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April 1 2024

Vintage report – Barolo 2020

Italy

  The northern Italian region of Piemonte is currently enjoying a golden age and has been blessed with a trio…

Written by Manon Millot

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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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December 21 2023

2022 Burgundy – How wrong we were!

Burgundy

In 2022 the Burgfest tasting of 2018 reds fell during the early days of the harvest.  I have clear recollections…

Written by Manon Millot

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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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January 11 2023

Vintage Report: Burgundy 2021 by Matthew Hemming MW

Burgundy

Chiselled whites with the sort of ‘proper’ structure that’s becoming uncommon in our era of solar vintages. Elegant and fine-boned…

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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