Tag Archives: UGC

A Cabernet year

I’m dashing between tastings at the moment so won’t report in full, but just from our tastings so far it’s becoming clear that on the left bank at least 2009 is definitely a Cabernet year. That isn’t to say that Merlot isn’t good, but generally Cabernet has performed better and this is being reflected in […]

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Reflections

On reflection the tastings yesterday become more and more interesting. Yes, we saw what will undoubtedly become great wines, but even at the top of the league there was variation. The problem, if we can call it that, was that winemakers had so much time to decide what to do – not all of the choices […]

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A good start to the week

We’ve arrived at Caronne Ste Gemme, our home in the Medoc for the early part of the week. Francois served 2000 with dinner – it’s a delicious mix of ripe fruit and attractive freshness. Let’s hope the 2009s age as well.

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Bordeaux 2009: UGC Tastings Start Next Week

The tastings in Bordeaux are an exciting and busy few days, when the entirety of the world’s interested wine-trade arrives in the region in a flurry of hire cars and notebooks. Exhausting, but exhilarating, this week offers the wine trade often its first opportunity to really get to grips with the vintage and draw their […]

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