a Châteauneuf du Pape 2020 . Drawing on his experience, Clément, the founder of Flakon, selects the wines carefully and according to a quality charter of excellence. Indeed, these little gems are part of the top 1% of the most appreciated wines in the world, according to the Vivino 2022 Ranking. Just that!
And yet this wine tasting box is at an affordable price. For €110, you can embark on an epic taste road trip across France. No need for a backpack or train ticket, just a drink in hand and a good dose of curiosity. But how is it that these appellations are accessible at this price?
Thanks to the bottle format. Yes, you read that right. Flakon has decided to break the codes. No more classic bottles, make way for a more ergonomic and practical format. Ideal if you just want to have two drinks quietly in front of a series or if you want to impress your date with an original gift. In fact, each bottle contains two glasses of precious nectar. “Oh, you don’t know the bottle size? Let me show you!” Wow effect guaranteed.
Box n°2: The golden bottle
This brand is a gem if you know exactly what you are looking for. It's ideal to please a close connoisseur. No matter your choice, each bottle comes with two glasses adapted to your wine for a successful tasting. A simple and sober box to offer to please.
Despite their particularly extensive catalog, stock runs out quickly, with certain wines in limited quantities. However, the big advantage is being able to choose your grape variety with, for example, a Médoc grand cru like Château Mouton-Rothschild , or even the grand crus of white Burgundy . As highlighted previously, they offer a very wide choice of wine to suit all palates. You will definitely find the rare pearl!
And for good reason, in addition to the grape varieties, you can also choose the vintage, with many years available! The must-have for someone with solid oenological knowledge or with special requirements.
In addition, prices start at €85 for the cheapest bottle and rise to several hundred euros for certain great wines. If you know what you are looking for and you don't have a wine merchant nearby, this is THE site for you! Recommended for those who know exactly what they are looking for.
Box n°3: “ Grand cru wines ” from Pisteurs de Crus
A true nugget finder, Pisteurs de Crus is keen to offer a selection of tailor-made wines. And at an attractive price of €79.50, these guys offer you a box set that smells of the regions of France. So, what does this dreamy wine box contain?
Two nuggets in the traditional 75cl format. And you are the gourmet type, they have thought of you with a 4 bottle option. Yes, yes, the same bottle twice, because when it's good, why deprive yourself?
But let me give you a little more detail on these two vintages:
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé Château Fonroque 2019 : Classy, elegant and with a little wild side. Made from a blend of 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc, this wine is raised biodynamically. And in terms of taste? Imagine dark fruits mixed with sweet spices. It's fleshy, juicy and with a length in the mouth that never ends. Perfect to accompany strong-flavored meats or with strong-flavored ingredients such as truffles or porcini mushrooms.
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé Château Grand Corbin-Despagne 2019 : With 75% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, this organic wine has aromas of ripe fruit, strawberry and even eucalyptus . And to accompany him? Prefer finer meat like duck for example.
And the little extra? These two wines can be kept for 10 years or more. So if you are buying it for a collector at heart, you can let them sleep in your cellar and bring them out for a special occasion.
But a little friendly advice: arm yourself with patience. These Crus Trackers are a bit like wine meteorologists. They deliver according to temperatures so that each bottle retains all its aromas.
Whatever your choice, you will find the ideal gift among these three brands. Amateurs and specialists alike will be able to discover these carefully selected wines for a timeless moment. Do not hesitate to browse the different sites mentioned to find the most relevant box!