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Tasting Burgundy 2017 | Day Three | Paul Pillot, Etienne Sauzet, Patrick Javillier, Joseph Voillot & Drouhin-Laroze

November 7th 2018

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Still on a high from last night’s supper at Maison du Colombier, where we drank some delicious wines – the highlight being a cracking 2013 NSG from Rouget. This really confirmed to us that Emmanuel is making outstanding wine; it was very youthful, with so much power and layered fruit complexity, combined with a beautiful elegance the 2013s seem to possess.

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2017| Day 1 | St Estèphe & Pauillac

April 10th 2018

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Our first day of Bordeaux En Primeur 2017 and we brought the rain with us! Our wet morning began driving to the most Northern part of the Left Bank, St Estèphe, to cover the top estates before travelling south just across the border to taste in Pauillac. Both St Estèphe and Pauillac are appellations where there are highs and lows. However, both appellations profited from the influence of Gironde estuary, which saved them from the frosts in April 2017; others further south were not as lucky.

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Lutum’s exceptional 2015s | Gap’s Crown Chardonnay and Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir

November 7th 2017

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A new wave of exceptional Californian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines are entering our shores. There are many reasons to take these wines very seriously; the very best are delicate, nuanced and extraordinarily beautiful and many show the grace, aromatics and complexity of their European counterparts. With decreased allocations coming from Burgundy, there could never be a better time to start exploring whats on offer.

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