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The Robert Parker Bordeaux 2005 Retrospective

Red Wine

The years between 2000 and 2010 produced some magnificent vintages of Bordeaux wine, including 2005, 2009 and 2010. Now ten years later celebrated critic Robert Parker has retasted the Bordeaux 2005 wines and has released his glowing retrospective report. In fact, a stunning twelve estates have received perfect 100-Point scores. The 2005 climatic conditions were significant for the development of ... Read More »

Bordeaux 2012: Robert Parker Re-Evaluates the Newly Bottled Vintage

Bordeaux Vines

The 2012 Bordeaux growing season was complex in the Bordeaux region. A dry winter was followed by a very wet spring with frequent cold spells. This led to lots of problems with the flowering and coulure, or the failure of berries to develop after flowering. In turn summer was hot and dry followed by a damp and soggy autumn. Ultimately ... Read More »

Chateau Pontet-Canet: Bravado, Innovation & Excellence Rewarded

©Pontet Canet at Night

With 81 hectares, about 200 acres, of vines, Chateau Pontet-Canet, 5th Classified Growth, is one of the largest estates in the Bordeaux appellation of Pauillac. Like most Bordeaux estates it has a complex, multi-family history. The estate was first founded in the early 18th Century by Jean-François de Pontet, the Royal Governor of the Medoc. His heirs added to the ... Read More »

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