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This year I was tasked with tasting the samples offered en primeur from the 2013 vintage in Bordeaux. It was widely regarded as the worst growing season in a long, long time - but I am assured it was pure coincidence that Jancis and Julia were unable to attend themselves. [Read Bordeaux en... More...
For a list of all our articles, see  Bordeaux 2013 - a guide to our coverage . St-Julien produced some smart stuff in 2013, and deserves recognition as an outlier appellation in the vintage. There are likely to be some pretty good value buys, too, so there is (whisper it) some... More...
From €12.40, HK$160, $20.96, £16.95, CA$28.25, 25 Swiss francs, 5,400 yen Find this wine Do your bit for the wine world by saving this nearly extinct species, classic white rioja. In its historic Haro bodega shown here, R López de Heredia is one of the great... More...
For a list of all our articles, see Bordeaux 2013 - a guide to our coverage . Very much a mixed bag from Pessac-Léognan and Graves, with no rhyme or reason to what worked and what didn't. The majority of it is pretty average stuff, with the two bogeymen of 2013, lightness... More...

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Actually I see I posted a link to the wrong article. The one I posted is about Matt Wilkin who had just been voted Britain's best sommelier. The more convincing (and neater) one is. More...
CS, Mt and Syrah blend from Stellenbosch, South Africa, if made with a light hand, is a good challenger to up to Gd Cru Classé in my view. A bit of Syrah does a better job (to remove the slight. More...
Unfortunately BBC owns the copyright. Perhaps we should open up negotiations... Thanks for the enthusiasm. More...
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