Author: David Roberts MW

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2017 Burgundy | A glorious expression of poise and precision

November 23rd 2018

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After three weeks’ tasting the 2017 vintage in Burgundy I have come back excited and energised. This time last year many of our growers were strangely subdued. While they were thrilled to have some volume after six consecutively small harvests, they couldn’t quite put their finger on an overall style or quality. Twelve months on and their demeanour had changed. There was a spring in their step and many were clearly delighted at the quality of the vintage.

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The Wine Dinner at The Savoy 2018: Bordeaux 2005s Part 1

March 27th 2018

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Expectations can be a dangerous thing, but sometimes, happily, they are exceeded. This was most certainly the case at last week’s 14th Wine Dinner at The Savoy hosted by Johnny and Laura Goedhuis and the Wentworth-Stanley family in aid of two hugely worthy charities when we tasted one of the greatest Bordeaux vintages of recent times: 2005.

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2000 & 2001 Red Burgundy revisited

February 9th 2018

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We were delighted to act as hosts again for Sarah Marsh MW’s second “Time to Mature Tasting” at our offices on Bermondsey Street last week. In June last year Sarah had arranged a wonderful selection of mature white Burgundies to taste with a select number of wine journalist friends, sommeliers and wine merchants. This time it was Pinot Noir’s turn. With the support of a number of Sarah’s vigneron friends she amassed a stunning selection of wines from the now fully mature 2001 and 2000 vintages. All the samples came from the growers’ personal cellars and therefore provenance was 100%…

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