Category: Bordeaux 2012

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Bruno Borie’s First Dozen Vintages

September 20th 2016


Ch Ducru Beaucaillou has always had a special place in my affections. When I was sent to Bordeaux as a callow youth, it was Ronald Barton and Jean-Eugene Borie who were not only incredibly kind to me, but can also be blamed for me joining the wine trade. I was delighted to be invited to the fantastic tasting that Bruno organised for the UK’s leading wine merchants and top Bordeaux Negociants. The tasting of 12 vintages (2003-2014) since he took over from his brother Francois Xavier was not to be missed. The great vintages were simply wonderful with 2010 just…

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The Great Southwold Tasting January 2016 | 2012 Bordeaux

February 11th 2016


January Blues and Dry January are somewhat of a mystery to us lucky ones in the fine wine world. In fact on a wine-tasting front, January can be one of my most exciting months of the year. It is the month that sees the release of the latest vintage from Burgundy; this year has been particularly outstanding with the stunning 2014 whites and very appealing red wines from the Côte d’Or. But equally exciting for me is this amazing three day event we have at Southwold reviewing the most recent vintage from Bordeaux having spent just two years in bottle….

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