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Haut-Médoc 2014 (19/4/15)
A report on two dozen wines, some of real interest.

Médoc 2014 (18/4/15)
A Médoc 2014 micro-report.

Sauternes & Barsac 2014 (17/4/15)
A fine but acid-etched vintage for Sauternes.

Pomerol 2014 (16/4/15)
A vintage weak spot.

St Emilion Grand Cru Classé & Grand Cru 2014 (15/4/15)
Highs and lows; the more troubled side of the vintage.

Ampelidae Le K 2005 (13/4/15) [free]
Rooting for the underdog. A Cabernet blend from Frédéric Brochet.

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This Weeks Featured Article
Bordeaux 2014: St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé

Thinking back to my primeurs reports in recent years, the days as I work my way towards my annual St Emilion report have always filled me with a slightly uneasy sense of foreboding. It's like a walking tour; it's a joyful experience, the scenery is beautiful, the people you meet relaxed and friendly, and all is going well..........
Read on in the first of my two St Emilion 2014 reports, in which I look at the wines of the St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé estates, from Angélus down to Valandraud. Coming tomorrow, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and Grand Cru. (14/4/15)

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Site Update Archive


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]


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.
Château Lassègue 2006 (2/3/15) [free]


Ondine (28/2/15) [free] Tip-top seafood spcialist.
Château Belgrave (27/2/15) A new and expanded profile.
Central Vineyards 2014 (26/2/14) My final report.
Bordeaux 2002 (25/2/15) Eight wines at 13 years.
Touraine 2014 (24/2/15) More Loire 2014.
Sylvain Gaudron Vouvray Le Grain d'Or 2010 (23/2/15) [free]

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