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Cos d’Estournel for Oysters with Sauternes, Palmer for a Vertical

Tuesday June 17, 2008 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, Chateau Palmer, Chateau Cos d’Estournel for Oysters with Sauternes at the home of Jean Guilllaume Prats  It’s cool and rainy for June. Flowering is uneven. In some places this process is taking place later than growers would prefer. But for most vintners it is almost complete. This

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Lynched at Lynch Bages, lunched at Ducru, tasted at Margaux, Pichon

Monday, June 16, 2008 I got Lynched, lunched at Ducru and tasted at Margaux & Pichon Baron It’s been cool and rainy for June.  Flowering is uneven in some places and is taking place later than growers would prefer. This does not mean quality cannot be great. Far from it. An imperfect fruit set will

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Pontet Canet 1945, 1959 Chateau Pontet Canet and more decadence!

Late to bed, early to rise and dinner at Pontet Canet Sunday June 15, 2008 There is only one direct flight from Stockholm to Bordeaux each day. It leaves at 6:55 in the morning.  Normally, I’m an early riser. So taking a flight before 7am is no problem. But after hanging with Andreas Larsson all

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2009 Bordeaux Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings Best 2009 Bordeaux

2009 Bordeaux Wine tasting notes and reviews with ratings for the best 2009 Bordeaux wines at all different pice levels.

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Jeffrey Davies Pt 2 “Bordeaux Old World Vins Technologiques”?

Back in the late 1980’s, Michel Rolland began encouraging winemakers to pursue lengthier macerations at warmer temperatures.

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