TAG ARCHIVES: Bordeaux2012

2012 Bordeaux – Jean-Philippe Janoueix, Maltus single vineyards, Pape Clément, Lafon-Rochet, Potensac and Fugue de Nénin

By on 30/04/2013

The realisation that tomorrow is a holiday in France seems to have prompted a raft of releases this morning. Lafon Rochet (£245) offers value and consistently good tasting notes from the major critics. It is down around 12% on the 2011 price, but Lafon Rochet has never been about silly pricing so this represents solid value and comes recommended.

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2012 Bordeaux En Primeur – L’Evangile, Valandraud, Duhart-Milon, Carmes Haut Brion

By on 22/04/2013

Rather too many wines at once today - the Lafite stable, which of course includes the top Pomerol l'Évangile topping off a little rush of releases. A shame because there are some stories here - Jean-Luc Thunevin's Valandraud (£895) has been elevated to 1er Grand Cru Classé status from this year, and is a fab wine if you are into this sort of modern style - it is done with real panache.

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