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Sauternes & Barsac 2013 (23/4/14)
By popular request! My vintage report and 37 tasting notes.

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 1998 (21/4/14) [free]
An excellent Champagne, perfect for an Easter Sunday.

Médoc 2013 (20/4/14)
Wines from the cold clays; again, just one wine of interest.

Haut-Médoc 2013 (19/4/14)
Variable quality here in 2013, but one wine of real interest.

Moulis & Listrac 2013 (18/4/14)
I go on a wine safari at Château Clarke.

Château Pierre-Bise Quarts de Chaume, 2014 (17/4/14)
Quarts de Chaume primer & update, with five vintages from Claude.

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This Weeks Featured Article
Bordeaux 2013

All eyes are on Pessac-Léognan in 2013, because yet again we have another vintage which seems to have favoured the white wines over the reds. Just as we had in 2012 of course. And in 2011 too. Although to be fair, when I tasted the 2012 barrel samples during last year's primeur tastings, I thought that the red............
Read on as I continue my Bordeaux vintage report with Pessac-Léognan 2013, with my view on whether 2013 is a truly 'great' vintage for the white wines of this appellation. (22/4/14)

Recent Blog Posts
Bordeaux 2013: Final Day (05/04/14)
My final day in St Emilion (and Pomerol) was a little more r...
Bordeaux 2013: On the Right Bank (04/04/14)
My primeurs week continues, and I’m now on the right b...
Bordeaux 2013: More Medoc (03/04/14)
Yesterday I wrote mainly about Alfred Tesseron, in particula...
Bordeaux 2013: Mainly Pauillac (02/04/14)
So Tuesday was the day when I started really getting to grip...
Bordeaux 2013: Pessac, Sauternes (01/04/14)
I tend to run my primeurs week on the same sort of timetable...

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Site Update Archive


Margaux 2013 (16/4/14) A difficult vintage.
St Julien 2013 (15/4/14) Charm and consistency.
Patrick Baudouin Anjou Blanc Le Cornillard 2009 (14/4/14) [free]
Château Sociando-Mallet, 2014 Update (13/4/14) A flying visit.
Château Mouton-Rothschild (12/4/14) Updated, with new images.
Pauillac 2013 (10/4/14) A variable performance.
Domaine de la Grenaudière (10/4/14) The wines of Jean-Luc Ollivier.
St Estèphe 2013 (9/4/14) Relative success for a few.
Bordeaux 2013 (8/4/14) My vintage summary.
Herbert Hall Brut 2011 (7/4/14) [free]
Château Montrose (6/4/14) Updated, with new images.


Domaine de la Pépière (28/3/14) My profile updated.
Sébastien Riffault, 2014 Update (27/3/14) Oxidative Sancerre.
Château Gombaude Guillot (26/3/14) Another Pomerol update.
Pascal Lambert (25/3/14) Biodynamics in Chinon.
Blandy's Madeira 20 Years Old Terrantez (24/3/14) [free]
Angels with Bagpipes (23/4/14) [free] A restaurant review.
Domaine Didier Dagueneau (22/3/14) An update, plus new images.
Philippe Alliet, 2014 Update (21/3/14) Chinon from 2012 & 2011.
Château La Cabanne (20/3/14) Another new Pomerol profile.
Domaine Philippe Gilbert, 2014 Update (19/3/14) Recent releases.
Denis Jamain (18/3/14) Biodynamics in Reuilly.
Dom Ruinart 1990 (17/3/14) [free]
St Julien (16/3/14) The latest instalment of my guide.
Château Clerc-Milon (15/3/14) A profile expansion.
François Crochet (14/3/14) An update, new notes on the 2012s.
François Saint-Lô (13/3/14) A graduate of Clos Cristal.
Château L'Église-Clinet (12/3/14) I update my profile.
Sébastien David Fascinating St Nicolas. (11/3/14)
Xavier Frissant Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (10/3/14) [free]
Restaurant Review: Agnès Sorel (9/3/14) [free]
Domaine Philippe Gilbert (8/3/14) Updated with new images.
Château Clinet (7/3/14) My profile updated.
Central Vineyards 2013 (6/3/14) My final report.
Bordeaux 2001 (5/3/14) I check in on 18 wines.
Touraine 2013 (4/3/14) More on Loire 2013.
Philippe Alliet Chinon L'Huisserie 2008 (3/3/14) [free]
Moulis & Listrac (2/3/14) More on Bordeaux.
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey (1/3/14) My profile updated.


Anjou & Saumur 2013 (28/2/14) More on Loire 2013.
Clos René (27/2/14) I profile this estate.

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