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View full post titled - 'Wine Advocate Bordeaux 2015'

Wine Advocate Bordeaux 2015

Neal Martin Headlines

1)  2015 excellent vintage although not as consistent as 2009 or 2010. Possibly beating the 2005s.

2)  Margaux, Pessac-Leognan, St Emilion and Pomerol produced the best wines.

3)  Top 2015s compete with top 2009 & 2010s.

Posted by Cult Wines on 29 April 2016

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View full post titled - 'En Primeur 2015 Releases: Week One'

En Primeur 2015 Releases: Week One

This week has seen several releases from the Petits Chateaux, including Chasse Spleen which was first out the starting blocks on Tuesday morning. An encouraging lead release, with ex-negociant price up 10.3% on the 2014 vintage, whilst the releases that followed showed an average increase of 8.9% on the previous year. 

Posted by Cult Wines on 29 April 2016

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View full post titled - '10 books every wine lover should read'

10 books every wine lover should read

Become a fully-fledged oenophile with these bedside-table must-haves

Posted by Rachel England on 29 April 2016

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View full post titled - 'Cold snap threatens Burgundy vines'

Cold snap threatens Burgundy vines

Severe and ‘extremely rare’ frosts have hit the entire length of Burgundy, although the extent of the damage to vineyards is not yet known

Posted by Rachel England on 29 April 2016

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View full post titled - 'Margaux 2015 billed ‘wine of the vintage’'

Margaux 2015 billed ‘wine of the vintage’

Merchants have declared Chateau Margaux to be 2015’s ‘wine of the vintage’, according to Liv-ex

Posted by Rachel England on 27 April 2016

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View full post titled - 'Is this the best wine list in France?'

Is this the best wine list in France?

While in Bordeaux tasting the 2015 we had the pleasure of visiting Univerre for a dinner.

Posted by Lukasz Kolodziejczyk on 26 April 2016

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View full post titled - 'Pape Clement rockets 35% after Parker bestows 100 points'

Pape Clement rockets 35% after Parker bestows 100 points

Despite stepping out of the Bordeaux limelight, it seems Robert Parker’s influence is as strong as ever

Posted by Rachel England on 26 April 2016

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View full post titled - 'Retail Offer: Leoville Las Cases 1983'

Retail Offer: Leoville Las Cases 1983

Exclusive Cult Wines Retail Offer: Leoville Las Cases 1983 - £600 (3x75cl) / £1,200 (3x150cl).

Posted by Lukasz Kolodziejczyk on 26 April 2016

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View full post titled - 'Cult Wines Bordeaux 2015 En Primeur Report Released'

Cult Wines Bordeaux 2015 En Primeur Report Released

The Cult Wines team have recently returned from Bordeaux where they have tasted through the 2015 vintage.

Posted by Cult Wines on 21 April 2016

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View full post titled - 'Bordeaux 2013 buzz grows'

Bordeaux 2013 buzz grows

As the Bordeaux 2013 trade becomes physical, trade has picked up for low-priced labels on the secondary market

Posted by Rachel England on 21 April 2016

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