Bordeaux 2010 – just around the corner

During the first week of April,  we will be travelling to Bordeaux to assess the 2010 vintage and will be publishing our vintage reports and tasting notes thereafter.

In the meantime,  we are all very intrigued by news coming out of Bordeaux currently that seems to indicate that the vintage is excellent again. James Suckling (formerly of the Wine Spectator) published a small piece on his blog, saying the following, which gives an indication of what we can expect:

Yesterday was an amazing day. I tasted a wine that is going to remain in my mind for a long time – 2010 Ducru-Beaucaillou. This is a phenomenal young wine with an insane texture of ultra-expensive cashmere. The wine is so caressing and gorgeous, but then there is a depth of fruit that is hard to believe. So much raspberries, currants and light wet earth with hints of dark truffles. There is such precision here. It’s already close to 100 points. I rate it 99-100. It’s better than 2009…I also stopped in at Latour and the wine is what you would expect.. It is super-focused and precise with an amazing clarity to it. I think that the 2009 was more full-throttle and intense, but the 2010 shows fabulous tannins that are so, so silky and beautiful, clear fruit. It’s almost minimalist in style compared to the baroque nature of the 2009. I scored it 98-99.”

So far, so tantalising. We very much look forward to tasting the wines, forming our own opinions and to letting you know our thoughts in due course.

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