Château Pavie

If you are a particular sort of wine merchant there are certain wines that you are not supposed to like.  Nor are you supposed to encourage your customers to buy them.  It’s a strange sales technique though makes perfect sense to those that employ it.  

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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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Vertically challenged: 25 vintages of Angelus

St Emilion: the Lost Boy.  In that: what does St Emilion taste like?  What is the epitome?  Pauillac tastes like Lynch-Bages tastes like Batailley tastes like Pauillac.  Margaux tastes like Margaux tastes like Giscours tastes like Palmer.  And so on.  Cheval doesn’t taste like Ausone doesn’t taste like Angelus doesn’t taste like Clos Fourtet.  What […]

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