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Chateau d'Yquem Tasting Through the Ages 1937 - 2009

Chateau d’Yquem is in a class by itself. There I said it. It does not matter what wine producing region you travel to. There will always be a discussion or friendly argument between the growers and producers as to who is making the best wine in the appellation. Tasters will also never agree as to the best wine. There [...]

Mouton Rothschild through the ages, 1955, 1961, 1962, 1982, 1986, 1996

Some bottles thrive on their reputation. Over the years, their fabled qualities and characteristics capture the attention of wealthy wine lovers and lucky nepotistic, collectors who inherit their parents cellars.  Auction houses build reputation on these fabled legends that sell for ever increasing prices.  Having tas [...]

Chateau Latour 5 Decades in Pauillac, 1962 - 2002

An argument could easily be made that Chateau Latour is the finest wine made in Bordeaux today. Of course that same argument has been made for centuries. Having tasted numerous vintages of Chateau Latour over the years, it’s difficult to find fault with that sentiment.  Regardless of your view on which is the best wine [...]

Troplong Mondot Yesterday and Today 3 Decades of Wine Tasted

Chateau Troplong Mondot Yesterday and Today 3 Decades of Wine Tasted Chateau Troplong Mondot is clearly on a roll.  While the St. Emilion property has been held in high regard for more than 100 years, today, they are making the best wines in their long career.  Their first major leap to quality took place with the 19 [...]

Chateau d’Issan Wine Tasting with Emmanuel Cruse, Marie Helene Dussech

Chateau d’Issan Vertical Tasting with Emmanuel Cruse, Marie Helene Dussech Chateau d’Issan in Margaux continues its hot streak.  Starting with the millennium vintage, the wine continues getting better and better.  This sudden spike in quality is clearly due to the team in charge of managing Chateau d’Issan, Em [...]

Haut Marbuzet St. Estephe, Henri Duboscq

To read tasting notes on the wines of Chateau Haut Marbuzet . From 1982 to 1990, Haut Marbuzet was on top of their game as they produced outstanding Bordeaux wine. The wines which showed well young were opulent, lush, oaky and filled with soft, ripe fruit. And the best thing was, they were always fairly priced. While [...]

Pichon Baron, Exciting, Power and Elegance in Pauillac

Chateau Pichon Baron suffered a through a difficult period in the 1960′s, 70′s and much of the 80's, due to a lack of investment and effort. That changed when Pichon Baron was purchased by the AXA insurance group. Jean-Michel Cazes of Chateau Lynch Bages was brought in to help run the estate. At the time of the purc [...]