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Pessac-Léognan 2006 (29/6/16)
A small but high-quality selection of wines.

Margaux 2006 (29/6/16)
A handsome selection of a dozen wines.

Pierre Menard Coteaux du Layon Cosmos 2014 (27/6/16) [free]
An exciting cuvée from an up-and-coming vigneron.

Loire: Sweet Winemaking (26/6/16)
An exploration of sweet Loire wines.

Château du Glana (25/6/16)
I profile this independent St Julien estate.

Domaine de la Pépière, 2016 Update (24/6/16)
Seven current releases tasted.

Pascal et Nicolas Reverdy, 2016 Update (23/6/16)
Including several vintages of Les Anges Lots & à Nicolas.

This Weeks Featured Article
Domaine de l'Ecu, 2016 Update

I remember with some clarity an early experience with the wines of Domaine de l'Ecu. It was the Expression de Gneiss (these days, simply 'Gneiss') which I plucked from the shelves of a French supermarket for a very small fistful of francs. With its deliciously mineral and wet stone character and vibrant acid backbone.....
Read on in my Domaine de l'Ecu 2016 Update, in which I look at this domaine after several years of the tenure of Frédéric Niger van Herck. (28/6/16)

Recent Blog Posts

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Jonathan Maltus, OBE (13/06/16)
I learnt this morning that Jonathan Maltus, proprietor of Ch...
Bordeaux 2015: Is it all over? (10/06/16)
I don’t think I’ve ever thought of myself as a B...
Loire Valley Frost 2016: Technical & Economic Report (09/06/16)
I received this morning this report from InterLoire, the int...
En Primeur: Buy, Backfill or Chinon? (02/06/16)
The Bordeaux 2015 releases continue to trickle out. Well, th...
Exploring Sherry #17: Romate Don Jose Oloroso (27/05/16)
Yes, it has been a long time, hasn’t it? In truth, a f...
Site Update Archive

June

St Julien 2006 (22/6/16) All the Léovilles and more.
Pauillac 2006 (22/6/16) From first growth to fifth.
St Estèphe 2006 at Ten Years (21/6/16) Five wines.
Bordeaux 2006 at Ten Years (21/6/16) A tasting report.
Domaine du Côteau des Nues Pouilly-Fumé 2015 (20/6/16) [free]
Domaine FL (19/6/16) An update for my profile.
Domaine de la Sénéchalière, 2016 Update (18/6/16) Malo' & Melon.
Domaine Landron-Chartier (17/6/16) The wines of Benoit Landron.
Château Langoa-Barton (16/6/16) I update my profile.
Bordeaux Quartet: Château Guiraud (15/6/16) A final foursome.
2016 Domaine de la Bergerie Update (14/6/16) The latest releases.
Château Simard 1996 (13/6/16) [free]
Loire Valley Guide: More on Red Winemaking (12/6/16)
Bordeaux Quartet: Clos de l'Oratoire (11/6/16) I taste 2015 & more.
Michel Redde, 2016 Update (10/6/16) A tasting report.
Châteaux Simard & Haut-Simard (9/6/16) Beyond Ausone.
Bordeaux Quartet: Château Le Crock (8/6/16) The 2015, and more.
Château Pierre-Bise (7/6/16) The 2014 vintage assessed.
Domaine de Bellivière Hommage à Louis Derré 2013 (6/6/16) [free]
Château Figeac (5/6/16) Updated with new detail and images.
Bordeaux Quartet: Château Moulin Riche (4/6/16) Another four.
Domaine de la Charmoise (3/6/16) Wines from the Marionnet family.
Château Dassault (2/6/16) My profile expanded and updated.
Bordeaux Quartet: Château d'Aiguilhe (1/6/16) Four from Castillon.

May

Domaine Ogereau (31/5/16) An Anjou baker's dozen.
Les Terres d'Ocre St Pourçain Instan T 2013 (30/5/16) [free]
Loire: Red Winemaking (29/5/16) Carbonic maceration.
Bordeaux Quartet: Léoville-Poyferré (28/5/16) Recent releases.
Vincent Gaudry (27/5/16) I taste a biodynamic half-dozen.
Clos du Marquis (26/5/16) I profile this St Julien.

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