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2015 Bordeaux
Mar 31, 2018

2015 Bordeaux

"Tasting hundreds of finished wines from the 2015 vintage has confirmed my initial impression when I sampled them from barrel in the spring of 2016: The vintage delivers exceptional quality across the region."—James Molesworth

Cover Stories

Bordeaux 2015: Drum Roll, Please

Bordeaux 2015: Drum Roll, Please

Growing conditions in 2015 were ideal for Bordeaux's leading red grapes. The accommodating weather …
Mar 31, 2018
New Generation Leaders

New Generation Leaders

A new generation of up-and-comers is poised to take over many influential Bordeaux wineries with …
Mar 31, 2018
Alphabetical Guide to 2015 Bordeaux

Alphabetical Guide to 2015 Bordeaux

Wine Spectator offers an alphabetical list of nearly 700 2015 Bordeaux wines reviewed for the …
Mar 31, 2018

Tasting Reports

Oregon Pinot Noir Alphabetical Listing

Oregon Pinot Noir Alphabetical Listing

A free alphabetical list offering more than 560 Oregon Pinot Noir wines reviewed for the tasting …
Mar 31, 2018
In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight

The 2014 and 2015 vintages were both hot years overall for Oregon Pinot, but the 2016 season was …
Mar 31, 2018
Wineries to Watch

Wineries to Watch

These two emerging producers from Oregon's Willamette Valley are poised to make their mark on the …
Mar 31, 2018

Features

Palatial Pleasures

Palatial Pleasures

Bordeaux has been rebuilt into a city open to wine lovers and tourists alike. Now a myriad of …
Mar 31, 2018
Wine by Design

Wine by Design

For more than 30 years, Elena Walch has received praise for her estate-grown wines from the Italian …
Mar 31, 2018

Grapevine

Tasting Plate: An Italian All-Star Lineup

Tasting Plate: An Italian All-Star Lineup

A guided tour of eight of Italy's finest cheeses, from mozzarella to ricotta to Gorgonzola.
Mar 31, 2018
Wineries Get Big Tax Cut—For Now

Wineries Get Big Tax Cut—For Now

The Republican tax bill recently signed into law is offering wineries the largest tax cut they have …
Mar 31, 2018
Cristie Kerr Tees Up Wine

Cristie Kerr Tees Up Wine

Golfer Cristie Kerr sat down with Wine Spectator  to talk about her post-golf future in wine, her …
Mar 31, 2018
Bordeaux Buys, Italian Finds, Global Values

Bordeaux Buys, Italian Finds, Global Values

Bruce Sanderson brings you a selection of excellent 2015 Bordeauxs, fine Rhône releases, picks from …
Mar 31, 2018
Nothing But a Number

Nothing But a Number

Not all whiskeys age the same and some don't taste better with time. To understand that incongruity…
Mar 31, 2018
Ireland's Ashford Castle; Seattle's Taste Washington; Argentina Grape Festival

Ireland's Ashford Castle; Seattle's Taste Washington; Argentina Grape Festival

If you're a wine lover looking to travel, consider visiting Ireland's Ashford Castle, Argentina's …
Mar 31, 2018
Southern California Wildfires Spare Winemakers

Southern California Wildfires Spare Winemakers

While Northern California experienced tragic losses to life and property, it appears that Southern …
Mar 31, 2018
In Memoriam: Bob Wilmers, Banker and Château Haut-Bailly Owner; Davis Bynum, Sonoma Legend

In Memoriam: Bob Wilmers, Banker and Château Haut-Bailly Owner; Davis Bynum, Sonoma Legend

Wine Spectator remembers the lives and accomplishments of Robert Wilmers, owner of Bordeaux's …
Mar 31, 2018
In Brief: Chinese Wine Titan Invests in Australia

In Brief: Chinese Wine Titan Invests in Australia

Changyu Pioneer Wine Co., China's largest wine company, has purchased a controlling stake of …
Mar 31, 2018

Departments

The End of Something

The End of Something

James Laube explores winemakers Ann Colgin and Fred Schrader's contributions to the Napa's wine …
Mar 31, 2018
It's Really Very Simple

It's Really Very Simple

Matt Kramer believes that the real beauty of a cellar lies in the wines within. And finding those …
Mar 31, 2018
FAQ: Take It to the Banks

FAQ: Take It to the Banks

Wine Spectator staff bring you interesting facts about the famed French wine region of Bordeaux.
Mar 31, 2018
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers share their thoughts, ideas and differing opinions on the stories we …
Mar 31, 2018
With 2015, Bordeaux Is Back

With 2015, Bordeaux Is Back

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses the March 31, 2018, issue, with …
Mar 31, 2018
Slow-Cooked Oxtail With Barolo

Slow-Cooked Oxtail With Barolo

Chef Mashama Bailey of the Grey in Savannah, Ga., shared her savory oxtail recipe with Wine …
Mar 31, 2018

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

Oregon Pinot Noir: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all Oregon Pinot Noir wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

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