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The Many Faces of McLaren Vale

For over 130 years, the idyllic seaside region of McLaren Vale has been a cornerstone for South Australia, particularly for powerful Shiraz. This report covers McLaren Vale’s recent evolution, defined by wines of increasing subtlety and finesse, seen across Shiraz, and the region’s emerging status as a hotspot for exceptional Grenache.

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Cleaning Out the Cupboard: Bordeaux 1943-2020

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The Deep Bench of Gigondas

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The Pendulum Swings: 2012 Brunello di Montalcino

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Luján de Cuyo: Old Vines and a Patchwork of Soils

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2019 Barolo: Back on Track

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Burgundy 2021: The Market

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Servants of the Seasons: Burgundy 2021

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Never a Dull Vintage in the Northern Rhône

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2022 – The Year in Review

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Review of 2022

Vinous Table

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Moor Hall, Lancashire, UK

Moor Hall completely blew me away; lofty expectations surpassed and then some. It takes the best parts of its peers and combines them into something greater.

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Guido Ristorante, Piedmont, Italy

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Guido da Costigliole

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Wild Flor, Brighton, UK

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Eike, Stellenbosch

Vinous Favorites

2020 Marco De Bartoli Rosso di Marco

2020 Marco De Bartoli Rosso di Marco, 91 points

The 2020 Rosso di Marco (Pignatello, a local biotype of Perricone) opens with a fresh bouquet of crushed strawberries, roses and white pepper. It's round and supple, with dark red fruits and spices. Zesty acidity adds a sweet and sour twang as vivid notes of licorice fade. (EG)


Cellar Favorites

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1895 Cossart Gordon Bual

Few wines are as indestructible as Madeira. Plenty of 19th-century wines continue to thrive. Following a recent exploration of Frédéric Mugnier’s Chambolle Les Amoureuses, we finished with this fine 128-year-old Madeira that affirmed its time-bending properties.

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1974 Diamond Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow

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Napa in the City 2023

March 9 - 11, 2023
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