Our Wines In The Press

The Wine Spectator

By James Molesworth. (Posted October 2014)

“Bay leaf, olive and iron notes weave around a core of steeped black cherry and black currant fruit, with a sanguine accent leaving a mouthwatering edge on the finish. Drink now through 2016. 90/100”

The Guardian

By Fiona Beckett. (Posted October 2014)

"Christine Vernay also makes an excitingly racy, smoky Saint-Joseph from the north of the appellation: Terres d’Encre 2012 which echoes the floral character of her more expensive wines, but is designed to be drunk young – a “vin de plaisir”, she calls it, and it totally is."

Jane MacQuitty - The Times, 25th October 2014.

By Jane MacQuitty - The Times, 25th October 2014.. (Posted October 2014)

Embrace winter with this Syrah and Grenache-based red, whose rich, cracked black pepper fruit needs big food to show it off.

The Wine Spectator

By Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator. (Posted October 2014)

Spicy, peppery and earthy overtones add interest to the lithe core of black fruit, picking up a gamy note as the finish persists. This has depth and complexity in a harmonious frame. Best from 2016 through 2024. 92/100

John Livingstone-Learmonth - Drinkrhone.com

By John Livingstone-Learmonth - Drinkrhone.com. (Posted September 2014)

Red fruit surges inside the bouquet... This goes down well on the palate, is a good example of 2012, offers free run fruit, has appealing body. This will be silky in time, has a crunchy finale for now, is lively... There is great gusto in this year’s wine. It ends freshly, with foundation. 12 years.

Perfect autumn wines for cosy nights in

By Victoria Moore - The Telegraph, 26/09/2014. (Posted September 2014)

It might say sec on the label but it’s not bone-dry, and the dash of sweetness is needed here, like sugar on a fierce slice of raw cooking apple. Mingled with dried honey and the scent of red and green apple skins, it’s a perfectly tuned vouvray. Here’s your fish pie white.

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What Britain’s top wine merchants think you should drink

By Fiona Beckett - Matching Food & Wine, 14th September 2014.. (Posted September 2014)

One for this Indian summer weather. A crisp refreshing white with a lot of flavour for its modest level of alcohol. Drink with salads, especially with goats cheese.

Drink Me

By Malcolm Gluck - Condé Nast Traveller, 10th September 2014.. (Posted September 2014)

I cannot prepare food without a glass of wine beside me. This is, I find, especially pertinent when blackening aubergines. As the vegetable chars, it becomes aromatic and thus a spur to the thirst. It may seem fatuous to recommend a wine to drink while carrying out this operation, but I shall do so nevertheless. Cremant de Loire Mousseux Brut Rosé, an elegant sparkling wine from Saumur in the Loire, made from 100 per cent Cabernet Franc grapes, is a steal at £12.95 from Yapp Brothers of Mere in Wiltshire.

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Raise a Glass

By Jane Clare - Birmingham Mail, 20th September 2014.. (Posted September 2014)

Domaine des Oullières Harmonie de Provence Rosé 2013 is from the Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, the region’s second largest appellation. It is known for the intense northern Mistral winds which cool the region. Des Oullières is a blend of grenache, syrah and cabernet sauvignon. A trio not normally known for shyness, but they are certainly blushing here. They show a feminine, gentle side to their normal forthrightness, there’s raspberries and red berries both on the nose and to taste, a fleck of a feisty freshness.

Wine tasting notes: the best Corsican wines

By Hamish Anderson - The Telegraph Magazine, 18/09/2014. (Posted September 2014)

Rosés are a mainstay for many producers, who find ready takers for them during the summer months. The best, like this, are unusually grown up for pink wine. This is a lovely play between the instant satisfaction of fresh red fruit and a serious herby, salty side. Sip in the last of the summer sun.