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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 […]

A Taste of New Zealand

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One of the best holidays I have ever had was a few years ago touring around New Zealand with my best friend in our hired camper van. Brilliant! I lived out there at the time and my friend came to visit so we decided to make the most out of our time and pack as […]

Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines 2011

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We are proud to say that four of our Australian wines have made it into the “Matthew Juke’s Top 100 Australian Wines 2011 list.” Matthew’s list is the result of extensive tasting over the last twelve months and it represents the finest one hundred Australian wines available on the shelves in the UK this year. […]

John Ferris of Food Belfast interviews James Nicholson

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Chatting to a wine expert is more or less the same as getting into the back of a taxi – you spend the entire time trying not to ask one of the questions you know the driver has been asked a dozen times already that day. But, inevitably at some point your brain thinks about […]

Averil’s Trip to the Lebanon

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AnSYHiH8pfU 9th May Arrived in to Beirut airport late where we were met by head of security and within five minutes had our bags and visas and being driven by Sami into town. Beirut is a city that doesn’t sleep so we dumped our bags at our hotel and had a beer in a near […]

Alsace Evening at Balloo House

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Join us at Balloo House on Thursday 30th June and enjoy our celebration of Alsace. Danny Millar our head Chef spent a few years cooking in this area so he is very keen to highlight the culinary styles of the region. We have chosen a fantastic range of wines from James Nicholson’s extensive Alsace collection […]