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Bordeaux 2017 ratings: Jane Anson’s top scorers

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:24:25 +0000

Ratings and in-depth tasting notes on top Bordeaux 2017 performers in key appellations have today (24 April) been made exclusively available to Decanter Premium members.

See below to find out which wines scored at least 95 points following Jane's tasting of hundreds of en primeur wines.

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Barrels in the Château Lafite Rothschild cellars in Pauillac.

See which wines came out on top in this uneven vintage...

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DWWA Regional Chair for Argentina & South America: Paz Levinson

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:25:25 +0000

Paz Levinson is Acting Regional Chair for Argentina & South America at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards.

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Paz Levinson

Paz Levinson is a judge at the at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)

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Margaux 2017 en primeur scores

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:04:07 +0000

See Jane Anson's Margaux 2017 en primeur scores and tasting notes, exclusive to Decanter Premium members.

More appellations to follow.

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Harvest pickers in Margaux.

See the Margaux 2017 en primeur scores...

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Bordeaux Château Vieux Paquillon sold to mystery Australian buyer

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:46:58 +0000

An anonymous Australian investor has bought Château Vieux Paquillon in Montagne-St-Emilion to take advantage of Australia's current 'love affair' with Bordeaux.

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Vieux Paquillon sold to Australian investor.

Buyer says Australia is having 'love affair' with Bordeaux...

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Croft, Fonseca, Taylor’s, Sandeman join Port 2016 declarations

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:20:58 +0000

St George's Day in England marked a further flurry of Port 2016 vintage declarations, with Sandeman plus the Fladgate Partnership's Croft, Fonseca and Taylor's all joining the club.

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Port cellars at Taylor's, well-known for its vintage and wood-aged Ports.

Flurry of new declarations...

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Heitz Cellars sale: New president outlines priorities

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:02:20 +0000

The new president of Heitz Cellars, the renowned Napa Valley estate bought by billionaire businessman Gaylon Lawrence Jr, has outlined some of his early priorities at the estate.

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Heitz Cellar is now owned by Gaylon Lawrence Jr.

The sale of Heitz Cellars, announced last week, marks Gaylon Lawrence Jr’s first foray into wine, although his family has …Continue reading »

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Château Palmer drops price with 2017 release

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:41:35 +0000

Château Palmer has leapt from the blocks in the Bordeaux en primeur campaign by releasing its 2017 wine at a lower price than the past two vintages, to cautious early optimism from the market.

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Wines at Decanter's Palmer masterclass at the Fine Wine Encounter in London in November 2016.

Palmer, Coutet and Valandraud kick-start releases...

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English wines to try this summer

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:30:40 +0000

Try one of these English wines this summer, rated by our tastings team...

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Camel Valley vineyard.

Wines to celebrate with...

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Jefford on Monday: Châteauneuf – nuancing greatness

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:45:57 +0000

Andrew Jefford compares 2015 with 2016.

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Vines in Châteauneuf du Pape.

Comparing the 2015 and 2016 vintages...

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Top Margaret River wines from recent vintages

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:00:15 +0000

Peter Forrestal considers what makes this region of Western Australia so highly regarded, and recommends great wines for the cellar and for drinking, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc and even a Tempranillo.

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From Cabernet and Chardonnay to Tempranillo...

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在展会亲自递交葡萄酒样品 DAWA

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:06:45 +0000

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香港Vinexpo(2018 年 5 月 29-31 日)Decanter 展台 您可以将 DAWA 参赛葡萄酒样品(每款4瓶)亲自递交到香港 Vinexpo 的 Decanter 展台(LEVEL 1 • E27)。 Decanter 展台: LEVEL …Continue reading »

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Great white wines for summer

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:11:46 +0000

From quality Pinot Grigio to Spanish Txakoli, pick a wine rated by our experts and get it chilling...

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Find a great white wine to enjoy in the sun.

Get these wines chilling...

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Harrods opens lavish fine wine and spirits rooms

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:37:03 +0000

London luxury department store Harrods has opened its fine wine and spirits rooms, which include interactive features such as an 'aroma table' and were reportedly a 'multi-million pound' investment for the retailer.

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The Fine Wines room includes an 'aromas table'.

With interactive experiences...

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Extreme weather becoming the new normal – study

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:45:11 +0000

Extreme weather across many wine regions in 2017 may be more than a blip, according to fresh data from one of Europe's leading science agencies that says wildfires, droughts and flooding are becoming more common globally due to man-made climate change.

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Frost in Champagne

According to fresh data from one of Europe's leading science agencies...

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Best rosé wines for summer

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:04:06 +0000

Make the most of the summer sunshine with one of these top rosés, tasted by our experts.

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Enjoy a rosé this summer.

Make the most of the sunshine...

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Anson: Tasting note dilemmas

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:14:42 +0000

Jane Anson considers the mechanics of putting together a tasting note, and what factors she believes are worth considering.

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I’ve been thinking a lot about wine notes recently. Bear in mind that this is the period when I am …Continue reading »

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Petrus to launch counter-appeal against name ruling

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:16:43 +0000

Château Petrus has confirmed that it will file a counter-appeal against a court ruling allowing a Côtes de Bordeaux wine to carry the name Petrus on its label.

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Few wines can match the acclaim, and auction prices, achieved by Pomerol's Château Petrus.

Pomerol estate to appeal after seeing previous win overturned...

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What are tannins? – ask Decanter

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:55:34 +0000

What are tasters referring to when they assess tannins? And why are they important?

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What are tannins in wine?

What are tasters referring to when the assess tannins? And why are they important?

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Mas de Daumas Gassac red wines: Recent vintages tasted

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:04:29 +0000

See fresh tasting notes and ratings on the flagship red wine of this Languedoc 'grand cru' from 2010 to 2016, plus a barrel sample of the 2017 vintage, written by Andrew Jefford and available exclusively to Premium members.

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A view across Mas de Daumas Gassac vineyards.

From 2010 to 2016 inclusive, plus a 2017 barrel sample...

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Best wines for a barbecue

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:00:32 +0000

They can match a multitude of foods, are easy to find, in-expensive, can be chilled yet with enough punch to push through any food that has been above the coals for a length of time. Decanter.com looks at the best wines for a summer barbecue.

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We've got your barbecue wine needs sorted...

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