Bordeaux 2011 – Day Two

Sat on the terrace of our kind hosts at Caronne Ste Gemme and reflecting on our second day of tasting 2011 Bordeaux 2011 En Primeur Tasting Day TwoBordeaux, we are definitely starting to get a better idea of this vintage for the (top) Médoc properties.

A lot of the wines we tasted today were very much faithful to the Châteaux’ styles but some stars definitely shone brighter than others. Some of our personal favourites were Montrose, The three Léovilles, Mouton and Pontet-Canet.

Didier Cuvelier’s assessment of the vintage was nice and straightforward: “2008++”, while Thibault Pontallier was quite confident that it is similar but better than 2006 at Château Margaux.

Tomorrow we visit the rest of the big Médoc names, and taste the rest of the left bank properties before heading off to the right bank. If Denis Dubourdieu’s thoughts on the quality of the Merlots prove right, this should be another great couple of days!

Ludovic Surina

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