Modern Wines of Place?

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A common criticism of “modern” wines is that they are over extracted, oaky and jammy. We also hear that modern wines don’t express terroir, they are an expression of the winemaker’s hands in the cellar. I’ve always felt that I have a more classically leaning palate, that I prefer wines that are not too big … Continue reading Modern Wines of Place?

Cellar Note: 2000 Sarget de Gruaud-Larose

I should start by saying that I had this wine a few months ago at a Bordeaux tasting and was rather impressed. This bottle, unfortunately, did not live up to my expectations. The wine was garnet colored in the glass. There were aromas of plum, fig, peppercorn and forest floor. On the palate, I found … Continue reading Cellar Note: 2000 Sarget de Gruaud-Larose