Bordeaux - Page 2

  • Baroness Philippine de Rothschild

    … wine classification officially elevated from second tier to first, and succeeded finally in 1973. He was the first in Bordeaux to institute Chateaux proprietary bottling, the first to establish a second label (Mouton Cadet) and create a modern wine brand, the first to sign the wine label as a personal guarantee of quality, and the first…

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  • Let the gems begin

    … Wine review at VINTAGES of Norman Hardie Chardonnay County Unfiltered 2012 by Godello If the premature lashing of cold, snow and ice weren’t enough to get you thinking about holiday shopping, get thee to Liquor Control Board on Ontario store on the weekend. Same time, every year. The LCBO stocks the shelves, isles and pyramid displays with more…

  • Amazing $16 Bordeaux!

    … AMAZING $15.95 RED BORDEAUX AT VINTAGES Every now and again Vintages offers a gem – a wine that scores top marks not only for quality, and for price, but possessing an authenticity usually only found in an owner operated wine shop. If you enjoy traditional-style Bordeaux Reds – quite dry, earthy and crafted for the dinner table, get to a major…

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  • Wine of the Week

    … sauvignon blanc and five percent muscadelle. The color is very pale gold; the bouquet is mildly grassy and herbal — hay, lemongrass and dried thyme — with notes of lime peel and lemon balm, quince and ginger, and a touch of lilac and whiff of grapefruit to give it lift. These elements are consistent on the palate, too, with the addition of an earthy…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Sauvignon Blanc Riesling- 1 readers -
  • Wine Reviews: Bordeaux

    …” - France, Bordeaux, Bordeaux Contrôlée SRP: $35 A clear lemon color. Interesting mix of rich fruit (guava, pineapple) and tangy citrus (lime, lemon zest), a hint of mineral and green onion. Tangy on the palate, with a crisp citrus profile. Some guava, honey and nutty notes add richness, but the mineral and saline tones keep it balanced. Lovely…

    Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Sauvignon Blanc Merlot- 2 readers -
  • Critics Need Benchmarks

    …, L’Église-Clinet, Lafite, Tertre-Roteboeuf, Ausone, Margaux, Haut-Brion, I could go on but you get the idea – for years and years, if at all. I’m sure others see the same problem, but perhaps related to different regions. But for me, I see it in the Loire and Bordeaux. Critics need benchmarks to be credible. Without these benchmarks, it’s another process of random number generation and eye-rolling. Filed under: Bordeaux, Loire, Wine Writing Posted by Chris Kissack on November 6, 2014 at 2:32 pm No Comments » …

    Chris Kissack/ WineDRin Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • Sociando-Mallet: Old & New

    …, and it looks like I should probably lay my hands on some of the 2010 grand vin sometime too. Disclosure: The 2010 La Demoiselle de Sociando-Mallet was a sample sent on behalf of the château. Filed under: Bordeaux Posted by Chris Kissack on November 5, 2014 at 2:35 pm No Comments » …

    Chris Kissack/ WineDRin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 3 readers -
  • That new Bordeaux ad campaign wants it both ways

    … hope it is) and people seem a little more willing to spend money on wine. And then too, the Millennials are getting older and they want their wine. But just as important as “Why now?” is the question of “Where?” The seven markets the campaign will focus on are the U.S., France, U.K., Germany, China, Belgium, and Japan—in other words, Bordeaux’s…

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  • Château Haut-Chaigneau 2011 Lalande de Pomerol

    … This Bordeaux was picked up in a mini-spending frenzy at Lidl, the discount supermarket, which along with it’s German pal Aldi, is taking on the big UK supermarkets and gradually growing market share. Their approach is straightforward, we’ll sell you groceries cheaper than your big supermarkets, but you’ll have less brands to choose from, less…

    Erin Mellor/ Golly's Wine Dropsin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 2 readers -
  • The 2014 Winedoctor Bordeaux Tour

    … musts straight from the vat (always great fun, and the 2014 Château Haut-Bailly rosé we tasted, just a couple of days into its fermentation, promises to be delicious). Of course, we also tasted (and drank!) some older vintages, often over lunch or dinner. We visited many châteaux during the trip, and the programme took in some very serious…

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  • Ilja Gort and Château la Tulipe de la Garde

    … Ilja Gort and Château la Tulipe de la Garde If you are not running down to Sainsbury’s with a crisp tenner flapping in your hand after seeing this video, I’ll be very surprised. With that magnificent beard this little chap – Ilja Gort – could be nothing but French! The attitude he imparts is engaging and unfussily Bordeaux, yet still he imparts…

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  • drink me: v sattui paradiso

    … wine (no, doesn’t have to be a $75 bottle haha) 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Fresh basil 1 lb. fusilli pasta Heat 1/4 cup EVOO and brown chicken on all sides. Remove. Brown onion. Add tomatoes, puree, salt, pepper, basil and add the other 1/4 cup of EVOO. Add wine and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Return chicken to pot…

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  • Oops It’s Carmenere

    …-renowned wine maker Alvaro Espinoza, from Undurraga in the past, but now running Antiyal winery. My Review of (oops) Carmenere Merlot 2013 Solid deep ruby in colour from the core, almost to the rim. A medium intensity, youthful, pretty nose, with aromas of very ripe raspberries, plums, oak, sweet black fruit, and hints of roses, smoke, and dried herbs…

    Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePalin Merlot- 1 readers -
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