France, Bordeaux: 2018 Bordeaux in Bottle — Extreme Wines

What is glaringly apparent when tasting the bottled 2018 wines is that the pinnacles of greatness all boiled down to location, location, location....

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France, Bordeaux, Pauillac: Château Latour’s New Releases – When Vintage Trumps Vineyard

This month, Château Latour will release the 2013 Latour, 2015 Les Forts de Latour and 2016 Pauillac de Latour via the Place de Bordeaux....

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France, Loire, Sancerrois: The End of Cool

From 2017 to 2019, the Sancerrois experienced three very warm and extremely early vintages in a row. The Sancerrois has adapted well to the new climatic conditions....

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France, Bordeaux, Saint-Julien: Château Léoville Las Cases – The Secret Vintages

Very few châteaux have a significant number of older vintages in sufficient quantities to sell to the public. Château Léoville Las Cases is an exception....

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France, Champagne: A First Look at Bollinger's New 2007 R. D.

The fruit of an early harvest Bollinger's superb 2007 R. D. is an unusually delicate, fine-boned rendition of this habitually muscular cuvée....

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France, Burgundy: Revisiting the 1980 Vintage After 40 Years

They may not be numerous, but the very best 1980 red Burgundies, as the accompanying notes attest, are profound wines drinking at their apogee today....

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Discovering Burgundy Wines on a Budget

Given the escalating prices of Burgundy’s grandest grands crus, the rewards of looking further afield have never been greater....

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France, Burgundy: The Côte d’Or’s 2019 Vintage

2019 is a thrilling year for Pinot Noir, delivering wines bursting with head-turning perfume and fresh, succulent fruit. In Chardonnay, 2019 is more heterogenous....

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France, Burgundy: The Côte d’Or’s 2019 and 2018 Vintages

2019 is a thrilling year for Pinot Noir, delivering wines bursting with head-turning perfume and fresh, succulent fruit. In Chardonnay, 2019 is more heterogenous....

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France, Alsace: Valentin Zusslin – Mind-blowing Pinot Noirs and More Great Wines

The Zusslins cultivate Pinot Noir on the beautiful slopes of the Bollenberg, which to me finds its greatest expression in Zusslin’s Pinot Noirs....

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