Caroline Frey - a committed vinous eco-warrior

Caroline Frey an inspiration for all in the modern wine world  I always pop into Château La Lagune when I am tasting Bordeaux for my annual En Primeur Report.  It is a joy to taste the wine and also spend a few minutes chatting with its owner and winemaker, Caroline Frey.  This year, I fired […]
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A posh Picpoul and a rich, swaggering Cape Chardonnay hit the headlines this week

A posh Picpoul and a rich, swaggering Cape Chardonnay hit the headlines this week. 2017 Journey’s End, Honeycomb Chardonnay, Stellenbosch, South Africa (£10.00, Marks & Spencer).  A medium-weight Chardonnay with a lovely enticing baked bread aroma overlaying a lemon-balm core, this is a rich, swaggering white wine with enough impact and gusto to work perfectly […]
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2010 Château Fourcas-Borie, Listrac-Médoc, Bordeaux, France

Claret always preoccupies wine collectors at this time of year, and with a rather enthralling 2017 En Primeur campaign still unravelling before our eyes, I thought I would point out two particularly impressive red Bordeaux, both drinking, which I found recently.  While we wait for our youthful purchases to mellow, it is important to keep […]
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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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