How Was It For You? 2016 Primeur, Part Two

Continuing on from yesterday, I examined the release prices of 2016s, took a peek at prices of recent vintages and came up with a list of wines that I would...

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How Was It For You? 2016 Primeur, Part One

The first part of this piece reflects upon the campaign itself and in the second part I re-examine my notes, select those I would consider buying and the reasons why....

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2014 White Bordeaux: Ten Wines To Drink Now

Neal Martin has recently reviewed some stunning white Bordeaux. Pick up these 10 bottles—surely fitting for any spring or summertime function—all rated 90 points and higher with a less than...

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What's it Like to Review Bordeaux Primeur for The Wine Advocate?

You’re aware of the attention and scrutiny, all part of the job, but mentally you bed yourself in an oasis of calm that is essential to remain objective. You have...

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What is Bordeaux Supérieur?

In the hierarchy of Bordeaux wines, the Bordeaux AOC category offers nice expressions of the region's wines, made to be enjoyed in their youth with relatively fruit-forward characteristics. They are...

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Bordeaux 2016 - Live From The Vines

After spending three days in Bordeaux inspecting the beginning of the 2016 harvest, Neal Martin reports from the vines....

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Some of the Finest Wine Books Ever Written (...But Not by Jancis or Hugh)

Neal Martin examines some of the books that inspired him over the years, but have not be written by Hugh Johnson or Jancis Robinson, since we already know how great...

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Words On Wine: Jefford & I

Prompted by Andrew Jefford's column in which he announced the end for his desire to drinking the best wine, Neal Martin adds his own thoughts on the subject and how...

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If You Can’t Take The Heat...Bordeaux 1947

Ask Michel Rolland his philosophy towards picking and I would wager my children’s toys (both of them) that he will cite the 1947 Bordeaux vintage as proof that late-picked fruit...

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