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Bordeaux’s Black Sheep

Twenty years after launching the garagiste movement, Jean-Luc Thunevin is still pushing the envelope
Mitch Frank
Issue: March 31, 2012

This seriously good wine is also a humorous, tongue-in-cheek reference to the image of its maker. A critic once famously called Jean-Luc Thunevin "the Bad Boy of Bordeaux," and the moniker stuck. Thunevin is the godfather of the garagiste movement, a wave of small Bordeaux producers, who in the 1990s brought fresh attention to the Right Bank, long in the shadow of the moneyed estates of the Left Bank. Wine Spectator's Mitch Frank reports.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands February 28, 2012.

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