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Read an introduction to the Right Bank for the 2010 vintage by James Lawther MW.
Discussing the key themes of the vintage...
A river of the once universally loved New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has led some to decry the wine as one-dimensional and bland. James Lawther MW went to its heartland, Marlborough, in search of regional nuance
Francophile JAMES LAWTHER MW may be more used to clarets and Rhônes, but when we sent him to New Zealand, he felt right at home among the classic-style Bordeaux blends and Syrahs of Hawke’s Bay
From starting out as a harvest hand, Stéphane Derenoncourt has become one of Bordeaux’s star consultants, engaged by top estates here and around the world. JAMES LAWTHER MW joined him for a day
The wines may all say St-Emilion on the label, but the Right Bank satellites have a tough job stepping out of their neighbour’s shadow. JAMES LAWTHER MW asks whether their makers want to – or need to
After the reclassification and the court cases, one can understand consumer confusion. So, do the crus bourgeois even exist any more? JAMES LAWTHER MW explains all
The 1990s garage movement took the Bordeaux wine world by storm. JAMES LAWTHER MW asks whether the craze has staying power
Planning to treat yourself to a classed growth Médoc on Christmas Day? JAMES LAWTHER MW will turn instead to the better value Graves, and urges you to do the same, armed with his up-to-date vintage guide
An unknown St-Emilion grand cru, Château Badette, is to be offered for public auction by the commune of St-Emilion on 23 January 2008.
The de Boüard family, owners of St-Emilion premier grand cru classé Château Angélus, have taken a 50% stake in Château Bellevue, a former St-Emilion grand cru classé.
Champagne group Thiénot has taken a major stake in Bordeaux négociant CVBG Dourthe-Kressmann.
In Splendid Isolation: Some 400km from Perth, Western Australia’s Great Southern is a wild, untamed region. But so fine and vibrant are its wines that WA’s major players are going out of their way to move in, says James Lawther MW
Fenouilledes in fine fettle. James Lawther MW reports on a region described by Jancis Robinson, among others, as ‘the most exciting corner of France today’
At last: top 2005s you can afford. A fantastic vintage, says James Lawther MW
Margaret River is no longer a small backwater. With money flooding into the region, and great-value as well as top-quality wines now being produced, james lawther MW meets seven of the newest names who are raising the game for Western Australia��
A new country wine category for the south west of France, Vin de Pays de l’Atlantique, will make its debut with the 2006 vintage.
Its production is tiny, its wines expensive and hard to find, yet – or should that be hence – Château Lafleur is one of Pomerol’s most revered properties. By James Lawther MW��
Taking over the 450-year-old family business at Château de Beaucastel must have been a daunting prospect for Pierre Perrin, but he has taken the Châteauneuf property to still greater heights, writes JAMES LAWTHER MW
The 2004 vintage in Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the best since 2001, writes JAMES LAWTHER MW, with a minerally balance and freshness, and long ageing potential
An oak tree planted during the reign of Louis XIV has been sold to a Bordeaux cooper for €37,700.
Pessac Léognan property Château Cantelys has had 800 vines hacked down in a possible case of mistaken identity.
As in the rest of France, 2003 was one of the hottest ever experienced in Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage and St-Joseph. James Lawther MW finds out if the wines suffered.
Château Latour is ‘zooming’ off the shelves of one London merchant after releasing at €90 – one third down on 2003.
Bordeaux 1st growths Châteaux Haut-Brion, Margaux and Mouton-Rothschild have released their 2004 prices – all down a third on 2003.
Cape Mentelle winemaker John Durham is leaving after 21 years in a bid to get ‘back to the coalface’ of winemaking.
The Bordeaux 2004 en primeur campaign is sluggish despite the fact prices are 10-20% lower than the 2003 vintage.
Forget spicy Shiraz from Victoria and blockbuster reds from Barossa. Adelaide Hills is Australia’s most talked about region, with producers discovering its cool, moist climate is great for fresh, elegant wines. By JAMES LAWTHER MW