You’ll probably remember that last month we reviewed the June Le Petit Ballon box on our new Youtube channel. Well, we were pretty impressed by the quality of the wines and so we decided to continue our subscription in order to find out what speciality wines the July box would bring…
Once again, we set up our camera (apologies for the abysmal lighting) and took to tasting the wines.
Here’s what we thought:
What is Le Petit Ballon?
Le Petit Ballon is a wine subscription service with a difference. You don’t have to commit to large quantities or 12 months in advance and you can even opt to buy their individual bottles of wine online should you wish to try them again.
You can either opt to receive the Grape Expectation Subscription (£24.90) or the Age of Raisin Subscription (£39.90) each month and both boxes come with tasting notes and serving suggestions. What’s more, all of the wines included in your box are specially selected by Jean Michel Deluc (former Sommelier at The Ritz, Paris) so you know they’ll be of the highest quality.
What did I get in my box?
In the July Box I received a bottle of Lar de Paula Tempranillo Madurado 2015 (that’s a Red Rioja to you and me) and a bottle of Maison Paul Benoit Paul Benoit – Mâcon-Villages 2015 (also described as a ‘witty white wine’).
Is it worth it?
If you’re a wine drinker and you like to discover new and exciting varieties then £24.90/month isn’t a lot to pay for two high quality bottles of wine. Personally, I enjoy the excitement of not knowing what I’m going to receive each month and when the box arrives in the post, I look forward to reading the monthly gazette to find out more about the provenance of the wines.
Overall, I’d say yes, Le Petit Ballon is worth subscribing to – particularly when you consider the discounts that subscribers receive in their online store.
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