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Posted: March 23, 2015 By James Molesworth
After making my first 2014 Bordeaux barrel tasting stop on in the Margaux appellation at Château Palmer, I headed to Château Margaux, where Paul Pontallier says the 2014 grand vin offers plenty of tannins balanced by freshness and acidity.
Posted: March 20, 2015 By James Molesworth
At Château Palmer, director Thomas Duroux remains just as committed to organic vinegrowing as ever, putting him at the vanguard of this still nascent movement in Bordeaux. Here are my notes on the 2014 Château Palmer Margaux and Alter Ego.
Posted: March 18, 2015 By James Molesworth
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Posted: February 20, 2015 By James Laube
There was a time when currency exchange rates created a bonanza for American wine drinkers. My first real exposure to the benefits of a strong dollar occurred in the mid-1980s, when the dollar bought the equivalent of 10 French francs. The fanciest of French wines became bargains for American wine drinkers.
Posted: February 13, 2015 By James Molesworth
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Posted: January 14, 2015 By Robert Camuto
This past week, the words "Je suis Charlie" ("I am Charlie") have traveled the world in sympathy with the victims of the deadly jihadist terrorist attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Among the slain were five of France's most celebrated cartoonists. Three of them were also among the country's most outrageous wine label designers.
"They were my friends," explains Bordeaux winemaker Gérard Descrambe, 65. For more than 40 years, Descrambes commissioned Charlie Hebdo cartoonists and others to make eye-catching labels that varied from drunken to suggestive to sexually explicit humor.
Posted: December 31, 2014 By James Molesworth
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Posted: December 18, 2014 By James Molesworth
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth returns to Bordeaux, where he'll be tasting the 2012 vintage in bottle. He's also making château visits, and today he visited Pavie Macquin to taste a 20-vintage vertical of the St.-Emilion red.
Posted: December 17, 2014 By James Molesworth
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth returns to Bordeaux, where he'll be tasting the 2012 vintage in bottle. He's also making château visits, and today he visited Paul Goldschmidt, who has assembled a new team to raise the bar at his three Right Bank estates, Châteaus Siaurac, Le Prieuré and Vray Croix de Gaye.
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