The L&S team at Vinitaly voted Tenuta Monteti’s 2008 ‘Monteti’ the most exciting wine we tried there this year.
‘The climate trend in 2011 was truly exceptional for Bolgheri. It can be considered one of the best vintages since the year 2000.’
"Baciato dalla grazia" – "kissed by good fortune" – is how Italians refer to those rare, fortunate individuals who always appear to achieve what they want in life with no effort. The Gambero Rosso tasting of Messorio starts "In three words? Baciato dalla grazia. In one? Fantastico" and goes on to note it at 96/100.
On Wednesday 12th February 2014 we are hosting an intimate wine dinner, limited to only eighteen places, in the private dining room of the THOMAS CUBITT in Belgravia, together with Roberto Guerrini Fuligni.
The winegang’s January report includes on L&S wines tasted last year at our Sangiovese, Pinot Noir & Nebbiolo tasting and at The Bunch’s trade tasting. “The scores from both events speak for themselves” they say. Speak away…
Andrea Oberto, Barolo Vigneto Albarella 2009
Barolo (Piedmont), Italy, Dry Red (Cork), 14.5% abv
The tasting of the year for me was a Quinta do Noval and Noval Nacional port tasting, the same six vintages of each, but as retail stockists are as common as hens’ teeth I’ve chosen this fragrant, expressive Barolo instead:
The theme, such as you need a theme beyond ‘Christmas’, was to put a few less likely wines in front of people, to test and tantalize the taste-buds. With that in mind, we left out the traditional option of Champagne, and kicked off with the very splendid Gusbourne 2008 Brut Reserve from the Garden of England, a zippy but textured fizz that works really well as an aperitif.
“there are four shops – in Chiswick, Notting Hill, Barnes and Chelsea – and a reputation, achieved through a mixture of hard bloody work and elan, for selling distinctive, cleverly sourced wines, in particular from France and Italy. Lea & Sandeman has become a London institution”
The winegang were in attendance at our recent SNP tasting at the Saatchi Gallery and have kindly penned some complimentary words about LEA & SANDEMAN. Words like these: 'Our scores speak for themselves: there's no question that LEA & SANDEMAN is one of Britain's top wine merchants.' Praise indeed.
LE MACCHIOLE Wine Dinner at the RIVER CAFE Wednesday 23rd October 2013 7.30 pm for 8.00pm dinner A four course dinner in the private dining room of the famous River Café which will consist of antipasti to start and then a choice each of Secondi, cheeses & Dolci.