Wed 09 Mar 2016

Staff Choice: A Chief Executive Red


It’s that time again! March’s Staff Choice comes from our chief executive, Robin McMillan.

You can find a full archive of Staff Choices on our website here.

Robin McMillanThe Society’s Corbières 2014

This was one of the first wines I purchased after joining The Wine Society in 2012 and has been a firm favourite ever since. A classic blend of carignan and grenache, it has a deep, intense colour, a lovely nose of sweet fruit and a rich, intense and spicy palate.

So often, our preference for a wine is rooted in an experience or occasion well beyond the taste or enjoyment of the wine itself. In 2013, the same year this wine won a Gold medal at the International Wine Challenge awards, I along with buyer Marcel Orford-Williams and members of the Executive Team, was fortunate enough to visit the producer, Pierre Bories of Château Ollieux Romanis, who has been making this wine for The Society since the 2007 vintage. And what a revelation it was: the warmth and intensity of the wine clearly emanates from the passion and skill of Pierre – this is such a dependable wine that will never disappoint, whatever the occasion.

Robin McMillan
Chief Executive

£7.25 – Bottle
£87.00 – Case of 12
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