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18 Hildreth Street

Welcoming a new supplier!

A wonderful selection of new wines arrived late last week from our newest supplier Vinothentic!
From the highest highs of Argentina we have a number of offerings from Fabre Montmayou. He was born and raised and learned the magic of winemaking in Bordeaux as part of a well known negociant family - but in the early nineties after searching far and wide found what he was looking for in Mendoza; 100yr old vines! The company has grown to include parcels in Patagonia as well - we are selling his entry level red all the way up to his Gran Reservas! He is a legend and his wines only serve to prove it.
We've welcomed two delicious red Rhones from Domaine Gigondan - not only do they make amazing wines but they also harvest peaches and lavender (for Clarins no less). They utilise a technique called hydro demineralisation which had enabled them to use far fewer fertilisers on the soil and the wine has reaped the benefits. The 100% Syrah is a real corker and at £9.80 you can't go wrong. The 2007 Cotes du Rhone Villages is drinking beautifully and is a steal at £16.20.
Spain makes an appearance with Ego 100% Monastrell (you've got to come see the pretty label!). Bright berries at the front and powerful but intergrated tannins from Jumilla's native grape.
Having conducted many a cheeky tasting over the weekend the Herdade do Portocarro from Portugal will be a favourite amongst our regular customers - it's only just crossed the channel and in the nick of time because it's perfect in this sudden winter weather!
And finally a few gems from Burgundy!
Domaine Delagrange and its Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Beaune white. It takes a lot of time and a fair bit of so so wine to find the rare diamonds of the Hautes Cotes de Beaune - and this is one of them! Only meters further is the commune of Meursault and tasted blind you'd think that's where this wine is from!
And drumroll please... a 2002 1er Cru Puligny-Montrachet by Paul Chapelles and his daughters. Whether you want to treat yourself (go on!) or treat someone special it's worth every penny!
See you soon!