While we all have that one Middle-earth species that we’d rather be (elves for the win), I think we can all agree that hobbits are the ones who undoubtedly have the most fun. Who wouldn’t want to spend their afternoons lazing about with a pint of stout or a bottle of the old wineyard (from 1296 — very good year) and puffing on a pipe at the Green Dragon?
Well, thanks to a collaboration between Warner Bros. and Lot18, you can invite all of your hobbit-aspiring friends over for some fancy wine, all inspired by Peter Jackson’s acclaimed Lord of the Rings trilogy. Each bottle contains an exclusive label, each featuring one of four characters — Gandalf, Galadriel, Aragorn, and Frodo.
Each label is gorgeously designed, with a silhouette of the character set against a parchment paper background and a key scene associated with that character superimposed within the silhouette. If you do want one or all four of these bottles, they’re currently for sale through Lot18. But don’t wait too long, as there are only 6,000 bottles available for each flavor.
The individual wine descriptions are as follows:
2015 Aragorn Appellation Lussac – St. Émilion Contrôlée
“If ever there was a wine fit for a king as mighty and honorable as Aragorn, this is it. A blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec, this unmatched red is from the Lussac-St.-Émilion appellation, once the site of historic battles and dreams of victory. Rich, concentrated and built to last, it’s intensely expressive of its terroir, displaying black-fruit flavors and polished tannins on the palate. Your quest for the consummate drinking experience ends here.”
2016 Frodo Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel
“As honest and pure as a Hobbit’s heart, this zinfandel is crafted in honor of the most adventurous one of them all: Frodo Baggins, keeper of the Ring. And just as Hobbits are sturdier than they appear, so are the old vines that produced this red, which have endured for decades to survive — and flourish — against all odds. Vibrant flavors of blackberry, fig and spiced plum carry through the warm, pleasing finish of this reliable wine.”
2016 Galadriel Bordeaux Blanc
“The most noble and powerful of the Elves is honored by this high-toned wine, a Bordeaux Blanc with piercing citrus flavors and remarkable concentration. Just as Galadriel is revered by all those graced by her presence, this impressive white is a true testament to her strength and wisdom, imbuing an immediate sense of devotion with its graceful palate. Take a sip and fall under its ethereal spell.”
2016 Gandalf Monterey County Pinot Noir
“The great Wizard Gandalf can only be embodied by a variety as respected and celebrated as Pinot Noir. Like the wise old wanderer, this subtle, yet complex red is unassuming at first glance, but quickly revealed to be spirited and persuasive, with black raspberry, alpine strawberry, and forest floor flavors casting a spell over your palate, bringing you back sip after sip.”