Category Archives: Sauternes

The other side of 2013 – Sauternes & Barsac

The campaign to sell 2013 Bordeaux wines en-primeur was the most disastrous for 20 years, and possibly longer, but one group with more to be upset about than most are the producers of Sauternes. The damp conditions that blighted red … Continue reading

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2012 – Plenty of interest to be found

The 2012 en primeur campaign is moving along in fits and starts. It opened with some promise as several high profile Chateaux bit the bullet and offered the sort of bargains we needed to tempt us to dip our toes … Continue reading

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Bordeaux 2011 en primeur – latest releases and prices

Wines released and offered so far: Angludet, Cru Bourgeois, Margaux 2011 – £198 IB d’Armailhac, 5eme Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac 2011 – £325 IB Beychevelle, 4eme Cru Classé St Julien 2011 – £495 IB Brown Rouge, Pessac-Léognan 2011 – £160 IB Brown Blanc, Pessac-Léognan 2011– … Continue reading

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Bordeaux 2011 – A Vintage overview and some recommendations

Bordeaux 2011 – A Preliminary Overview from Someone Who Tasted by David Allen MW After spending four days as part of a group fully immersed in the bun-fight that was the 2011 en-primeur tastings and having had a few days now … Continue reading

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Bordeaux 2011 – Sauternes

Tasting notes by David Allen MW, April 2012

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Bordeaux 2011 tasting notes

Bordeaux’s 2011 vintage has produced some lovely wines in a classic style. These may not be quite as thrilling as 2009 and 2010 but given that there are good indications that they may be priced lower than the last two or three … Continue reading

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Bordeaux 2011- tasting notes

David Allen MW, Coe Vintners’ man in Bordeaux this April, posts his tasting notes and scores here as he visits the châteaux and producers. This will be updated regularly throughout the visit

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Christmas Case Offer

It’s Christmas in a box! For a hassle-free approach to Christmas drinking, why not try our two Christmas case offers?

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Bordeaux 2010 scores – Sauternes

Here in one place are selected ratings by Robert Parker (RP), Jancis Robinson MW (JR) and Coe’s two Masters of Wine Dirceu Vianna Junior (JV)  and David Allen (DA).  Prices will be added as the chateaux release. Tasting notes for … Continue reading

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Sauternes 2010

Our pick of the 2010 vintage from Sauternes

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