The most interesting thing I learnt at last month’s tasting of smart 2006 bordeaux in bottle in London was that Frédéric Castéja, son of powerful Bordeaux négociant Philippe Castéja, was to...
The Union des Grands Crus have been travelling the world to show off their 2006s now that they are in bottle. Tomorrow I will provide an overview of how they tasted in London recently, both in...
Berry Bros & Rudd showed a range of bordeaux as they have late summer for the last few years. I concentrated on the 2006s as this was the first chance I had had to see them again...
An American journalist put various questions to me yesterday about the Bordeaux 2006 market so I thought I may as well share them with purple pagers since there is clearly some interest in this...
Word is from both merchants and retailers that the Bordeaux 2006 campaign is very flat indeed.
Despite the most skilful selective reporting of Parker’s report on the vintage...
Most of the stuff sent by UK merchants about 2006 bordeaux releases is pretty anodyne stuff about price and how wonderful the wine its but I thought this overview just in from Charles Lea...
I have just received the first of what will doubtless be a deluge of emails today from wine merchants trying to flog the 2006 bordeaux on the strength of Robert Parker’s pronouncements on...
I’ve noticed one or two merchants mentioning the quantity of Bordeaux 2006 made, saying it was less than in 2005 and much less than in 2004. Well, it is true that total production of AC...
All the tasting notes we amassed during our week in Bordeaux are now published, amounting to nearly 450 different wines, tasted variously once, twice and occasionally three times, the majority by...
See my earlier overview of the growing season and my tasting notes in full.
In an ideal year bordeaux is made in the vineyard and all that needs to be done after the...
Below are my tasting notes for 35 sweet whites, mainly Sauternes-Barsac. We have called them Barsac only if they use that appellation on their labels. Most of these wines are a bit...
This collection of 31 dry white bordeaux is the most consistently successful in all of Bordeaux in 2006. The snazziest dry whites – from Haut-Brion and Margaux – are great wines by...
Here are my, and sometimes Julia’s, notes on well over 100 Saint-Émilions and satellites as well as those wines which are AC Bordeaux or Bordeaux Côtes - Francs, Castillon,...
Those of you who treasure facts and information – and who doesn’t? – may like to visit the site of Bordeaux University’s Faculté d’Oenologie for their annual...
Below are my and Julia's tasting notes for the wines of the Pomerol, Lalande-de-Pomerol, Fronsac and Canon-Fronsac. There was probably a higher proportion of really successful wines in Pomerol...
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