A country like no other is synonymous with fine wine. France is a dazzling collection of terroirs, styles and price points. Too many to mention, France is home to some of the most recognisable and loved wine regions in the world. Having defined and helped shape some of the finest wine regions in the world, it is undeniable that France’s influence extends far beyond its regional boundaries. While classic regions like Bordeaux, Burgundy or Champagne, amongst others, continue to be the standard-bearer of fine wine production, the country is also rediscovering some of its lesser-known regions. The recent success of Provence, the Loire or the South West, testifies to the diversity, richness and heritage of winemaking in France.
Bottle 75cl £62.68
A sweet nose with cherry jam and vanilla aromas. On the palate the wine is more relaxed and well-integrated and the class starts to show itself. Mid-palate is elegant and sumptuous and follows through with complexity and a stylish finish. Very good wine from a property that is improving all the time.more
The eponymous vineyard grows on very poor granitic and shallow soils surrounding the chapel of ¿Ermite¿ at the top of the hill of Hermitage. The age of the vines averages over 80 years. This wine is the most individual statement in the Hermitage appellation, and the most prized for followers of M. Chapoutier¿s grandest of crus. L¿Ermite traditionally produces the...more
Bottle 75cl £127.68
This is always a very impressive wine and the 2011 is no exception with attractive, sweet berry aromas, with hints of minerals and smoke, and a palate which is bursting with bright red fruits. Darker plum characters open up in the background and this is balanced by mouthwatering freshness and refi ned, almost seamless tannins. A superb wine with wonderful...more
Bottle 75cl £130.68