Tag Archives: 2010 vintage

Burgundy 2010: Expression of Interest now online

Our tasting notes and vintage report for the 2010Burgundy vintage are now available online and can be viewed here.  As usual, we will be running an Expression of Interest system for this vintage, as we will almost certainly be over subscribed. We will work on allocations after the Burgundy Tasting on 12th January and will […]

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Burgundy 2010: Overview and Tasting

With the flurry of activity that there has been recently, our trip to Burgundy seems somewhat distant, but fortunately the wines are so memorable that we have no problems recalling those that we tasted. It is always difficult after one good vintage to find oneself singing the praises of the next and yet it is […]

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Burgundy 2010 – Preview

As I write, two teams of Lay & Wheeler’s sales and buying teams are currently in Burgundy, tasting the 2010 vintage. Another team will be travelling out on Monday, to ensure that we have had plenty of opportunity to visit as many domaines as possible. Like the Bordeaux and Rhône from the same vintages, it […]

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Robert Parker’s View on Rhône 2010

Although we have been offering the 2010 vintage Châteauneuf-du Pape for a couple of weeks now, it is always interesting to see Robert Parker’s scores when they come out. We knew from our own tastings that the 2010 vintage was extraordinary and our opinions are supported in his report in The Wine Advocate this week: […]

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Great Austrian Whites – 2010 Vintage

We could make a strong argument for the output of our top Austrian producers being among the most exciting wines available anywhere and at any price. Their wines offer a unique set of flavours; both the Riesling and Grüner Veltliner varieties age gracefully and are amazingly versatile with food, managing to display freshness, weight and power […]

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Sancerre Les Mont Damnés, Chavignol 2010

Sancerre is one of the classic French wine regions which produces vibrant, aromatic, dry white wines from sauvignon blanc vinified in a manner which emphasises the purity and clarity of fruit flavours. A common feature to the overwhelming majority of French wine labels is an absence of the grape varieties, in contrast to new world […]

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2010 German Wines: Dr. Loosen, Fritz Haag and Weingut Leitz

2010 was a difficult vintage in both the Mosel and the Rheingau, where, due to dramatic swings in the weather throughout the year, producers were met with a number of challenges and extremely low yields. However, for the best producers, the resultant wines, though very small in quantity, are brilliantly concentrated, extraordinarily dense with enormous […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Release: Charmail

A perennial favourite of ours, Charmail has once again performed brilliantly in this vintage. Described by Robert Parker as “one of the most powerful, rich wines I have ever tasted from this over-achieving estate in the northern sector of the Medoc”, this is a must-buy for any lover of classic claret and excellent value too. […]

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First Growth Focus – Château Haut-Brion

Continuing our series on the First Growths, Ludovic Surina, Fine Wine Advisor at Lay & Wheeler, introduces Château Haut-Brion. The history of Haut-Brion starts even earlier than most think – at the end of the tertiary era, when the emergence of the Aquitaine basin and the Western Pyrenees caused a layer of debris to spread […]

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