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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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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The 2013 Bordeaux vintage: vins de bistro

500 words on 2013 Bordeaux.  Because it’s like a punishment..  There are tastings that you go to where, a few wines in, you divine that you could have written the notes without tasting the wines first.  This isn’t a sign of bad quality, more a sign of predictability which, in some fields (like accountancy) is […]

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