Tag Archives: Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

A recent Southern Rhône tasting we organised for a famous bank’s staff Wine Society included a mini vertical of 3 mature vintages from Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe. All three of them showed great family resemblance beyond vintage differences, which we took as a great testament to the respect of the fruit and the terroir at […]

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Rhône 2010 Tasting & all wines now online

Following on from the success of our Burgundy Growers tasting in January, we returned to Glaziers Hall last night to preview the 2010s from the Rhône valley. With all tickets sold we hosted some of the best producers the region has to offer, and it goes without saying that the wines were a delight to […]

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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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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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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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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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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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