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Bordeaux Hardcover – 5 Jun 2012


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Beautifully written and produced -- new definitive volume on Bordeaux 11 Sep 2012
By Joe the Critic - Published on Amazon.com
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I had previously enjoyed Robert Parker's Bordeaux opus, but it is sorely in need of an update, so I decided to give Oz Clarke's new book (published in 2012) a try. I'm impressed. His writing is eloquent, entertaining, and informative, and the book is a welcome companion to the recent great vintages that are just now reaching consumers.

There are a few key differences between Clarke's approach and Parker's. Clarke focuses on the region first, specific chateaux second, and specific vintages hardly at all. If you don't yet understand the difference between the Medoc, Graves, and St. Emilion, you will after reading this volume. In addition, Clarke's book is beautifully printed and illustrated in color, with detailed maps and high quality photos. Another difference is that Clarke doesn't believe in numerical scores and barely touches on specific vintages. As for which chateaux to seek out, he focuses mainly on the "affordable" (not cheap) end of the market -- wines priced between $15 and $100 -- rather than the classified growths. The only thing missing is more detail about which vintages of specific wines to seek out or avoid. It seems he may have pulled his punches to avoid alienating the Bordeaux establishment.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great, easy to read book on Bordeaux 12 Sep 2012
By Dog lover - Published on Amazon.com
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Fun to read. Love the personal touch in the writing and tips. Great overview of the region and its producers and wines.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Complete 7 Jan 2013
By Denise Hoffman - Published on Amazon.com
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What a great book for Bordeaux wine lovers or people that want to learn more about this region. It is very detailed and provides a lot of useful information about the various wines in the area. Especially when you are looking at whether to buy/keep certain wines. Oz Clarke knows his stuff and writes really well!!
A sumptuous book 25 Dec 2014
By Renato Baserga - Published on Amazon.com
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A sumptuous book. Lavishly illustrated, when I first received it, I was slightly turned off, I thought I had bought a coffee table book. But is is not . It is instead well written and examines the Bordeaux wines exhaustively, from the famous grand crus to the promising new arrivals. The author admits he grew up (like we all did) admiring the Medoc and Haut -Medoc wines, but admits it was a mistake and t hat the best wines from the Right Bank are just as enjoyable as the most severe from the Left Bank. But whatever... whether it is Chateau Margaux or Chateau Petrus, they are all treated in detail. If he wants to decrease the price of the book, some of the pictures (not the maps) are excessive, but I enjoyed the book as it is.. I recommend it very highly, like the Frankel's book I reviewed previously..
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Gorgeous!!! 26 Oct 2012
By taylor johnson - Published on Amazon.com
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absolutely beautiful book, recieved exactly what was expected, a brand new book-bought for a friend and very satisfied with product and timely delivery-thanx so much!
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