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Vincent Carême (30/10/14)
I expand and update my profile of this top Vouvray domaine.

Part 3 & Part 4 of my 2012 Cru Bourgeois Report. (29/10/14)
I conclude with my notes on the Haut-Médoc and Médoc wines.

Domaine Courbis Cornas Champelrose 2006 (27/10/14) [free]
Classic Cornas, from the foot of the Cornas slope.

Fronsac & Canon-Fronsac (26/10/14)
My Bordeaux guide continues with this under-the-radar region.

Michel Autran (25/10/14)
New notes on the 2013 vintage, including a new cuvée.

New in the Vendôme: Brendan Tracey (24/10/14)
Natural vins de soif from an ex-punk rocker.

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This Weeks Featured Article
Cru Bourgeois 2012

The annual tasting of the latest Sélection Officielle des Crus Bourgeois du Médoc is now a regular fixture in my personal tasting calendar. I am sure everyone reading this is already aware that the once robust Cru Bourgeois classification, carved in stone in 1932, ultimately collapsed following a reworking in 2003 (if not.........
Read on in my report on the 2012 Sélection Officielle des Crus Bourgeois du Médoc, starting today with my introduction and notes on the Médoc communes. Now including part 3 & part 4. (28/10/14)

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Site Update Archive


Domaine de Chevalier, 2014 Update (23/10/14) Five recent vintages.
Château Raymond-Lafon (22/10/14) New detail and images.
Nicolas Joly (21/10/14) The 2012 vintage.
Clos les Montys Muscadet 'Vigne de 1914' 2012 (20/10/14) [free]
Two from Château Raymond-Lafon (19/10/14) The 2011 & 2010.
Clos Cristal (18/10/14) Updated with new images.
New in Saumur: Château Yvonne (17/10/14)
Domaine Huet, 2014 Update (16/10/14) The 2013 vintage.
Château Latour à Pomerol (15/10/14 Another profile upgraded.
Domaine de la Garrelière (14/10/14) Top-class Touraine estate.
Ch. Pierre-Bise CdL Beaulieu Rouannières 2006 (13/10/14) [free]
The Other Côtes (12/10/14) Blaye, Bourg, Cadillac & Francs.
Ch. de la Roche en Loire, 2014 Update (11/10/14) Recent releases.
New in Touraine: Lionel Gosseaume (10/10/14)
Clos des Lunes (9/10/14) Dry wines from Sauternes.
Henry Pellé (8/10/14) Updated, plus new notes on the 2012s.
Vincent Carême (7/10/14) The latest releases.
Domaine Ogereau Clos des Bonnes Blanches 2011 (6/10/14) [free]


Noyer de Cent Vouvray Moelleux 2002 (29/9/14) [free]
New in Anjou: Nicolas Reau (26/9/14)
Alain Cailbourdin (25/9/14) I profile this domaine in Pouilly-Fumé.
Château Hosanna (24/9/14) Another Pomerol update.
Le Clos de la Meslerie (23/9/14) Tasting update.
Château d'Aurilhac 2009 (22/9/14) [free]
The Bordeaux Satellites (21/9/14) My Bordeaux guide expands.
Château de la Genaiserie (20/9/14) I revisit two from 1997.
New in Anjou: Domaine du Clos de l'Èlu (19/9/14)
Domaine Tinel-Blondelet (18/9/14) More from Pouilly-Fumé.
Château Gazin (17/9/14) My profile renewed.
Pithon-Paillé Les Treilles Retrospective (16/9/14)
François Chidaine Montlouis Les Tuffeaux 2009 (15/9/14) [free]
Le Pont de la Tour (14/9/14) A faux-French theme, on the Thames.
Domaine de la Bergerie, 2014 Update (13/9/14) Sixteen wines.
New in Vouvray: Domaine Perrault-Jadaud (12/9/14)

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