Bordeaux, Bottle Notes

2000 Chateau Talbot – Bottle Notes

Chateau Talbot is a Fourth Growth Bordeaux estate in the Saint-Julien Appellation. The Chateau was acquired by the Cordier family in 2017. The present owners are Lorraine Rustmann and Nancy Bignon-Cordier. Stephane Derenoncourt is their consultant. Crimson in color. 13% ABV. Traditional nose of red fruits, leather, cedar and graphite. Medium body with acidity in spades. Ready to drink with…

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Bordeaux, Bottle Notes

2000 Pavie Macquin – Bottle Notes

The 2000 Pavie Macquin was the winning bottle in the November Installment of Pick My Next Bottle. The wine was decanted for 90 minutes and served with a homemade meat loaf. Chateau Pavie-Macquin gets its name from Albert Macquin, its 19th century owner. His descendants, the Corre-Macquin family, still own the 37-acre estate, which is in the Right Bank appellation…

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Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – 2000 Right Bank Bordeaux

The November installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on Bordeaux from the heralded 2000 vintage. Specifically, Bordeaux from the Right Bank commune of St. Emilion. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. 2000 was simply one of the…

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Bordeaux, Bottle Notes

2000 Clos du Marquis – Bottle Notes

At the end of the 19th century, Theophile Skawinski purchased Leoville Las Cases. Theophile Skawinski was the managing director of Chateau Leoville Cases. Skawinski passed his shares to Andre Delon, which is the start of the Delon family ownership in Bordeaux. At about the same time, Leoville Las Cases created one of the first official, “Second” Bordeaux wines with Clos…

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2000 Branaire Ducru
Bordeaux, Bottle Notes

2000 Branaire Ducru – Bottle Notes

The 2000 Branaire Ducru was the winning bottle in the September installment of Pick My Next Bottle. The wine was decanted for two hours and paired with a hearty beef stew. Chateau Branaire Ducru is a Fourth Growth Bordeaux according to the official classification of 1855. The 123-acre estate is in St.-Julien on the left bank of the Gironde River.…

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2000 Bordeaux
Bordeaux, Bottle Notes

Pick My Next Bottle – 2000 Bordeaux

The September installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on Bordeaux from the heralded 2000 vintage. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. 2000 was simply one of the best vintages ever in Bordeaux. It was the first vintage…

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