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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. 

Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino:

“Very Sangiovese, this red combines both fruit and savory elements - cherry, strawberry, hibiscus, wet hay, iron and tobacco - with firm structure. Expressive, balanced, vibrant and long, with stiff tannins on the finish. Best from 2025 through 2042."

95 Points.

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator. 


Henschke Keyneton Euphonium Barossa:

“With a bit of bottle age, this Shiraz-led red blend has really settled into itself. Luscious berry and plum fruit mingles with florals, pencil lead, spice and nuances of vanillary oak. The palate is succulent, with a satiny texture tempered by a soft line of savoury tannins. It's glossy and polished, maybe from the high-end oak, but it's also elegant, harmonious and hugely likeable."

94 Points.

Christina Pickard, Wine Enthusiast. 


Gomez Cruzado Montes Obarenes Rioja Blanco:

“Old bush-vine Viura grown on the slopes of the Montes Obarenes, near Haro, is the star of the show, supported by a 25% Tempranillo Blanco component. Most of the fermentation and ageing is done in new French oak, but some of the wine matures in concrete egg. A creamy, complex and confident wine."

92 Points.

The Wine Merchant magazine


Zuccardi Valles Bonarda:

“Aromas of black cherry and blueberry edged in florals. The palate shows high-altitude freshness of blackberry, raspberry and spice, along with a fresh mineral undertone and integrated tannins. Spice and blackcurrant fruit pastilles linger on the finish. A versatile food wine."

90 Points.

Julie Sheppard, Decanter Weekday Wines  


Tabali Micas Carmenere:

“Micas uses grapes from Peumo rather than Tabali's base in the Limari Valley, and is a serious, scented, layered expression of the variety at a fair price. Grippy, layered and intense, with black cherry and damson flavours, a violet top note and a refreshing, acid driven finish."

94 Points.

Tim Atkin, Chile Special Report


Queiron Mi Lugar Vino de Quel Rioja:

"Smoky nose with notes of red pepper, plum compote, dark chocolate and spices. This wine has serious structure. Drink 2022-2032."

92 Points.

Beth Willard, Decanter - New Wave Rioja

Last Updated: 27/06/2023
Author: Rupert Broadley

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