2013 Bordeaux En Primeur Feature

Bordeaux Primeurs 15/4/2014

By on 15/04/2014

A mini deluge of wines on the market this morning, starting with Canon (£365), the 1er Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilion in the same ownership as Rauzan Ségla (also £365) which has already been released at a perfectly sensible price, and Canon has followed suit.

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Bordeaux Primeurs 14/4/2014

By on 14/04/2014

Cos d'Estournel (£900) and it's stable (Pagodes £290, Cos Blanc £480) are released today but the pricing of Cos is not really conducive to primeur purchasing. If anyone is determined to complete a vertical we will be delighted to supply this but in the meantime there we have single bottles of the excellent  2007 (Neal Martin 92) in the warehouse that is yours for £88.

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Lea and Sandeman Wine Merchants - Chiswick

Loire Valley Tasting – L&S Chiswick – Wednesday 23rd April – 8pm

By on 28/03/2014

With the days getting longer and warmer (hopefully), this Spring-like Season calls for wines from the Jardin de France. The majestic beauty of France’s longest river immediately calls to mind white wines – from crisp classic Sancerre at one end (actually nearer the middle, but let’s not split hairs)(oh, go on, let’s) to the flinty minerality of Muscadet at the other.

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Champagne Bollinger RD 2002

2002 BOLLINGER RD – ‘Grown Up’ Champagne

By on 27/03/2014

This is serious stuff. As it hits the glass there is a huge mousse, you can sense the wine and the bubbles, bursting to get out of the bottle after nearly 12 years in the cellar. This soon subsides into a very gentle, beading bubble. Fresh, driven and powerfully mineral – tasting young, despite its fabulous age this will no doubt settle down in 6 months or so to be a wonderful, intense yet balanced Champagne.

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