Tag Archives: Pomerol

Bordeaux 2011: Nick Dagley’s Vintage Report

The weather and its effects I witnessed first hand the topsy-turvy weather conditions, which made 2011 such a challenge for the vignerons; I was sunburnt and hot during the en-primeur tastings of the first week in April, rained on and distinctly chilly in August and then overheated again during my annual harvest visit in September. […]

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Wine of the day and Bordeaux 2010 release: Cantenac-Brown and Le Gay

Today’s wine of the day is a beautifully mature and silky Rioja – Reserva Riojas have to be aged for a legal minimum of 3 years, including at least 1 year in barrel (generally American oak), which produces the soft, smooth, vanilla-scented style that has made Rioja so popular. 2004 Campillo Reserva, Rioja £85.00 per […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Releases: Gazin and Suduiraut

There’s a possibility that things are beginning to warm up, as we’ve seen two very interesting releases this afternoon. The first, the popular Pomerol of Gazin, which Robert Parker gave 93-95 points and described as “remarkable”. We enjoyed this greatly; perhaps a more modern style than some more classic Pomerol, but an appealing and attractive wine […]

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A new week begins – Château Gazin releases

The start of the new week is heralded by the release of this delicious Pomerol. Château Gazin has always enjoyed a good reputation and for good reason – its vineyards lie on the famed Pomerol clay/gravel plateau, in close proximity to those of Pétrus. 2009 represents a true success for the Château – a rich, intense […]

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Bordeaux 2009 – Two Right Bank Releases

Still quite quiet on the Bordeaux-front as Château-owners no doubt reflect on the scores attributed by Robert Parker and give some thought to their potential  prices.  So, just the two releases to tell you about today.  The first is a wine from the range of properties under the management of Moueix, all of which have […]

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Bordeaux 2009 – Further Releases

Three new wines from the Bordeaux 2009 vintage are now available to purchase online. All three are part of the Jean-Pierre Moueix stable of wines, all of which have performed extremely well in this vintage. All three also offer excellent value for money.  2009 Château Puy-Blanquet, Grand Cru St-Emilion £120 per case of 12 bottles […]

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Bordeaux 2009 Shopping List

Bordeaux 2009 Shopping List The Lay & Wheeler buying and sales teams, having now returned from Bordeaux, are currently working hard on pulling together all the information from their trip. We expect to be able to publish our views on the 2009 vintage and full tasting notes on the web next week. In the meantime, […]

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The Right Bank

We have crossed the river and started the morning with Cheval Blanc and Ausone, followed by the generic tastings in St-Emilion and Pomerol. Wines with higher proportions of Cabernets, those that have managed to retain freshness by not harvesting too late and those that have followed a route of gentle extraction showed best. Cheval Blanc was […]

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