Press Reviews: October 2020

by Eve-Marie Letondel

Our latest press reviews in October: The Guardian, Spectator Life, The Mail On Sunday & The Sunday Times.

Benefit from our case price discount in red by buying any 12 bottles from this selection – in a mixed case of your design or simply by the dozen.

The Sunday Times, Delightful wines to buy for winter, Will Lyons, 26/10/2020:

Quinta Da Romaneira Ten-Year-Old Tawny
£23.50 | £20.95
Review: ‘This aged quinta tawny is light red in hue, with warming aromas of raisin, cherry and strawberry. The lingering sweet finish is embellished with a trace of honey and toffee.’


The Mail on Sunday, Olly’s Spooky Sparklers, Olly Smith, 25/10/2020:

‘Longitude’ LARMANDIER-BERNIER Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut 1er Cru NV
£41.95 | £39.50
Review: ‘Up there with the best fizz on the planet – pristine, complex and worth the cash. Treat yourself.’


Nyetimber Classic Cuvee
Classic Cuvée NYETIMBER NV Brut
£32.75 | £30.95
Review: ‘This English fizz rivals Grand Cru Champagne with its dazzling spectrum of gorgeous complexity. Superb.’


The Spectator, Seven wines to enjoy on cosy nights in, Jonathan Ray, 12/10/2020:

2017 Zellenberg Marcel Deiss
2017 ZELLENBERG Domaine Marcel Deiss
£24.95 | £22.25
Review: ‘I adore the wines of Alsace and probably drink more of them than I do the wines of any other region in France. It’s to my eternal shame, then, that I had never come across Domaine Marcel Deiss before. This blend (a rarity in Alsace) of biodynamically-farmed Auxerrois, Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris is full of creamy peaches and pears, honey and lemon and yet finishes perfectly and refreshingly dry. I found it completely irresistible.’


The Guardian, Italian jobs: the best wines from Tuscany, David Williams, 04/10/2020:

2019 Rosso Di Montepulciano Dei
£16.95 | £15.25 SOLD OUT IN 2018
Review: ‘There are some stupefyingly high prices for Tuscan wines these days, but the £10 to £20 range, where you’ll find the super-supple, cherry-berry fragrant Cantine Die Rosso di Montepulciano 2018 can be a real sweet spot.’