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THE VINTAGEFrost and mildew made up the story of the 2016 growing season in Burgundy. Together they ravaged the Côte and led to a sharp diminution in volume. Fruit was thin on the ground.That's the bad news: little fruit; little wine. Yet so often little fruit also means lots of quality a…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
15 January 2018
Victoria and I were at lunch at Vintners Hall yesterday and with the beef main course were served 2002 Château Léoville Poyferré. It was utterly delicious and all the more fascinating since I knew that a case of it was among a tranche of worthies to be made live today on Gra…
View from Deans' YardChurch House in Dean's Yard in Westminster has become something of a regular venue for tastings various and I make my way there from Westminster tube on autopilot: a state that did not make me oblivious to the irony of a judas tree flowering within the yard itself.This was an an…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
03 April 2017
The day rose, quite literally, as fog smothered the Médoc this morning and it was only when the sun started to burn it away that the chateaux and, finally, vineyards, became visible, lifting like a soufflé out of the vapours. My arrival at Ducru was timely and my decision to stop …
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