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Capbern Gasqueton 2010, St Estephe, Bordeaux, France

$40 from Nick’s. The second wine of Calon Segur (the lovers’ wine), this is a 73/27 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Intense dark ruby-purple colour, dense aromas of blackberry, black plums, hint of Indian spice and dark chocolate. This … Continue reading

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En Primeur 2013: Is the correction coming??

James Molesworth has written about tasting the 2013 Latour, the wines of Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A., and Pontet-Canet. It’s an enjoyable read, and I’d recommend it. Mouton – one of my favourite Pauillac wines, and yes, their great strategy … Continue reading

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Pichon Longueville Baron 1998, Pauillac, Bordeaux

The 1998 Pichon Baron has aged very nicely, and is well developed at 15 years of age. It has held on to its intense black ruby colour, with a garnet shade. A fresh robust nose after 3 hours of decanting, … Continue reading

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Destieux 2003, St Emilion, Bordeaux

At 10 years old, this bottle of Destieux has certainly racked up the miles on its way to Melbourne with the original importer label indicating “Liquidlink, California”. This is a blend of two-thirds Merlot, the rest made up with Cabernet … Continue reading

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Doisy Daene Blanc Sec 2010, Barsac, Bordeaux

$28 from Nick’s. Clear, pale lemon yellow colour. Youthful med+ nose, aromas of citrus florals, white peach flesh, cut grass. A med+ – full-bodied white blend of semillion and sauvignon blanc, plenty of fleshy acidity propping up flavours of white … Continue reading

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