Author: Charlie Whittington

An Introduction to Brunello di Montalcino 2012 | “A rock star vintage”

March 3rd 2017

Sesti-2012-intro-1

Over the next few weeks we will be offering the wonderfully expressive new set of 2012 Brunello di Montalcino releases. As one of the pivotal areas for quality Tuscan winemaking we visit Montalcino extensively each year. At the end of our visit last September we were left genuinely enthused by the high quality of the 2012 harvest. Essentially this is a year that bears the hallmarks of a classic vintage and should vie with the magnificent 2010s and 2006s.

Tasting Burgundy 2015: Marc Colin, JM Boillot & Benjamin Leroux

November 8th 2016

Leroux-barrel

A beautiful bright, crisp Thursday morning and the first visit of the day is to the fantastic Domaine Marc Colin in Chassagne Montrachet. One of our favourite domaines, the 2015s certainly didn’t disappoint. Our primary focus here is the whites although the reds were supple and delicious too. At the value end of the spectrum the St Aubin ‘Sentier de Clou’ offers wonderful mineral lift that adds excellent balance to the ripe citrus fruit. The St Aubin ‘Fontenottes’ is a proper crowd pleaser to drink relatively early and the St Aubin 1er Cru ‘En Remilly’ my favourite of the three,…

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