Archive for the ‘Bordeaux 2011’ Category


Bordeaux 2011: a few surprises but mostly as expected

By Panos Kakaviatos BORDEAUX 2011 FROM BOTTLE – Park Hyatt Hotel, Washington D.C. (1/17/2014) - as posted on Cellar Tracker, but with a few score revisions one day afterwards. With some trepidation I tasted 2011 Bordeaux from bottle. It came after two “vintages of the century” in 2009-2010 and inaugurated three non vintages of the century […]

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Bordeaux 2011: tasting notes from barrel

Bordeaux 2011: a mixed bag where one can find some red wine gold nuggets – Calon Segur, anyone? VCC? – but the whites are your best bet.

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Tasting blind in real time at Château Branaire Ducru: 4 April 2012

Kudos to Chateau Branaire Ducru in St Julien for providing us with internet access as we sit and taste blind 34 wines from the northern Medoc. Since I liked Calon Segur so much, I am starting with the St Estephes today… And will post notes live so to speak, or at least just after. I […]

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Bordeaux 2011: Est-ce difficile?

April 8, Sunday. Back from Bordeaux and will create a new webpage with all the tasting notes this long weekend. The dry whites were often terrific, including Pavilion Blanc de Margaux and especially the whites of Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion, more successful to me at least than the red counterparts in 2011. […]

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