#Bdx17 from barrel: The Médoc, part I

Pauillac – Saint Julien – Saint Estèphe  By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  17 May 2018 As said in previous reports, Bordeaux 2017 is hard to categorize. Despite attempts at “buzz” from collective critical scores on the likes of Wine Lister, and merchants hyping the latest priced barrel issue, it is not exactly 10 hours of […]

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Intriguingly Pauillac #Bdx15

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  7 May 2016 People expecting 2010 style power and evident tannin from Pauillac in 2015 – with all the hype of a “great” vintage – were left scratching their heads. While you find gems here, many samples exuded more charm than power. Indeed, I found barrel samples from both Château […]

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Bordeaux 2014 in barrel: Pauillac peaks

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com MAIN BORDEAUX 2014 BARREL TASTING PAGE From cru bourgeois to first growth, Pauillac kicked ass in 2014. Fans of steely tannic towers such as Pichon Baron and fans of more sumptuous styles at Pichon Comtesse will find happiness, based on the barrel samples. OK, some wines were a touch hard, with the […]

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The empire strikes back: Latour 59 and 62 and why I love Bordeaux

11 January 2015 By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com Most of 2014 I spent visiting wine regions outside of Bordeaux, from Southern Styria to Nemea, Greece. Like many #wine lovers, I got tired of the escalating prices of top Bordeaux wines. And as much as I love Burgundy, there too, some domains have been jacking their […]

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