Reviews“Always delicious” James Suckling “Delicious, a remarkable effort” (The Wine Spectator) “Chewy and mouthwatering” Decanter “The Cool thing you have to drink» … also impressively good” Ray Isle (Food & Wine) “Dense and rich with lovely texture” Anthony Dias Blue (The Tasting Panel) “Very clear and clean and will gain flavours during the year” Steven Spurrier “Absolutely stunning” Matthew Jukes “Loaded onto yachts on the Côte d’Azur and consumed in quantity by connoisseurs” Serena Sutcliffe “Whispering Angel is all about luxury: the luxury of flavour, the luxury of texture…” Anthony Garland On Wine 92 Points “Not biting, more cleansing. Layered and not hard to drink.” The Drinks Business 94 Points
The best plots only and only the best grapes: this is how Chablis Saint Martin is made.TASTING NOTES This Chablis is pale gold in colour. It has an intense freshness typical of the area, with ripe white fruit and white blossom aromas. On the palate, its minerality gives a lingering finish and wonderfully distinct character.
Produced mostly from the organic Roqua Blanca site on schistous soils ideal for this Syrah-Grenache blend. The high altitude here maintains the aromatics and freshness, supported by whole-bunch pressing to make a delicate style of rosé.TASTING NOTES This rosé is delicate yet bright in colour. Ripe redcurrant and strawberry aromas on the nose. Delicate fruitiness on the palate, combined with a lively acidity and a juicy, refreshing finish.
A blend between 3 different grape varieties, Chardonnay, Terret, Sauvignon Blanc which brings complexity to the wine.TASTING NOTES Colour- Pale straw colour. Nose- Scended nose of blackcurrant tree buds and elderflower. Palate- A stylish wine, with a lovely acidity, beautiful juicy fruit and succulent finish.
Michel Laroche was one of the pioneers in the resurgence of quality winemaking in the South of France in the early 1980s.
This wine is deep ruby red in colour with a youthful purple rim. On the nose, it is intense with red berry and cherry fruit aromas and touches of spice leap from the glass. It is rich and fruity on the palate with smooth, velvety tannins, and a full body with an elegant, lasting finish.
Laroche Mas La Chevaliere Syrah - Grenache de la Chevaliere
A word from the Cellar Master It was clear since the summer that 2015 was going to be an exceptional vintage, in the sense of being different from the classic vintages. A relatively cool spring indicated that the grapes would be harvested on the usual dates, in the third week of September, which was indeed the case. However, there was no forewarning of an extremely dry summer, the driest in decades, accompanied by exceptionally sunny weather. The vineyard was therefore in the relatively rare position, in the Champagne region, of suffering strong water stress until early September, when some welcome rainfall arrived to boost the vines’ metabolisms and ensure satisfactory ripening. In our sectors of Mareuil-sur-Ay, Ay and Avenay-Val-d'Or, the harvest then took place in totally dry conditions, with the rains at the end of September only affecting us in the evening of the final day. In the majority of our south-facing vineyards, yields were moderate to low, providing optimal concentration. Grape maturity was far higher than average, without reaching extremes: between 11 and 12% potential alcohol in the Clos des Goisses, and 10.5 to 11% elsewhere.
Inside knowledge The name of Royal Réserve goes back to the ancestors of the Philipponnat family, vineyard owners, wine-merchants and winemakers, suppliers to Louis XIV, magistrates and Royal Mayors of Ay. A word from the Cellar Master The essential characteristics of the Mareuilsur- Ay terroir, where mainly Pinot Noir grapes are grown, are predominant in this cuvée. It offers a superb balance between structure, vinosity and a long finish.