Château Margaux: 40 years on

Vertical opulence, with Thibault Pontallier: 1978-2014 By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 2 June 2018 Over dinner on 9 May this year, I was lucky to attend a vertical of this magnificent first growth from the Médoc: the highly acclaimed – à juste titre – Château Margaux. Vintages included the first-ever under the Mentzelopoulos family, the 1978, […]

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Clos Vougeot: 2008 to 1989

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  29 May 2018 The name evokes legends. And the château is a beautiful place, as you can see in the picture I took this past March, for part of a fantastic week of the Grand Jours de Bourgogne. The day was 22 March 2018, and the tasting? A vertical for media only, […]

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Domaine de Chevalier vertical 2016-2000 (red)

Consistency and excellence By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 28 May 2018 For several years now, I have been lucky enough to have enjoyed older vintages of wines both red and white from Domaine de Chevalier, a renowned estate from the Pessac-Léognan appellation of Graves in Bordeaux. From a vertical of the whites, I helped to […]

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Saint Julien Elegance

17 vintages of Château Lagrange (and more) by Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  13 May 2018 Bordeaux is not just about showing off expensive wines. Nor about maximum power and density. It shouldn’t be defined only as inexpensive Bordeaux AOC level wines, either. Such categories have their value and allure – to be sure. Earlier this month, […]

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In honor of Barolo: UNESCO World Heritage Site

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles In honor of Barolo being named a UNESCO world heritage site this year, I (finally) post notes from a special Barolo vertical tasting reaching back to vintages from the 1950s and guided by friend and Italian wine lover expert and author Ian d’Agata at the Merano Wine Festival 2013 from […]

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