2016 Bordeaux – Southwold (on Thames)

So: what makes a great vintage?  A trickier question than you might think.  Which is why it was all so much easier when Big Bob was around.  Because – let’s be honest here: even if it’s not actually the right answer, an answer that we can all agree on is generally one that we can […]

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Atom Heart Mother

Late last November I joined the very nice chaps at Farr Vintners to taste the wines of Jean-Marie Guffens. Jean-Marie has two labels: Domaine Guffens-Heynen and Maison Verget, and, whilst I’ve never really known the wines well, I’ve been impressed enough

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2015 Bordeaux

Far more complicated than the actual quality of any vintage is the perception of its quality. It’s not about whether it’s any good or not, it’s about whether or not the customer thinks it’s any good.

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