My name's Izak Litwar, and I live in Copenhagen, Denmark. I'm a freelance wine writer who has been tasting and writing about wines since 1984.

From the very start, I have focused mainly on Bordeaux wines as I love them because of their many styles, hospitality, and beauty of Bordeaux town and surroundings.

My tasting experience of Bordeaux wines is based on nearly 40 years  (1984-2023) of visiting Bordeaux and many vertical/horizontal tastings with often 20+ vintages of a given château - f.i. Twenty-two vintages of Canon back to 1948 (1988), 18 vintages of Cheval Blanc back to 1928 (1988), 25 wines from the highly-heralded 1959 vintage (1989), Beychevelle, Certan de May, Latour,  Montrose, Palmer (18 vintages back to 1952),  Le Pin (12 vintages), Pontet Canet and Vieux Chateau Certan verticals in 10+ vintages,  (tastings taking place between 1990 and 1999), 65 vintages of  Yquem back to 1847 (2005), 30 vintages of Latour back to 1904 (2006), 19 vintages of Haut Brion/39 vintages of La Mission Haut Brion back to 1920 (2006), 10+ vintages of Palmer (2007), ten vintages from same chateau (2014) and eight vintages additionally in 2015, 10+ vintages of Beychevelle (2008), 14 vintages of Lafleur (2012),  and 10+ vintages of Montrose (2016), all tastings taking place in Copenhagen.

In November 2018, I participated in an extraordinary tasting of 21 wines from the 1918 vintage, where most wines showed verve and vitality due to their incredible lifespan. In May 2020, I tasted several fantastic wines from 1945 vintage.

In March 2020 in Copenhagen, I organized a tasting of 23 vintages from the top property in Pomerol, Trotanoy. It was a great experience!

In June 2022, I participated in the Cos d'Estournel (26 vintages) vertical and, in November of the same year, in the Ducru Beaucaillou (24 vintages) vertical. Both tastings were incredibly interesting and showed the great quality of the wines from both estates

I've tasted many old wines from Bordeaux - and among the highlights were - the oldest red Bordeaux I've ever tasted is Palmer 1965, the oldest sweet white Bordeaux I've tasted is Yquem 1947, and the oldest dry white Bordeaux I've tasted is Domaine de Chevalier 1941

I'm a member of several wine commanderies - Jurade de Saint-Émilion, Hospitaliers de Pomerol, and Commanderie de Bontemps á Medoc, Graves et Sauternes.

In May 1998, the only book I've written up to now, about Pomerol, only in the Danish language, was published in Denmark. 


I do review restaurants I've eaten at in Denmark and abroad - check out my reviews at www.tripadvisor.dk. You'll find them under two profiles - lit_copenhagen and Izak L.

My website - facts and information about www.greatbordeauxwines.com

In 2015, I hired a professional web designer (https://detlilledigitalebureau.dk) to replace my old website with a new one with a professional layout that was professionally constructed and written (Joomla). This new website kicked off on May 4th, 2015.

There are drop-down menus related to the navigation bar contents. This website is responsive, which means it adjusts itself whenever you see it on tablets (f.i. Ipad) and cell phones. It supports Android, Apple IOS, and Windows Phone.

My choice of chateaux in Chateau Profiles is strictly 100% personal. If I don't have more than five bottled vintages of a given chateau to write TNs about, then this chateau isn't included in Chateau Profiles, and tasting notes of its wines appear in Various Tasting Notes.

In Chateau Profiles, you will find a page describing the most important districts/communes in Bordeaux, including facts, the style of wines, pairings with food, and places to eat. You can access this page by clicking on every district/commune listed in the drop-down menu of Chateau Profiles. F.i. https://www.greatbordeauxwines.com/chateau-profiles/margaux

I've created Latest News (right column) to immediately pass the latest news to the reader.

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