Press Reviews: April

by Eve-Marie Letondel

Press Reviews april

Our latest press reviews: The Times,, The Sunday Times, and The Telegraph.

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 best ros茅s to buy now, The Times, Jane MacQuitty,29/04/2022:

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2021 ROS脡 BONBON C么tes de Provence Sainte Victoire Domaine des Diables
拢18.95 | 拢16.95
Review: ‘Starry ros茅, bursting with vibrant pink peppercorn, mint and zingy citrus fruit.’


There鈥檚 a Rh么ne white wine revolution under way, Club Oenologique, Adam Lechmere, 029/04/2022:

2020 FIRST FLIGHT Viognier Domaine G&J Bott

2020 FIRST FLIGHT Viognier Domaine G&J Bott
拢26.50 | 拢23.95
Review: ‘Really lovely peach and marmalade nose. The palate is fresh, delicate with acidity that builds in the mouth, bolstering and enhancing the peach-tea fruit. Medium-bodied, fresh, exotic, it鈥檚 definitely Viognier 鈥 there鈥檚 a vestigial fatness to it that adds a complexity to the texture. Excellent 鈥 search this out.’


2019 CONDRIEU Les Ravines Domaine Re虂mi Niero

2019 CONDRIEU Les Ravines Domaine R茅mi Niero
拢42.50 | 拢37.95
Review: ‘Fine orange-oil nose. The palate is concentrated and intense from the off with the alcohol noticeable. Honeyed notes of bergamot and peach, this is an old-fashioned Viognier aged 40 months in oak; rich, powerful and muscular, and yet the acidity corrects and balances throughout, allowing a long, aromatic and juicy finish.’


Unusual wines from the new world, The Times, Will Lyons, 27/04/2022:

2019 Dry Furmit

2020 DRY FURMINT Diszn贸k艖
拢14.50 | 拢13.50
Review: ‘The furmint grape variety has an almost electric acidity. This wine makes a lively aperitif or a good match for light, spicy dishes.’


It鈥檚 that time of year again,, Matthew Jukes, 20/04/2022:

2014 Tillington Nyetimber

2014 NYETIMBER Tillington Vineyard Brut
拢110.00 | 拢100.00
Review: ‘Made predominantly from Pinot Noir, with a small percentage of Chardonnay from the same single vineyard, this is the fourth vintage of Tillington, and I have to say that I have loved each and every release.

Like the finest Champagnes, it is impossible to tell from the colour, nose and palate that this wine is already eight years old. It is pale and shimmering, and I wrote 鈥榲ery鈥 three times in my notes before the word 鈥榞ood鈥.

The luminosity and tension here are exquisite, and while the flavour is lean, all-pervasive and mesmerising, it is seemingly weightless. The control throughout is fabulous, and the finish is superbly long and prickly 鈥 it is set for a very long life ahead of it. I gave this beauty a 19/20 score in my notes, and this means it is one of the finest English Sparklers I have ever tasted.’


The best red wines under 拢30 to serve with Easter lunch, The Telegraph, Victoria Moore, 08/04/2022:


2019 ROSSO DI MONTALCINO Ginestreto Fuligni
拢30.50 | 拢27.50
Review: ‘We had a rubbish Easter last year, so the Fuligni Rosso di Montalcino we had planned to drink is still waiting on the rack. Tuscan reds are great with lamb, particularly if the lamb is cooked with lots of rosemary and garlic and you serve Italian sides such as cannellini beans with a garlic and cr猫me fra卯che sauce, borlotti bean stew, cavolo nero or shaved-fennel salad.’