Nathalie Perrodo is bringing her father’s dream closer to reality with this ‘first’ vintage from the newly reunited Labégorce vineyards, after they had spent a couple of centuries split into three. The part that was names Labegorce Zédé in 1840 is reintegrated for the first time since then this year, and this new wine is offered at a very realistic, even bargain price for a Cru Classé level Margaux.
Releases continue this morning. Slight doubts in my mind about Cantemerle - as you will see from the note I only saw it once, and the sample may have been tired. Steven Spurrier, Neal Martin, Robert Parker ond other have all rated it very well. 16 (Jancis Robinson MW OBE (www.
On Wednesday the 17th May, The Lifestyle and Wealth management magazine Spear’s held their inaugural ‘Design for Living’ awards ceremony at the Jack Barclay showroom at Berkeley Square. Lea & Sandeman picked up the award in The Vintner category against stiff opposition, described as being ‘for a wine merchant, auction house, dealer or supplier who consistently sources the best wines for private clients’.
2010 Les Ormes de Pez has been released at the same price as the 2009. Given the reasonable price level of this excellent and consistent wine, this is really the best one could have hoped for. Goes straight into our recommended Médocs list.
Come and join us in the grounds of the historic Chiswick House for a tasting of great LEA & SANDEMAN wines for the Summer season on Thursday 16th June 2011, from 7.
Several new releases in the 2010 Bordeaux campaign, some solid value, others seeming to test the market.
Following the worldwide coverage of the recent Royal Wedding, Champagne Pol Roger has enjoyed a great deal of exposure as the 'official' wedding champagne, and we are delighted to offer both the Non Vintage White Foil and the fabulous 2000 vintage at truly exceptional prices (in both bottles and magnums).
Sherry is at last making a comeback and demand for Gonzalez Byass’ limited release of Fino ‘En Rama’ is additional proof.
Pierre and Sophie Larmandier of Champagne Larmandier-Bernier have sent us this photograph of frost damage to some of their vines in Vertus.
"Under the midday sun, on a lane in Pomerol, two men are locked in a frenetic waltz that might also be a fight. “This is the tango of the en primeur,” explains Denis Durantou, maker of the sublimely voluptuous Chateau L’Eglise Clinet." (Victoria Moore in The Daily Telegraph 29th April 2011)
Pierre Taïx’s ‘La Mauriane’ comes strongly recommended if you are looking for Cru Classé level drinking at a very modest price.
Thankfully it is only a short week, as this morning I am feeling more than a little weary, having hosted a small reunion supper for seven ex Lea & Sandeman employees, all of whom are still active in the wine trade in one form or another.