Issue 62 2018
160 ONE BOTTLE 2001 CHÂTEAU SUDUIRAUT SAUTERNES Andrew Jefford reflects on a single interesting bottle.
163 TASTINGS The distinctive World of Fine Wine tasting philosophy and protocol for both blind and open tastings, as well as the members of the permanent panel.
166 SAVOR CHAMPAGNE SOLERAS AND PERPETUAL RESERVES: THE MARRIAGE OF AGE AND YOUTH After a fascinating tasting, Anne Krebiehl MW, Michael Edwards, and Simon Field MW conclude that the use of fractionally blended reserve wines—whether in precisely depleted and replenished soleras or more fluidly maintained réserves perpétuelles—leads to some of Champagne’s most intriguing wines.
172 DÉJÀ BU 2014 BORDEAUX: AUSTERITY OR CLASSICISM? Michael Schuster introduces a tasting shared with Andrew Jefford and Stephen Brook of an inconsistent vintage that continues to divide opinion just as it did en primeur, with the best reds appealing more to traditionalists than modernists, while the quality of the sweet and dry whites should unite both camps.
192 DÉJÀ BU 2015 BURGUNDY: EXCEPTIONAL Neil Beckett introduces the most recent Burgfest tastings, with notes from Matthew Hemming MW, William Kelley, and Catherine Petrie MW, who were among the tasters pleasantly surprised not so much by the very high quality of the 2015 vintage for both whites and reds, but by the relative scarcity of overripe wines in this warm year and the freshness and structure of most of them.
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210 SAVOR AUSTRALIAN FORTIFIEDS: ESSENCES AND ELIXIRS Andrew Jefford, Alison Buchanan, and Margaret Rand enjoy the “undervalued, underappreciated brilliance” of a range of classic Australian fortified wines from Swan Valley and Rutherglen in Victoria and from across South Australia.
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