Margaux merits #Bdx17

The Médoc, Part III By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  24 May 2018 After examining Pauillac, Saint Julien and Saint Estèphe in Part I and Haut-Médoc, Listrac-Médoc and Moulis-en-Médoc in Part II, now to the barrel samples of Margaux. They include more classified growths than any other Médoc appellation: 21. Margaux is the only appellation whose sole […]

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Chinese food and aged Bordeaux?

It works By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  29 January 2018 I recently met with friends at a Chinese restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland where we enjoyed 1970 Palmer and 1975 Trotanoy among other treasures with Chinese food. “Heresy” you say? The crazy spice and umami intensity often associated with Chinese food obliterates the soft finesse of […]

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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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From Barolo 1964 to Palmer 2002: wine with friends

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 25 May 2015 Long weekends, friends and wine. A balmy summer-like evening, time for barbecue as well. We were 8 altogether and enjoyed 10 wines spanning 50 years. Wines in bold I liked particularly, when red and bold even more and when underlined, too, wine nirvana. Flight One / Champagne […]

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Bordeaux in barrel 2014: Solidly Margaux

Faves? Some excellent price/quality ratios, particularly from Château Labégorce. An excellent Château Prieuré-Lichine. Predictably very good Palmer, and a fine Château Margaux (and a superlative white that counts among the very best whites of the vintage)  MAIN BORDEAUX 2014 BARREL TASTING PAGE By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles 24 May 2015 Margaux may prove to be the weakest of the major […]

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