Our Wines In The Press

The Weekend Telegraph

By Victoria Moore. (Posted December 2014)

"Jason Yapp and Tom Ashworth found this on a recent buying trip to France and were so excited about it that they immediately sent out bottles for writers to try. I love it, another IGP from the northern Rhone that outpunches its humble label, 90% syrah, 10% viognier, made by a winemaker called Julien Montagnon. Gorgeous stuff, and the label is funky too. Order now to brighten up January.

Weekend Telegraph

By Victoria Moore. (Posted December 2014)

"stash away a couple of bottles of the 2012 and consider it a Christmas present to yourself in three years' time. But if you can't resist, you'll have to work at the decanter if you crack it now.


By Jancis Robinson OBE MW. (Posted December 2014)

"Scented and nose-clearing blend of Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Bourboulenc. Nicely balanced and much more refreshing than usual. Quite long." 16.5/20

Top 50 wines of the year

By Decanter Magazine. (Posted December 2014)

"Made by a couple who did a winemaking stint in New Zealand, it's perhaps no surprise that this is an upfront, lush style of Loire Sauvignon Blanc. The nose is exciting and aromatic, with sweet tropical fruit offset by a fresh citrus character. The zingy, limey flavours come with a rounded, creamy mouthfeel."

34 Festive Buys

By Decanter Magazine. (Posted December 2014)

"A mix of Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault, this delivers a real sense of place with all the warm red fruit and garrigue characters you associate with southern France. Aged for 18 months in a mix of large oak barrels and tanks, the wine is uplifting and vibrant, and boosted by a spicy kick"

The Observer - Top 50 wines for Christmas

By David Williams in The Observer. (Posted December 2014)

"The Condrieu appellation in the northern Rhône valley is home to the aromatic viognier grape. Here the white peach and apricot fruit is offset by soft acidity and a lift of white flowers to make a very smart centrepiece for the Christmas table."

The Lady - Aquitaine Wines

By Henry Jeffrys in The Lady. (Posted December 2014)

"Do not attempt this wine without food! The acidity and tannins are massive. Once it meets some sufficiently fatty food, however, it turns into a great big delicious pussycat."

The Lady

By Henry Jeffrys in The Lady. (Posted December 2014)

"This is a comparatively light, dare I say it, feminine wine for Gigondas. It smells of violets and there’s some fresh crunchy fruit with a nice bite at the end."

The Wine Spectator

By James Molesworth. (Posted December 2014)

"A distinctive rosé, with ebullient bitter plum and bitter cherry fruit laced with watermelon seed, blood orange and rooibos tea notes. The racy finish shows a lightly woodsy hint, lending this a unique mouthfeel and extra length. Drink now." 90/100

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The Wine Advocate

By James Molesworth. (Posted December 2014)

"A solid, grippy style, with a baker's chocolate note wrapped around a core of dark plum, bitter cherry and black currant fruit. Dark olive, singed alder and allspice notes fill in on the finish. Pleasantly rustic, featuring some lightly chewy grip that still needs to be shed. Decant now or cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now through 2022. 90/100"