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Pierre Menard Coteaux du Layon Cosmos 2014 (27/6/16) [free]
An exciting cuvée from an up-and-coming vigneron.

Loire: Sweet Winemaking (26/6/16)
An exploration of sweet Loire wines.

Château du Glana (25/6/16)
I profile this independent St Julien estate.

Domaine de la Pépière, 2016 Update (24/6/16)
Seven current releases tasted.

Pascal et Nicolas Reverdy, 2016 Update (23/6/16)
Including several vintages of Les Anges Lots & à Nicolas.

St Julien 2006 (22/6/16)
Eleven wines tasted, all the Léovilles and more.

Pauillac 2006 (22/6/16)
A selection of fifteen wines, from first growth to fifth.

This Weeks Featured Article
Bordeaux 2006 at Ten Years

Ten years of age is a good point at which to come back to most Bordeaux vintages. In recent years, the only exception that springs to mind is the 2005 vintage, when most of the wines I tasted proved to be reticent and ungiving, clearly in need of more time in the cellar. Perhaps the tannin-rich 2010 vintage will be the same. In most......
Read on in the introduction to my Bordeaux 2006 at Ten Years report, followed immediately by my first tasting instalment, St Estèphe 2006 at Ten Years. (21/6/16)

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Jonathan Maltus, OBE (13/06/16)
I learnt this morning that Jonathan Maltus, proprietor of Ch...
Bordeaux 2015: Is it all over? (10/06/16)
I don’t think I’ve ever thought of myself as a B...
Loire Valley Frost 2016: Technical & Economic Report (09/06/16)
I received this morning this report from InterLoire, the int...
En Primeur: Buy, Backfill or Chinon? (02/06/16)
The Bordeaux 2015 releases continue to trickle out. Well, th...
Exploring Sherry #17: Romate Don Jose Oloroso (27/05/16)
Yes, it has been a long time, hasn’t it? In truth, a f...
Site Update Archive


Domaine du Côteau des Nues Pouilly-Fumé 2015 (20/6/16) [free]
Domaine FL (19/6/16) An update for my profile.
Domaine de la Sénéchalière, 2016 Update (18/6/16) Malo' & Melon.
Domaine Landron-Chartier (17/6/16) The wines of Benoit Landron.
Château Langoa-Barton (16/6/16) I update my profile.
Bordeaux Quartet: Château Guiraud (15/6/16) A final foursome.
2016 Domaine de la Bergerie Update (14/6/16) The latest releases.
Château Simard 1996 (13/6/16) [free]
Loire Valley Guide: More on Red Winemaking (12/6/16)
Bordeaux Quartet: Clos de l'Oratoire (11/6/16) I taste 2015 & more.
Michel Redde, 2016 Update (10/6/16) A tasting report.
Châteaux Simard & Haut-Simard (9/6/16) Beyond Ausone.
Bordeaux Quartet: Château Le Crock (8/6/16) The 2015, and more.
Château Pierre-Bise (7/6/16) The 2014 vintage assessed.
Domaine de Bellivière Hommage à Louis Derré 2013 (6/6/16) [free]
Château Figeac (5/6/16) Updated with new detail and images.
Bordeaux Quartet: Château Moulin Riche (4/6/16) Another four.
Domaine de la Charmoise (3/6/16) Wines from the Marionnet family.
Château Dassault (2/6/16) My profile expanded and updated.
Bordeaux Quartet: Château d'Aiguilhe (1/6/16) Four from Castillon.


Domaine Ogereau (31/5/16) An Anjou baker's dozen.
Les Terres d'Ocre St Pourçain Instan T 2013 (30/5/16) [free]
Loire: Red Winemaking (29/5/16) Carbonic maceration.
Bordeaux Quartet: Léoville-Poyferré (28/5/16) Recent releases.
Vincent Gaudry (27/5/16) I taste a biodynamic half-dozen.
Clos du Marquis (26/5/16) I profile this St Julien.
Bordeaux Quartet: La Mondotte (25/5/16) Another foursome.
Jonathan Pabiot (24/5/16) A update from Pouilly-Fumé.

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