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Domaine du Closel, 2016 Update (24/8/16)
The latest releases from Evelyne de Jessey-Pontbriand.

Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Edmond 2012 (22/8/16) [free]
Quotes that tumble like lemmings, and brilliant wines.

Jonathan Maltus (21/8/16)
My profile updated with details of the new cuvée, Le Pontet.

Domaine de Bellevue, 2016 Update (20/8/16)
I take another look at Jérôme Bretaudeau's wines.

Clau de Nell, 2016 Update (19/8/16)
A first taste of the 2013 & 2014 vintages.

Château Grand Mayne (18/8/16)
Another St Emilion profile expanded and updated.

This Weeks Featured Article
Domaine Réthoré Davy

If there is one facet of the Loire Valley about which I am most frequently reminded it has to be the region's remarkable diversity. In part this is down to the sheer length of the river; its course from the Massif Central all the way down to the Atlantic Ocean takes it across a varied array of terroirs, from great expanses of schist.......
Read on in my profile of Domaine Réthoré Davy, a domaine on Anjou's periphery turning out an eclectic portfolio of wines, featuring varieties including all the Loire stalwarts as well as Abouriou, Chardonnay, Syrah and Viognier. (23/8/16)

Recent Blog Posts

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Being Organic gives no Score Advantage (04/08/16)
A recently published UCLA study of eco-certified wine qualit...
Summer Break: Chinon Time (04/07/16)
The sun is shining (intermittently, to be honest) over the v...
Don`t be a Woolworths (29/06/16)
Many years ago I had a Saturday- and holiday-job in Woolwort...
Jonathan Maltus, OBE (13/06/16)
I learnt this morning that Jonathan Maltus, proprietor of Ch...
Bordeaux 2015: Is it all over? (10/06/16)
I don’t think I’ve ever thought of myself as a B...
Site Update Archive


Château Haut-Bailly, All The Fives (17/8/16) 2005 back to 1975.
Domaine de la Noblaie (16/8/16) I call in on Jérôme Billard.
Château d'Angludet 1996 (15/8/16) [free]
Château La Tour Carnet (14/8/16) New detail on the white cuvée.
Vine Revival, 2016 Update (13/8/16) I revisit 2014 & 2015.
Château de France (12/8/16) A once-derelict estate now rescued.
Jo Landron, 2016 Update (11/8/16) The latest releases from Jo.
St Emilion Grand Cru Classé, Older Vintages (10/8/16) 34 wines.
St Emilion Grand Cru Classé, 2015 (9/8/16) 33 wines.
Château de Villeneuve Saumur Les Cormiers 2007 (8/8/16) [free]
Loire Vintages at a Glance (7/8/16) Bite-sized summaries.
La Cave Voltaire (6/8/16) A great wine bar in Chinon. [free]
Château Grand Village (5/8/16) The Guinaudeau-family homestead.
Domaine Saint Nicolas (4/8/16) Some delicious wines from Thierry.
Château Gruaud-Larose (3/8/16) A new 8-page profile.
Charles Joguet (2/8/16) I visit, and taste 2014 & 2015.
Domaine de Montcy Cour-Cheverny 2014 (1/8/16) [free]


Château Laroque (31/7/16) An estate set for revolution.
Alexandre Bain (30/7/16) I check out three wines from Alex.
Bordeaux 2003 Tasting (29/7/16) I check in on 16 wines.
Château La Serre (28/7/16) I profile this St Emilion domaine.
Nicolas Joly, 2016 Update (27/7/16) The 2014 vintage.
Château Thieuley (26/7/16) A visit and tasting.
Domaine Jaulin-Plaisantin Chinon Les Bourdes 2011 (25/7/16) [free]
Château Fonroque (1/7/16) An updated profile.


Pomerol 2006 (30/6/16) Le Pin, Petrus and more.
St Emilion 2006 (30/6/16) Led by Ausone and Cheval Blanc.

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The four most popular recent Loire updates.

Domaine de l'Ecu Update
I revisit Fréd Niger's wines. (28/6/16)

Domaine de la Pépière
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The latest releases from Yves & Anne. (14/6/16)

Michel Redde
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My detailed en primeur vintage report.

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Denis Dubourdieu
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Four recent restaurant visits. All are free to read.

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A hit-and-miss experience. (12/3/16)

The Kitchin
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