Press Reviews: March 2021

by Eve-Marie Letondel

Press Review March

Our latest press reviews: Decanter, The Guardian, The Telegraph & The Mail On Sunday.

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 Times, Six bottles for your Easter lunch, Will Lyons 31/03/2021:

2015 Malleret
2015 CHÂTEAU DE MALLERET Cru Bourgeois Haut Médoc
£24.50 | £21.95
Review: ‘This interesting Margaux estate has blended merlot and cabernet sauvignon to produce a sleek, polished claret. There are inviting aromas of dark fruit and evolved notes of cedar, with a taut tannic finish.’

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Decanter Magazine, 31/03/2021:

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2017 MUSCADET SÈVRE ET MAINE VIEILLES VIGNES Sur Lie Domaine Bruno Cormerais
£13.95 | £12.50
Review: ‘If you think Muscadet is bland or one dimensional, try this! Whith considerable time on lees and in bottle, it has great intensity and drive, with tangy lemon, fresh herbs and slatey minerals. Crisp acidity keeps it focused through the long finish.’

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Country & Town House, THE BEST SAINT-JOSEPH WINES, Sarah Hyde 30/03/2021:

2017 Bois prieur Niero saint Joseph
2017 SAINT JOSEPH Bois Prieur Domaine Rémi Niero
£33.50 | £29.95
Review: ‘With hints of violet and black pepper, 100% Syrah.’

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The Mail on Sunday, Olly’s wines to spring forward, Olly Smith 21/03/2021:

Dry Furmint
2019 DRY FURMINT Disznókő
£14.50 | £13.50
Review: ‘Ginger wreathed in lime peel. Richly complex and classy to pair with Thai food.’

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The Telegraph, 50 of the best spring red and white wines for £10 and under, Victoria Moore 21/03/2021:

Chaval
2019 CHAVAL Bobal ‘Ecologica’ Bodegas Nodus
£8.50 | £7.95
Review: ‘Tastes of blackberries and red cherries with a tinge of forest floor. Try it with pizza; couscous, rocket, roasted squash and spicy yogurt; or roast lamb.’

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Yeuses Syrah
2019 LA PETITE SYRAH Domaine les Yeuses
£8.50 | £7.95
Review: ‘A pure and unoaked syrah true to the classic qualities of this northern Rhône grape. Think dark fruit, a hint of black pepper and a floral scent, like violets.’

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Malbec Cahors
2018 GAUDOU ‘EXCEPTION’ MALBEC Fabrice Durou
£9.95 | £8.95
Review: ‘The grapes for this wine come from a 40-year-old plot in the heart of Cahors, but the family prefers to declassify to Côtes du Lot to give them more freedom.’

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2019 Negroamaro
2019 NEGROAMARO Salento Cantine de Falco
£9.95 | £8.95
Review: ‘Lea & Sandeman sells two reds from Cantine de Falco, both under a tenner and very good. For me the negroamaro edges it over the primitivo.’

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The Guardian, Why rioja is the best wine for Easter, David Williams 21/03/2021:

Finca de los locos
2018 FINCA DE LOS LOCOS RIOJA Artuke
£24.95 | £22.25
Review: ‘A single-vineyard wine from Baños de Ebro in the northerly Rioja Alavesa district, this is a superbly expressive blend of mostly tempranillo with graciano and a touch of the white viura. Sixteen months in French oak provides shade to the mineral-edged bright black fruit.’

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Decanter Magazine, 03/03/2021:

2016 Lea & Sandeman Bordeaux
2016 LEA & SANDEMAN Bordeaux
£11.95 | £10.50
Review: ‘The L&S buyers source their bargain of an own-label Bordeaux from a small estate new Gensac in Entre-deux-Mers. It’s soft and supple, with just the right amount of gentle oak char to support its fruit flavours – juicy blue plums and black berries. There’s a fresh, herbal note running alongside the bright acidity and tannic bite, and a leathery hint of maturity creeping in on the finish.’

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