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Bordeaux 2010: the finishing straight

It has been a long and drawn out affair, but the Bordeaux 2010 season is now reaching its climax with the release this week of the First Growths and top wines from the Right Bank. The last couple of days have seen the release of some of the more sought-after and talked-about wines from the vintage, […]

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2010 Bordeaux – Today’s Releases

  It’s been a busy day in the office today, with a few of the most popular and sought-after wines being released, including Montrose, Lynch-Bages and Pichon Longueville (Baron). It was inevitable, after the slow start to the campaign, that we would see some days where it seems almost non-stop, but it certainly makes life […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Release: Grand Puy Lacoste

Probably one of the most talked about properties this year, Grand Puy Lacoste has produced an extraordinary wine this year. Described as follows by Robert Parker, who gave it 93-96 points: “The greatest Grand Puy Lacoste since the 2005, 2000 and 1990, the fabulous 2010 reveals all the hallmarks of this estate. It boasts a […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Releases: Gloria, Moulin St Georges & Smith Haut Lafitte

A busy morning today and with the promise of more to come, as there are just a few days until Vinexpo starts in Bordeaux and another potential lull in proceedings. 2010 Château Gloria, St-Julien £312 per case of 12 bottles in bond Described by Robert Parker as “a full-bodied, big, thick, well-proportioned, super-endowed Gloria”, the 2010 […]

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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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Bordeaux 2010 New Releases: Dom. de Chevalier, Malescot and Fonbel

Another busy morning, with a spate of releases first thing, including the tremendously reasonably priced Château Fonbel from the same stable as Château Ausone. Domaine de Chevalier has also released both its red and white wines, resisting the temptation to raise the price much from last year – making them both a very good prospect […]

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Bordeaux 2010 Releases – Langoa, Talbot and Réserve de la Comtesse

Our Bordeaux campaign is now in full swing and we have already had a few new releases this morning: 2010 Château Langoa-Barton, Cru Classé St-Julien £519.00  per case of 12 in bond. Anthony Barton’s 3rd growth was outstanding this year, slightly more approachable than its bigger brother but with excellent ageing potential. “A swathe of […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Releases: Giscours, Echo de Lynch Bages, Berliquet and Carbonnieux

Well, it’s been a busy morning. Finally, after what feels like weeks of waiting, we have seen some of the bigger names release their prices, heralding what looks like  an action-packed rest of the week. Four releases from amongst the host are: 2010 Château Echo de Lynch-Bages, Pauillac £300 per case of 12 bottles in […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Releases – Gruaud-Larose & Haut-Bages-Libéral

Things are definitely gathering pace now and we are finally seeing some the more well-known names making an appearance. Château Gruaud-Larose has produced a delightful, stylish wine this year, not withstanding a quite powerful tannic structure. Robert Parker gave it 92-94 points in this vintage, describing it as “the finest Gruaud Larose since the 2000 […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Releases: La Tour du Pin

After the quiet of yesterday – apparently due to it being the Dragon Boat festival in China – today has seen a veritable flurry of releases. Not before time. The first out of the blocks was Château La Tour du Pin, which is owned and managed by the winemaking team at Cheval-Blanc. Tasted alongside Petit Cheval […]

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