Recent Site Updates

Michel Autran (25/10/14)
New notes on the 2013 vintage, including a new cuvée.

New in the Vendôme: Brendan Tracey (24/10/14)
Natural vins de soif from an ex-punk rocker.

Domaine de Chevalier, 2014 Update (23/10/14)
I visit and taste five recent vintages.

Château Raymond-Lafon (22/10/14)
My profile updated with new detail and new images.

Clos les Montys Muscadet S&M sur lie 'Vigne de 1914' 2012 [free]
Amphibolite and metagabbro, 100-year old vines. (20/10/14)

Two from Château Raymond-Lafon (19/10/14)
I meet Jean-Pierre Meslier and check out the 2011 & 2010.

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This Weeks Featured Article
Nicolas Joly, 2014 Update

Like any other region, the Loire Valley has its smattering of truly great vineyard sites, where geology, topography and mesoclimate all conspire to give those vignerons fortunate enough to own or rent some of this land the potential to grow and harvest some of the highest quality fruit imaginable. We could probably all name .........
Read on in my 2014 report on recent releases from Nicolas & Virgine Joly, with a focus on the 2012 vintage. (21/10/14)

Recent Blog Posts
An Attractive NV Champagne (24/10/14)
Another look at a lesser-known Champagne house here. This is...
Wine Writing: Generalism vs Specialism (22/10/14)
Years ago when I started writing Winedoctor I had a very gen...
Checking in on . . . . Le Haut de la Butte 2002 (16/10/14)
I’ve been checking out a few Loire Valley wines from 2...
A Good Value Pouilly-Fume (09/10/14)
I think everyone knows the Loire Valley is a fine source of ...
Exploring Sherry #5: Alfonso (07/10/14)
It is back to Gonzalez Byass with my latest Sherry, the Olor...

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Site Update Archive


Clos Cristal (18/10/14) Updated with new images.
New in Saumur: Château Yvonne (17/10/14)
Domaine Huet, 2014 Update (16/10/14) The 2013 vintage.
Château Latour à Pomerol (15/10/14 Another profile upgraded.
Domaine de la Garrelière (14/10/14) Top-class Touraine estate.
Ch. Pierre-Bise CdL Beaulieu Rouannières 2006 (13/10/14) [free]
The Other Côtes (12/10/14) Blaye, Bourg, Cadillac & Francs.
Ch. de la Roche en Loire, 2014 Update (11/10/14) Recent releases.
New in Touraine: Lionel Gosseaume (10/10/14)
Clos des Lunes (9/10/14) Dry wines from Sauternes.
Henry Pellé (8/10/14) Updated, plus new notes on the 2012s.
Vincent Carême (7/10/14) The latest releases.
Domaine Ogereau Clos des Bonnes Blanches 2011 (6/10/14) [free]


Noyer de Cent Vouvray Moelleux 2002 (29/9/14) [free]
New in Anjou: Nicolas Reau (26/9/14)
Alain Cailbourdin (25/9/14) I profile this domaine in Pouilly-Fumé.
Château Hosanna (24/9/14) Another Pomerol update.
Le Clos de la Meslerie (23/9/14) Tasting update.
Château d'Aurilhac 2009 (22/9/14) [free]
The Bordeaux Satellites (21/9/14) My Bordeaux guide expands.
Château de la Genaiserie (20/9/14) I revisit two from 1997.
New in Anjou: Domaine du Clos de l'Èlu (19/9/14)
Domaine Tinel-Blondelet (18/9/14) More from Pouilly-Fumé.
Château Gazin (17/9/14) My profile renewed.
Pithon-Paillé Les Treilles Retrospective (16/9/14)
François Chidaine Montlouis Les Tuffeaux 2009 (15/9/14) [free]
Le Pont de la Tour (14/9/14) A faux-French theme, on the Thames.
Domaine de la Bergerie, 2014 Update (13/9/14) Sixteen wines.
New in Vouvray: Domaine Perrault-Jadaud (12/9/14)
Château Hannetot (11/9/14) A new Pessac-Léognan micro-estate.
Domaine de Bellivière, 2014 Update (10/9/14) Electric wines.
2014 Grand Cru Classé tasting (9/9/14) 2010-2013 vintages.
Pithon-Paillé C. du Layon Belargus des Treilles 2010 (8/9/14) [free]
Pomerol (7/9/14) Another Bordeaux Wine Guide update.

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