Bordeaux 2009: Worth the hype?

The inescapable Bordeaux PR machine has been rolling since the summer of 2009, when we first started to hear whispers about the potential of the vintage that was currently hanging on the vines. With the autumn, as the fruit was brought in, came more confident proclamations, which grew in strength over the following months. Now, as we are within touching-distance of the official press tastings, the buzz surrounding this vintage is all but inescapable.  Naturally, there is an element of hype in all this, but just how much still remains to be seen.

It seems that the conditions were right for the production of great Bordeaux; hot and dry at the right times, with cool nights and occasional rain, giving balance and aiding maturation. The resultant wines are said to be extremely concentrated, with huge, yet soft, tannins, giving them a plump, attractive nature, even when very young.

Our team of buyers and wine consultants will be heading out to Bordeaux next week to taste and assess the vintage and we are very much looking forward to finding out if this vintage is as great as it is supposed to be. The team will be blogging from the tastings in Bordeaux, updating us about the wines they have tasted and their views on the vintage. Make sure you follow our blog if you want to keep up-to-date with the latest information directly from Bordeaux. Or go online to register your interest at

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