Category Archives: Saint-Julien

Outstanding mature Cru Classé Bordeaux offer

We always stock a wide range of mature red Bordeaux wines from excellent vintages, but for the approaching festive season we would like to highlight a few great wines currently available – all are drinking now and from our own stock. Léoville-Barton, … Continue reading

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En Primeur 2013 – the story so far…

LATEST RELEASES – 14th April 2014 Two recent releases from of Bordeaux are both top second growth wines. The two wines are from different ends of the Medoc but also take diametrically different approaches to pricing. St Estephe’s Cos d’Estournel … Continue reading

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En Primeur 2012 – Léoville-Las-Cases 2012 – cheapest vintage on the market

Arguably one of the best, if not the finest wines made in St.-Julien in 2012, certainly this is one of Robert Parker’s potential top scorers of the vintage. The brief price comparison in the table below shows this not only … Continue reading

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2012 – Plenty of interest to be found

The 2012 en primeur campaign is moving along in fits and starts. It opened with some promise as several high profile Chateaux bit the bullet and offered the sort of bargains we needed to tempt us to dip our toes … Continue reading

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2012 – what a difference a year makes

This year the Bordeaux en primeur campaign has been a huge contrast to last year’s fiasco. For a start the chateaux have begun to make their offers now, rather than waiting until the end of June as many did in 2012! … Continue reading

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Make a date for a Fine Wine Dinner at the Forbury

Friday 9th November – Come and join us for a gourmet evening of great wines and fine dining at the Forbury Hotel in Reading. The price is £75 per person. The evening starts at 7pm with Champagne and canapés followed by a seated dinner … Continue reading

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En Primeur 2011 – RIP

A eulogy to a vintage in the wrong place at the wrong time This week’s announcement that Chateau d’Yquem will not release their 2011 en-primeur is a strangely apt end to a sales campaign that seemed from the outset to be … Continue reading

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The Sage of Monkton Pronounces

Robert Parker’s assessment of the 2011 vintage in Bordeaux Indisputably the most influential critic of the Bordeaux market, Robert Parker Junior issued his initial pronouncements on the 2011 vintage on Friday.

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Bordeaux 2011 – A Vintage overview and some recommendations

Bordeaux 2011 – A Preliminary Overview from Someone Who Tasted by David Allen MW After spending four days as part of a group fully immersed in the bun-fight that was the 2011 en-primeur tastings and having had a few days now … Continue reading

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Bordeaux 2011 – Saint-Julien

Tasting notes by David Allen MW, April 2012

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