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2010 St. Julien in Bottle Tasting Notes from UGC Tastings in Los Angeles

The following 2010 St.Julien wines were all tasted in bottle with the UGC in Los Angeles in late January, 2013. In the 2010 Bordeaux vintage, 2010 St. Julien seems to have been extremely successful in every commune, from top to bottom. The wines are rich, deep, vibrant, powerful, yet refined and display great purity of fruit [...]

2010 Margaux in Bottle Tasting Notes from UGC Tastings in Los Angeles

The following 2010 Margaux were all tasted in bottle with the UGC in Los Angeles in late January, 2013. 2010 d’Angludet - Opening with ripe black raspberries and earthy tones, there is a softness to the tannins one does not normally find in this wine. The finish ends with soft, fresh, spicy, floral, black and red fruits. [...]

2010 Pomerol in Bottle Tasting Notes from UGC Tastings in Los Angeles

The UGC, Union of Grand Cru, is clearly the best organization for the promotion of wine from any region that I am aware of. But due to its small size and the tiny amounts of wine needed for numerous tastings, Pomerol is not as well represented as I wished with the UGC. St. Emilion, the other Right Bank appellation include [...]

1982 Pichon Lalande, Pauillac Perfection in a Glass for Fathers Day

If wine is for creating memories, 1982 Pichon Lalande did its job for Fathers Day. My dad enjoys the best of everything. OK, almost everything. While he likes and appreciates good Bordeaux wine, he does not collect wine. Why should he? He gets to drink mine!  Even though wine is not a passion for him, popping bottles for [...]

7 Blind Men A Night to Remember with Bordeaux Wine, Rhones & More

[caption id="attachment_18981" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="7 Blind Men Wine Tasting Dinner"][/caption] There is no group I have more fun tasting with, than "7 Blind Men". Devoted to blind tasting, you never know what wine is going to show up. For each tasting, all the wines are served double blind. Guessing wh [...]

1989 Montrose, 1990 Montrose Which Vintage Is Better Today?

[caption id="attachment_18887" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Chateau Montrose"][/caption] Comparing back vintages is one of the fun experiences Bordeaux wine tasters enjoy. Especially when they are so close together. 1928 and 1929. 1945 and 1947. 1959 and 1961, or in this case, 1989 and 1990. Both Bordeaux produ [...]

Ducru Beaucaillou 2009 2005 2003 2000 1995 with Bruno Borie

[caption id="attachment_18569" align="aligncenter" width="250" caption="Ducru Beaucaillou Bruno Borie Jade Jagger"][/caption] Bruno Borie was in Los Angeles for the first time in five years Monday. He was showing his just bottled 2009 Ducru Beaucaillou, 2009 Croix de Beaucaillou and a few selected older vintages.  The spe [...]