Izak Litwar, owner and publisher of www.greatbordeauxwines.com
I have 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 2005 (visiting in March/April during primeur and September/October during harvest). In 2015 and 2019, I have been to 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. I didn't go to Bordeaux for primeur in March/April 2021, but I managed to visit Bordeaux for almost two weeks in November 2021.
Therefore, both 2019 barrel samples and 2020 barrel samples plus 2018 vintage in the bottle were tasted and rated at my home in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Since 2002 and starting with vintage 2001, I have participated without missing one year in new vintage's Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux primeur tastings for invited journalists in March/April.
This website is about Bordeaux describing harvests, vintages, including chateau profiles and tasting notes. A tiny chapter about Burgundy is there too. My impressions and tasting notes from every visit to 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 sponsors. The primary purpose of this website is to share my impressions and TNs with fellow wine lovers. Enjoy!
More about me - check out "About" chapter up at the top of the page.
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