2023 Sweet White Bordeaux Sauternes Barsac
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by Jeff Leve
2M ago
All of the following 2023 Sauternes and 2023 Barsac wines were tasted in Bordeaux in April in non-blind tasting conditions. Most of the wines were tasted at the property. However, I also tasted several wines at Negociants, and Consultants, as well as with various trade groups. 2023 Bastor Lamontagne – Sauternes – Candied lemons, pineapple, marmalade, and white peaches with honey on the nose are perfect for the medium-bodied, fresh, sweet, palate. This lighter, fresher, Sauternes is a nice wine to pair with savory courses, or serve as an aperitif. Drink from 2026-2040. 91-93 Pts 2023 Broustet ..read more
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2023 St. Emilion Wine Buying Guide, Tasting Notes, Pt. 3, Wines M-Z
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by Jeff Leve
2M ago
All of the following 2023 St. Emilion wines were tasted in Bordeaux in April in non-blind tasting conditions. Most of the wines were tasted at the property. However, I also tasted several wines at Negociants, and Consultants, as well as with various trade groups. Whenever possible, the wines were tasted on more than one occasion. Because we have tasting notes for close to 160 different, 2023 Saint Emilion wines, this report has been divided into 3 separate articles. Part 1 features wines A-D, and Part 2 includes 2023 Saint Emilion wines E-L. 2023 Magnan la Gaffeliere -St. Émilion Grand Cru -F ..read more
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2023 St. Emilion Wine Guide over 160 Wines Tasted, Pt. 2 Wines E-L
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by Jeff Leve
2M ago
All of the following 2023 St. Emilion wines were tasted in Bordeaux in April in non-blind tasting conditions. Most of the wines were tasted at the property. However, I also tasted several wines at Negociants, and Consultants, as well as with various trade groups. Whenever possible, the wines were tasted on more than one occasion. Because we have close tasting notes for close to 160 different, 2023 Saint Emilion wines, this report has been divided into 3 separate articles. Part 1 covers wines A-D, and Part 3 features 2023 Saint Emilion wines M-Z. 2023 Faugeres -St. Émilion Grand Cru -Quite flo ..read more
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2023 St. Emilion Wine Guide, Ratings Vintage Analysis Part 1 Wines A-D
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by Jeff Leve
2M ago
All of the following 2023 St. Emilion wines were tasted in Bordeaux in April in non-blind tasting conditions. Most of the wines were tasted at the property. However, I also tasted several wines at Negociants, and Consultants, as well as with various trade groups. Whenever possible, the wines were tasted on more than one occasion. Because we have close tasting notes for close to 160 different, 2023 Saint Emilion wines, this report has been divided into 3 separate articles. Part 2 covers wines E – L, and Part 3 wraps everything up with wines M-Z. 2023 Adaugusta -St. Émilion Grand Cru -Forward ..read more
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2023 Saint Emilion Satellite Appellations Wine Guide
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by Jeff Leve
2M ago
All of the following 2023 St. Emilion Satellite Appellation wines which include 2023 Lussac Saint Emilion, 2023 Montagane Saint Emilion, 2023 Puisseguin Saint Emilion wines were all tasted in Bordeaux in April in non-blind tasting conditions. Most of the wines were tasted at the property. However, I also tasted several wines at Negociants, and Consultants, as well as with various trade groups. 2023 Brenon Becot – Puisseguin-St. Émilion – Black cherries, raspberries, flowers, and citrus shine in this medium-bodied, forward, early-drinking charmer. Enjoy this over the new term for all of its up ..read more
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2023 AOC Bordeaux Red and White Value Wines
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by Jeff Leve
2M ago
All of the following 2023 Bordeaux Red and White AOC wines were tasted in Bordeaux in April in non-blind tasting conditions. Most of the wines were tasted at the property. However, I also tasted several wines at Negociants, and Consultants, as well as with various trade groups. 2023 Alto de Cantenac Brown – Bordeaux – Ripe pineapples, white peach, tangerine, and white flowers create the perfume, and the core of the wine. The palate is round, fruity, lush, and fresh, with a pineapple, and lemon peel-focused finish. The wine was produced from a blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, and 10% Semillon. Dr ..read more
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2023 Cotes de Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur Wine Report
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by Jeff Leve
2M ago
All of the following 2023 Cotes de Bordeaux wines were tasted in Bordeaux in April in non-blind tasting conditions. Most of the wines were tasted at the property. However, I also tasted several wines at Negociants, Consultants, or with various trade groups. 2023 Balthus – Bordeaux Supérieur – Chalky, ripe, dark, red fruits, licorice, black cherries, espresso, and dark chocolate nuances are ripe, fresh, round, and chewy. You can enjoy this with pleasure on release. Drink from 2026-2034. 89-91 Pts 2023 Dame de Coeur du Château Peyfaures – Bordeaux Supérieur – Soft, supple, early-drinking charme ..read more
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2023 Lalande de Pomerol Guide to the All the Best Wines
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by Jeff Leve
2M ago
All of the following 2023 Lalande de Pomerol wines were tasted in Bordeaux in April in non-blind tasting conditions. Most of the wines were tasted at the property. However, I also tasted several wines at Negociants, Consultants, or with various trade groups. 2023 Canon Chaigneau – Lalande de Pomerol – Red fruits, licorice, dark cocoa, spice, and espresso form the core here. The wine is medium-bodied, forward, and a bit oaky on the palate at the moment, as well as over-extracted. If the wine better integrates, it will be a better wine. The wine blends 93% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Malb ..read more
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2023 Pomerol Wine Buying Guide Notes, Scores on 72 Wines
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by Jeff Leve
2M ago
All of the following 2023 Pomerol wines were tasted in Bordeaux in April in non-blind tasting conditions. Most of the wines were tasted at the property. However, I also tasted several wines at Negociants, Consultants, or with various trade groups. Several of the wines were tasted on more than one occasion. 2023 Beauregard – Pomerol – Chocolate, flowers, black cherries, plums, spice, truffle, and licorice nuances open the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, polished, fresh, dark, and chewy, with chalky, dark red pit fruits, along with touches of orange rind, espresso, and cocoa on the backe ..read more
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2023 Haut Medoc Listrac Moulis Wine Buying Guide
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by Jeff Leve
2M ago
All of the following 2023 Haut Medoc, 2023 Listrac, and 2023 Moulis wines were tasted in Bordeaux in April in non-blind tasting conditions. Most of the wines were tasted at the property. However, I also tasted several wines at Negociants, Consultants, or with various trade groups. Whenever possible the wines were tasted on more than one occasion. 2023 Agassac – Haut-Médoc – Soft, fresh, fruity, and round, with sweet currants, cherries, licorice, espresso, and floral notes in the nose, and on the palate. The wine is crisp, juicy, soft, and vibrant on the palate, and in the finish. Drink from 2 ..read more
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