I haven‘t experienced that eggy light struck nose in sauternes yet, even knowing the bottle has been displayed. But I have tasted clear bottle champagne directly from in bond but clearly eggy in nose.I can see why that would be true, but presumably the Sauternais have decided it doesn't matter?
Had a CB 19, Lilian Ladouys last month that was delicious and very approachable now.Next weekend, 29-31, Lidl are knocking £3 off their St Emilion Grand Cru bringing the price down to 8.99. The picture shows the 19 vintage but it will be worth checking when the stock arrives as to which year it really is. I've recently had the 15 and 16 vintages of this wine and enjoyed them. If the 19 it certainly will need a few years ageing but at that price I don't think you can go far wrong.
Waitrose seem to have released a fair few 2016 Bordeaux on their cellar website just in time for the upcoming 25% off. Good opportunity to grab a nice mixed bdx case
It’s in the title of the wines being sold PaulWhere does it tell you the vintage, Michael?
That's what I sort of did (except I sorted price low to high, seeing as I'm Scottish) and none of the wines on page 1 had vintage displayed. Got a bit better on pages 2 and 3 but still quite a few not showing the vintage.It’s in the title of the wines being sold Paul
For example: Château Palmer Alter Ego de Palmer 2016 Margaux Second Label France - Waitrose Cellar
Best way is to just use the region search under all wines and filter by Bordeaux, then sort by price high to low to see a list of the 2016 & 2015s up for grabs. Sadly it doesn’t let you filter by vintage but by sorting them by price you’ll drop the usual supermkt offering to the bottom of the page
Based on experience I’d agree with you in usual instances but I think these are EP releases so they should hold firm to the vintage advertised in the titleJust be aware that, as many forumites (including me) can attest, Waitrose doesn't guarantee to supply the particular vintage advertised and the wine that is delivered may turn out to be a different one.
The ones not showing vintage are likely to be subject to vintage variance risk. It’s just the (classed growth and second wines) ones labelled as 2015 or 2016 in the title (and sadly the upper pricing end) that should be observable/reliable.I believe these are EP cases purchased that they are now releasingThat's what I sort of did (except I sorted price low to high, seeing as I'm Scottish) and none of the wines on page 1 had vintage displayed. Got a bit better on pages 2 and 3 but still quite a few not showing the vintage.
I hope that's right, Michael. The last time it happened to me, they had been offering two vintages of Mouton Rothschild. One was a great vintage and the other was (IIRC) 2013. I'd be pretty miffed if I'd ordered, say, 2010 Mouton and 2013 turned up! I hasten to add that I hadn't ordered Mouton Rothschild myself - it was Tondonia Reserva in my case.Based on experience I’d agree with you in usual instances but I think these are EP releases so they should hold firm to the vintage advertised in the title