Tag Archives: the wine spectator

Fools and their money: Chateau Talbot

Now I am not going to knock Chateau Talbot which is a perfectly good and popular mid-ranked Bordeaux classed growth. And to its credit its price tag has always remained earthbound. All is relative. Humanity does, however, never cease to … Continue reading

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Bordeaux 2015: Making a Bigger Splash

For die-hard wine nerds this little chart from Liv-Ex makes interesting reading. Now, we all know that wine criticism is as subjective as an individual palate, but just like taking tasters out of their comfort zone with blind tastings and … Continue reading

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Dry January

There’s a lot of noise about Dry January at the moment. Even a last five minute slot on the Today Programme (go to 2 hours and 48 minutes) with A. A. Gill and David Yelland, yet another ex-alchoholic editor of … Continue reading

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Confused

  It is some time since I have noticed a really, senseless wine critique, but here’s one. “… it had a brilliant bouquet liquid rock, lead pencil shavings, smoke and black and blue fruits that flow to a full-bodied, concentrated … Continue reading

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Un rendez-vous with Mr Truth: Laurent Ponsot

The last time I met Laurent Ponsot he was about to embark on a trans-continental American motor-bike ride. He had the look too. Ten years on much has changed at the eponymous Domaine Ponsot in Morey Saint Denis. He still … Continue reading

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Well **** me backwards…

King Lear: “Callest thou me a fool, fool?” Fool: “Indeed Sire, all thine other titles thou hast given away. That, thou was born with.” I almost split my sides reading this in Decanter this morning, Billionaire wine collector sheds tears … Continue reading

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Painting by numbers

So which do you prefer? The hard, bold clinical lines of numbers, or the depth, nuance and colour of the painted text? Ok, it’s all slightly unfair, but I think well illustrated. I hate points. I simply do not understand … Continue reading

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