The Spurrier se­lec­tion


Le Soula, Fe­nouil­lèdes, Côtes Cata­lanes, France 2012 92 £31 Berry Bros & Rudd From 35% Ma­cabeu, 30% Sau­vi­gnon Blanc, 17% Gre­nache Blanc and Marsanne, Ver­mentino and Malvoisie on de­com­posed gran­ite soils at 350m-550m. Shows su­perb nat­u­ral rich­ness and a fine, dry fin­ish – like an ex­otic Do­maine de Che­va­lier. Drink 2017-2022 Alc 13% Andrew Will, Sorella, Horse Heaven Hills, Wash­ing­ton State USA 2012 93 £79 Berry Bros & Rudd From the Cham­poux Vine­yard planted to 67% Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon, 20% Mer­lot and 13% Caber­net Franc, this Mé­doc blend ex­hibits the ex­pected cas­sis nose with to­bacco-leaf hints and mar­vel­lous depth and struc­ture on the palate. Still fresh, with com­plex­ity to come. Drink 2018-2028 Alc 14% Water­ford Es­tate, Gre­nache Noir, Stel­len­bosch, South Africa 2015 91 £29.25 Berry Bros & Rudd Grown on arid, rocky soils, fruit in this abun­dant vin­tage has given a re­ally good Gre­nache in a ‘con­trolled’ style, dif­fer­ent from the south­ern Rhône, with spicy, savoury flavours and a dry fin­ish. Ap­peal­ing fresh­ness. Drink 2017-2020 Alc 13.3%

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