Great excitement surrounds the new releases of 2010 Brunello. L&S has worked for a long time as exclusive UK importers of highly-rated Brunello producers Fuligni and Collemattoni, both of whom make wines true to the style of traditional Brunello, with an eye to modernity, but without the excessive use of new oak, which has momentarily led to a change in style and character of many of the wines in the region.
We have picked twelve wines – 6 white, 6 red – from our 2013 Burgundy offer. Twelve wines that excited us and excited the critics, and say something about the vintage, about us and/or about their producers.
We’ve always been proud of our range of half-bottles at LEA & SANDEMAN – ‘tis broader, better and more tempting than most ranges of half bottles you might find elsewhere.
65% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 15% Cinsault. It’s everything a Rhône red should be – deep, seductive berry fruit with a generous helping of spice. It manages to be both full and rich, and supple and silky.
A lighter Loire red may sound like an odd wine to mention in the cold January months, but the 2013 Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Granges fits the bill perfectly
The vineyards of Fronton are in south west France, a little north of Toulouse. Château Bellevue la Fôret is 50% Negrette – a local grape variety which improbably apparently originated in Cyprus – with Syrah and both Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc.
Not all of us can afford the big guns featured in our recently published 2015 L&S Annual so we’ve carefully narrowed down 12 bottles from the producers who feature in the magazine into a ‘Mere Mortals’ mixed case.
With Christmas fast approaching we would like to advise you of our last order cut off dates to guarantee delivery in time for the holidays, starting with last orders for country deliveries (outside the M25) at midnight this Wednesday 17th! Last Orders for Christmas Outside the M25.
Gadgets – everybody likes a good gadget, and the wine world is not immune to the inventive zeal of gadget makers. Now, inventiveness has yielded up the Coravin – truly something you didn’t know you needed until you found out you needed one – far far more than mere wine gadget, this is a real game changer
The LEA & SANDEMAN 2015 Wine Magazine/Annual Coming to your doorstep tomorrow or Friday is the new '2015 Lea & Sandeman 'Wine Annual', a magazine of photographs and pieces on some of our key producers, and articles from various luminaries of wine journalism - Victoria Moore, Tim Atkin MW, Tamlyn Currin, Steven Spurrier, Rosemary George MW, Harry Eyres, Sarah Marsh MW, and Robert Joseph.