Four very smart-buys fit to impress at any dinner party
The four wine icons in this collection are fit to give any connoisseur goosebumps. First up, Alexia and Pierre Boyer's Saint-Emilion really over delivers for the price. Lush black fruit, cedary notes and layers of creamy vanilla oak. Then from Bruno and Thierry Prieur (award-winning Sancerre stars) their flagship Sancerre - cut-grass, gooseberry fresh, crisp and elegant. This is followed by the smartest buy in Chablis. Simply because Les Pargues vineyard used to be Premier Cru until it was abandoned in the Great War. Last, a Châteauneuf from right next door to Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe - Domaine les Escondudes is deep purple red, with layers of ripe hedgerow fruits, spiced plum and blackberries, weighty and mouthfilling.
Laithwaite's began in 1969, when geography student Tony Laithwaite took a job washing bottles in Bordeaux ...
and fell in love with wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share their delicious wines with
friends and neighbours at home, things went so well that hundreds of little wineries all around the world were soon
queuing to take part. Today we're the UK's No.1 home-delivery wine merchant, with over 1,500 wines to choose from
including red, white, rosé, Champagne, Prosecco, spirits ... you name it. Tony's still at it - and now really good
at washing bottles. Read more