Press Reviews: May

by Eve-Marie Letondel

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Our latest press reviews: The Times, The Guardian, 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.

Platinum Jubilee Special 鈥 Part 1 鈥 Party Wines, matthewjukes.com Matthew Jukes, 28/05/2022:

LES PINS 2020 Monbazillac Ch芒teau Tirecul la Gravi猫re

2020 LES PINS Monbazillac Ch芒teau Tirecul la Gravi猫re
拢14.50 | 拢12.95
Review: ‘This is my very favourite Monbazillac of all, and it is one of the finest value sweet wines in France. Organically grown and made precisely in the same method as Sauternes, this is a heavenly combination with the superb Layer cake recipe.’

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No, ros茅 isn’t the perfect wine for summer 鈥 this is, The Telegraph Victoria Moore, 27/05/2022:

2021 VERMENTINO Domaine les Yeuses

2021 VERMENTINO Domaine les Yeuses
拢9.95 | 拢8.95
Review: ‘Beautifully fresh, all grass with subtle lemon zest. Order the Syrah too for a pair of excellent house wines.

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Delicious wines to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, The Times Will Lyons, 25/05/2022:

EGLY-OURIET Les Pr茅mices Brut Champagne NV

EGLY-OURIET Les Pr茅mices Brut Champagne NV
拢49.95 | 拢45.95
Review: ”Go extra-posh and serve one of my top grower champagnes, Egly-Ouriet Les Pr茅mices Brut.

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Try these delicate floral wines to get you in the spirit for Chelsea Flower Show, Metro News Rob Buckhaven, 24/05/2022:

TIO PEPE FINO 2022 RELEASE En Rama Gonzalez Byass


TIO PEPE FINO 2022 RELEASE En Rama Gonzalez Byass

拢16.50 | 拢15.50
Review: ‘I鈥檓 a sucker for lighter styles of sherry in summer, they鈥檙e unapologetically savoury, saline and refreshing, like a gust of sea breeze to the palate. Tio Pepe is where it鈥檚 at for the Fino style, and this limited release takes it to a new level of complexity via zero filtration, aka 鈥榚n rama鈥 meaning 鈥榬aw鈥. It鈥檚 the nearest thing to drinking directly from the cask, delivering a thwack of toasted almond and focaccia dough flavours.’

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Digging up the best wines by vineyard soil type, The Guardian David Williams, 22/05/2022:

2020 CH脗TEAU DE C脡RONS Blanc Graves

2020 CH脗TEAU DE C脡RONS Blanc Graves
拢19.95 | 拢17.95
Review: ‘Reflecting light and heat to aid ripeness, and with good natural drainage forcing vines to dig deep for water, the gravel-rich terroir of Bordeaux鈥檚 Graves region excels in full-flavoured, naturally balanced reds and, in this case, gloriously expressive, grapefruit-citrussy, sauvignon blanc-based whites.’

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Spring reds: lighter, brighter days call for wines to matchSpring reds: lighter, brighter days call for wines to match, The Telegraph Victoria Moore, 13/05/2022:

2020 Escargot

2020 BOURGOGNE ROUGE ‘Escargot’ Damien Martin
拢15.95 | 拢14.50
Review: ‘If you鈥檙e after Pinot Noir, Damien Martin Escargot Bourgogne Rouge 2020, is beautiful: perfumed and sleek, refreshing and very moreish indeed. The vintage is in flux, but I鈥檝e tasted both and both are recommended. Try it with mushroom pasta or pink duck breast served with braised peas.’

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2020 ARTUKE Rioja

2020 ARTUKE Rioja
拢12.50 | 拢11.50
Review: ‘An unusually fresh, strawberry-ish style of Rioja to suit anyone who likes Beaujolais.’

(SOLD OUT, but the very similar 2021 is now in stock)聽

Pass the lambrusco: why unfashionable wines are making a comeback, The Times, Will Lyons, 11/05/2022:

LAMBRUSCO Monte delle Vigne

LAMBRUSCO Monte delle Vigne
拢15.95 | 拢14.50
Review: ‘When a sparkling red sings, like this example from Emilia-Romagna, it offers a lovely fusion of red fruit, grippy tannins and delicate acidity.’

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Winning white wines to take to a dinner party, The Guardian, Fiona Beckett, 06/05/2022:

2020 EIDOS DE PADRINAN Albari帽o Adega dos Eidos

2020 EIDOS DE PADRINAN Albari帽o Adega dos Eidos
拢15.95 | 拢13.95
Review: ‘Really gorgeous: crisp, fresh and saline. Perfect for seafood.’

(SOLD OUT – the 2021 will be along shortly)

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