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Here's a round up of what's being said about our wines this month...

As an independent wine merchant we work closely with our producers and feel an enormous sense of pride when they're recognised for the quality in their wines. Here's a round up of our wines being talked about in the press, including recent award winners and highly commended bottles. 

Avamposti Monferrato Nebbiolo 'Altrove':

“Graceful, elegant and inviting with aromas of raspberries, cherries and floral notes. Excellent concentration on the palate with a fresh, savoury and lingering finish." Drink 2023-2029

91 Points.

Dirceu Vianna MW. Decanter 'Nebbiolos of the world'


Greywacke Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc:

“With 25 years at Cloudy Bay, Kevin Judd was key to the global renown of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Today his Greywacke wines are standard-bearers in their own right. This elegant, textural vintage brims with zippy pineapple sorbet, elderflower blossom and green mango freshness, with bracing lime acidity and a creamy passion fruit curd finish"

94 Points.

Tina Gellie, Decanter 'Weekday wines'


Chateau Larose-Trintaudon Haut-Medoc CBS 2018:

“Dried herbs, perfumed notes and black fruits on the nose. This is so enjoyable. The palate is rich and powerful, good intensity in the tannins with a full finish."

95 Points.

Daphne Teremetz, Decanter 'Cru Bourgeois panel tasting'


Gomez Cruzado Rioja Predilecto:

“El Predilecto is a new wine from the brilliant David Gonzalez, showcasing the unwooded delights of Garnacha and 35% Tempranillo from the cooler Alto Najerilla and Samaniego."

93 Points.

Tim Atkin MW, Special Rioja Report 


Here & There Malbec:

“South Africa famously produces wines that are great value for money and Boutinot's own Cape range seems crazily inexpensive, even by those standards. This one, from Swartland is the definitive crowd pleaser, with its bright, juicy red berry fruit and spicy seasoning. There's depth and complexity for those that take the time to look for it, but really this is all about pleasure."

The Wine Merchant Magazine


San Felice Il Grigio Gran Selezione Chianti:

“Floral aromas and red fruit flavour with a savoury touch. High acidity and medium, well-integrated tannins. Elegant."

95 Points.

Sara Bachiorri, Decanter 'Chianti Classico panel tasting'

"Red fruit character with an aromatic note of dried herbs. This has a lot of concentration in the mouth, with upfront fruit and firm, structured tannins."

95 Points.

Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW, Decanter panel tasting

Last Updated: 12/05/2023
Author: Rupert Broadley

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