Caroline Frey, oenologist and winemaker at Chateau La Lagune The 2005 vintage is being hailed as among best of the past century but there is always plenty of spin involved. Wine merchants throughout the world are ubiquitously fixated with en premeur sales of 2005 Bordeaux, blamelessly riding the wave of a frenzied market chasing a dream vintage. The Bordelaise propensity to embellish necessitates some recalibration after the vintage has ... read more >
Vinexpo logo Taste testing the best 2003 Bordeaux at Vinexpo had its pain and its pleasures... Curtis Marsh confesses all. I recently spent three grueling days tasting at the world's largest and most significant wine show, Vinexpo, with leading vintners from all over the globe massed at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Vinexpo has been held bi- annually in Bordeaux ... read more >
Bordeaux Wines, France Choosing the best out of Bordeaux from 2003. Continuing with my 2003 Bordeaux inquisition the following days tasting held by the Union de Grands Crus de Bordeaux here at Vinexpo was a more comprehensive representation of the Bordeaux communes with an impressive turnout from the northern Medoc appellation St- Julien. ... read more >