2014 Bordeaux: notes (and scores)

A bit of a compromise here: there is very little gadgetry behind Vinolent so it’s a cut and paste job.  The scores are what they are. I’d rather describe wine than score wine but it’s part of the deal these days.  The wines are listed in order of score (sort of), a couple of which […]

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2014 Duhart-Milon

2014 Duhart-Milon was released last week.  Working on margins that make a wine merchant wonder why they didn’t work harder at school, it is offered in the UK at £400 per dozen bottles in bond.  Which is €42 a bottle off the negociants. Even with well-bought euros the margin struggles to get into two figures.  […]

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2014 Bordeaux: my top three

In spite of its failings – which are many – I love en-primeur.  The excitement of a new wine.  The birth, if you like, of wines that will develop into something so much more than juice.  1996 Latour was at this stage once, as was 1982 Pichon-Lalande.  Just as my son could once fit into […]

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