Jane Anson

Jane Anson

Jane Anson is Decanter’s Bordeaux correspondent and has lived in the region since 2003. She writes a monthly wine column for Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, a weekly column for DecanterChina.com, and is the author of Bordeaux Legends: The 1855 First Growth Wines (also published in French as Elixirs). In addition, she has contributed to the Michelin guide to the Wine Regions of France and was the Bordeaux and Southwest France author of The Wine Opus and 1000 Great Wines That Won’t Cost a Fortune. An accredited wine teacher at the Bordeaux École du Vin, Anson holds a masters in publishing from University College London, and a tasting diploma from the Bordeaux faculty of oenology.

Roederer awards 2016: International Feature Writer of the Year

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Lafite 1988

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, 1ere Cru Classé 1988 This was a vintage that remained tight and closed for a long time. They are just starting to drink this at the chateau apparently,…

Lafite 1998

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, 1ere Cru Classé 1998 Easy vintage until September, when conditions in the Médoc particularly became humid, which meant accelerating the harvest (it was one of those years when…

lafite 2008

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, 1ere Cru Classé 2008 This vintage had the bottle engraved with the Chinese symbol for 8, to commemorate the planting of the Penglai vineyards in China. Just…

Bordeaux Second Wines

It’s easy to be cynical about second wines in Bordeaux. Prices have risen in recent years, so you are likely to pay the same for many of them, especially from the…

Miraval 2016 label, Pitt, Jolie

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s winemaking partners at Château Miraval have printed labels for the estate’s Provence rose 2016 wine. The labels state that the wines has been bottled by…