The first wines from the exceptional 2015 vintage at Domaine Saint Lucie and Domaine des Diables are now in stock and ready for delivery. Guillaume and Virginie report that 2015 will undoubtedly be the best vintage of the decade.
Angélus (released today at £1700), with Pavie, was elevated to the ‘Premier Grand Cru Classé A’ level in 2012, alongside Ausone and Cheval Blanc, so this is for them a big deal, although recently in London Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal agreed that nothing had really changed in terms of how the wine is made.
Big guns out this morning in the shape of the three wines from the Mouton Rothschild stable – Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Clerc Milon and Château d’Armailhac.
The ball has started rolling early this morning with 2014 CHÂTEAU BEYCHEVELLE 4ème Cru Classé Saint Julien first out of the traps. As a brand this is one of the recent success stories of Bordeaux, it seems almost irrespective of the wine’s quality.
Another slow week in Bordeaux has contained little of any excitement with a couple of exceptions and then came today’s three releases from the Lafite stable.We were pleased to see the release of two wines that we have been following keenly for the last few vintages.
There are two releases so far this week, which have caught our eye. Both estates we follow each year with interest. The first is Lafon-Rochet who have continued their run of good vintages with another impressive wine in 2014.
Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th April
Blue skies and sunshine have finally arrived, and this month we will be holding our BIGGEST ever Summer in-store wine tasting.
From a standing start, barely four years ago, when nobody had heard of Malbec (indeed, the Argentineans were busy pulling it up in favour of sexier varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon), Malbec is now completely and totally ‘in’.
Having just got back from the wonderfully busy week that is Bordeaux during the en primeur tastings, we are pleased to report that some lovely wines have been made in 2014.
Allow us to introduce you to the charming world of Spätburgunder. Like the proverbial London bus, you wait ages for a German Pinot Noir and..
Allow us to tempt you with a perfect selection to see you over the Easter break. Of course, you'll be chomping away on a joint of Spring lamb with the family on Sunday, something that'll be washed down luxuriantly by the Château Paloumey 2009 Haut-Médoc - classic Bordeaux, superb vintage, great balance, ripe fruit and class.