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En Primeur: Jean-Marc & Thomas Bouley 2015s

February 17th 2017

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In the 100 years that the Bouley family have been cultivating vines and making wine in Volnay and Pommard, they have earned a reputation as one of the finest red winemakers in the Côte de Beaune. Today the domaine carries the name of father Jean-Marc and son Thomas, undoubtedly one of the region’s most dynamic young winemakers. The introduction of an impressive new cuverie overlooking the premier cru vineyards of Volnay allows Thomas to make the very finest wines that the village can offer. This is an estate respecting the traditional values of a previous generation through careful and attentive…

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Ch Lafon Rochet 4ème Cru St Estèphe 2005, 2009 & 2014: A hat trick of cracking Claret

February 16th 2017

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Lafon-Rochet was recently described by Decanter Magazine as “one of the most exciting estates of the Médoc” and possibly “Bordeaux’s most improved 1855 château”. Now in his tenth year as managing director of the Château, Basile Tesseron’s approach is hugely hands-on in both vineyard and cellar. Under his watchful eye Lafon-Rochet is going from strength to strength, realising the massive potential of the terroir, a stone’s throw from Cos d’Estournel and St Estephe’s border with Pauillac.

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Outstanding value | Guidalberto and Le Difese 2015

February 10th 2017

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Following on from the recent release of Sassicaia 2014, we are delighted to offer two exceptional drinking wines from the Tenuta San Guido stable: Guidalberto and Le Difese 2015. These are must haves for all Super Tuscan lovers, offering outstanding value for money. They come with top flight pedigree, are from an outstanding vintage and, offer the drinker something magnificent for less than £27 per bottle. As ever, the Guidalberto and Le Difese releases are one vintage ahead of Sassicaia. This year we are delighted to offer the hotly anticipated 2015 vintage. Though these particular wines have not yet been…

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Fine Wine Market Report February 2017

February 9th 2017

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Happy Returns The final quarter of 2016 was a tale of two halves: a flying start with a slower finish. Whilst the trading impetus from sterling’s woes following the Brexit vote was still keenly felt in October and November, by December there was a perceptible slowdown in activity, above what might usually be expected. However, this is not to understate the remarkable performance of the market over the course of the year.

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