2012 Bordeaux: Pomerol

If you’ve got as far as this and you don’t own Neal Martin’s “Pomerol” then I’d suggest buying a copy.  There is something rather special about Pomerol – there is something Burgundian about both the region and its wines.  And the 2012s are rather good.

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2012 Bordeaux: St Emilion

Some comments on St Emilion, not exclusive to the 2012 vintage: The appellation is fragmented, no one really understands the terroir, and no one really knows what it should taste like (apart from me, obviously).  The wine making is occasionally extreme, and a lot of it is hard to taste.

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2012 Bordeaux: St Estèphe

Right at the top of the Médoc is the sometimes desolate beauty of St Estèphe.  I love it.  I love the drive, all the way up the D2, to the tip of classed-growth Bordeaux.  As you pass Lafite on your left, Cos d’Estournel appears, looking down on Pauillac.

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2012 Bordeaux: Pauillac

Now we are on the gas.  I love Pauillac.  Latour, Lafite, Mouton, the Pichons, GPL, Lynch (I’ll publish notes and scores on the first growths in a couple of days).  Pauillac is Palace at home on a sunny afternoon (bring your shades if you’re in the Arthur Wait) beating one of the big boys.

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