Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Rhône 2013 En Primeur at the Bristol Cellars - 19th March, 2015

Thank you to everyone who turned out for our Rhône 2013 En Primeur tasting at the cellars. It was a lovely night, full of great wines from the Rhône Valley. We had over 30 wines on show highlighting some of the grand regions of the Rhône , including Cornas, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Condrieu.

The stand out wines for me were the wines Les Vins de Vienne, ‘La Chambee’ from Condrieu (no. 5) and Domaine de Beaurenard, ‘Boisrenard’ from Chateauneuf-du-Pape (no. 19).

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Rhône 2013 En Primeur

“I suspect that many wine lovers will find the 2013s more to their taste than other recent vintages”
- Jancis Robinson MW, The Financial Times

You certainly couldn’t describe 2013 as a typical vintage in the Rhône Valley but the unusual conditions have resulted in some charming wines that I know many of you will really enjoy. Buying 2013 En Primeur (buying wines whilst still abroad, paying duty and VAT on arrival into the country) means you can get preferential prices and secure your share of limited parcels. It’s a subtle, elegant vintage and one that we are really excited about because it is unlike any vintage we have tasted in recent years: