Tamlyn Currin from Jancisrobinson.com popped down to a recent staff training session to taste through a selection of our favourites wines. Ever the engaging taster, Tamlyn’s tasting notes are brilliantly evocative—a joy to read and packed full of fantastic food matching advice. And what about the wines? Well, we’ve highlighted a few our favourites reviews below to give you flavour.

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2016 La Peyse, Chignin-Bergeron AOC, Domaine Philippe et Sylvain Ravier

Golden colour. Marmalade and honey. Herbs and quince. Stupendous. Unfurls like a roll of liquid silk; shimmering, luminous, Aztec gold. Rich, limpid layers of baked apricot, baklava, toasted hazelnuts, saffron, fenugreek, grapefruit, sliding sfumato, soft focus, from one to the other; spices folded and pressed into the texture. A liminal wine, that seems to stand in the doorway between magnificence and quiet shibui. Acidity intense yet somehow tenuous, a cello-and-bass thrum of gentle vibrato under my ribs. I’d pay twice the price for this wine.


18 points,
Tamlyn Currin
, Jancisrobinson.com

2016 Cielo d’Ulisse, Brunello di Montalcino, Podere Le Ripi

Slow-roasted tomatoes, Tellicherry pepper, autumn leaves and the rich dark-earth scent of mushroom compost. Glowing cherry fruit, touched with orange peel and supple leather. Violet grace note. Real intensity, but a still, translucent quality, like a drop of liquid ruby gemstone. The tannins are supple, firm, long, super-fine. A note of petrichor on the end. So elegant. So fragrant. Complete. I could spend all night with a wine like this.


17.5 points,
Tamlyn Currin
, Jancisrobinson.com

2019 Nebbiolo d’Alba, Sterma, La Bioca

Wow, this is lovely! Szechuan pepper, clove oil, orange-peel oil and roses fill my nose and mouth. Unbelievable elegance, fragrance and finesse for a £16 Nebbiolo! Racy; light as a dragonfly with the same darting, iridescent energy. Tastes of raspberries dusted with first-flush Darjeeling tea-leaf powder, of sweet green cardamom and the silkiness of matcha powder, smudged into cherry mostarda. Tannins as light as tracing paper, kohl-pencil etched. Wonderful stuff at a crazy price. A £40 wine in a £16 bottle. 


17 points,
Tamlyn Currin
, Jancisrobinson.com

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