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    Primeurs 2015: Snap-shot of a Vintage 2014

    Timed usually ath the end of March and beginning of April the Primeur Week in Bordeaux is always an exciting moment as it allows a first view on the latest vintage. The huge number of wines available for tasting is impressing and one week seems almost to short. Therefore the Union de Grand Crus offers a well organised blind tasting for the press on every morning during the week. On the precendt weekend the Grand Cercle des vins de Bordeaux holds blind tastings of over 200 samples. These impressions are complemented by tastings at various Châteaux and tastings organized by the Bordeaux trade. Therefore some oft he wines can be tasted twice or even more often during this week to doublecheck on quality and style.

     

    An interesting fact is the weather situation. Meterologic low pressure means that wines may close down, meanwhile meterologic high pressure presents the wines in a more open and flavourful style. This year the wheather was quite bad during the first days of the tasting week but ameliorated a lot in the second half of the week. This had an influence on the tasting notes in general which has to be considered. Another effect has been the late harvest in 2014, which shortened the time period between harvest and Primeur tastings for up to a month. A month less time for maturation has effects on the tasting results which is another aspect to consider, always keeping in mind that each tasting result remains a snap-shot and is not an absolute and final judgement.

     

    2014 had an early start with budbreak around 10 days ahead of the 10 years average. End of May flowering started on the early terroirs in heterogeneous conditions, whereas the later varieties such as Cabernet-Sauvignon and Franc as well as later terroirs took advantage of a warm and sunny period beginning of June. July and August where quite cool and humid and in the second half of August the vintners prepared themselves for a vintage even worse than 2013 but at the end of August everything changed. A spledid indian summer througout September and October saved the quality. Harvest started for the white grapes started three days later than in 2012 but two weeks later than 2011. For the red grapes the harvest startet with Merlot at the end of September and ended with the Cabernets in the second half of October. The cool climate during summer provides a higher acidity, the indian summer is responsible for the right ripening.

     

    The dry white wines are on a very good quality level showing crisp acidity and ripe flavours. The noble sweet white wines also take advantage of the higher acidity balancing the opulent sweetness. Therefore this vintage seems more on the elegant side. The presentation of red wines depends very much on the grape varietes and terroirs. Overall the red wines are on a higher quality level than the three previous vintages. Saint-Emilion is excellent on the plateau calcaire and shows in general very good wines.

     In Pomerol the centre of the plateau was in advantage over the surrounding areas. Fronsac was a very positive surprise for 2014. In the Médoc the southern part proved to be more heterogenous than the northern part, where especially Saint-Estèphe was homogenous and excellent. South of Bordeaux Pessac-Léognan presented a very homogenous picture of a very good quality level with outstanding wines from Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion.

    One last observation: This vintage digests oak in a great way. The oak is even not obvious in wines with a 100% new oak barrels for maturation. Now there are roughtly twelve month to follow for the maturation of the 2014s untill the bottling in 2016. A lot can happen in this period. Let us see how the wines will present themselves after bottling, it will be a very interesting tasting again. 2014 is not a great vintage like 2005, 2009 or 2010 but it will be able to secure a position as one of the very good vintages of Bordeaux.

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    TOP 100  BORDEAUX 2014  VINTAGE

    (You can read the tasting notes and full reviews by using the search engine on the left upper corner. Just write the name of the wine you are looking for) 

     

    Ausone

    97points

    Cheval-Blanc

    97

    Haut-Brion

    97

    Lafite-Rothschild

    97

    Le Pin

    97

    Margaux

    97

    Mouton-Rothschild

    97

     

     

     

     

    Cos d'Estournel

    96

    Eglise-Clinet

    96

    Léoville-Poyferré

    96

    Pontet-Canet

    96

    Valandraud

    96

    Vieux Château Certan

    96

    Beauséjour Duffau-Lagarosse

    95

    Canon

    95

    Canon La Gaffelière

    95

    Ducru-Beaucaillou

    95

    Figeac

    95

    La Mission-Haut-Brion

    95

    La Mondotte

    95

    Montrose

    95

    Palmer

    95

    Pavie 

    95

    Pavie-Macquin

    95

    Pichon Longueveille  

    95

    Troplong Mondot

    95

    Trottevieille

    95

    Angélus

    94

    Beau-Séjour Bécot

    94

    Calon-Ségur

    94

    Clinet

    94

    Clos Fourtet

    94

    Conseillante

    94

    Domaine de Chevalier

    94

    Haut-Bailly

    94

    La Couspaude

    94

    la Fleur Pétrus

    94

    Larcis Ducasse

    94

    l'Evangile

    94

    Malartic Lagravière

    94

    Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

    94

    Rauzan-Ségla

    94

    Trotanoy

    94

    Beauregard

    93

    Bouscaut

    93

    Dassault

    93

    Franc Mayne

    93

    Gaffelière

    93

    Grand Pontet

    93

    Gruaud-Larose

    93

    Hosanna

    93

    La Clotte

    93

    La Dominique

    93

    La Louvière

    93

    Langoa-Barton

    93

    Lascombes

    93

    Le Clarence de Haut-Brion

    93

    Le Gay

    93

    Nénin 

    93

    Olivier

    93

    Pape Clément

    93

    Pavie-Décesse

    93

    Peby Faugères

    93

    Smith Haut Lafitte

    93

    Villemaurine

    93

    Vray Croix de Gay

    93

    Angludet

    92

    Balestard-La-Tonnelle

    92

    Batailley

    92

    Belair Monange

    92

    Bon Pasteur

    92

    Branaire-Ducru

    92

    Brane-Cantenac

    92

    Cantemerle

    92

    Cantenac-Brown

    92

    Carbonnieux

    92

    Certan de May de Certan

    92

    Clerc-Milon

    92

    Clos Saint Martin

    92

    Domaine de l'Eglise

    92

    Duhart Milon Rothschild

    92

    Ferrand

    92

    Fleur Cardinale

    92

    Gazin

    92

    Grand Mayne

    92

    Grandes Murailles

    92

    Issan

    92

    La Chapelle d'Ausone

    92

    Lafon-Rochet

    92

    Latour à Pomerol

    92

    Le Bon Pasteur

    92

    L'Enclos

    92

    Léoville-Barton

    92

    l'IF

    92

    Magrez Fombrauge

    92

    Malescot-Saint-Exupéry

    92

    Monbousquet

    92

    Petit-Village

    92

    Phélan Ségur

    92

    Quintus

    92

    Talbot

    92

    Tour Figeac

    92

    Belgrave

    91

    Bellefont Belcier

    91

    Bellevue-Mondotte

    91

    Berliquet

    91

    Beychevelle

    91

    Bonalgue

    91

    Bourgneuf

    91

    Branas-Grand-Poujeaux

    91

    Cap de Mourlin

    91

    Clos Badon

    91

    Clos Beauregard

    91

    Clos de l'Oratoire

    91

    Clos du Marquis

    91

    Clos Lunelles

    91

    Coufran

    91

    d'Armailhac

    91

    Dauzac

    91

    Ferrière

    91

    Giscours

    91

    Haut Marbuzet

    91

    Haut-Bergey

    91

    Kirwan

    91

    La Chapelle de la Mission-Haut-Brion

    91

    La Grave

    91

    La Pointe

    91

    Labégorce

    91

    Lagrange

    91

    Le Petit Mouton

    91

    Le Plus de la Fleur de Bouard

    91

    Les Cruzelles

    91

    Les Pagodes de Cos

    91

    Lynch-Bages

    91

    Marquis de Terme

    91

    Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux

    91

    Petit Bocq

    91

    Pomeaux

    91

    Prieuré-Lichine

    91

    Rouget

    91

    Saint-Pierre

    91

    Sociando Mallet

    91

    Yon-Figeac

    91

    Alcée

    90

    Bel Air Ouy

    90

    Bellevue

    90

    Bernadotte

    90

    Carruades de Lafite

    90

    Cheval Noir Cuvée le Fer

    90

    Cissac

    90

    Clément Pichon

    90

    Clos des Jacobins

    90

    Clos la Madeleine

    90

    Clos l'Eglise

    90

    Cos Labory

    90

    Croix de Beaucaillou

    90

    d'Aighuile

    90

    de France

    90

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    BORDEAUX 2014 DECLARED ‘MIRACLE’ VINTAGE 

    2014 Bordeaux is a “great”, “miracle” vintage that is close in style and quality to the exceptional 2010s, according to Nicolas Glumineau, general manager for Roederer’s Bordeaux estates.

     

    Nicolas Glumineau of Pichon Lalande

    Nicolas Glumineau of Roederer (Photo: db)

    Glumineau, whose responsibilities stretch from Pauillac second growth Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande to St Estèphe cru bourgeois estates Château de Pez and Château Haut Beauséjour, told db that he considered last year’s harvest “a great vintage”.

    Continuing, he said that it was “a kind of miracle vintage”, due to the unusually fine weather from late August until mid-November, which followed a wet and cool June, July and early August.

    The unbroken dry and sunny conditions in the latter half of the year allowed Glumineau to oversee the longest harvest on record for Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, which lasted five weeks.

    As a result, he said that 2014 was a particularly good year for Cabernet Sauvignon.

    “Merlot needs a good summer, but Cabernet needs a very long Indian summer – the grape is a marathon runner – and my feeling is that this is a Cabernet year,” he said.

    Continuing, he said that 2014 was between 2001 and 2010 in style, adding, “but it is very close to 2010, 2014 has a very obvious tannic structure and a long ageing potential; it is balanced, with density and richness,” he said.

    Noting that alcohols are 13.2% for the Pauillac estate’s first and second wine, he further described the wines as “charming, fruity and creamy”, and “the kind of wine I’d love to make every year”.

    Clarifying his comparison with 2010, Glumineau said that the 2010 vintage was “outstanding”, and said that 2014 “was not at the same level, but we have something great.”

    In terms of pricing the 2014 vintage release, Glumineau told db that he would be waiting to see how the market reacts to prices from neighbouring cru classé estates before deciding the level for Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande.

    “I will take time to analyse the markets at the start of this year’s en primeur campaign… we need to take the time not to price too early,” he said, adding that the second growth property was not holding unsold stock.

    “We have no more 2012 or 2013 available,” he said, adding, “So I am sure we have made the effort to price the wines well with those last two years” – which were both released at €48 a bottle to the négociants.

    Nevertheless, he said that Bordeaux would need to “listen to the markets and react pragmatically”.

    Indeed, he said, “I think the en primeur system is a fantastic way to create a good relationship between the wineries, the merchants and the final customers, so we shouldn’t break the toy.”

    by Patrick Schmitt

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    Bordeaux Preview: Will the 2014 Vintage Be Worth Betting On?

    No one is calling 2014 a great, must-have "vintage of the century" as 2010, 2009, and 2005 were branded

    byElin McCoy

    Several thousand people from around the world are in Bordeaux this week for the annual spring rite of en primeur, roaming from the Medoc to Graves, from Pomerol to Saint-Emilion to get a first taste of the 2014 vintage. 

    The wines are still aging quietly in barrels as merchants assess which ones to offer their clients as futures, and journalists furiously scribble their tasting notes.

    Overall quality looks to be pretty good. The vintage story is a familiar one: a cool, damp summer with the grapes finally ripened by the “miracle” of September sun.

    No one is calling 2014 a great, must-have "vintage of the century," as they labeled 2010, 2009, and 2005. 

    Several thousand people from around the world are in Bordeaux this week for the annual spring rite of en primeur.

    Source: UGCB via Bloomberg

     

    A Buying Slump

    So the big question hovering, like a dark cloud above this week’s en primeur circus, is whether prices for the 2014s will be low enough to get buyers excited about plunking down cash for wines that won’t be bottled for two years.  No one will know for about a month. 

    The way-too-expensive wines from lackluster 2011, 2012, and 2013 have languished, unsold. Even wines from the great 2009 and 2010 vintages, like first growth Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, have dropped 30 percent to 45 percent from their futures prices. 

    Will chateau owners blow it once again?

    The big question hovering like a dark cloud above this week’s en primeur circus is whether prices for the 2014s will be low enough to get buyers excited.

    Two months ago, a dozen U.K. merchants, including Bordeaux Index and Berry Bros & Rudd, signed an open letter to chateau owners and negociants, urging a return to the same reasonable pricing as the fine 2008 vintage. 

    Good luck on that one.

    Thomas Duroux, chief executive officer of Chateau Palmer, pooh-poohed the idea, reminding me that the economic situation today is quite different from the financial meltdown in which the 2008 futures were offered.

    As Alexander van Beek, general manager of Chateau Giscours and Chateau du Tertre explained over dinner in New York a couple of weeks ago, “2014 isn’t homogeneous, so you can’t generalize about price. People with more long term vision should be rewarded.” 

    In Bordeaux-speak, that means my neighbors should reduce prices, not me. 

     

    The Parker Effect

    The euro is at its lowest point in more than 10 years, which could offer added incentive for U.S. wine lovers to buy futures—but only if the cost is low enough to start. 

    In the U.S., Clyde Beffa, owner of the Bay Area’s K & L Wine Merchants, a big seller of Bordeaux futures, said there’s little interest among his customers for the 2014s. Chris Adams, CEO of New York’s Sherry-Lehmann, e-mailed: “There is some buzz for the quality, but pricing needs to be like 2008. It’s that simple.” 

    This year, a complicating factor is that wine guru Robert Parker announced last month that he will no longer judge Bordeaux wines en primeur and is handing over responsibility to Neal Martin, a reviewer at his newsletter.

    Gary Boom of U.K.-based Bordeaux Index is persuaded that Parker's withdrawal will lead to lower prices.

    Shaun Bishop, CEO of online merchant JJ Buckley, also cautions that “without the most important voice to drive the wholesale chain and consumers to take the risk and provide the capital, the impact of Parker’s absence may be significant.” 

    In previous years, chateaux have mostly waited for Parker’s ratings before releasing their futures prices. A 95-point to 100-point score meant they could charge accordingly, which is what happened with the very expensive 2009s.  

     

    What to Do

    My advice? while you’re waiting to decide whether to take a plunge on the 2014s, right now is the time to splash out for wines from a great, investment-grade vintage that’s almost ready to drink: 2005. 

    Unlike the 2014 growing season, 2005 was perfection. When I tasted barrel samples years ago, I thought they were the best young wines I’d ever put in my mouth. 

    From recent tastings, I’m certain that  2005 is, so far, the best vintage of the 21st century. The wines are elegant, succulent, and concentrated. Even the less-expensive ones are excellent.

    Merchants are now restocking, and some wines cost less than they did five years ago. A warning, though: Prices are just beginning to go up. 

    They’ll climb even higher within the next few months, when Parker reassesses them in his promised 10-year retrospective. He has already said that he probably underrated them.

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La Motte-tasting / La Motte Sauvingnon Blanc Cape South Coast "Pierneef" 2016: Bright yellow colour with green hue. Elegant and expressive nose with aromatic fruit, maracuja, mango, grapefruit, physalis, ripe apricots, kiwi and hints of hints of asparagus and lemongrass in the background. On the palate juicy with crisp acidity, excellent balance, succulent fruit, aromatic length and lingering citrus fruit in the finish. 93 points

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Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  272 Wines  from  235 Producers 

BORDEAUX VINTAGE 2016 / Tasting "en primeur" is a challenge every year. The wines tasted are showing a tendency only and it is still the beginning of a longer process of evolution and maturation in the barrels. There might be some changes during the next year and a half until the wines will be bottled, but already today the tendency is quite clear. For most of the red wines it will be an outstanding vintage, a vintage for Cabernet, old vines, limestone and clay soil. It was a challenging year for the vintners. An incredibly wet spring was worrying the winegrowers and at the beginning of June, the spirits were down. However warm and dry weather between June 3 and June 11 creating an close to ideal situation for the flowering and good weather conditions starting in mid June changed the nature of the vintage. The fine weather continued into July and August. The month of August was featuring hot weather and a remarkable amount of sunshine but the absence of rain let to water stress. Heavy rain in mid September set an end to water stress and when the sun returned on September 20 the vintage was saved as there was excellent weather till to the end of the harvest. The effects were various. the white wines are on a good quality level and display fruit and flavour but the acidity is lower than in previous vintages and the white wines show an opulent and rather soft style. The noble sweet wines are extremely pure and are more on the rich and powerful side than on the freshness. For the red wines originating from the right terroirs and old vines, the vintage an be called outstanding. Water stress was managed well on limestone and clay terroirs, Cabernet varieties did extremely well and old vines found water even during the stressful dry periods of summer. In some few red wines the tannins are slightly harsh, almost bitter, a result of water stress and/or intense extraction. In general the red wines are on an excellent level with an advantage for the left bank, mainly the Médoc area, and the classic great terroirs of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. 

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Cheval Blanc 2016, Château Cheval Blanc
Petit Cheval 2016, Château Cheval Blanc
Le Pin 2016, Le Pin
Les Forts de Latour 2016, Château Latour
Château Latour 2016, Château Latour
d'Yquem 2016, Château d'Yquem
Pétrus 2016, Château Pétrus
Carruades de Lafite 2016, Château Lafite-Rothschild
Lafite-Rothschild 2016, Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Margaux 2016, Château Margaux
Château Margaux Pavillon Rouge 2016, Château Margaux
Château Haut-Brion Blanc 2016, Château Haut-Brion
La Clarté de Haut-Brion 2016, Château Haut-Brion
Le Clarence de Haut-Brion 2016, Château Haut-Brion
Chapelle Ausone 2016, Château Ausone
Château Ausone 2016, Château Ausone
Le Petit Mouton 2016, Château Mouton-Rothschild
Château Mouton-Rothschild 2016, Château Mouton-Rothschild
Aile d'Argent 2016, Château Mouton-Rothschild
Alter Ego 2016, Château Palmer
Château Palmer 2016, Château Palmer
Vieux Chateau Certan 2016, Vieux Château Certan
Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2016, Château Smith Haut Lafitte
Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2016, Château Smith Haut Lafitte
La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion 2016, Château La Mission Haut-Brion
La Mission Haut Brion Blanc 2016, Château La Mission Haut-Brion
La Mission Haut Brion 2016, Château La Mission Haut-Brion
Pavie 2016, Château Pavie
Arômes de Pavie 2016, Château Pavie
L'Eglise-Clinet 2016, Château L'Eglise-Clinet
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2016, Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Cos d’Estournel Blanc 2016, Château Cos d'Estournel
Les Pagodes de Cos 2016, Château Cos d'Estournel
Château Cos d'Estournel 2016, Château Cos d'Estournel
Latour-à-Pomerol 2016, Château Latour-à-Pomerol
Le Petit Lion 2016, Château Léoville-Las Cases
Léoville-Las Cases 2016, Château Léoville-Las Cases
Château Suduiraut 2016, Château Suduiraut
Château L´Evangile 2016, Château L´Evangile
Blason de L’Évangile 2016, Château L´Evangile
Sigalas-Rabaud 2016, Château Sigalas-Rabaud
Montrose 2016, Château Montrose
Château Beychevelle 2016, Château Beychevelle
Virginie de Valandraud Blanc 2016, Château Valandraud
L'interdit de Valandraud 2016, Château Valandraud
Château de Valandraud 2016, Château Valandraud
Château Lacoste Borie 2016, Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2016, Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Château Gruaud-Larose 2016, Château Gruaud-Larose
Château Angelus 2016, Château Angelus
Le Carillon d'Angélus 2016, Château Angelus
Château Pape Clément 2016, Château Pape Clément
Château Pape Clément Blanc 2016, Château Pape Clément
Chateau Leoville-Barton 2016, Château Leoville-Barton
La Dominique 2016, La Dominique
Le Gay 2016, Le Gay
Chateau Lynch-Bages 2016, Château Lynch-Bages
Château de Rayne Vigneau 2016, Château de Rayne Vigneau
Château Canon 2015, Château Canon
Château Canon-La-Gaffelière 2016, Château Canon-La-Gaffelière
Château La Fleur-Pétrus 2016, Château Lafleur-Pétrus
Château Carbonnieux Blanc 2016, Château Carbonnieux
Château Carbonnieux 2016, Château Carbonnieux
Château Coutet 2016, Château Coutet
Château Brane-Cantenac 2016, Château Brane-Cantenac
Château Pichon-Longueville Baron 2016, Château Pichon-Longueville Baron
Les Griffons de Pichon Baron 2016, Château Pichon-Longueville Baron
Trotanoy 2016, Château Trotanoy
Château Talbot 2016, Château Talbot
Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 2016, Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
La Croix de Beaucaillou 2016, Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
Château Lafon-Rochet 2016, Château Lafon-Rochet
Château De Pez 2016, Château De Pez
Château Phelan-Segur 2016, Château Phelan-Segur
Château Les Ormes de Pez 2016, Château Les Ormes de Pez
Château Haut-Marbuzet 2016, Château Haut-Marbuzet
Château Pontet Canet 2016, Château Pontet Canet
Château Duhart-Milon Rothschild 2016, Château Duhart-Milon Rothschild
Lions de Batailley 2016, Château Batailley
Château Batailley 2016, Château Batailley
Château Grand-Puy-Ducasse 2016, Château Grand-Puy-Ducasse
Château Lynch-Moussas 2016, Château Lynch-Moussas
Château D´Armailhac 2016, Château D´Armailhac
Château Haut-Bages-Liberal 2016, Château Haut-Bages Libéral
Château Clerc Milon 2016, Château Clerc Milon
Château Croizet-Bages 2016, Château Croizet-Bages
Château Lagrange 2016, Château Lagrange
Château Langoa Barton 2016, Château Langoa Barton
Château Branaire 2016, Château Branaire-Ducru
Château Maucaillou 2016, Château Maucaillou
Château Rauzan-Ségla 2016, Château Rauzan-Ségla
Château Rauzan-Gassies 2016, Château Rauzan-Gassies
Château Durfort-Vivens 2016, Château Durfort-Vivens
Château Lascombes 2016, Château Lascombes
Château Malescot-Saint-Exupery 2016, Château Malescot-Saint-Exupery
Château Marquis De Terme 2016, Château Marquis De Terme
Château Kirwan 2016, Château Kirwan
Blason d'Issan 2016, Château D´Issan
Château D´Issan 2016, Château D´Issan
Château Cantenac-Brown 2016, Château Cantenac-Brown
Château Desmirail 2016, Château Desmirail
Château Prieure-Lichine 2016, Château Prieure-Lichine
Château D´Angludet 2016, Château D´Angludet
Château Giscours 2016, Château Giscours
Château Dauzac 2016, Château Dauzac
Château Tertre 2016, Château du Tertre
Château Les Carmes-Haut-Brion 2016, Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion
Domaine de Chevalier 2016, Domaine de Chevalier
Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2016, Domaine de Chevalier
La Parde de Haut Bailly 2016, Château Haut-Bailly
Château de Fieuzal 2016, Château de Fieuzal
Chateau de Fieuzal Blanc 2016, Château de Fieuzal
Château Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc 2016, Château Malartic-Lagraviere
Château Malartic-Lagraviere 2016, Château Malartic-Lagraviere
Château Oliver 2016, Château Oliver
Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion Blanc 2016, Château Larrivet Haut-Brion
Château Brown 2016, Château Brown
Blanc 2016, Château Brown
Château Guiraud 2016, Château Guiraud
Château Raymond-Lafon 2016, Château Raymond-Lafon
Château de Fargues 2016, Château de Fargues
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2016, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château de Malle 2016, Château de Malle
Château Bastor-Lamontagne 2016, Château Bastor-Lamontagne
Château de Myrat 2016, Château de Myrat
Château Trottevieille 2016, Château Trottevieille
Dame de Trottevieille 2016, Château Trottevieille
Château Pavie-Decesse 2016, Château Pavie-Decesse
Château Troplong-Mondot 2016, Château Troplong-Mondot
Château La Serre 2016, Château La Serre
Château Clos des Jacobins 2016, Château Clos des Jacobins
Château Grand-Mayne 2016, Château Grand-Mayne
Château de Figeac 2016, Château de Figeac
Château Laroze 2016, Château Laroze
Château La Conseillante 2016, Château La Conseillante
Château Petit-Village 2016, Château Petit-Village
Château Gazin 2016, Château Gazin
Château Beauregard 2016, Château Beauregard
Château Clinet 2016, Château Clinet
Château La Croix-de-Gay 2016, Château La Croix-de-Gay
Château La Cabanne 2016, Château La Cabanne
Château Lafleur-Gazin 2016, Château Lafleur-Gazin
Angélique de Monbousquet 2016, Château Monbousquet
Chateau Monbousquet 2016, Château Monbousquet
La Mondotte 2016, La Mondotte
Chateau La Lagune 2016, Château La Lagune
Chateau Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse 2016, Château Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse
Chateau Certan de May 2016, Château Certan de May
Château Pedesclaux 2016, Château Pedesclaux
Château Pibran 2016, Château Pibran
Château Bouscat 2016, Château Bouscat
La Petite Eglise 2016, Château Clos L' Eglise
Château Léoville Poyferré 2016, Château Léoville Poyferré
Château La Louvière Blanc 2016, Château La Louvière
Château La Garde 2016, Château La Garde
Blanc 2016, Château La Garde
Château Nenin 2016, Château Nenin
Clos Fourtet 2016, Clos Fourtet
Bon Pasteur 2016, Le Bon Pasteur
Château Haut-Peyraguey 2016, Château Haut-Peyraguey
Couhins Lurton blanc 2016, Château Couhins Lurton
Chateau Bellevue-Mondotte 2016, Château Bellevue-Mondotte
Château La Fleur de Gay 2016, Château La Fleur de Gay
Château La Graves à Pomerol 2016, Châteaux La Grave
Château Vray Croix de Gay 2016, Château Vray Croix de Gay
Quinault l'Enclos 2016, Quinault l'Enclos
Quintus 2016, Château Quintus
Château Le Prieure 2016, Château Le Prieuré
Château La Couspade 2016, Château La Couspade
Château Cos Labory 2016, Château Cos Labory
Château Doisy-Vedrines 2016, Château Doisy-Vedrines
Château Hosanna 2016, Château Hosanna
Château Violette 2016, Château La Violette
Château Plince 2016, Château Plince
Château Broustet 2016, Château Broustet
Château Lagrange 2016, Château Lagrange Pomerol
Château Bouscaut Blanc 2016, Château Bouscaut
Château Doisy-Daene 2016, Château Doisy-Daëne
Blanc de Valandraud No. 1 2016, Ets Thunevin
Virginie de Valandraud 2016, Ets Thunevin
Château Bellefont-Belcier 2016, Bellefont-Belcier
Château Pey la Tour 2016, Dourthe
Château Beau-Site 2016, Héritiers Castéja Propriétaires
Château Grand Pontet 2016, Château Grand Pontet
Château La Tour Blance 2016, Château La Tour Blance
Château Brillette 2016, Château Brillette
Château Serilhan 2016, Château Serilhan
Château Montviel 2016, Château Montviel
Château la Gravière 2016, Château la Gravière
Château Faugères 2016, Château Faugères
Château de Pressac 2016, Château de Pressac
Château Cap de Faugères 2016, Château Cap de Faugères
Château Poujeaux 2016, Château Poujeaux
Château Belgrave 2016, Château Belgrave
Château Cantemerle 2016, Château Cantemerle
Château Bonalgue 2016, Château Bonalgue
Château Berliquet 2016, Château Berliquet
Bélair Monange 2016, Château Bélair Monange
Balestard La Tonnelle 2016, Château Balestard La Tonnelle
Château Yon-Figeac 2016, Château Yon-Figeac
Château Tronquoy Lalande 2016, Château Tronquoy Lalande
Château Villemaurie 2016, Château Villemaurie
Château Larcis Ducasse 2016, Château Larcis Ducasse
Château Sociando Mallet 2016, Château Sociando Mallet
La Tour Carnet 2016, Château La Tour Carnet
Chäteau La Clotte 2016, Château La Clotte
Château La Patache 2016, Château La Patache
Fleur Cardinale 2016, Château Fleur Cardinale
Les Grandes Murailles 2016, Chateau Les Grandes Murailles
La Gaffelière 2016, Château La Gaffelière
Château Ferrand 2016, Château de Ferrand
Château Fayat 2016, Château Fayat
Domaine de L´Eglise 2016, Domaine de L´Eglise
Château Dassault 2016, Château Dassault
Clos Saint Martin 2016, Château Clos Saint Martin
Clos Lunelles 2016, Château Clos Lunelles
Clos de l'Oratoire 2016, Château Clos de l'Oratoire
Clos Badon 2016, Château Clos Badon
Château Cissac 2016, Château Cissac
Château Cap de Mourlin 2016, Château Cap de Mourlin
Château Branas-Grand-Poujeaux 2016, Château Branas-Grand-Poujeaux
Château Bourgneuf 2016, Château Bourgneuf
Château Pavie-Macquin 2016, Château Pavie-Macquin
Château Saintayme 2016, Château Saintayme
Château Le Crock 2016, Château Le Crock
Château Larmande 2016, Château Larmande
Château Haut-Simard 2016, Château Haut-Simard
Château Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac 2016, Château Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac
Château Fonplégade 2016, Château Fonplégade
Château de la Dauphine 2016, Château de la Dauphine
Château Dalem 2016, Château Dalem
Château Clarke 2016, Château Clarke
Château Boutisse 2016, Château Boutisse
Château Beaumont 2016, Château Beaumont
Clos Romanile 2016, Château Clos Romanile
Clos René 2016, Château Clos René
Clos du Clocher 2016, Château Clos du Clocher
Château Reysson 2016, Château Reysson
Le Plus de la Fleur de Boüard 2016, Château La Fleur de Boüard
Château La Chenade 2016, Château La Chenade
Château les Cruzelles 2016, Château les Cruzelles
Château Le Boscq 2016, Château Le Boscq
Château Cap Léon Veyrin 2016, Château Cap Léon Veyrin
Château Laroque 2016, Château Laroque
Château Grand Corbin-Despagne 2016, Château Grand Corbin-Despagne
Clos Dubreuil 2016, Clos Dubreuil
Château Cantegril 2016, Château Cantegril
Château Capbern 2016, Château Capbern
Château Beau Soleil 2016, Château Beau Soleil
Château Cambon La Pelouse 2016, Château Cambon La Pelouse
Château Alcée 2016, Château Alcée
Château Balthus 2016, Château Balthus
Château Bernadotte 2016, Château Bernadotte
Château Côte de Baleau 2016, Château Côte de Baleau
Château Fonréaud 2016, Château Fonréaud
Château Faurie-Souchard 2016, Château Faurie-Souchard
Château Biac 2016, Château Biac
Château de Camensac 2016, Château de Camensac
Château Daugay 2016, Château Daugay
Château Barthez 2016, Château Barthez
Château Ampélia 2016, Château Ampélia
Blanc 2016, Château Latour-Martillac
Château Latour-Martillac 2016, Château Latour-Martillac
Château Saint Pierre 2016, Château Saint Pierre
Château Tour Maillet 2016, Château Tour Maillet
Château Péby Faugères 2016, Château Péby Faugères
Château Chauvin 2016, Château Chauvin
Le Clos du Beau Père 2016, Le Clos du Beau Père
Domaine Les Sabines 2016, Domaine Les Sabines
Château Bel-Air-Ouy 2016, Château Bel-Air-Ouy
Château Simard 2016, Château Simard
Château Cantin 2016, Château Cantin
Château Côte de Baleau, Bordeaux, France
Château Simard, Bordeaux, France
Château Cantin, Bordeaux, France
Château Fayat, Bordeaux, France
Château Saintayme, Bordeaux, France
Chateau Les Grandes Murailles, Bordeaux, France
Château Branas-Grand-Poujeaux, Bordeaux, France
Château Clarke, Bordeaux, France
Château Alcée, Bordeaux, France
Château Cambon La Pelouse, Bordeaux, France
Château Serilhan, Saint-Estephe, France
Château la Gravière, Lalande de Pomerol, France
Vieux Château Certan, Bordeaux, France
Château Clos Romanile, Bordeaux, France
Château Pavie-Macquin, Bordeaux, France
Château Chauvin, Bordeaux, France
Château Cantegril, Bordeaux, France
Dourthe, Bordeaux, France
Le Bon Pasteur, Pomerol, France
Château Margaux, Bordeaux, France
Château Léoville Poyferré, Bordeaux, France
Château Haut-Peyraguey, Sauternes, France
Château Poujeaux, Bordeaux, France
Château Balestard La Tonnelle, Bordeaux, France
Château Capbern, Bourgogne, France
Château Plince, Bordeaux, France
Château La Couspade, St Emilion, France
Château Couhins Lurton, Pessac-Leognan, France
Château Bouscaut, Bordeaux, France
Château Reysson, Bordeaux, France
Château Haut-Bailly, Pessac Leognan, France
Château Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac, Bordeaux, France
Château Le Crock, Bordeaux, France
Héritiers Castéja Propriétaires, Bordeaux, France
Château Pétrus, Pomerol, France
Château Haut-Simard, Bordeaux, France
Château d'Yquem, Bordeaux, France
Château Larmande, Bordeaux, France
Château Croizet-Bages, Bordeaux, France
Château Latour-à-Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Château Cap de Mourlin, Bordeaux, France
Château Boutisse, Bordeaux, France
Château Fleur Cardinale, Bordeaux, France
Château Faurie-Souchard, Bordeaux, France
Château Fonréaud, Bordeaux, France
Château La Fleur de Boüard, Bordeaux, France
Château Larcis Ducasse, Bordeaux, France
Château Bouscat, Pauillac, France
Château Léoville-Las Cases, Saint-Julien, France
Château de Fieuzal, Pessac Leognan, France
Château Branaire-Ducru, Saint-Julien, France
Château Rauzan-Gassies, Bordeaux, France
Château L´Evangile, Pomerol, France
Château Quintus, St Emilion, France
Château Broustet, Bordeaux, France
Quinault l'Enclos, St Emilion, France
Château L'Eglise-Clinet , Bordeaux, France
Château Cissac, Brdeaux, France
Château Grand Pontet, St. Emilion, France
Château Brillette, Moulis, France
Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Bordeaux, France
Domaine de L´Eglise, Bordeaux, France
Château Mouton-Rothschild, Bordeaux, France
Château La Louvière , Bordeaux, France
Château Bernadotte, Bordeaux, France
Château de Figeac, Saint-Emilion, France
Château Maucaillou, Moulis-En-Medoc, France
Château Trotanoy, Pomerol, France
Château Belgrave, Bordeaux, France
Château Laroque, Bordeaux, France
Château Grand Corbin-Despagne, Bordeaux, France
Château Gruaud-Larose, Bordeaux, France
Château La Tour Carnet, Bordeaux, France
Château De Pez, Saint-Estèphe, France
Château de Myrat, Barsac, France
Château Bellevue-Mondotte, Bordeaux, France
Château de Camensac, Bordeaux, France
Château Daugay, Bordeaux, France
Le Clos du Beau Père, Bordeaux, France
Domaine Les Sabines, Bordeaux, France
Château Bel-Air-Ouy, Bordeaux, France
Château Berliquet, Bordeaux, France
Clos Dubreuil, Bordeaux, France
Château de Fargues, Sauternes, France
Château Bélair Monange, Bordeaux, France
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Bordeaux, France
Château Ampélia, Bordeaux, France
Château La Lagune, Bordeaux, France
Château La Conseillante, Bordeaux, France
Château Troplong-Mondot, Bordeaux, France
Château Barthez, Bordeaux, France
La Dominique, Bordeaux, France
Château Rauzan-Ségla, Bordeaux, France
Château Bourgneuf, Bordeaux, France
Château Malartic-Lagraviere, Bordeaux, France
Château Angelus, Bordeaux, France
Château Pichon-Longueville Baron, Bordeaux, France
Château Clerc Milon, Bordeaux, France
Château Larrivet Haut-Brion, Pessac Leognan, France
Château Trottevieille, Bordeaux, France
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Bordeaux, France
Château Saint Pierre, Bordeaux, France
Château Cap de Faugères, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux, France
Château Dalem, Bordeaux, France
Château Latour-Martillac, Bordeaux, France
Château Carbonnieux, Graves, France
Château Valandraud, St.Emilion, France
Château Montviel, Pomerol, France
Château Clos Lunelles, Bordeaux, France
Château Péby Faugères, Bordeaux, France
Château Tour Maillet, Bordeaux, France
Château Vray Croix de Gay, Pomerol, France
Château Talbot, Bordeaux, France
Château Langoa Barton, Saint-Julien, France
Château Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol, France
Château Pape Clément, Bordeaux, France
Château Guiraud, Bordeaux, France
Château Pedesclaux, Bordeaux, France
Château Latour, Bordeaux, France
Château Pavie-Decesse, Bordeaux, France
Château Pibran, Pauillac, France
Ets Thunevin, Bordeaux, France
Château Prieure-Lichine, Bordeaux, France
Château de Rayne Vigneau, Bordeaux, France
Château Grand-Mayne, Saint-Emilion, France
Château Biac, Bordeaux, France
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, Bordeaux, France
Château La Tour Blance, Sauternes, France
Château Haut-Marbuzet, Bordeaux, France
Château D´Armailhac, Pauillac, France
Château Doisy-Vedrines, Sauternes, France
Château Cos Labory, Bordeaux, France
Château Yon-Figeac, Bordeaux, France
Château Laroze, Bordeaux, France
Château Pontet Canet, Bordeaux, France
Château Phelan-Segur, Bordeaux, France
Le Pin, Bordeaux, France
Château Beausejour Duffau-Lagarosse, Bordeaux, France
Château Sigalas-Rabaud, Bordeaux, France
Château Doisy-Daëne, Bordeaux, France
Château Beychevelle, Bordeaux, France
Château Brown, Bordeaux, France
Château Cap Léon Veyrin, Bordeaux, France
Château Balthus, Bordeaux, France
Châteaux La Grave, Bordeaux, France
Château de Pressac, Saint-Emilion, France
Château Clos du Clocher, Bordeaux, France
Château La Croix-de-Gay, Bordeux, France
Château La Gaffelière, Bordeaux, France
Château Canon-La-Gaffelière, St.Emilion, France
Château La Patache, Bordeaux, France
Château Gazin, Bordeaux, France
Château les Cruzelles, Bordeaux, France
Château Kirwan, Margaux, France
Château Lynch-Bages, Pauillac, France
Château du Tertre, Bordeaux, France
Bellefont-Belcier, Bordeaux, France
Château Clos Badon, Bordeaux, France
Château Dassault, Bordeaux, France
Château Clos de l'Oratoire, Bordeaux, France
Château de Malle, Sauternes, France
Château Coutet, Sauternes, France
Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac Leognan, France
Château Tronquoy Lalande, Bordeaux, France
Château Suduiraut, Bordeaux, France
La Mondotte, Bordeaux, France
Château La Fleur de Gay, Bordeaux, France
Château Clos Saint Martin, Bordeaux, France
Château Grand-Puy-Ducasse, Bordeaux, France
Château Cantenac-Brown, Bordeaux, France
Château Ausone, Bordeaux, France
Château Cos d'Estournel, Bordeaux, France
Château Cheval Blanc, Bordeaux, France
Château Malescot-Saint-Exupery, Bordeaux, France
Château Lafleur-Pétrus, Bordeaux, France
Château D´Issan, Bordeaux, France
Château Hosanna, Bordeaux, France
Château Beauregard, Bordeaux, France
Château La Cabanne, Bordeaux, France
Château Dauzac, Bordeaux, France
Château Pavie, Bordeaux, France
Château Oliver, Pessac Leognan, France
Château Clos des Jacobins, Saint-Emilion, France
Château Desmirail, Bordeaux, France
Le Gay, Bordeaux, France
Château La Serre, Bordeaux, France
Château Lafon-Rochet, Bordeaux, France
Château Bastor-Lamontagne, Sauternes, France
Château Nenin, Bordeaux, France
Château Lascombes, Margaux, France
Château Duhart-Milon Rothschild, Pauillac, France
Château Bonalgue, Bordeaux, France
Château Beaumont, Bordeaux, France
Château Le Boscq , Bordeaux, France
Château La Chenade, Bordeaux, France
Château Fonplégade, Bordeaux, France
Château Clinet, Bordeaux, France
Château Les Ormes de Pez, Saint-Estèphe, France
Château Sociando Mallet, Bordeaux, France
Château Marquis De Terme, Bordeaux, France
Château Batailley, Pauillac, France
Château Lagrange Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Château Lynch-Moussas, Bordeaux, France
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Bordeaux, France
Château Brane-Cantenac, Bordeaux, France
Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Bordeaux, France
Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Bordeaux, France
Château Faugères, Saint-Emilion, France
Château La Violette, Bordeaux, France
Château La Clotte, Bordeaux, France
Château Clos L' Eglise, Bordeaux, France
Château Durfort-Vivens, Bordeaux, France
Château Palmer, Bordeaux, France
Château Raymond-Lafon, Bordeaux, France
Clos Fourtet, Bordeaux, France
Château Clos René, Bordeaux, France
Château Certan de May, Bordeaux, France
Château Le Prieuré, Bordeaux, France
Château Haut-Brion, Bordeaux, France
Château Haut-Bages Libéral, Bordeaux, France
Château Cantemerle, Bordeaux, France
Château Lafite-Rothschild, Bordeaux, France
Château de Ferrand, Bordeaux, France
Château Canon, St. Emilion, France
Château Beau Soleil, Bordeaux, France
Château Montrose, Bordeaux, France
Château Leoville-Barton, Bordeaux, France
Château Villemaurie, Bordeaux, France
Château Giscours, Bordeaux, France
Château de la Dauphine, Bordeaux, France
Château Petit-Village, Bordeaux, France
Château Monbousquet, Bordeaux, France
Château Lagrange, Bordeaux, France
Château D´Angludet, Bordeaux, France
Château La Garde, Pessac-Léognan, France

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  12 Wines  from  1 Producers 

A unique tasting of 12 vintages was presented at Château l'Evangile in Pomerol. The wonderful estate belongs to the family of Baron Eric de Rothschild who owns Château Lafite-Rothschild as well. The 22ha have a quite unique terroir, blue clay, as well as some parcels with gravel and sand over clay, in addition the terroir is the earliest of Pomerol. Eric Kohler, the Regisseur of Château Lafite-Rothschild and Jean Pascal Vazard, the technical director responsible for the last 16 vintages of Château l'Evangile were presenting the wines. Ideal tasting conditions were set in the barrel cellar which was built in 2004 directly under the Vat-house to take advantage of the gravity in the winemaking process. Since the acquisition of the Château by the Rothschild family in 2000 there have been some important technical changes. In 2002 small crates were introduced for harvesting, 2004 the new underground barrel cellar was built and a replantation program started which will be accomplished at the end of this year. in 2007 organic viticulture was introduced. The tasting was presented in four flights, each with a common topic: the "challenging vintages" with 2012, 2002 and 1995, the "outstanding trilogy" with 2010, 2009 and 2005, the "great classics" with 2001, 2000 and 1985 and the "timeless treasures" with 1998, 1989, 1982. All the wines were served in Magnums.  

1m 8d ago

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  10 Wines  from  1 Producers 

The Rheingau Gourmet Festival featured a unique tasting of 30 vintage of Château Margaux. The Château was represented by Aurélien Valance, the wines came from the cellars of the Hotel Kronenschlösschen and the company "Rare Wine" of Jan Erik Paulson.

1m 13d ago

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  41 Wines  from  38 Producers 

 

 

 Tasting "en primeur" is a challenge every year. The wines tasted are showing a tendency only and it is still the beginning of a longer process of evolution and maturation in the barrels. There might be some changes during the next year and a half until the wines will be bottled, but already today the tendency is quite clear.

For most of the red wines it will be an outstanding vintage, a vintage for Cabernet, old vines, limestone and clay soil. It was a challenging year for the vintners. An incredibly wet spring was worrying the winegrowers and at the beginning of June, the spirits were down. However warm and dry weather between June 3 and June 11 creating an close to ideal situation for the flowering and good weather conditions starting in mid June changed the nature of the vintage. The fine weather continued into July and August. The month of August was featuring hot weather and a remarkable amount of sunshine but the absence of rain let to water stress. Heavy rain in mid September set an end to water stress and when the sun returned on September 20 the vintage was saved as there was excellent weather till to the end of the harvest. The effects were various. the white wines are on a good quality level and display fruit and flavour but the acidity is lower than in previous vintages and the white wines show an opulent and rather soft style. The noble sweet wines are extremely pure and are more on the rich and powerful side than on the freshness. For the red wines originating from the right terroirs and old vines, the vintage an be called outstanding. Water stress was managed well on limestone and clay terroirs, Cabernet varieties did extremely well and old vines found water even during the stressful dry periods of summer. In some few red wines the tannins are slightly harsh, almost bitter, a result of water stress and/or intense extraction. In general the red wines are on an excellent level with an advantage for the left bank, mainly the Médoc area, and the classic great terroirs of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. 

2m 8d ago

Château du Glana 2016, Château du Glana
Château Fougas Maldoror 2016, Château Fougas
Château La Cardonne 2016, Château La Cardonne
Château Haut Condissas 2016, Château Haut Condissas
Château Greysac 2016, Château Greysac
Château Haut-Bacalan 2016, Château Haut-Bacalan
Château Jean de Gué 2016, Château Jean de Gué
Château La Croizille 2016, Château La Croizille
Château du Parc 2016, Château du Parc
Château Haut-Bergey 2016, Château Haut-Bergey
Blanc 2016, Château Haut-Bergey
Château Fourcas-Dupré 2016, Château Fourcas-Dupré
Château La Clémence 2016, Château La Clémence
Château Haut Carles 2016, Château Haut Carles
Château Grand Ormeau 2016, Château Grand Ormeau
Château Fourcas-Hosten 2016, Château Fourcas-Hosten
Château Godeau 2016, Château Godeau
La Gurgue 2016, Château La Gurgue
La Croix Toulifaut 2016, Château La Croix Toulifaut
Château Ducluzeau 2016, Château Ducluzeau
Château du Cartillon 2016, Château du Cartillon
Château Haut-Breton Larigaudière 2016, Château Haut-Breton Larigaudière
Château Haut-Bergeron 2016, Château Haut-Bergeron
Château Haura 2016, Château Haura
Château Haut Lagrange 2016, Château Haut Lagrange
Blanc de Gris 2016, Château Haut Lagrange
Château Ferrande 2016, Château Ferrande
Blanc 2016, Château Ferrande
Château Haut-Madrac 2016, Château Haut-Madrac
Château Fonbadet 2016, Château Fonbadet
Château Faizeau 2016, Château Faizeau
Château du Courlat 2016, Château du Courlat
Château Jean Faure 2016, Château Jean Faure
Château Hostens-Picant 2016, Château Hostens-Picant
Château La Grangère 2016, Château La Grangère
Château La Fleur d'Arthus 2016, Château La Fleur d'Arthus
Château La Fortune 2016, Château La Fortune
Château La Croix St. Georges 2016, Château La Croix St.Georges
Château Hannetot 2016, Château Hannetot
Château Haut Mouleyre 2016, Château Haut Mouleyre
Château Ferrand Lartigue 2016, Château Ferrand Lartigue

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  54 Wines  from  53 Producers 

The red wines originating from the right terroirs and old vines, the Bordeaux vintage 2016 an be called outstanding. Water stress was managed well on limestone and clay terroirs, Cabernet varieties did extremely well and old vines found water even during the stressful dry periods of summer. In some few red wines the tannins are slightly harsh, almost bitter, a result of water stress and/or intense extraction. In general the red wines are on an excellent level with an advantage for the left bank, mainly the Médoc area, and the classic great terroirs of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol 

2m 23d ago

Château de France 2016, Château de France
Château Bastor-Lamontagne 2016, Château Bastor-Lamontagne
Château Corbin 2016, Château Corbin
Château Broustet 2016, Château Broustet
Château La Cardonne 2016, Château La Cardonne
Château Haut Condissas 2016, Château Haut Condissas
Château Greysac 2016, Château Greysac
Château Grivière 2016, Château Grivière
Château Brillette 2016, Château Brillette
Château Haut-Bacalan 2016, Château Haut-Bacalan
Château de Chambrun 2016, Château de Chambrun
Château Jean de Gué 2016, Château Jean de Gué
Château de Lussac 2016, Château de Lussac
Château La Croizille 2016, Château La Croizille
Château Cap de Faugères 2016, Château Cap de Faugères
Château Haut-Bergey 2016, Château Haut-Bergey
Château Coufran 2016, Château Coufran
Château Clément Pichon 2016, Château Clément Pichon
Château Boutisse 2016, Château Boutisse
Château Beaumont 2016, Château Beaumont
Château Arsac 2016, Château Arsac
Château La Clémence 2016, Château La Clémence
Château Haut Carles 2016, Château Haut Carles
Château De Viaud 2016, Château De Viaud
Château de Laussac Cuvée Sacha 2016, Château de Laussac
Château de Laussac 2016, Château de Laussac
Château Citran 2016, Château Citran
Château Chantegrive 2016, Château Chantegrive
Château La Mouleyre 2016, Château La Mouleyre
La Croix Toulifaut 2016, Château La Croix Toulifaut
Château de Lamarque 2016, Château de Lamarque
Château d'Agassac 2016, Château d'Agassac
Château d'Arcins 2016, Château d'Arcins
Château Haut-Breton Larigaudière 2016, Château Haut-Breton Larigaudière
Château Haut-Bergeron 2016, Château Haut-Bergeron
Château Cantegril 2016, Château Cantegril
Château Haura 2016, Château Haura
Château Haut Lagrange 2016, Château Haut Lagrange
Château Cambon La Pelouse 2016, Château Cambon La Pelouse
Château Carteau Côtes Daugay 2016, Château Carteau Côtes Daugay
Château Côte Montpezat 2016, Château Côte Montpezat
Château Haut-Madrac 2016, Château Haut-Madrac
Château de Rochemorin 2016, Château de Rochemorin
Château de Villegeorge 2016, Château de Villegeorge
Château de Malleret 2016, Château de Malleret
Château Charmail 2016, Château Charmail
Château Daugay 2016, Château Daugay
Château Clos Chaumont 2016, Château Clos Chaumont
Château Barthez 2016, Château Barthez
Château Jean Faure 2016, Château Jean Faure
Château Hostens-Picant 2016, Château Hostens-Picant
Chantecaille Clauzel 2016, Chantecaille Clauzel
Château La Croix St. Georges 2016, Château La Croix St.Georges
Château Hannetot 2016, Château Hannetot
Château d'Arcins, Bordeaux, France
Château d'Agassac, Bordeaux, France
Château Haut Condissas, Médoc, France
Château Cambon La Pelouse, Bordeaux, France
Château Haut-Bacalan, Pessac-Léognan, France
Château Jean de Gué, Lalande de Pomerol, France
Château De Viaud, Bordeaux, France
Château Cantegril, Bordeaux, France
Château Greysac, Médoc, France
Château La Cardonne, Médoc, France
Chantecaille Clauzel , Bordeaux, France
Château Côte Montpezat, Bordeaux, France
Château Clément Pichon, Bordeaux, France
Château Grivière, Médoc, France
Château La Mouleyre, Bordeaux, France
Château La Croix Toulifaut, Bordeaux, France
Château Haut-Madrac, Bordeaux, France
Château La Clémence, Bordeaux, France
Château Boutisse, Bordeaux, France
Château Citran, Bordeaux, France
Château de Rochemorin, Bordeaux, France
Château Broustet, Bordeaux, France
Château Brillette, Moulis, France
Château Chantegrive, Bordeaux, France
Château Haut-Bergeron, Bordeaux, France
Château La Croix St.Georges, Bordeaux, France
Château Hostens-Picant, Bordeaux, France
Château Haut-Breton Larigaudière , Bordeaux, France
Château Carteau Côtes Daugay, Bordeaux, France
Château Charmail, Bordeaux, France
Château Clos Chaumont, Bordeaux, France
Château Daugay, Bordeaux, France
Château Jean Faure, Bordeaux, France
Château Haura, Bordeaux, France
Château Barthez, Bordeaux, France
Château Haut Lagrange, Bordeaux, France
Château Haut-Bergey, Bordeaux, France
Château Cap de Faugères, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux, France
Château La Croizille, Saint-Emilion, France
Château de Villegeorge, Bordeaux, France
Château Coufran, Bordeaux, France
Château Hannetot, Bordeaux, France
Château de France, Pessac Leognan, France
Château Arsac, Bordeaux, France
Château de Laussac, Bordeaux, France
Château de Lussac, Lussac Saint-Emilion, France
Château de Malleret, Bordeaux, France
Château Corbin, Bordeaux, France
Château Haut Carles, Bordeaux, France
Château Bastor-Lamontagne, Sauternes, France
Château Beaumont, Bordeaux, France
Château de Lamarque, Bordeaux, France
Château de Chambrun, Lalande de Pomerol, France

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  15 Wines  from  10 Producers 

The Primeur tastings in Bordeaux offer not only a huge array of wines of the new vintage but offer also quite often ripe vintages to taste. Some of these wines will be served during tastings, others will be presented for exciting dinners. Some of these excellent wines will feature in this tasting, showing the great diversity of styles and the excellent ageing potential of wines from Bordeaux.

3m 12d ago

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  42 Wines  from  37 Producers 

On November 8, 2016 an exiting blind tasting was hold to select some of the finest classified wines produced by vintners of the VDP in Germany. It was a wonderful experience showing a huge number of top rated wines. In the categories of Pinot Blanc (Weißburgunder), Pinog Gris (Grauburgunder) and Silvaner, one wine was heading each category. For Riesling, the VDP and myself agreed to decide the best wine of each categaorie of wine areas by drawing lots of all wines with at least 93 points or more. The result of this selection will be available for tasting in the Lufthansa First Class Lounge of Muinch during 2017.

3m 23d ago

Juffer Großes Gewächs Riesling Grosse Lage 2015, Weingut Fritz Haag
Goldtröpfchen Großes Gewächs Riesling 2015, Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt
Sommerhäuser Steinbach Silvaner Erste Lage 2015, Schloss Sommerhausen
Husarenkappe Grosses Gewächs, Riesling Grosse Lage 2012, Weingut Burg Ravensburg
Rothenberg Großes Gewächs Riesling 2013, Weingute Wegeler
Berg Rottland Großes Gewächs Riesling 2015, Johannishof
Durbacher Schlossberg Grauburgunder Erste Lage 2015, Markgraf von Baden
Lichtenberg Grosses Gewächs Riesling Grosse Lage 2015, Weingut Graf Adelmann
Lichtenberg GG Weißburgunder Grosse Lage 2015, Weingut Graf Adelmann
Schweigen Sonnenberg Grosses Gewächs Riesling Grosse Lage 2011, Weingut Friedrich Becker
Hipping Grosses Gewächs Riesling Grosse Lage 2014, Weingut Gunderloch
Ihringer Winklerberg Grauburgunder Erste Lage 2015, Weingut Dr. Heger
Bacharacher Hahn Riesling Erste Lage 2015, Weingut Toni Jost
Karthäuserhofberg Großes Gewächs Riesling 2011, Weingut Karthäuserhof
Wachenheimer Gerümpel Riesling Erste Lage 2015, Weingut Georg Mosbacher
Haardter Bürgergarten, Riesling Erste Lage 2015, Weingut Müller-Catoir
Saarfeilser Großes Gewächs Riesling 2015, Weingut St.Urbans-Hof
Johannisberger Riesling Großes Gewächs Grosse Lage 2015, Weingut Schloss Johannisberg
Traiser Rotenfels Riesling Erste Lage 2015, Weingut Dr. Crusius
Hattenheimer Engelmannsberg Riesling Erste Lage 2014, Weingut Balthasar Ress
Spiegelberg Grosses Gewächs Grauburgunder Grosse Lage 2014, Weingut Heitlinger
Marcobrunn Großes Gewächs Riesling 2015, Kloster Eberbach
Wehlen Sonnenuhr Grosses Gewächs Riesling Grosse Lage 2012, Weingut S. A. Prüm
Hasensprung Großes Gewächs Riesling 2014, Allendorf
Hattenheimer Engelmannsberg Riesling Erste Lage 2015, August Eser
Binger Abtei Riesling Erste Lage 2015, Kruger-Rumpf
Scharlachberg Grosses Gewächs Riesling Grosse Lage 2015, Prinz zu Salm-Dalberg
Redling Weißburgunder Große Lage Großes Gewächs 2014, Weingut Bernhart
Reiterpfad Riesling Erste Lage 2015, Weingut Von Winning
Würzburger Stein Silvaner Erste Lage 2015, Weingut Bürgerspital zum Heiligen Geist
Kloppberg Grosses Gewächs Riesling Grosse Lage 2015, Weingut Winter
Hochheimer Stielweg Riesling Erste Lage 2015, Weingut Künstler
Hölle Großes Gewächs Riesling 2015, Weingut Künstler
Michelder Himmelberg Weißburgunder Erste Lage 2015, Weingut Reichsgraf und Marquis zu Hoensbroech
Michelfelder Himmelberg Riesling Erste lage 2015, Weingut Reichsgraf und Marquis zu Hoensbroech
Michelfelder Himmelberg Grauburgunder Erste Lage 2015, Weingut Reichsgraf und Marquis zu Hoensbroech
Kalmit Weißburgunder Weißburgunder Große Lage Großes Gewächs 2015, Weingut Kranz
Rosenkranz - Im unteren Kreuz Weißburgunder Große Lage Großes Gewächs 2015, Weingut Theo Minges
Godramsteiner Ochensloch Weißburgunder Erste Lage 2015, Weingut Münzberg Lothar Keßler & Söhne
Kloster Heilig Kreuz Weißburgunder Erste Lage 2014, Weingut Schloss Proschwitz Prinz zur Lippe
Wartberg "Sonnenstrahl" Grosses Gewächs Riesling Grosse Lage 2014, Weingut Kistenmacher-Hengerer
Heilbronner Stiftsberg "V" Grauburgunder Erste Lage 2014, Weingut Kistenmacher-Hengerer

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  10 Wines  from  1 Producers 

The 12th edition of the rare wine tasting of Kloster Eberbach featured a wide selection of wine originating in a unique vineyard. Situated on the border of the boroughs Erbach and Hattenheim, the “Marcobrunn” is one of the most famous vineyards of Germany. The terroir is truly exceptional: a south facing slope, very close to the borders of the river Rhine and a soil made of marl and glimmer. Very .early the great qualities of this vineyard has been documented. In the 1780s the later US President Thomas Jefferson classified the German vineyards and placed the Marcobrunn together with the Berncasteler Doctor on the highest level as First Growths

4m 23d ago

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  15 Wines  from  1 Producers 

The 12th edition of the January rare wine tasting of Kloster Eberbach featured a wide selection of wine originating in a unique vineyard. Situated on the border of the boroughs Erbach and Hattenheim, the “Marcobrunn” is one of the most famous vineyards of Germany.

The terroir is truly exceptional: a south facing slope, very close to the borders of the river Rhine and a soil made of marl and glimmer. Very .early the great qualities of this vineyard has been documented. In the 1780s the later US President Thomas Jefferson classified the German vineyards and placed the Marcobrunn together with the Berncasteler Doctor on the highest level as First Growths

5m 7d ago

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  32 Wines  from  29 Producers 

Château Margaux Pavillon 2013 / Bright yellow colour with green hue. Very elegant and persistant nose, mint, buxus, ripe peaches, fresh grapefruit, guava, hints of passion fruit and pineapple. Hints of toasted brioche and vanilla in the backgroune. On the palate well balanced with a lot of freshness and hints of salty minerality, elegant lemon peel character in the background. Great length "tout en finesse"

5m 27d ago

Les Forts de Latour 2006, Château Latour
Pauillac de Latour 2015, Château Latour
Pauillac de Latour 2008, Château Latour
Chateau Margaux Pavillon Blanc 2013, Château Margaux
Château Margaux Pavillon Rouge 2013, Château Margaux
La Clarté de Haut-Brion 2015, Château Haut-Brion
Virginie de Valandraud Blanc 2015, Château Valandraud
Le Carillon d'Angélus 2013, Château Angelus
Les Hauts de Lynch-Moussas 2015, Château Lynch-Moussas
Château Moulin-A-Vent 1990, Château Moulin-A-Vent
Château Pedesclaux 2015, Château Pedesclaux
Le Dragon de Quintus 2013, Château Quintus
Château Plince 2015, Château Plince
Château Nairac 2013, Château Nairac
Château La Tour Blance 2015, Château La Tour Blance
Château Siaurac 2012, Château Siaurac
Petit Faurie de Soutard 2015, Château Petit Faurie de Soutard
Château Lusseau 2015, Château Lusseau
Château Lafont-Fourcat 2011, Château Lafont-Fourcat
Château Pontac Lynch 2015, Château Pontac Lynch
Château Le Pin Beausoleil 2015, Château Le Pin Beausoleil
Château Lespault-Martillac 2015, Château Lespault-Martillac
Château Latour-Martillac 2015, Château Latour-Martillac
Château Lilian Ladouys 2015, Château Lilian Ladouys
Château Lamothe Bergeron 2015, Château Lamothe Bergeron
Château Roylland 2015, Château Roylland
Château Reynon 2015, Château Reynon
Château Moulin Riche 2015, Château Moulin Riche
Château Puygueraud 2015, Château Puygueraud
Château Ripeau 2015, Château Ripeau
Château Tour Maillet 2013, Château Tour Maillet
Château Monbrison 2015, Château Monbrison

Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  had a tasting of  22 Wines  from  8 Producers 

Switzerland is a small country concerning the wine production. Still most of the wines are consumed in Switzerland itself. However this part of the wine-world has great specialties to offer and shows a rich heritage of indigenous grape varieties. Chasselas, arguably the oldest grape variety in the world, is at home in this country. Known as Fendant in the Valais area or under regional Appellations on the shores of the lake of Geneva, this grape variety shows a huge diversity in styles and quality.

In addition the Valais is known for varieties like Petite Arvine, Amigne, Heida or Cornalin. The Italian speaking part of Switzerland, the Ticino, is featuring Merlot in different styles and the north-eastern part of the Helvetic republic is famous for its Pinots. Syrah and Chardonnay could be called the youngsters among the grape varieties but performing with great success. The winning wine of this tasting will be shown at the Lufthansa First Class Lounge in Munich during march 2017: Cayas Syrah du Valais Réserve 2013.

7m 42min ago

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