Bordeaux - Page 2

  • Scandal continues to amuse in its wine Chateaux Du Bolet ways

    … a great answer from Mary Cressler. I wrote: Okay, I have a love/hate relationship with the show “Scandal.” The intrigue, I love. The fast talking is like a bad Seinfeld episode… Not to mention the way Olivia Pope holds her Burgundy glass, slugging down Bordeaux. Yeah, check out the red wine bottles she always pouring her wine from… To suggest…

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  • Les Griffons de Pichon Baron 2012, a serious effort

    … This is a super wine. It’s a new launch from Bordeaux superstar Pichon Baron. Christian Seely describes it thus: ‘It is a second wine, made from grapes from the intermediate parcels that might sometimes make it into the Grand Vin, sometimes into Tourelles [previously regarded as Pichon's second wine]. Les Tourelles itself comes mostly from…

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  • New World vs. Old World

    As the line between new world and old would wines continues to blur, last week at San Francisco Wine Center we found ourselves stumped this evening as we tasted through 6 comparisons of typical varietals made by old world and new world producers. With each pair, the class was literally split every time on which was which.

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  • Judgment Day in Paris

    … (132) Meursault-Charmes 1973, Roulot (126.5) Chalone Vineyards 1974, Monterey County/Soledad (121) Spring Mountain 1973, Napa Valley/Spring Mountain (104) Beaune Clos des Mouches 1973, Joseph Drouhin (101) Freemark Abbey 1972, Napa Valley/Rutherford (100) Batard-Montrachet 1973, Ramonet-Prudhon (94) Puligny-Montrachet 1972, Les Pucelles…

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  • Château de Panigon 2010 Bordeaux

    Château de Panigon 2010 Bordeaux I last wrote up the 2005 vintage of this wine and was impressed giving it a 90. I even stored some of this wine for future consumption and it held up well. So when I saw it on the release I was looking forward to trying it. This wine is inky dark in color with a mild nose of dark berries.

    John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy- 5 readers -
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  • Some highlights from the Waitrose Press Tasting

    … tasting last week. Feiler-Artinger Blaufränkisch 2013 Burgenland, Austria Biodynamic viticulture, clay limestone soils. Juicy, bright and fresh with nice raspberry and cherry fruit with a bit of grip. Very stylish and appealing. 89/100 (£11.29 Waitrose) Tikveš Aemelia Shiraz/Vranec/Petit Verdot 2013 Macedonia 45% each of Shiraz and Vranec…

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  • Château Hyot 2010 Bordeaux

    … it an 88 or so. From the LCBO web site: Château Hyot 2010 Bordeaux Red—VINTAGES#: 63537 STYLE – Medium-bodied & Fruity Very ripe, offering saturated cassis, blackberry and boysenberry pâte de fruit flavors that are racy and distinctive, thanks to fresh acidity and sleek tannins. The long finish has nice density. Drink now through 2016. Special…

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  • Fine wines with lunch, old-school wine trade style

    These wines were recently tasted at a rather fine lunch at La Trompette, which is a great restaurant. It went on a long time, as you can imagine. I’m always struck by how well older bottles of top Bordeaux show in these situations, and how inconsistent red Burgundy can be. And the Rhône can be very strong, when it’s the right people making the wine.

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  • Château Brandeau 2010

    …. This wine is a bit on the young side. You will need some breathing or aging. For now I would give it an 88-89. From the LCBO web site: Château Brandeau 2010 Merlot Blend—VINTAGES#: 351973 STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth Aromas of sandalwood, smoky notes and roasted red peppers interlace with mixed field berry fruit on the nose. It’s medium bodied…

    John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guyin Merlot- 5 readers -
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