Recent Site Updates

Château Fonbadet (29/7/15)
I profile this notable cru bourgeois estate in Pauillac.

Domaine Cady Cuvée Volupté Grains Nobles 1999 (27/7/15)
On sunsets and sunrises, and drinking off vintages.

Domaine de Bellevue (3/7/15)
Muscadet and more from Jérôme Bretaudeau.

Château de la Genaiserie (2/7/15)
I update my profile of this top Coteaux du Layon domaine.

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This Weeks Featured Article
Domaine FL

Domaine FL is both ancient and modern, an Anjou domaine of two halves united during the early years of the 21st century by Philippe Fournier. The ancient half lies on the north side of the Loire, a venerable estate in Savennières, Château de Chamboureau, one of the original grandes dames of the appellation which should......
Read on in my new profile of Domaine FL, a dynamic (and now biodynamic) domaine sitting above Rochefort-sur-Loire. I include new detail on the history of Château de Chamboureau, and detail how the domaine is developing under the auspices of Julien Fournier and Charles-Eric Pasquiers. I also include notes from my most recent tasting of the 2013, 2012, 2011 2010 vintages. (28/7/15)

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Site Update Archive


Château Figeac (1/7/15) A newly expanded profile.
Château Soucherie (30/6/15) Leading Anjou domaine.
Domaine Huet Vouvray Pétillant 2010 (29/6/15) [free]
Château Cos d'Estournel (28/6/15) An update with new detail.
Domaine Philippe Gilbert (27/6/15) Five recent releases tasted.
Château Climens, 2015 Update (26/6/15) Five recent vintages.
Vine Revival (25/6/15) Vincent Caillé & Christelle Guibert.
Château Lassègue (24/6/15) Wines from Pierre Seillan.
Domaine Vacheron 2015 Update (23/6/15) Including new cuvées.
Jérémie Mourat Clos Saint-André 2012 (22/6/15) [free]
Loire Wine Guide: Climate (21/6/15) The latest instalment.
Château Pierre-Bise (20/6/15) An expanded profile.
Château Haut-Brion (19/6/15) My profile expanded to nine pages.
Domaine Le Fay d'Homme (18/6/15) The wines of Vincent Caillé.
Domaine du Closel (17/6/15) My profile updated.
Château Pierre-Bise 2015 Update (16/6/15) The latest vintages.
Ch. Cassagne Haut-Canon La Truffière 2008 (15/6/15) [free]
Château de l'Aulée (14/6/15) My profile updated.
The Scran & Scallie (13/6/15) [free] A Tom Kitchin gastropub.
Domaine du Clos de l'Èlu (12/6/15) A 2015 update.
Château Beauséjour (11/6/15) A new St Emilion profile.
Thibaud Boudignon, 2015 Update (10/6/15) I taste 2014 & 2013.
Château Gilette (9/6/15) A new Sauternes profile.
Château de l'Aulée Crémant de Loire Brut NV (8/6/15) [free]
Loire Wine Guide: Geology (7/6/15) The latest instalment.
Alain Cailbourdin (6/6/15) An update.
Pierre Luneau-Papin, 2015 Update (5/6/15) The 2013 vintage.
Château Raymond-Lafon, 2015 Update (4/6/15) 2011, 2010 & 2009.
Château Canon-la-Gaffelière (3/6/15) An overhauled profile.
Château Canon (2/6/15) A retrospective, 2014 - 2000. (2/6/15)
Château Grand Village Les Champs Libres 2013 (1/6/15) [free]


Domaine Ogereau (31/5/15) A profile overhaul.
Château Les Cruzelles (30/5/15) An update with new images.
Domaine de l'Ecu, 2015 Update (29/5/15) Including Faust & Invictus.
Domaine de Bablut, 2015 Update (28/5/15) An under-rated domaine.
Château Bourgneuf (27/5/15) Pomerol from the Vayron family.
Domaine Ogereau 2015 Update (26/5/15) 13 wines.
Pierre Jacques Druet Les Cent Boisselées 2009 (25/5/15) [free]
Loire Wine Guide: History (24/5/15) My new guide continues.
Domaine de la Pépière (23/5/15) New detail on new cuvées.
Mai et Kenji Hodgson, 2015 Update (22/5/15) Three wines.
Château Couhins-Lurton (21/5/15) Wines from the Lurton family.
Domaine Laporte, 2015 Update (20/5/15) Four wines, 2014 to 2010.

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