Category Archives: Bordeaux News

Something Special for the London Wine Fair: Chateau La Fleur Morange

The London Wine Fair 2014 opens its doors to the wine trade at Olympia from 2nd – 4th June and this year I am taking something special to show to the visitors. The London Wine Fair is the UK’s leading … Continue reading

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Wine from the Woodlands – Discovering Chateau Chauvet

Chateau Chauvet is an award winning Claret from a small property that sits on the crest of a hill deep in the countryside around the tiny village of Saint Hilaire du Bois (St Hilary of the Woods). The village sits … Continue reading

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A Racy Little Number: Discovering Chateau Haut Biot

Chateau Haut Biot holds some surprises. It’s a cracking bright little Claret full of fabulous flavours of intense blackberry and black cherry with subtle notes of leather, liquorice and crushed black pepper. Lush and velvety in the mouth with well … Continue reading

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Searching for the Soul of Wine: Discovering Chateau de Basset

Some wines call to us, they have such a profound appeal. They possess a certain something that marks them out. You can’t quite put your finger on it but it’s captivating. The discovery of a wine that charms you can … Continue reading

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Wine Owners – A Smart Solution to Trading Wine

Over the years we have seen comparison sites and trading platforms proliferate over the internet. They are a useful tool and cover everything from insurance, electricity and gas, shopping and investments etc. In the past if you wanted to value … Continue reading

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Cabernet Franc – the Red Wine Princess

David Stannard of Paradise Rescued in Cardan, Bordeaux has kindly written a guest post for us on a topic close to my heart . . . about his Cabernet Franc; a grape full of delightful surprises, producing excellent wines. I … Continue reading

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Bordeaux’s Added Benefits – What’s in Your Wine? 2013, A Vintage With A Difference

Disaster strikes hard when a winemaker, or even an entire wine making region, suffers the impact of severe weather during the growing season. Unlike many other wine regions across the world Bordeaux has the advantage in that its wines are … Continue reading

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2013 – Day 4 – Domaine de Chevalier, Chateaux Smith Haut Lafitte, Pape Clement, Olivier and Haut Bailly

It rained all night and all day here in Bordeaux. Today I visited Chateau Malartic Lagraviere to taste the wines of the Pessac Leognan and Graves AOCs. Several wines were on show and having tasted all of them I am … Continue reading

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2013 – Day 3 – Chateau Lynch Bages, Branaire Ducru, Montbrison, Lascombes, Chasse Spleen, Doisy Daene, Guiraud and Crus Bourgeois

You’ll be happy to know that the weather currently in Bordeaux is what we normally experience in the UK, it’s persisting with rain and I am sat in my hotel room this evening looking out on a wet and soggy … Continue reading

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2013 – Day 2 – Chateau Haut Brion, Angelus, Cheval Blanc, Troplong Mondot, La Fleur Morange, Vieux Chateau Certan

Day 2 started at the First Growth Chateau Haut Brion (Pessac Leognan) where we were offered 6 reds and 3 white wines from the estate. All the reds were around 13% abv and yet again showed the 2013 vintage’s characteristic … Continue reading

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