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  • Ronald tasting First Growth "A" Chateau Pavie 2018 with the owner in Saint Emilion

    Chateau Pavie 2018 tasting notes on futures and ratings “en primeur” by Ronald Rens, M.Sc., Wine Master, Bordeaux Expert

    Chateau Pavie 2018 The horses were working diligently to plough the vineyard at Pavie when we were there under a beautiful sunshine. For me there is always a special Dutch link with the chateau because Gérard Perse’s wife is from the Netherlands. Aromes de Pavie 2018 (17,5 points) Chateau...

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  • Ronald at Chateau Ausone, tasting the vintage 2018

    Chateau Ausone 2018 tasting notes on futures and ratings “en primeur” by Ronald Rens, M.Sc., Wine Master, Bordeaux Expert

     Chateau Ausone 2018 tasting notes and ratings Chateau Ausone 2018 (20- points) Ausone is unique in many ways. The chateau simply seems to dominate the village and the vineyards of Saint Emilion. And the wines produced here are among the best of the Right Bank, often leading the pack....

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  • Haut Brion 2018 9white wines)

    Chateau Haut Brion 2018 (white wines) tasting notes on futures and ratings “en primeur” by Ronald Rens, M.Sc., Wine Master, Bordeaux Expert

    Haut Brion 2018 white wines Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 2018 (white wines) La Clarté de Haut Brion 2018, serves as the second wine for both Haut Brion Blanc and La Mission Haut Brion Blanc (17+ points) Beautiful light golden yellow color with...

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  • Ronald Rens tasting the Haut Brion 2018wines

    Chateau Haut Brion 2018 red wines tasting notes on futures and ratings “en primeur” by Ronald Rens, M.Sc., Wine Master, Bordeaux Expert

    Haut Brion 2018 red wines Ronald tasting Haut Brion 2018 at the Chateau I tasted the Haut Brion wines in the professional tasting room in the tower of the chateau with Jean-Philippe Masclef, the Technical director of Haut Brion. My tasting here included of course Haut Brion, but also...

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  • Ronald Rens at Chateau Latour to taste the Latour 2018

    Chateau Latour 2018 tasting notes on futures and ratings “en primeur” by Ronald Rens, M.Sc., Wine Master, Bordeaux Expert

    Chateau Latour 2018 tasting notes and ratings Ronald tasting Latour with Hélène Génin, the technical director I tasted the Latour at the chateau with Hélène Génin, the technical director of the First Growth. Hélène explained that she had to fight the mildew as well. The vintage started out as...

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  • Angelus

    Chateau Angelus 2018 tasting notes on futures and ratings “en primeur” by Ronald Rens, M.Sc., Wine Master, Bordeaux Expert

    Chateau Angelus 2018 (19,5+ points) Angelus 2018 tasting notes and ratings Chateau Angelus is a bit hidden just outside of Saint Emilion. It has been said that in the old days on this property you could hear the church bells of no less than three churches sounding the Angelus...

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  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2018 tasting By Ronald Rens, M.Sc., Wine Master, Bordeaux Expert

    Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2018 tasting notes on futures and ratings “en primeur” by Ronald Rens, M.Sc., Wine Master, Bordeaux Expert

    Click here to see a video about tasting Mouton Rothschild 2018 from barrel Mouton Rothschild 2018 tasting notes and ratings The futures tasting at Mouton Rothschild is always a combination of theatrics and a warm family feeling. I was chauffeur driven from Mouton’s visitor’s center to the tasting room...

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  • Chateau Cheval Blanc 2018 tasting notes on futures and ratings “en primeur” by Ronald Rens, M.Sc., Wine Master, Bordeaux Expert

    Cheval Blanc 2018 2018 tasting notes on futures and ratings “en primeur” by Ronald Rens, M.Sc., Wine Master, Bordeaux Expert

    Chateau Cheval Blanc 2018 tasting notes on futures and ratings “en primeur” by Ronald Rens, M.Sc., Wine Master, Bordeaux Expert  “Cheval Blanc 2018: definitely my wine of the vintage on the Right Bank” Tasting the excellent Cheval Blanc 2018 with a very happy Pierre Lurton If the mood of...

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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2018 tasting notes on futures and ratings “en primeur” by Ronald Rens, M.Sc., Wine Master, Bordeaux Expert

    Lafite Rothschild 2018 tasting notes on futures and ratings “en primeur” by Ronald Rens, M.Sc., Wine Master, Bordeaux Expert

    Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2018 tasting notes on futures and ratings “en primeur” by Ronald Rens, M.Sc., Wine Master, Bordeaux Expert “Lafite Rothschild 2018, definitely my Left Bank wine of the vintage” Ronald with Eric Kohler the technical director at Lafite Rothschild The big smile on Eric Kohler’s face said it all...

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