Category Archives: Sémillon

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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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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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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Château d’Yquem 1976-2007 and some other wines

Earlier this spring I held a tasting of Château d’Yquem. Since I had more interested participants than the number I had seats for, I had to say no to a few thirsty souls, and I also knew that the date … Continue reading

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Château d’Yquem vertical with six vintages from 1983 to 2008

End of February, I arranged a tasting in a wine tasting club that I had been looking forward to for a long time, namely Château d’Yquem. Previously, I’ve only had the opportunity to taste Yquems one by one, so I was very curious to … Continue reading

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Bordeaux 2009 at the Union des Grands Crus, part 1: Sauternes

Every year in May, Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux arranges a visitors’ weekend for private customers, under the name Le Week-end des Grands Crus. The first day is a wine exhibition where the châteaux present the latest bottled vintage next to … Continue reading

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Sauternes 2008 at Union des Grands Crus in 2011

May each year, Unions des Grands Crus de Bordeaux arranges their annual visitor’s weekend for private customers. As of 2011, it’s called Week-End des Grands Crus, replacing the earlier name Week-End des Grands Amateurs, which perhaps came across more interesting than inviting to … Continue reading

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