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2015 Bordeaux – Mixed Case of 2015 Sauternes in ‘dream vintage for sweet wines’

By on 29/05/2016

'This is a dream vintage for sweet wines' Tim Atkin MW Lea & Sandeman offers the opportunity to buy a mixed case of 2015 Sauternes en primeur, as this is enough for many people and allows a bit of variety, and to make it easy to buy a selection of these gloriously fine wines.

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Rioja ‘n’ roll! Wine of the week: 2015 Bodegas y Viñedos Artuke – under £10!

By on 25/05/2016

Bodegas y Viñedos Artuke Leaders in the Rioja and roll movement in Spain's best known wine growing area, These wines from Rioja are rooted firmly in their terroir. Artuke is all about small scale, biodynamic production: twenty two hectares of vines spread over thirty two plots between the stunning, hilly villages of Baños de Ebro and Abalos on the upper terrace of the river Ebro in La Rioja Alta, Northern Spain.

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Tasting galore at L&S Chelsea

By on 19/05/2016

Join us for Tio Pepe sherry this Friday, and a must book Tuscan Treasures tasting on 22nd June. As the sun (mostly) continues to shine, we thought why not crack some 2016 En Rama Tio Pepe open for all of you this Friday.

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Bordeaux 2015 – Lafon Rochet, Fonbel, Quinault L’Enclos, Clos de L’Oratoire, Moulin St Georges, Prieuré Lichine & D’Aiguilhe

By on 19/05/2016

The dismal day here in London yesterday was somewhat mirrored by the dispiriting news from Bordeaux that they are not really getting the message on pricing! There were several releases that we would like to get excited about - some good wines - but they are as ever, only interesting en primeur at the right price.

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2015 Bordeaux – late in the day, Bruno Borie’s Croix de Beaucaillou and Lalande Borie

By on 18/05/2016

The visit to Ducru Beaucaillou this year was another great tasting, with all the wines singing and showing lovely real Saint Julien character - a fine well-knit delicacy of expression, while certainly not lacking oomph. These two 'lesser' wines are good examples, Lalande Borie should be a good drink from the moment it is delivered ('Very sweet and perfumed.

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2015 Bordeaux – Pontet Canet

By on 18/05/2016

Just as we were thinking that the big names would all wait until after Vinexpo Hong Kong to release, along comes Alfred Tesseron with Château Pontet Canet at £795, one of the real big beasts, and a wine with universally high scores across the board - 97 - 98/100 James Suckling, 94 - 96/100 Neal Martin, 17 Jancis Robinson, 94 Tim Atkin etc.

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2016 Tio Pepe & Hidalgo ‘La Gitana’ En Rama

By on 16/05/2016

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.

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