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An update on recent Bordeaux Vintages – Part 4

 

The 2003 vintage followed that incredibly hot summer when temperatures were up in the 40 degrees Celsius (well into the 100’s Fahrenheit) day after day, At Vinexpo, that pivotal wine fair held in Bordeaux every two years, iced water was the star of the show. There was very little … More

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An update on recent Bordeaux Vintages – Part 3

 

The 2000 vintage was much hyped. Everyone wanted a great wine for such a memorable year. Seemingly they were going to buy whatever. Thank heavens it turned out to be a fine vintage in Bordeaux. Indeed now as the wines are coming round it is being considered as an … More

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An update on recent Bordeaux Vintages – Part 2

 

Having considered the 1990 vintage, another important year from this decade is 1996. This was a highly acclaimed vintage upon release, and in particular acclaimed as classic on the left bank, as the ripening conditions and harvest favoured Cabernet Sauvignon, which is the dominant grape for appellations such … More

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An update on recent Bordeaux Vintages – Part 1

This week is the UGC (Union des Grands Crus) Tasting in Bordeaux. A multitude of industry professionals will descend upon Bordeaux to taste barrel samples of the highly acclaimed 2009 vintage. While we're preparing to make our first offer of Bordeaux futures from the 2009 vintage available to you … More

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2005 Red Bordeaux

We are hearing that the 2009 vintage is going to be in the same league as the icon vintage of the noughties, the much vaunted 2005’s. In his preface to the Master of Wine Tasting of no less than 124 wines, which was held in the Vintners’ Hall, London last … More

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