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Archive: Jun 2011

A South African With a Difference

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Probably my favourite thing about working in the wine industry is the people I get to meet. I love meeting winemakers and grape growers and hearing their stories and philosophies and discovering their passion for their craft. For exactly these reasons, it was a treat to meet Johan Reyneke at our Merchant Tasting in March. […]

Bags of Taste, Quality and Value!

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The JN Taste team are an optimistic bunch. This helps (a lot!) when it comes to the Irish summer season. Whether it be in our own gardens in the sunshine or at outdoor events huddled under an umbrella, one hobby we all partake in is leisurely summer drinking. Due to their popularity last year we […]

The Times, Shop Local

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James Nicholson Wine Merchant has been highlighted as one of 11 of the best in speciality shops the UK by The Times Shop Local Campaign! Buying food at local, independent stores isn’t a fad. It’s a great way to support your local community, get to know shopkeepers and learn more about the things that you eat. […]

Bordeaux 2010 Good Value – Early Drinking

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“2010 Bordeaux are very interesting wines, not as opulent and generous as 2009, but more structured and defined. The best display a similar balance of ripe tannins and freshness to the superb wines of 2005. There are many good wines and some great, with price tags to match. However, if you would like to secure […]

Bordeaux 2010 Drink 2018+

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Echo de Lynch Bages, Pauillac £295 / €329 per 12 bottles Second wine of Château Lynch Bages“A blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 9% CabernetFranc, the Deuxieme Vin of Lynch Bages has blackberry, wild hedgerow and a touch of tobacco on the nose. Good definition. The palate is medium-bodied with a ripe, succulent […]

Bordeaux 2010 Drink 2020+

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Château Providence, Pomerol £395 / €435 per 6 bottles “Bright crimson. Very rich and sweet – something of the pâtissière on the nose here. Broad and very polished with a savoury meaty undertow. Pretty interesting wine with some intensity but real savour. Muscular sheen to it. A more aerienne Pomerol than many. Long. 17 pts. […]

Bordeaux 2010 And the rest

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Château Suduiraut, Sauternes £275 / €315 per 6 bottles £295 / €340 per 12 half bottles “Mid pale gold. Broad and rich and fresh but with very ripe pear juice notes. There is real weight here. Much less citrus peel than most other 2010 Sauternes. Real race. Dangerously delicious now. Long. Super clean. Medium to […]

Bordeaux 2010 Drink 2016+

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Chateau Bouscaut, Château Bouscaut Rouge, Pessac-Léognan £195 / €219 per 12 bottles Rounded. Mineral and smokey. Very fine, fresh and cleansing but also very concentrated. Very good length, a superb effort. This is a superb vintage for Bouscaut. JN Team, April 2011 “Really rather luscious with both ripeness and freshness. Light inkiness. Sinewy palate that […]

New Zealand Wine Pure Discovery

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New Zealand is a land like no other. New Zealand wine is an experience like no other. A special combination of soil, climate and water, an innovative pioneering spirit and a commitment to quality all come together to deliver pure, intense and diverse experiences. In every glass of New Zealand Wine is a world of […]

New Zealand Wine Virtual Cellar Door Experience

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Saturday 18th and 25th June at James Nicholson Wine Merchant For many people visiting NZ, touring around some of the wineries and tasting the wines in the place they were made and meeting the people behind the wines is one of the most enjoyable and memorable parts of their trip. Here at JN Wine we […]

La Tour Du Pin 2010

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La Tour Du Pin 2010 Saint Émilion Intriguing nose. On the palate plenty of dark fruit, kirsch and mineral components complimented by good mouth feel. The tannins are ripe, but not intrusive. Perfumed finish, very long. Pretty classy. We are very fortunate to have secured a small parcel of this top class wine owned and […]

Jane MacQuitty: 50 Best White Wines For Summer

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Times wine critic Jane MacQuitty recommends the following wines available at James Nicholson in her list of 50 best white wines for summer (25 June 2011): 2007 Domaine Bott Geyl Riesling, Les Éléments, France Jean-Christophe Bott is the man behind this arrestingly scented Alsace riesling. Made from grapes grown in the two communes of Riquewihrand […]