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.
In July 1395, Philippe the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, made a suitably bold statement declaring the bountiful Gamay to be a “very bad and disloyal plant”, outlawing it on the noble slopes of Burgundy where Pinot Noir should, did and does rule supreme. Read on –>
With great value wines in mind, the 2010 Moulin-à-Vent Vieilles Vignes lept off the page and out of the glass when we tasted it yesterday. In fact Matthew Jukes was also so enthused he recently wrote in Money Week: 'This beauty comes from very old Gamay vines in the noble Beaujolais Cru of Moulin-à-Vent and it’s made in exactly the same way as a Grand Cru Burgundy.
Beaujolais Villages Nouveau from Domaine Rochette - which can be ordered on the website now for delivery on release day (for those of you in London at least) which is tomorrow, Thursday 15th Nov., or bought in the shops from tomorrow late morning.
Beaujolais 'Nouveau'! 'Mon Dieu!' you might well say, as at Lea & Sandeman we announce that we are offering a BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU for release this coming 'Beaujolais Thursday', 17th November, and we would not be at all surprised to hear you say so, since we really cannot remember the last time we did release one! But this is not just any old (new) Beaujolais.