Jane Anson

Jane Anson's top 10 fine wines of 2015

Jane Anson, Decanter contributor and Bordeaux expert, muses over the top wines she tasted during 2015. Memorable back vintages of rare wines line up alongside the 2005 powerhouse vintage –…

Bordeaux, Chateau Margaux

Château Margaux 2005 Margaux, Bordeaux, France The famed Château Margaux is a 1er Cru Classé, first growth property, in Bordeaux. The 2005 vintage was heralded as a 5 star year.…

E. Guigal, La Mouline, Côte-Rôtie

E. Guigal, La Mouline, Côte-Rôtie, 1995 Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, France La Mouline is one of the top wines produced by Guigal, along side La Turque and La Landonne – collectively they…

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Château Léoville Las Cases 2005 St-Julien, Bordeaux, France To some, this is the best wine estate in St-Julien. Château Léoville Las Cases is one of the three Léovilles and is…

Château Canon

Château Canon 2001 Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France This famous St-Émilion is a 1er Grand Cru Classé (B) property, planted with 30% Cabernet Franc and 70% Merlot, is owned by Chanel who…

Chateau-Latour

Château Latour 1975 Pauillac, Bordeaux, France Forty years old, in an often-discarded vintage… sounds like the perfect challenge for Latour. And it manages once again to show just how good…

Château Canon

Château Canon 1964 Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France This famous St-Émilion is a 1er Grand Cru Classé (B) property, planted with 30% Cabernet Franc and 70% Merlot, is currently owned by Alain…

Remelluri Blanco 2013

Remelluri Blanco 2013 Rioja, Spain From the brilliant winemaking mind of Telmo Rodriguez, this field mix of Viognier, Chardonnay, Roussanne, Marsanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Garnacha Blanc, and Moscatel del Pais defies…

Château Haut Brion

Château Haut-Brion 1975 Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France Tasted at Haut-Brion with Jean-Bernard Delmas, who was making the wine in 1975. This has walnut-edged tones to the colour, and is surprisingly dark.…

Nyetimber, English wine quiz

I’m sure you’ve all seen the cartoon that’s doing the rounds this month, where a man is reclining in an armchair with a glass of wine. His wife is standing…

Michel Roux OBE talks to Heston Blumenthal

For the past six months, I have been cooking peas with a precision that had, until now, entirely passed me by. I can date back my awakening to March 2015,…

St-Emilion, Bordeaux

Châteaux Croque-Michotte, La Tour du Pin Figeac and Corbin-Michotte launched the St-Emilion classification complaint in January 2013, citing numerous inconsistencies and procedural errors in how they – and other chateaux…

Chateau Mirefleurs, Bordeaux Supérieur

Castel sells Bordeaux château Changyu Group has bought 90% of Château Mirefleurs, a Bordeaux Supérieur estate that also has the rights to the name Château Techeney, in a deal worth…

Saint Emilion marathon, Medoc marathon

Due to take place on March 13 2016 – a few weeks before the Bordeaux En Primeur tastings – the Fêtes les Vins Kms de St-Emilion will start and finish…

Duval-Leroy Champagne

Duval-Leroy has made the switch to vegan Champagne, said the family-owned house founded in 1859. It said it had achieved this by allowing the Champagne to ‘clarify’ naturally, by leaving…

La Brunella farm owned by Baroli in Barolo

Anson on Thursday: It’s a bit like buying a house and discovering a Titian hidden in the floorboards. When Silvano Boroli decided to break from his family’s De Agostini publishing…

Château de Rayne Vigneau, Sauternes, Bordeaux

Château de Rayne Vigneau sold Crédit Agricole’s wine arm, CA Grands Crus, sold the 84 hectare Château Rayne Vigneau to Trésor du Patrimoine – a specialist group already present in…

Haut-Brion, Le Clarence, in Paris.

Domaine Clarence Dillon, owner of Châteaux Haut-Brion, La Mission Haut-Brion and Quintus, officially opened Le Clarence restaurant last night (17 November). It is located in an 18th century hôtel particulier…