First impressions of Bordeaux 2018 from barrel

Cautious optimism and Petit Verdot By Panos Kakaviatos for (Dear readers, I have since published an update to this initial posting from late March 2019, here: OK, this has been just a first day in Bordeaux – and many other writers and commentators have been here already for over a week to taste. But […]

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2017 at Domaine Zind Humbrecht

An excellent vintage, built for aging 14 March 2019 By Panos Kakaviatos for It is always a pleasure to taste the latest vintage of wines from Domaine Zind Humbrecht. And so it was on 12 March 2019, at the domain, where I joined various participants, including Paul Liversedge MW, who is based in Zurich. […]

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Pessac-Léognan and Graves from bottle 2016

Cannot recall a better Les Carmes Haut Brion red than the 2016. Buy it, today. But many other Graves shined in 2016, including Smith Haut Lafitte, Haut Bailly, Domaine de Chevalier and Malartic Lagravière. Do not hesitate to look at some fine showings from second wines, too, which I had tasted late last year at Château Bouscaut. Cheers!

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