Category Archives: Laithwaites

Cabeza de Toro Bobal 2013

I’m a sucker for a cool label and this Cabeza de Toro Bobal has an uber cool label.  Quite why you’d call a wine “Bull’s Head” I don’t know, but there’s plenty of pubs in England called The Bull’s Head and I don’t know why they are names that way either.  At least the pub… Read More »

Famille Perrin Cotes du Ventoux Rouge 2012

When I hear “Ventoux” my first thought is always the Tour de France stage, rather than the appellation.  Unlike most wines, I get to see the slopes where this wine is grown on TV every year, and it goes past much slower than most Tour de France countryside.  The Mont Ventoux stage is brutal, and… Read More »

Viale Mandorlato Zenit Etyeki Budai 2011

This  bottle came in a mixed case from Laithwaites.  It comes from just West of Budapest, so whilst I have cycled through plenty of Hungarian vineyards, on my way down the Danube I’m afraid this wasn’t one of them. It’s pale, clear and bright, and it smells slightly floral, but you really have to get… Read More »