2005 BORDEAUX: THE GREATEST VINTAGE EVER
The 2005 Bordeaux vintage, released just at the beginning of the price boom of the last decade, was hailed at the time as “the greatest vintage ever”. A textbook growing season had made for a vintage that touched perfection that arguably couldn’t be bettered.
THE ROLLS-ROYCES OF THE VINOUS WORLD: THE FIRST GROWTHS
No other wines in France or the world have the cachet, prestige or heritage of Bordeaux’s first growths. Chateaux Lafite Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild, Latour, Margaux and Haut-Brion are not only amongst the very finest wines in the world, their consistent excellence is indisputable. These wines are the Rolls-Royces of the vinous world.
A REFINED, SVELTE, ELEGANT NEIGHBOUR TO RICHEBOURG
The grand cru vineyards of Vosne-Romanee are arguably the finest vineyards in the world. Chambertin and Musigny might make a fight of it, though the clump that is La Romanee, Romanee-Conti, La Tache, La Grande Rue, Richebourg and Romanee St Vivant is some very, very serious soil. Echezeaux and Grands Echezeaux should, strictly, be included here but they are separated from the former group by Les Suchots, which links us neatly to the subject: Vosne’s best premier crus.
ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING TASTINGS OF THE YEAR
Last week saw our Sales Director Jamie Graham and Private Client Sales Manager Craig Norton host one of the most exciting tastings of the year so far: our 2005 First Growths Masterclass. These are the best wines of Bordeaux and have been recognised as such for generations.
MISCHIEF AND MAYHEM
Mischief And Mayhem was established in 2004 by Englishman Michael Ragg and his partner (now wife) Fiona. For ten years they have been producing very fine, fairly-priced Burgundy on a negociant basis, and the company achieved full domaine status in 2012. The Raggs’ philosophy is refreshingly simple: clean, precise, elegant wines.
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