Greatest Wines in the World – For the Money!

Sauternes are the Greatest Wines in the World – For the Money! I’ve just finished a bottle of 2000 Lafaurie Peyraguey and it was delicious.  I had some with ice as an aperitif, some with foie gras, some with spicy asian food and a little bit with some cheese for afters.  It was very sad that Read more

2017 Bordeaux – Don’t Bother

En-Primeur Bordeaux is always a difficult subject.  To evaluate the new vintage you need to taste a large number of wines that are only half made and no where near ready to taste properly.  The final blends may change slightly and the wines will continue to evolve for another year to 18 months in barrel.  Read more

2016 Burgundy – Prepare to be disappointed

The 2016 Burgundy EP season will kick off this week – Prepare to be disappointed.  There simply isn’t enough to go around. Despite numerous difficulties with the 2016 growing season – frost, hail, flooding, mildew, rot, etc.  I’m hearing that some very good wines were made here and there, but there isn’t very much of Read more

Majestic Musigny

Dufouleur Musigny Le Musigny is one of the greatest and most highly prized of all Grand Cru Burgundies and one of my favourites. Clive Coates says: “Le Musigny is one of the very greatest climats in the whole of the Côte D’Or, one of a handful which includes Chambertin and Clos-de-Bèze, La Tache and Romanée-Conti.  Read more

2015 Bordeaux in bottle

The first major UGC (Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux) tasting of the 2015 vintage since the wines were bottled earlier this year was held here in London a couple of weeks ago and provided an excellent opportunity to taste a range of wines from all the major appellations. I tasted more than 100 wines Read more

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