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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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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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Facebook Postings

Welcome to EDITION 728 of GRAPEVINE Greetings from back from France two days ago. Next week, there will be no postings on our websites as I am travelling to Shanghai to launch our new magazine 100 there. There is a waiting list to get into that dinner where 110 participants will congregate at …

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Domaine de Chevalier Red 1970

Hailed as one of the great vintages of its time, 1970 was more successful in Pomerol and the Right Bank than in the Médoc. All the wines have reached their maturity and will not improved further. If anything, they should be opened and shared around the table. Which was what …

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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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