A lot of firms have done their Rhone 2007’s and in many ways we have as we released the brilliant wines of Tardieu Laurent last year….BUT we have managed to get together an offer of a number of superb producers with an eye to great drinking more that anything else….just taster the following two wines

Syrah, Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes 2007, Andre Perret – good black fruit, bacon fat character (strange in reds!), balanced palate, a meaty wine…perfect for BBQ’s and red meats,,a top class glugger. now-2011 – £60 ib/cs

St.Joseph 2007, Andre Perret – Lovely nose of red/black fruits with the tell-tale white pepper, palate slick and well balanced with good length, drink now – 2015 – £110 ib/cs

The gossip? a birdie in Bordeaux tells me that the Mouton 2008 will have a label by a Chinese artist. If you don’t know about Mouton Labels http://www.theartistlabels.com/ have a look at that. A different artist does the labe every year. Why is the 2008 being Chinese so important? Well 8 is a lucky number in Asia and the Chinese market has been responsible for the meteoric rise in prices of both Lafite and Carruades de Lafite as deamnd has been high. Will Mouton’s price for the “Chinese label” edition go through the roof?