Category Archives: Vintage Report

A Couple of Weeks to Save en-primeur

The 2014 Bordeaux en-primeur campaign started properly yesterday when the Sauternes Doisy-Daëne released its price. This was a fair start with this excellent estate releasing at the same price it has every year for the last 4 years. Today has … Continue reading

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The other side of 2013 – Sauternes & Barsac

The campaign to sell 2013 Bordeaux wines en-primeur was the most disastrous for 20 years, and possibly longer, but one group with more to be upset about than most are the producers of Sauternes. The damp conditions that blighted red … Continue reading

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A Vintage Year – 2011 Burmester Port en primeur

Most Port producers have declared that they will release a 2011 Vintage, the first to be universally declared since 2007. The quality is excellent, showing great fruit purity, yet built for the long term as the fine quality tannins are silky and well integrated – indeed some … Continue reading

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The Sage of Monkton Pronounces

Robert Parker’s assessment of the 2011 vintage in Bordeaux Indisputably the most influential critic of the Bordeaux market, Robert Parker Junior issued his initial pronouncements on the 2011 vintage on Friday.

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Bordeaux 2011 – A Vintage overview and some recommendations

Bordeaux 2011 – A Preliminary Overview from Someone Who Tasted by David Allen MW After spending four days as part of a group fully immersed in the bun-fight that was the 2011 en-primeur tastings and having had a few days now … Continue reading

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Bordeaux 2011 tasting notes

Bordeaux’s 2011 vintage has produced some lovely wines in a classic style. These may not be quite as thrilling as 2009 and 2010 but given that there are good indications that they may be priced lower than the last two or three … Continue reading

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Bordeaux 2011 – Bordeaux latest……

We are adding David Allen MW’s observations live, these can be found below: Wednesday 4th April  – Our principal day in the Médoc, starting with us waiting outside Chateau Lafite for them to open at 9.00!

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Bordeaux 2010 Vintage Report

Bordeaux’s 2010 vintage has produced many thrilling, age-worthy wines – these clearly rival the quality of the 2009s – but the vintage’s climatic extremes fashioned powerful wines that combine pure fruit components with classic tannic structures and acid profiles. Quick … Continue reading

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