As we all know, the earthquake in Haiti has led to widespread devastation and suffering. The blow to an already impoverished nation is heart-wrenching.
People around the world quickly responded with help. The wine industry has joined in, too, with various donations and events to help the devastated island and its people. I am proud to offer this blog as another way that wine lovers can support Haiti and its people. Right here on WineSpectator.com, Bordeaux first growth Château Mouton-Rothschild is auctioning two magnums of its legendary 1986 red, whose label was designed by Haitian artist Bernard Séjourné. The estate will donate the proceeds to the charity Foundation de France's earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Bidding, open only to website members, will run in the comments section until March 1.
The bottles come straight from the cellars of Mouton. This is an incredible offering. The 1986 Mouton is a legend. It is a powerful, immortal wine with amazing fruit and structure. My official score is 99 points.
Wine Spectator senior editor James Suckling attends a tasting of wines made by now-deceased winemakers, and appreciates the men behind some amazing wines, including 1977 Fonseca, 1990 Opus One and numerous Burgundies.
Wine Spectator senior editor James Suckling revisits the 1997 Harlan Estate, a wine which he has previously considered a perfect 100 points, and finds that with great expectations, some wines will cause great disappointments.
Wine Spectator senior editor James Suckling cherishes what may be the last ever opened of the 1927 Niepoort Vintage Port.
Wine Spectator senior editor James Suckling is in Montalcino tasting the 2005 vintage of Brunello (as well as a few more recent vintages), despite some car troubles in the freezing weather.
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