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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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Chateau Brown Blanc 2010 – double trophy winner

“Brown Blanc” is an amusing contradiction, but this sophisticated dry white is rapidly building a reputation that is the envy of the region. The 2010 Brown Blanc garnered TWO international trophies¹ in 2012 at the International Wine Challenge and the … 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 – Pessac-Léognan

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 – Bordeaux latest……

We are adding David Allen MW’s observations live, these can be found below: Wednesday 4th April  – Our principal day in the Médoc, starting with us waiting outside Chateau Lafite for them to open at 9.00!

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Chateau Brown, Pessac-Léognan

The Graves is one of the oldest vine growing areas in the Bordeaux region, established for several centuries before the marshes of the Médoc were drained in the 18th Century. Here both red and white wines of the highest quality … Continue reading

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Bordeaux 2000 – the millennium vintage ten years on

We are delighted to offer a special parcel of the Médoc’s leading second growths plus several key wines from leading Right Bank properties. Just over ten years on, many wines are starting to open up, but many clearly will take … Continue reading

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Bordeaux 2010 scores – Graves and Pessac-Leognan

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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