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Tasting galore at L&S Chelsea

By on 19/05/2016

Join us for Tio Pepe sherry this Friday, and a must book Tuscan Treasures tasting on 22nd June. As the sun (mostly) continues to shine, we thought why not crack some 2016 En Rama Tio Pepe open for all of you this Friday.

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Bordeaux 2015 – Lafon Rochet, Fonbel, Quinault L’Enclos, Clos de L’Oratoire, Moulin St Georges, Prieuré Lichine & D’Aiguilhe

By on 19/05/2016

The dismal day here in London yesterday was somewhat mirrored by the dispiriting news from Bordeaux that they are not really getting the message on pricing! There were several releases that we would like to get excited about - some good wines - but they are as ever, only interesting en primeur at the right price.

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2015 Bordeaux – late in the day, Bruno Borie’s Croix de Beaucaillou and Lalande Borie

By on 18/05/2016

The visit to Ducru Beaucaillou this year was another great tasting, with all the wines singing and showing lovely real Saint Julien character - a fine well-knit delicacy of expression, while certainly not lacking oomph. These two 'lesser' wines are good examples, Lalande Borie should be a good drink from the moment it is delivered ('Very sweet and perfumed.

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2015 Bordeaux – Pontet Canet

By on 18/05/2016

Just as we were thinking that the big names would all wait until after Vinexpo Hong Kong to release, along comes Alfred Tesseron with Château Pontet Canet at £795, one of the real big beasts, and a wine with universally high scores across the board - 97 - 98/100 James Suckling, 94 - 96/100 Neal Martin, 17 Jancis Robinson, 94 Tim Atkin etc.

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2016 Tio Pepe & Hidalgo ‘La Gitana’ En Rama

By on 16/05/2016

Pre-shipment offer 2016 sees the release of two new great vintages of En Rama sherry from these two renown Sherry producers. Drawn from the center of the barrel 'En Rama' sherry offers the chance to taste sherry at it's very youngest and freshest and this year's releases are proving to be noteworthy examples.

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Bandol wines available at Bandol Restaurant, Chelsea

By on 15/05/2016

Domaine Tempier Tasting Menu at Bandol Restaurant - Chelsea 6 Hollywood Rd, London SW10 9HY [Map] May 23rd - 28th If your summer holiday in the South of France feels a little bit far away, we have some good news… For the duration of next week, local neighbourhood restaurant Bandol, will be running a special 5 course tasting menu paired with the beautiful wines of Lea and Sandeman favourite - Domaine Tempier.

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2015 Bordeaux – Clerc Milon, Ferrière, Haut Bages Liberal, Clos de Marquis & Grand Mayne

By on 12/05/2016

A sunny start in London is matched by a surge of activity in Bordeaux with releases of some good wines this morning, they're coming thick and fast now. Amongst these are some of the more interesting wines that we tasted during 'primeur week' in Bordeaux. The headline release is probably Château Clerc Milon from the Rothschilds of Mouton.

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Chelsea Tasting Saturday 14th May – Nyetimber

By on 12/05/2016

This Saturday, we will be trying a selection from the Nyetimber range, with Nyetimber's own Stephan Griffiths leading the tasting. It will be in a similar informal format to our Friday evening tastings. There is no need to let us know, simply pop in anytime between 14:00 & 17:00 and enjoy a glass with us.

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2015 Bordeaux – Alter Ego, du Tertre, La Lagune, Fieuzal red and white

By on 11/05/2016

Today's releases all have firm advocates. We think du Tertre looks the best buy - from the village in the Médoc which many think has produced the vintage's most consistent success. 2015 CHÂTEAU DU TERTRE  , as Neal Martin says, giving it 91-93, 'Alexandre Van Beek might have produced his best du Tertre to date'.

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2015 Bordeaux – getting into the proper stuff

By on 10/05/2016

Yesterday and this morning have seen a few of the more serious crus classés being released - the primeur season is getting into gear. 2015 CHÂTEAU PAPE CLEMENT (£625) is a big wine with a mass of rich dark concentration. For us it seems a little forced, but Neal Martin (95-97) and James Suckling (96-97) clearly loved it.

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2015 Bordeaux – what the critics say – and who matters to you?

By on 10/05/2016

There is a wealth of choice of critical reporting on Bordeaux 2015. Maybe too much for any one voice to be heard. Perhaps the merchant's view is becoming more important again in the absence of the absolute arbiter that has been Robert Parker - but in the end it is your casting vote - 'is it worth a punt?' - that matters.

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