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A Rare Glimpse Inside Haut-Brion
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Form and Function in Russia • A new winery on the Black Sea wins acclaim for its bold and eco-friendly design
The Heat Is On • Despite hotter weather, Germany’s 2019 vintage delivered balanced, intense Rieslings
A PRINCE, A CASTLE And A QUEST • Robert de Luxembourg is writing a new chapter in the legendary story of Château Haut-Brion
The Quest • “Our lives had been turned upside down.”
The Castle • “I was not given the keys right away.”
The World • “Every new venture educated us and benefited the whole business.”
The Tale • “I’ve discovered [the history] and really rewritten it over the past few decades.”
A Time-Tested Terroir • Haut-Brion’s history is linked to its soil
A Steady Path at Domaine Clarence Dillon • Anchored by its first-growth, the company diversifies
Tasting Domaine Clarence Dillon • Profiles of the portfolio’s top wines
Recent Releases From DCD • The chart below represents senior editor James Molesworth’s recent blind tastings of the wines. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews using the online Wine Ratings search.
Reviewing Domaine Clarence Dillon Wines • This chart represents on-release scores (and prices) unless otherwise indicated. Estate wines are grouped by grand vin, then second red, then white wine, where applicable. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews using the online Wine Ratings search.
ALL Together NOW • Gather with loved ones over elegant easy appetizers from Bay Area restaurants Michael and Lindsay Tusk
Caviar Brioche With Crème Fraîche
Toast Points With Anchovy and Whipped Butter
Sunchoke and Brown Butter Vellutata
Pumpkin and Mushroom Arancini di Riso
SOURCE LIKE A CHEF • Local produce and top-quality products, like Michael’s picks below, will take these dishes over the top. Use it as a conversation piece, just like the Tusks do in their restaurants. After all, Michael says connecting guests with the people and places behind the wine and food—and watching their faces light up in response—is what it’s all about. “Those are the little things that make the stresses of being in the restaurant industry worth it.”
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
EXPLORING SIPPING RUM • THE SPIRIT OF SUGAR CANE IS COMING INTO ITS OWN AS A FAVORITE POUR FOR CONNOISSEURS
PARSING CANE SPIRIT
A SELECTION OF SIPPING RUMS
RIPPLE EFFECT • Innovations in Portugal’s Douro Valley are lifting quality across the country
Gillian Sciaretta’s Recommended Wines From Portugal • Nearly 225 wines were reviewed for this report. A free alphabetical list is available at WineSpectator.com/PortugalAlpha113021. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews for all wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings search.