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On Wednesday we published our immediate thoughts on the wines of the Right Bank (see 2018 Bordeaux En Primeur: Right Bank Roundup). Here are our first impressions from the other side of the river and a list of wines we felt were outstanding within their quality level or commune. Key Impressions: While our previous blog […]
With most of our Right Bank tastings now complete, we thought it would be timely to offer some initial thoughts on the 2018s we’ve tasted. Below is a quick summary of our key Right Bank impressions, including which wines we think are contenders for ‘wine of the vintage’, as well as a few more down […]
Fine wine has long been a popular choice for christening presents. As the wine matures, so too does the recipient and eventually, many years down the line, a choice will be made whether to drink the contents or sell. Every year we are asked by godparents about purchasing wine and laying it down on the […]
We will touch down at Mérignac airport early on Sunday morning and fly straight into the 2018 Bordeaux en primeur tastings. Judgement will be reserved until all the barrels have been sampled but here are some early impressions of the vintage and thoughts on the upcoming campaign. The Growing Season Bordeaux is the largest wine […]
Every March the new releases from Montalcino are unveiled. The rules stipulate that Brunello must be aged at the estate for 5 years and for the Riservas it is 7 years before hitting the market. 2019 therefore marks the release of the 2014 Brunellos and the Riservas from 2013. Two very different vintages, but both […]
‘The recent Lea & Sandeman Italian tasting was a voyage of discovery,’ said Susy Atkins in last week’s Telegraph. We are thrilled that our tasting has drawn so much positive feedback, from journalists and customers alike. Italian wine is definitely alla moda and it’s easy to see why. From heel to alpine heights, Italy offers […]
Last week we hosted our 4th annual pure Italian Tasting which has become one of the highlights of our year. A showcase of our incredible Italian selection which grows every year, presented by the wonderful people who make the wines. This year 26 of our Italian friends made the journey to Charing Cross Road and […]
...for those who like refined Syrah that isn’t particularly high in alcohol, these are great wines, many of which drink well young on the youthful fruit, but will also age gracefully for ten years or more.
‘Simply put 2015 is a tremendous vintage for Bolgheri.’ Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com Le Macchiole is one of the jewels in the crown of Bolgheri, undoubtedly one of the most exciting regions in the world for wine-lovers. Maverick winemakers started a quiet revolution here in the 1980s, led by Sassicaia’s Marchese Mario Incisa – and the […]