Author Archives: Rachel Pearson

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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Bordeaux 2009 New Release: Rieussec Sauternes

Good as the 2009 Sauternes were, we felt the quality in the main was below that of 2001, not so with Ch. Rieussec. This was a truly stunning wine – easily the equal of the legendary 2001. Unanimously voted the Sauternes of the vintage by the L&W team, with the sole exception being Yquem. Very […]

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Rhône 2008 En Primeur – “Year of the Vigneron”

Following three excellent vintages in the Rhône Valley, 2008 had a hard act to follow. Nonetheless, our buying team, having travelled extensively throughout the region, were pleased to find that many top domaines had still produced high quality wines and it is the finest of these that feature in our Rhône 2008 offer. Strict selection […]

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Bordeaux 2009: What are people saying?

 “Blends (apparently more difficult than usual) were being finalised while we were there. We tasted at Canon and Tertre, both of which were impressive, with very ripe, big tannins… Looking forward to tasting further; I suspect the wines will be less classic than 2005 but that the best will be something truly special.” Nick Dagley, […]

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Bordeaux 2009: Worth the hype?

The inescapable Bordeaux PR machine has been rolling since the summer of 2009, when we first started to hear whispers about the potential of the vintage that was currently hanging on the vines. With the autumn, as the fruit was brought in, came more confident proclamations, which grew in strength over the following months. Now, […]

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