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Bordeaux 2011: New Release – Château Guiraud

There is little dispute that 2011 is a great vintage for Sauternes and this is evident in the great quality to be found in Château Guiraud. Organic since 1996, the property is currently making itself into a centre for research into organic methodology and different clones of Semillon and Sauvignon-Blanc. In 2011 they lost 40% […]

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Bordeaux 2011: New Release – Pontet Canet

One of the undisputed stars of Pauillac over the last few vintages, Pontet Canet in this vintage has been described by Robert Parker as “of first-growth potential”. Releasing from the Château at a very reasonable price level, we are very pleased to recommend this property in this vintage. 2011 Château Pontet-Canet, Cru Classé Pauillac £366 […]

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Bordeaux 2011 New Releases: Hosanna,La Fleur Petrus & Batailley

It’s certainly not a campaign that’s in a hurry to get underway, but yesterday (not a bank holiday in France) saw the release of the top wines from the Moueix portfolio and also Château Batailley, always a good value purchase for those seeking reliable, classically proportioned claret. The wines of JP Moueix are always of […]

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Bordeaux 2011 New releases: Beychevelle, Tourelles, Mauvesin

Three new releases this morning, including the second wine of Pichon-Longueville, one of the properties that we feel performed very well in this vintage. 2011 Les Tourelles de Longueville, Pauillac £240 per case of 12 bottles in bond A blend of 60% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot from the […]

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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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