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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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The Oldest in Fuenmayor • Montecillo

Montecillo is the oldest winery in the town of Fuenmayor.  Founded in 1870, it is also the third oldest winery in La Rioja. Fuenmayor is just 12 kilometres or 15 minutes by car west of Logrono, the capital of La Rioja. Montecillo is part of the Osborne Group, one of …

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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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On The Grapevine

On The Grapevine Chardonnay 2017 Bright light straw with a green tinge. Whiff of vanilla (most probably from oak chips), pineapple, and passionfruit. Medium-bodied. Round, creamy-ish fruit with a bite of lemon zest on the end. Well-made, balanced white with unmistakeable Chardonnay profile. From family-owned and family-managed McWilliams of Australia. …

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Elderton Ode to Lorraine Barossa Valley 2010

Brothers Cameron and AllisterAshmead have dedicated theirtop red to their mother Lorraine“who has done everything to make our lives easy”. The blend is 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Shiraz and 12% Merlot. The Bordeaux varieties have done a very good job of shaping and contouring the exuberanceof the Shiraz, giving it much …

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Very Good Prices at Silkroad

Welcome to EDITION 714 of GRAPEVINE Janelle Koh of Bottles & Bottles, the company that distributes the 12 wines on the wine list of Silkroad, with Peter Yeong, Food & Beverage Manager of Amara Hotel. Last 15 August 2018, we wrote on this website that Element on Tras, the all-day dining restaurant …

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