‘Reliability and quality at the highest level’ – The Wine Gang selections from our Autumn Tastings

by Charles Lea

The Wine Gang is made up of five of the most discerning wine critics in the UK wrote in January:

‘Lea & Sandeman, with its four shops in London and very good website, is one of Britain’s best wine merchants. No, let’s go big on this and say Lea & Sandeman is one of the best ever wine merchants.’

After our tastings this autumn, they have added:

This independent wine merchant has strengthened its reputation for independent thinking in its selection of some of the finest quality wines available in the UK, particularly from France and Italy, and more recently with forays into the New World…. They rightly pride themselves on a handful of reasonably priced wines for everyday drinking, but what you do go (to Lea & Sandeman) for is reliability and quality at the highest level.’

Tom Cannavan, Jane Parkinson, Anthony Rose, Joanna Simon, and David Williams.

Tom Cannavan, Jane Parkinson, Anthony Rose, Joanna Simon, and David Williams.

Full Wine Gang notes:

Their notes can be found by clicking the wines on this page (click here for more).

One recommendation:

Here is just one of the wines that the Gang selected to write about from our September tastings:

2009 SAINT AUBIN 1er Cru ‘Clos de la Chatenière’ Domaine Hubert Lamy

Burgundian Chardonnay aromas at their most seductive – woodsmoke, wheat, roasting nuts and mouthwatering freshness. The palate is densely packed and textural with a mineral tension and still youthful, sappy acidity. A treat to drink over the next three years or so.” 91/100 The Wine Gang (October 2014)

2009 SAINT AUBIN 1er Cru Clos de la Chatenière Domaine Hubert Lamy

Grapes: Chardonnay

Origin: France, Burgundy   Region: Côte de Beaune

Village: Saint Aubin  Vineyard: Clos de la Chatenière

Classification: 1er Cru

ABV: 13%


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