Complete overview of the best 2013 Bordeaux wines with comments on the campaign and tasting notes for hundreds of wines from every appellation and price point.
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Jacques Boissenot is the most famous consultant in the Medoc you never heard of. Working with over 100 of the very top Bordeaux chateaux,including 4 First Growth estates, he preferred to remain in the background.
International Cabernet Sauvignon Day 2014 looks at Napa Valley wine in support of the earthquake ravaged community Californina wine making community.
2011 Chateauneuf du Pape wines are approachable young. Yet the best wines, some of which are the special cuvees has the ability to age and develop additional complexities and nuances.
To say 2014 is a challenging vintage for growers in the Napa Valley is a bit of an understatement. Previously the region was plagued by drought and fires. If that wasn't bad enough, residents of the Napa Valley experienced the biggest earth quake in 25 years!
Philippine Rothschild represented the epitome of grace, elegance, charm, drive and frankly, everything that is great about Bordeaux. She was liked by everyone and will be missed by all.
Every vintage is unique. Fortunately, there are vintages that offer complexities and personality, that do not require cellar time which can be enjoyed in their youth, for their fresh, vibrant forward qualities.
Some of these winesare now so expensive, they are treated more like treasures than wine. Meaning, they are often relegated to being opened only on rare, special occasions. Or when other wine lovers congregate where everyone enjoys, and gets to taste some of these potentially majestic elixirs.