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December 2015

Château Le Pin Vertical Tasting: Pomerol's Precious Gem
Jacques and Alexandre Thienpont show off 12 vintages from their tiny Merlot vineyard
Posted: Dec 22, 2015 11:20am ET
WineSpectator.com members: Read senior editor James Molesworth's scores and tasting notes for a vertical tasting of Bordeaux's Le Pin, back to 1986.
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Château Nénin: Pomerol via the Médoc
Jean-Hubert Delon and Pierre Graffeuille have brought their Léoville Las Cases expertise to this Right Bank estate
Posted: Dec 21, 2015 1:00pm ET
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth is in Bordeaux visiting châteaus and getting a sneak peek at the exciting 2015 vintage. Today he visited Château Nénin to taste the young Pomerol.
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Château Cos-d'Estournel Vertical Tasting: The Reybier Years
13 vintages show finer details rather than drastic change
Posted: Dec 17, 2015 10:40am ET
WineSpectator.com members: Read senior editor James Molesworth's scores and tasting notes for a 13-vintage vertical tasting of Bordeaux's Château Cos-d'Estournel, back to 2000.
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A Glimpse of the Unicorn in Château Palmer's Cellar
Thomas Duroux shares a look at the 2014 grand vin and the 2015 blend of the rare Palmer white
Posted: Dec 15, 2015 1:30pm ET
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth is in Bordeaux visiting châteaus and getting a sneak peak at the exciting 2015 vintage. Today he visited Thomas Duroux at Château Palmer in Margaux, where they tasted the 2014 grand vin and the rare Palmer white, from 2015.
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Flying Below the Radar in Bordeaux … for Now
Quality is on the rise at Château Pédesclaux, thanks to a focus on improvements in the vineyard and the winery
Posted: Dec 11, 2015 12:00pm ET
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth is in Bordeaux visiting châteaus and getting a sneak peak at the exciting 2015 vintage. Today he visited Pédesclaux, where quality is on the rise.
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A 2015 Vintage Preview at Smith-Haut-Lafitte and Pichon Lalande
The Bordelais are excited to show off their newest reds and whites
Posted: Dec 10, 2015 10:00am ET
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth is in Bordeaux visiting châteaus and getting a sneak peak at the exciting 2015. Today he visited Smith-Haut-Lafitt, Pichon Lalande and Beychevelle.
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A Return to Bordeaux, to Taste the 2013 Vintage
But why bother with a weak vintage, you ask?
Posted: Dec 7, 2015 1:30pm ET

The down years are when a critic is really needed, to help consumers find the successes amid the dross. Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth is in Bordeaux finishing his blind tastings of hundreds of 2013 wines in bottle.


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