Recent Site Updates

Domaine Vacheron Sancerre Rouge Belle Dame 2010 (31/8/15)
Another exploration of the world of Pinot Noir in Sancerre. [free]

Château Cheval Blanc (30/8/15)
A profile update, including news of white vines.

The Pompadour by Galvin (29/8/15) [free]
The King of Zamunda dines out in Edinburgh.

Château Gazin, 2015 Update (28/8/15)
Five wines and an update from Christophe de Bailliencourt.

François Crochet, 2015 Update (27/8/15)
Including two new cuvées from Bué. Top quality too.

Château Lanessan (26/8/15)
A very fine, insider's wine from the Haut-Médoc.

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This Weeks Featured Article
Domaine Guiberteau

While many of the best-known domaines and vineyards of Saumur lie along the première côte, the limestone edifice that faces out onto the Loire at Dampierre-sur-Loire, Souzay-Champigny and Parnay, this strip of vineyard does not dominate the appellation in the way the première côte does elsewhere, say in Vouvray. Perhaps.......
Read on in my new profile of Domaine Guiberteau. I visit the domaine to meet Romain Guiberteau, to learn about the history of this domaine, and to taste a dozen wines. (1/9/15)

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Site Update Archive

August

New in Sancerre: Clos la Néore (25/8/15) I profile Anne Vatan.
Château de Montfort Vouvray Demi-Sec 2013 (24/8/15) [free]
Loire Valley Viticulture: Philosophies (23/8/15) My guide continues.
Patrick Baudouin, 2015 Update (22/8/15) Five wines, young and old.
Gérard Boulay, 2015 Update (21/8/15) Four recent releases tasted.
Clos Fourtet (20/8/15) Another St Emilion profile update.
Philippe Delesvaux (19/8/15) An expanded profile, and new notes.
New in Sancerre: Domaine Thomas-Labaille (18/8/15) Top-quality Chavignol.
Henri Bourgeois Sancerre d'Antan 2011 (17/8/15) [free]
Domaine Vacheron (16/8/15) A profile update.
Le Pot de Lapin (15/8/15) Informal dining in Saumur. [free]
The Mitjavile Portfolio, 2015 (14/8/15) Five wines from François.
New in Anjou: Domaine Richou (13/8/15) A fine organic domaine in Anjou.
Château Bouscaut (12/8/15) My profile updated.
Domaine Didier Dagueneau (11/8/15) A tasting, 2012 back to 1996.
Domaine de Montgilet Clos Prieur 1998 (10/8/15) [free]
Loire Valley Viticulture: Vine Disease (9/8/15) My guide continues.
Loire 2002 Revisited (8/8/15) A baker's dozen from 2002.
Loire 2002 (8/8/15) A 2002 recap for the Loire Valley.
Château La Lagune (7/8/15) An update; three recent vintages.
L'If (6/8/15) Le Pin's little brother, by Jacques Thienpont.
Pascal et Nicolas Reverdy (5/8/14) An update, tasting 2013 & 2012.
Château Rauzan-Ségla (4/8/15) A retrospective, back to 1998.
Château d'Epiré Savennières Le Hu Boyau 2012 (3/8/15) [free]
Jonathan Maltus (2/8/15) An update with new images.
Mark Greenaway (1/8/15) [free] A restaurant review.

July

Sébastien Riffault, 2015 Update (31/7/15) Recent releases tasted.
Nicolas Joly (30/7/15) My profile expanded to 7 pages.
Château Fonbadet (29/7/15) A notable Pauillac cru bourgeois.
Domaine FL (28/7/15) New profile & notes.
Domaine Cady Cuvée Volupté Grains Nobles 1999 (27/7/15) [free]
Domaine de Bellevue (3/7/15) The wines of Jérôme Bretaudeau.
Château de la Genaiserie (2/7/15) I update my profile.
Château Figeac (1/7/15) A newly expanded profile.

June

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.

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