Category Archives: Tasting notes

Domaine Zind Humbrecht, Alsace

  The Domaine Zind Humbrecht was created in 1959 by the fusion of two winegrowing families, the Humbrecht family from Gueberschwihr and the Zind family from Wintzenheim. The Humbrecht family has passed down a passion for wine making, from father … Continue reading

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Big Means Better – Magnum Offer

Save yourself opening two bottles this Season and go big with our fantastic selection of magnums! These wines will not only look great beside your Christmas turkey, but taste fabulous too – Wine in larger bottles mature at a gentler rate … Continue reading

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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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The new Champion of English Sparkling wine

Launch offer – Digby Brut Reserve 2009 World Champion English Sparkling Wine Trophy CSWWC 2014 If I had a pound for every time somebody has mentioned the idea that English sparkling wines can rival the wines of Champagne I’d be … Continue reading

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The other side of 2013 – Sauternes & Barsac

The campaign to sell 2013 Bordeaux wines en-primeur was the most disastrous for 20 years, and possibly longer, but one group with more to be upset about than most are the producers of Sauternes. The damp conditions that blighted red … Continue reading

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Glen Eldon Dry Bore Shiraz – Barossa’s best kept secret?

When choosing wines to accompany a summer barbeque you need to select wines with sufficient power and richness to stand up to big meat and smoke flavours in an outdoor environment, on these scores you can’t go far wrong with … Continue reading

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2011 Vintage Port – A Brilliant Opportunity

One last bite at the Cherry – In a year when the 2012 Claret en primeur campaign failed to engage wine lovers, people did manage to get excited about the 2011 Ports that were released on sale, for delivery at … Continue reading

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The Zind Humbrecht Files – Vintage reports 1996 to 2013

Critics all over the world have praised the quality of the wines from this domaine – Robert Parker has rated the Humbrecht wines as “Outstanding” and in the opinion of Clive Coates MW, one of the most influential British wine writers, is … Continue reading

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En Primeur 2012 – A Pauillac snip!

Grand Puy Lacoste 5eme Cru Classé, Pauillac just £365 per dzn IB When first pricing this offer I forgot to convert Euros to Pounds and thought the price was OK, BUT once I’d noticed my error and made the conversion … Continue reading

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1985 clarets – how are these developing?

One of the privileges of being the Fine Wine Manager is the quality of some of the tastings I get to attend and last week I was invited to something special. Our friends at Epping Forest Wine Society kindly invited … Continue reading

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