Gruaud Larose 2000

Yet more proof (is it really needed?) of why fine Bordeaux is so age worthy… By Panos Kakaviatos for 6 October 2015 Gruaud Larose. An excellent Bordeaux, a second growth from Saint Julien. I have always enjoyed the wines from this property. In a blind tasting of both the second and first wine, from […]

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Bordeaux 2014 in barrel: Successful Saint Julien

By Panos Kakaviatos for MAIN BORDEAUX 2014 BARREL TASTING PAGE Faves include Langoa and Léoville Barton, Ducru Beaucaillou and Beychevelle. Most are excellent… Well high-ho! Saint Julien is one of the most consistently positive appellations from barrel in 2014. OK, not every estate is at its very best. I mean, take the rather hard and all-too […]

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Bordeaux 2005: high tannin, freshness and balance

Some high alcohol Merlots in Saint Emilion annoy me, but most all wines yield balance and poise, with freshness and opulence By Panos Kakaviatos for 3 February 2015 Special note: for tasting notes below, I use a simple system: When bold, I particularly liked the wine. If red and bold, even more. If red, bold and underlined: wine nirvana. […]

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