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APRIL 4, 2016 Michel Rolland rants about the post-Parker world
Michel Rolland, the consultant wine maker based in Pomerol, really likes the 2015 Bordeaux vintage, which is currently being shown off en primeur in Bordeaux. When a journalist asked him if the vintage was an antidote to “Bordeaux bashing” it set him off.
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APRIL 4, 2016 Interview with Adrien Olivier of Domaine de Chevalier
The 2015 Bordeaux vintage looks to be one of the great ones, and on this visit to En Primeur my first interview was with Adrien Olivier of Domaine de Chevalier. Adrien’s father Olivier bought the domaine in 1983, so Adrien and his brother grew up on he estate.
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APRIL 5, 2016 St. Donat Estates Marga Furmint 2013, Hungary
As promised, here is another pretty Furmint. This one, from Csopak above Lake Balaton where light reflecting off the lake provides plenty of sunshine, the marly soil encourages growth. Aged in steel tanks and used oak barrels for 6 months. Clear pale husk colors the glass and subtle and warm aromas of bread and toast, hints of smoke, green apple and pear and a pleasant minerality. Flavors are creamy and rich, the palate is smartly sharp with a snappy floral ring along with a citrus edge.