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2017 Crus Bourgeois du Médoc

Classified: Cru Bourgeois

The latest Crus Bourgeois classified wines have just been released. They are from the 2017 vintage which, by any standards, was a tricky one with the unusual extreme spring frosts being the biggest culprit for causing yields to be very low, as much as 50% lower than normal in some areas. The classification is only […]

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Olivier Dauga – The Maker of Wine

Olivier Dauga is memorable. He owns a natty line in loud shirts. Also in jackets, shoes and glasses. He’s striking though doesn’t immediately strike you as a rugby player, as he once was, or a wine-maker as he is now. He calls himself Le Faiseur de Vin, an arresting moniker, fully fitting with his fashion […]

Cru Bourgeois 12

Cru Bourgeois 2012

The 2012 Crus Bourgeois were released last month and Richard and Laura spent a gruelling morning in her case, afternoon in his, tasting through those available in London at the annual tasting – a rather palate-bashing, teeth-shattering 188 of them. Following a little reminder as to exactly what Cru Bourgeois is and how the 2012s […]