Bordeaux 1966: 50 years on

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 9 December 2016 Wine is a drink for civilized discourse, as I found out yet again, close to my 50th birthday, over dinner with friends and family, with a horizontal of mostly 1966 Bordeaux. Host Olivier Bernard of Domaine de Chevalier has a justified reputation as being savvy, gentlemanly, suave, fun […]

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Confusion over Bordeaux’s latest “great” vintage

2015 has excellent barrel samples. If priced too high, seek 2014 Update! Best bargain wines #Bdx15 By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  25 April (to mid-May) 2016 Tasting notes by appellation/region (watch for updates!): Mad about Margaux – Pomerol panache! – Subtle, smooth, successful Saint Julien – Pessac-Léognan (and Graves) pizzaz – Merlot al Dente (and other tales from Saint Emilion #Bdx15) – Intriguingly Pauillac – […]

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Video reports from Pichon Comtesse and Pichon Baron

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 20 March 2016 It was great to visit both Pichon estates late last year, to prepare an article that I wrote for Decanter, as published in the April 2016 issue. Dear friend and celebrated author Jane Anson contributed tasting notes. In deference to the publication, I only post my tasting […]

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Bordeaux 2014 in barrel: Widen the critical scope

No use relying on a single palate 14 May 2015 By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com MAIN BORDEAUX 2014 BARREL TASTING PAGE Have you heard of Miguel Lecuona’s City Wine Journal? Miguel has an excellent palate and takes some of the best pictures I have ever seen. We taste together on many occasions during the Bordeaux […]

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