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A first impression of Bordeaux 2020

April is here, the sun is shining, the wisteria is flowering and Europe’s vineyards are in the early stages of bloom. What usually typifies Bordeaux En Primeur season -- tasting the latest harvest in the beautiful surrounds of some of...

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2019 Burgundy En Primeur | Small, sweet, supple and very, very seductive!

Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would taste, assess and most importantly enjoy a complete Burgundy vintage from the comfort of my own home!

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Great Bordeaux at its best – With age and fully mature

Following my recent trip to Bordeaux, I published a report on the 2019 vintage. I commented, “Last week I experienced Bordeaux at its absolute best: an exceptional selection of the 2019 vintage primeurs, the excitement and bustle of harvest time,...

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Bordeaux 2019 Revisited – Just in time!

I couldn’t quite believe my luck: a week in Bordeaux in the middle of September, the sun was shining, harvest in full flow, the doors were still open and the opportunity to taste almost every classified growth from the highly...

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2019 Bordeaux En Primeur | To release or not to release

The third week in May, a high-class vintage on our hands… this should be one of our busiest weeks of the year. Full on en primeur season! The early-releasing classed growths would have come and gone, and this week we would be getting ready for some of the greatest châteaux, with maybe even a First Growth coming out.   Understandably that is not the case this year. All is not lost however for buyers...

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