Taste Of Some Greatest Juice

How many full days of tasting would be just good enough for you? I would say Two days on 6-7 November 2013 were not too quite enough to most.

It was the Decanter Tasting “The Fine Wine Encounter” in London and I was happily tipsy re-tasting some fabulous wines and experiencing some of the fabulous new ones as well.

Despite London is probably not the hometown of the world’s best wineries, I bumped into quite a few well-known wine makers at the venue:  such as Fabrice Bacquey whom completed his first vintage at Chateau Phelan Segur in 1997; Vincent Millet whom joined Calon Segur from Château Margaux in 2006;The Muga family from Bodegas Muga and so many more from different Domaines.

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How cool to catchup with Steven Spurrier again after our dinner at Château Smith Haut Lafitte in the Pessac-Léognan this summer. It’s definitively inspiring how focus Steven is re-tasting wine till the end of day. We were saying we will meet again at The Grand Tasting in Paris again in 2 weeks time. Always a great learning time with steven indeed.
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In on of the 2 tasting room
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Corbieres anyone keen?
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Icewine is always Painful but so delicious. Imagine picking grapes at -10degree when everyone
is sleeping. The Peller’s Cabernet Franc Ice wine was so explosive, with complex spices and lime freshness.
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For the sweet tooth… To see my note on thevery delicious Burmester Colheita 1966: https://carolforest.com/2013/11/01/daily-wine-and-bread-burmester-colheita-1966/
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Lots and lots of heart of 2006,2009. Heart always stays at CalonSegur as winemaker Vincent Muller said

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trying some Muga’s hard work, their Gran Reserva
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The dense and graceful 2005/2010 Montrose encounter again. Montrose, Always a charmer!
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catching up and re-tasting some the delicious wine with wine maker Fabrice Bacquey whom completed his first vintage at Chateau Phelan Segur
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2005, 2007 vintage of the legendary Heitz ‘s carbernet Martha’s vineyard. Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet remains a consistently complex, well-defined. Every wine lovers got t0 try this once “cult wine” winery’s wine.
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