Author Archives: Charles Lea

2018 Burgundy En Primeur Vintage Report

2018 Burgundy Vintage Report

By on 08/01/2020

The Whites The whites, produced from a welcome large harvest, are good to very good, a vintage which will be welcome in the market as much for the volume as for the quality. The grapes were in perfect condition at the harvest and it was possible to press hard and long.

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Lea & Sandeman Granted Royal Warrant

By on 12/04/2018

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Lea & Sandeman Co. Ltd. has been granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, effective from the 1st April 2018. As the company approaches its 30th Anniversary (trading started on the 1st June 1988), this wonderful news gives cause for double celebration.

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Country Life 25 Jan 2018

Country Life – Harry Eyres on 2016 Burgundy to buy now

By on 26/01/2018

Following our 2016 Burgundy tasting, this week's Country Life wine column by Harry Eyres picks up on the story of the small harvest as a result of frost, but also says: "at its best this is a very good vintage indeed, with especially elegant wines.

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“Already a classic” 2015 Seña, 100 points

By on 11/09/2017

The final 100 point Chilean in this autumn's 'Outsiders' series is Seña, from Eduardo Chadwick of Errazuriz. This wine is described by Luis Gutiérrez from Robert Parker's team as being 'lower in alcohol and higher in acidity, which provide for a more vibrant mouthfeel and a more focused expression of the character of the place' than the 2014, despite coming from a warmer year.

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Autumn Release Wine Icons – proposed release schedule

By on 05/09/2017

We hesitate to use the word 'icon' in connection with wine ever since Jancis Robinson came up with the question 'is that one word or two?', but it is appropriate for some of the wines launched onto the market via the Bordeaux 'place' at this time of year.

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