Bordeaux 2021 from barrel : the reds

Bordeaux faces stalling futures campaign By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 27 May 2022 One of the last red barrel samples I tasted from Bordeaux’s 2021 vintage this year was on location at Château Gruaud Larose, in late May 2022, where CEO Nicolas Sinoquet explained how much hard work was needed to craft the best possible […]

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Bordeaux 2021 from barrel: the whites

Make Acidity Great Again By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com Updated 27 May with the reds A quick reference to tasting notes below. I had published my reflections on the white wines of Bordeaux on 13 May, which I think shine most in 2021. The reds are now online on a new page: HERE. With thanks […]

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Off to Philly to taste Bordeaux 2016

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 18 January 2019 Dear Readers, I am off to Philly this coming Sunday 20 January to taste many Bordeaux 2016 from bottle. In October and December last year, I already had the chance to taste many Bordeaux 2016 from bottle, so this visit will fill in some gaps, such as […]

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Tasting 2017 Bordeaux barrel samples: Coming soon!

Press Release from the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux 28 March 2018 En Primeur Week, organised by the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux – an intense time for wine producers and Bordeaux négociants – will be presenting the 2017 vintage to the international wine trade from Monday the 9 to Thursday the 12 […]

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Saint Emilion 2015: Changing Tides

2015 from bottle shows return to freshness, if not for all estates … By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  11 March 2018 When assessing more 2015 Bordeaux from bottle at the UGCB tasting in New York, I was struck by just how much fresher some Right Bank wines especially tasted: wines that had not too long […]

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