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Bordeaux 2011 – Day Two

Sat on the terrace of our kind hosts at Caronne Ste Gemme and reflecting on our second day of tasting 2011 Bordeaux, we are definitely starting to get a better idea of this vintage for the (top) Médoc properties. A lot of the wines we tasted today were very much faithful to the Châteaux’ styles […]

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2010 Bordeaux: Robert Parker releases his scores

Last night, influential wine-critic Robert Parker released his scores for the 2010 Bordeaux, heralding a flurry of comment and interest. In his accompanying article, entertainingly entitled “Insanity, Glory, Blood, Tears, Lust, Tragedy, Extravagance, Avarice, Violence and Mythology on the Gironde”, he stated, “it is an inescapable truth that 2010 has produced another year of compelling Bordeaux […]

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First Growth Focus – Château Mouton-Rothschild

Pretender to the throne or deserving champion? When Mouton-Rothschild was not selected as a First Growth in the 1855 Bordeaux wine classification Baron Philippe de Rothschild declared it a “monstrous injustice”. Given that the classification was based on market prices and that those of Mouton-Rothschild were equal to those of Lafite-Rothschild, it seems a reasonable […]

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