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February 2 2024

Bordeaux 2020: Southwold Tasting Report

Bordeaux

2020 is a remarkably consistent, extremely high quality, year for red Bordeaux.  The wines are much more classical – think…

Written by Matthew Hemming MW

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November 24 2023

Tasting Superstar Bordeaux: Chateau Canon and Chateau Rauzan-Segla

Bordeaux

Members of the Vinum UK team recently spent some time with Jean-Basil Roland from Chateau Rauzan-Segla and Chateau Canon tasting…

Written by Chris Kelly

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November 15 2023

Beausejour Duffau Lagarrosse: One of Bordeaux’s Great Terroirs

Bordeaux

In November 2023, the London team were treated to a tasting with Josephine Duffau-Lagarrosse of St Emilion’s Chateau Beausejour Duffau…

Written by Chris Kelly

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September 22 2023

The Bordeaux First Growths: The Left Bank’s Great Estates

Bordeaux

The five Bordeaux First Growths: Latour, Lafite Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild, Margaux and Haut Brion represent the pinnacle of winemaking on…

Written by Chris Kelly

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August 29 2023

Beyond Bordeaux & back again

Bordeaux

September's suite of fine wine releases from La Place de Bordeaux is now well established in our calendars.  As we…

Written by Matthew Hemming MW

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May 5 2023

Bordeaux 2022 vintage report

Bordeaux

The cellars of Chateau Montrose house one of the great 2022s. Having spent a week immersed in 2022 barrel samples,…

Written by Matthew Hemming MW

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April 18 2023

Tasting report: Bordeaux 2000

Bordeaux

A review of 2000 Bordeaux with the Jeroboam Club tasting group in Bristol: Chateau Roc de Cambes 2000:  Absolutely on…

Written by Lena Bruning

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April 14 2023

2022 Bordeaux: First Impressions Ahead Of The Upcoming En Primeur Campaign by Matthew Hemming MW

Bordeaux

During the week before Easter Vinum’s Vice Chairman, Lindsay Hamilton, and I spent a couple of days in Bordeaux.  We were…

Written by Matthew Hemming MW

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February 28 2023

Cheval Blanc Tasting

Bordeaux

On Wednesday this week, the Vinum UK team tasted through a range of wines from the Cheval Blanc stable with…

Written by Lena Bruning

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January 27 2023

Bordeaux 2019 – Full report from the 2023 Southwold tasting

Bordeaux

Bordeaux 2019: the vintage that nearly got away - Matthew Hemming MW The 2019 Bordeaux campaign nearly fell victim to…

Written by Matthew Hemming MW

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September 2 2022

Bordeaux 2018 – Full report from the 2022 Southwold tasting

Bordeaux

Having been interrupted by ‘you know what’ last year, in 2022 the Southwold Tasting returned to its usual January slot.  There…

Written by Matthew Hemming MW

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