2016 Bordeaux En-Primeur
Our dedicated micro-site with all you need to know about this years campaign including our best buys...
Saumur Rosé 2015
Blood orange / copper. Both the nose and the palate evoke a big bowl of summer fruits The additional bottle age adds depth and complexity which is often missing with Rosé wines. Wonderful persistency, much preferred over MIP’s ‘Classic’ and a steal at the price...
Formed in 1962 Ridge Vineyards is perhaps California’s most revered and respected wine estate. With an old world ethos to winemaking balance and character are the main requirements for every bottle produced.
Our New House Champagne
One of the original twenty-six Grandes Marques Champagne Houses, Champagne Ayala was acquired by the Bollinger family in 2005 and remains the archetype of a great Champagne House.
And we have 6!
James Suckling’s The Top 100 Australian Wines of 2016 and we have six amongst the pick of the crop, including three stunning Chardonnays from Shaw + Smith, By Farr and Deep Woods Estate!
The Best of Sauvignon Blanc
From classic Loire styles, or perhaps more 'exotic' versions from the New World - what is there not to love?
...& Pinot Noir
Undoubtedly the most notoriously temperamental grape variety of all. We are on a tireless hunt for the most utopian examples to bring you only the very best of its many incarnations.
2016 Bordeaux En-Primeur Highlights
Château Léoville Barton
Score: 96, Decanter Jane Anson - This is an exceptional Léoville-Barton that sacrifices none of its St-Julien signature while delivering a powerful, beautifully sculpted wine. This is a total triumph, my favourite for years at this property.
Domaine de Chevalier Rouge
Score: 96-97, James Suckling - A dense and tight DC with mineral, crushed stone, cement and black currant. Full, tight and racy. Gorgeous. Leafs and tobacco undertones. Very tannic. Tight and so structured. Complex.
Château Grand Puy Lacoste
Score: 95-97, Neal Martin - There is an effortless quality to this Pauillac with wonderful length and such finesse on the finish that you immediately want to go back and re-taste it...What a brilliant wine. It is classic Pauillac to its core.
Château Brane Cantenac
Score: 96-98, Neal Martin - The palate is simply the best that I have ever tasted at the estate, without question... The 2016 is a benchmark against which future vintages will be compared.