First impressions of Bordeaux 2018 from barrel

Cautious optimism and Petit Verdot By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com (Dear readers, I have since published an update to this initial posting from late March 2019, here: https://wine-chronicles.com/blog/bdx18-barrel-hedonists/) OK, this has been just a first day in Bordeaux – and many other writers and commentators have been here already for over a week to taste. But […]

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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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Magical evening, majestic Margaux

18 October 2015 By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com Earlier this month, a Hollywood like short film was published on YouTube recounting the story of how in 1810, the Marquis de la Colonilla, then owner of Château Margaux, requested one of the greatest architects of the time Louis Combes, to design a new layout for the estate. […]

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