Featured by Jane MacQuitty in the Times today, this amphorae-fermented Riesling from one of our favourite Austrian producers is a fascinating and atypical Riesling; a wine with great purity and a sort of ‘natural’ feeling softness and clarity of expression.
This month’s Decanter Magazine features recommendations by Stephen Spurrier for three wines from Lea & Sandeman:
‘Lea & Sandeman, with its four shops in London and very good website, is one of Britain’s best wine merchants. No, let’s go big on this and say Lea & Sandeman is one of the best ever wine merchants.’
Supple, but with generous red fruit defined by silky tannins, this elegant claret would be ideal with a piece of roast top-side beef, possibly lamb, or just to drink on its own. Excellent value.
The Class of 2009 - Peter OG-W 2009 was an extraordinary year: I left university with a degree; an Iraqi man became a hero by throwing his shoes at George W Bush, Bordeaux was having the vintage of the century and Lea and Sandeman opened its newest shop to the lovely people of Chiswick.
We’ve just 6 cases left of this superlative Pouilly Fuissé from Daniel Barruad. Lauded by Robert Parket, Jancis Robinson and Allen Meadows and by us, Daniel is another of our superb value under the radar Burgundy producers.
Our grower’s champagnes like the ‘Latitude’ from Pierre Larmandier offer so much more quality and interest for the price than the traditional ‘Grandes Marques’. With the grapes grown, picked and vinified in-house, this gives much greater control over the quality of the wines and the ability to shape a natural house style.
‘Deep dark colour, an obviously ripe Cabernet nose, as one might expect of a 2009, with some oakiness. Fleshy and expansive on the palate, with good volume of ripe dark berry fruit and soft feel of ripe tannins.
Another ‘last parcel’ email – we’ve found in our warehouse just 6 and a half cases of this excellent value burgundy from another of our under the radar producers – Domaine de la Douaix – which are very worthy of a good home:
As featured in The Times today by Jane Macquitty in her article ‘My favourite wines for sensible drinkers’ – this Marsannay from one of our favourite ‘under the radar’ Burgundy producers offers a great opportunity to add something a little more serious to your collection (or your table) at a very reasonable price: