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Category Archives: Bordeaux

50 Wines to Try in 2013: No. 3 Chateau Pontet-Canet – A Brilliant Biodynamic Bordeaux

You wouldn’t normally think that Château Pontet-Canet, a fifth-growth chateaux in Bordeaux, would be one of the leading examples of what the Wine Advocate’s Robert Parker describes as “profound evolution in quality” in Bordeaux over the past 30 years. Since proprietor …

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50 Wines to Try in 2013: Number 1 – 2009 Bordeaux

By all accounts the 2009 vintage of French Bordeaux is living up to the hype it created when it was barrel-tasted for those critical reviews that determine the en primeur pricing. You may recall that after a barrel tasting in …

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Château Cheval Blanc: An Irresistibly Alluring Cabernet Franc Blend

For me, Julia Harding’s captivating review of a barrel sample of the sublime 2011 vintage of Château Cheval Blanc explains the irresistible allure of this famous St Émilion blend for the past 150 years: Deep dark cherry crimson. Delicately floral …

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