About this Offering

265: Italy & Chablis
The 2018 Italian wines in Cellar Offering 265 all scored highly in the tasting. These are all affordable everyday wines made to be drunk early. They give us an indication of the quality of what is in store for the more premium wines further down the line. This, combined with reports of a great growing season and great harvest conditions, particularly in the north and central Italy, suggest that we are in for a treat - good news after the short 2017 harvest!
Cellar Offering 265 includes a range of Chablis wines produced by Lamblin Fils. A spring frost in April 2017 hit the villages around Maligny, where they are based. Thus, Lamblin’s production was down approximately 40% compared to an average year. The Premier Crus sites were hit particularly hard and are in short supply, but look out for the mixed case of three Premier Crus Vaillon, Mont de Milieu and Fourchaumes.

What you can expect:

- Total of 58 products
- 45 are from Italy and 13 from Chablis
- 36 products are Red Wines, 16 products are white wines, 2 products are rosé, 2 are sparkling plus liqueurs
- We have gone back to many favorites however still offer 14 new products wines are new (24%)
- 14 wines have been given the designation of Society Suggests
- 5 Wines are Members choice
- 2 Wines are Medal Winners

Most ordered Wines in 2018 

Jane's Coups de Coeur - 265 - How does it work?

Opimian’s Master of Wine Jane Masters carefully tastes, selects and writes her tasting notes for each wine available in each Cellar Offering.

As part of this process we have asked her to select two wines ideal for drinking within the year and two wines worth cellaring. Here are her Coups de Coeur for Cellar Offering 264.


Ready to Drink


Cellaring Potential

LOT 1219
Integro Negroamaro, IGP Puglia, Organic Wine, 2017
  LOT 1224
Colpasso Pinot Grigio, IGP, Terre Siciliane, 2018

LOT 1205
Il Veltro, Brunello Di Montalcino, DOCG, 2014

  LOT 1197
Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico, DOCG, Montigoli, 2015