New dry white from the Médoc meets increasing demand

Brane Cantenac Blanc 2019 By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  2 February 2021 The label contrasts royal blue and white, evoking perhaps the Mediterranean Sea. But this is no Greek dry white, but another from the Médoc, known for its great red wines. Made from vines on 3.2 hectares on siliceous, clay soils, this maiden 2019 […]

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Margaux 2018

Stars among the more challenged By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  24 January 2021 Some estates shined bright, but the nature of the vintage challenged Margaux more than it did Saint Julien and Pauillac, or for that matter, the cooler limestone and clay soils of the Right Bank. Yet I do wonder whether we critics may […]

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Bordeaux 2019 from barrel

The tasting notes! By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 29 September 2020 Left Bank: Graves/Pessac-Léognan – Médoc/Haut Médoc/Moulis/Listrac – Cru Bourgeois – Margaux – Pauillac – Saint Estèphe – Saint Julien – Sauternes Right Bank and More: Bordeaux and Côtes AOC / Fronsac / Pomerol / Saint Emilion And because the vintage ends in -9, two […]

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Margaux 2018 from barrel

by Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 26 April 2019  As a vast appellation, Margaux can be heterogenous in quality. 2018 is no exception. In many ways, however, it resembles the successful 2015 vintage. I feel that the acidity was slightly better in 2015, but the best wines from 2018 from Margaux are great. On the other […]

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