Assessing the blend: 2011 Chateau Margaux
Me: “Paul, are you sure that sample is Merlot, it tastes a lot like Cabernet?” Paul Pontallier: “Yes absolutely it’s a Merlot, amazing eh?” Me: “Paul, are you really sure this isn’t a Cabernet?” Paul Pontallier: “Hmmm, no, not any more. Let me check…” It had started as a simple question in late Nov 2011 when I was at Ch ...
June 2013 - Market Report
Demand for the 2011 Ports accelerated in May. Jancis Robinson’s enthusiasm for the vintage was echoed by James Suckling, who calls it ‘a modern rendition of the 1966’, and suggests that vintage Port is ‘one of the best buys in the young fine wine in the world’. The Wine Advocate - very unusually - brought forward publication of its Port ...
Burgundy 2014 - Remoissenet, The Old and the New
Further coverage from the Burgundy 2014 vintage at FINE+RARE. James Matthias reports back from the cellars at Remoissenet Père et Fils, where he discovers time capsules of Burgundian history... A visit to the 14thcentury cellars of Remoissenet reveals gems from Burgundy’s past… Our recent trip to Burgundy gave us the chance to visit one of our favourite domaines, that ...
Bordeaux Wine Tour Report March 2012 (Day 3)
In early March 2012, FINE+RARE's Sales Director Jamie Graham, Events Manager Amanda Baxter and a small group of our customers embarked on our annual tour of Bordeaux. Amanda Baxter updates us on their trip. Day 3 A very decent departure time of 9am took us through the centre of Bordeaux into the often underrated Graves to complete our round up ...
Remoissenet - New Releases from the historic cellars
Remoissenet renowned for arguably the largest cellar of aged Burgundies on the planet have never released these wines on to the market and this therefore marks an exciting opportunity for the many fans of 2005 to buy wines that have remained unmoved in perfect storage in their Beaune cellars since it was produced. 2005 was one of the most iconic ...
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