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    Climens vertical

    The most elusive skill required for tasting en primeur Bordeaux is an understanding of how the wines will evolve. This demands good experience of…

    28 May 2014 Richard Hemming
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    Sauternes & Barsac 1995 & 1996

    Below are notes taken from a fascinating blind comparison at Ch Lafite of top sweet white bordeaux made in the 1996 and 1995 vintages described in…

    8 Jun 2011 Jancis Robinson
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    Burgundies in their prime

    I've been lucky enough to be invited to some very good dinners recently. This one, focused on some exceptionally mature red burgundies, several of…

    24 Mar 2011 Jancis Robinson
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    Ch Climens back to 1964

    This wonderful tasting of 37 vintages back to 1964 took place at Ch Climens at the end of the Bordeaux primeurs week, in early April 2009. Lucien…

    13 May 2009 Julia Harding MW
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    Bérénice Lurton

    I talked to Bérénice Lurton, owner of Ch Climens in Barsac, after a vertical tasting of nearly 40 vintage of Ch Climens back to 1964. Here she speaks…

    13 May 2009 Julia Harding MW
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    La Fleur d’Or 2005 Sauternes

    From $14.99 a half. Find this wine The other day I was at one of our regular blind tastings at Buckingham Palace (if you’re going to…

    23 Dec 2008 Jancis Robinson
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    Château Gilette - a mini vertical

    Château Gilette is one of the smallest and most idiosyncratic properties in Sauternes. Even though it is now run by a new generation, Julie…

    6 Mar 2008 Julia Harding MW