Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Decanter discovers a “new classic”

Neo Punta Esencia 2009 has just been voted the best Ribera del Duero by Decanter Magazine - 19/20 (96) points by Decanter Magazine.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Update from CUMPC

Bancroft Wines is a proud sponsor of Modern Pentathlon Team at the University of Cambridge. The team have begun their training in earnest and have sent us an update to tell us how they are getting on.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Pio Cesare Barolo Tasting at the office

Yesterday we at Bancroft Wines were privileged to welcome Cesare Benventeno from the Italian wine estate Pio Cesare for a tasting at our office. His family have one of the finest winemaking traditions in Piedmont. The wines are still made in the same building as they were in 1881 and the estate consists of 65 ha of some of the most picturesque and sort after lands in Northern Italy.

Hermitage rd. bar and restaurant marks their 1st Anniversary

Located in the heart of Hitchin’s town centre, Hermitage rd. bar and restaurant is one of the town’s best loved eateries. Almost a year ago Howard, Ellene and their team hit the ground running when they decided to open their doors to the discerning public. Offering good food at very reasonable prices has proven to be a major hit in the current economy.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Tim Atkin's 2012 Argentina Report

Tim Atkin has just spent the last nine months compiling a comprehensive and compelling report on the wines of Argentina. His journey led him to taste more than 500 wines, skipping back and forth from London to Argentina in a bid to focus on wines of exceptional quality, compiling a fascinating list which includes only wines which scored 90 points and upwards. We were interested to find four of our Yachouya, Cafayate wines which have been tasted and scored below.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Ten Minutes by Tractor Reviews

Our Mornington Peninsula estate, Ten Minutes by Tractor, has just received some great reviews. Read on for more info.

Friday, 19 October 2012

A Syrah in sheep’s clothing, by Martin Wheatley

It seems like a very, very long time since I pulled the cork, poured the wine, sat back and tasted..... enjoyed, complimented then enjoyed some more..... South African wine.

Trilogie 2011 awarded 5 references du Languedoc

Chateau Viranel has been awarded 5 references du Languedoc in the French magazine, La Revue de France. Thus ranking it among the top 5 in the region, an incredibly impressive status to hold.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Trip to Silvano Bolmida, Barolo, Piedmont, by Alex Harper

No exciting trip begins mid afternoon... and sure enough the alarm rang out at 4.30am. Fumbling in the dark, the inevitable odd socks are matched with strange clothing combinations sure to elicit a wry smile from travelling companions and airport security alike.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Shiraz Barossa 2010 "Smart Buy", Wine Spectator's Advance!

The Shiraz Barossa 2010 from Schild Estate has been given a "Smart Buy" in Wine Spectator's Advance buying guide for Novemeber 15th issue. The wine has been reviewed and given an impressive score of 92 by Harvey Steiman.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Holland Cooper Launch, by Alex Robertson

Bancroft Wines were proud sponsors of the Holland Cooper Gold Label Launch last week.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Buds starting to burst at Schild Estate!

In the Barossa Valley, the Schild Estate is seeing the beginning of its bud burst in their Moorooroo Shiraz Ancient vines. As you caan see from the pictures the sun is shining and it is an excting time at the estate with these vines also celebrating their 165th birthday this year!

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Elena Walch Latest Awards and Scores!!

Introducing the latest awards and scores for our fantsastic selection of Italian wines from producer Elena Walch. Some of their recent awards include the "Three Glasses" award from Gambero Rosso for the 2011 Gewürztraminer,Kastelaz wine.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Parker Rates our new Spanish agency, Bodegas Altanza

Robert Parker has recently reviewed the wines from our new Spanish winery, Bodegas Altanza, that we launched at our recent Autumn trade tasting.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Nero 2009, awarded "Tre Bicchieri" by Gambero Rosso

We are proud to announce news that Conti Zecca has been awarded the 2012 "Tre Bichhieri" or Three Glasses by Gambero Rosso for their fabulous 2008 Nero wine.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Stephen Tanzer reviews our Bodegas Abanico wines

Stephen Tanzer has recently tasted, reviewed and scored some of our Spanish wines from Bodegas Abanico.

Friday, 5 October 2012

2011 Hay Shed Hill Cabernet takes gold!

At its first public appearance and on the back of the tremendous 2010 vintage rating of 96 points, we've just found out that the 2011 Hay Shed Hill Cabernet Sauvignon has been awarded a Gold Medal at the 2012 Perth Royal Show.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Viña Pedrosa Crianza 2009 voted Best Premium Red in the Wines from Spain Awards

We are pleased to announce that Viña Pedrosa Crianza 2009 was selected as the Best Premium Red wine (+£20) in the recent Wines of Spain Awards.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Manium 2008 - Wines from Spain Awards Winner

We are pleased to announce that Manium 2008 (Bierzo) was among 110 winning wines, chosen from over 900 submissions, in the recent Wines from Spain Awards.