At the end of this month, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate will publish his latest scores on what is one of the great young Bordeaux vintages: 2005. Wine Advocate Issue no. 219 will contain one of the most important reports in years.
As the 2014 En Primeur campaign has now come to a close, our focus at FINE+RARE has shifted to the Northern Rhône. An as yet undiscovered region for many, this small vineyard area (just 5% of the entire Rhône Valley’s overall output) undoubtedly produces some of the greatest and most singular wines found anywhere on the fine wine landscape.
Part of what we do at FINE+RARE is try, wherever possible, to get as close to source as we can. Ideally we deal direct with the winemakers themselves. Following the success of the brilliant 2010 vintage, our buying team have just returned from Montalcino. Jessica Bryans recounts the trip:
The 2014 “campaign”, as we call it, is more or less over. After what was a very slow campaign for the 2013s, 2014 has shown signs of life, with a number of properties pricing their wines to sell. Sadly not all played the game, but 2014 is a vintage with some clear quality, and some clear buys.