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This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times. See my tasting notes on 56 smart red left-bank bordeaux 1996s. Of all the red bordeaux vintages to be drunk...

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The bulk of these 70+ left bank Bordeaux 1996 were tasted blind at the Sep 8 tasting on which my overview can be found in free for all, although a dozen of them were either re-tasted or...

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This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times . See also detailed tasting notes of 70+ top left bank bordeaux 1996s. Longstanding...

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On the basis of the tasting noted below, I feel confident that many 1996s, especially on the left bank which benefited from better weather in autumn than summer, will provide some very good...

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Clive Williams, Surrey:   Are you any closer to publishing your notes on the 1996 tasting that you attended recently? You did hope to have them published by the end of...

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Anders Dreijer, Goteborg, Sweden:   I received a case of Ch Cantenac Brown 1996 Margaux as a Christmas gift. Is this wine drinkable now or for how long should I store it?...

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I know well how important it is to keep tasting and reviewing older wines. Along with vintage port, fine red bordeaux is the archetypal wine that demands long ageing, or at least deserves long...

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A recent look at the top red bordeaux of 1996 suggests they are much less obdurate than the 1986s with which they have been compared. At the Wine Dinner held for three worthy charities earlier...

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Vicky Bishop had a flourishing career in the British wine trade. She was the first manager of Wines of New Zealand in London and then set up her own wine public relations business but has...

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