Southwold Tasting | L'Eglise-Clinet 2017 a clear favourite

Alexander Nelson Roberts

Tom Parker published his L'Eglise-Clinet 2017 tasting note and score from the Southwold tasting earlier this month. He gave the vintage a score of 18.5, the highest on the day.

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New 100-point wine, Château d'Yquem 2001

Alexander Nelson Roberts

Neal Martin recently reviewed Château d'Yquem 2001 and quoted it saying "‘simply one of the most magnificent wines of any kind that can pass your lips". The critic gave the wine an outstanding 100 points, which is a common rating from other critics!

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Organic vineyard growth in Bordeaux

Alexander Nelson Roberts

Bordeaux winemmakers have been converting to organic. Reports estimate that 6% of the world's vineyards are now certified, and converting to organic is part of wider sustainability plans.

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2000 vs 2001 Bordeaux

Alexander Nelson Roberts

Both 2000 and 2001 were great vintages to start the 21st century, but what differences do the vintages have?

Neal Martin said “The 2000 vintage is one that looks back in time whereas 2001 looks forward.”, but what does he mean by this?

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En Primeur 2020 | Campaign comes to a close.

Alexander Nelson Roberts
"This is a dependable, classic Bordeaux vintage, the wines are consistent and rewarding, yet the release prices are out of step with 2018 & 2019, with inconsistent pricing generally 20% above the similarly rated 2019's. Read More....

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Release | Mouton Rothschild 2020

Alexander Nelson Roberts
“As smooth as Snoop Dogg’s flow, this is a marvelous Mouton,” said Neil Martin, who rated the 2020 96-98 points.

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Release | Cos D'Estournel 2020

Alexander Nelson Roberts
Cos D’Estournel 2020 has been released this week. The 2020 will be in a beautiful black and gold engraved bottle that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Cos D’Etournel acquisition by Michael Reybier.

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En Primeur 2020 | Matthew Jukes Bordeaux 2020 Scores Released.

Alexander Nelson Roberts
Matthew Jukes has given 30 wines a “Gold Medal” score for the 2020 vintage, which is 18.5 and above. Having tasted nearly 450 wines from various estates, his top scorers are First Growths Haut Brion, Margaux and Mouton Rothschild, scoring them 19.5 points.

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Chateau Cheval Blanc 2020 | First major release of the Bordeaux 2020 En Primeur campaign

Alexander Nelson Roberts

Chateau Cheval Blanc has been released at £2324 per 6 x 75, marking the official start to this year’s Bordeaux 2020 En Primeur campaign.

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En Primeur 2020 Bordeaux campaign begins

Alexander Nelson Roberts
The Bordeaux 2020 En Primeur campaign has started. We have had a flurry of petit Chateaux releases and one first growth, Chateau Cheval Blanc 2020. The prices are in line with last years successful 2019 vintage...

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