Bordeaux 2019 from barrel

The tasting notes! By Panos Kakaviatos for 29 September 2020 Left Bank: Graves/Pessac-Léognan – Médoc/Haut Médoc/Moulis/Listrac – Cru Bourgeois – Margaux – Pauillac – Saint Estèphe – Saint Julien – Sauternes Right Bank and More: Bordeaux and Côtes AOC / Fronsac / Pomerol / Saint Emilion And because the vintage ends in -9, two […]

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Premium Pomerol 2018

The gorgeous Château Evangile

Quite consistent, too. by Panos Kakaviatos for 26 April 2019 Pomerol was excellent in 2018. Akin in consistency to Saint Julien. Especially cooler terroirs, with more clay and less sun, or at least those wines made with especially careful winemaking, succeeded best. And where it did succeed, it counts among the very best that […]

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Pomerol 2016 from bottle wins big

Including brands at $35-$55 per bottle (Bordeaux 2016 from bottle, part I) 4 November 2018 By Panos Kakaviatos for  Writing about 2016 from bottle, let’s start with Pomerol, an appellation that is often better now in bottle than it was from barrel in April 2017. This small appellation of some 150 estates is not […]

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Pomerol Plaudits: Bordeaux 2017 from barrel

The small Bordeaux appellation with many 2017 hits By Panos Kakaviatos for  2 May 2018 As almost anywhere in Bordeaux, the best terroirs thrived, especially those with either minimal or no frost. Pomerol in spite of its rather small size, is no exception. As you can see in the photo, Christian Moueix of the […]

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Bordeaux 2015 from bottle, part 2

Pomerol isn’t just about the stars: Update with more tasting notes! By Panos Kakaviatos for  11 January 2018 / 11 March Just an update folks from this January post … Just a few more tasting notes directly below, in alphabetical order. Proving again how good Pomerol is in 2015. UPDATED TEXT (MARCH 2018)  Château […]

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