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Bordeaux En Primeur 2017 – Day 1: Positive first impressions

By on 08/04/2018

Bright eyed and bushy tailed, we hot-footed it from Bordeaux airport to our first appointment of primeurs week - a big negociant tasting on the left bank. It’s a useful way to appraise a new vintage as all the major villages are represented under one roof.

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2016 Bordeaux – Leoville Barton, Margaux, Pavillion Rouge

By on 06/06/2017

Out today is LÉOVILLE BARTON  at £372.50 per 6 bottles IB. The Wine Spectator gave this an outstanding 96-99/100(!). Jancis absolutely loved it too, scoring it 18/20. She praised its 'glorious texture and flavour' and called it a 'really a standout Barton.' Jane Anson hailed it 'a total triumph' and her 'favourite for years at this property' (96/100).

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2014 Bordeaux – Domaine de Chevalier, Branaire Ducru & Clinet

By on 21/05/2015

Today's releases include Branaire Ducru (285/12IB). This property has been extremely consistent for many years and fans of this lifted elegant style of Saint Julien (among which we count ourselves) will not be disappointed - it is supple, fine and long. But earlier vintages are available for less, and the 2008 is barely more.

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