Tag Archives: Rhône

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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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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Chapoutier Sélections Parcellaires 2010 and Wine of the Day

Wine is my passion and I really love my job. Even so, some days are better than others and when I found myself walking in Mayfair on a sunny afternoon, on my way to a tutored tasting of Michel Chapoutier’s top wines with the man himself, I cannot pretend to have been anything less than excited. […]

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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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