Press Reviews: January

by Eve-Marie Letondel

Press Reviews January

Our latest press reviews: The Telegraph, MatthewJukes.com & You Magazine.

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.

Tom Parker Bowles & Olly Smith: Old-school Thai at Jin-Da Thai and fizz to end dry January, You Magazine, Olly Smith, 30/01/2022:

Legras Blanc de Blancs

LEGRAS Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru Chouilly R & L Legras NV
拢35.95 | 拢33.50
Review: ‘For a dazzling zinger, this is peerless at this price. Light the touchpaper!’

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How to find your very own house wine, Victoria Moore, 28/01/2022:

Malbec Cahors

2020 GAUDOU ‘EXCEPTION’ MALBEC Fabrice Durou
拢9.95 | 拢8.95
Review: ‘The wine merchant Lea & Sandeman sells a brilliant earthy-savoury malbec made from grapes grown in the Cahors area (but not sold as a Cahors) called Gaudou Exception. ‘

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Tom Parker Bowles & Olly Smith: Blessed simplicity at Marmo and light reds, You Magazine, Olly Smith, 09/01/2022:

2019 SYRAH Vieilles Vignes Clos de la Bonnette

2019 SYRAH Vieilles Vignes Clos de la Bonnette
拢29.50 | 拢26.50
Review: ‘Stunning. Deep damson-like delight with the smoky sheen of a distant bonfire.’

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Wednesday Wines 鈥 Episode 92 鈥 A standout, bargain-priced 2020 White Burgundy!, Matthew Jukes, 06/01/2022:

2020 Lea & Sandeman

2020 LEA & SANDEMAN White Burgundy Bourgogne Blanc
拢14.50 | 拢12.95
Review: ‘I thought I would use my 鈥榝ree to view鈥 Wednesday Wines spot this week to give L&S a one-off mention with a wine which I think sums up the 2020 vintage in just one sip. The L&S White Burgundy is always a superb wine and, once again, it comes from the same single vineyard source near Saint-V茅ran as in previous vintages. 2020 is a superb vintage and this wine shows the ripeness of the grapes coupled with, the saving grace in this vintage, bright, perky acidity. The finest wines are glossy and also refreshing 鈥 these are enviable traits when they are working in tandem! Of course, when you look at the price of this wine, you will rightly wonder is it up to scratch, but I can assure you it is! There is a lot of wine for the money here with creaminess matched with classiness and I would load up with as much as you can carry because, so far, it is the least expensive white wine that I feel confident will amaze my followers. If you like this wine鈥檚 flavour, then by all means wade deeper into the 2020 white Burgundy pool with my guidance.’

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The unfashionable wine that we all secretly love, The Telegraph, Victoria Moore, 06/01/2022:

2020 Pinot Grigio Visintini

2020 PINOT GRIGIO Ramato Friuli Colli Orientali Azienda Agricola Visintini
拢14.95 | 拢13.50
Review: ‘One example is Visintini Pinot Grigio Ramato 2020. Ramato is a reference to the colour of the wine. I wouldn鈥檛 call this pink but it is tinged with bronze. A beautifully precise wine, it also has hints of pear and spice. Perhaps not the more invisible white that some pinot grigio fans will be after but maybe worth a look anyway.’

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