Italian Stallion

Easter, typically our quietest time of year, even more so than August, yet this year we have been busier than I can recall. Thus we have had a few gaps on the shelf and none surprising these have been mostly our best sellers but glad to say that all of the following wines happened to have been re-stocked just yesterday:


Jules Taylor Sauvignon-Blanc 2014 New Zealand (£ 14.50)

Moric Blaufränkisch 2013 Austria (£ 17.50)

“Stein–und-Krems” Riesling 2013 Rainer Wess, Austria (£ 18.00)

Kumeu River Chardonnay 2013 New Zealand (£ 19.00)

Chêne Bleu Viognier 2013 (£ 25.00)

Trockenbeerenauslese 1995 Lang, Austria (£ 32.00)


Cristom “Mount Jefferson” Pinot Noir 2012 Oregon (£ 27.00)

Barolo “Dragomis” 2010 Angelo Gaja (£ 48.00)

& always stacks of Bordeaux…


And the stunning new Vintage: Rainer Wess “Wachau” Riesling 2015 at £ 15.00 which replaces the impressive enough 2013.


Due in shortly:


St-Romain Blanc “La Périère” 2013 Jean-Marc Pillot – arriving in a fortnight…

Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 2010 É.Guigal – 90 cases on the water…

Jean Daneel “Signature” Chenin Blanc 2014 South Africa – just paid for this yesterday and we will ship very soon…



On the Nuits St-Georges “Les Lavières” 2010 Jean Chauvenet offer last week we have sold 18 cases so that leaves about a dozen cases remaining. Worth re-visiting the offer for those who like textbook red Burgundy at bang on the money.



Weekly indulgence:


Le Cupole 2012 Tenuta di Trinoro, Tuscany at £ 28.00 per Bottle


One of the earliest pioneers of Cabernet-Franc outside of Bordeaux (& California) and now with almost 20 years history this “Super Tuscan” blend is arguably undervalued against other Bordeaux blends in this part of the World.

Containing a fair dollop of Merlot; a smidge of both Petit Verdot & Cabernet-Sauvignon but always leading with Cabernet-Franc. This is mouth-filling; lush, chewy, dense.

Where it perhaps lacks in range it more than makes up for in sheer entertainment. A simple hedonistic delight. Drinking now but the ability to cellar for say 15 years.