Ad Hoc Hen & Chicken Chardonnay 2015 Pemberton


We love good Chardonnay. The harmonious balance of oak and fruit when done properly is hard to beat. This one ‘had’ us on the very first whiff…The Ad Hoc range from Larry Cherubino sings with purity and freshness, this Chardonnay has this toasty nuttiness that just begs to be sniffed…a lot…and the zesty, crunchy, apple[…..]

Cadus Appellation Chardonnay 2014 Uco Valley


Cadus are a relatively new producer in Mendoza producing great wines from the Uco Valley. This Chardonnay is finely crafted by talented young winemaker Santiago Mayorga who makes lifted, expressive wines. Aromas of toasty vanilla oak marry with bright stone and tropical fruits. The juicy fresh palate is enhanced by supple texture, minerality and a[…..]

Saint Véran 2014 Domaine Botti


The Botti family has owned the 20 hectare vineyard for more than 80 years. The vineyard is situated in the southerly part of the Mâconnais in the heart of the Lamartine area. St Véran is produced entirely from Chardonnay grapes and the vines are planted in clay and chalky soils. This one has a fresh,[…..]

Puligny-Montrachet Les Levrons 2014 Domaine Berthelemot


Rich and intense with great typicity from this excellent producer, the deep stony soil gives the wine its intensity and elegance typical of the land around Puligny. Aromas are floral with hints of almond and hazelnut and the wine is fresh and rich in the mouth.

Meursault ‘Les Tillets’ Domaine Berthelemot 2013


The wine is elegant and mineral with great textural intensity, a broad creamy palate with savoury butter and toasty notes balanced by a racy and vivacious finish. Still young, this lovely wine has the characteristic delicate touch of Berthelemot.

Chablis 2014 Domaine de la Motte


A classic Chablis from vines grown on the famous Kimmeridgian clay with nervy, mineral fruit but added depth from a small, around 10%, addition of some oak aged wine into the blend.  This is very typical of the Motte style and gives a richness and balance to the wine.

Grape Misconceptions No.1

We all suffer from this, whether you’ve been subjected to something past its best, or you over-indulged to the extent where you can’t abide looking, let alone smelling or tasting it ever again. Our wonderful memory banks have a handy knack of reminding us, thus avoiding a repeat episode of palate attack. Wine is certainly[…..]