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Bordeaux 2011: New Release – Château Guiraud

There is little dispute that 2011 is a great vintage for Sauternes and this is evident in the great quality to be found in Château Guiraud. Organic since 1996, the property is currently making itself into a centre for research into organic methodology and different clones of Semillon and Sauvignon-Blanc. In 2011 they lost 40% […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Release: Château Rieussec

Another great release for the end of the week: Château Rieussec, one of the most consistent and sought-after of the Sauternes in any vintage. 2010 was a good vintage for Sauternes and the resultant Rieussec is richly concentrated, fragrant and beautiful. 2010 Château Rieussec, Cru Classé Sauternes £267 per case of 6 bottles in bond […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Releases: Gazin and Suduiraut

There’s a possibility that things are beginning to warm up, as we’ve seen two very interesting releases this afternoon. The first, the popular Pomerol of Gazin, which Robert Parker gave 93-95 points and described as “remarkable”. We enjoyed this greatly; perhaps a more modern style than some more classic Pomerol, but an appealing and attractive wine […]

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Bordeaux 2009 New Release: Rieussec Sauternes

Good as the 2009 Sauternes were, we felt the quality in the main was below that of 2001, not so with Ch. Rieussec. This was a truly stunning wine – easily the equal of the legendary 2001. Unanimously voted the Sauternes of the vintage by the L&W team, with the sole exception being Yquem. Very […]

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2009 Bordeaux: Suduiraut Releases

Two new releases from Bordeaux 2009 to start the working week. The first is a Lay & Wheeler favourite from the lesser-known Montagne-St-Emilion appellation. Château Montaiguillon has the generosity and plush texture that are characteristic of this vintage and will make for delicious mid-week drinking in a couple of years’ time.  2009 Château Montaiguillon, Montagne-St-Emilion […]

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Bordeaux 2009 – First Releases

While we expect the majority of the top wines of the vintage to release their prices during May and June, some properties are beginning to become available. These are available to purchase online now:  2009 Château La Tour de By, Cru Bourgeois Médoc £108 per case of 12 bottles in bond Ripe on the nose, […]

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