Various Médocs 2018

By Panos Kakaviatos for  24 January 2021 Here we have a “catch-all” review of Médoc wines, given COVID19 restrictions to taste from bottle. Tasting notes of course vary, as much ground is covered, from inland Moulis and Listrac, to Haut-Médoc wines that “see the river”, such as Sociando Mallet. Among the 1855 Classified Growths, tasted […]

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Fine signs for Bordeaux 2019

Let’s start with some top Cru Bourgeois By Panos Kakaviatos for 15 July 2020 As you may recall, back in May, I dubbed Bordeaux 2019 the COVID19 vintage. That was not meant to decry quality, but rather to set context. And as I wrote back then, my intention was not to add hype, but […]

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Crus Bourgeois return to classification

And (many) tasting notes from 2015 in bottle By Panos Kakaviatos for 14 January 2018 One of the great, if short-lived, periods in the modern era for the Cru Bourgeois wines of Bordeaux was a 2003 ministerial order that approved the first official classification of the Crus Bourgeois du Médoc, which recognized 247 châteaus […]

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