We ♥ Domaine Begude


We have said it often enough, but we will say it again. James Kinglake is making brilliant wine down in Limoux. And we are not the only ones who have spotted this.

Robert Parker (who some of you will have heard of…) included the Chardonnay in his book on outstanding value wines of the world and commented as follows “Utterly beguiling. Full of flowers, citrus, orchard fruits, and almond, this offers some lushness of texture while remaining bright and refreshing, and displays a shimmering sense of minerality that would almost be worthy of a Chablis costing three times the price.“ Not bad then.


And Will Lyons of European Edition of the Wall Street Journal gave them a whole article to themselves. Click here to read the whole thing.

Another reason for us to love the Begude Dude (as if we needed one) is that although he only makes a small quantity of his delicious Pinot Rosé he has very generously offered to support our Summer Rosé Tasting in aid of Starlight (Thursday 23rd June, Saatchi Gallery, £30 per person). For he’s a jolly good fellow….