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E Guigal, Brune et Blonde, Côte-Rôtie 2010

Unquestionably a great Côte-Rôtie vintage, this 2010 Brune et Blonde is surprisingly light on its feet with elegance, freshness and teasing, supple tannins providing the framework for the sweet red…

Rioja’s greatest

See tasting notes below “What an extraordinary tasting it was” ‘What an extraordinary tasting it was’, commented the expert moderator Sarah Jane Evans MW, who is also the Decanter World…

CVNE, Contino

CVNE, Contino, Rioja 1995 Still very much in its prime with good depth of colour and an inviting nose of red fruits, smoke and espresso. On the palate, this has…

Viña Pomal, Gran Reserva, Rioja

Viña Pomal, Gran Reserva, Rioja 1985 The colour is certainly pale and interesting on this beguiling Tempranillo based wine with a supporting cast of Graciano and Garnacha. There’s also a…

Viña Pomal, Gran Reserva, Rioja

Viña Pomal, Gran Reserva, Rioja 1978 Certainly mature on the nose with intense aromas of coffee and cured leather. On the palate, this is dry and still very fresh with…

Marqués de Riscal, Reserva, Rioja 1964

Marqués de Riscal, Reserva, Rioja 1964 Without question, this was one of the great vintages of the 20th century in Rioja. Moreover, this is possibly the wine of that extraordinary…

Ao Yun 2013

Ao Yun 2013 A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, this is a bold, dramatic and compelling debut wine from winemaker Maxence Dulou. Particularly impressive is the…