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Bordeaux 2011 – The Intro

By on 10/04/2012

2011 Bordeaux en primeur Dense and concentrated with flashes of brilliance In 2009 and 2010 it was difficult not to make great wine. In 2011 it was less straightforward. Location mattered, both in terms of the localised weather events, especially hail, but also in terms of the ground the vines were growing in.

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Bordeaux 2011 – d’Aiguilhe

By on 10/05/2012

Out this afternoon is Château d'Aiguilhe, Stephan von Neipperg's entry level wine (a Castillon from the same stable as Canon la Gaffeliere). This is down 19% on the 2010 in € terms, so a good effort in this lower price range.

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2011 Bordeaux – Margaux and Palmer

By on 14/05/2012

Two contenders for wine of the vintage out this afternoon, Château Margaux, which Robert Parker rates 94-96, and Château Palmer, which is also exceptional. It's worth reading the notes to see who scores which higher. Robert Parker says of Margaux: 'It rivals what they achieved in both 2010 and 2009, which is virtually impossible to contemplate given the quality of those two vintages'.

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