A remarkable press tasting at Berry Bros & Rudd
It takes a brave wine merchant to schedule a press tasting during the LIWF, but Berry Bros & Rudd (http://www.bbr.com/) held their spring tasting today. One glance at the list of wines they were showing (www.wineanorak.com/bbr09.pdf) shows why so many were willing to break a busy time at the trade fair for a trip to the cellars at 3 St James St.
I came away with my faith in wine restored. There were too many highlights to point them all out, but I really enjoyed the Barolos from Giovanni Rosso, the wines from Alvaro Palacios (including l'Ermita, which we don't see often), some older Burgundies from Nicolas Potel, the 2005 and 2000 Trevallon which were both brilliant, the 1999 Vega Sicila Unico, three 1989 magnums from Jacquesson, Chris Mullineux' South African wines and some lovely Alsace wines from Rieffel.
I've already written up the Palacios wines from Bierzo and Priorat here. Chris Mullineux pouring his wines is pictured above.