Bordeaux 2014 – The Wines
Posted by Admin | Wed 28 Oct 2015 | En Primeur

To see my full report, click HERE. I have divided the wines in to 3 groups: 1. GREAT VALUE EVERYDAY DRINKING WINES – these are “little” wines selected purely for the value they represent – essentially, less than £ 20 per bottle when shipped inc duty and vat. LALANDE BORIE, St Julien; ZR16+; DECANTER – 16.75; –  £145.00 – THE BEST VALUE OF THE VINTAGE This is second wine of Ducru Beaucaillou. The same care and attention goes into this as in Ducru, only the fruit comes from younger vineyards. Great effort; the wine is on Cru Classe level, very refined and elegant with ...

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Bordeaux 2014 Report
Posted by Admin | Thu 22 Oct 2015 | En Primeur

It is the end of April and the Bordeaux En Primeur circus is back in town.  Following a disastrous 2013 vintage (both in quality and pricing), the 2014 was going to be a “make or break” vintage for the future of Bordeaux En Primeur. And, it did not start well. I will not bore you with the gory climatic details. But, it was cold and rainy for the most of the year, especially in July and August when vines need the sun in order to produce the goodies. By the end of August it looked as if it was going to ...

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