Tag Archives: 2009 vintage

2009 Délas – Outstanding Northern Rhône

While the Délas winery was founded over 150 years ago in the heart of the Côte du Rhône, it was not really until 1997, and the appointment of acclaimed winemaker Jacques Grange, that the wines really began to capture anyone’s imagination. Now among some of the most sought-after wines in the Northern Rhône, the range […]

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2009 White Rhônes

Although sales of 2010 Bordeaux are still frothing, we thought the relatively quiet time between now and the printed offer arriving on your doorstep would be a good time to have a look at a much underrated category: White Rhônes. We have a few 2009’s in stock at the moment, and they neatly form 2 distinct […]

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Vintage Port 2009 and Fine Douro Wines

That the Douro has a world class terroir and a history of producing fine wine is undisputed with centuries of Port production. A new generation of winemakers is also demonstrating and realising the Douro’s  potential to produce high end, exceptional dry red wines. 2009 Port  We are pleased to be able to offer three wines from […]

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Rhône 2009: Now Online

In many ways the Rhône campaign is the most exciting of the year. Not only can we introduce customers to fantastic wines they might not have considered before, but the quality to price ratio is exceptional. Whether the generous complexity of Châteauneuf-du-Pape or the savoury, more-focused character of the Syrah from the northern half of the […]

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Burgundy 2009 En Primeur

It has been a busy few weeks in the office, with the beginning of our Burgundy 2009 offer. Our tasting in London was a great success, with growers and clients alike enjoying both the wines and the atmosphere. The wines showed beautifully, demonstrating ably the quality to be found in the 2009 vintage. Many great […]

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Burgundy 2009: Register your interest

Along with the rest of France, Burgundy had a wonderful 2009, resulting in exceptional wines that should not be missed.  The whites are richer than 2007 and 2008, but with better balance than 2006. They have a real sense of matière (body and substance), and – while approachable young – many will also keep extremely […]

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2009 Rhône – the great Hermitage of Marc Sorrel

“…where 2009 is great (and it truly is) is in the northern Rhône…I can say that without a doubt it is the finest overall vintage in the north since 1999, and probably since 1990.” Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #191, October 2010 This was our first, literally refreshing, appointment up North during a week devoted to […]

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Burgundy 2009 Tastings

The Lay & Wheeler team are travelling in Burgundy this week to taste and assess the 2009 vintage. Technology permitting, they will be updating this blog on a day-to-day basis with information about the wines they have tasted and the producers they have met.  So check back to get their first thoughts on the vintage. We will be […]

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2009 Dr Loosen: Great Riesling

The word “great” is bandied around all too frequently when describing vintages, but the more we taste, read and discuss the 2009 vintage in Germany, the more we believe that it is truly great. A particularly severe winter was followed by warm and wet spring, which continued through into June and July. While all this sun […]

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2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2009 looks like another superb vintage in the Southern Rhône. The quality is comparable to 2005 and 2007, with Grenache and Mourvèdre particularly successful. The best red wines have an appealing freshness and depth, with tannins that are serious and refined, yet remain charming. The whites are also delicious, almost exotic in nature, with great […]

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