Each Monday, we publish a round-up of the most compelling flash sales offers for the coming week. Given the diversity of our audience across all ages, preferences, and budgets, know that some of these bottles might not quite float your boat, or might not be the right price. But all of our choices represent genuine value and hard-to-match opportunities in their own categories.
This week’s offerings are quite a mix, from some of the most acclaimed wines from iconic regions like Bordeaux and Burgundy to rarities like a Nebbiolo/Vespolina/Uva Rara blend. While all are worth checking out, two particular standouts are the L’Abeille de Fieuzal Bordeaux Blanc on Tuesday from Last Bottle and the Domaine Petit & Bajan “Promise” Champagne from SommSelect on Thursday.
Keep an eye out each week for our top picks.
2018 Jean et Sébastien Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru “Vaillons Vielles Vignes, $59
Who’s it for: Those who appreciate overlooked talent. Look, it’s not really fair to Sébastien Dauvissat that his cousins Vincent and René are arguably the most famous producers in Chablis. While Sébastien’s wines might not quite command the eye-popping prices that Vincent and René’s do, they’re elegant, complex, and powerful in their own right, and well worth a place in the cellar or glass of any lover of serious white wines.
Where to get it: SommSelect, available on 1/24/22 until sold out
2019 L’Abeille de Fieuzal Bordeaux Blanc, $25
Who’s it for: Basically anyone. Bordeaux Blanc is a tremendously versatile wine, equally comfortable with more delicate seafood dishes and hearty cream-based pasta or poultry ones, or paired with a cheese plate. This wine, made from a blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, offers floral notes of orange blossom and chamomile, along with ripe citrus and tree fruits like pears and even quince.
Where to get it: Last Bottle Wines, available 1/25/22 at 10 am PST until sold out
2018 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, $200 ($185 on 4+ bottles)
Who’s it for: Lovers of the classics. Louis Latour is one of the most recognizable négociants in all of Burgundy, and they own more Grand Cru acreage than any other producer, including this patch in Corton-Charlemagne, where they craft some of the most complex and layered expressions of Chardonnay anywhere in the world.
Where to get it: Wine Access, available 1/26/22 at 7 am until sold out
Domaine Petit & Bajan "Promise" Brut Grand Cru Champagne, $55
Who’s it for: We could all drink more and better Champagne! The marriage of Richard Petit and Véronique Bajan brought together two families of Champagne grape growers, from two different Grand Cru villages in the region. Under the tutelage of one of the great winemakers of the region, Anselme Selosse, they’ve turned their winery into one of the most exciting newer “grower-producers” in this historic region. “Promise” blends fruit from both Grand Cru villages and is aged for seven years before being disgorged, making this a wine that can go toe-to-toe with many bottles that cost two or three times as much.
Where to get it: SommSelect, available 1/27/22 until sold out
2018 Château Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan, $139 ($129/bottle for 6+ bottles)
Who’s it for: Those who know that some things never go out of style. Bordeaux sometimes gets unfairly typecast as stuffy and outdated, yet the wines can deliver a stunning mixture of power, finesse, and complexity that simply can not be ignored, like this bottling from Château Pape Clément, named after one-time owner Bertrand de Goth, who eventually was elected to the papacy…in 1305! Yeah, the winery has some roots.
Where to get it: Wine Access, available from 10 am 1/27/22 until sold out
2017 Castello Conti Boca il rosso delle donne, $75
Who’s it for: Nebbiolo lovers who want something a bit different. While Nebbiolo, like Pinot Noir, is almost always vinified as a mono-varietal wine, here in the Boca DOC in the north of Piedmont, it is often blended with Vespolina and Uva Rara, as with this bottling made by the three Conti sisters, Elena, Anna, and Paola, following the pioneering work of their father Ermanno, who manage to work organically despite the challenges of growing grapes in the foothills of the Alps.
Where to get it: SommSelect, available 1/28/22 until sold out
Editor’s note: The Drop’s Flash Sales Deals series is open to all wine sellers who offer flash sales. Please send your pitch to The Drop editors for consideration at TheDrop@pix.wine. Pitches are due 2 weeks before an offer goes live. This series is published each Monday morning.