JEAN-MARC QUARIN / Bordeaux Wine Critic
since January 2016. Thank you for your trust!

Huizi Zeng, Wine Writer (China)  had a tasting of  8 Wines  from  8 Producers 

Château Haut Brion 1948 / This is an elegant, medium bodied mature Haut-Brion that offers layers of cedar, dried herbs and sweet spices. Tannins are suave and supple with flavors that linger on the finish. 94p

5h 30min ago

Jeannie Cho Lee MW, Pro (China)  had a tasting of  11 Wines  from  2 Producers 

Domaine Leroy Les Beaux Monts Vosne-Romanee 2012 / A seductive wine that is clearly filled with power and concentration yet wrapped around sumptuous, velvety tannins and firm acidity. There are plenty of dark berry and violet flavours that changes in the glass. Very long finish. An intense, energetic wine with a long life ahead. Tasted in: Burgundy, France. Maturity: Young. 97p

6h 9min ago

Will Gardener / Nickolls & Perks, Wine Dealer (United Kingdom)  had a tasting of  3 Wines  from  3 Producers 

Taylor's Vintage Port 2016 / Deep purple, the aromas here are lifted, beautifully intense and concentrated, but restrained, with pink rose and lilac, holding so much back, the palate is very polished, and silky, with plenty of spicy peppercorns on the back, this has an impressive shape, the texture is very impressive, a calm density. There is a sense of chest-pouting, majesty and Taylor’s hall mark delicate spiced length. A beauty and definite buy. Will Gardener 96-98p

2d 13h ago

Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  had a tasting of  28 Wines  from  27 Producers 

2017 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Ruby. Blueberries, anise, spices, floral, cassis, blackberries, nuanced, detailed, layered, intense yet delicate in a way. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, cassis, bright, detailed, blueberries, cassis, almost filigree with more power. Long. 95-97p

3d 14h ago

Achim Becker / Wineterminator.com, Wine Writer (Germany)  had a tasting of  18 Wines  from  14 Producers 

Cellar Devils 2018 tasting - Wines like Lafon Montrachet, La Chapelle 1978 & 1990, Caymus Special Selection 1990 & 1991 etc.

6d 5h ago

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  25 Wines  from  12 Producers 

The time of the Primeur tastings in Bordeaux is not only a chance to rate the first wines of the vintage. Very often the Négociants and Château owners also show wines from previous vintages. Château Trottevieille was not only presenting the traditional ten years old wine, but also a 1947, first vintage of the estate in ownership of the Castéja family. Clarence Dillon was presenting the 2017 vintage at the end of a tasting showing all the vintages of Château Quintus and Dragon de Quintus since the first vintage 2014. Some exceptional bottles such as the great vintages of Château Figeac served in big formats left deep impressions. And some fine wines for every day have been the reward for the intense work with the young 2017 vintage. It was a pure pleasure to taste the mature wines as they offer a very huge array of aroma and flavour. This makes life easier to find the correct word. For the very young wines, the variation of aromatic compounds is much more restrained. Another aspect is the rating. I will never rate a wine "en primeur" with the mark for perfection, 100 points. As the wine is young and has a way to go, perfection not the right judgement. A ripe wine however can get this perfect rating.

7d 7h ago

Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  had a tasting of  67 Wines  from  49 Producers 

Champagne Magazine's The 100 Best Champagnes -tasting day II - best Rosé's and Blanc de Blancs'

8d 20h ago

Dom Pérignon Rosé 2006, Moët & Chandon
Cristal 2009, Louis Roederer
Pol Roger vintage rosé 2008, Pol Roger
Brut Impérial Rosé 2005, Joseph Perrier
Blason de France Rose NV (10's), Joseph Perrier
Rosé Réserve NV (10's), Charles Heidsieck
Rosé vintage 2006, Charles Heidsieck
Triple B Brut Nature NV (10's), Besserat de Bellefon
Cuvée des Moines Rosé NV (10's), Besserat de Bellefon
Rosé NV (10's), Bollinger
La Grande Année rosé 2007, Bollinger
Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Perrier-Jouët
Belle Epoque Blanc de blancs 2004, Perrier-Jouët
Comtes de Champagne 2007, Taittinger
RSRV Rose Foujita NV (10's), G.H. Mumm
Le Millésimé 2008, G.H. Mumm
Rosé Sauvage NV (10's), Piper-Heidsieck
Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2007, Ruinart
Dom Ruinart Rosé 2004, Ruinart
Rosé Brut NV (10's), Henriot
Henriot Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Henriot
Rosé Millésime 2008, Henriot
Joyau de France 2007, Boizel
Clos du Moulin Rosé NV (10's), Cattier
Cattier Brut Rosé NV (10's), Cattier
Cuvée des Ambassadeurs Rosé NV (10's), Comtes de Dampierre
Amour de Deutz Rosé 2006, Deutz
Rose Label NV (10's), Lanson
Green Label Organic Brut NV (10's), Lanson
Rosé Terroirs Chouilly-Bisseuil NV (10's), AR Lenoble
Grande Rosé NV (10's), Montaudon
Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), A. Soutiran
Cuvée Stanislas 2007, Thiénot
Rosé Origine 2012, Dumangin J. Fils
Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Janisson & Fils
Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Barons De Rothschild
Rosé Brut NV (10's), Barons De Rothschild
Cuvée des Caudalies Millésime 2008, De Sousa & Fils
J- de Telmont Blanc de Blans Brut Millésime NV (10's), J. de Telmont
Blanc de Blancs Brut NV (10's), Paul Goerg
Mineral Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut 2012, Agrapart & Fils
Blanc de Blancs d'Aÿ Grand Cru Brut NV (10's), Gaston Chiquet
Brut Mosaïque NV (10's), Jacquart
Blanc de Blancs vintage 2012, Jacquart
Brut Rosé NV (10's), Jacquart
Rosé Réserve NV (10's), Palmer & Co
Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Palmer & Co
Cuvée Pure Meunier NV (10's), Moutardier
Brut Rosé NV (10's), Mumm Napa
Mesnillésime 2009, Guy Charlemagne
Special Club 'Grands Terroirs de Chardonnay' 2012, Pierre Gimonnet
Rosé Grand Cru Aÿ NV (10's), Henri Goutorbe
Grand Bouquet Blanc de Blancs 2012, Vazart-Coquart
Cuvée Rosé NV (10's), Philippe Gamet
Rosé de Saignée NV (10's), Philippe Gamet
Cuvée Caractères NV (10's), Philippe Gamet
Hors Catégorie Brut NV (10's), Champagne de Castelnau
Blanc de Blancs 2005, Champagne de Castelnau
Les Échansons 2008, Mailly Grand Cru
Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru NV (10's), Georges Vesselle
Carte d'Or Blanc de Noirs NV (10's), Philippe Fourrier
Special Club 2013, Moussé Fils
Pinot Blanc Vrai Brut NV (10's), Champagne François Diligent
Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Champagne Lombard
Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Vinoble Laculle
Absolu Blanc de Blancs NV (10's), Champagne Minière F&R
Bansionensi Extra-Brut NV (10's), Eric Taillet
Perrier-Jouët, Champagne, France
Philippe Fourrier, Champagne, France
Champagne François Diligent, Champagne, France
Thiénot, Champagne, France
Deutz, Champagne, France
Mumm Napa, California, United States
Paul Goerg, Champagne, France
Cattier, Champagne, France
J. de Telmont, Champagne, France
De Sousa & Fils, Champagne, France
Champagne Minière F&R, Champagne, France
Henri Goutorbe, Champagne, France
Jacquart, Champagne, France
Montaudon, Champagne, France
Georges Vesselle, Champagne, France
Eric Taillet, Champagne, France
Vinoble Laculle, Champagne, France
Champagne Lombard, Champagne, France
Henriot, Champagne, France
Lanson, Champagne, France
Piper-Heidsieck, Champagne, France
A. Soutiran, Champagne, France
Moussé Fils, Champagne, France
Joseph Perrier, Champagne, France
Ruinart, Champagne, France
Boizel, Champagne, France
Champagne de Castelnau, Champagne, France
Besserat de Bellefon, Champagne, France
Moët & Chandon, Champagne, France
Mailly Grand Cru, Champagne, France
Louis Roederer, Champagne, France
Pol Roger, Champagne, France
Taittinger, Champagne, France
Pierre Gimonnet, Champagne, France
Palmer & Co, Champagne, France
G.H. Mumm, Champagne, France
Barons De Rothschild, Champagne, France
Vazart-Coquart, Champagne, France
Bollinger, Champagne, France
Philippe Gamet, Champagne, France
Guy Charlemagne, Champagne, France
Charles Heidsieck, Champagne, France
Gaston Chiquet, Champagne, France
Moutardier, Champagne, France
AR Lenoble, Champagne, France
Janisson & Fils, Champagne, France
Agrapart & Fils, Champagne, France
Comtes de Dampierre, Champagne, France
Dumangin J. Fils, Champagne, France

Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  had a tasting of  11 Wines  from  1 Producers 

Jasper Hill Emily's Paddock 2016 / Medium deep Crimson. Intense lifted blackcurrant menthol aromas with chinotto inky notes. Well concentrated blackcurrant blackberry fruits, with menthol sage like notes, fine chocolaty but vigourous tannins and underlying mocha ginger oak complexity. Finishes firm with plenty of fruit persistency. Elemental with plenty of richness and density to offset the muscular structure. Should age for decades. 15.5% Alc 94 points

9d 5h ago

Juha Lihtonen / The Best Scandinavian Sommelier 2003, Pro (Finland)  had a tasting of  25 Wines  from  10 Producers 

The world's greatest champagne fair Grand Champagne 2018 was bubblier than ever – great champagnes, master classes and of course people!! Make sure not to miss this next year in Helsinki!!!

10d 3h ago

Michael Schuster, Wine Writer (United Kingdom)  had a tasting of  9 Wines  from  1 Producers 

The 1995 is an outstanding vintage for the Lafon white wines, across the range. The low yield resulted in wines of richness (but not heaviness), intensity and a splendid defining acidity. At twelve years old they have the combined attraction of early bottle age characteristics on the nose, ripeness and richness to smell, but still a most refreshing dryness and definition on the palate. Oak was simply not an issue, which I had thought it might be, it was barely perceptible as such.

All the wines are deliciously satisfying already but, given good cellarage (and bearing in mind that I enjoy my wines with plenty of bottle age) there is no hurry to drink them and they have, depending on the cru, at least five to fifteen years of pleasure ahead, the
Montrachet even more. From the
Meursault to  Le Montrachet, these were a joy to taste, and indeed to drink, with not a weak performance amongst them.

They were, of course, perfectly cellared bottles, but none had the least suggestion of premature ageing and all the corks were in remarkable condition for ten years and more bottle age, with very little penetration of wine.

With success across the board, in red and white, this year's Lafon wines are also particularly rewarding as an object lesson in what is meant by
terroir. Each of these wines perfectly demonstrated the subtle individualities of  style and  flavour as well as, even more importantly, the calibration of village, premier cru and grand cru that is Burgundy's uniquely detailed quality hierarchy. A tribute not only to the individual sites, but to the viticulture and winemaking.

And this reflection of 'terroir in the glass' is crucial to our enjoyment of Burgundy's wines because, as consumers, our pleasure in and judgement about what is in the glass is much influenced by our expectations, and rightly so. I had high expectations of both the vintage and the Domaine. I was not disappointed, this was a most exhilarating tasting.

11d 10h ago

Jasper Morris MW, Pro (United Kingdom)  had a tasting of  7 Wines  from  1 Producers 

The white wines of 1996 Burgundy, in general, are causing some anxiety about their evolution. Some have taken on distinctly oxidised characters without losing their acidity. It was very instructive therefore to see the full range of 1996 white wines from the Domaine des Comtes Lafon. Two wines showed some signs of early evolution - Clos de la Barre and Perrières - but the others did not. However wines which have been less than perfectly stored away from the Domaine may be evolving more quickly.


12d 17h ago

Omar Khan, Wine Writer (United States)  had a tasting of  13 Wines  from  3 Producers 

DRC La Tâche tasting 1962 -1996:  1962 vintage  99-100 Points / This actually came across as a tad too young initially, and so did not give ‘quite’ the immediate pleasure of its cohorts hedonistically. But to me, this could be the most complete and compelling wine of the evening. Sweet spices, licorice, anise, swirl bewitchingly on the nose. On the palate, raspberries, plums, La Tache spice, truffle, a touch of smokiness, astonishing complexity, but at the mid palate, amid the silky, sumptuous richness, this was still a little coy, coquettish almost. Yet it flared forth again after some time especially with the amazing St. Canut dish and after, richness and delicacy swirling for dominance. And then a sweet encompassing grace perfumes the powerful finale, auguring still further treasures ahead. Actually, over a 2 to 3 hour period at dinner, rather than in a flight, I believe it more fully reveals its profundity. This is the gold standard for La Tache stylistically and for the Domaine, an acknowledged standard bearer. 

12d 20h ago



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