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Tuesday 30 June 2015

Fine Wine

It’s 2011 Bordeaux that’s the “big problem”

While Bordeaux begins to release the 2014s, one négociant warns that he needs to sell the 2011s before he even considers buying the latest vintage.

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Guado al Tasso: a story of self-confidence

Reviewing 25 years of Guado al Tasso, estate manager Renzo Cotarella explains how the success of Cabernet Franc in Bolgheri helped to move away from an early Australian-inspired style.

Friday, May 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: Martin unveils his notes

Neal Martin has unveiled his first set of futures notes on Bordeaux for The Wine Advocate since taking over from Robert Parker as the lead reviewer of en primeur.

Friday, May 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Haut-Brion tops Parker’s 2012 scores

Robert Parker has released his in-bottle scores for the 2012 vintage and noted that despite his initial misgivings about the price and hit-and-miss wine quality, there are “cherries to be plucked”.

Friday, May 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Angelus begins right bank releases

Angelus has kicked-off the Right Bank releases this morning by announcing its 2014 price with a 9% premium on 2013.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 Port releases for 2015

There used to be little sign of activity from the Port category outside an occasional vintage declaration, but in recent years that’s all changed.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 No Comments »

Mouton 2014: “a true opening price”

Bordeaux first growth Château Mouton-Rothschild has released its 2014 this morning at a lower price than any physical vintage on the market.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 No Comments »

The Douro in pictures

Is there any wine region more beautiful that the Douro? the drinks business visited last week to discover some exciting styles, including a number of venerable upcoming releases, and soak up the glorious springtime scenery.

Monday, April 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Ornellaia celebrates the arts

A collection of special edition Ornellaia raised €202,700 for charity in an auction held in Switzerland last week.

Monday, April 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Lilian Barton: 2013 pricing ‘a little wrong’

Château Léoville Barton’s Lilian Barton-Sartorius admits that her property’s pricing of 2013 was “a little wrong”.

Monday, April 27th, 2015 No Comments »

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