Archive for October, 2011

An Evening of Lafon Rochet

Karel Röell What’s with the yellow’ was the first thing coming to my mind thinking of Lafon Rochet’s bright yellow and red labels when I met the Château’s proprietor Basile Tesseron, who answered with the usual emphatic French shrug and a cheeky smile: ‘Just bad taste...!’ Given the intellectual flexibility of...
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Corney & Barrow In the Press

Corney & Barrow In The Press Achaval Ferrer Quimera 2008 'Ambitious blends of Mendoza Malbec fruit with several Bordeaux varieties.  The former smoky, spicy and unmistakably Argentinian on the nose, quite seriously structured with firm, fine tannins, unashamedly weighty, but balanced and age worthy.' Peter McCombie MW, Harpers Magazine (September 23rd) Shiraz Eagle Vale 2005 'Bouquet...
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Pearson Launch

  If Corney & Barrow was a bike shop, then Pearson would probably be it. Founded in 1860, Pearson is to this day run by the same family, with the 5th generation now at the helm under the guidance of brothers Guy and Will. The Guinness Book of Records has recently...
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Hong Kong Annual Tasting – The Low Down

A week or so ago saw C&B's 3rd Annual Hong Kong tasting at the Shangri-La hotel in Admiralty.  Tickets had sold out well before the event itself and we had many more wines to show than ever before so hopes were high for a cracking evening.  A grand room was...
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Corney & Barrow In the Press

   Corney & Barrow In The Press  Gathering Sauvignon Semillon The Lane 2007 "If you find sauvignon a bit sharp, try it blended with semillon for a change.  The most impressive one I've tasted recently, thanks to a steer from Matthew Jukes's 100 Best Australian Wines, is Gathering Sauvignon Semillon The Lane 2009, a...
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