A Vue de Nez, literally translates as ‘a view from the nose’ which we can only assume is taken from the name of Arthur Miller’s...
£12.50
This 100% Cabernet Franc is grown on a pebbly-clay hillside, and the fruits are selected strictly when hand harvested. The wine has a beautiful deep...
In the Middle Ages, the Château of Cantemerle, seat of the jurisdiction of the same name, bordered the Garonne River and made up part of...
£17.50
They might seem a fairly austere, old-fashioned lot, but Bordelais(es) tick with hidden passion. On the outside they seem elegant, carefully presented. Some even say...
Henri and Simone Ducourt bought Chateau d'Haures in 1983 and made it their home. Now the main place where their family and friends gather, the...
£90.00
Merlot dominates the blend and seduces the senses in this dark, brilliant Bordeaux. The 2011 vintage features strong tannic notes, with red and black berry...
Balanced. Firm. Smoky. Heady. Herby. Fruit-forward. Subtle. These are just words. Or are they? What is a word? Can a word ever sum up the...
£11.00
The Lalene is an elegant and complex wine rich with flavours of black fruit and fine grained velvety tannins, before a long satisfying finish.
The 2012 vintage is a beautiful purple colour. It is an amazingly fresh red wine with a lovely flowery bouquet and notes of acacia. The palate is...
£19.00
We like to think of the wines of Canon-Fronsac as the Samwise Gamgee of Bordeaux. Sure, it might not have the glamour of Pomerol or...
We don't want to be considered apologists for the Roman Empire; what they did to Maximus Decimus Meridius was bang out of order, even if...
Have you seen the film Searching for Sugarman? If not, then we recommend you do; it's a masterpiece, but it means this tasting note won't...
Jonathan Maltus is the established maverick of Bordeaux - the novice Englishman who turned up at Château Teyssier in the 1990s, introduced new techniques, bought...
Jonathan Maltus, maker of cult wine "Le Dôme", marries the long tradition of Saint-Emilion viticulture with best of modern, fine winemaking. This wine has a...
A classic Bordeaux from fifth growth Château Belgrave in Haut-Médoc. A wine of depth, class and smoothness that really sings with rich fruit when decanted....
Pure Vallée Le Rosé makes us think of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 – sure, we could compare this wine to a summer’s day, but that would...
If you want a proper pork pie, you get it from Melton Mowbray. If you want a handmade alpaca-wool scarf, you get it from Peru....
In an era where conscientious customers (perhaps like yourself) are looking to support producers that have the best environmental practices, the wine world can be...
There are very few winemakers that are household names, perhaps because there are no vintner talent shows on ITV, where audience members high on schadenfreude...
While the image on the bottle of Franco, a renowned piece of Mapuche silverwork, may look like a wheel, it is actually a pipe. Perhaps...
£24.00
Whenever we play Wine Family Fortunes, which is often, it surprises us that when Les Dennis asks for phrases you most associate with Chilean wine...
A saxophone in a lonely back street. An early morning trumpet fanfare. A piano tinkling in a shadowy bar. There's something pure in those sounds....
Orin Swift's goal year in, year out is to produce wines of resounding quality and consistency. Palermo offers a seamless assortment of classic Napa Cabernet...
You can express a lot via your knuckle tattoos. Your right hand could communicate 'Love' while the left reads 'Hate.' You could tell the world...
Like the senior editors of national newspapers, hedge fund managers and classy bond villains, several French grapes have found their second home in Tuscany. The...
Château Rauzan-Ségla has an incredibly long and colourful history, dating back to 1661 and featuring Very Important Families, tragedy, intrigue and, latterly, a brilliant renaissance,...
This wine has some rather famous fans, in fact it is reported by our unnamed source, who may or not be Mark Owen, that the...