Pauillac and Saint Julien: Sweet Spots

Bordeaux 2016 barrel tasting notes New addition: Sensual and strong Saint Julien! By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  2 May 2017 When I was tasting barrel samples in Bordeaux with wine author Jane Anson, exclusive Bordeaux en primeur critic for Decanter, blogger and ace photographer Miguel Lecuona and Bloomberg writer and wine author Elin McCoy, we […]

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Saint Julien #bdx15: subtle, suave, successful

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  1 May 2016 2015 was a successful vintage for Saint Julien, with expected elegance combined with Cabernet driven structure. While some tasters seemed a touch under-whelmed, I was happy with most of the wines from this affable appellation. And boy-oh-boy Léoville Las Cases and Ducru Beaucaillou were both amazing – […]

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Bordeaux 1966, fifty years on (and other surprises)

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  13 January 2016 I have to thank my lucky stars for the great wine loving friends I have in Washington D.C. Since I am turning … 50 in December this year, I wanted to organize a 1966 dinner. And so six of us gathered at the famous wine friendly restaurant […]

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Bordeaux 2014 in barrel: Successful Saint Julien

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com MAIN BORDEAUX 2014 BARREL TASTING PAGE Faves include Langoa and Léoville Barton, Ducru Beaucaillou and Beychevelle. Most are excellent… Well high-ho! Saint Julien is one of the most consistently positive appellations from barrel in 2014. OK, not every estate is at its very best. I mean, take the rather hard and all-too […]

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