Tim's Top Ten
Tim Walker is our tasting guru, spending his days tasting so you can just enjoy! Fresh from his summer holiday and a round of industry wine tastings, here are the wines that Tim is raving about right now:
Ponte das Canas Red is a fabulous Portuguese red from Mouchao estate, one of the very best in the Alentejo. It's the second wine so great value. A blend of Alicante Bouschet,Touriga Nacional,Touriga Franca & Syrah. Bold and spicy, deep colour, lovely balance will go with anything full flavoured.
Johner Kaiserstuhl Pinot Noir from Baden Germany. A multi-vineyard, multi-vintage blend that serves as a shining example of how good German Pinot can be. Silly money for such varietal complexity and character. Walks all over Red Burgundies at twice the price.
White Wine and Champagne
Champagne Charles Hiedsieck Brut Reserve. Not to be confused with the vastly inferior Piper and Monopole Hiedsiecks'. This is the best NV Grand Marque on the shelves today. High proportion of Reserve wines used and spends longer in the cellars than most Prestige Cuvees. Amazing value, undeniable quality, 'nuff said.
Furst Pur Mineral Riesling from Franken Germany.This is a wine guaranteed to make you think rethink German Riesling if you are already not a disciple. Dry,light as a feather and pure as a mountain stream.
David Moret Rully. A consistently brilliant white Burgundy from the Cote Chalonnaise. perfect balance of richness and citrus.