Five wines from around the web #14

Wine recommendations have been a bit thin on the ground in recent months, I’ve just been feeling rotten and even wondrous wine has not been perking me up. However, I am feeling slightly better today and so here are some good wines you might want to pick up.

Grande Année 1999, Bollinger: Streets ahead of the dreadful 1997, if not quite up to the 1996 in terms of quality. £49.50 from Magnum Fine Wines.

Cabernet Sauvignon 2003, Moss Wood: My favourite affordable Cabernet based wine. It is really quite fun and not in the slightest bit hard work. I 1324″]had it last in November. £36 from the Wine Society.

Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru les Folatieres 2005, Alain Chavy: A gentle, refined, elegant white Burgundy that is very keenly priced. £23.50 from Magnum Fine Wines.

Chardonnay 2005, Moss Wood: If you are getting some of the excellent Cabernet why not have some of the Chardy as well? It is a reasonably complex and stylish wine, considering its scale and oakiness. Well worth the £19 from Jeroboams.

Riesling Kabinett Oberhauser Leistenberg 2005, Donnhoff: Something light and refreshing to drink over what is left of summer. Helmut Donnhoff is a wine god. £13.15 from Berry Bros. and Rudd.




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