Izak Litwar, owner and publisher of www.greatbordeauxwines.com
I've visited Bordeaux many times - the first trip was in 1984, followed by visits in 1985 (during harvest), 1987, 1988, 1990 and 1993. From 1995 I've visited Bordeaux every year in May/June. From 2000 to 2018 I went to Bordeaux twice, except harvest in 2002 and harvest in 2005 (visiting in March/April during primeur and in September/October during harvest). In 2015 and 2019, I've visited Bordeaux three times - during primeur, the second time in June (Vinexpo) and during harvest in September/October. Unfortunately, in 2020 there were no visits to Bordeaux because of Covid-19 virus wide-spreading in the whole world. Therefore, both 2019 barrel samples and 2018 bottles were tasted and rated at my home in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Since 2002 and starting with vintage 2001, I've participated every year in Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux primeur tastings of new vintage for invited journalists in March/April.
This is a website about Bordeaux describing harvests, vintages, including chateau profiles and tasting notes. A little chapter about Burgundy is there too. My impressions and tasting notes from every visit in Bordeaux and vertical/horizontal tastings are continuously published.
It's independent, non-profit and it costs nothing to check it out. No advertisements and no sponsor. The main purpose of this website is to share my impressions and TNs with fellow wine-lovers. Enjoy!
More about me - check out "About " chapter up in the top of the page.
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