Burgundy


Another batch of videos in an attempt to clear the backlog. Beginning with one of the best wines I’ve had this year… Maison Harbour Gevrey Chambertin La Justice 2015, Burgundy, France (£48.33 Vino Beano) Oh yum. Wonderfully supple style, still desperately young, but already showing its immense charms. Lovely pure […]

Burgundy, Beaujolais and Bais. OK, Pais…


Louis Latour Marsannay Rouge 2015, Burgundy, France (~£20 Hailsham Cellars, The Southwell Vintner, Mr Wheeler, Milford Wine, Saxty’s Wines, Heywood Wines, Flagship Wines, La Zouch Cellars,  Exel Wines, winedirect.co.uk) This is unoaked, but it’s picked up a touch of vanilla from somewhere. However the main event is the juicy, vibrant […]

Louis Latour Marsannay Rouge 2015, Burgundy, France


Blind Spot Chardonnay 2016, Yarra Valley, Australia (£9.50 The Wine Society) Restrained, refined style, slowly uncurls to reveal delicate pear, nectarine and melon fruit, a nutty cashew edge and a precise stony citrus finish. Lovely texture too, excellent value. S- Louis Latour Mâcon-Lugny Les Genièvres 2015, Burgundy, France (£13.99 FL […]

Two Chardonnays from Australia & France



…including some biggish names that weren’t quite as good as I’d have hoped… Clotilde Davenne Bourgogne Blanc 2014, France (was £10.95 From Vineyards Direct) From vineyards close to Chablis, so the pert, minerally character and mix of crispness and creaminess come as no surprise. Lovely balanced style, excellent value, the […]

Four Chardonnays from four countries


William Fèvre Petit Chablis 2014, Burgundy, France (£16.60 Wine Importers, Hailsham Cellars, Bubbles and Wine, The Wine Shop, John Hattersley Wines) Forget the Petit bit, this is fresh, vibrant wine with a light nectarine note alongside the floral citrus flavours and a crisp mineral note on the finish. Good for […]

Chardonnays from France & Chile


Guigal Gigondas 2011, Rhône, France (£24.26 Chordale Wine Merchants, Bubbles And Wine Ltd, Roberts and Speight Ltd, Portland Wine Company, Fenwick Ltd, R Campbell & Sons Ltd, Clifton Cellars, Hailsham Cellars, Liquorice) Dumb initially, this opens up over the course of a couple of hours to reveal its core of […]

Assorted reds from France, South Africa & Portugal