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Bordeaux 2011- Latest Releases

With a bank holiday in France last week, yesterday saw a deluge of releases from some of the top names in Bordeaux. The wines came out so thick and fast that it was hard to keep track, so here is brief a summary of releases: Léoville-Barton was one of our most anticipated releases, having produced […]

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Bordeaux 2011 – Day One

5am check in a Luton wasn’t much fun but arriving to a sunny Bordeaux and the usual excellent Ulysse Cazabonne tasting was. This incredibly well connected negociant always gets a comprehensive range of samples; all freshly drawn, so we tried to cover ground we won’t have time to elsewhere. It would be fair to say […]

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The Great Léoville taste-off at Glaziers Hall

The river Thames and London Bridge formed the backdrop for our comparative Léovilles tasting at Glaziers Hall last night. Six vintages of Barton and Poyferré spanning twenty-three years, two legendary châteaux making wine from a great terroir. The 2008s set the scene for the evening with an early look at the youngest vintage physically in […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Release: Leoville Barton

The first release, at the beginning of what promises to be a busy few days, is a perennial favourite of our, Léoville Barton.  This is a property that rarely fails to impress and 2010 was no exception; this was a concentrated wine, but exceptionally pure and well balanced. 2010 Château Léoville-Barton, Cru Classé St-Julien £849 […]

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