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Recent Site Updates
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Ch芒teau Fonroque (1/7/16)An updated profile of Alain Moueix and his wines.
Pomerol 2006 (30/6/16)Another fine selection, with Le Pin, Petrus and more.
St Emilion 2006 (30/6/16)Excellent wines led by Ausone and Cheval Blanc.
Pessac-L茅ognan 2006 (29/6/16)A small but high-quality selection of wines.
Margaux 2006 (29/6/16) A handsome selection of a dozen wines.
Pierre Menard Coteaux du Layon Cosmos 2014 (27/6/16) [free]An exciting cuv茅e from an up-and-coming vigneron.
Loire: Sweet Winemaking (26/6/16)An exploration of sweet Loire wines.
Ch芒teau du Glana (25/6/16)I profile this independent St Julien estate.
This Weeks Featured Article
I remember with some clarity an early experience with the wines of Domaine de l'Ecu. It was the Expression de Gneiss (these days, simply 'Gneiss') which I plucked from
the shelves of a French supermarket for a very small fistful of francs. With its deliciously mineral and wet stone character and vibrant acid backbone.....
Read on in my Domaine de l'Ecu 2016 Update, in which I look at this domaine after several years of the tenure of Fr茅d茅ric Niger van Herck. (28/6/16)
Recent Blog Posts
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Summer Break: Chinon Time (04/07/16) The sun is shining (intermittently, to be honest) over the v... Don`t be a Woolworths (29/06/16) Many years ago I had a Saturday- and holiday-job in Woolwort... Jonathan Maltus, OBE (13/06/16) I learnt this morning that Jonathan Maltus, proprietor of Ch... Bordeaux 2015: Is it all over? (10/06/16) I don #8217;t think I #8217;ve ever thought of myself as a B... Loire Valley Frost 2016: Technical Economic Report (09/06/16) I received this morning this report from InterLoire, the int...
Site Update Archive
Domaine de la P茅pi猫re (24/6/16) Seven current releases tasted.
Pascal et Nicolas Reverdy (23/6/16) A tasting update.
St Julien 2006 (22/6/16) All the L茅ovilles and more.
Pauillac 2006 (22/6/16) From first growth to fifth.
St Est猫phe 2006 at Ten Years (21/6/16) Five wines.
Bordeaux 2006 at Ten Years (21/6/16) A tasting report.
Domaine du C么teau des Nues Pouilly-Fum茅 2015 (20/6/16) [free]
Domaine FL (19/6/16) An update for my profile.
Domaine de la S茅n茅chali猫re, 2016 Update (18/6/16) Malo' amp; Melon.
Domaine Landron-Chartier (17/6/16) The wines of Benoit Landron.
Ch芒teau Langoa-Barton (16/6/16) I update my profile.
Bordeaux Quartet: Ch芒teau Guiraud (15/6/16) A final foursome.
2016 Domaine de la Bergerie Update (14/6/16) The latest releases.
Ch芒teau Simard 1996 (13/6/16) [free]
Loire Valley Guide: More on Red Winemaking (12/6/16)
Bordeaux Quartet: Clos de l'Oratoire (11/6/16) I taste 2015 amp; more.
Michel Redde, 2016 Update (10/6/16) A tasting report.
Ch芒teaux Simard amp; Haut-Simard (9/6/16) Beyond Ausone.
Bordeaux Quartet: Ch芒teau Le Crock (8/6/16) The 2015, and more.
Ch芒teau Pierre-Bise (7/6/16) The 2014 vintage assessed.
Domaine de Bellivi猫re Hommage 脿 Louis Derr茅 2013 (6/6/16) [free]
Ch芒teau Figeac (5/6/16) Updated with new detail and images.
Bordeaux Quartet: Ch芒teau Moulin Riche (4/6/16) Another four.
Domaine de la Charmoise (3/6/16) Wines from the Marionnet family.
Ch芒teau Dassault (2/6/16) My profile expanded and updated.
Bordeaux Quartet: Ch芒teau d'Aiguilhe (1/6/16) Four from Castillon.
Domaine Ogereau (31/5/16) An Anjou baker's dozen.
Les Terres d'Ocre St Pour莽ain Instan T 2013 (30/5/16) [free]
Loire: Red Winemaking (29/5/16) Carbonic maceration.
Bordeaux Quartet: L茅oville-Poyferr茅 (28/5/16) Recent releases.
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The four most popular recent Loire updates.
Domaine Masson-BlondeletThe latest releases from a top domaine. (17/5/16)
Pierre Morin UpdateTop cuv茅es from Bu茅. (22/3/16)
Loire 2015Hemingway, Reich, Theoi Meteoroi amp; more. (9/2/16)
Richard LeroyI update and expand my profile. (13/1/16)
The four most popular recent Bordeaux updates.
Bordeaux 2015 (12/4/16)My detailed en primeur vintage report.
The Mitjavile PortfolioI taste Tertre-Roteboeuf amp; more. (5/3/16)
Denis DubourdieuA profile amp; portfolio tasting. (19/1/16)
Ch芒teau de C茅ronsIn a long-lost Bordeaux appellation.... (12/1/16)
Four recent restaurant visits. All are free to read.
The Ship on the ShoreDown to the Water of Leith. (26/3/16)
Castle TerraceA hit-and-miss experience. (12/3/16)li
The KitchinA lesson on etiquette, at The Kitchin. (6/2/16)
PurslaneGreat value in a bohemian shopping nirvana. (14/11/15)
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