I tried to approach this tasting of 65 Bordeaux 2003s, from crus bourgeois up to first growth and everything in between, with an open mind. The tasting conditions created by London's fine-wine...
This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times. See my full tasting notes on all the wines on Purple pages.
The heatwave vintage 2003 has always...
As trailed in my Great communicators video , Farr Vintners organised a revealing blind tasting of almost 100 of the top left-bank red bordeaux from the controversial 2003 vintage recently. The...
I promised a companion piece to my How are 2000 bordeaux now? on a much more contentious vintage, 2003 bordeaux.This was the heatwave year when many grapes shrivelled long before ripening...
Feb 25 - The only surprise below was that the Montrose did not show better. I will be retasting it this Thursday (in Hong Kong) and will report.
A consortium headed by a...
These wines were tasted at the well organised Institute of Masters of Wine annual bordeaux tasting in London last month. I focused mainly on those wines that Jancis had not previously tasted...
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Those of you who read about my Classic claret tasting last week in Davos might like to know that the bargain of the lot was...
So, here are my notes on well over 100 wines made by members of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux tasted in London in late oct 05 from the relatively controversial 2003 vintage...
Desmond Foo, London: I understand that your 2003 Bordeaux en primeur purchases are listed somewhere on your website but I can't seem to find it. It would be great if you could point it out...
On my first visit to Bilbao in northern Spain 30 years ago my lack of Spanish prevented me from even getting a drink in the first three tapas bars I visited. I had assumed that Spanish for beer...
BORDEAUX and BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR
Alma Vinum du Ch La Roche Beaulieu 2003 Bordeaux 13 Drink 2004-06
Lively crimson but very sweet and simple.
Ch Beaulieu, Comtes de Tastes...
Last week I looked at Bordeaux's much-hyped 2003s through that most Bordelais of lenses, the economic one. But what of the wines themselves? Did the long, hot summer produce long, hot wines?...
It seems strange to be writing this in the Napa Valley but it occurred to me that, although I have left you with plenty of food for thought about how the wines tasted to me (see tasting notes...
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A wine tasting horde descended on Bordeaux last week. Around
3,000 wine merchants and wine critics, almost 30 per cent more
Charles H. Noland, California:
BRAVISSIMO! on '03 Bordeaux report...your star is truly one to sail by. For...
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