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AC Bordeaux 2015 (27/4/16)
Generic wines, from Margaux, Cos, the Guinaudeaus & more.

Haut-Médoc 2015 (27/4/16)
A mixed bag from this broad appellation.

Domaine de la Perruche Coteaux de Saumur Les Rotissants 1996
Classicism and aged complexity here. (25/4/16) [free]

Moulis & Listrac 2015 (24/4/16)
No great wines here, but some good value.

St Estèphe 2015 (23/4/16)
A more difficult vintage for this appellation.

Pauillac 2015 (22/4/16)
Another mixed story, with great success in parts.

This Weeks Featured Article
Sauternes 2015

I was in that no man's land between sleep and wake. Slowly prising open my eyes, I sensed the darkness of the room all around me. Through a crack between the curtains, two handkerchiefs doing their best to cover the tiny aperture behind, I could see the inky black of the night sky that lay like a blanket over Bordeaux........
Read on, as I report on more than 40 wines in my Sauternes 2015 report, the latest in my series of Bordeaux 2015 reports. (26/4/16)

Recent Blog Posts

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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...
Bordeaux 2015: Rocky Balboa (06/04/16)
Yesterday morning saw a relaxed start. That doesn’t me...
Bordeaux 2015: Lost in Barsac (05/04/16)
I have an 8am appointment this morning (Tuesday), so this la...
Site Update Archive

April

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.
Famille Lieubeau, 2016 Update (24/3/16) Wines from 2015 & older.
Château Léoville-Barton (23/3/16) My profile expanded to 6 pages.
Pierre Morin Update (22/3/16) Top cuvées from Bué.
Le Rocher des Violettes Montlouis Pétillant 2013 (21/3/16) [free]
Château Larcis Ducasse (20/3/16) My profile updated.
Clos Floridène (19/3/16) Classic Graves, from Denis Dubourdieu.
Domaine des Herbauges (18/3/16) I report on the 2015 vintage.

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