Lea & Sandeman Mixed Red and White Case - 12 bottles
£17.98 £15 per bottle
“When the cat’s away...” I contacted Lea & Sandeman while Charles Lea was away touring Europe and spoke to the delightful Phil and David. It appears that they took this opportunity to sneak in a few distinctly avante garde wines for this month’s wine club. The result is a mix of stoic classicism and joyful modernism. These days, elite wine merchants must stay ahead of the pack to maintain a degree of innovation and interest. The wine world is vast and while I filter out the dross for you, it is important to realise that this process has already been undertaken by merchants and their buyers. I tend to write up around 2% of the wines I taste, but when it comes to this column, the percentage skyrockets. They set the tone for what we drink at home and they educate this educator, too. I cannot recommend this month’s wines enough because they challenge as much as they reward.
The mixed case (12 bottles) includes two bottles of each of the following wines:
2017 RIESLING Traditionale Pikes Polish Hill River Estate
2018 FRIULANO Collio Azienda Agricola Visintini
2018 VIOGNIER Les Gendrines Côtes du Rhône Domaine Pierre Gaillard
2017 TALENTO Monastrell Ecológico Ego Bodegas
2018 CÔTES DU RHÔNE Rouge La Dame Rousse Domaine de la Mordorée
2015 TONGUE IN GROOVE Pinot Noir Cabal Vineyard
Order online or call Lea & Sandeman on 020 7244 0522 and quote MoneyWeek Wine Club.