Tag Archives: Bordeaux 2010

Bordeaux 2008-2011: Union des Grands Crus Tasting

Yesterday, three of our team were lucky enough to taste at the UGC tasting, hosted at the Somerset House in London. Sixteen of the leading Châteaux in Bordeaux showed their wines from the 2011 vintage, as well as the 2010-2008 vintages. This was a great opportunity to see how the 2011s are coming on a […]

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Bordeaux 2010: Châteaux Mouton-Rothschild and Margaux

We are very excited to be able to offer two of the wines of the 2010 vintage online – 1st growths Château Mouton-Rothschild and Château Margaux. Demand is very high for those wines so time is of the essence! 2010 Château Mouton-Rothschild, 1er Cru Pauillac £3,960.00 per case of 6 in bond This wine is arguably […]

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Bordeaux 2010: the finishing straight

It has been a long and drawn out affair, but the Bordeaux 2010 season is now reaching its climax with the release this week of the First Growths and top wines from the Right Bank. The last couple of days have seen the release of some of the more sought-after and talked-about wines from the vintage, […]

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2010 Bordeaux – Today’s Releases

  It’s been a busy day in the office today, with a few of the most popular and sought-after wines being released, including Montrose, Lynch-Bages and Pichon Longueville (Baron). It was inevitable, after the slow start to the campaign, that we would see some days where it seems almost non-stop, but it certainly makes life […]

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2010 Bordeaux release: Jonathan Maltus’ single vineyard wines

Recognised worldwide as one the top garagistes winemakers in St Emilion, Jonathan Maltus bought Château Teyssier in 1994 and put it on the wine map very quickly, mainly by investing in the winemaking technology he found in theNew World, building two brand new wineries. He continued buying neighbouring parcels of vines, producing single vineyard wines […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Release: Grand Puy Lacoste

Probably one of the most talked about properties this year, Grand Puy Lacoste has produced an extraordinary wine this year. Described as follows by Robert Parker, who gave it 93-96 points: “The greatest Grand Puy Lacoste since the 2005, 2000 and 1990, the fabulous 2010 reveals all the hallmarks of this estate. It boasts a […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Releases: Gloria, Moulin St Georges & Smith Haut Lafitte

A busy morning today and with the promise of more to come, as there are just a few days until Vinexpo starts in Bordeaux and another potential lull in proceedings. 2010 Château Gloria, St-Julien £312 per case of 12 bottles in bond Described by Robert Parker as “a full-bodied, big, thick, well-proportioned, super-endowed Gloria”, the 2010 […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Release: Leoville Barton

The first release, at the beginning of what promises to be a busy few days, is a perennial favourite of our, Léoville Barton.  This is a property that rarely fails to impress and 2010 was no exception; this was a concentrated wine, but exceptionally pure and well balanced. 2010 Château Léoville-Barton, Cru Classé St-Julien £849 […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Releases: Dom. de Chevalier, Malescot and Fonbel

Another busy morning, with a spate of releases first thing, including the tremendously reasonably priced Château Fonbel from the same stable as Château Ausone. Domaine de Chevalier has also released both its red and white wines, resisting the temptation to raise the price much from last year – making them both a very good prospect […]

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Wine of the day and Bordeaux 2010 release: Cantenac-Brown and Le Gay

Today’s wine of the day is a beautifully mature and silky Rioja – Reserva Riojas have to be aged for a legal minimum of 3 years, including at least 1 year in barrel (generally American oak), which produces the soft, smooth, vanilla-scented style that has made Rioja so popular. 2004 Campillo Reserva, Rioja £85.00 per […]

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