Undecided as to what bottle size you want? Do something different and order a 'multiformat' case. These cases are available for only a few wines, but they are rather fun. You get 4 normal 75cl bottles, 2 magnums and one double-magnum all the the same wooden case.
For the month of May we're offering a special price of £28.50 a bottle on one of our favourite 'Grand Marque' champagnes - Louis Roederer Brut. In the words of Jane Macquitty in The Times last summer: '.
Pre-shipment offer 2016 sees the release of two new great vintages of En Rama sherry from these two renown Sherry producers. Drawn from the center of the barrel 'En Rama' sherry offers the chance to taste sherry at it's very youngest and freshest and this year's releases are proving to be noteworthy examples.
Domaine Tempier Tasting Menu at Bandol Restaurant - Chelsea 6 Hollywood Rd, London SW10 9HY [Map] May 23rd - 28th If your summer holiday in the South of France feels a little bit far away, we have some good news… For the duration of next week, local neighbourhood restaurant Bandol, will be running a special 5 course tasting menu paired with the beautiful wines of Lea and Sandeman favourite - Domaine Tempier.
Albert Jané Ubeda, Bodegas Acustic 'Acustic is establishing itself as one of the finer producers in the up-and- coming region of Montsant. The wines are made from the indigenous varieties of the region with vine age ranging from 40-100 years'. Jay Miller, eRobertParker.
Out this morning are the single vineyard wines from Jonathan Maltus, Vieux Château Mazerat (£630) and Les Astéries. These Saint Emilions have have rave reviews and are worth a look.
'Yet another ridiculously fine wine to load up on, courtesy of Denis Durantou.' So said Neal Martin of 2015 CHÂTEAU LES CRUZELLES, Denis Durantou's lead wine from his Lalande de Pomerol property. And this is another cracker and great value at £180 a dozen. 91-93 Neal Martin, 92-93 James Suckling.
A sunny start in London is matched by a surge of activity in Bordeaux with releases of some good wines this morning, they're coming thick and fast now. Amongst these are some of the more interesting wines that we tasted during 'primeur week' in Bordeaux. The headline release is probably Château Clerc Milon from the Rothschilds of Mouton.
This Saturday, we will be trying a selection from the Nyetimber range, with Nyetimber's own Stephan Griffiths leading the tasting. It will be in a similar informal format to our Friday evening tastings. There is no need to let us know, simply pop in anytime between 14:00 & 17:00 and enjoy a glass with us.
Today's releases all have firm advocates. We think du Tertre looks the best buy - from the village in the Médoc which many think has produced the vintage's most consistent success. 2015 CHÂTEAU DU TERTRE , as Neal Martin says, giving it 91-93, 'Alexandre Van Beek might have produced his best du Tertre to date'.
‘…the best value you will find across entire Bordeaux’. Neal Martin in The Wine Advocate – erobertparker,com.
On the market this afternoon are the first two wines from the Denis Durantou ‘Église Clinet’ stable.
Yesterday and this morning have seen a few of the more serious crus classés being released - the primeur season is getting into gear. 2015 CHÂTEAU PAPE CLEMENT (£625) is a big wine with a mass of rich dark concentration. For us it seems a little forced, but Neal Martin (95-97) and James Suckling (96-97) clearly loved it.