The Wines of Bordeaux: Vintages and Tasting Notes 1952-2003 / Edition 1

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Overview

Written by the leading international expert on French wine, The Wines of Bordeaux is the authoritative guide to one of the most important and complex wine regions in the world. Sumptuously produced, with a wealth of color illustrations and stunning line drawings, this book covers all the vineyards of Bordeaux—from the largest and most famous châteaux to the smallest farmsteads.

Bordeaux is known for the quality, quantity, and variety of its wine. It produces twenty-five percent of the appellation contrôlée harvest in France—a great deal more than the Beaujolais, Burgundy, Alsace, Loire, or Rhône regions. It also produces all of the three main types of wine: red, dry white, and sweet white. Updating and augmenting Clive Coates's classic Grands Vins, this book shows that many of Bordeaux's wines are not only superlative but also affordable. Thirty-five years of traveling around the French vineyards has given Coates an encyclopedic knowledge of France and its wines. His love and respect for French wines is apparent as he imparts detailed information on the best vintages, tasting notes of the top wines, and up-to-the-minute advice for selecting best value wines. With clear wine descriptions that are accessible to both the uninitiated and the connoisseur, The Wines of Bordeaux increases the pleasure of traveling to this remarkable region and of selecting and enjoying its splendid wines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520235731
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 9/14/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Clive Coates, MW, was awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite by the French government, the Ruffino/Cyril Ray Memorial Prize for his work on Italian wine, and the title of Wine Writer of the Year for 1998/1999 in the Champagne Lanson awards. He has published The Vine, his independent fine wine magazine, since 1985. His books include Claret (1982), Wines of France (1990), Grands Vins: The Finest Châteaux of Bordeaux and Their Wines (California, 1995), An Encyclopedia of the Wines and Domaines of France (California, 2000), and Côte D'Or: A Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy (California, 1997), which won the Champagne Veuve Clicquot Prize, the André Simon Award, and the James Beard Award.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Part One — The Properties

Médoc
Haut-Médoc
Saint-Estèphe
Pauillac
Saint-Julien
Margaux
Moulis and Listrac
Graves: Pessac-Léognan
Graves du Sud
Sauternes
Lesser Sweet Wine Areas
Between the Rivers
Premières Côtes de Bordeaux
Saint-Émilion
The Saint-Émilion Satellites
Pomerol
Lalande de Pomerol
Fronsac and Canon Fronsac
Côtes de Castillon and Côtes de Francs
Bourg and Blaye
The Rest of Bordeaux

Part Two — The Vintages

2003 First Report
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997 plus Sauternes
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1990, 1989 and 1988 Sauternes
1989
1988
1986
1985
1983
1982
1981
1979
1978 and 1975
1970
1966
1961
1959
1959 Sauternes
1952

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  • Posted May 16, 2010

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    The Wines of Bordeaux by Clive Coates

    Clive Coates English MW (Master of Wine) is one of the world's great wine authorities and the leading international expert on French wine. Residing in Burgundy, specializing in French wines for over 25 years, his vast knowledge from a firsthand basis is presented in an easily understandable comprehensive manner

    Coates' lifetime of distinguished activity in this field has been recognized by the French government, which awarded him the Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite Agricole, His books include Claret, Wines of France, Grands Vins: The Finest Châteaux of Bordeaux and Their Wines, An Encyclopedia of the Wines and Domaines of France, and Côte D'Or: A Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy , which won the Champagne Veuve Clicquot Prize, the André Simon Award, and the James Beard Award, and his latest The Wines of Burgundy.

    For those that truly love wine, this book is indispensable for your personal library. A must read and/or reference for all that drink Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Carmenère, Red Meritage, Sauvignon Blanc or Sémillon from any place in the world. This encyclopedic guide takes us back to the basics: the wines from the Motherland.

    Bordeaux ,known for the quality, quantity, and variety of its wine, (all of the three main types of wine: red, dry white, and sweet white), produces twenty-five percent of the appellation contrôlée harvest in France

    The first 2/3 rd's of the book cover all the main estates in all the main growing areas in Bordeaux. The remaining pages consist of vintage assessments from 2003 to 1952.

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