Recent Site Updates

Domaine Huet Vouvray Pétillant 2010 (29/6/15) [free]
A look at this very recent release from Domaine Huet.

Château Cos d'Estournel (28/6/15)
An update with new details, particularly on the white wine.

Domaine Philippe Gilbert, 2015 Update (27/6/15)
Five recent releases from this top domaine.

Château Climens, 2015 Update (26/6/15)
Five recent vintages tasted, 2013 back to 2009.

Vine Revival (25/6/15)
Vincent Caillé and Christelle Guibert make Muscadet.

Château Lassègue (24/6/15)
Wines from the St Emilion côtes, by Pierre Seillan.

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This Weeks Featured Article
Domaine Vacheron, 2015 Update

Vacheron is a name that has, for me, always existed in Sancerre. I first visited the domaine well over two decades ago, and even as a broke student I had a few bottles in the cellar, along with Chinon Clos de l'Echo from Couly-Dutheil and Saumur-Champigny from the likes of Filliatreau and Château de Villeneuve. Suffice to say......
Read on in my Domaine Vacheron 2015 Update, as I report on the state of play chez Vacheron today, taste my through the latest releases from the 2013 and 2012 vintages (plus a couple from 2011 and 2010), and meet two great new cuvées for the first time, Le Pavé and the ultra-rare L'Enclos des Remparts. (23/6/15)

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Site Update Archive

June

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]

May

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.
Château L'Église-Clinet 2015 Retrospective (19/5/15) 11 wines.
La Petite Église 2005 (18/5/15) [free]
Loire Wine Guide (17/5/15) A new multi-part guide.
Château Latour, 2015 Releases (16/5/15) From 2011, 2008 & 2003.
La Ferme de la Sansonnière, 2015 Update (15/5/15)
Château Quintus (14/5/15) My latest St Emilion profile.
Domaine des Herbauges, 2015 Update (13/5/15) The 2014 vintage.
Domaine des Forges (12/5/15) New profile, new notes.

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