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Château Cap de Mourlin (5/5/16)
I updated my profile of this St Emilion domaine.

Primeur Picks 2015 (4/5/16)
The state of en primeur, and my top picks.

Verdier-Logel Côtes du Forez La Volcanique 2015 (2/5/16) [free]
Fun, freshness, frame, and no winemaking fripperies.

Château Pichon-Baron (1/5/16)
An update with some new images.

Alain Cailbourdin, 2016 Update (30/4/16)
Four of Alain's latest releases tasted.

Bordeaux Quartet 2016: Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte (29/4/16)
A new series looking at 2015 versus previous vintages.

This Weeks Featured Article
François Crochet, 2016 Update

If any proof that Bué deserves place on the top tier of Sancerre communes alongside Chavignol is required, there is no domaine more perfectly suited to answer this question than this one. François and Carine Crochet have, for as long as I have been tasting their wines, been turning out exemplary, minerally ........
Read on in my 2016 François Crochet Update, in which I report on 17 wines from this leading domaine, with a focus on the 2014 and 2015 vintages. (3/5/16)

Recent Blog Posts

All posts on the Winedr Blog are free to read.

Bordeaux Quartets: 2015 vs. 2014 (05/05/16)
With my Bordeaux 2015 report now complete, I can look forwar...
Bordeaux 2015: Penultimate Thoughts (30/04/16)
Not closing thoughts then? No not quite, because although I ...
Bordeaux 2015: Pomerol Pacifist (09/04/16)
Well, that’s it, it’s done. My primeurs week is ...
Bordeaux 2015: Bumping (08/04/16)
Friday morning, and it is the last day of primeurs, for me a...
Bordeaux 2015: Never Ignore Fate (07/04/16)
It’s Thursday morning, and I am now on my primeurs hom...
Site Update Archive

April

AC Bordeaux 2015 (27/4/16) Generic wines tasted.
Haut-Médoc 2015 (27/4/16) A mixed bag.
Sauternes & Barsac 2015 (26/4/16) A fine vintage.
Dom. de la Perruche Les Rotissants 1996 (25/4/16) [free]
Moulis & Listrac 2015 (24/4/16)Some good value.
St Estèphe 2015 (23/4/16) A more difficult vintage.
Pauillac 2015 (22/4/16) Great success in parts.
St Julien 2015 (21/4/16) A story of mixed success.
Margaux 2015 (20/4/16) An impressive vintage.
Pessac-Léognan 2015 (19/4/16) 60+ excelent wines.
Domaine de la Pépière Clos des Briords 2014 (18/4/16) [free]
Médoc 2015 (17/4/16) A glitch in the vintage.
Pomerol 2015 (16/4/16) More than 60 wines tasted.
Castillon & Co. 2015 (15/4/16) Quality and value.
St Emilion Grand Cru Classé & Grand Cru 2015 (14/4/16) 89 wines.
St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé 2015 (13/4/16) 23 wines.
Bordeaux 2015 A six-page introduction (12/4/16)
Château Montviel 2004 (11/4/16) [free]

March

Château Lalande-Borie (31/3/16) Wines from St Julien's west end.
Central Vineyards 2014 (30/3/16) Purity and tension.
Touraine 2014 (30/3/16) A return to form for Vouvray.
Anjou & Saumur 2014 (29/3/16) Great sweet wines.
Loire 2014 (29/3/16) A vintage revisited.
François Pinon Vouvray Cuvée Tradition 1997 (28/3/16) [free]
Château Cos d'Estournel, 2016 Update (27/3/16) The 2013 vintage.
The Ship on the Shore (26/3/16) Down to the Water of Leith. [free]
Château Le Pape (25/3/16) I profile this domaine.

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