France, Bordeaux: Primeurs/Futures Report: The 2020 Vintage — Mister In-Between

If ever I lacked the faith that you can tell all you really need to know about a wine’s growing season just by tasting it, along came 2020....

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France, Vouvray: Just Bottled – the 2020s from Domaine Huet

In the just-bottled 2020 vintage, Huet produced only one dry Vouvray, but they made a Demi-Sec from all three crus and a Première Trie....

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Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland: A Compilation of New and Older Vintages

The reviews presented here do not constitute a cohesive report as such but are a compilation of notes about the wines from the wine regions I travel....

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France, Jura: 100 from Jura

In a short trip to Jura recently, I sampled 100 wines from most of the main players. But the region is very dynamic, and new names pop up all the...

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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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