This guide to French wine covers the best growers in every appellation. This edition includes specially commissioned detailed maps and vintage charts to indicate drinking and cellaring times for all of the wines.
I purchased the book blind because his great books have not been updated since 1995. I thought his book would help with more recent wines. What a waste, there was no Vintage information that I could find. A real pity.
Hopefully the writter will update his classics rather than this stuff
My expectations were (too) high , I was heavily disappointed.
As the name states , the book intend to be an encyclopaedia and this ambition to cover a lot of domains result in a very much telegraphic comment on each domains and a laconic description of the wines.
The maps which where very detailed in "Cote d'Or" are now in very nice colors but with a single map by region . Some maps are ok but maps as the one of "Northern Cotes de Nuits" are impossible to read. A good point is the precise description of the vintages, from 1988 to 1998 for each region.
May be my expectations were too high . This book remains a good introduction to the wines of France
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