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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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2014 BORDEAUX SO FAR: THE CURATE’S EGG

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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2014 BORDEAUX ROUND-UP

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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2014 BORDEAUX: THE STORY SO FAR

  The en-primeur machine is now very much in gear. After Friday’s release of Duhart-Milon, Monday saw another big name: Beychevelle.  Both of these...
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FINE+RARE: THE 2014 BORDEAUX REPORT

After three very difficult vintages on the spin, Bordeaux has come up with what is indisputably a good vintage and, in some cases, a...
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2014 Bordeaux: We’re Off…

The F+R team will be in Bordeaux next week tasting the 2014 vintage, a vintage that is described by some as being make-or-break for...
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The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Tasting

In late February, just after the Benvenuti Brunello tastings in Montalcino, we held what was probably the most comprehensive tasting of 2010 Brunello di...
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