Pomerol power in 2016

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine chronicles.com  30 May 2017 Last year’s Pomerol Panache is followed by more serious tannin this year. Whatever the case, Pomerol now has a run of three excellent vintages in a row. With some exceptions, 2016 is the most powerful among the three – more Pauillac than Pomerol. 2014 showcases brightness, and 2015 more […]

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Bordeaux 2016 – updates!

The mysterious vintage – updated By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  14 June 2017 Originally published in April, I am adding links to this page on specific 2016 barrel tasting notes by appellation/region. Live links coming soon for the red and whites of Graves and Pessac-Léognan, Margaux and Sauternes.   Pauillac & Saint Julien / Saint Estèphe […]

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Petrus for over $30k a bottle

Prestige fine wine market is alive and kicking, especially driven by American and Asian buyers From Sotheby’s  25 February 2017 A Wednesday fine wine sale in London featuring a private collection totalled £1,716,922 (over $2.1m), exceeding the £1.5 million top estimate. Lots found buyers across 21 countries, led by the UK, Hong Kong and Russia. […]

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Pomerol panache!

Seduction or power from Pomerol #bdx15 barrel samples: you pays your money, you takes your choice By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 1 May 2016 Readers take note: Revised note for La Cabanne based on new sample The appellation as a whole is successful in 2015. Indeed, many writers have propelled Pomerol to the top of […]

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Bordeaux 2014 in barrel: Pomerol (very) pretty

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com MAIN BORDEAUX 2014 BARREL TASTING PAGE Some of my faves: Petrus and Vieux Chateau Certain are the best of those I tasted, but also La Conseillante, Clos l’Eglise, La Fleur Petrus and Trotanoy are excellent I love this appellation. There is no classification, you see? No need for official hierarchies. You […]

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