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March 31, 2013 Issue  :  Features

Something New in Bordeaux: Wine Bars

Posted: March 31, 2013  By Robert Camuto

March 31, 2013 Issue  :  Features

Power Play

With the 2010 vintage, Bordeaux now has back-to-back classics in dramatically different styles

Posted: March 31, 2013  By James Molesworth

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

The 2012 Bordeaux Barrels Diary: More Pessac and the First First-Growth

Visits to Château Olivier, Les Carmes Haut-Brion and then Château Haut-Brion to taste the 2012 lineup from Domaine Clarence Dillon

Posted: March 29, 2013  By James Molesworth

Continuing my visits through Pessac-Léognan on Bordeaux's Left Bank, I tasted the 2012 barrel samples at Château Olivier and Les Carmes Haut-Brion and then at the oldest of the first-growths, Haut-Brion, where I tasted La Mission Haut-Brion as well.

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

The 2012 Bordeaux Barrels Diary: Keeping Up with the Neighbors in Pessac

Châteaus Larrivet Haut-Brion and Haut-Bailly have come on strong in recent years

Posted: March 28, 2013  By James Molesworth

I arrived in Bordeaux in time for lunch (I love when that happens), dropped my bags at Les Sources de Caudalie and then decided to check on two neighbors in the Pessac-Léognan AOC, Châteaus Larrivet Haut-Brion and Haut-Bailly.

News & Features  :  Barrel Tasting

2012 Bordeaux Barrel Tasting

What did the latest vintage bring France's famed region? James Molesworth is tasting in Bordeaux for two weeks to find out. Follow along with his tasting notes and daily blogs

Posted: March 27, 2013  By James Molesworth

News & Features  :  News

Latour Releases Older Wines—Is Anyone Buying?

The Bordeaux first-growth, sitting out this year's futures campaign, releases an allocation of its 1995

Posted: March 22, 2013  By Suzanne Mustacich

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Fire Scorches Chez Panisse

Plus, Château Palmer learns no one is safe from wine crime, Bolivia's president prescribes coca wine to the new pope and Moët & Chandon gets a questionable endorsement from Justin Timberlake on SNL

Posted: March 14, 2013  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

Why are the wines from the Bordeaux region typically blended?

Posted: March 13, 2013  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Starring Film Role for Bordeaux Château

Clos Fourtet is coming to the big screen near you. Also in this week's Unfiltered, Danny Glover launches a wine for a cause, the Chinese make illegal tiger bone wine and science opens eyes to the secret behind beer goggles

Posted: March 7, 2013  

News & Features  :  News

Two Top Bordeaux Estates Have New Investors

Owners of Margaux's Château d'Issan and St.-Emilion's Monbousquet sell shares as they confront inheritance taxes

Posted: March 4, 2013  By Suzanne Mustacich

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

What does the term "Bordeaux-style" mean?

Posted: January 28, 2013  

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

12 Bordeaux Under $20

New reviews of appealing 2010 reds that won't break the bank

Posted: January 25, 2013  By James Molesworth

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Guy Fieri's Big Gulp

Plus, the American prelims of the Bordeaux Cup brought together more student wine teams than ever before, but the winners remain the same

Posted: January 24, 2013  

News & Features  :  News

Demoted Wineries Challenge St.-Emilion Classification

A few months after a 2012 ranking replaced its lawsuit-challenged predecessor, three demoted châteaus cry foul

Posted: January 24, 2013  By Suzanne Mustacich

Blogs  :  Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice

The World's Most Exclusive $20 Wines: Classified Sauternes

For some regions, it seems darn near impossible to find a bottle under $40, but the crafty shopper can get a taste of the greats for much less

Posted: January 22, 2013  By Ben O'Donnell

Walkaround wine tastings and by-the-glass pours are a bit like movie trailers. You catch a glimpse of what to expect. Probably you can even tell whether you like it enough to buy a ticket. But to see the full picture, so to speak, you need to see how the wine drinks with food, how it develops in the glass and the cellar. You need multiple screenings.

Unfortunately, when tickets start at around $40, "moviegoing" becomes an expensive hobby. For many wine regions and styles in the world, this is about the entry-level price for a bottle in the U.S. market. But it's possible to get a sense of the techniques in the vineyard and the winery, the grapes, the quality of the vintages and even a bit of the terroir of the greats without dropping more than $20 on a bottle-benchmarking on a budget. In an earlier post, I recommended crémant de Bourgogne from Burgundy's "Golden Gate" as a cousin to Champagne and Lirac for a taste of what Châteauneuf-du-Pape is all about.

I'm going to take a slightly different tack here. You can benchmark on a budget for Sauternes by drinking ... Sauternes.

News & Features  :  News

Top Stories of 2012

Real Housewife wine, Bordeaux troubles, a mysterious death, a high-profile counterfeiting case and Amazon's return to wine sales. The year in wine was tumultuous, to say the least

Posted: December 28, 2012  By Ben O'Donnell, Dana Nigro

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

The Bordeaux Diary: A Vertical of Larcis Ducasse Reveals a Château Recapturing Its Glory

Sitting down with Nicolas Thienpont and David Suire to taste a 19-vintage vertical of Château Larcis Ducasse, back to 1955

Posted: December 26, 2012  By James Molesworth

On my last full day in Bordeaux, the sun finally came out. What a tease. Because instead of kicking the dirt in the vineyards today, I was back inside, sitting down with Nicolas Thienpont and David Suire to taste a vertical of Château Larcis Ducasse. Vertical tastings always make me wish I could taste the old vintages when they're young and the young vintages when they're old, and that was just as true today. The oldest four vintages were all beautiful wines, that showed divergent vintage character while surviving extended cellaring thanks to the force of terroir. The youngest vintages showed how the property is getting a dust off and reemerging to reclaim its position among the elite of St.-Emilion. Here are my scores and tasting notes for 19 vintages of Larcis Ducasse, beginning with the 1955.

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

The Bordeaux Diary: Thoughtful Winemaking

A rare glimpse at some yet-to-be blended parcels of Château Palmer with winemaker Thomas Duroux

Posted: December 21, 2012  By James Molesworth

Thomas Duroux has become one of my favorite winemakers in Bordeaux. He likes jazz. He thinks. He experiments. Oh, he also happens to make some compelling wine. Perhaps that's because he takes his time and he doesn't seem to get ruffled by anything. At Château Palmer, the third-growth estate located in the Margaux appellation, he dealt with hail in 2011 that lowered his yields in that and the ensuing 2012 vintage as well, to 2 tons and 1.5 tons per acre, respectively.

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

The Bordeaux Diary: Pruning with Moueix and Spelunking with Count von Neipperg

A vine-trimming lesson from Christian Moueix at Trotanoy followed by some cave exploration with Comte Stephan von Neipperg

Posted: December 19, 2012  By James Molesworth

On yet another of Bordeaux's raw, rainy days featuring a knifing wind, Christian Moueix wanted to show me his latest acquisition, a stunning 4.68-acre parcel located right in front of the famed cellar of Le Pin in Pomerol. Later that day, I headed over to meet with Comtes Stephan von Neipperg, owner of châteaus Canon-La Gaffelière, La Mondotte and several others on the Right Bank.

News & Features  :  News

Yquem Will Not Produce 2012 Sauternes

Rain ruined harvest for top property; neighbors argue that buyers should not dismiss vintage

Posted: December 17, 2012  By Suzanne Mustacich

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