Wine News 2018-01-22T15:03:48+00:00
la Conseillante wines
Jane Anson gets in depth with Château La Conseillante following a 21-vintage vertical tasted at the estate...La Conseillante vineyards in Pomerol. I recently learnt from The Bordeaux Atlas and Encyclopaedia of Châteaux (St Martin’s Press, 1997) that Château La Conseillante’s motto used to be faire peu, mais faire bon – ‘do little, but do it well’. I haven’t heard that motto from them recently, but this is something that all the great estates of Pomerol – the most small-scale and artisan of Bordeaux appellations – seem to have mastered. Or rather, doing an extremely good job of appearing to do very [...]
Thu, Oct 18, 2018 12:13:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Castelnau Extra Brut
Champagne Castelnau has said it is adding an Extra Brut to its range of Champagnes, to meet what it believes is a growing trend for drier styles. Champagne Castelneu have launched an Extra Brut.Champagne Castelnau launches Extra Brut Castelau said that it is launching the Champagne in response to higher demand across its range, and an uplift in sales of drier styles of Champagne, according to a statement from the company. ‘Adding an Extra Brut to our customer offer makes complete sense and fits perfectly with our strategy due to its contemporary appeal,’  said Pascal Prudhomme, managing director of Champagne Castelnau. ‘With a [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018 1:21:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
the caley 2013
Yalumba has released the second vintage of its flagship wine, The Caley 2013, and Decanter expert Sarah Ahmed was among the first to taste it alongside several other wines in the Australian producer's Rare & Fine Collection.Yalumba's The Caley 2013 is the second vintage of this new flagship wine.At a special tasting in Mayfair, London on 4 October, Yalumba winemaker Kevin Glastonbury presented the second-ever release of The Caley, a Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and Barossa Shiraz blend from 2013. Premium members can see Ahmed’s tasting note below Sarah Ahmed is an award-winning wine writer and educator, specialising in Australian and Portuguese wines. [...]
Wed, Oct 17, 2018 11:52:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
top Chablis 2017
We've compiled a selection of the top the scoring Chablis wines of 2017 - a frost-hit vintage where quantity is small but quality is good. Tasted and chosen by our Burgundy expert Tim Atkin MW...Chablis vineyardsTop Chablis 2017 wines all scoring above 96 The region ‘suffered terribly between 18 and 29 April 2017, as a series of black frosts descended from the north,’ says our taster, Tim Atkin MW. The frost was not just limited to the lower-lying areas. ‘All grands crus were affected to a greater or lesser extent, as were the top premiers crus of Montée de Tonnerre and Mont de [...]
Tue, Oct 16, 2018 2:08:00 PM, Continue reading at the source