Tag Archives: Haut-Médoc

En Primeur 2013 – the story so far…

LATEST RELEASES – 14th April 2014 Two recent releases from of Bordeaux are both top second growth wines. The two wines are from different ends of the Medoc but also take diametrically different approaches to pricing. St Estephe’s Cos d’Estournel … Continue reading

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Cantemerle – The first shall be last and the last will be better than many

Added as an afterthought to the 1855 Medoc classification in 1856, today Cantemerle frequently exceeds the fifth growth status it was awarded at that time. A long-term Coe Vintners favourite, Cantemerle produced one of the best value wines of the … Continue reading

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En Primeur 2011 – RIP

A eulogy to a vintage in the wrong place at the wrong time This week’s announcement that Chateau d’Yquem will not release their 2011 en-primeur is a strangely apt end to a sales campaign that seemed from the outset to be … 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 – Médoc and Haut-Médoc

Tasting notes by David Allen MW, April 2012 Château Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Médoc 2011 A deep, dark, opaque, ruby/purple colour The aromas are predominantly savoury with meaty marmite notes overlying brooding dark fruits. The palate starts with fresh acidity and delicious lifted red … Continue reading

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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 2009 – A time to buy…

David Allen M.W. writes: Now the dust has cleared after Bob Parker’s reassessment of the 2009s and the mad scramble for 100 point wines, see below for a list of our current 2009 physical stock offering. Now is a good … Continue reading

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Bordeaux 2010 scores chart – Medoc

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

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Haut-Médoc and Médoc 2010

Our pick of the 2010 vintage from Haut-Médoc and Médoc

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Pauillac 2010

 Our pick of the 2010 vintage from Pauillac

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