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Lush Tones from a Legendary White
Matthew Jukes in Money Week :

Soave La Rocca Pieropan
"It’s no surprise that a veritable cornucopia of great wine merchants
list this beauty, because it is, after all, the greatest Soave of all!
Listed in my 100 Most Iconic Wine Estates book, Pieropan has
been producing wines since the 1890s – they were the first people ever
to put the word Soave on a bottle of wine."

Jamie Goode found the Zorah Karasi to be “a remarkable Armenian wine”, ( 22 Jan 2014) when he tried it at our tasting, scoring it highly on his blog:

Zorah Karasi Areni Noir 2011 Armenia

“Very fresh, bright, vivid and pure with good acidity and fine, expressive cherry and red berry fruit. Supple and fine, this has sweet fruit but it is fresh and structured with lovely purity. Such a stylish wine showing great definition.”

Sarah Ahmed waxed lyrical about the

Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling 2013, Clare Valley, Australia

( 27 Jan 2014)

“A very pure, fine, soaring and super-appetising nose of candied lime and lime blossom. A swooping attack delivers swoonfully sweet candied, honeyed limes before, gathering pace and lime blossom lift, accelerating into an extended (seemingly endless) searingly sorbet-fresh, unspittable finish.  Terrific, knife-edge sugar/acid balance makes for a truly dynamic sweet wine (as great Riesling should be).  Outstanding.”

Gusbourne Estate Blanc de Blancs, Kent, England 2009  £35.75 

The Guardian Life and Style 17/11/2013

My current favourite English fizz – and it's a sign of how far the native industry has come in the past few years that it's now a hotly contested category – Gusbourne's all-chardonnay cuvee from Appledore in Kent has that distinctive English chime of Cox's apple-like acidity providing the backdrop to the nutty pastry, riper golden apples and creamy mousse.


Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve Champagne, France NV £45.00 
The Guardian Life and Style 17/11/2013

Not just the best of the champagne brands with Heidsieck in their name, Charles is currently making some of the best non-vintage champagnes full stop. This is fabulously rich and biscuity but harmonious, its vanilla creamy intensity illuminated by the fine streak of acidity.

Soave Classico Vincentini Agostino  £10.99  Gambero Rosso 2013

Wins the Best Value/Quality in its Class Award