Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux: A year on

In 2018, we were delighted to announce our brand new exclusivity, Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux. A year on, on the launch of the 2017 vintage, Guy Seddon (Corney & Barrow Fine Wine Sales & Buyer), takes a closer look at the history of the domaine. Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux: An Introduction If you had to put a finger on […]

Domaine François Carillon: 2017 vintage release

“My father is from Puligny-Montrachet. My mother is from Chassagne-Montrachet” FRANÇOIS CARILLON This is our eighth vintage release. A relatively short time, for wines which have become a cornerstone of the C&B family. The Carillon family has been established in Puligny-Montrachet for sixteen generations. The first mention of a Carillon winemaker in the village dates […]

An interview with Vincent Dampt, Domaine Vincent Dampt

Located some 100 miles north of the Côte d’Or, Chablis sits apart from the rest of Burgundy, separated from the Côte d’Or by the Morvan Mountains. Geologically it is closer to the Loire and Champagne – even the South Downs – than Burgundy proper. Historically, the region benefited from its proximity to Paris and being […]

Burgundy 2017 Vintage Report

Guy Seddon, Corney & Barrow Fine Wine, gives his insight into the Burgundy 2017 Vintage. Read the full offer here. The winter of 2016-17 was cool and sunny, with less rainfall than average. By the third week of March, buds were swollen throughout the Côte d’Or, heralding a rapid and early budbreak from 20th March, […]

Introducing: Nervi

“For Gattinara, the arrival of the most prestigious producer in Italy is clearly a huge positive.” – Antonio Galloni Introduction There aren’t many more exciting occasions in wine for me than hearing of Roberto Conterno buying a parcel, a vineyard, or better still, an estate. With Roberto having expanded the great Cantina Giacomo Conterno estate […]

New Release: Domaine Leflaive 2017

“My recommendation is to open a bottle at dinner and drink it for breakfast… if I am really nice to my friends, I open a bottle in the morning.” – Brice de La Morandière (on when to drink Domaine Leflaive’s wines) Domaine Leflaive: An introduction Among the most famous white wines of Burgundy, Domaine Leflaive […]

Thanisch 2017 Vintage En Primeur

Weingut Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch, Erben Thanisch “A year of beautiful ripeness, with precise acidity and lively energy.” – Sofia Thanisch History The estate was founded in 1636, amidst the turbulence of the Thirty Years’ War. The house and cellar, impressively neo-renaissance in style, was built in 1884, on the Kues side of Bernkastel, the left […]

A dinner with d’Angerville

Each Spring, ordinarily in March the two joint agents for Domaine Marquis d’Angerville get together and host a tasting and lunch to launch and present the most recent vintage, in this case the 2016. Guillaume d’Angerville always comes from Burgundy having sent the wines ahead. It is a serious yet relaxing way of sampling and discussing this […]

New Release: Petrus 2017

Petrus 2017: A vintage report – Adam Brett-Smith   Yes, no frost… or, more specifically no frost damage from the severe cold on the nights of 27th and 28th April which did so much injury to swathes of vineyards throughout both banks of Bordeaux. At Petrus there was no loss, partly due to its slight […]

Spotlight: Dominio de Pingus

Peter Sisseck’s Dominio de Pingus “To make a wine like Pingus 2017 in such a difficult year is a result of a top terroir worked in a specific manner over many years . It is a combination of man and the magic of site.” Peter Sisseck, June 2018 THE HISTORY As a boy of around […]