Neal Martin from The Wine Advocate has agreed to do a Pomerol Dinner for us in May. It’ll likely be in nearby Holland Park and we will probably pick 4-5 recognized Estates. Watch this space.
The Château Brande-Bergère “Cuvée O’Byrne” has just arrived but be aware that these are the last 100, 97, 94…cases left of the classic 2009 Vintage. £ 15.00 on the shelf but £ 13.95 on our January offer still.
New wines in that might be worth dropping-in to take a look: Volnay Darviot-Perrin; St-Joseph J.L.Chave & Cuilleron; Côtes-du-Rhône Beaucastel; Châteauneuf-du-Pape Charvin; and the Nebbiolo Langhe is back in.
“ON BORROWED TIME” - For a Private tasting last night I realized we were 3 chairs short. I am quite cavalier about lending stuff to people who need but that does remind me that some of you have hung onto, for instance: 3 chairs; Lamotte Perspex Champagne ice bucket; antique corkscrews; wine glasses; Champagne flutes; decanters… if you have any of these and remember that they came from us, some of them would be useful to have back!
Just before Christmas we had a small opening offer of an “Italian Stallion” which I e-mailed only to regular top Italian wine buyers. However, earlier in the week I was taken by a Swedish customer to nearby Sally Clarke’s and we had a bottle of the Barolo Riserva 2005 Mirafiore. It was outstanding. My main beef with Barolo & Barbaresco is that they are typically bitter and yielding in their youth to the point of near undrinkability. This as Terry Thomas would have said is “bang on!”. We decanted it but it was great almost immediately and after an hour took on an extra dimension.
Barolo Riserva 2005 Mirafiore, Piedmont, Italy (£ 64.00 list) and reviving our opening offer at £ 59.00
Barolo Riserva 2004 Mirafiore, Piedmont, Italy (£ 64.00 list) and reviving our opening offer at £ 59.00