The December 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. The ‘Weekday Wines’ section is put together each month by Tastings Director Christelle Guibert. It features 25 wines for less than £20, all of them a little different or adventurous in their own way.
Harry Eyres was very taken by our Stapleton & Springer Pinot Noirs at our spring press tasting. and mentions as such in last week's edition of Country Life magazine: 'Delightful surprises are perhaps the best aspect of of the wine-writer's profession.
We were delighted to kick-off ‘Burgundy Fortnight’ in London with one of the opening tastings for our 2014 Burgundy primeurs on Monday. There is clearly great interest in this latest vintage release and rightly so – there are many delicious wines at every price level.
The LEA & SANDEMAN 2015 Wine Magazine/Annual Coming to your doorstep tomorrow or Friday is the new '2015 Lea & Sandeman 'Wine Annual', a magazine of photographs and pieces on some of our key producers, and articles from various luminaries of wine journalism - Victoria Moore, Tim Atkin MW, Tamlyn Currin, Steven Spurrier, Rosemary George MW, Harry Eyres, Sarah Marsh MW, and Robert Joseph.
Over the last few days we have been delighted to read some glowing reviews for a couple of our favourite wines:
Recommended in last weekend’s Telegraph were Victoria Moore’s “Best wines on offer this summer” and a fine trio of these came from the shelves of LEA & SANDEMAN.
Recommended by Hamish Anderson in The Telegraph last week - Dolcetto d'Alba 2012 Serra Cigliuti. "Claudia and Silvia Cigliuti make one of the finest versions of dolcetto. Where others can be aggressively herbaceous, this is a seductive wine. The floral, expressive nose makes you want to dive in for a sip and when you do, damsons and a delicate hit of spice are to the fore.
“A real find. French winemaker Jean-Marie Royer makes sublime Châteaneuf-du-pape, but this is straight vin de table. Gloriously fresh, it is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre, with bright red fruits, cracked pepper and a grippy finish.”