Bordeaux 2021 from barrel: the whites

Make Acidity Great Again By Panos Kakaviatos for Updated 27 May with the reds A quick reference to tasting notes below. I had published my reflections on the white wines of Bordeaux on 13 May, which I think shine most in 2021. The reds are now online on a new page: HERE. With thanks […]

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Bordeaux bargains 2014

Part 1 – Tasting wines from the Grand Cercle de Vins de Bordeaux (To go to Part 2, click here) By Panos Kakaviatos for  5 January 2017 Like most of you, when I cannot actually do so, I sometimes dream of enjoying Haut Brion, Latour, Petrus and Le Pin. Or Leoville Las Cases, Palmer […]

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Bordeaux 2011 four years on: massive blind tasting, with expectations met and some revelations

20 September 2015 By Panos Kakaviatos for What is it like to taste over 150 tannic wines over a long weekend in Bordeaux? Given the very comfortable surroundings of Château Bellefont Belcier, where I was housed, the excellent visits (I discovered a fine Saint Emilion, La Croizille, for example on the opening evening for […]

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