Armit's dozen

Jean-Marc Roulot and John Armit

A dozen rather grand wines chosen by a UK wine merchant. See this guide to our survey of dozens selected by other UK wine merchants. Above, many vintages ago, Jean-Marc Roulot pours a sample of Meursault for John Armit (today Roulot uses Zaltos).

Notting Hill wine merchant Armit has been through several rather different iterations in its 32 years. It was founded in 1988 by the charismatic John Armit, who struck out on his own after managing and buying for Corney & Barrow. Thanks to his palate and commercial acuity, he had earned the trust of several key figures...