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Mai et Kenji Hodgson, 2015 Update (22/5/15)
Three wines from this organic duo.

Château Couhins-Lurton (21/5/15)
Pessac-Léognan from the Lurton family.

Domaine Laporte, 2015 Update (20/5/15)
Four wines, Sancerre & Pouilly-Fumé, 2014 to 2010.

La Petite Église 2005 (18/5/15) [free]
Tomorrow, a L'Église-Clinet vertical. Today, the deuxième vin.

Loire Wine Guide (17/5/15)
A new introduction, to a new multi-part guide.

Château Latour, 2015 Releases (16/5/15)
I report on mature releases from 2011, 2008 and 2003.

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This Weeks Featured Article
Château L'Église-Clinet, 2015 Retrospective

It is perhaps ironic that it was when I was standing on the limestone ridge above the town of Castillon-la-Bataille when the realisation dawned that - unless I departed immediately - I was going to be late. Here I was on the edge of the vineyard of Château Montlandrie, Denis Durantou's viticultural outpost in Castillon, when.........
Read on in my Château L'Église-Clinet 2015 Retrospective, in which I meet up with Denis Durantou and taste eleven vintages from 2005 back to 1995, with some from magnum and bottle. (19/5/15)

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Primeurs Blind Tasting: Who Ends up Blind? (01/05/15)
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Site Update Archive

May

La Ferme de la Sansonnière, 2015 Update (15/5/15)
Château Quintus (14/5/15) My latest St Emilion profile.
Domaine des Herbauges, 2015 Update (13/5/15) The 2014 vintage.
Domaine des Forges (12/5/15) New profile, new notes.
Pierre Gimonnet Champagne Gastronome 2002 (11/5/15) [free]
Château Pichon-Baron (10/5/15) New detail on Les Griffons.
Martin Wishart (9/5/14) A restaurant review. [free]
Château Canon (8/5/15) Another renewed St Emilion profile.
Jo Landron, 2015 Update (7/5/14) The latest releases.
Clos Puy Arnaud, 2015 Update (6/5/15) Four recent releases.
Domaine Cady (5/5/15) A new profile of this domaine.
François Pinon Vouvray Première Trie 2003 (4/5/15) [free]
Château Montlandrie (3/5/15) My profile updated with new images.
Domaine de la Bergerie (2/5/15) An expanded profile.
Château Barde-Haut (1/5/15) A new St Emilion profile.

April

Domaine de la Bergerie, 2015 Update (30/4/15) Ten wines tasted.
Château Couhins (29/4/15) A new Pessac-Léognan profile.
Famille Lieubeau (28/4/15) A Muscadet empire.
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]

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