2012 Bordeaux En Primeur – L’Evangile, Valandraud, Duhart-Milon, Carmes Haut Brion

By on 22/04/2013

Rather too many wines at once today - the Lafite stable, which of course includes the top Pomerol l'Évangile topping off a little rush of releases. A shame because there are some stories here - Jean-Luc Thunevin's Valandraud (£895) has been elevated to 1er Grand Cru Classé status from this year, and is a fab wine if you are into this sort of modern style - it is done with real panache.

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A touch of class: 2010 MOULIN À VENT – Vieilles Vignes – Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair, Beaujolais

By on 16/04/2013

With great value wines in mind, the 2010 Moulin-à-Vent Vieilles Vignes lept off the page and out of the glass when we tasted it yesterday. In fact Matthew Jukes was also so enthused he recently wrote in Money Week: 'This beauty comes from very old Gamay vines in the noble Beaujolais Cru of Moulin-à-Vent and it’s made in exactly the same way as a Grand Cru Burgundy.

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It’s not quite Pomerol, but it’ll be great with spring lamb.

By on 11/04/2013

Few areas of Bordeaux arouse such interest and demand as Pomerol. Next door is a slightly less well favoured terroir which nevertheless produces wines from Merlot, or Merlot and Cabernet Franc, like Pomerol, and on clay soils, like Pomerol:- We first encountered Vieux Château Gachet when we took the lush and voluptuous 2009 vintage (you may be lucky enough to find the odd bottle or two still kicking around in one of our shops).

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L&S Easter Mixed Case Offer

By on 27/03/2013

With Easter Bank Holiday only a few days off (hooray!), but the weather determined to stay at the frosty end of the scale (boo!), we've put together a great value mixed case with everything you need to accompany a hearty Easter lunch.

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Wine of the Week: Bodegas Marco Abella 2007- Loidana – Priorat (Spain)

By on 12/03/2013

As some of you may have picked up - our wine of the week email is about great affordable wines that are ready to drink now. Fortunately for us, one literally walked in through the door recently in the hands of the charming David Marco, the owner of Bodegas Marco Abella in Priorat, which got a definitive thumbs up from us all at our Chelsea shop.

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