At its best, 2012 Bordeaux wines are lighter in style, perhaps similar to 2001 or 1999, blended with 2002. In the Right Bank, where the wines were more successful overall, numerous chateaux compare the vintage with 1998. As matter of quality, I do not agree with that premise.
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Older wines, especially mature Bordeaux often develop truffle aromas, along with numerous other complexities. Pairing those characteristics found in older wines with truffle dishes is a naturally perfect combination. Especially when it is so easy to do.
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I have the perfect place here in Provence. It's close to Avignon and not far from Chateauneuf du Pape. The restaurant is located in their home. You can enjoy the pleasures of Provencal, gourmet cuisine with a great selection of Southern Rhone wine!
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There is a lot to see at the Yquem starting with the famous wine cellar and its incredible array of old bottles, collecting dust and character. Vintages from the 1800’s, when America was in the middle of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln was president are there along with even older wines! It’s an incredible site to see.
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The Wine Advocate files suit against Antonio Galloni for "Fraud, Breach of Contractual Obligations and the intentional and unjustifiable withholding of tasting notes and articles."
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“Consumers don’t pay attention to tasting notes in general anyway. They largely follow scores, until they outgrow scores and notes and develop their own tastes. For these more advanced wine drinkers, scores are primarily important if they are wine investors.”
Matthieu Cuvelier is reported to have just closed a deal to purchase all three of the popular, St Emilion chateaux from Sophie Fourcade, located next to Clos Fourtet.
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Great tips of Kosher wines for the holidays from Bordeaux, California , Israel and other wine producing appellations.
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If you're going to be in Bordeaux in April and you are looking for where to taste 2012 Bordeaux En Primuer, this is a good place to start.
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Robert Parker 2010 Bordeaux scores are out. 10 wines hit 100 Pts, 8 make it all the way to 99 Pts.
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It's a busy week for Bordeaux. Chateau d'Issan and Chateau Monbousquet sell shares and Robert Parker releases his 2010 Bordeaux ratings!
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The wines of Pessac Leognan are sublime in 2010. Most are showing better in bottle than in barrel! They have style, substance, character, ripe fruits and the ability to age and evolve for decades!
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Having tasted a fair number of famous wines over the years, many of these exalted bottles have long since slipped into senility. But at their best, they offer a handful of lucky collector’s more than bottled history.
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With the 2012 Bordeaux growing season, we had a particular hard year. We spent a lot of time working in our St. Emilion vineyards. We and the vines became naturally stressful. But a little bit of stress is good, no?
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