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James Molesworth

March 2013

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: Mar 29, 2013 12:50pm ET

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.

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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: Mar 28, 2013 2:30pm ET

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.

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Talking Scents with Carlos Huber
Sticking my nose into perfume production with an architect-turned-perfumer whose scents carry a tale of time and place
Posted: Mar 18, 2013 11:30am ET

Perfume has always intrigued me. And not just for the lilting effect it has when a deftly scented woman draws close. More than that, I've always wondered how difficult it is to create a perfume, and what kind of nose skills one would need. And surely there are parallels to making perfume and tasting wine, since I often find the greatest wines to be defined more by their aromas than their flavors.

So when I was put in touch with Carlos Huber, I smelled a good opportunity to learn a little something,

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