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2011 Bordeaux will “Bomb” – Robert Parker

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Robert Parker has forecast a complete lack of demand for 2011 Bordeaux en primeur unless prices drop “dramatically”. Writing on erobertparker.com about the vintage, he notes, “If prices do not drop dramatically for the 2011 Bordeaux, I do not think there will be any fine ‘futures’ wine market in the civilized world that will buy […]

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Chateau Falfas wines from Cotes de Bourg now available in the UK

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In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, this handsome estate belonged to the Lords of Lansac, ancient nobility of the sword, swearing allegiance to the English crown. At that time, the wines of Falfas were exported with privilege to the courts of the Edwards. Later, in the seventeenth century, the domain was acquired by the Sires […]

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Bordeaux Pomerol en-primeurs tasted by Andrew Coghlan

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2009 Chateaux La Croix Chaigneau : tasted 17th June 2010 cask sample Immense structure with aromatic fruit of great length. Good acidity and fruit balance with green tannins showing good potential for aging. One of the best value Pomerol’s we have tasted for some time. Life span expected to be 15 years. Drinking premium at […]

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Steak Pie and Green Beans

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Last night saw a home-made steak pie served with green beans. Just what was needed after a snow laden drive home – which make me wonder as the snow has melted will it be a salad tonight? Anyways, in the mood for a glass of wine what to serve. The cellar was somewhat bare and […]

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Drinking young wines.

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I enjoyed a fine Magnum of Tour de By Medoc cru Bourgeois 1997 with the Christmas festivities. The interesting thing was that we expected the wine to be quite forward but when first open the wine was quite closed and youthful. As each glass went from the Magnum, the wine became softer and rounding off […]

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