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Lafleur Pomerol Tasting, 1989 - 2010 with Jacques Guinaudeau

[caption id="attachment_15938" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="2010 Lafleur Pomerol tasting"][/caption] There are a few legendary wines from Bordeaux. For some people, that list starts with the First Growths. For others, it's Petrus, Lafleur and Le Pin from Pomerol. . Pomerol is the smallest appellation in [...]

Haut Bailly Vertical Tasting 2010 to 2000 with Veronique Sanders

[caption id="attachment_15840" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Haut Bailly Veronique Sanders"][/caption] Chateau Haut Bailly is on a hot streak. At some point during the Pessac Leognan’s history, their wines sold for as much as Chateau Haut Brion! But fortunately for consumers, that is not the case today. With [...]

2010 Chateau Latour 1996 Latour Two Legendary Wines Tasted

[caption id="attachment_15828" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Chateau Latour"][/caption] Chateau Latour is now incredibly expensive. The current vintage offered for sale is selling for more than $1,000 per bottle! Is it worth it? That depends on a combination of your sense of value coupled with your level of availa [...]

2010 Pontet Canet One of Bordeaux’s Hottest Brands

[caption id="attachment_15555" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac Alfred Tesseron"][/caption] Chateau Pontet Canet and Alfred Tesseron are doing everything right these days.  This Fifth Growth Pauillac estate is now of the hottest brands in Bordeaux.  The quality continues to rise and s [...]

2010, 2009 Pavie Bellevue Mondotte Pavie Decesse Monbousquet

[caption id="attachment_15582" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Chateau Pavie Tasting 2010"][/caption] If you're seeking the wine to open to spark conversation or friendly argument, try Chateau Pavie. You might not even have to open a bottle. Just bring up the wines being produced by Gerard Perse in St. Emilion [...]

2010 Canon La Gaffeliere tasting with Stephan von Neipperg

[caption id="attachment_15546" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Canon La Gaffeliere Stephan Neipperg"][/caption] Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere, a conversation with Stephan von Neipperg and tasting notes  for 2010 and 2009 Canon La Gaffeliere, La Mondotte, Clos de l'Oratoire. Time spent with Stephan von Neipperg is [...]

2010 Mouton Rothschild, Future Legendary Status Candidate

[caption id="attachment_15532" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Mouton Rothschild Philippe Dhaullin"][/caption] Chateau Mouton Rothschild is on a roll.  Wildly inconsistent since the historic 1982 vintage, this First Growth estate has been back on track since they hired Philippe Dhalluin.  2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 a [...]