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Jaboulet: The Renaissance of a Hermitage Icon

A visit to Fine+Rare by  a Hermitage Icon – Jaboulet With La Chapelle 2009 & 2010 two of our most popular wines of recent...
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Grower Champagne – The Insider’s Guide

Recently, our buying team took a trip to Champagne specifically to get to know the ‘grower’ Champagne producers.
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2005 Bordeaux and the Wine Advocate

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:...
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2014: a quick round up and three favourites

The 2014 “campaign”, as we call it, is more or less over.  After what was a very slow campaign for the 2013s, 2014 has...
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The last man standing: 2014 Ch. Montrose

Today sees the release of 2014 Ch. Montrose, the last of the left bank big guns.  This was one of our favourite wines in...
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2014 Bordeaux: 28th May

One of our picks is out today: Ducru-Beaucaillou.  The price, at GBP 375 per six bottles in bond, looks fair and Bruno’s 2014 isn’t...
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2014 Bordeaux: 27th May

It has been a quiet week in Bordeaux though with the releases of Fonbel and Moulin St Georges we expect Ausone to be released...
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2014 Bordeaux: a wine of the vintage?

This morning sees the release of 2014 Pichon-Lalande, a wine that we rated as one of the vintage’s best.  Nicolas Glumineau, a man with...
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2014 Bordeaux Update – 21st MAY

The week has seen a number of releases, some working, some not. The big name on Wednesday was Léoville-Barton at GBP 429 per dozen...
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The 2007 Red Burgundies

A couple of times a year, a group of a dozen or so of very knowledgeable and very experienced tasters get together to open,...
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2014 Bordeaux: GPL, Feytit-Clinet and the Perse selection

Yesterday afternoon saw the release of 2014 Grand-Puy-Lacoste.  This was one of our favourite wines of the vintage, and at GBP 375 per dozen in...
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2014 Bordeaux: Today’s releases

Today has seen a number of releases that look to be good buys, notably one of our picks of the vintage, Smith-Haut-Lafitte.
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