London Cru's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon was made in London from grapes grown in southern France. Organic vineyards on limestone soil yielded amazing fruit, and a wine with pure blackcurrant flavour and great structure.
London Cru is our sister company and central London’s first winery. The Roberson offices in Earls Court are located above a former gin distillery, which until 2013 we used as a warehouse. When we decided to move our ...Learn more
“Roberson, another smart retailer, took the own-label idea even further in 2013, building its own winery below its London offices, to make its wines from grapes trucked in from around Europe. That a project that could have been a terrible gimmick (the first wines made in London!) actually yielded some nice wines is thanks in no small part to winemaker Gavin Monery. Australian born, but Burgundy-loving, he has a light-touch that unites such disparate wines as the verdant English Bacchus 2014 (£15), the succulent Garnacha 2014 from old vines in Calatayud and the fragrant cassis of the Cabernet from the vines of top Languedoc producer Jeff Coutelou.”
“Archetypal varietal Cabernet Sauvignon – totally spot on in terms of flavour, and the tannin has proper grain and grip. Very substantial – winemaker Gavin Monery says this is a wine to age, and he’s right, there is great maturation potential here, with concentrated fruit that will surely reveal complexity with time.”