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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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Robert Parker releases 2010 Rhône scores in bottle

Robert Parker has just released his in bottle 2010 Southern Rhone scores. He has pronounced what we already knew, that it really is a special vintage, producing wines of great concentration, but what makes them really special is the freshness, energy and precision they possess. “2010 is a great vintage that is extremely close in […]

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Robert Parker’s 2011 Verdict: Our thoughts

On the 14th of March, before even tasting the 2011 vintage, Robert Parker tweeted: “Heading back to Bordeaux next week to taste 2011. Absolutely no interest in the vintage if my instincts are correct”. With this and other negative press reports around, we were not expecting great things when we visited the regions. After tasting […]

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Bordeaux 2009: awaiting Robert Parker’s review

Lay & Wheeler’s fine wine trading expert, Al Luffingham, gives his thoughts on the 2009 vintage: 2009 Bordeaux has been pronounced as a great vintage by wine merchants and critics alike, but perhaps by no-one more so than by the renowned American critic, Robert Parker, who last week tweeted “after 33 years of doing this […]

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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 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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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 New Releases: Gloria, Moulin St Georges & Smith Haut Lafitte

A busy morning today and with the promise of more to come, as there are just a few days until Vinexpo starts in Bordeaux and another potential lull in proceedings. 2010 Château Gloria, St-Julien £312 per case of 12 bottles in bond Described by Robert Parker as “a full-bodied, big, thick, well-proportioned, super-endowed Gloria”, the 2010 […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Releases: Dom. de Chevalier, Malescot and Fonbel

Another busy morning, with a spate of releases first thing, including the tremendously reasonably priced Château Fonbel from the same stable as Château Ausone. Domaine de Chevalier has also released both its red and white wines, resisting the temptation to raise the price much from last year – making them both a very good prospect […]

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