Date: April 2015

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Chateaux Lynch Bages & Ormes de Pez 2014

April 30th 2015


This morning sees the highly anticipated releases from the Cazes stable of a classic Pauillac favourite, Chateau Lynch Bages 2014 (£575ib per 12), and from the same stable, the stunning value Les Ormes de Pez (£160ib per 12). In 2014 both Chateaux have succeeded in encapsulating the finest points of the vintage, producing not only stunning, cellarable wines but pricing them at a level which makes them ‘must buys’ in our opinion.

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Palmer and Alter Ego 2014

April 29th 2015


2014 is an important year at Palmer as it was 200 years ago that the property was purchased by Charles Palmer. Both the Grand Vin and Alter Ego have excelled this year under talented wine maker Thomas Duroux. They are both elegant and highly perfumed, with an intense concentrated core of red and black fruits. He has made two truly impressive wines that will give extraordinary pleasure.

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Beychevelle, La Lagune and d'Armailhac 2014

April 29th 2015


After a busy day with Mouton Rothschild yesterday, which sold well, and deservedly so at £1,160 per 6, we have selected the following trio of this week’s releases to offer today. They all combine an excellent blend of quality and value, which is the key ingredient in this En Primeur campaign. Ch d’Armailhac is owned and made by Mouton Rothschild, and at under £20 IB/bottle it looks excellent value for this 5th Growth Pauillac which James Suckling gave 93/94 points. Ch La Lagune was purchased by the Frey family in 2000 and has benefited from plenty of investment since then….

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Early release: Mouton Rothschild 2014

April 28th 2015


The 2014 Campaign is moving into full swing far earlier than in previous years with the first First Growth, the much admired Ch Mouton Rothschild. They have been in tip top form of late under the guidance of Philippe Dallhuin since 2003 and the 2014 was much liked by most critics. This captures the pure, distilled essence of Cabernet Sauvignon, with a racy core of red and black currant fruit that almost struts alone, but there’s ample roasted apple wood and iron deeply buried in the background, which should emerge with time. The finish has terrific delineation, with a mouthwatering…

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