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…

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

Te Mata Gamay Noir 2015, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand (£17.99 Harvey Nichols, Fenwick’s, Hailsham Cellars, S H Jones, Lancaster Wine Company, Bacchanalia, The Square Wine Company, Eagle’s Wines, New Zealand Wine Cellar, The Wine Society, Drink Shop) Joyful, youthful style, quite pale in colour but packed with crunchy ever-so-slightly candied […]

Te Mata Gamay Noir 2015, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

Three different vintages, but all do a good advert for Beaujolais Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages Combe aux Jacques 2014, Burgundy, France (£11.00 Waitrose, Tesco, Budgens, NISA, Booths, Whole Foods Market Camden, Ellies Cellar, Vintage Wines Ltd, Hoults Wine Merchants, Islington Wine, Bin 21 , Nailsworth Wine & Spirits, Village Wines […]

Three Beaujolais Reds

Cru Beaujolais from two renowned Burgundian négociants (Louis Latour owns Henry Fessy). 2012 wasn’t the easiest of vintages, so how did each fare? Bouchard Père et Fils Fleurie 2012, Burgundy, France (£11.99 Waitrose) There’s a peppery edge to the fresh, almost crunchy raspberry fruit, but there’s also a stalky aroma […]

Cru Beaujolais from two famous Burgundy producers

Didn’t expect much from looking at the bottle, but was pleasantly surprised by what was inside Domaine Romy Beaujolais 2013, Burgundy, France (£9.99 Majestic) Combines something of the spice of the Rhône with the soft, gentle Pinot-like fruit of Burgundy – cherries, mulberries and so on. Perky sausage-friendly wine that […]

Domaine Romy Beaujolais 2013, Burgundy, France