France, Champagne: The Newly Released 2012 Dom Pérignon

This is a spotlight on the just-released 2012 Dom Pérignon from Möet & Chandon, as well as the 2003 Dom Pérignon P2....

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France, Beaujolais: Recent & Forthcoming Releases from the Beaujolais

The 2020 vintage is another warm, dry vintage for the Beaujolais. The 2019 vintage delivered more ethereal, delicate wines that evoke a cooler year....

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France, Burgundy: Thomas Bouley’s Pommard Fremiers, 1990-2018

With this vertical tasing, I wanted to both highlight quite how good this cuvée is and indulge a deep dive into what makes it so special....

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France, Burgundy: Santenay’s Unsung Hero – Domaine Jean-Marc Vincent, 2003-2019

One of Burgundy’s most exciting small domaines is hiding in plain sight. You simply have to be sufficiently adventurous to drive to Santenay....

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France, Burgundy: Mercurey Rising – A Retrospective with Bruno Lorenzon, 1997-2019

Today, Lorenzon is at the peak of his career, and his 2019s as a set are his finest wines to date....

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France: More (Mostly) Rosés from the South of France

This report includes a wide range of options, from pale, Provençal rosés to darker, heartier versions from Tavel that can be even better a year later....

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France, Burgundy: The 2018 Vintage from Domaine Leroy and Domaine d'Auvenay

Lalou Bize-Leroy is making wines for eternity. At least, that's the impression one gets when tasting the 2018s from Domaines Leroy and d'Auvenay....

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France, Bordeaux: 2020 Primeurs - Châteaux La Conseillante & Figeac

Anyone who has been attuned to recent changes on Bordeaux’s Right Bank will have spotted that La Conseillante and Figeac are two estates on the rise....

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France, Northern Rhône: Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler!

My focus in this report is on bottled wines, mostly from the excellent 2018 vintage. Let the good times roll!...

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France, Beaujolais: A Second Installment of 2018 Reviews

This small report includes some tasting notes of recently released wines....

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