Australia, Western Australia: Longevity Reigns at Xanadu, 2007-2020

This incredible vertical covers the 2007-2020 vintages across the Black Label, Stevens Road and Reserve ranges of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon....

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France, Burgundy: High Density, High Definition – A Vertical Tasting with Olivier Lamy

In the Côte d’Or, Lamy is producing some of contemporary Burgundy’s most exciting wines from his experimental plantings of high-density Chardonnay....

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Australia, Victoria: 2021 in the Yarra Valley – Single-Vineyard Releases from Giant Steps

This is a brilliant collection overall, which most importantly shows the distinct vineyard DNA of each site alongside the Giant Steps house style....

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France, Burgundy & Champagne: Up From the Cellar 30

The tasting notes published here are, in the vast majority of cases, the fruit of a lunch or dinner spent in front of the bottle in question....

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France, Champagne: Making Sense of Champagne

Champagne is one of France’s most multifaceted and rapidly evolving wine regions. Home to some of the country’s most dynamic wine growers, as well as some of its most complacent,...

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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: Chablis 2019 and Beyond

On the one hand, the Chablis that we knew is becoming less familiar. But on the other, perhaps we are learning more about its true potential....

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USA, California, Sonoma County: The 2019 Vintage and an Early Look at 2020

It’s been a bumpy ride in California the last few years. Since 2017, wildfires have impacted vintages to a greater or lesser degree across the state....

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Italy, Sicily: A Spotlight on Planeta’s Didacus

With this article I’d like to honor the memory of Diego Planeta, a man who loomed large in Sicilian wine and was one of the most respected protagonists of vino...

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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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