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2016 Bordeaux: 30 Top Values

Bordeaux’s 2016 en primeur campaign – the time of the year when the new vintage is sold as futures – is about to get heated. While most of the attention this spring will be focused on Bordeaux’s big guns, savvy readers will find much to like among the more modestly priced wines of 2016.

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Colgin Syrah IX Estate: A Complete Retrospective

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2015 Northern Rhônes: Outstanding Wines for the Long Haul

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2016 Champagne: Harvest Report

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The 2001 Red Burgundies at Age 15

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The Wines of Basilicata: Paradise Lost and Regained

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Sonoma’s Sensational 2015s Parts 1 & 2

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Domaine Leroy: The 2014s from Bottle


Larcis Ducasse Retrospective: 1945-2014

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Le Bréard, Honfleur, France

Honfleur is one of France’s prettiest, most charming seaside towns, and Le Bréard is its best restaurant.

Vinous Favorites

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2014 Rupert & Rothschild Classique, 90 points

This sophisticated Bordeaux blend from South Africa entices with scents of musky raspberry, pomegranate, tobacco leaf and milk chocolate. Its perfumed flavors of silky red berries, graphite and cedary oak are framed by ripe acidity and accented by an herbal note. (ST)


Cellar Favorites

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1991 Vilmart & Cie Brut Cœur de Cuvée

What a treat it is to taste Vilmart’s 1991 Cœur de Cuvée. Proprietor Laurent Champs opened two bottles on my most recent visit. The first was a relatively recent disgorgement from 2013, the second was the original disgorgement from 1999.

1990 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino

1996 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Falletto

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