Tag Archives: Pauillac

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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Bordeaux 2011: Nick Dagley’s Vintage Report

The weather and its effects I witnessed first hand the topsy-turvy weather conditions, which made 2011 such a challenge for the vignerons; I was sunburnt and hot during the en-primeur tastings of the first week in April, rained on and distinctly chilly in August and then overheated again during my annual harvest visit in September. […]

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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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2010 Bordeaux – Today’s Releases

  It’s been a busy day in the office today, with a few of the most popular and sought-after wines being released, including Montrose, Lynch-Bages and Pichon Longueville (Baron). It was inevitable, after the slow start to the campaign, that we would see some days where it seems almost non-stop, but it certainly makes life […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Release: Grand Puy Lacoste

Probably one of the most talked about properties this year, Grand Puy Lacoste has produced an extraordinary wine this year. Described as follows by Robert Parker, who gave it 93-96 points: “The greatest Grand Puy Lacoste since the 2005, 2000 and 1990, the fabulous 2010 reveals all the hallmarks of this estate. It boasts a […]

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Bordeaux 2010 Releases – Langoa, Talbot and Réserve de la Comtesse

Our Bordeaux campaign is now in full swing and we have already had a few new releases this morning: 2010 Château Langoa-Barton, Cru Classé St-Julien £519.00  per case of 12 in bond. Anthony Barton’s 3rd growth was outstanding this year, slightly more approachable than its bigger brother but with excellent ageing potential. “A swathe of […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Releases: Giscours, Echo de Lynch Bages, Berliquet and Carbonnieux

Well, it’s been a busy morning. Finally, after what feels like weeks of waiting, we have seen some of the bigger names release their prices, heralding what looks like  an action-packed rest of the week. Four releases from amongst the host are: 2010 Château Echo de Lynch-Bages, Pauillac £300 per case of 12 bottles in […]

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Wine of the Day and Bordeaux 2010 release: Château Haut-Batailley

       Our busiest day with Bordeaux releases so far almost eclipsed our wine of the day, which would have been a pity, as it is a really interesting example of just how far Southern France has come in the past 15 years. Lauded by many critics as one of the most interesting young wine regions […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Releases – Gruaud-Larose & Haut-Bages-Libéral

Things are definitely gathering pace now and we are finally seeing some the more well-known names making an appearance. Château Gruaud-Larose has produced a delightful, stylish wine this year, not withstanding a quite powerful tannic structure. Robert Parker gave it 92-94 points in this vintage, describing it as “the finest Gruaud Larose since the 2000 […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Releases: Batailley and Lalande-Borie

With a public holiday looming in France tomorrow, it seems that the gears have finally engaged and a few more properties are on the move, including the ever-popular Château Batailley and Lalande-Borie, from the team at Ducru-Beaucaillou. 2010 Château Batailley, Cru Classé Pauillac £300 per case of 12 bottles in bond Fruits of the forest […]

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