Monthly Archives: October 2010

2009 Dr Loosen: Great Riesling

The word “great” is bandied around all too frequently when describing vintages, but the more we taste, read and discuss the 2009 vintage in Germany, the more we believe that it is truly great. A particularly severe winter was followed by warm and wet spring, which continued through into June and July. While all this sun […]

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2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2009 looks like another superb vintage in the Southern Rhône. The quality is comparable to 2005 and 2007, with Grenache and Mourvèdre particularly successful. The best red wines have an appealing freshness and depth, with tannins that are serious and refined, yet remain charming. The whites are also delicious, almost exotic in nature, with great […]

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2005 Ségla: Pedigree Bordeaux from a great vintage

Ségla is the second wine of Château Rauzan-Ségla, the renowned Margaux property that is currently owned by the Chanel fashion house. Under their ownership and the careful management of John Kolasa, former head of Château Latour and arguably the most prominent Briton working in Bordeaux, the property has enjoyed a great renaissance over the last […]

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