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2006 Bordeaux Tasting Notes

by Chuck Hayward

Having tasted through many wines at this point, 2006 is a decidedly Chateau specific vintage. Some of the wines have high tannic acids without enough ripeness of fruit to back them, and this causes some unappealing astringency to the wines. Many start and finish well, but are a little hollow in the mid palate.

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The Lovely Helene Garcin

by Chuck Hayward

The gorgeous and talented Helene Garcin of Barde-Haut, Haut-Bergey, Branon and Clos l'Eglise Pomerol talks about her wines in the 2006 vintage.

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Bordeaux Rumors, Gossip, & Some Setting the Record Straight

by Chuck Hayward

It has been widely rumored that the prices in 2005 grew so out of hand because the Asian market is buying blindly just for the name on the label. Many of the top negociants in Bordeaux (who are allocated the lion's share of the first growths) have stated that this is simply not true.

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