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The Future’s Not What It Was: Bordeaux 2018

Having tasted en primeur during Spring for over 20 years, for one time only, I assess the 2018 vintage six months later than normal in September. The big question is this: Does 2018 truly belong among the legendary Bordeaux vintages?

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Accornero Bricco del Bosco Vigne Vecchie 2006-2015


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Exploring the Santa Cruz Mountains

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Marquis d’Angerville’s Volnay Clos des Ducs: 1920-2017

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Burgundy 2016 musigny

Through the Other Side: Burgundy 2016 in Bottle

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A Century - Not Out: Talbot 1919-2010

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Otto's, London, United Kingdom

It was an afternoon like no other: the theatre of Otto’s and Otto himself, the decadence of the food and this triptych of astonishing Pomerol. All of it would have been pointless without commensurate company, and the banter flowed as freely as the wine.

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Mt Sinai Charity Dinner

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Casa Cámara, Spain

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L’Express, Montréal

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Xaya, France

Vinous Favorites

2016 Querciabella Mongrana ($22.00) 89

2016 Querciabella Mongrana, 89 points

Querciabella's 2016 Mongrana is gracious and very pretty, with lovely floral and red berry character. This Sangiovese-based Maremma red blend has so much to offer. I would prefer to drink it young, while the fruit remains vibrant. Best of all the 2016 is a superb value for an estate wine. (AG)


Cellar Favorites

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1994 Domaine Ponsot Morey-Saint-Denis Clos des Monts Luisants Blanc 1er Cru

It is a pity that Aligoté must reside in the shadow of Chardonnay. Too often it is dismissed, not only by consumers, but winemakers themselves since many “forget” to show me their Bourgogne Aligoté during cellar visits.

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1994 Kanonkop Wine Estate Paul Sauer

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