Regular readers will know that I had a bit of a pop at FVD recently. I try to be balanced with my comments so I would like to praise them for the service I have received from them this week.
One of the wines I ordered at Christmas was oxidised, this happens, but I have noticed that it is far less prevalent with the wines purchased from good retailers where it has been stored properly. When I was buying wines from supermarkets I would think 2 out of 10 were not in great condition compare that to now where I think I have had 2 dodgy ones in the last 2 years.
I contacted FVD to inform them of the spoiled wine and by return I was offered a no quibble refund. Just type in a code, easy.
I was keen to buy some more of 2 of their wines so I ordered a mixed case. Two days later it’s here !
A lovely pomerol from the fab 2009 vintage. 100% merlot, this often disappoints as it smells brilliant but it’s thin on taste. Not this one !
100% Syrah, as good as anything that comes from the Rhone at this price point
Credit is due.