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The Friday Fix | Sancerre Reverdy 2016 & Vacqueyras Cuvée St Roch Clos des Cazaux 2012

November 3rd 2017

The Friday Fix

We have just tasted this exceptional 2016 Sancerre and wonderful 2012 Vacqueyras from the Southern Rhône, which both show just how good wines can be at this price level. Order a 12 bottle case of each wine to save £26 and qualify for free delivery. The offer will run until Thursday 9th November 2017. Sancerre Domaine Bernard Reverdy 2016 £156.00 per 12 bottles inc VAT / £13.00 per bottle inc VAT (List price £168.00 per 12 bottles inc VAT) Romain Reverdy has made a brilliant Sancerre in 2016. His vines around the village of Verdigny enjoyed an excellent growing season, which ensured…

RHÔNE 2016 EN PRIMEUR: An exceptional vintage

October 20th 2017

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An exceptional vintage: opulent fruit, melting tannins, and energetic freshness 2016 is a roaring success in the Rhône. It follows the excellent 2015 whose release saw an upsurge in interest in this classic French region of diverse expression. Where 2015 produced Northern Rhône Syrahs of remarkable depth and complexity, 2016 has produced what many growers in the South are describing as the vintage of a generation.

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St Baillon Rosé 2016: “a truly delicious, unbelievably reliable and yet eminently affordable French classic”

June 12th 2017

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In last week’s Moneyweek Matthew Jukes highlighted a few different French domaines that he feels make “great inexpensive wine year in, year out” – no easy feat given the unpredictability of European weather. We were delighted to find our best-selling Ch St Baillon Réserve du Château Côtes de Provence Rosé included in his recommendations.

Rhône 2015 |A preview

October 21st 2016

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For a few months there have been whispers in the wine trade about the Rhône 2015s. Just this morning Jancis Robinson MW commented “I have by no means finished my tastings yet but I can tell you that the northern Rhône reds are really exceptional” and that in the south they are “justifiably proud” of their 2015s.” John Livingstone-Learmonth (one of the foremost Rhône experts)  has also stated “2015 in the Northern Rhône is exceptional, while 2015 in the South is very good at least”.

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