Bordeaux 2015 tasting in Napa

This tasting took place in Napa in February 2020 just before the global pandemic took hold. This post though is not about Napa wine but the annual Institute of Masters of Wine tasting of the 2015 Bordeaux vintage in bottle, a tasting which travels to London, Napa and Sydney. The setting was the centrally locatedContinue reading “Bordeaux 2015 tasting in Napa”

Institute of Masters of Wine Bordeaux 2014 in bottle Sydney tasting

Last weekend, the annual Institute of Masters of Wine Bordeaux tasting in bottle of the 2014 vintage took place in Sydney. I expected this to be a much more popular event than the previous year’s tasting of the 2013s (you can read my reviews of that tasting here) which was a poor vintage. But inContinue reading “Institute of Masters of Wine Bordeaux 2014 in bottle Sydney tasting”

IMW Annual Bordeaux tasting – 2013 vintage

Held in Sydney by the Institute of Masters of Wine on the weekend, this was a first close local look at the 2013 vintage of Bordeaux. The 2013 vintage in Bordeaux was, of course, rather dire. It saw a dismal spring, an early summer and catastrophic flowering. The vintage culminated with tropical weather at theContinue reading “IMW Annual Bordeaux tasting – 2013 vintage”

Château Gazin L’Hospitalet de Gazin Pomerol 2010

Château Gazin.  Source: http://www.gazin.com It wouldn’t be a French chateaux website without the slight panic that ensues when the computer unexpectedly commences a classical musical soundtrack and parts of the screen start moving.  Château Gazin in Pomerol is no exception.  They make great wine though.  The L’Hospitalet de Gazin is the second wine of thisContinue reading “Château Gazin L’Hospitalet de Gazin Pomerol 2010”

Château Bonalgue Pomerol 2009

This appealingly affordable Pomerol is another good wine from the 2009 Bordeaux vintage.  It is fashioned by Château Bonalgue and is a blend of 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc.  Its aromatics remind of plums, spice, earth and cigar box.  The palate sees medium length and balanced flavours of earth, plum and cigar box.  ThisContinue reading “Château Bonalgue Pomerol 2009”