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Bordeaux 2021

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Bordeaux 2020

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Bordeaux 2019

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Bordeaux 2018

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Bordeaux 2017

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Bordeaux 2016

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Bordeaux 2015

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Bordeaux 2014

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Bordeaux 2013

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Bordeaux 2012

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Bordeaux 2011

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Bordeaux 2010

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Bordeaux 2009

Bordeaux 2009 It was turning out to be a fairly miserable week, weather-wise. Although my arrival in Bordeaux for the first ...

Bordeaux 2008

Bordeaux 2008 It is late afternoon in mid-March, and I am ambling across Sloane Square in London, trying to keep in ...

Bordeaux 2007

Bordeaux 2007 A film is to be made of Robert Parker's life, we are told, or at least so Decanter's April ...

Bordeaux 2006

Bordeaux 2006 After great vintages it is too easy for good quality to be overlooked; it has happened with 1982, when ...

Bordeaux 2005

Bordeaux 2005 Watching the progression of vintages in Bordeaux is fascinating, regardless of whether the quality of an individual year is ...

Bordeaux 2004

Bordeaux 2004 After Bordeaux 2003, which was the subject of so much hype, 2004 seems to mark a return to a ...

Bordeaux 2003

Bordeaux 2003 The 2003 vintage was certainly one that hit the headlines. This was Europe's heatwave year, characterised by an oven-hot ...

Bordeaux 2002

Bordeaux 2002 The world was a different place back when all the Bordeaux-chat concerned the 2002 vintage. Some nations were adjusting ...

Bordeaux 2001

Bordeaux 2001 Following the great success of the 2000 vintage, was there ever any hope for 2001? Of course there was; ...

Bordeaux 2000

Bordeaux 2000 Looking back to Bordeaux 2000, many years on, it is not hard to understand the appetite for a great ...

Bordeaux 1998

Bordeaux 1998 The latter years of the 1990s made for an interesting market, the bullish Bordelais having raised prices for the ...

Bordeaux 1997: Tasting in 2003

Bordeaux 1997: Tasting in 2003 The early 1990s were lean times for the vignerons of Bordeaux. Successive vintages - 1991 and ...

Bordeaux 1996

Bordeaux 1996 Following the triumvirate of successful vintages for Bordeaux spanning the years 1988-1990, the region suffered a number of disappointing ...

Bordeaux 1995

Bordeaux 1995 Any Bordeaux vintage of the 1990s has to be taken in the context of the great successes and failures ...

Bordeaux 1994

Bordeaux 1994 Following the dreadfully disappointing trio of vintages from 1991 to 1993, the Bordelais were desperate for a successful year. ...
Bordeaux 2004

Bordeaux 1990: Tasting in 2003

Bordeaux 1990: Tasting in 2003 The third year in a triumvirate of excellent Bordeaux vintages, 1990 produced rich, age worthy wines ...

Bordeaux 1989

Bordeaux 1989 The 1989 vintage is generally regarded as an excellent if not outstanding vintage for Bordeaux, it being one of ...

Bordeaux 1988

Bordeaux 1988 The Bordelais didn't know it at the time, but 1988 was the first of three very successful vintages for ...

Bordeaux 1986: Tasting in 2001

Bordeaux 1986: Tasting in 2001 The 1986 vintage followed on from a string of successes for Bordeaux, including the much lauded ...

Bordeaux 1985: Tasting in 2002

Bordeaux 1985: Tasting in 2002 The 1985 vintage was just one of many successful vintages for Bordeaux during the 1980s. Both ...

Bordeaux 1983

Bordeaux 1983 Living in the shadow of the 1982 vintage can't be easy. For consumers, however, knowledge of the fact that ...

Bordeaux 1982: St Emilion in 2003

Bordeaux 1982: St Emilion in 2003 The 1982 vintage was an excellent one for Bordeaux, as I have alluded to in ...

Bordeaux 1981: Tasting in 2001

Bordeaux 1981: Tasting in 2001 Overshadowed by the 1982 vintage, 1981 Bordeaux has given wine lovers top class claret at relatively ...

Bordeaux 1975: Tasting in 2002

Bordeaux 1975: Tasting in 2002 There are many sorry stories from Bordeaux where the 1970s are concerned. Disastrous vintages include 1972, ...

Bordeaux 1964: Tasting in 2000

Bordeaux 1964: Tasting in 2000 This vintage followed on from the splendid 1961, the underrated 1962 and the washout that was ...

Bordeaux 1961: Tasting in 2007

Bordeaux 1961: Tasting in 2007 What is it that makes some vintages great, and others less so? With very mediocre vintages ...