Tag Archives: Pessac-Leognan

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 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 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 2009 Release: La Mission Haut-Brion

The first of the top echelon of wines to be released in this vintage, this is one of the best La Mission ever produced. Powerful and dense, yet retaining an attractive elegance, it was described as being “immortal” by Robert Parker, who gave it one of his highest scores of 98-100 points.  Having swiftly sold […]

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Bordeaux 2009 Releases: Domaine de Chevalier

Two wines from Domaine de Chevalier, a property that is going from strength to strength. The red was described by Robert Parker as “A future legend in the making, this could be the best Domaine de Chevalier produced over the last half century”. 2009 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan £549 per case of […]

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Haut-Brion and other Graves

After a fun dinner and a late night at old Majestic favourite Chateau de Sours (thanks Martin) we started Thursday very early, with an 8 am appointment at Haut-Brion. Chateau Haut-Brion itself is marooned in the outskirts of Bordeaux, and a strong smell of roasting coffee from the factory next door surrounded the estate. Most […]

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