Recent Site Updates

François Pinon Vouvray Première Trie 2003 (4/5/15)
A wine from a vintage not renowned, unlike 2014, for its acidity.

Château Montlandrie (3/5/15)
My profile of this domaine updated with new images.

Domaine de la Bergerie (2/5/15)
An expanded profile, more detail, and new images.

Château Barde-Haut (1/5/15)
Another new St Emilion profile.

Domaine de la Bergerie, 2015 Update (30/4/15)
I report on recent vintages. Ten wines tasted.

Château Couhins (29/4/15)
A new Pessac-Léognan profile.

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This Weeks Featured Article
Domaine Cady

It is difficult to overstate the importance of the Layon for the sweet wines of the Loire Valley. As it draws nearer to the Loire, this little tributary meanders with admirable confidence, almost as if it were trying to delay the very moment when the two rivers must eventually make contact, at which point the subservient Layon........
Read on in my new profile of Domaine Cady, with new detail, new images, and my latest tasting notes on the most recent and older vintages. (5/5/15)

Recent Blog Posts
Primeurs Blind Tasting: Who Ends up Blind? (01/05/15)
As I noted in yesterday’s blog post, this week I have ...
Decanter World Wine Awards 2015 (30/04/15)
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Bordeaux: Psychohistorian Required (24/04/15)
There are various moments throughout Isaac Asimov’s Fo...
The Sabre Rattling of the Wine Judges (17/04/15)
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Barrel Samples: The Jigsaw Approach (10/04/15)
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Site Update Archive

April

Famille Lieubeau (28/4/15) A Muscadet empire.
Pithon-Paillé Anjou Blanc Mozaïk 2009 (27/4/15) [free]
Les Vignes Herbel (26/4/15) An update to my profile.
The Gardener's Cottage (25/4/15) A restaurant review. [free]
Primeur Picks 2014 (24/4/15) Bordeaux Groundhog Day.
AC Bordeaux 2014 (23/4/15) An eclectic mix of wines.
Castillon & Co. 2014 (22/4/15) Wines from the right bank.
Pessac-Léognan 2014 (21/4/15) 49 wines, red & white.
Domaine de la Robinière Vouvray Bel-Air Sec 2013 (20/4/15) [free]
Haut-Médoc 2014 (19/4/15) Two dozen wines.
Médoc 2014 (18/4/15) A 2014 micro-report.
Sauternes & Barsac 2014 (17/4/15) A fine, acid-etched vintage.
Pomerol 2014 (16/4/15) A vintage weak spot.
St Emilion 2014 [2] (15/4/15) Grand Cru Classé & Grand Cru.
St Emilion 2014 [1] (14/4/15) Premier Grand Cru Classé.
Ampelidae Le K 2005 (13/4/15) [free]
Moulis & Listrac 2014 (12/4/15) Lesser terroirs.
Margaux 2014 (11/4/15) Some good results here.
St Julien 2014 (10/4/15) A rather cooler style.
Pauillac 2014 (9/4/15) More from the Médoc.
St Estèphe 2014 (8/4/15) It's all about the rain.
Bordeaux 2014 (7/4/15) A unique cool and warm vintage.
Vincent Ricard Touraine Le Petiot 2013 (6/4/15) [free]

March

Saumur Succedaneum (27/3/15) Two alternatives to Clos Rougeard.
Domaine Masson-Blondelet, 2015 Update (26/3/15) I taste the latest.
Château Beau-Séjour Bécot (25/3/15) The latest St Emilion update.
Bonnet-Huteau (24/3/15) A fine biodynamic Muscadet domaine.
Domaine du Clos Naudin Vouvray Sec 2010 (23/3/15) [free]
Domaine des Baumard (21/3/15) A massive profile overhaul.
Château Bellefont-Belcier (20/3/15) A new profile.
Domaine de la Pépière Update (19/3/15) I taste the latest releases.
Château Charmail (18/3/15) A worthy Haut-Médoc estate.
Domaine des Baumard Update (17/3/15) A Papillon vertical & more.
Les Trois Petiotes Côtes de Bourg 2010 (16/3/15) [free]
Domaine du Haut Bourg, 2015 Update (14/3/15) Four new releases.
Pomerol 2005 (13/3/15) Great quality, closing thoughts.
St Emilion 2005 (13/3/15) Rrom the over-cooked to the magnificent.
Pessac-Léognan 2005 (12/3/15) A very fine, top-heavy selection.
Margaux 2005 (12/3/15) A broad spread of quality.
St Julien 2005 (11/3/15) Fabulously cerebral style.
Pauillac 2005 (11/3/15) Some stunning wines.
St Estèphe 2005 (10/3/15) A superb start.

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