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Francois Mitjavile – Tertre Rôteboeuf 2016

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It was my 22nd year visiting Francois, resident owner and magician at Tertre Roteboeuf. As always one of the highlights of our Bordeaux trip each year, with 2016 no exception. His 2016s are simply stunning – sensuous and sensational quality. They possess great depth, roundness and the marvellous ability to drink young but stay the […]

The JN Wine Club

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Sign up and receive £25/€30 voucher with your first delivery The world is full of many fabulous wines but most of them are not found in the supermarket. The JN Wine Club is just the thing to help you open the door to a world of much more enjoyable, interesting wine. The difference is sourcing and scale. We […]

2015 – An Exceptional Vieux Telegraphe

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The 2015 vintage in the Southern Rhone is widely considered the best since 2010 with Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate calling it ‘exceptional’. The Brunier family is without doubt one of the most respected producers in the region. They have been producing wines in Chateauneuf du Pape for over 100 years. Their Vieux Telegraphe estate spans 65 hectares, […]

La Jasse is back with another award winning vintage!

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Once a year we’re able to offer JN Wine customers, an exclusive wine experience!  It’s a limited opportunity to pre-order the new vintages of three incredible, but very limited Mediterranean wines just before bottling starts! These IRRESISTIBLE wines find their origin on the picturesque Domaine de la Jasse, located near Pic St. Loup and the […]

Bordeaux for beginners!

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Earlier this month I had the incredible opportunity to visit Bordeaux for the first time. This region has become the powerhouse of the wine-producing world, and I was hugely excited to experience it for myself. The entire wine-world descends on Bordeaux at this time every year to taste the barrel samples of the previous autumn’s […]

Spanish Wine Week 2017

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From 23rd to 30th April, JN Wine will be celebrating Spanish Wine Week in Ireland. Wines of Spain have launched their second annual week-long celebration of Spanish wines throughout Ireland and as a proud importer of many fantastic Spanish wines, we wanted to share some of our favourites with you. Throughout the week, we’ll be […]

Style of Languedoc-Roussillon Case

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Languedoc – Roussillon is huge region and if you want to push yourself further into the eclectic variety of wines, then this is the case for you. In the spirit of optimism, we have included a rose, the Flying Solo Grenache Cinsault Rosé. These classic red grapes from the region combine to offer soft, aromatic […]

The Taste Languedoc-Roussillon Case

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The best way to know Languedoc-Roussillon is to try this alternative introductory case. Domaine Ventenac La Cuvée de Stephanie Merlot achieves the remarkable feat of being both sophisticated and approachable, giving this popular grape variety added kudos. The Cépage Grenache from Domaine Gayda is a beautifully rich and velvety red, smooth and full. Château de […]

Bordeaux 2016 Vintage Report

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The following is our selection of the best of Bordeaux 2016 wines from our tasting last week. Many of the wines were tasted three times, and almost certainly twice on different days. Outstanding Le Pin Calon Segur Petrus Vieux Chateau Certan Lafite Pontet-Canet Mouton Rothschild Margaux Pichon Longueville Tertre Roteboeuf Pavie Macquin La Fleur Petrus […]

Domaine Gayda

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There is a certain freedom to winemaking in the south of France. The warm Mediterranean climate, the long hours of sunshine, mild winters and warm summers mean that a sizeable number of both red and white grape varieties will thrive in your vineyards. Geographically, the Languedoc is enormous and there is plenty of scope for […]

Reflections on Bordeaux 2016’s

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Early April is when thoughts reflect on the latest vintage in Bordeaux. So last week we spent four 15 hour days searching out the gems from the 2016 vintage, covering more territory than the Trump election battle bus. We are now back home reflecting on the 400 wines tasted. It’s always necessary to set the […]

The Discover Languedoc Roussillon Case

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This great case unveils the breadth of styles available throughout this intriguing region. Discover Languedoc-Roussillon Twelve Pack Price £96 / €142 Six Pack Price £51 / €75 A newcomer to our range, the La Combe Saint Roch Rouge is a wonderfully smooth and soft red, representing the more approachable style of wine you can get […]