Have I been here too long?

May 13th, 2014 @ 12:16am Jonathan Maltus Wine 0

The kindest thing that anybody said to me on the road, was in the States doing Masterclasses and Dinners (as is my wont!). A lady sidled up to me and said, “For a Frenchman - you know - your English is not so bad”. I have to say, as an Englishman, that that hits me on so many different levels!Nonetheless, an invitation to do a Masterclass for DECANTER Magazine in a grand hotel in London obviously gets my attention and support - especially when you have Château Léoville Barton, Louis Roederer, Brunello, and Contino featuring on the same venue

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WINE ENTHUSIAST: Solid ratings for WORLD’S END, 2010

September 22nd, 2014 @ 08:52am Jonathan Maltus Wine 0

The ratings on the 2010 vintage of WORLD’S END have just been released, with 94 POINTS for IF SIX WAS NINE, which, in terms of ‘Bang for the Buck’ is great.Neil’s just back from Napa having survived the habitual Air France strike by flying over the North Pole

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A night in with our 2010 World's End 'If Six was Nine' Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

September 24th, 2014 @ 07:25am Jonathan Maltus Wine 0

A night in with our 2010 World's End 'If Six was Nine' Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley...This heart warming dish to pairs beautifully with our  2010 'If Six Was Nine' Cabernet Sauvignon 94 POINTS WINE ENTHUSIASTA brooding Cabernet full of green and black olive, velvety cassis and cinnamon spice, this is ready to enjoy now

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From The US to Japan, Worlds End travels well

October 27th, 2014 @ 07:01am Jonathan Maltus Wine 0

We all know wine tastes just tastes different up in the air. Usually fragrant whites lose their aromatics and red wines tend to become more astringent. Again, as we all become savvier in the vino department, airlines are focusing a considerable amount of their resources on the tasting process in the quest of finding the right bottles for their passengers

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Top 6 highlights of 2014!

December 23rd, 2014 @ 02:48am Jonathan Maltus Wine 0

It’s a frosty morning here at Chateau Teyssier, a brisk walk around the grounds and you will see the vines are nestled into dormancy for the winter covered with a light coating of frost that reminds everyone that the holidays are finally here! Christmas is in the air and an excited energy fills the office that only this time of the year brings, and as always, it makes us reminisce on the highlights of the year that’s past

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1998 Le Dome officially a bucket list wine!

February 19th, 2015 @ 05:22am Jonathan Maltus Wine 0

In the latest edition of the publication 1001: Wines You Must Try Before You Die by Neil Beckett our 1998 Le Dome features.  Needless to say we are very excited about it! Here’s what they had to say: 

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En Primeur 2014: WINE ENTHUSIAST

April 3rd, 2015 @ 06:29am Jonathan Maltus Wine 0

2014: Top ten wines from Saint-Émilion and Pomerol96–98 Château Angélus 2014 Barrel Sample (Saint-Émilion). 96–98 Château Ausone 2014 Barrel Sample (Saint-Émilion). 96–98 Château Cheval Blanc 2014 Barrel Sample (Saint-Émilion)

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April 14th, 2015 @ 06:12am Jonathan Maltus Wine 0

2014 LE DOME 3rd after FIRST GROWTHS and AUSONE, level with CHEVAL BLANC and ANGELUS  'If it is a Cabernet year, it's also a Cabernet Franc year. There are estates that have had a fair amount of Cabernet Franc - and some with Cabernet Sauvignon - and some with the highest ever [proportions] in their blends

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April 16th, 2015 @ 07:11am Jonathan Maltus Wine 0

“It is, based on this barrel sample, a potentially excellent year for Le Dôme. Sometimes I wish I was one of those lifestyle bloggers. Can I have some more of this please? Oh, and can you open the 2005 while you are at it?” – Chris Kissack

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ROBERT PARKER 2005: Le Dome better with age!

June 30th, 2015 @ 07:06am Jonathan Maltus Wine 0

ROBERT PARKER - 2005 Bordeaux Retrospective Revisiting A Great Vintage At Age TenLE DOME showed that it can stand the test of time with an upgrading on its prior in-bottle rating of 96 (in barrel at 92-94) coming in at 98 POINTS. The wine was rated above PETRUS, PONTET-CANET, LEOVILLE LAS CASES, and MOUTON ROTHSCHILD and on the same level as LATOUR and PALMER

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Decanter December edition Cabernet Franc

November 13th, 2015 @ 12:00am Jonathan Maltus Wine 0

CABERNET FRANC: THE NEXT BIG THING CABERNET FRANC: THE NEXT BIG THING A snippet from Decanter Magazine December edition written by Ian D'Agata   It has been misidentified, misunderstood and misused for years, but finally the ‘other Cabernet’ is set to take its place in the spotlight

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Sensitive Winemakers, Unusual Routines & 2013 In bottle Review!

January 7th, 2016 @ 12:00am Jonathan Maltus Wine 0

Sensitive Winemakers, Unusual Routines & 2013 In bottle Review! 'Tasting the 2013 In Bottle Wines of Saint-Emilion' - Chris Kissack By the time I made it to Saint Emilion, after my tastings in London and on the left bank, I was beginning to realise just how much fine tuning the élevage needed in 2013

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2015: Conditions in which great vintages are born.

September 28th, 2015 @ 12:00am Jonathan Maltus Wine 0

 It has been a  dream summer for us Bordelais this year, throughout the past few months we have been cautiously optimistic and as September comes to an end our 2015 harvest kicks off and the anticipation of this promising vintage peaks!    The story so far:  2015 has been everything we’d hoped for with impeccable weather from spring time through to harvest

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"An extraordinary success story" - Navigating through difficult vintages.

August 12th, 2015 @ 12:00am Jonathan Maltus Wine 0

The Wines of Jonathan Maltus: Tasting & Drinking Posted by Chris Kissack - The Wine Doctor   2nd August 2015 My encounters with the wines of Jonathan Maltus have - apart from the widely distributed and good value Château Teyssier of course - were in the early days not that frequent

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Top 6: Our Highlights of 2015!

December 23rd, 2015 @ 12:00am Jonathan Maltus Wine 0

Let The Festivities Begin! Let The Festivities Begin! With the festive season well and truly upon us, it is time again for our Christmas bash - the entire staff (totaling 24!) turned out to celebrate at our local fav brasserie 'Café Cuisine', sipping on special vintages of the few remaining bottles of the Colonial Estates wines from Barossa

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VINOUS 2012: Which wine is the hidden gem?

January 14th, 2016 @ 12:00am Jonathan Maltus Wine 0

VINOUS 2012: Which wine is the hidden gem?   2 0 1 2  I N  B O T T L E  R E V I E W Vieux Château Mazerat 2012, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 95 Points – ‘Best of the best list’ – Antonio Galloni The 2012 Vieux Chateau Mazerat is soft, sensual and nicely layered in the glass, with plenty of bold, red-fleshed fruit, expressive aromatics and a totally sensual, inviting personality

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The rise and rise of VIEUX CHATEAU MAZERAT - VCM

May 5th, 2015 @ 05:36am Jonathan Maltus Wine 0

2012 in bottle by ROBERT PARKER, The Wine AdvocateWe bought this vineyard in only 2008, and from relative obscurity (albeit great neighbours). It has just now been pronounced by ROBERT PARKER in his Bordeaux 2012 WINES OF THE VINTAGE – one of 2012’S ‘MOST BRILLIANT WINES’

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Garagistes' Rediscover Terroir by Will Lyons, The Wall Street Journal

July 8th, 2010 @ 05:01am Jonathan Maltus Wine 0

Garage wines—remember those? They enjoyed their heyday in the late '90s and early noughties when the "garagistes," to give them their local moniker, created a style of wine that appealed to the international market to such an extent that, at one time, they commanded some of the highest prices in the world

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May 13th, 2015 @ 07:34am Jonathan Maltus Wine 0 Maltus

Le Dome 18+The depth and fruit-sweetness if this wine are absolutely superb. This is a rather perfumed Le Dôme with violets and roses leading the way, a sleek palate, closed and brooding in the middle, and very long and lithe finish bringing up the ear

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Linear explanation of our wines by Wine Exchange - LA, USA

July 15th, 2010 @ 08:22am Jonathan Maltus Wine 0

2009 BORDEAUX : The Wines Of Jonathan Maltus..............What can one say about Jonathan Maltus? First of all, he's one "stand up" vigneron who didn't get sucked up into the tremendous hype of the the 2009 vintage and follow the lead of other chateau owners

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