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    Bordeaux 2009 – sweet whites 10 years on

    This third and final report on a comprehensive blind tasting of 2009 bordeaux at 10 years old is a look at the highs and lows of the sweet whites.…

    7 Mar 2019 Jancis Robinson
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    Southwold 2015s – the whites

    The first of three tasting articles re-examining more than 250 of the most important Bordeaux 2015s. More tomorrow and the next day. See also our…

    5 Feb 2019 Jancis Robinson
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    Bordeaux 2017 – sweet whites

    See this guide to all our coverage of the 2017 vintage in Bordeaux. This picture, taken at the Bordeaux Gold tasting, shows how carefully the samples…

    23 Apr 2018 Julia Harding MW
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    Blatch on Bordeaux 2017 – the wines

    22 March 2018 We are republishing free the second of Bill Blatch's three-part report on Bordeaux's difficult 2017 vintage as part of our Throwback…

    22 Mar 2018 Guest contributor
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    Southwold 2014s tasting – whites

    See this guide to all of our coverage of Bordeaux 2014, including yesterday's right-bank reds and Wednesday's left-bank reds. The second afternoon of…

    2 Mar 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Bordeaux 2005 12 years on – whites

    See also these tasting notes on the right bank and left bank reds, this overview of the tasting, and this guide to our considerable coverage of…

    8 Mar 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Tasting very old wine

    A shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See tasting notes on more than 50 particularly venerable wines in Wallowing in…

    21 Jan 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    WWC 14 - Christian Lowe

    Christian Lowe contributes the next submissions to our wine writing competition. Here’s how he describes himself: I am a 20-year-old male currently…

    9 Jan 2017 Guest contributor
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    Please try more sweet wines

    This article has been syndicated. See also our Bordeaux assemblage published tomorrow. Not much about wine makes me sad, but the average wine…

    27 Jul 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    2011 bordeaux - in need of a magic wand?

    Every November in Vintners’ Hall the Institute of Masters of Wine organises a tasting of more than 100 four-year-old top bordeaux, usually less than a…

    27 Jan 2016 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Wines of the week

    ​Lions de Suduiraut 2011/12 Sauternes

    From €10, HK$95, £9.99, $12.99, 550 New Taiwan $ per half-bottle, and from €19, £19.95, 279.90 Norwegian krone, 239 Danish krone per bottle Find this…

    1 Jan 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Selling Sauternes by Twitter

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Do you have a niece? Could you imagine working with her? Exactly. But seven years ago…

    5 Sep 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Coutet's Cuvée Madame since 1995

    Cuvée Madame is the super-special bottling made only in the most successful vintages at Château Coutet in Barsac and, as I explain in Selling…

    4 Sep 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Climens vertical

    The most elusive skill required for tasting en primeur Bordeaux is an understanding of how the wines will evolve. This demands good experience of…

    28 May 2014 Richard Hemming MW
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    Sauternes & Barsac 1995 & 1996

    Below are notes taken from a fascinating blind comparison at Ch Lafite of top sweet white bordeaux made in the 1996 and 1995 vintages described in…

    8 Jun 2011 Jancis Robinson