August 2019

What does Grand Cru mean in Burgundy?

2020-09-02T15:11:47+01:00

The term ‘Grand Cru’ used in Burgundy refers to the top 33 recognised vineyards. These 33 vineyards cover 550 hectares of vines, which is approximately 2% of the total Burgundy area.(29000 hectares). Grand Cru can refer to red wine (356 hectares) or white wine (194 hectares). The original Grand Cru vineyards were mapped out [...]

What does Grand Cru mean in Burgundy?2020-09-02T15:11:47+01:00

February 2019

2009 Bordeaux, 10 years On….Was Robert Parker right to give 19 Chateaux 100 points?

2020-09-02T15:06:09+01:00

Last week I spent two fascinating days in London tasting and reviewing the top Bordeaux wines from the 2009 vintage. This was the '10 years on' tasting at Farr Vintners in their excellent tasting room in Battersea. With a similar format to the 2015 Bordeaux tastings we tasted the wines in flights of 11 or 12, [...]

2009 Bordeaux, 10 years On….Was Robert Parker right to give 19 Chateaux 100 points?2020-09-02T15:06:09+01:00
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