Tag: 2010 en primeur

An insight into Burgundy 2010

I have just emerged from under the cosh of preparing January’s Grand Burgundy Offer unveiling the 2010 vintage. This time of year is always very high pressure – firstly we need to taste the whole range of wines – around 500 of them – and prepare tasting notes; then there is the frantic whipping in […]

A Knight to remember! Dinner at Domaine de Chevalier

Whilst on a recent trip to Bordeaux for the 2010 En Primeur tastings, we had the great pleasure of spending an evening with Olivier Bernard and his wife, Anne, proprietors of Pessac-Leognan estate, Domaine de Chevalier. After a tour of the winery where Olivier outlined his winemaking ethos, minimal intervention to allow the personality of […]

Jancis Robinson and Simon Staples review 2010

Today it was the annual en primeur get-together, where our very own Simon Staples (aka @BigSiTheWineGuy) meets with  Master of Wine Jancis Robinson to discuss the current Bordeaux campaign. So, what did they really think of 2010?  Can it be compared to any other vintages? What are the bargains, and how did the First Growths fare? And most importantly, […]