Recent Site Updates

Twenty-Five Years On: The 1989 Vintage (24/12/14)
Vouvray & Sauternes rule in this baker's dozen.

Domaine de l'Aujardière Fié Gris 2012 (22/12/14)
I continue to explore the Loire's varietal library.

Alexandre Bain (20/12/14)
My profile of this Pouilly-Fumé domaine updated.

Twenty Years On: The 1994 Vintage (19/12/14)
Fifteen wines, mainly from Bordeaux and the Loire Valley.

Château Trotanoy (18/12/14)
My profile of the original Moueix property updated.

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This Weeks Featured Article
Château Laroque

So often when our thoughts turn to St Emilion it is the town itself we think of, its ancient walls of pale limestone and streets cobbled with dark Cornish granite, the latter stones once carried back to Bordeaux from England as ballast on ships relieved of their heavy cargo of wine. At the peripheries of the town these narrow........
Read on in my latest new Bordeaux profile, as I visit Château Laroque, and taste some recent vintages, back to 1998. (23/12/14)

Recent Blog Posts
Checking in on . . . . Cuvee Pif, 2012 (03/12/14)
Although the writing had been on the wall for a year or two,...
A Gentle Tour of Vouvray (22/11/14)
Take a gentle tour of Vouvray with French rally team Florent...
Exploring Sherry #6: Don Nuno (19/11/14)
Another exploratory moment in the world of Sherry now, and d...
Critics Need Benchmarks (06/11/14)
How do we judge wine? I recall tasting, twenty-five years (o...
Sociando-Mallet: Old & New (05/11/14)
A chance today to look at two wines from what is undoubtedly...

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Site Update Archive

December

Les Cailloux du Paradis (17/12/14)The wines of Etienne Courtois.
Domaine Huet (16/12/14) A new 15-page profile.
Warre's Late Bottled Vintage Port 2003 (15/12/14) [free]
Dom. Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme (13/12/14) Was Puzelat-Bonhomme.
Fifteen Years On: The 1999 Vintage (12/12/14) 24 wines tasted.
Château Faizeau (11/12/14) Good wines from Montagne-St-Emilion.
Francis Blanchet (10/12/14) Attractive Pouilly-Fumé.
Eric Morgat (9/12/14) New profile, new notes.
Thierry Puzelat Romorantin 2008 (8/12/14) [free]
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey (6/12/14) Updated with new details.
Ten Years On: The 2004 Vintage (5/12/14) 20+ wines tasted.
Petrus (4/12/14) My profile updated and expanded.
Domaine de Bablut (3/12/14) I update my profile.
Domaine des Sablonnettes (2/12/14) I profile this cult domaine.
Pithon-Paillé Quarts de Chaume 2011 (1/12/14) [free]

November

Book Review: Millésimes (29/11/14) [free]
Thierry Puzelat (28/11/14) A profile update.
Château La Pointe (27/11/14) My profile updated.
Domaine La Grange Tiphaine, 2014 Update (26/11/14) New notes.
Domaine du Clos Naudin (25/11/14) The wines of Philippe Foreau.
Moutard-Diligent Champagne Cépage Arbane 2004 (24/11/14) [free]
Clos du Clocher (22/11/14) My profile updated.
Thierry Puzelat, 2014 Update (21/11/14) Wines from 2011-2013.
La Fleur de Boüard (20/11/14) A Lalande-de-Pomerol profile.
Le Clos de la Meslerie (19/11/4) New detail and new images.
Charles Joguet (18/11/14) New profile, new notes.
Stéphane Cossais Montlouis Le Volagré 2008 (17/11/14) [free]
Château Les Cruzelles (16/11/14) A Durantou estate.
Toby Bainbridge (15/11/14) My profile updated.
New in Saumur: Sébastien Bobinet (14/11/14)
Damien Laureau, 2014 Update (13/11/14) Wines from 2013 & 2011.

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