Recent Site Updates

François Pinon Vouvray Première Trie 2003 (4/5/15)
A wine from a vintage not renowned, unlike 2014, for its acidity.

Château Montlandrie (3/5/15)
My profile of this domaine updated with new images.

Domaine de la Bergerie (2/5/15)
An expanded profile, more detail, and new images.

Château Barde-Haut (1/5/15)
Another new St Emilion profile.

Domaine de la Bergerie, 2015 Update (30/4/15)
I report on recent vintages. Ten wines tasted.

Château Couhins (29/4/15)
A new Pessac-Léognan profile.

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This Weeks Featured Article
Famille Lieubeau

There are surely few if any domaines where the story begins with an abandoned child in a hotel in Nantes. In fact, I can say with some certainty, there are absolutely no domaines profiled on Winedoctor where the story begins in such a fashion. Or at least that was the case until now, because the Lieubeau family, proprietors of...........
Read on in my new profile of Famille Lieubeau, a modern-day family-run Muscadet empire. (28/4/15)

Recent Blog Posts
Primeurs Blind Tasting: Who Ends up Blind? (01/05/15)
As I noted in yesterday’s blog post, this week I have ...
Decanter World Wine Awards 2015 (30/04/15)
I’ve had a busy week in London, mostly judging in the ...
Bordeaux: Psychohistorian Required (24/04/15)
There are various moments throughout Isaac Asimov’s Fo...
The Sabre Rattling of the Wine Judges (17/04/15)
There is a shifting seasonality to the wine world. I’m...
Barrel Samples: The Jigsaw Approach (10/04/15)
The internet is heaving with opinion on Bordeaux 2014 at the...

(All posts on the Winedr Blog are free to read)

Site Update Archive

April

Pithon-Paillé Anjou Blanc Mozaïk 2009 (27/4/15) [free]
Les Vignes Herbel (26/4/15) An update to my profile.
The Gardener's Cottage (25/4/15) A restaurant review. [free]
Primeur Picks 2014 (24/4/15) Bordeaux Groundhog Day.
AC Bordeaux 2014 (23/4/15) An eclectic mix of wines.
Castillon & Co. 2014 (22/4/15) Wines from the right bank.
Pessac-Léognan 2014 (21/4/15) 49 wines, red & white.
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.

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