Wine reports


Published - 38 pages

Syrah truly hits its mark in the northern Rhone, an area that often goes unnoticed beside its more popular neighbor to the south. Yet here appellations such as Hermitage and Cote Rotie have rich histories of making beautifully long-lived wines. JJ Buckley's latest report highlights the acclaimed 2009 vintage while digging deeper to gain an in-depth perspective on the regions and wineries that comprise this noble region.

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2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Report

Published - 48 pages

Chateauneuf du Pape, despite producing some of the world's most evocative wines, still flies under the radar compared to other regions in France. After JJ Buckley's recent visit to the Southern Rhone, we were inspired to give this AOC the attention it deserves. Included are aging and vintage guides, extensive tasting notes on the just released 2009s and in-depth winery profiles.

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2006 Brunello Vintage Special Report

Published - 23 pages

2006 is shaping up to be a stellar vintage for Brunello di Montalcino. In JJ Buckley's latest special report, we explore the history, customs, and controversies of the region along with tasting notes for new releases and a guide to the styles of Brunello. Originally published March 2011, new notes and observations were added from our visit to Vinitaly.

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2010 Champagne Report

Published - 48 pages

In this report, we review the current vintages for the top Champagne houses. The report provides information which will allow emerging fans to know where to launch their exploration of Champagne, and enable current Champagne aficionados to delve a little deeper.

2009 Bordeaux Report

Published - 64 pages

In April 2010, JJ Buckley sent 10 wine specialists to Bordeaux to taste the 2009 Bordeaux vintage. We spoke with all the major players and tasted hundreds of wines. Our observations and tasting notes are available for free.

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