Monthly Archives: June 2011

Bordeaux 2010: the finishing straight

It has been a long and drawn out affair, but the Bordeaux 2010 season is now reaching its climax with the release this week of the First Growths and top wines from the Right Bank. The last couple of days have seen the release of some of the more sought-after and talked-about wines from the vintage, […]

Rate this:

Bordeaux 2010: After the deluge, the silence

It has been a somewhat frenzied week with Bordeaux releases, as the Bordelais seemed to suddenly realise there were only a few days until Vinexpo (the huge wine trade fair held in Bordeaux). It was easy to become somewhat swamped in the flood of releases, so we thought a full list of available wines might […]

Rate this:

2010 Bordeaux – Today’s Releases

  It’s been a busy day in the office today, with a few of the most popular and sought-after wines being released, including Montrose, Lynch-Bages and Pichon Longueville (Baron). It was inevitable, after the slow start to the campaign, that we would see some days where it seems almost non-stop, but it certainly makes life […]

Rate this:

2010 Bordeaux release: Jonathan Maltus’ single vineyard wines

Recognised worldwide as one the top garagistes winemakers in St Emilion, Jonathan Maltus bought Château Teyssier in 1994 and put it on the wine map very quickly, mainly by investing in the winemaking technology he found in theNew World, building two brand new wineries. He continued buying neighbouring parcels of vines, producing single vineyard wines […]

Rate this:

Bordeaux 2010 New Release: Grand Puy Lacoste

Probably one of the most talked about properties this year, Grand Puy Lacoste has produced an extraordinary wine this year. Described as follows by Robert Parker, who gave it 93-96 points: “The greatest Grand Puy Lacoste since the 2005, 2000 and 1990, the fabulous 2010 reveals all the hallmarks of this estate. It boasts a […]

Rate this:

Bordeaux 2010 New Releases: Gloria, Moulin St Georges & Smith Haut Lafitte

A busy morning today and with the promise of more to come, as there are just a few days until Vinexpo starts in Bordeaux and another potential lull in proceedings. 2010 Château Gloria, St-Julien £312 per case of 12 bottles in bond Described by Robert Parker as “a full-bodied, big, thick, well-proportioned, super-endowed Gloria”, the 2010 […]

Rate this:

Wine of the Day – 2008 Mâcon-Uchizy Les Maranches, Héritiers du Comte Lafon

Today’s wine of the day is from one of the most famous names in Burgundy, Comte Lafon, who have brought their vineyard management and winemaking know-how and talent to the Maconnais, producing excellent wines that punch far above their weight. With a warmer and drier climate than the Côte d’Or, the Maconnais has a number […]

Rate this:

Bordeaux 2010 New Release: Leoville Barton

The first release, at the beginning of what promises to be a busy few days, is a perennial favourite of our, Léoville Barton.  This is a property that rarely fails to impress and 2010 was no exception; this was a concentrated wine, but exceptionally pure and well balanced. 2010 Château Léoville-Barton, Cru Classé St-Julien £849 […]

Rate this:

Wine of the Day – 2007 Bernard Burgaud Côte-Rôtie

2007 Côte-Rôtie, Bernard Burgaud £260.00 per case of 12 in-bond (discounted from £279.00) The direct translation of Côte-Rôtie, “Roasted slope”, gives a very accurate idea of what the growing conditions are in this village. It benefits from a subsoil of granite, which perfectly suits the main grape variety, Syrah, Producers are allowed (but not obliged) […]

Rate this:

Majestic Wine PLC – Preliminary results

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Majestic Wine Warehouses we are part of Majestic Wine PLC, which this morning published preliminary results for the year to the end of March 2011. It’s now just over two years since Lay & Wheeler became part of Majestic, and a pretty exciting two years at that. Fine wine […]

Rate this: