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Pithon-Paillé Anjou Blanc Mozaïk 2009 (27/4/15) [free]
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Primeur Picks 2014 (24/4/15)
Bordeaux Groundhog Day. And my top wines.

AC Bordeaux 2014 (23/4/15)
Nearing the end: an eclectic mix of wines.

Castillon & Co. 2014 (22/4/15)
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This Weeks Featured Article
Bordeaux 2014: Pessac-Léognan

In a vintage such as 2014 the response of tasters when it comes to the white wines can be almost Pavlovian. What's that, it was a cool vintage, you say? Oh well, it will be good for the white wines. Everybody reading this already knows that in a cooler vintage while the red wines might struggle to loosen themselves from ..........
Read on in my Pessac-Léognan 2014 report, looking at the vintage here for whites as well as reds, followed up by my tasting notes on 49 wines from Pessac-Léognan and Graves. (21/4/15)

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Site Update Archive

April

Domaine de la Robinière Vouvray Bel-Air Sec 2013 (20/4/15) [free]
Haut-Médoc 2014 (19/4/15) Two dozen wines.
Médoc 2014 (18/4/15) A 2014 micro-report.
Sauternes & Barsac 2014 (17/4/15) A fine, acid-etched vintage.
Pomerol 2014 (16/4/15) A vintage weak spot.
St Emilion 2014 [2] (15/4/15) Grand Cru Classé & Grand Cru.
St Emilion 2014 [1] (14/4/15) Premier Grand Cru Classé.
Ampelidae Le K 2005 (13/4/15) [free]
Moulis & Listrac 2014 (12/4/15) Lesser terroirs.
Margaux 2014 (11/4/15) Some good results here.
St Julien 2014 (10/4/15) A rather cooler style.
Pauillac 2014 (9/4/15) More from the Médoc.
St Estèphe 2014 (8/4/15) It's all about the rain.
Bordeaux 2014 (7/4/15) A unique cool and warm vintage.
Vincent Ricard Touraine Le Petiot 2013 (6/4/15) [free]

March

Saumur Succedaneum (27/3/15) Two alternatives to Clos Rougeard.
Domaine Masson-Blondelet, 2015 Update (26/3/15) I taste the latest.
Château Beau-Séjour Bécot (25/3/15) The latest St Emilion update.
Bonnet-Huteau (24/3/15) A fine biodynamic Muscadet domaine.
Domaine du Clos Naudin Vouvray Sec 2010 (23/3/15) [free]
Domaine des Baumard (21/3/15) A massive profile overhaul.
Château Bellefont-Belcier (20/3/15) A new profile.
Domaine de la Pépière Update (19/3/15) I taste the latest releases.
Château Charmail (18/3/15) A worthy Haut-Médoc estate.
Domaine des Baumard Update (17/3/15) A Papillon vertical & more.
Les Trois Petiotes Côtes de Bourg 2010 (16/3/15) [free]
Domaine du Haut Bourg, 2015 Update (14/3/15) Four new releases.
Pomerol 2005 (13/3/15) Great quality, closing thoughts.
St Emilion 2005 (13/3/15) Rrom the over-cooked to the magnificent.
Pessac-Léognan 2005 (12/3/15) A very fine, top-heavy selection.
Margaux 2005 (12/3/15) A broad spread of quality.
St Julien 2005 (11/3/15) Fabulously cerebral style.
Pauillac 2005 (11/3/15) Some stunning wines.
St Estèphe 2005 (10/3/15) A superb start.
Bordeaux 2005 (10/3/15) Tasted at ten years.
Verdier-Logel C. du Forez Cuvée des Gourmets 2014 (9/3/15) [free]
Château Bastor-Lamontagne (7/3/15) New historical detail.
Dinner at Château Faugères (6/3/15) Faugères Blanc & more.
Château Belle-Rive (5/3/15) My profile updated.
Château Bélair-Monange (4/3/15) An expanded profile.
Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu (3/3/15) A 20-year celebration.

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