Category Archives: Wine Reviews

2018 Château La Fleur-Pétrus, Pomerol

Blend – 91% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot. What a wine! The volume [...]

The Grange Classic, Hampshire, Dry English Sparkling Wine NV

I love introducing people to English wines they might not know, like this perfectly formed [...]

2018 Château Haut-Vigneau, Pessac-Léognan

Sister property to Ch Carbonnieux. Good price! Ready and round and full of flavour. Classic [...]

2019 Scorpo Estate Shiraz, Mornington Peninsula

Saline and minerally and recognisably varietal without any exaggeration. Not overpriced. Should interest any fan [...]

2019 Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune Rouge Altitude 377, Boris Champy

377 m is the elevation of these organic vineyards. Subtle, fresh and classic without being [...]

2021 Scorpo Noirien Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula

Noirien’s price dips down to a mere £22.50 by the case, making this one of [...]

2021 Muscadet Sèvre & Maine Sur Lie, Domaine de la Chauvinière

An unusually characterful white based on a grape variety that’s a member of the greater [...]

Champagne Henriet Bazin Blanc de Blancs, Premier Cru NV

Not the tightest texture – in fact rather loose – but you can really enjoy [...]

2018 Château Haut-Vigneau, Pessac-Léognan

A gorgeous claret from a small château that has the same owner as Château Carbonnieux. [...]

2019 Chianti Colli Senesi, Campriano

Textbook chianti: pure, delicate but intense. As good with ragu as with a roast. Fiona [...]

Diatomists Amontillado, Jerez de la Frontera, Singular Bota NV

The Amontillado is smoky, raspy, tangy and orange skin-soaked with invigorating freshness and natural balance. [...]

2021 Côte de Brouilly Cuvée de l’Héronde, Domaine de Vavril

Stop everything and buy a case of this wine. It is one of the year’s [...]

2021 Muscadet Sèvre & Maine Sur Lie, Domaine de la Chauvinière

From vines planted on the edge of Château-Thébaud, managed according to the principles of sustainable [...]

2021 Anjou Blanc, Domaine Alexandre Cady

Certified organic, hand-harvested, made in concrete vats and bottled in early 2022. Good, but not [...]

2021 Kerner, Kellerei Kurtatsch, Alto Adige

Grown at 800 m above sea level in sand and loam soils with quartz and [...]

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