2010 Château Raymond-Lafon, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

This is a highly sentimental recommendation this week because I can precisely attribute my eternal love of Sauternes to a half bottle of 1980 Raymond-Lafon.  I first tasted this elixir, back in 1987, and it affected me so much I took to carrying around a half bottle of this wine wherever I went in order […]
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2017 Maison M. Chapoutier Sélections Parcellaires Masterclass with Michel Chapoutier

2017 Maison M. Chapoutier Sélections Parcellaires Masterclass www.chapoutier.com Michel Chapoutier introduced the following wines and here is his official introductory blurb to the wines – The Chapoutier family motto ‘Fac et Spera’ – do and hope – sums up their patient yet daring approach to winemaking. Michel Chapoutier’s ancestor Polydor Chapoutier first bought vines in […]

High class wines this week including an amphora-aged Spanish red

Wines of the very highest class this week including an amphora-aged Spanish red. The recipes mentioned come from the Curry Book which is being serialised in Weekend Magazine today. 2016 Passito di Pantelleria Pellegrino, Sicily, Italy (approx. £11.99, half bottle, Soho Wine Supply, tel. 020 7636 8490, Eton Vintners tel. 01753 790188, Davis Bell McCraith […]

2016 Garten Eden, Furmint, Michael Wenzel, Rust, Burglenland, Austria

Author’s note – my first in nearly twelve years of writing for this epic publication.  My editor, who kindly corrects errors, typos and general idiocy every week, has pointed out that some of the prices and stockists this week might be a little inaccurate.  On the basis that Newcomer Wines is the shipper, agent and […]