Tag Archives: Médoc

Château Mouton-Rothschild Dinner

Roux at the Landau,  Monday 12th November 2012 Fourteen guests assembled in the private dining Postillion Room at the Roux at the Landau restaurant. A glass of 1996 Dom Pérignon Œnothèque established a thrillingly high standard for the evening whilst a frisson of excitement rippled around the room as Michel Roux Jnr. introduced himself and […]

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Bordeaux – September 2012

Freshly back from a tour of Bordeaux last week, The Lay & Wheeler Management team share their thoughts and experiences Dave’s View Last week, I travelled to Bordeaux with Nick Dagley, our Fine Wine Buyer. I decided to take the scenic route of the Eurostar and TGV, whilst Nick travelled from Luton Airport – I […]

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2011 Bordeaux – this morning’s releases

The words “flurry” and “activity” haven’t exactly been used much so far in the 2011 Bordeaux en-primeur campaign; however it would appear that today is the turning point, as we have had a number of important releases first thing this morning. The biggest names to have released are – at about half the price of […]

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Bordeaux 2011 – Day Two

Sat on the terrace of our kind hosts at Caronne Ste Gemme and reflecting on our second day of tasting 2011 Bordeaux, we are definitely starting to get a better idea of this vintage for the (top) Médoc properties. A lot of the wines we tasted today were very much faithful to the Châteaux’ styles […]

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Bordeaux 2011 – Day One

5am check in a Luton wasn’t much fun but arriving to a sunny Bordeaux and the usual excellent Ulysse Cazabonne tasting was. This incredibly well connected negociant always gets a comprehensive range of samples; all freshly drawn, so we tried to cover ground we won’t have time to elsewhere. It would be fair to say […]

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Bordeaux 2010: Châteaux Mouton-Rothschild and Margaux

We are very excited to be able to offer two of the wines of the 2010 vintage online – 1st growths Château Mouton-Rothschild and Château Margaux. Demand is very high for those wines so time is of the essence! 2010 Château Mouton-Rothschild, 1er Cru Pauillac £3,960.00 per case of 6 in bond This wine is arguably […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Release: Potensac

Always a wine to punch considerably above its classification-weight, Château Potensac greatly impressed us this year when tasted alongside its “bigger” siblings of Clos du Marquis and Léoville-Las-Cases. Excellent value for money, this is a perfect wine for lovers of classically-styled claret. 2010 Château Potensac, Cru Bourgeois Médoc £177 per case of 12 bottles in bond […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Releases: Doisy Daene and Sociando Mallet

The releases are beginning to come a little more regularly now, despite this being, according to Decanter, the slowest Bordeaux en primeur campaign ever.  Today has seen a few more wines that we thought were excellent release their prices, including Château Doisy-Daëne 2010 Château Doisy-Daëne, Cru Classé Barsac £159 per case of 6 bottles in […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Releases: Beychevelle & Cantemerle

A small flurry of activity this morning, as we see two popular properties release their prices – Châteaux Cantemerle and Beychevelle. Always tremendous value for money, Cantemerle was one of the many Crus Bourgeois that impressed us this year. 2010 Château Cantemerle, Cru Classé Haut-Médoc £248 per case of 12 bottles in bond On the […]

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Caronne-St-Gemme – now released

We were fortunate enough to stay for a few days at Château Caronne-St-Gemme during our time at Bordeaux.  Overlooking its vineyards and backing onto beautiful, bird-filled woodland, the location of the Château made a peaceful home-away-from-home for us during the somewhat hectic en primeur tastings. We tasted the 2010 Caronne-St-Gemme several times, both at the […]

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