Recent Reviews

AL13281 AL13281 Edelzwicker Special Cuvée, Jacques Cattin 2016

"Excellent addition to the Alsace range. Agree with WS description. To me the muscat element is dominant giving the striking aroma and grapey dry taste. More aromatic and less rich than the Society's Vin d'Alsace. Try a bottle of each to find which suits your palate. Good price for this expensive region."

Raymond A Fulton ( 26-May-2017 )

CE8561 CE8561 Undurraga Candelabro Reserva Carmenère-Malbec-Carignan-Tempranillo 2014

"One of the best wines we have had from you. Quite outstanding and very drinkable. We really loved it."

Dr John Rowan ( 26-May-2017 )

NZ9191 NZ9191 Spy Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

"A hint of grass and a light touch of gooseberry on the palate with that classic cat pee (in a good way) on stony ground bouquet. Years ago there was a Sauv called Cat's Pee on a Gooseberry bush. It was a similar wine - great quality, a classical sauv wine at an affordable price. Sadly the name was forced to change and I've no idea what happened to the wine. This however reminds me of it and it's great!!!"

Mrs Jane Kang ( 25-May-2017 )

BE1041 BE1041 Neck Oil Session IPA, Beavertown Brewery, London (4.3%, 330ml)

"First IPA I have had which really has a fruity flavour, on the nose its peach and it does indeed have mango undertones, really quite refreshing on a sunny day."

Mr David Mitchell ( 25-May-2017 )

IT23301 IT23301 Castel Serranova Salento, Vallone 2013

"I've always been a fan of the Vallone Brindisi Rosso but this just didn't seem right either on first opening, when it combined porty-ness and bitter oak tannins (so much so that we left the bottle and drank another wine instead), or the following day when it had calmed down somewhat but still came over as hot and unbalanced. I don't know whether the wine is reaching the end of the road, as suggested by Richard Hemmings, or the bottle was faulty in some less obvious way"

Mr Richard Holmes ( 25-May-2017 )

CE9161 CE9161 Undurraga Cauquenes Estate Maule Viognier-Roussanne-Marsanne 2016

"Really delicious with a good flavoured, long finish. The concern might have been that the mix of these Rhone grapes in the southern hemisphere would result in a tropical fruit salad - but this is really good to enjoy on it's own or with food. Excellent!"

Mr Christopher M Wall ( 25-May-2017 )

FC32071 FC32071 Domaine de Gournier Rosé, Cévennes 2016

"I've enjoyed this rose over several vintages now and I still think it represents great value - the latest vintage has a bit more "guts" than some of the paler pink variety, in fact the colour (onion-skin) and flavour suggests a slightly more guzzle-friendly Tavel."

Mr Richard Holmes ( 25-May-2017 )

CO41 CO41 Terra Rossa, Vina Laguna 2015

"The professional reviews capture the character of this wine perfectly. Excellent value, uncomplicated but tasty red."

Mr Richard Holmes ( 25-May-2017 )

GR1011 GR1011 Semeli Mantinia Nassiakos 2015

"tried this after reading other positive reviews - certainly not disappointed. Rich and lemony - perfect for a warm spring evening. Would definitely have again."

Mr John Turner ( 24-May-2017 )

CH3201 CH3201 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 2004

"Nose: Honey and dried mango. Salt, Toast. Cherry. Nose is worth the price on its own. Palate: Full and rich, balance acidity, and long, hazelnuts, bacon(!) Very long. Very special."

Mr Alan Guy ( 24-May-2017 )