Inspite of Brexit and Covid causing customs problems and cost increases on freight between France and the UK, we managed to ship a mixed pallet of new wines into EHD Bond early June. We believe that we have found some real gems from Duras, Alsace,Castillon, St Emilion and Languedoc:
Firstly 3 great value Côtes du Duras from Domaine de Grande Mayne at only £10 a bottle – a Rose, a Sauvignon and a silky Merlot/Cabernet red- really drinkable wines that will suit everyone’s taste! [read more …]

Happy Easter everyone!!  We had run out of  Champagne by March so things were getting serious!  Happily our first shipment from France after Brexit is due into our Bond warehouse later this week and it is all Champagne!  So the ever popular Domi Moreau Cuvée d’Argent brut is back in stock just in time for those long awaited al fresco picnics under the “rule of 6”. 

We also have more of the Domi Moreau Rosé Champagne, which always goes well in summer, and for those who prefer pure Chardonnay there is the Domi Moreau Blanc de Blancs from the plots of premier cru Chardonnay vines that Max and Nathalie Domi grow on the Cotes des Blancs south of Epernay.

The good news is that just before Brexit we managed to imporrt a mixed pallet of Bordeaux wines from four of our longstanding producers:
Chateau de Fontenille in Entre Deux Mers, Chateau Des Moines in Lalande de Pomerol, Chateau de Lauga in Haut Medoc and Chateau les Cabannes in St. Emilion.

From Fontenille we have the 2019 vintages of their excellent Entre Deux Mers and the Bordeaux Clairet [read more …]

Like London buses, and after lockdown delays in France, two mixed pallets of our favourite wines have now arrived at our excise warehouse in the same week!  So a couple of months later than usual  we now have the 2019 vintages of Sancerre Blanc from Domaine Carroir Perrin; as well as the latest Picpoul de Pinet from Domaine Bellemarre and the Domaine Dominique Pabiot Pouilly Fumé 2019!  Plus more Dom. Guerrin St. Veran 2018 and Dom. Fillon et fils Chablis 2018 for lovers of fine white Burgundy  All just in time for the second heat wave of summer 2020!!
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Please note that we are running very low on stocks of some wines – especially whites. So please call or e mail to check before ordering more than a 6 bottle case of one wine on the website! 

So far we have been unable to import our usual spring pallets of the most recent vintages! Due not only to transport issues but also many of the smaller independent vineyards have been let down by the usual mobile bottling contractors  so planned March/April bottling is delayed. Then in addition [read more …]

Just in case of that “B” word we were delighted to bring over the latest vintages of  some of our Bordeaux favourites into our Bond warehouse before October 31st.  They are already proving very popular at recent Wine Festivals so for special Christmas celebrations get in touch quickly !  Have a look at our tasting notes under Bordeaux Classics, especially for :
Chateau des Moines, Lalande de Pomerol 2016,
Chateau les Cabannes, Grand Cru St. Emilion 2016
Chateau Fredignac, La Favorite 2015, Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux,
Chateau de Fontenille, Entre Deux Mers 2018 and Bordeaux Clairet 2018. [read more …]

From the home of Sauvignon Blanc in the Upper Loire Valley, where the Riffault family make the only Sancerre we have imported – our 10th consecutive vintage! This is classic Sancerre Blanc  for those that love Sauvignon, whether with the local Chavignol goats cheese [read more …]

Just arrived from France are several new wines together with the 2018 vintage of our best selling sauvignon blanc, the fabulous Domaine Carroir Perrin Sancerre Blanc 2018.  Also from Bertrand Riffault at Domaine Carroir Perrin we have a small supply of his rather good Sancerre Rouge 2016
New to our list is the Domaine Vintur La Minette, an AOC Ventoux Rosé to remind you of summer in Provence!
Also from the south we have imported for the first time a lovely Picpoul de Pinet 2018 from Domaine Belle Mare [read more …]

For the first time we have imported wines from the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux appellation on the right bank of the Gironde estuary. Both are from the fully organic Château Frédignac; their Le Gabier 2016 is a lighter style Merlot/ Cabernet Franc blend which sees no oak whereas their La Favourite 2015 is Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon matured in oak barrels. So La Favourite is deeper, longer ageing and has those typical “Cab Sauv” ripe black fruit flavours! For more details please browse our tasting notes in Bordeaux Classics.
New in our Bordeaux Prestige range is the superb Château Bardins 2016 Pessac Léognan.  [read more …]

From our Spring and early summer tours of France beyond Bordeaux, we have found 6 new wines to add to our list this Autumn.  As usual they are all wines that we will be drinking lots of ourselves, 3 luscious southern reds, a nicely aged 2013 cru Beaujolais, a Loire Valley red and just the one white – a very special  Cru Clisson from Muscadet Sèvre et Maine.
A personal favourite is the Minervois  Les Combes 2016 from Château de Bagnoles near Carcassone  [read more …]