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Rhône 2019 En Primeur Vintage Report
Rhône 2019 En Primeur Vintage Report All Fine Wines Related News

2019 in the Rhône is yet another resounding success based both on our tastings and on the comments of the wine critics which include 'stellar year' and 'beautiful, possibly exceptional'.

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Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur Report
Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur Report All Fine Wines Related News

In advance of our official Mr.Wheeler communication we wanted to let you know that exciting news has started to surface from Bordeaux regarding this year’s delayed En Primeur release. In a nutshell the campaign is officially underway, with a number of notable wines already starting to find their way to the market. Though at this point in time we are witnessing Petits Châteaux releases, with speculation that the region’s star wines will start to appear across June and July, the message from the region is clear...

There will be a 2019 Bordeaux En Primeur Campaign this year.

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Pommard Burgundy 2018 En Primeur: A Review
Pommard Burgundy 2018 En Primeur: A Review All Fine Wines Related News

We tasted a lot of very good Burgundy in 2018, and the quality of the vintage shines through from top to bottom. But something particularly struck us about Pommard this year…

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Bordeaux 2018 En Primeur Report
Bordeaux 2018 En Primeur Report All Fine Wines Related News

The superb 2018 vintage in Bordeaux was very much the result of two diametrically opposed periods – a very wet first half of the season, with just enough dry weather to allow flowering to happen smoothly, which on the one hand lead to the loss of part of the crop through mildew but, crucially, replenished water tables.

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Burgundy 2017 En Primeur: Our Top Picks
Burgundy 2017 En Primeur: Our Top Picks All Fine Wines Related News

There is simply no doubt that 2017 Burgundy has been a huge hit for the Mr.Wheeler team and our customers alike.

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2016 Rhône Wine: Our Review
2016 Rhône Wine: Our Review All Fine Wines Related News

With so much planned for the first half of 2018, we anticipate a foray into France’s Rhône Valley too, offering 2016 to our customers from both the North and South of this majestic region for the first time.

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Bordeaux 2017 En Primeur Report
Bordeaux 2017 En Primeur Report All Fine Wines Related News

As the year moves on we find ourselves knocking on Bordeaux’s door once again.

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Bordeaux 2016  Round-Up: Part 1 | The Left Bank
Bordeaux 2016 Round-Up: Part 1 | The Left Bank All Fine Wines Related News

So as the dust settles on a frenetic 2016 Bordeaux campaign, it is plain to see that the undisputed high quality evident in the wines produced has translated into burgeoning consumer demand.

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2016 Bordeaux: A Really Good Vintage
2016 Bordeaux: A Really Good Vintage All Fine Wines Related News

I recently had the opportunity to attend a vertical tasting of Bordeaux from the 2016, 2015 and 2014 vintages (the term ‘vertical tasting’ always prompts some amusement amongst non-wine people – as if the tasting might at some point become horizontal if it goes on too long!)

The tasting included such luminaries of the region as Montrose, Pontet-Canet, Canon and Rauzan-Ségla – to name but a few (it’s a tough job etc..etc..) and proved to be a fascinating vintage comparison.

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Bordeaux 2016: Our Review
Bordeaux 2016: Our Review All Fine Wines Related News

2015 was always going to be a hard act to follow, but Bordeaux has responded with another show-stopping vintage, which in many cases surpasses its predecessor.

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Buying En Primeur: Buy Wine Before It Gets Widely Available
Buying En Primeur: Buy Wine Before It Gets Widely Available All Fine Wines Related News

Buying En Primeur is a method of purchasing wine before it becomes more widely available on the open market, particularly from the more sought after regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy.

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2015 Burgundy Vintage
2015 Burgundy Vintage All Fine Wines Related News

Quality shines through from top to bottom - in short, this will go down as one of the truly great vintages.

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