This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times. 跟简西丝喝一杯 Bordeaux’s brilliant 2005s get better
Amazingly, there were still a few gaps in the 200 bordeaux 2005s I re-tasted in bottle last January and on which I reported in the Southwold tasting articles. Accordingly, Julia took advantage...
A record number of Bordeaux château owners will be showing off their 2005 vintage at this year’s annual Institute of Masters of Wine claret tasting on Wednesday 4 Nov in Vintners’ Hall in the...
Here are my verbatim tasting notes taken on the spot at yesterday’s fascinating blind tasting Kiwis take on Bordeaux firsts , complete with my guesses as the wines developed. As you will...
Continuing our Bordeaux Week, here are some tasting notes on a dozen inexpensive red bordeaux from the 2005 vintage that is increasingly confirmed as of quite exceptional quality, not just at the...
This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.
See tasting notes on 123 2005s in bottle, and many more on 2005 St-Emilions.
Look at many more tasting notes on 2005 St-Emilions by Julia and me.
These 123 bordeaux 2005s were tasted in London by Julia ‘(JH)’ and Milan by me in the last few weeks now...
Yesterday I went to Milan to taste the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux’s showing of the glamorous 2005 bordeaux. This is an annual caravanserai of bottles and producers that visits five...
Bryan Davies, Aylesbury: I have bought Bordeaux futures (Right and Left Bank, and Sauternes) in many recent vintages and have always ordered 37.5cl (halves) for the sweet wines and 75cl...
Nic Hailey, London:
Interesting to compare this quote from Berry's Simon Staples on decanter.com: 'That's unlikely to happen, even in an off-vintage like 2004,' Staples...
Jan Karsten, São Paulo:
For my first child, who was born in 2003, I bought a case of Fonseca port. In the last few weeks I have been studying Bordeaux 2005 as an...
Gavin Quinney, Ch Bauduc, Bordeaux:
With the latest releases of some extraordinary prices from Bordeaux châteaux for their 2005s - Larcis Ducasse up 328%,...
Few of you interested in Bordeaux 2005 will need me to tell you that at long last the important (aka expensive) wines are being released. But just in case you deleted yourself from all the...
The suspense is almost killing us, isn’t it? The wait for the real heavyweights of the 2005 primeurs campaign, I mean. Although today at least we have Prieuré-Lichine,...
John Ritchotte, Phnom Penh, Cambodia:
I followed some discussion on this issue earlier this month, but as a newcomer to the primeur market, I wonder whether you or others...
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