A version of this article, about the couple responsible for the wines described in Long-lived treasures from Guffens' cellar, is published by the Financial Times. ‘My problem is that when I get drunk I say what I mean. And when I get very drunk I say what I don’t mean.’ With that threat, a wicked grin and his habitual wheezy snicker, Belgian
London is awash with hotel building sites. But who is going to work in them in post-Brexit Britain? The latest news in the hospitality media may seem somewhat unusual but in fact it is not all that surprising. Broadmoor Hospital, the mental institution once home to Peter Sutcliffe, aka The Yorkshire Ripper, and the Moors Murderer Ian Brady, is
Do we really need another wine guide? Aldo Sohm thinks so. See this guide to our book reviews. Wine SimpleA totally approachable guide from a world-class sommelier Aldo Sohm with Christine Muhlke Published by Clarkson Potter ISBN 9781984824257 £$32.50, CA$42.50, £25 Described on the inside front cover as ‘one of the most respected and
As the Australian bushfires continue to rage, we’re trying to find ways to help. One suggestion is to buy wines from the devastated Adelaide Hills and so today our wine of the week is from the biodynamic Henschke Lenswood vineyard, shown here with Stephen H pre-fires, that has been 90% wiped out. From £25.83 (as part of a case of six), £28.99
Tasted by fredman. A bit smokey for my liking but, all in all, a good bottle. May need a some more time. (88 pts.) - Tasted 1/17/2020.
Tasted by Crimson25. Needs at least an hour decant. (91 pts.) - Tasted 1/17/2020.
Tasted by OmiyaDrinker. Lemon, lemon peel, grapefruit, cream, chamomile, delicate honey. Rich fruit up front then transforms through the mid-palate to extreme stony mineral finish, laced with some residual sweetness. This is quite extreme on the rock-licking scale and I love it. High acidity. (93 pts.) - Tasted 1/17/2020.
Tasted by levinml. Still nice, but concur it's on the way down. (91 pts.) - Tasted 1/17/2020.
Tasted by rosenst1. PnP. Medium yellow. Rather odd nose, some reduction, some citrus. On the palate this is dominated by oak. A very different wine than what I tasted at the winery. Don't know if this will find a balance in about 10 years or just fall apart. Very disappointing. (85 pts.) - Tasted 1/17/2020.
Tasted by mmcdds. A little past for my tastes with the stewy notes coming to the fore, otherwise ok. - Tasted 1/17/2020.
Tasted by Jeremy Holmes. I reckon this had a touch of oxidation, showing a touch of coffee and flavours just planed off a little. There were meaty/musky notes, a core of powerful black cherry and good depth and length. I'm sure there are better bottles of this '13 out there. - Tasted 1/17/2020.
Tasted by robertek. (93 pts.) - Tasted 1/17/2020.
Tasted by beatles. This is a powerhouse, and if you don't like Grenache firing on all cylinders, then stay away. I like it. While this is certainly a 2007, it is not unbalanced, and I do think everything will come together eventually - the fruit is very healthy. I will stay away from my own stash for at least couple of years. From IB. #X-pensiveWinos (95 pts.) - Tasted 1/17/2020.
Tasted by beatles. Lots of coffee and chocolate going on here - I was guessing right bank. Tasted over two days, and this was more balanced on day 2, ripe, yes, but very well structured, vertical and classic. Mature, tannins completely integrated,m but no signs of fatigue whatsoever. From IB. #X-pensiveWinos (93 pts.) - Tasted 1/17/2020.
Tasted by jm98029. Still young, but well balanced needs to age to peak. - Tasted 1/17/2020.
Tasted by jm98029. Still young, but well balanced. - Tasted 1/17/2020.
Tasted by MPAN. Dark rusty red; powerful somewhat jammy nose with lots of blackberry; extremely powerful wine, lots of alcohol, hefty, marmelade, strong fat acidic aftertaste; a monster wine; too much to my taste, perhaps it will mellow / integrate better over time (?) Was better some years ago, perhaps in an awkward phase, surely will come back (92 pts.) - Tasted 1/17/2020.
Tasted by beatles. Tasted over two days - and this is a majestic wine; intense, clean Pinot-fruit with immense elegance, albeit still very much a 2015 with it's quite concentrated. Like the perfect, powerfull sportsman with every muscle ready, every mucle tight - and everything i harmony. #X-pensiveWinos (97 pts.) - Tasted 1/17/2020.