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VERDICT : BORDEAUX 2018 VINTAGE

VERDICT : THE 2018 BORDEAUX VINTAGE The most frequently mentioned word concerning the 2018 Bordeaux vintage is “mildew”. Great care was required of winegrowers to ensure there was as little damage as possible. Hopes were not high when between December 2017 and May 2018 an entire year of rain – about …

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Clarendelle, Inspired by Haut-Brion • A New Look

The range of wines known as Clarendelle, Inspired by Haut-Brion, has a new look. Created in 2005, the re-launched labels cover the entire range of the family of premium Bordeaux wines: red, white and rosé, and Amberwine from the Monbazillac appellation. Prince Robert of Luxembourg – photographed here at Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion – is …

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Chateau Clerc Milon

This article first appeared in the Winter 2018 Edition of Fine WINE & CHAMPAGNE INDIA. CH’NG Poh Tiong is the magazine’s Bordeaux Correspondent.  

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Domaine de Chevalier White 1990

Of the trio of vintages starting from 1988, 1990 is the best for the reds, combining ripeness, richness and freshness. The lightest, leanest vintage is 1988. Then followed the heatwave of 1989 which wines, compared to 1990, just came up a little short. The 1990 dry whites are ripe and …

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Château Margaux

In 1801, Chateau Margaux was acquired by Bertrand Douat, the Marquis de la Colonilla, who built the famous château as we know it today. The marquis engaged the Bordeaux architect Louis Combes whose 1815 design was a combination of classical majesty for the front of the building… and dazzling splendour …

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100 Years at Chateau Talbot

Welcome to EDITION 720 of GRAPEVINE Greetings from having left London yesterday. I was in the English capital to speak at pre-opening dinners for the media for the Imperial Treasure Group which has just opened its first restaurant in Europe. I don’t normally get asked to do something like that but I …

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Les Arums de Lagrange 2017

This is the white wine of Chateau Lagrange, the Third Growth of St-Julien. In 2017, because of the spring frost, 90% of production was lost. As such, the 6 hectare vineyard only produced a thousandbottles. Chateau Lagrange decidednot to sell any Arums de Lagrangeand kept the entire 2017 production to …

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Prince Robert of Luxembourg Joins PFV

Welcome to EDITION 716 of GRAPEVINE Prince Robert of Luxembourg and his family-owned  Domaine Clarence Dillon  have joined Primum Familiae Vini. With his participation, the group now has 12 members.  ‘My family and I are truly honoured and thrilled to be included in such a prestigious organisation that shares our values and …

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