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Quote of the Day

Posted: March 22, 2006  By James Suckling

Me having lunch with Bruno Borie, owner of Ducru-Beaucaillou, in his kitchen and discussing the potentially outrageous demand and high prices for 2005 Bordeaux. “I guess prices are going to be high for 2005,” I said.

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Purple Haze in Bordeaux

Posted: March 22, 2006  By James Suckling

I am feeling slightly hazy this morning. I tasted 60 wines yesterday, and I have another 60 to face this morning in blind tastings at my hotel Cordeillan-Bages in Pauillac. I also feel like I ate a ton of lead last night at dinner with Michel Rolland.

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Margaux Magic

Posted: March 21, 2006  By James Suckling

Great beauty is so obvious—women, art, and wine, whatever. You know when you find it, and I certainly found it today in Bordeaux. I just tasted the 2005 Margaux, and it took my breath away. This is a wine that could be 100 points when it is finally bottled.

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Quote of the Day

Posted: March 21, 2006  By James Suckling

Me yesterday at Léoville Barton while tasting the 2005 with owner Anthony Barton: “Anthony. What have you changed? This 2005 is very impressive. It reminds me of the 2003,” I said. “I have done nothing different,” he said, looking rather perplexed.

Video  :  Video Index

Finding Finesse at Léoville-Barton

Lilian Barton-Sartorius discusses her goals for the wines at Château Léoville Barton, her estate in St.-Julien.

Posted: March 21, 2006  

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Hello Bordeaux 2005

Posted: March 20, 2006  By James Suckling

First impressions mean just about everything—especially in wines. And I can say that what I tasted today made a very big impression on me. I visited and tasted at Montrose, Cos, Lafite, Pontet-Canet, Latour, Pichon-Lalande, Léoville Barton, Gruaud-Larose, Léoville Las Cases and Mouton.

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

A Sure Thing?

Posted: March 20, 2006  By James Suckling

Dinner in Bordeaux at négociant Pierre Lawton’s house was full of excitement. About a dozen vintners were there, from Jean-Guillaume Prats of Cos-d’Estournel to Jean-Hubert Delon of Léoville Las Cases.

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

The Cream of Bordeaux

Posted: March 19, 2006  By James Suckling

I just arrived in Bordeaux a few hours ago. And as I was flying into the Mérignac airport from Nice and looking over the landscape of Bordeaux with thousands of acres of vineyards, I couldn’t help but think that most people in the world don’t give a damn about most of wines of the region.

Video  :  Video Index

Bringing Back Canon-La Gaffeliére

It's not just Count Stephan von Neipperg's charm that makes Château Canon-La Gaffelière appealing; his energetic management has taken the wines to higher levels of quality.

Posted: March 19, 2006  

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Sleepless in Tuscany Over 2005 Bordeaux

Posted: March 17, 2006  By James Suckling

It was about 3:30 a.m. when I woke up this morning. It was freezing outside and my bedroom didn’t feel much warmer. Tuscany is cold in the winter, even in early March. I couldn’t sleep because I was thinking about 2005 Bordeaux.

Video  :  Video Index

Working with Terroir at Chåteau Ducru-Beaucaillou

Bruno Borie describes the terroir at Chåteau Ducru-Beaucaillou in St.-Julien and how it influences his wines.

Posted: March 17, 2006  

News & Features  :  Columns

A Cellar Check of 1982 Bordeaux

Bayard's restaurant in New York pulls out half a dozen great clarets

Posted: March 10, 2006  By Thomas Matthews

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

Bordeaux's Brave New World

The 2003 vintage is opulent, exciting and expensive

Posted: February 22, 2006  By James Suckling

News & Features  :  People

Armed With Charm

Stephan von Neipperg is one of the Right Bank's most successful—and controversial—figures

Posted: February 22, 2006  By Bruce Schoenfeld

News & Features  :  Tasting Reports

Brave New World

The 2003 Bordeaux vintage is opulent, exciting and expensive

Posted: February 22, 2006  By James Suckling

News & Features  :  Columns

What Do You Eat With an 80-Year-Old Latour?

A tasting dinner at New York's Alto shows a "crescendo of complexity"

Posted: February 17, 2006  By Owen Dugan

News & Features  :  Columns

The Seductive Appeal of 2003 Bordeaux

A hot, ripe vintage brings outstanding wines

Posted: February 6, 2006  By James Suckling

Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 2006 Issue  :  Columns

Is Château Montrose a One-Hit Wonder?

Posted: January 31, 2006  By James Suckling

Dec. 31,2005 - Jan. 15,2005 Issue  :  Features

The Five Bordeaux First-Growths Contrast 2000 With Other Great Vintages

Posted: December 31, 2005  By Jo Cooke

Dec. 31,2005 - Jan. 15,2005 Issue  :  People

The General of Pauillac

May-Eliane de Lencquesaing has transformed Château Pichon-Longueville-Lalande into one of Bordeaux's best estates

Posted: December 31, 2005  By Bruce Schoenfeld

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