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An introduction to decanting

November 28th 2018

Some favourite decanters

Many friends ask me whether they should decant a wine before they drink it and in almost every instance, I say yes. There is no particular mystery to decanting. The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as to “Gradually pour (wine, port, or another liquid) from one container into another, typically in order to separate out sediment.” And it really is that simple.

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2017| Day 3 | St Émilion & Pomerol

April 12th 2018

masters-of-wine

After a mixed second day where the communes of St Julien, Margaux and Pauillac delivered strong glimpses of real quality, today we head over to the right bank to focus on the twin appellations of St Émilion and Pomerol. First up, our traditional early morning visit to Jean-Pierre Moueix to taste a wide range of  St Émilion and Pomerol 2017s. Clearly the element of this vintage is the presence of tannins, adding structure to the wines. 2017 is like a modern day 1988 – they all have their reserved subtleties; they will never be exuberant wines, however they are really…

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Burgundy Tasting Trip: Day 6

November 7th 2017

Aire des Clos

We kicked off proceedings with an excellent dinner on Sunday night, starting with a sublime bottle of 2005 Chablis Montée de Tonnerre by François Raveneau – the wine, while being on the fuller, richer side for Chablis, was magnificent! Its flavour lasted long into the night and it goes down as one of my all time favourite white wines. If this doesn’t deserve to be Grand Cru, then I don’t know what does.

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Ch Rauzan Segla 2016 | £735 per 12 IB | “Wow” 94-97 points Antonio Galloni

June 1st 2017

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Bought by the Wertheimer brothers of the fashion house, Chanel, in 1994, Rauzan Segla has undergone a transformation, emerging as one of the great names of Bordeaux. At Goedhuis & Co we love Rauzan Segla and their 2016 is one of the stars of the Margaux appellation. Nicolas Audebert has produced an excellent follow-up to the brilliant 2015.

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