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The Complete Bordeaux Vintage Guide by Neal Martin

Neal Martin's latest book turns out to be a cantastoria*.

The Complete Bordeaux Vintage Guide
One hundred and fifty years from 1870 to 2020
Neal Martin
Published by Quadrille
ISBN 9781787139800
£35, $45

Google ‘bordeaux vintage guide’ and you get nearly 18 million results. Of course, not all of them are actual Bordeaux vintage guides, but it does give some indication of how much is out there – online and in print – and how obsessed wine people are with Bordeaux’s vintages. However, given that Jane Anson included a seven-page vintage guide from 1855 to 2019 in her 2020 book...