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Wednesday Wines – Episode 200 – Sass & Dif

2021 Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido, Bolgheri-Sassicaia, Italy and 2022 Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido, Toscana, Italy are two staggeringly delicious wines, and this might shock readers, but I enjoyed them equally.  Yes, equally.  I am well aware that 2021 Sassicaia is a Titan of a wine that makes collectors drool with desire, and while it offers…
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Wednesday Wines – Episode 199 – Valentine’s Day Special An Epic Bunch of Rosés

It’s pretty cool when you meet your heroes, and I met one of mine yesterday. I have been obsessed with Lalomba Rosado since I published an article on the second-ever release, the 2016 vintage, in my MoneyWeek column in 2017. The current release 2022 vintage made the grade in my Finest Fifty 2023, and here is part of its entry - 2022 Ramón…
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Wednesday Wines – Episode 198 – 2022 Swinney Farvie Releases

I was fortunate to taste my featured three wines last October in Perth at a Swinney masterclass that I was honoured to be asked to host.  I was instructed to inform the guests that this was an extraordinary event, not least because they were tasting these three 2022s six months before their official launch.  In addition to this trio, we tasted…
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Wednesday Wines – Episode 197 – 2007 Billecart-Salmon, Le Clos Saint-Hilaire

First impressions of legendary Le Clos Saint-Hilaire   There is always a great sense of anticipation when a new vintage of LCSH is released onto the market. The first vintage of this ultimate lieu-dit-wine was the legendary 1995, and you can read about every single vintage of this Champagne in Episode 88 of Wednesday Wines. In a staggeringly…
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Wednesday Wines – Episode 196 – No extra wines as it is Burgundy En Primeur Week!

Please refer to the extensive notes on my favourite QP wines from the 2022 Burgundy vintage published in the Notes section of this website. Cheers!  
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Wednesday Wines – Episode 195 – 2022 Burgundy En Primeur Part 2 – Edouard Delaunay

2022 Burgundy En Primeur – A collection from Edouard Delaunay Several people mentioned that my Wednesday Wines piece last week was overly critical of the 2022 Burgundy vintage. I have since tasted 500+ more wines (with many more to come), and I can only reinforce my initial, now strong, thoughts about the 2022 Burgundy vintage and its wines.  Please…
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Wednesday Wines – Episode 194 – 2022 Burgundy En Primeur Part 1

A First Look at 2022 En Primeur Burgundy with Montrachet (e) office@montrachetwine.com (t) 020 7821 1337 2022 Vintage Overview – This is a very unusual Burgundy En Primeur campaign.  I have been tasting 2022 vintage wines for nigh on a year already, and everyone must by now realise that it is a decent and plentiful vintage, not least because…
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Wednesday Wines – Episode 193 – Gimblett Gravels Annual Vintage Selection 2021

It is a pleasure to taste the twelve Gimblett Gravels wines each year. It is safe to say that having been privileged to indulge in this initiative many times over the years; this is the finest selection to date. This not only means that 2021 is a superb vintage but also that the various contenders in this important wine region have been relentlessly…
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Wednesday Wines – Episode 192 – A stunning South American pair

I used to taste many more wines from Chile and Argentina, not least because they helped populate my annual guidebooks and Daily Mail column. I have never visited South America, and given my annual travel schedule to keep up with my existing yearly reports, there is little to no time left for further expeditions.  But this does not mean that I pass…
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Wednesday Wines – Episode 191 – Iacopo Mori at Il Marroneto

I received a tip-off from the owner of one of the most acute palates I know that Iacopo Mori was coming to London with previews of his 2019 Brunellos and I ought to meet him and taste his wines. This is what happened. First, the meeting was initially cancelled at the 11th hour because the office of the UK importers, Armit, where we were due…
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Wednesday Wines – Episode 190 – 2020 Rathfinny Mini Cuvée

A ground-breaking (and for the time being a law-breaking) initiative that deserves to spearhead the single most exciting innovation in the English Sparkling Wine scene. Mark and Sarah Driver at Rathfinny have been working on a secret project. I was fortunate to taste the 2020 iteration of Rathfinny Mini Cuvée, a stunning 50cl bottling of their beautiful…
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 Wednesday Wines – Episode 188 – Ox Hardy New Releases

I wrote a feature on Ox Hardy’s first UK releases three years ago, and you can read it here.  This article explains the story behind the brand as well as charting the impeccable quality of Andrew (Ox) Hardy’s wines. Over the last couple of years, Andrew (Ox) Hardy’s stunning creations have found their way into wine cellars and wine lists across…