Monthly Archives: September 2011

Chateau Brown, Pessac-Léognan

The Graves is one of the oldest vine growing areas in the Bordeaux region, established for several centuries before the marshes of the Médoc were drained in the 18th Century. Here both red and white wines of the highest quality … Continue reading

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The case of the undeclared vintage – a mystery

Last August we bought a parcel wines from a client, this is something we do from time to time, this particular transaction provided us with a useful selection of mature of vintage ports wines from the 1940s 1950s and 1960s. … Continue reading

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Elephant Hill winery, New Zealand

New Zealand has a very wide range of climates from sub-tropical to cool alpine. The worldwide recognition of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc as a classic wine style put the country on the map. Since then many new wine growing areas have … Continue reading

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1999 Clos L’Eglise, Pomerol

There is a strong case to be made for the opulent, Merlot-dominated wines of Pomerol being the most indulgent of vinous treats available to mere mortals. As the days shorten, the ordeal of the school run returns, increased traffic adds more time to … Continue reading

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Dominus – where Bordeaux’s finest meets Napa’s hallowed ground

A finer combination of vinous history, experience and culture is hard to imagine. In 1982 Christian Moueix, owner of Chateau Pétrus in Pomerol bought a share of the historic 124 ha Napanook Estate near Yountville in California’s Napa Valley. The … Continue reading

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Champagne Henri Giraud

I’m delighted to offer what I firmly believe are some of the most exciting Champagnes currently being produced. Having just returned from visiting Maison Giraud with some of our sales team I cannot overstate my enthusiasm for these exceptional Champagnes. … Continue reading

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