2009 Vs. 2010 Bordeaux

By Will Gardener These are both gorgeous vintages that will be compared many times in the years ahead. Now 3 and 4 years, respectively, post bottling what would they reveal at this juvenile stage? Our sampling of 14 wines, all tasted blind and in completely random order (actually this was not strictly true, several were paired up but we didn’t know that) … Read More

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Bordeaux Tasting – Friday 4th March 2016

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The classic French region produces some of the world’s greatest wines. We’ve picked six of our favourite, affordable  Bordeaux examples for you to enjoy:

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Another great night with MP and the boys at HDV

  The Taittinger Comtes 2000 from a limited edition anniversary bottling celebrating 800 years of Reims’ Cathedral, was a bit of a surprise for me, seeming more youthful than the previous tasting of this excellent Blanc de Blancs. It’s character was not lost mind on the boys, MP picking up on the baby sick and Dave hedging for the smoky woody … Read More

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2005 Bordeaux Vintage review by Robert Parker

By Will Gardener Robert Parker may not be overseeing the assessment of Bordeaux Primeurs these days but his influence over the Bordeaux marketplace seems relatively undiminished. I am not surprised that the fresh look at this great vintage caused a stir, but I am surprised at the way in which its findings were leaked pre-release of the internet publication of … Read More

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Living it up in Leicestershire

Nine of us sat down in rural Leicestershire for an excellent gastronomic evening, with Michelin Starred Chef Sean Hope of the Olive Branch in Clipsham, drafted in to provide the fare to match no less than fourteen admirable bottles. Bollinger Grande Annee 2002, which gets better and better, was a perfect aperitif to kick off this warm May evening’s proceedings, and it was not … Read More

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Los Haroldos Tasting Evening

Argentinean Wines – Bodegas Los Haroldos On 20th February we were delighted to welcome to Nickolls & Perks Lee Evans and Diego Torres, to conduct a tasting of an enticing selection of wines from Bodega Los Haroldos. The tasting was held in our 16th Century cellars in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Diego, who joined Bodega Los Haroldos in June … Read More

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Nickolls & Perks Christmas Fayre Friday 28th November

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Upstairs, Downstairs – join us for a Seasonal Selection from apéritif to digestif and Christmas food-friendly wines in between. You’ll find plenty to like in this walk-round tasting evening which will give you a chance to try a range of luscious libations in the run up to the Festive Season. We’ll be showing you an enticing mix of around 20 … Read More

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Wine on a high…

The view from the eleventh floor of one of Birmingham’s new and iconic high rises offered the perfect setting for a great evening of food wine and sleuthing. Two attractive flutes of palish golden fizz kicked off proceedings. Initially the colour differential was slightly encumbered due to heavy condensation. They were a little over-chilled reflected in the tight nature of … Read More

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‘Letting the soil speak’, Michel Chapoutier’s non-Rhône 2012 Sélections Parcellaires wines

‘Soils have, quite often, more to tell than we can hear’ Michel Chapoutier (May 2013) For more information on any of these wines or to express your interest contact josh@nickollsandperks.co.uk At first glance, it might seem quite strange to some that Michel Chapoutier, the indefatigable champion of the Rhône Valley, its wines, soils, micro-climates and its heritage, has a growing … Read More

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