Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Bordeaux En Primeur 2014 Vintage Report

Bordeaux produced a very good vintage in 2014. Sometimes it’s extremely good, even if it only knocks on the door of 2009/10 greatness rather than actually stepping over the threshold. Having spent a week in the region tasting hundreds of samples, I would rate 2014 ahead of 2008 and alongside vintages I really enjoy drinking, such as 2001, 2004 and 2006.

Stylistically, I find it quite difficult to pigeon-hole the 2014s. Scanning through my notes, the words that crop up again and again are ‘charming’, ‘floral’ and ‘supple’. The best reds share fully ripe and succulent red and black fruit characters, but with a sense of coolness and restraint. They are less sweet and concentrated than in the biggest of vintages but a benefit of this is that

Monday, 11 May 2015

20th Anniversary - Week Four

As the ‘20 Deals to Celebrate 20 Years’ draws to a close at the end of this week,
there’s still time to take advantage of this week’s special deals.
And, to make them even more impressive, we’ve got two great offers each day!

Monday, 4 May 2015

20th Anniversary - Week Three

The third week of 20 deals is the best yet
with 20% off a huge array of wine regions and countries!
Here’s what you can look forward to this week...