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A sneak preview of 2011 Bordeaux

; ; ; It has been a frantic and tiring couple of weeks for the winemakers of the Cercle Rive Droite, the 10 year old association of a number of Châteaux from the right bank of the region. They have been travelling around the world, showing their 2011’s (in many cases alongside their 2009’s or […]

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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 New Release: Amelisse

Denis Durantou has made, in his Château Eglise-Clinet, one of the most highly rated wines in the 2010 vintage – scoring one of Robert Parker’s highest scores for the vintage of 96-100 points.  As well as Petite Eglise, the second wine of Eglise-Clinet, he also makes a 100% Merlot St-Emilion – Château Amelisse, a wine we have […]

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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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Vintage Roundup

The en primeur tasting week is a bit like Christmas. It dominates the few weeks before the big day then, suddenly, it’s already passed. This year in particular the days seemed to fly by as the wines, although hefty, were easier to taste than other years. Only on Thursday did my palate judder to a […]

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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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