Monthly Archives: May 2010

Perfect Fine Wines for Summer Drinking…

We love to talk about the weather in the UK and with good reason, as it makes each season unique, with its own cuisines and activities. With the sun finally making an appearance, allowing us to enjoy salads and barbecues, we have put together a range of wines perfect for enjoying now. This includes some […]

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2009 Bordeaux Release: Château Dauzac

Château Dauzac is not one of the best known properties in Bordeaux, but recent improvements have meant that it has begun to shine over recent vintages. During our tastings in the commune of Margaux, the wine stood out because of its attractive, assertive and yet harmonious style. 2009 Château Dauzac, Cru Classé Margaux £270 per case […]

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Bordeaux 2009: The calm before the storm

With many of the Château owners courting buyers in the Far East at the Vinexpo wine fair in Hong Kong, there are likely to be few releases from Bordeaux this week, making this one of the most drawn-out en primeur campaigns ever. This has come as no real surprise as, with the accolades given to […]

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2009 Bordeaux New Releases – Moulin Riche and Le Crock

 After the relative quiet of the last few weeks, today made a refreshing change, with a flurry of new releases, including several of the wines that were on our original shopping list. First off the blocks was Château Ormes de Pez, a perennial Lay & Wheeler favourite from St-Estèphe, which we offered this morning. This […]

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Bordeaux New Release – Ormes de Pez

We have been regular buyers of Ormes de Pez for many years and the 2009 will undoubtedly rank as one of the finest and most long-lived vintages we can recall. Under the same ownership as Lynch-Bages, the exacting standards of the Cazes team deliver consistency year on year. A compelling purchase at a realistic price. […]

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2009 Bordeaux Releases – Château Meyney

St-Estèphe produced some excellent wines in 2009 and the qualities of this northernmost commune are expressed beautifully in this elegant Cru Bourgeois: 2009 Château Meyney, Cru Bourgeois St-Estèphe £219 per case of 12 bottles in bond Impressive in this vintage, showing attractive notes of dark cherry and spice on the nose and the palate. The […]

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Bordeaux 2009 New Release – 2009 Château du Tertre

While there have been a few releases this week, this is the first that we have felt is of particular interest. We were greatly impressed by du Tertre when we tasted, finding its classic proportions and slightly reserved nature highly appealing.  2009 Château du Tertre, Cru Classé Margaux £264 per case of 12 bottles in […]

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Bordeaux 2009 Update

The 2009 en primeur campaign has yet to gather full speed and we are waiting with bated breath for the release of a few of the main-players in this vintage. We suspect, however, that the highest-flying Châteaux may not be on the market until the beginning of June, as their owners will be enjoying the […]

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Bordeaux 2009 Latest Releases – Charmail and Maucaillou

We are pleased to offer two Left Bank wines that show great style and substance, as well as very reasonable prices. Château Charmail has long been a Lay & Wheeler favourite and, with its classic structure and appealing, ripe nature, it did not disappoint in this vintage.  Château Maucaillou is new to our Bordeaux portfolio, […]

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2009 Château Batailley – New Release

Château Batailley has just released and at a price that can only be considered remarkably fair in the context of this vintage. Wine critic Robert Parker is not alone in championing Batailley ’09, nor in drawing comparisons to the impressive 2005 vintage.  This is a very strong showing from this underrated Pauillac Fifth Growth – […]

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