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The Finest Wines of Bordeaux by James Lawther, Hugh Johnson

The Finest Wines of Bordeaux


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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. This is the perfect book for anyone who loves claret and wants to find out more about the most famous wine region in the world, Bordeaux. A beautifully presented, lavishly illustrated and very handy book, it is packed with information about the best châteaux. After an introduction by Hugh Johnson and an explanation of the terroir, there is detailed information about the history and production of each vineyard as well as a selection of the finest wines of each producer.  With handy guides to each vintage of the past thirty years and ‘top ten’ lists ranging from the best dry whites to the best châteaux to visit, this is a truly mouth-watering book.


The Finest Wines of Bordeaux by James Lawther, Hugh Johnson

Bordeaux has long symbolized the peak of prestige for French wine. Yet despite its outstanding reputation, the region has remained relatively closed to consumers, as forbidding as the highest chateau gates or the most tannic of its young wines. In this highly approachable, beautifully illustrated guide, Master of Wine James Lawther draws on his insider's knowledge to open up Bordeaux. He has identified the 90 producers with the finest wines and the most interesting stories to tell, taking us inside their chateaux and offering intimate portraits of both the properties and the people who shape this fascinating region. This guide, the third in the acclaimed Finest Wines series, from Hugh Johnson's award-winning team, brings the region to life more vividly than ever before. Authoritative, bang up-to-date, and full of actionable information, this essential guide is required reading for all wine lovers and makes a handsome present.


'It's well written, authoritative and beautifully produced'
Daily Express

'This is an admirable introduction to the region, concise but authoritative.'
Evening Standard

'This is the perfect book for anyone who loves claret... beautifully presented, lavishly illustrated and very handy.'
Good Book Guide

'For anyone seriously interested in Bordeaux, the most famous vineyard region in the world, this book is a must...this is probably the most up-to-date, authoritative book on the region'
Drinks International

About the Author

James Lawther MW passed the Master of Wine examination in 1993. He has been based in Bordeaux for the past 15 years, tasting widely and making the region his specialty. He is a contributing editor of Decanter magazine, a contributor to The World of Fine Wine, and author of The Finest Wines of Bordeaux and The Heart of Bordeaux.

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Publication date

25th September 2010


James Lawther, Hugh Johnson

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Aurum Press Ltd


320 pages




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