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2005 Bordeaux: Here and Now

It all started innocently enough with a few bottles of 2005 Bordeaux during lockdown. Then a few more, and then some more after that. Before I knew it I had tasted through a good number of the reference points. The wines were absolutely thrilling, just as I remembered from my last large tasting of the 2005s, about five years ago. One of my close friends suggested a comprehensive look back at the vintage, so here it is.

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Tuscany Odds & Ends

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Abruzzo and Molise: More Than Meets the Eye

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Wiston Estate & The Trouble With Dreams

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Interpreting Chenin Blanc

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Le Relais de Saulx, Beaune, France

Le Relais de Saulx served one of the best evening meals I had in Burgundy last year. I enjoyed its cozy and informal ambiance; it’s one of several recent additions to the Beaune restaurant scene that is refreshingly relaxed and unstuffy.


Ma Cuisine, Beaune, France

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Petersham Nurseries Café, UK

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Lorne – Meal Kit Dinner

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2019 Torre dei Beati Pecorino Giocheremo Con i Fiori ($22.00) 90

2019 Torre dei Beati Pecorino Giocheremo Con i Fiori, 90 points

This captivating Pecorino shows a bouquet of candied ginger with dusty florals, wild herbs, incense and crushed green apple. Silky and rich, yet balanced by stimulating acids and mineral-tinged orchard fruits, it tapers off spicy with a hint of sour melon that keeps the palate wanting more. (EG)


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1980 Domaine Hudelot-Nöellat Vosne-Romanée Les Petits-Monts 1er Cru

Invited to supper at a fellow wine scribe’s abode in Beaune last October, our host served this little gem from one of Burgundy’s less heralded vintages.

2014 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Bianco Santo Spirito Cuvée delle Vigne Niche

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