Neal Martin need no presentation. Ok, here’s one if you’re not familiar with the British wine journalist. His book on Pomerol does though. Neal has gathered a rather impressive amount of information surrounding Pomerol. Actually there’s never been a work of this extent on the commune previously. Released just before Christmas last year, [...]
When giving it a thought, there is a slight resemblance in the vintage pattern if comparing 1990-1995 and 2000-2005. 1990 was a great vintage in Bordeaux, a kind of a start of the modern era of the region. The following three years were poor, with 1993 as the least crappy. 1994 probably got more accolade than [...]
I’m a sucker for Merlot. Always have been. In many of my greatest wine experiences in life, Merlot have played an essential part. 1961 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion; my most awesome wine experience ever. 1982 Chateau Petrus. Yes, it is ok for grown-ups to cry. 1990 Chateu La Conseillante; Ought to be picturized under [...]
A much needed and longed for book is about to hit the shelves; Neal Martin’s Pomerol. For a Merlot guy like myself with Pomerol and Saint Emilion high up on the pinnacle, it is the ultimate christmas gift. If I can wait so long that is….
There’s something about Pomerol. Not because of all the [...]
Ingmar Bergman once said “I hope I never get so old I get religious.” I’m not there yet. Heck, I’m only 38. But that doesn’t stop me from becoming emotional from time to time. To look back and remember.
It’s a fine Sunday in the beginning of August. Sweden at its best. [...]
Blind tastings. What’s it good for? Is it just for the ego and a way to boost the self-confidence when nailing a wine? Or perhaps a need to separate the good tasters from the great? A sort of worshipping for wine geeks. Some would argue blind tastings makes no-one happy. Why compare wine? Is there [...]
A train ride. A beautiful woman. A bottle of Angelus. Remember the scene?
If you know your Bond movies I assume you nailed it before Angelus. Casino Royale. Nope, no Mouton, no Cabernet. We’re in Saint Emilion and Angelus is today one of the region’s bright shining stars. It’s not at Cheval Blanc or Ausone [...]
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