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Château d'Aurilhac 2009 (22/9/14) [free]
A good value from the northern Haut-Médoc vineyards.

The Bordeaux Satellites (21/9/14)
I explore the St Emilion satellites & Lalande-de-Pomerol.

Château de la Genaiserie (20/9/14)
New notes on old friends; I revisit two from 1997.

New in Anjou: Domaine du Clos de l'Èlu (19/9/14)
I discover the wines of Thomas Carsin.

Domaine Tinel-Blondelet (18/9/14)
The wines of Annick Tinel-Blondelet.

Château Gazin (17/9/14)
My profile of this Pomerol estate renewed.

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This Weeks Featured Article
Le Clos de la Meslerie, 2014 Update

During July 2014 I called upon a number of Vouvray domaines, in each case tasting recent and older vintages, usually after a good nose around the vineyards and/or cellars, of course. In many cases I started with the 2013 vintage, already in bottle. Vouvray, unlike many of the world's greatest wines (a club of which it is........
Read on in my Le Clos de la Meslerie report, in which I visit Peter Hahn at Meslerie, taste the 2013 vintage from barrel, followed by all older vintages, with tasting notes back to 2008. (23/9/14)

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Site Update Archive


Pithon-Paillé Les Treilles Retrospective (16/9/14)
François Chidaine Montlouis Les Tuffeaux 2009 (15/9/14) [free]
Le Pont de la Tour (14/9/14) A faux-French theme, on the Thames.
Domaine de la Bergerie, 2014 Update (13/9/14) Sixteen wines.
New in Vouvray: Domaine Perrault-Jadaud (12/9/14)
Château Hannetot (11/9/14) A new Pessac-Léognan micro-estate.
Domaine de Bellivière, 2014 Update (10/9/14) Electric wines.
2014 Grand Cru Classé tasting (9/9/14) 2010-2013 vintages.
Pithon-Paillé C. du Layon Belargus des Treilles 2010 (8/9/14) [free]
Pomerol (7/9/14) Another Bordeaux Wine Guide update.
Château La Croix de Gay (6/9/14) Updated with new detail.
New in Saumur: Les Jardins Esméraldins (5//9/14)
Château La Fleur-Pétrus (4/9/14) Another profile updated.
François Pinon (2/9/14) New profile, new notes.
Masson-Blondelet Pouilly-Fumé Les Angelots 2012 (1/9/14) [free]


Domaine Masson-Blondelet (3/9/14) Top-notch Pouilly-Fumé.
Château Montlandrie (31/8/14) Denis Durantou in Castillon.
Château Pierre-Bise, 2014 Update (30/8/14) Transcendental wines.
New in Vouvray: Florent Cosme (29/8/14)
Château La Grave à Pomerol (28/8/14) I expand this profile.
Domaine de Ladoucette (27/8/14) A famous Pouilly-Fumé estate.
Domaine de Montcy (26/8/14) A new Loire star.
Pierre Luneau-Papin Terre de Pierre 2010 (25/8/14) [free]
Castillon (24/8/14) My Bordeaux guide expands.
Château Pichon-Baron (23/8/14) Updated with new images.
New in Anjou: Mai et Kenji Hodgson (22/8/14)
Pascal et Nicolas Reverdy (21/8/14) A new profile, and new notes.
Clos L'Église (20/8/14) I update my profile.
Champalou (19/8/14) New 5-page profile & new notes.
Thibaud Boudignon Anjou Blanc 2011 (18/8/14) [free]
The Square (17/8/14) A restaurant review. [free]
Domaine Ogereau, 2014 Update (16/8/14) Recent releases tasted.
New in Savennières: Thibaud Boudignon (15/8/14)
Pascal Cotat (14/814) Idiosyncratic Sancerre.
Château La Patache (13/8/14) Pomerol from the Peter Kwok stable.

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