Recent Site Updates

Two from Château Raymond-Lafon (19/10/14)
I meet Jean-Pierre Meslier and check out the 2011 & 2010.

Clos Cristal (18/10/14)
I update my profile with new images of the walls.

New in Saumur: Château Yvonne (17/10/14)
The wines of Mathieu Vallée, in charge here since 2007.

Domaine Huet, 2014 Update (16/10/14)
I check out the 2013 Secs, and the 2009 Pétillant.

Château Latour à Pomerol (15/10/14)
Another Bordeaux profile upgraded; new images and new detail.

Château Pierre-Bise C/d. Layon Beaulieu Les Rouannières 2006
A fine result from a very challenging vintage. (13/10/14) [free]

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This Weeks Featured Article
Domaine de la Garrelière

In the autumn of 1585, a family of rather minor noble status in Poitou was blessed with a child, their fifth if truth be told, and their third son. The child's mother was Susanne de la Porte, the daughter of a jurist; his father was François III du Plessis de Richelieu (1548 - 1590), seigneur of Richelieu and a soldier. Although a frail child........
Read on in my profile of Domaine de la Garrelière, a Touraine estate the origins of which can be traced back to Cardinal Richelieu's orders to plant vines around his home town. (14/10/14)

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A Good Value Pouilly-Fume (09/10/14)
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Exploring Sherry #5: Alfonso (07/10/14)
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Site Update Archive


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)
Château Hannetot (11/9/14) A new Pessac-Léognan micro-estate.
Domaine de Bellivière, 2014 Update (10/9/14) Electric wines.
2014 Grand Cru Classé tasting (9/9/14) 2010-2013 vintages.
Pithon-Paillé C. du Layon Belargus des Treilles 2010 (8/9/14) [free]
Pomerol (7/9/14) Another Bordeaux Wine Guide update.
Château La Croix de Gay (6/9/14) Updated with new detail.
New in Saumur: Les Jardins Esméraldins (5//9/14)
Château La Fleur-Pétrus (4/9/14) Another profile updated.
François Pinon (2/9/14) New profile, new notes.
Masson-Blondelet Pouilly-Fumé Les Angelots 2012 (1/9/14) [free]


Domaine Masson-Blondelet (3/9/14) Top-notch Pouilly-Fumé.

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