2012 Domaine de ChevalierPessac-LéognanGraves Cru Classé 0.75l White€82.20 €67.93One of the great names in Bordeaux Blanc, this wine is always beautifully fresh and very long-ageing. This 2012 is energetic and expressive with notes of grapefruit, mango and zesty orange fruit. A lovely structure; round and creamy, but not too soft, with honey and lemon flavours on the palate . One of the most succesful wines of the vintage and a 'must-have' for white wine lovers.
Posted: October 31, 2018|You would have thought that with over 20 harvests under my belt, (for Jacques is it over 40), we have seen it all and it is easy to blithely compare the current vintage to a previous one. The 2018 vintage was so bizarre that even the 2016 vintage which was another “Janus” vintage of one-half year wet and one-half year dry, makes for a difficult comparison.Read more
For the last year, I have spent time visiting ten extraordinary family-run wine estates throughout Europe researching a book on Great Wine Families which will be published this month by Lannoo in Dutch. I wanted to examine the changes that have happened in the wine world over the last few decades and understand the reasons why some producers have had enormous success and have risen to the top of the wine hierarchy. What are the ingredients that help some producers survive?Read more
Two factors have dominated the press regarding the 2017 vintage in Bordeaux: one is the devastating frost that hit Bordeaux at the end of April 2017 on three consecutive nights...Read more