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1980s Bordeaux

This was a tasting to live long in the memory. All the wines were tasted blind and included in each flight a wine from 1982, 1985, 1988 and 1989 though not necessarily in that order.  The Grand Cru Classé wines certainly stood out, and generally the better the cru, the better the wine, which really […]


En Primeur 2015

Having joined the annual En Primeur tastings in Bordeaux at the beginning of April, here are a few musings:   – 2014 is a very good vintage on the left bank and a good vintage on the right bank. Cabernets tended to do well, so the right bank properties with higher % of Cabernet Franc […]