2015 La Dama, Domaines Lupier, Navarra, Spain

Due to land in the UK this side of Christmas, the new release of La Dama is utterly sensational.  I gave it one of the highest scores for a red Spanish wine ever in my notes.  I tasted this wine and also its 2014 vintage brother (£34.95 per bottle inc VAT, www.bbr.com) side by side […]
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2016 Aristea, Méthode Cap Classique Rosé Brut, Stellenbosch, South Africa

You may remember that I went nuts about the inaugural, 2016 vintage of Aristea Chardonnay this time last year.  Twelve months on and this pioneering enterprise has released five brand new wines.  The new 2017 vintage of Chardonnay is even finer than its predecessor as is the 2016 Cabernet which embeds even more depth of […]
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Vineyard - September 2018 - Red Wines

Vineyard – September 2018 www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk Red Wines – A New Dawn I could not have written this article five years ago. While I have been tracking the progress of English and Welsh wines for more than three decades the advent of balanced, world-class red wine is a very recent phenomenon. Weedy, pale, raw reds were the […]
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Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl - The Legend Lives Again

Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl The Legend Lives Again Wines Tasted September 2018 I had the great pleasure of visiting Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl in September and here are my notes on a series of wines, verticals and also some hitherto never tasted before releases.  Please forgive the nature of some of these notes – as always they […]
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