Whether you are looking for the latest vintages from Bordeaux and Burgundy, the Rhône, Germany or futher afield in California and Australia, we hope you will enjoy looking through the latest Private Cellar finds.
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Spectator Wine Club, Jonathan Ray
The Spectator - 14th February 2020 edition
"The Spectator Winemaker Lunches are famously entertaining. We can fit a maximum 16 around the table so the events are intimate and casual and everyone gets to meet fellow readers, chat to the winemaker, ask questions and, well, paddle in plenty of vino.
... Laura Taylor of Private Cellar has been especially supportive of these lunches, introducing some first rate winemakers, and she and I thought it would be apt to offer a selection of wines that have been enjoyed round the table recently."
Read the full offer here or click on the link below for the wines.
For the top growers, north and south, 2018 is the fourth great vintage in a row in the Rhône. The very nature of the Rhône valley, over 200km in length, means that generalisations are hard to make. Apart from sharing the river, there are few similarities between the northern and southern wine growing regions, from topography to grape varieties to climate, and in 2018 these differences were thrown into stark relief. Read our offer for more information and please call 01353 721 999 to order.
"The best whites, from regional bourgognes blancs up to the grands crus have a purity and tension, a mineral note which underscores the ripe fruit and brings balance to the wines. They are incredibly approachable already but have the ingredients to evolve and mature for several years.
For the reds, the picture is more complicated and more dominated by the choice of harvest date, with the best wines showing incredibly ripe, pure red and black fruits with a refreshing cranberry sourness and no jammy notes."
Download our full Burgundy 2018 offer for information on the vintage, insights into the growing season from our vignerons and in-depth tasting notes by our Master of Wine, Nicola Arcedeckne-Butler MW.
January Sale 2020
A big thank you to all of you who contributed to our very busy trading period in the run up to Christmas. It's now time to re-stock the cellar with new vintages and clear out smaller quantities of remaining wines with our January Sale.
Our sale features delicious wines from all over the globe, offered at excellent prices. Stocks are very limited and the January Sale prices do not feature on our website so please call us on 01353 721 999 to place your order and avoid disappointment. Any wines listed below £10 per bottle are marked with an asterisk.
NEW from Burgundy! Introducing Domaine Jean Vaudoisey
So rarely does a new Burgundy Domaine come to our attention, with wines that positively sing from the glass, that half of us wants to shout it from the rooftops and the other half wants to swear you all to secrecy. And so it is with our new discovery: Domaine Jean Vaudoisey. Download our PDF to find out more!
Burgundy 2018 Vintage Report
‘A Crystalline Vintage – the year of precision’ - Pierre Boillot.
The opinion is universal – it is a good year – but the devil, as always, is in the detail; with sixty kilometres between the top and bottom of the Côte d’Or, and with two grape varieties with very different requirements, generalisations serve a purpose but remain superficial. With a few exceptions, the growers were very happy with their lot in 2018, having harvested a decent amount of ripe fruit for the second year running after a relatively benign growing season. Once again, Marion Javillier was proud to pronounce ‘on est contente!’. Read our full report here.
Domaine Joseph Roty 2017
As our on-line world continues to dominate our lives, racing past at high speed, a visit to Roty is a bit like a digital detox, with our computers for note-taking looking distinctly out of place. I have been visiting Roty for more than 25 years and everything remains unchanged – no high tech, no new tasting room, just a wonderfully honest appraisal of the vintage by Pierre-Jean Roty, accompanied by wonderfully honest wines which speak for themselves. Yields were good for the Pinot Noir, although less generous for the whites, with all the fruit perfectly ripe, allowing Pierre-Jean to work his musts as much (or as little) as he wanted to during the relatively easy fermentations; he compares the resulting wines to a blend of 2014 and 2009, rather decent bedfellows. Read more by downloading the PDF and call us on 01353 721 999 to order.
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