Here are this month’s recommendations. Some real bargains; good wine does start at around a tenner a bottle (this is Elitist Review after all).
Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru 2001, Domaine des Lambrays: Brilliant Burgundy, read the [link2post id=”1502″]note[/link2post] here. £47 (there is a case discount) from Berry Brothers and Rudd.
Barolo Ceretta 1999, Ettore Germano: Really top class, modern-style Barolo. It’ll age really well (I’ve got two bottles in the cellar), but there is more than a degree of intellectual, but explosive, pleasure about it. £35 from Ten Acre Wines.
Pinot Auxerrois ‘H’ Vieilles Vignes, Josmeyer: Old vines Auxerrois from the Hengst Grand Cru vineyard, but they are not allowed to call it that. It is quite mineral, and a lovely drink. £16.50 from Ten Acre Wines.
Mesh Riesling 2004, Grosset/Hill-Smith: The baby brother of the 1505″]Polish Hill Riesling. I suggested the neighbours get some and it is a real bargain. It is proper, grown-up Riesling. £12.95 from the Wine Society.
Savennières L’Enclos 2001, Eric Morgat: 1516″]More restrained and balanced than the 1560″]2002. It is drinking most enjoyably now. £11.95 from the Wine Society.