Cliff’s Collection

Cliff's Collection

Who better to recommend wines from Roberson Wine than our very own team. Each month a Roberson team member will give you their insider knowledge and select six of their favourite wines. We will then place them in one collection ready for you to pick up a mixed case or to select those that most peak your interest. This month Cliff reveals his 'Top Wines' - some may be a little hard to put in the collection! 

"The appreciation of wine depends very much upon the mood you are in"

Cliff Roberson – Managing Director

"Without Cliff's drive, enthusiasm and work ethic, Roberson Wine would not be where it is today (or, indeed, anywhere at all). Cliff has worked in the wine trade for more years than he cares to remember, founding Roberson Wine in 1991 and his other main business, Buckingham Vintners, in 1974. He remains one of the true characters of the industry."

Cliff's Picks

It is always that classic statement people make “I went on holiday, and I came home and tried that wine I had while abroad, and it just didn’t taste the same”. The reason is simple, your mind isn't in the same place. The wine is nearly always the same, it is just that your mind isn’t the same.

So, the wines that I can bring to mind are based upon that principle to a certain extent. Here are some of my stand outs.

Petrus 1975

I drank this 8 years ago on my 50th wedding anniversary, in the LDN CRU winery with family and friends. Everything blended beautifully.

LDN CRU Sydney Street Syrah 2016

I drink a lot of it, this is one I could drink on any night, and I often do. Very affordable, both simple and complex, and constantly satisfying.  

Soave Pieropan 2020

The only white in my collection. It does the job of tickling your palate, and never doing anything else.

Lynch Bages 1961

Probably considered one of the great vintages of the century, along with ’45, ’82 and ‘89. Truly great Bordeaux, at its peak when it was drunk with a good mate and work colleague. We had it in the old shop on Kensington High Street, it was one of those nights when everything came together, you know what I mean, the bloke was in good form, I was in good form, the wine was in great form.

Its also pretty important about almost anything you do, if you feel in a good mood everything looks terrific. Flowers look nice, the sky looks nice, you are in a bad mood something negative happens a good day can look terrible. It all depends on how you feel, and there you go.

The collection

Harnessing the spirit of Cliff's picks we have created a collection themed around 'Mood' - Petrus 1975 and Lynch Bages 1961 unsurprisingly don't make an appearance but something of the spirit of these wines is reflected in what we chose in their place. We hope you enjoy! 


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