Tag: vintage report

Running around the Rhône: 2016 and ’17 updates

Simon Field MW reports back after a couple of weeks roaming the Rhône Valley, visiting our producers to taste the outstanding 2016 vintage, and explore 2017’s prospects Two weeks in the Rhône Valley towards the end of October can be symphonic in its autumnal livery, the balmy low Provençal sun-scapes dressing the vines in the […]

The first fifteen

As we see the first handful of 2015s from the Rhône released, and promptly snapped up by customers, our Buyer for the region Simon Field MW reports on the auspicious vintage Being a Northampton boy is conspicuously less evocative than being a Shropshire lad, but at least we have a first-rate rugby union team, known […]

Vintage update from Bordeaux: what’s drinking well in your cellar?

The fear of every wine collector is that, in the quest for perfect maturity, carefully nurtured bottles can slip past their prime. Worse still, is the bottle opened in haste – too young to be fully appreciated. In a series of blogs from our buyers, we unearth those wines which are ready to show their […]

Italian vintage 2013 reports from Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Puglia and Piedmont

The following reports are provided by Saverio Petrilli (Tenuta di Valgiano), Giovannella Fugazza (Castello di Luzzano), Paolo Benegiamo (L’Astore Masseria) and Nicola Oberto (Trediberri). Saverio Petrilli, winemaker at the Lucchesi estate of Tenuta di Valgiano records that they experienced a difficult spring, due to it having rained from Oct ’12 until June ’13. “We thought […]