2016 Vintage Port Release - first impressions

2016 Vintage Port Release If you were to write a recipe which included the finest ingredients possible to make a perfect vintage Port, then the 2016 vintage had each component in abundance. Exuberant fruit, refinement, balance, refreshing acidity, powerful tannins and commanding structure can be found in every single wine which was featured at the […]
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The very first Provençal rosé gin ever made is launched this week!

The very first Provençal rosé gin ever made is launched this week and it is delicious – see below! 2017 Peter Yealands, Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand (£11.59, Waitrose).  With more depth and a longer finish than most Kiwi Sauvignons, this Reserve level wine is genuinely dry and it shows none of the soapiness […]
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2016 HMR White, MontRubí, Penedès, Spain

I popped into newly-revamped Jeroboams on Pont Street, in Belgravia, the other day and set about tasting twenty wines, all priced under £20.  It was a tremendous experience, not least because Wine Director Peter Mitchell MW is eminently aware that it is a doddle to buy the dear stuff, but fiendishly difficult to track down […]
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Matthew Jukes - Wine Notes

Château d'Esclans' Portfolio of Elite Rosés have all arrived in the UK

2017 Whispering Angel, Caves d’Esclans, Sacha Lichine, Côtes de Provence Rosé, France I have been tracking this wine since day one – and I mean eleven years ago when Sacha Lichine realised his dream to launch an elite Provence Rosé.  As every year rolls by Whispering Angel reaches out to thousands more palates.  Nowadays millions […]
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