1999 J. Vidal-Fleury Côtes-du-Rhône

1999 J. Vidal-Fleury Côtes-du-Rhône

It’s arguable that the best value red wines of France are those of the southern Rhône Valley’s Côtes-du-Rhône. The colour is moving from youth towards maturity, the gently spicy/savoury aromas still leave plenty of room for the purple fruits to parade...
2020 Duke’s Vineyard The First Cab

2020 Duke’s Vineyard The First Cab

A one-year-old cabernet that is as utterly, wantonly seductive as any one-year-old pinot noir, grenache or shiraz… or any other red wine I have tasted – ever. It has a succulent mouthfeel of cassis, molten Swiss or Austrian chocolate, and crystallised purple...
2014 Delamere Vineyards Pinot Noir

2014 Delamere Vineyards Pinot Noir

This wine is quite simply breathtaking – akin to listening to Hildegard of Bingen’s singing (1000 years ago) in her monastery. It shimmers in its intensity and its piercing purity; the oak and tannins are of minimal importance, but they do serve as hand maidens...