“Bordeaux 2010: Saint Emilion the Exquisite?” Neal Martin, wine writer for Robert Paker, tasted some Bordeaux 2010 Grands Crus in November 2012 and for most of the following one, in february at the Chateau. Lets discover some of his favorite wines for 2010 (reds) below : “The Saint Emilion wines have generally fared extremely well in 2010. They are certainly ... Read More »
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“Saint Estèphe the Excellent?” Neal Martin, wine writer for Robert Paker, tasted some Bordeaux 2010 Grands Crus in November 2012. Lets discover some of his favorite wines for 2010 (reds) below : “In 2009, Saint Estèphe was renowned for the Cos d’Estournel 2009 – a barnstorming wine that was predestined to divide commentators down the line. In 2010, the appellation ... Read More »
“Pessac-Léognan, the pristine ?” Neal Martin, wine writer for Robert Paker, tasted some Bordeaux 2010 Grands Crus in November 2012. Lets discover some of his favorite wines for 2010 (whites and reds) below : “Moving to the suburbs of Bordeaux city and its surrounding environs, let us shimmy across to Pessac-Léognan. If truth were told, I found the wines a ... Read More »
The wine of kings, the king of wines In 1997 Chateau Gruaud-Larose, an 1855 classifed growth with a long history, was repurchased by the Merlaut family. Bearer of a long viticulutural tradition dating to the 18th century, Gruaud- Larose is a Saint-Julien whose particularity is that its 82 hectares of vines are in a single, undivided vineyard. With soils that consist of quaternary gravel on a substratum of ... Read More »
James Suckling rated the 2010 Bordeaux : 99-98-97 Château Latour 98-99 – Pauillac The quality of the tannins and density of fruit is truly beautiful. This is so focused, with purity and beauty. The 1990 Latour came into my head when I tasted this (twice). It starts off slowly and then builds and builds and builds . So intellectual. A ... Read More »
Nestled in the heart of Pauillac, Chateau Pontet-Canet is one of the few classified growths that is Certified Organic and Biodynamic. In caring for their 81 hectare of vineyards, their ultimate goal is to “respect the vines”. By using organic and biodynamic methods to put this respect into, an incredibly true expression of essence of the terroir is achieved. This ... Read More »
James Suckling rated the 2010 Bordeaux : 100-99 Château Margaux 100 – Margaux A phenomenal nose of roses, violets, and other flowers. Subtle yet rich raspberries and currants. It is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a curious wine, almost ethereal. It is all in the front of the palate with ultra-fine tannins. It is full and very, very rich but ... Read More »