Recent Site Updates

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Château de Fesles (1/10/16)
My profile of this leading Bonnezeaux estate overhauled.

Château Lagrange (30/9/16)
Another St Julien profile overhauled.

Richard Leroy, 2016 Update (29/9/16)
I check in on the 2014 and 2013 vintages.

Famille Lieubeau, Crus Communaux (28/9/16)
Two top Muscadet crus examined.

Alphonse Mellot Sancerre Génération XIX Rouge 2005 (26/9/16)
A look back at an older Mellot wine, from my cellar.

This Week's Featured Article
Henri Bourgeois, 2015 - 1990

One of the most enjoyable tasks I took on during 2015 was organising a tasting of Oaked Sauvignon Blanc. I was asked to help out by Richard Bampfield MW and Jean-Christophe Mau, of Château Brown. The idea was to pit the increasingly popular white wine of Château Brown against a range of other white wines from......
Read on in my report on a visit to Henri Bourgeois in which I taste wines young and old, from 2015 back to 1990, with Arnaud Bourgeois. (27/9/16)

Recent Blog Posts

All posts on the Winedr Blog are free to read.

Loire Valley 2016: The Frost (20/09/16)
Earlier this year the vignerons of the Loire Valley experien...
The Three Ages of The Bordeaux Drinker (14/09/16)
I think I may have entered my third age as a Bordeaux drinke...
Being Organic gives no Score Advantage (04/08/16)
A recently published UCLA study of eco-certified wine qualit...
Summer Break: Chinon Time (04/07/16)
The sun is shining (intermittently, to be honest) over the v...
Don`t be a Woolworths (29/06/16)
Many years ago I had a Saturday- and holiday-job in Woolwort...
Site Update Archive

September

Château Tertre-Roteboeuf (23/9/16) Four from François.
Domaine aux Moines (22/9/16) A revitalised domaine.
Clos des Jacobins (21/9/16) St Emilion from the Decosters.
François Chidaine (20/9/16) The latest releases.
Jonathan Pabiot Pouilly-Fumé Prédilection 2012 (19/9/16) [free]
Château Lafite-Rothschild (18/9/16) My profile updated.
Domaine Le Fay d'Homme, 2016 Update (17/9/16) Top Muscadet.
Château Soucherie (16/9/16) A tasting update.
Château La Tour Figeac (15/9/16) My profile updated.
Gérard Boulay (14/9/16) An update; four superb wines tasted.
Yannick Amirault (13/9/16) I visit and taste.
Château Talbot 1996 (12/9/16) [free]
Château d'Aiguilhe (11/9/16) New detail on the white wine.
Domaine Mosse (10/9/16) My profile updated.
The Garcin-Lévêque Portfolio (9/9/16) Notes on the 2014s more.
Château Haut-Bergey (8/9/16) Pessac-Léognan in a modern style.
Damien Laureau (7/9/16) Wines recently tasted with Damien.
Château Lagrange Vertical (6/9/16) Tour, dinner & tasting.
La Grange aux Belles Coup de Boule 2015 (5/9/16) [free]
Château Climens (4/9/16) New images and new detail.
Nicolas Reau (3/9/16) I taste the 2014 vintage with Nicolas.
Thibaud Boudignon (2/9/16) Thibaud's splendid 2014s.
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou (1/9/16) An expanded profile.

August

Château Latour, 2016 Releases (31/8/16) 2010, 2009 & 2000.
Bernard Baudry (30/8/16) A tour and tasting with Matthieu.
Dom. de la Taille aux Loups Montlouis Romulus 1997 (29/8/16) [free]
Château Pichon-Lalande (28/8/16) My profile expanded.

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Recent Loire

The four most popular recent Loire updates.

Eric Morgat
A change in style for Eric. (26/8/16)

Domaine de la Noblaie
I call in on Jérôme Billard. (16/8/16)

Loire Vintages at a Glance
My bite-sized vintage summaries. (7/8/16)

Charles Joguet
I visit, and taste the 2014 & 2015 vintages. (2/8/16)

Recent Bordeaux

The four most popular recent Bordeaux updates.

Château Haut-Bailly
All The Fives; 2005 back to 1975. (17/8/16)

St Emilion GCC, 2015
I taste 33 wines from this vintage. (9/8/16)

Bordeaux 2003 Tasting
I check out 16 wines from this vintage. (29/7/16)

Bordeaux 2006 at Ten Years
A tasting report, with 60+ wines. (21/6/16)

Wine & Dine

Four recent restaurant visits. All are free to read.

La Cabane à Vin
I visit another Chinon wine bar. (27/8/16)

La Cave Voltaire
A great wine bar in Chinon. (6/8/16))

The Ship on the Shore
Down to the Water of Leith. (26/3/16)

Castle Terrace
A hit-and-miss experience. (12/3/16)