Author Archives: Beth Thomas

2016 Bordeaux: Haut Brion, ‘utterly gorgeous with a hand-in-glove power’ Anson

By on 30/05/2017

After the bank holiday lull, a very exciting morning in Bordeaux today. We have the release of the Domaine Clarence Dillon wines - most notably HAUT BRION and LA MISSION HAUT BRION - as well as LARCIS DUCASSE and RÉSERVE DE LA COMTESSE. HAUT BRION is out at £2,490 per 6 bottles IB.

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2016 Bordeaux: Grand Mayne, Carbonnieux, Gazin, Trottevieille

By on 24/05/2017

While Lynch Bages (now sold out) was obviously the big news of yesterday, several other releases are more than worthy of mention. 2016 CHÂTEAU GRAND MAYNE  at £360 per dozen was not only given a terrific note by Neal Martin (94-96), but was also mentioned in his introduction to the vintage: 'I was deeply impressed by Grand-Mayne this year.

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2016 Bordeaux – Château Duhart Milon ‘Real elegance and some majesty’

By on 17/05/2017

Released this afternoon is CHÂTEAU DUHART MILON ROTHSCHILD  at £310 per 6 IB. This is one of our recommended wines, we all found it a joy to taste and it is a great example of the brilliant wines from Pauillac in 2016. Neal Martin recommends it too, he says that it is 'a step up from the 2015' and scores it 92-94.

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2016 Bordeaux – Château Branaire Ducru, Château Pibran & Château Les Trois Croix

By on 09/05/2017

With their election over, and confidence in the future of La France restored it is back to business in Bordeaux this morning. Château Branaire Ducru has been released at £232.50 per case of 6 IB. Jane Anson in Decanter, gives it 95 points: ‘Always a supremely elegant, measured take on St-Julien that delivers in spades in 2016.

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Decanter – Weekday Wines – April 2017

By on 28/04/2017

The May issue of Decanter landed on our doorstep this morning, and we were delighted to see some really high praise for lots of wines in the L&S portfolio. Christelle Guibert, Tastings Director, Decanter Magazine The ‘Weekday Wines’ section is put together each month by Tastings Director Christelle Guibert.

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