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James Suckling Announces his Top 100 Wines of 2015

You know the holiday season is fast approaching when the world’s top wine critics start announcing their top wines of the year.  The team at tasted an astonishing 9,000 wines, and Suckling himself tried 7,500. With the exception of Champagne, …

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Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select: California’s Finest Cabernet Sauvignon?

Wine critic James Suckling recalls a very special tasting he attended in Florence in 2006. The 1997 and 2001 vintages of top Californian cult wines, drawn from the cellar of Bordeaux Chateau owner and Swiss collector Silvio Denz, were blind …

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Chateau Lynch-Bages: A Wine that Defies Official Classification

One of the most important things I’ve recently learned about Bordeaux is that while the official Bordeaux Wine Classification of 1855 can be a good indicator of quality and terroir, the wine region is also home to to a growing …

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