Category Archives: Bordeaux

Clos Puy Arnaud, some 2015s and 2016s

Clos Puy Arnaud is a Bordeaux producer in the Castillon area. Clos Puy Arnaud is located in the Castillon area on the right bank of the Bordeaux region, to the east of Saint-Émilion. Castillon is part of the Côtes de Bordeaux, on … Continue reading

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Some impressions of the 2014 Bordeaux vintage

Some weeks ago, Danish-Swedish online wine dealer Winefinder staged an interesting Bordeaux tasting in Stockholm, featuring one half primeur wines of the 2014 vintage and one half “already bottled” wines. The lineup was basically two vintages per producer. Since Bordeaux wines are generally … Continue reading

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Season’s end at Erik’s Wine Bar

Just over a week ago, Eriks vinbar, which unsurprisingly translates as Erik’s Wine Bar, finished their season. On the Stockholm wine map, this is one address that is just as pleasant as it is reliable. On this occasion, there were some extra … Continue reading

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Tasting of mixed new releases with a few heavy-duty Super Tuscans included

Earlier in December I tasted a selection of recent releases on the Swedish market. This type of “purchase a ticket and taste the wines at your own pace”-tasting is arranged a number of times per year by a Munskänkarna, a … Continue reading

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Château d’Yquem – 2011 versus 2004

On Monday, an email arrived from K. who invited to a quick delivery check of the newly arrived 2011 Château d’Yquem on Thursday directly after work, in company with a few other people who also like this type of wines. … Continue reading

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Mixed March news including three 2010 Syrahs and three Pinots

This Monday I attended a wine club tasting of March news from our dear Swedish alcohol monopoly Systembolaget. (Well, to me it as about as dear as the bread queues were to the good people of the Soviet union.) This … Continue reading

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Three French wines tasted from WIT tubes – two red and one sweet

I recently tested samples of three French wines shipped in 60 ml glass tubes WIT, where they are stored under inert gas. Last time I tried similar samples I explained the concept in more detail, and had some comments on … Continue reading

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Clos Puy Arnaud, modern right bank Bordeaux from Castillon

I recently tasted two wines from Clos Puy Arnaud at a (French-)Swedish importer by the name of Caviste, and I realised that I never translated last year’s tasting of three wines. Clos Puy Arnaud is located in the Castillon area on the … Continue reading

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Visit to Château Beau-Séjour Bécot in Saint-Émilion including a generous tasting of one (1) wine!

This story happened in Bordeaux in May this year, during Le Week-end des Grands Crus. This year a number of right bank properties, in Saint-Émilion and Pomerol, received visits on the Sunday. Our booker-in-chief booked three visits for our brave … Continue reading

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Visit at Château Pavie Macquin in Saint-Émilion with tasting of some other Thienpont 2009s

It’s been a while without any posts on Bordeaux, so I thought I should pull out some more notes from this year’s Bordeaux before 2013 has completely come to an end. During Le Week-end des Grands Crus in May I … Continue reading

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