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Christian Moueix Gives His Opinion on 2006

by Chuck Hayward

A few brief remarks from Christian Moueix on how he views the 2006 vintage. For those of you who are not familiar with him, Christian Moueix is the winemaker for some of the most outstanding wines in Bordeaux and the United States, the most famous being Petrus and Dominus. He also runs a very successful negociant business (under the name Jean-Pierre Moueix).

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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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Interview at Lascombes

by Chuck Hayward

Enjoy a video tour of the grounds, winery, barrel rooms and vintage bottle cellar (with bottles dating back to 1881) of Chateau Lascombes, one of the hottest up and coming Chateaux in Bordeaux.

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