Joseph Colin - The new Domaine on the Cote de Beaune Block
The family name Colin is a hard one to escape in the Cote de Beaune, with a handful of prolific producers dotted around Saint Aubin, Puligny and Chassagne Montrachet all sharing the name. Consumers could be forgiven for getting a little confused over which one is which! We caught up with Joseph Colin, the newest Colin to go solo, following ...
Pomerol: Small but Beautiful
Bordeaux: the foundation of any cellar. The greatest, and most famous wine producing region in the world. The heart of fine wine production. These are all arguable. And, conveniently, there is rather a lot of it. The average left bank chateau will have an annual production of up to 20,000 cases per year, and barrel cellars the size of football ...
2014: THE F+R PICKS. DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU
Along with Leoville Lascases, Ducru-Beaucaillou is arguably the best wine of St Julien, producing wines that can often match the first growths in terms of quality, and doing so with some panache. Bruno Borie has performed wonders here since 2003. The vineyard area has been roughly halved – only the best plots, those that surround the chateau, are used for ...
Leroy: Visiting a Living Legend
Last week the FINE+RARE team visited Lalou Bize-Leroy for our annual tasting of her latest releases. Buyer Jessica Bryans describes the quality, the history and the surreal - practically religious - experience... What can you say about such a legendary producer? Leroy: "Absolute Perfection" The critical acclaim for Lalou Bize-Leroy's domain speaks for itself: "Lalou Bize-Leroy stands virtually alone at ...
2011 Burgundy Vintage Report
Bud Cuchet, Camilla Bowler and I spent a hectic week in Burgundy at the beginning of December. The mission was twofold: firstly, to establish the quality of the 2011 vintage, much of which will be offered in January and secondly to sniff out some quality producers. We returned rather pleased on both counts. The vintage The 2011 growing season in ...
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