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2014: a quick round up and three favourites

The 2014 “campaign”, as we call it, is more or less over.  After what was a very slow campaign for the 2013s, 2014 has...
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The last man standing: 2014 Ch. Montrose

Today sees the release of 2014 Ch. Montrose, the last of the left bank big guns.  This was one of our favourite wines in...
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2014 Bordeaux: 28th May

One of our picks is out today: Ducru-Beaucaillou.  The price, at GBP 375 per six bottles in bond, looks fair and Bruno’s 2014 isn’t...
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2014 Bordeaux: 27th May

It has been a quiet week in Bordeaux though with the releases of Fonbel and Moulin St Georges we expect Ausone to be released...
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2014 Bordeaux: a wine of the vintage?

This morning sees the release of 2014 Pichon-Lalande, a wine that we rated as one of the vintage’s best.  Nicolas Glumineau, a man with...
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2014 Bordeaux Update – 21st MAY

The week has seen a number of releases, some working, some not. The big name on Wednesday was Léoville-Barton at GBP 429 per dozen...
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The 2007 Red Burgundies

A couple of times a year, a group of a dozen or so of very knowledgeable and very experienced tasters get together to open,...
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2014 Bordeaux: GPL, Feytit-Clinet and the Perse selection

Yesterday afternoon saw the release of 2014 Grand-Puy-Lacoste.  This was one of our favourite wines of the vintage, and at GBP 375 per dozen in...
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2014 Bordeaux: Today’s releases

Today has seen a number of releases that look to be good buys, notably one of our picks of the vintage, Smith-Haut-Lafitte.
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2014 Bordeaux: off and running..

This has been an exciting week for en-primeur releases, with a number of the Bordeaux châteaux hitting the mark in terms of their pricing.
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This was always going to be a vintage about price.  The quality was clear from the start, and there is clear consensus in the...
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Tuesday’s release of Mouton-Rothschild was a success, with the wine now sold through.  If this wine is of interest please do let us know...
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